We were not allowed to go out on Halloween due to severe weather- Damaging winds, heavy rain, and isolated tornadoes. I decided last minute to do a fun Halloween dinner- and yes it really was last minute or that day. I grabbed the halloween garland from the fireplace and the burlap runner I bought a long time ago for a wreath project that I ended up going a different direction with and set a little festive table. The "place mats" are actually napkins from ikea, again, from a way long time ago. I've been hauling those babies around from move to move because I loved them and knew one day I'd need them. Today was the day!
Then, while the girls napped, I looked up some easy kid-friendly food ideas and came up with a menu.
Mummy dogs (hot dogs wrapped in cresant rolls)
Witches' Brew (rasberry sherbet in 7-up and crandberry juice)
Ghoul eyeballs (grapes)
Candy corn veggies (yellow peppers, carrots, and cauliflower in the shape of candy corn w/ hummus in a pumpkin)
Spider nachos (7 layer dip- super easy from 6 sisters stuff)
and Vampire Donuts for dessert
And I threw that popcorn and candy corn in- it was leftover from preschool
|There were a couple extra rolls from the Mummy dogs, I made them into bones.|
|Liv was quite taken with the Witches' Brew|
|Liv served herself before we had all even sat down!|
|Candy corn veggies|
|We had originally put the punch in the cauldron, but it started leaking all over the place. We literally had a leaky cauldron (Harry Potter reference), so we moved it to the glass bowl and put chips in the cauldron.|
|I caught Scarlett saying another prayer in the middle of dinner :) |
Unfortunately it focused on her juice cup instead of her, but its still pretty cute.
|Of course Liv wanted to try those vampire teeth right when we were finished with dinner. They were way too big for her little mouth so it was pretty scary looking!|
We couldn't do something like this on a normal Halloween night because we'd be hurrying to get out the door for trick or treating, but it was a really fun, spooky, rainy night! We just might have to make it a tradition to have a fun dinner sometime in the month of October each year.