I love Halloween and Avery and I are having so much fun with it this year now that we are in the world of elementary school which brings parties and carnivals galore! This is also the time of year where magazines get even more tempting than normal so that is why when Family Fun got in touch with me with some adorable spooky treat ideas to share with you all, I could not pass it up! Let’s get started!
DEEP SPACE CUPCAKES
When these aliens invade a classroom party or family gathering, earthlings will cheer. To make them, prepare a batch of your favorite cupcakes. Tint prepared white frosting with green food coloring, then top each cupcake, using the spreader to form a pointy chin. Roll the frosted tops in a bowl of green sugar sprinkles. Add white Good & Plenty candies for the eyes.
Here’s a hauntingly tasty idea for Halloween dinner. First, top a premade pizza crust with pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella. To make the spider, cut a pitted black olive in half lengthwise. From another olive, cut 8 thin slices for the legs. Set the spider pieces in place (tweezers make this easy). Bake the pizza according to the instructions on the crust’s package. Meanwhile, cut a ball of fresh mozzarella into ¼ inch-thick slices. With a paring knife, trim away bits of cheese to form head and arm shapes. With 3 minutes of cooking time left, set the ghosts on the pizza, then finish cooking. Remove the pizza from the oven and add bits of olives for eyes. Serve warm.
Counteract candy overload with this veggie-packed Halloween snack. To form a mouth, cut a slit along one side of a snow pea, beginning and ending about 1/2 inch from each end, as shown. Cut tongues from red bell peppers or carrots sliced on the diagonal, then slide them into the slit. Insert fresh or frozen corn kernels for teeth.
These monster morsels, topped with slices of smoked salmon or avocado, let your family enjoy a feast of sushi without a scary restaurant tab. Serve them with soy sauce for dipping. (Specific ingredients and directions available upon request.)
Let this melon monster make a scene at your Halloween bash. To create it, cut open one end of a watermelon and scoop out the flesh with a large spoon or melon baller. Trim a zigzag edge along the top, and cut eyes and a mouth. Add horns by securing leftover melon pieces with toothpicks. Fill the head with bite-size fruit—we used melon cubes, sliced strawberries, blueberries, and grapes—and add more pieces spilling out of the mouth.
Aren’t they so fun? They are perfect for a Halloween party, class snack or carnival! I love them all!