Halloween is a joyous time for kids and a fun day dedicated to dressing up. But it's also a time to flex your creative muscles.
Whether you are hosting a party for a group of children or just entertaining your own kids, below are some fun food, candy and craft ideas for your little ones.
Homemade (and No-Bake) Twix Bars
These tasty chocolate bars will have you second guessing your candy store run. By emphasizing the buttery shortbread cookie and adding in sea salt, these no-bake treats may be better than actual Twix bars.
Lashes and 'Staches
With the help of some double-sided tape and cut-out card stock, your kids could be decorating pumpkins with eyebrows, eyelashes, mustaches, goatees and sideburns. If you plan on placing their finished pumpkins outdoors, swap out the cut-out card stock for craft foam.
Homemade Candy Corn
This is a Halloween favorite that you can buy from most stores (Brach’s Candy Corn is delicious) but this homemade recipe is just as good. Make sure you knead your sugar syrup-based dough on top of a piece of parchment paper to avoid getting food coloring on your hands.
Chocolate Candy Pie
This versatile dish is topped with a variety of chocolate candies and can be stored in the freezer and transformed into a frozen dessert or you can stick it in the refrigerator for something a little softer.
This is a yummy treat that your kids can create and then eat. Made out of white chocolate covered pretzels and marshmallows, let your little one craft the spookiest ghoul and then devour it.
These are not actual pumpkins. In fact, they are tangerines topped with cucumber or celery (your choice). This healthy snack gives your little ones a break from all the processed sugar while still offering a sweet treat.
Popsicle Stick Monsters
Let the kids help you decorate your house with these easily crafted monsters. Not only can you place them throughout the house but you can save them for the next monster themed party you decide to host.
Mummy Meat Loaves
These mummies may look like sweet cupcakes but they are actually savory mini-meat loaves topped with mashed potatoes and peas.
Topped with olive eyes and a red pepper tongue, your little ones will love this colorful and delicious sandwich that you put out on display.