Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Halloween is among us and everyone likes a good party. Problem is it’s getting harder to throw fun events like this on a budget. Well don't worry, we are here to help. We will be providing you with some great cost cutting tips, and projects right up until Halloween day that will turn your party into something your guests won't soon forget. This page will be full of recipe ideas that are sure to turn your event into one ghoulishly good time. For special decorating ideas, Halloween Decorations and round up your little goblins.

Give me a hand (dip)

Your little monsters will love getting their hands on these crunchy carrot snacks.

• vegetable dip
 • 4 long carrots
     • 1 medium carrot
 • cream cheese
  • sliced-almond
• baby carrots

1. To prepare them, just fill a serving bowl with your favorite vegetable dip. Wash and peel 4 long carrots for fingers and 1 medium carrot for a thumb.
2. With a paring knife (a parent's job), cut a flat, shallow notch in the tip of each carrot. Then use a dab of dip or softened cream cheese to glue a sliced-almond fingernail atop each notch.
3. Stick the fingers in the dip, as shown, and serve with plenty of peeled baby carrots for dipping.


Marshmallow Witch Treats

Try out this simple Halloween Recipe for Marshmallow Witch treats. Treat your little ghouls and goblins this sweet treat.

* 1/2 cup vanilla frosting, divided
* 36 miniature semisweet chocolate chips
* 12 large marshmallows
* 1 drop each green, red and yellow food coloring, optional
* 1/4 cup flaked coconut
* 12 chocolate wafers
* 12 miniature peanut butter cups
* 12 milk chocolate kisses

Instructions: For 1 Dozen

1.To create the face of each witch, place a dab of frosting on the bottom of three chocolate chips; press two for eyes and one for nose onto each marshmallow.

2.To make the hair, combine green food coloring and a drop of water in a small resealable plastic bag; add coconut and shake well. Spread a small amount of frosting on sides of marshmallows; press coconut hair into frosting. Place 3 tablespoons of frosting in a small heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; tint orange with red and yellow food coloring. Set aside.

3.For hats, spread some of the remaining frosting in the center of chocolate wafers; press peanut butter cups upside down into frosting. Lightly spread bottoms of chocolate kisses with frosting; place on peanut butter cups. Cut a small hole in the corner of pastry or plastic bag; insert a small star tip. Fill the bag with frosting and pipe stars around the base of each peanut butter cup.


  1. those are sooooo cute!!! thanks for joining the MBC working mommy group. make sure you also link up to the Working Mommy Network!!



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  3. I am doing these for sure. How cute and creepy:)

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  4. Those are adorable, I will definitely use them on my little ones. I am your newest follower and would love to be followed back.

  5. those little marshmallow witch treats are adorable!! adding those to the list ;)

    new follower from the friday blog hop

  6. I'm hosting a Halloween party in the next 2 weeks and these are some great ideas I can use for the party.

    I found you from the MBC and I'm your newest follower!


  7. Hi from one mommy blogger to another.

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    PS: Nice blog! :-)

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  9. Excited to be a new follower...great blog.
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  11. wow, thanks fore the recipes. i'm having a halloween party this weekend. these will be great.