5 Last Minute Halloween Ideas

October 30, 2017

Halloween is tomorrow, but don’t worry; you can still bring an impressive treat to a Halloween class party, or plan a little Halloween-day-of fun for you and your little ones at home! See below for 5 last minute Halloween ideas.

1 Candy Coated Eyeball Cookies

What you need: OREO Cookies + 1 Bag of Candy Melts (I used purple, Wilton brand) + Assorted Sprinkles + Candy Eyeballs

How to make them: Melt candy melts according to package instructions. Then, dip one side of each cookie in the candy; letting excess drip off. Place on a piece of parchment paper. Push one candy on top of each cookie. Then, immediately sprinkle with sprinkles. Repeat until finished with however many cookies you want to make. Dry, then store or serve!

These are so fun, easy and portable. Best for taking with you to a fun Halloween get together, school classroom party, etc.

2 Zombie Brains Macaroni and Cheese

What you need: Macaroni and Cheese (I used @annieshomegrown Organic Classic Macaroni and Cheese) + Fresh Broccoli (1 head of broccoli per 1 box of macaroni)

How to make them: Prepare macaroni and cheese as detailed on the package. While macaroni is cooking, steam chopped broccoli. Once steamed, run under cool water, then shake off as much excess water as possible. Then, using a food processor or blender, fine chop/blend the broccoli until it reaches a fine consistency. *I kept a handful of florets to the side, for topping at the end (optional). Once the macaroni and cheese is fully cooked, transfer broccoli into the same pot as the macaroni. Stir until broccoli and macaroni are well blended. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!

This is a great Halloween day side (or try adding in some chicken to make it a main dish)! Green is fun and spooky for Halloween, so get in those green veggies while it is still fun to do so!

3 Frankenstein Grape Cups

What you need: Clear Plastic Cups + Black Sharpie Marker + Marshmallows + Green Grapes + *Black Construction Paper + Scissors + Tape (optional)

How to make them: Cut a marshmallow in half, then “stick” halves to the inside of your cup (for your eyes). Then, with your marker draw eyes, mouth, and other features as desired to complete the Frankenstein fun. Fill cups with green grapes (half or quarter grapes if preparing these for younger children). Then, if desired, cut a thin, long strip of construction paper with one side being a zig-zag pattern as shown in the picture above (right). Then place around the top of cup/ top of Frankenstein’s head to create hair. Tape to secure.

These little cups are a fun way to serve fruit! If you get clear cups with lids these are also great for transporting to a Halloween event or even packing in a Halloween themed school lunchbox.

4 Pretzel Witch Finger

What you need: Pretzel Rods + 1 Bag of Candy Melts (I used dark green, Wilton brand) + Sliced Almonds + Toothpicks

How to make them: Melt candy melts according to package instructions. Then, dip half, or a little more than half, of each pretzel rod in the candy; letting the excess drip off. Place coated pretzel on a piece of parchment paper and then immediately push an almond slice at the tip of the pretzel for the fingernail. Use a toothpick to create markings for joints by making indents into the chocolate. Let dry, then store or serve!

5 Mini Mummy Meat Loaves

What you need: Meatloaf prepped in cupcake liners + mash potatoes for piping + peas

How to make them: Find my full recipe right here.

These are a great option for a fun Halloween dinner. Quick, easy and can even be prepped a bit in advance. These are so mummy-yummy and are sure to be loved by your whole family!


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