Today we rounded up a few ideas to put some fun into your Halloween Party or just to share with your own goblins and ghouls. 25 of our favorite fun Halloween Food ideas.
Last Halloween, I signed up to volunteer at my Daughter’s Classroom Halloween Party. My cute friend was also helping out and brought a fun little game to add a bit of creepy Halloween fun.
The kids LOVED it. She had taken an old white sheet and added some “stains” to it by pouring items on it that would leave a dark stain.
She also brought some different food items that were supposed to feel like the creepy Halloween items she had listed.
Eerie Goblin Ears
Bloody Bat Guts
Wicked Witch Eyeballs
Then she placed the different food items in bowls behind the sheet. She had cut holes in the sheet so that the kids could stick their hands through them and touch the food items and try to guess which of the items they were touching.
As you can imagine…most of the boys thought it was awesome and several of the girls were a bit creeped out. But most of them played along.
She set it up right next to the classroom sink so that the kids could wash their hands immediately after touching the items.
Now…I thought I would never forget what each of the items were…so I am going to give it my best shot. Of course I am typing this up late at night so it is too late to text my friend and ask her. I am sure she will correct me when she sees this ;)!
Eerie Goblin Ears—Dried Apricots
Bloody Bat Guts—Spaghetti & Sauce
Wicked Witch Eyeballs—Grapes
Frankenstein Fingers—small pickles
Now, of course you could come up with your own creepy things and find food items to match them to. This is a fun way to add a little bit of Halloween fun to your Halloween Party or your child’s Halloween Classroom Party.
Last week I shared with you these fun Halloween Treat Bags that I made with my Silhouette machine. Today I want to share with you HOW I made them, so that you can make some too if you would like.
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I used Silhouette’s new Stamping Starter Kit and made this “Toxic Treats” stamp from an existing download from Silhouette’s online store. Then I set my Silhouette to cut on the Stamping Kit settings which was a 9 on the blade and selected my Silhouette to double cut it.
The stamp material cut very cleanly and I simply stuck the entire thing on the clear plastic stamp pad that comes in the kit. Be sure to put it on so that the writing is backwards when you are looking at the bottom of the stamp. When you stamp…you should be able to read it through the clear glass block like below. (I only know this because I did it wrong the first time )
Peel away the excess parts of the stamp that you are not going to be using. I used my small Silhouette hook to do this.
I made the little treat bags out of some white paper bags I had. I simply cut them out the size I wanted them…a bottom piece and a top piece…and then sewed them together with my sewing machine.
Fill them with your favorite goodie or cookie. Or fill them with some of my fun Monster Cookies.
There are some other fun options very similar to the Toxic Treats stamp you could make. There is one that says “Boo to you!” that I think would make some really cute treat bags as well if you don’t want something that uses the word “toxic”.
Use the treat bags as a fun décor item at your Halloween party, classroom party or give them as a small gift to a friend this Halloween season.
With the kids back in school, I have Fall and the upcoming Holidays on my mind. This is absolutely one of my favorite seasons. I was recently sent some fun supplies from DecoArt and challenged to use some of them to create something with them. And we all know how much I love to create.
There were some really fun graphic stencils and some Multi-Surface Paints and so I decided to make some fun Halloween Treat Bags.
Everything looks better in a pretty package…am I right?!
I simply took some plain linen sacks (which I picked up from my local craft store) and then stenciled them with some Halloween colored paint from DecoArt.
I slid a piece of paper inside the linen sack that was the same size as the bags to prevent the paint from seeping through the sacks.
Then let the paint dry fully. Simple as that.
Fill with your favorite Halloween treats…in this case…an old favorite…Candy Corn.
Whip up some pretty tags, or use the ones I made.
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Americana Multi-Surface Satins are available for purchase at Michaels, A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, and other fine craft retailers. You can also take advantage of this great rebate that’s good for the next couple months!
Here’s to hoping for a long and beautiful fall season!
And just for fun…what is your favorite Holiday/Season?
*This post is sponsored by DecoArt. I received compensation as well as product to complete this project. However, all opinions and statements are my own.
I can not believe that Halloween is right around the corner. If you are a mom with kids in elementary school then you are probably scrambling trying to figure out something to do for the classroom party…am I right? Last year we played this cute version of Halloween Bingo from my friends over at The Crafting Chicks. This year my daughter is a “grown-up” 5th grader and requested a different game. So I decided to come up with a new game.
And thus we have one of our newest Halloween games…Mr. Bones.
I used my Silhouette Cameo machine and purchased one of their position-able skeleton images from their online shop for $1. Then I cut several of them out on white cardstock. Then took each one and glued them onto black cardstock and Mod Podged them up real good (nice grammar). After they dried, I cut them out into individual skeleton parts. You will need one whole skeleton per person playing the game.
To make the dice, I just got two wooden blocks (1 inch in size) and painted them white, Mod Podged on some fun gray polka dot scrapbook paper an then added some really small skeleton parts that I cut out in black cardstock. Re-coat the entire dice with Mod Podge and let dry. Important: You will need a different skeleton part represented on at least one side of the dice. For example: you will need a skull, rib cage, clavicle, upper arm, lower arm, hand, pelvis, upper leg, lower leg, and a foot. That is 10 body parts and my skeleton had 10 body parts. That meant that I had two open spots on my dice. So I added a skull and crossbones. The skull and crossbones then become a fun twist to the game, which I will share in the rules of the game below.
For the game box I used a simple brown craft box which can be found at most craft stores. I painted it white and then added some gray striped scrapbook paper. Then I made the name out of some Iron-On Fuzzy Transfer from Silhouette.
How to Play Mr. Bones:
The general goal of this game is to see who can build their skeleton first.
Set out the pile of bones in the center of the table.
Each player will take a turn rolling both dice.
The skeleton parts on the dice are the parts you will be able to grab from the pile to build your Mr. Bones.
If you roll one skull and crossbones this allowed you to take a bone from an opposing player.
If you roll two skull and crossbones, you had to return ALL of your bones to the pile in the middle and start over.
The first player to build their entire Mr. Bones wins.
That’s all there is to it. It is pretty simple and you can change it up too depending on the age of kids you are going to be using it for. As a science teacher you could also add the scientific names to the dice rather than the picture to help your students learn the names of the bones.
If your kids are younger and need help knowing where the skeleton bones need to go, you can print out a full skeleton on a sheet so the kids can look and see just where each bone needs to go. I did this for my two younger kids when we played this for Family Night the other day.
My kids LOVED this game and my daughter is excited for me to bring it to her class party next week!
What do you think? As always, I would love to see if any of you end up making your own Mr. Bones game.
Hi Idea Room readers! My name is Tauni and I blog at SNAP! – a site where I can share social media tips, DIY and entertainingideas. I also host a fun social media conference with Amy and a few other fun ladies in the spring.
I am simply thrilled to be guest posting today. I found Amy’s site when she first started blogging and have followed her ever since. She’s taught me so much about being a mom, a woman and a positive person and I am truly grateful to call her my friend…
Halloween has become one of my favorite holidays. It’s fun to decorate AND fun to celebrate. Each year, we mark the week of Halloween with a spooky dinner.
This year, bats have dominated conversation so we’re having a bat themed dinner. I couldn’t find any fun party napkins with bats, so we made our own! Today I am sharing with you how to make your own DIY Halloween Napkins.
This is a really simple project that takes minutes and you can even have your kids join in on the fun…
Simple Halloween Party Napkin Supplies
Variety of stamps (letters, bats, etc.)
How to Make Simple Halloween Party Napkins
These napkins are great for instances where you need something really specific. The best part is they are super inexpensive too!
I had some fun, sort of rough letter/number stamps (sort of creepy, right?) on hand that I decided to mix in with the little bat stamp I found at Hobby Lobby. I think I paid about $2 for the bat stamp.
I love the clear plexi stamps. It makes it so easy to line things up and get them where you want them…If I would have thought of it in advance, I probably would have tried to find a bat I could have used on the plexi block as well.
I prefer the pigment ink stamps that run about $2-3. The don’t seem to bleed as much as some of the other inks I tried on the paper napkins.
All you have to do is ink up, stamp lightly and let dry. Bam! You’re all done!!!
They’d also be perfect for a fun classroom party…
I love simple party projects with high impact, don’t you?!
Of course, the napkins are just part of our decor. We’ve got this spooky skeleton wreath on the front door…
And this fun bat wreath hanging inside…
(to go with the bat theme of course)
Thanks so much for sharing these fun Halloween napkins Tauni. They are so perfect for a Halloween party! I have enjoyed working with Tauni on a lot of different projects and am always asking her for advice. She has become a good friend and I am so grateful for the blessings I have been able to enjoy because of this blog. Thanks Tauni! –Amy
So excited to welcome Kristyn today as part of our Fall Festival! Kristyn is sharing an awesome tutorial for these DIY Halloween Candy Bottles and gift box.
Hi there Idea Room readers!! It’s Kristyn from Lil’ Luna! I’m so thrilled to be here today. I admire Amy so much, and look up to her not only as a blogger, but also as a friend and mother. The girl is amazing and so talented, so was I ecstatic when she asked for me to guest post today.
As I think about cooler weather and Fall, I can’t help but think of Halloween. It’s one of my favorite holidays, and our family has made some super fun traditions for that holiday. Although gift giving is associated more with Christmas, our family has actually tried serving and doing nice things for others all year round, and even around Halloween. People can always use a pick me up, right? So, this year I decided to come up with a super cute Halloween Pop Box Gift. I’ve made them in the past for Valentines, Christmas and Birthday, and they’ve alwas been a hit. Why not a Halloween version?! It can be given to your child’s teacher or just to a family who needs some extra cheer. It’s even great for the hubby!! This gift is easy and perfect for anyone.
Here is what you’ll need to make one too:
IBC Cream Soda or Crush Pop Bottles Set
Candies to fill your bottles
Scrapbook Paper Ribbon/Ric Rac/Twine
Tape or Glue Spray Paint or Craft Paint
1. Begin by emptying your pop bottles and washing them out and letting them dry completely. From there you will paint your Pop Box. I spray painted mine black. Let dry.
3. From there you will print out your Halloween Pop Box Printables. To get the PDF click on the image above or go HERE.
4. Cut out all your printables.
5. From there you will cut out 6 pieces of scrapbook paper. I made mine about 3 inches by 9 inches. Wrap and tape around pop bottles. Add your pop bottles circles to the front of your bottles with tape or glue.
6. From there I added some ric rac and ribbon around the tops of the bottles. I also added the pumpkin heads to the tops of the bottles. Add your bottles back to the box and be sure to add your front printable to the box that says “No Tricks, Just Treats”. Now you have super cute and easy Halloween Gift to give to anyone.
Super cute and super easy – which is how I like things!! ;D
Be sure to come on over to Lil’ Luna for more fun and cute tutorials on crafts, DIY projects, recipes and more. I’d love to have you!!
Thank you so much Kristyn! Isn’t she the cutest? I just instantly knew I liked Kristyn when I met her. She is so nice and sweet and FUN! I feel so grateful for all the amazing people I have been able to meet through this blog and Kristyn is definitely one of those people. Be sure to head on over to Lil’ Luna and see all the great things she shares! –Amy
Hey guys! I have been busy on a little remodel project and some bigger home décor items that I am just finishing up. I can’t wait to share them with you. But I have also whipped up a couple more fun Halloween Oreo Pops. The first one that I would like to share are these Halloween Bat Oreo Pops.
Here are the supplies you will need to make them.
Wilton Candy Melts (Midnight Black) or chocolate
Double Stuff Oreos (I need to buy some stock in that company)
Black Construction Paper
Red and White Sprinkles
White Heart Sprinkles
Stick the popsicle sticks in between the two cookie layers of the Oreos and set them aside on some wax paper. Melt your candy melts in the microwave in 20 second intervals until it is melted to a smooth and creamy consistency. Now “dip” the Oreos into the candy. Now I don’t actually dip them but rather take a spoon and smooth it onto the front of the Oreos. Then smooth the candy melt around the sides and onto the back of the Oreo. Be sure to do around the stick very well as this will be sure to hold them together when they have hardened.
Take some construction paper and cut out some bat wings. Stick one on each side of your bat. Take two red sprinkles and make some bat eyes. Then line up some white sprinkles for the mouth. To make the fangs I took some Heart shaped sprinkles I had left over from valentine’s day and cut them in half to make the fangs. You could also use a long cylindrical sprinkle for the fangs if you don’t have any hearts. Pop them into the freezer for 20 minutes and they should be ready to share.
Pretty easy and makes for fun and unique Halloween party treats for the kids classroom or their friends!
Need some other ideas for Oreos on a stick? Check out these past ideas…