Mummy Dogs served with blood and boogers. I had tried to make them with capers for eyes but couldn't get them to stick. Not sure if the kids would have eaten them that way.
Monster Fingers (Green Apple slices with red cream cheese and a Pecan for the finger nail)
Baked Skeleton Bones (Breadsticks or Pretzel sticks would also work)
|Mummy Cupcakes (There were many examples out there. This link used fondont which looks great but I think tastes nasty. Several used Sugar eyes which are not found in these parts. I used white chocolate chips for the eyes and piped the icing bandages on the flat tip for my pastry bag)|
Bat Brains (Popcorn)
And to wash it all down, some Slimy Witches Brew (Lemonade with blue food coloring).
We made with the crafty-crafty.
Hanging TP Roll Bats-Many, many, many different examples out there. We put several ideas together but my favorite part is the folding of the TP roll to make the ears. That idea came from Filth Wizardry. I was originally thinking black cardstock with scrunched up tissue paper for the wings but the accordion fold wings came out just fine and took less time. Which is important when working with 2-5 year olds.
Skip to My Lou. She'd made her's to be treat containers but I thought it a shame to take it apart to get the candy out. I think they make adorable decorations.
I way more game ideas than time to play them. Here's what was on the list.
Pin the Scar on Frankie- Halloween version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Could be played with a Costume mask (cover eye holes) instead of blindfold.
|I love how these games look after everyone has taken their turn.|
Pass the Pumpkin-Played like Hot Potato only with a pumpkin. Can be played so that child left with pumpkin is out or pass a hollow pumpkin with treat bags and the one holding the pumpkin picks a prize.
|Sadly, I have no plastic halloween pumpkin so we made do with this one made from toilet paper. FYI, if you are going to do this, glue the fabric and stick. Rowdy tossing of the pumpkin = pumpkin falling apart.|
Monster Freeze Dance- Play music. Children dance like monsters. When music stops all contestants must freeze. If they move they are out. Last one standing gets to pause the music for the next round.
Ghost Hunt-Hide ghosts around the house for the kids to find. Can be played two ways. If you make lollipop ghosts (wrap lollipop in tissue paper, tie with string, and draw on eyes) this is the prize. If you use paper ghosts, printed from computer graphics, children can turn in the ghost they found for a prize.
|We used this image. I just copied it a few times into a Word document, hit print and cut around the ghosts.|
Mummy May I-played just like Mother My I only the "mummy" is wrapped in toilet paper and the contestants must think of different types of "monster" steps.
I'm off to finish cleaning up. If you missed the announcement yesterday, I've finally hit 100 followers. If you haven't yet, hop over to yesterday's post to enter the giveaway. That said, I may be a bit scarce on the e-mail and posting for the next few days. Our store bought Halloween costumes have yet to arrive (I know, don't laugh, I was trying to save myself some stress. See how well that turned out.), we have three Halloween events in the next few days, and my mother-in-law arrives tomorrow. Needless to say, we have a busy schedule this week.