We are getting so excited for Halloween ! Little & Middle cannot wait for their school costume parades and to go trick or treating. This weekend we decorated tons of pumpkins and bought all of our candy (and sampled plenty too). Whether you’re throwing a Halloween party or just looking to add a little spooktacular fun to school lunches or after school snacks this week, I’ve found tons of cool Halloween treats online. I’m thrilled to share some of my favorite finds, and you will NOT believe how easy some of these are!
Clean and Scentisible has the easiest idea with these Ghost Milk Cups. All that’s required to make these bad boys are clear plastic cups and a black Sharpie. Just draw on your best ghost face and pour in the milk. Doesn’t get much easier than that. But I love that it adds a little fun Halloween twist to their morning cup of milk.
Again, we see what the Sharpie marker can do with these ghoulish cheese stick and fruit cup friends. Perfect to pack in their lunch.
Serve These Bagels of Doom from the editors of Family Fun Magazine. If you’re having a Halloween party these would be adorable to serve. I’m going to serve these for breakfast on Friday. Simply make a sandwich on a bagel with cream cheese or peanut butter (use a little extra to add on the candy eyes) and then add in plastic fangs.
Last year, I surprised my kids with these spooky witches’ fingers and they were a huge hit. They’re on the menu for tomorrow night. All you need is a package of hot dogs, store bought crescent roll doll and pepperoni.
Everyone’s favorite Double Stuff Oreo Cookies become even more spooktacular when they’re turned into spiders using pretzel sticks and chocolate candies for eyes. This is the after school snack for today.
One of our most favorite desserts is S’Mores and these Monster S’mores cooked under the broiler from Say Yes couldn’t be more adorable.
Monster Mash Mix: For a bit of crunch and salt mix up your own monster mix (we like to use SKINNY POP POPCORN, goldfish and pretzels) and put it all in a cauldron (that can easily be found at CVS or Walgreens). Adds instant spooky fun to your table or snacktime.
Banana Ghosts and Clementine Pumpkins: If you want to keep your snacks totally healthy but still have a little fun, the clementine pumpkins (above and below) are perfect for you. One Little Time shows how all you have to do is peel the clementines and then add a tootsie roll or a sliver of a green apple or celery for the stem. Bananas can easily be turned into ghosts with a few chocolate chips. Your kids will think they’re so cute they won’t even realize how healthy they are.
We can’t get enough of these awesome apple smiles from Listotic. So totally clever. Apple & Peanut butter with a few mini marshmallows are the only ingredients required!
Boo Pops: This is an easy Halloween activity for the kids! All you need is a bag of tootsie pops, a roll of white paper towel (or white paper napkins), dental floss and a sharpie. Place the paper towel over the tootsie pop, wrap it around and tie with dental floss or other string. Let the kids create the face. These are great for an activity at a party or to give away as the favor or just to goof friends.