Scary Easy Ideas for a Spooktacular Halloween Party
It's never too late to organize a super simple Halloween Party. This year I hosted our annual neighborhood party and tested out some frighteningly easy Halloween snack recipes. They must have been a hit, because my little ghosts and goblins didn’t let out a single boo in protest. Now that I have my fifth party under my (witch's) hat, here are a few tricks for how to host your own Halloween Party.
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Get everyone in the Halloween spirit by serving some of these spooktacular treats.
Scarecrow Snack Mix Recipe
This seasonal snack mix is a blend of sweet and salty and tastes like pure Halloween fun - it’s also a great way to use up all that extra candy corn that you can’t stop eating. This year, we used a little bit of the following:
- Pretzel Squares
- Caramel Corn
- Reese’s Pieces
- Chocolate Graham Crackers
- Candy Corn
- Mellowcreme Pumpkins
I kept filling a big bowl with little bits until I created something that looked about right. You can get creative with this mix -anything sweet or salty would do. I can imagine adding chocolate chips or a dash of Halloween sprinkles would be amazing.
Candy Corn Punch
Halloween is one of those times that I say “good bye” to our regular “sugar aware” diet and this punch definitely embraces this!
There is no exact science to this spirited concoction. I mixed equal parts orange juice and sparkling water to achieve this seasonal hue. You could probably also add some orange soda if you wanted to increase the sweetness a bit. For a little extra, I froze pineapple chunks in an ice cube tray and let them float. As they melted, they gave the punch a bit of a kick! I garnished each cup with a swirl of whipped cream and tossed a few candy corns on top of that for good measure.
Chocolate Covered Apples
Those candy apples in the shops always look so amazing. You know the ones - those giant orbs of caramel goo that call to you at every time you enter the supermarket. Once we bite into them, I am instantly filled with regret and my daughter is basically covered head to toe in candy. This year I learned my lesson - in order to avoid the mess I dipped slices of apple in chocolate and decorated them with Halloween sprinkles. They took about 5 minutes to make and were a huge hit at the party. You can switch chocolate for caramel pretty easily- the best party is there is almost zero waste!