Halloween this year falls on a Monday. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time on a Monday to do an elaborate meal and then go trick-or-treating. I love the idea of trick-or-treating with a group of friends (safety in numbers and more fun) but couldn’t pull off my normal Halloween shindig and work all day. It got me thinking that I needed some cute, fun, and EASY solutions for making Halloween special and still provide some real food to my kiddos before the candy hunt begins.
These printables make for a fun store-bought (or homemade) party or for a really cool Halloween Day lunch!
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- Monster Tongue Printables—Designed to be cut and taped onto the top of individual snack-sized Pringles* (I got mine at Target)
- Monster Tongue Party Circles— Designed to be cut and used as a label for a can of Pringles or label a chip bowl.
- Sandwitch Party Circles— Designed to be printed on label paper and used on a sandwich package or to be attached to food picks and stuck in a sandwich
- Ghost Juice Water Bottle Labels—Designed to be printed on label paper and used on water bottles
- Food Table Tents —Designed to be printed on cardstock, folded, and put where you are displaying food items
- Brush Your Fangs Favor Tags—Designed to be printed on cardstock and attached to a toothbrush
- Monster Tongue Printables—Print in full-color on white cardstock, cut around design, adhere to top of individual snack-sized Pringles* with double -sided tape or glue.
- Monster Tongue Party Circles— Print in full-color on white cardstock or label paper*. Cut around design. Adhere to full size cans of Pringles, individual Cans of Pringles, individual bags of chips, or sprinkle on table in front of chip bowl!
- Sandwitch Party Circles— Print in full-color on white cardstock or label paper. Cut around design. Adhere to sandwich packaging, sandwich bag, or to food picks that you stick inside the sandwich.
- Ghost Juice Water Bottle Labels—Print in full-color on label paper. Cut as per markings on document. Wrap around a water bottle making sure the “100% Guaranteed to Disappear!” side of the label is attached last. It will overlap the first side of the label.
- Food Table Tents —Print in full-color on cardstock, cut per markings on the document, fold along white line, and display with food or beverages.
- Brush Your Fangs Favor Tags—Print in full-color on cardstock, cut per markings on the document. You can punch holes in the two “fang” marks or use them to guide where you’ll tape the toothbrush. Attach an individually wrapped tooth brush* by placing through the holes or taping to the paper. Because I was using these with just my family I didn’t not get individually wrapped toothbrushes. Because of that I chose to bag my favors in cellophane, but if the toothbrushes are individually wrapped you can really go without the extra bag.
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If you haven’t been able to tell from previous Halloween posts… I like vampires. I was the kid dressed in black reading Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles* throughout most of my formative years. It certainly lead right into my love of Halloween. (Check out these fun Halloween Vampire Portrait free printables!) When creating a recipe out of my favorite red licorice it was an easy jump to vampires. I love how the little bite-sized RedVines Twistettes* made perfect little “vampire bites” on the rim of the glasses.
Halloween is an all-ages holiday in my book, so I wanted to make sure that I had a fun non-alcoholic version of the Vampire Bite drink so that the kids could get into the fun.
Halloween Cocktail – Vampire Bite Cocktail with Red Vines
As with all of my cocktail recipes this is intended for people of legal drinking age. Keep scrolling if you’d like to find a fun non-alcoholic version of this drink. As always, practice safe drinking.
- -3/4 oz of Cranberry Juice (or Cranberry Grape Juice)
- – 1 and 1/4 ounces of your favorite vodka
- – 1 oz of your favorite orange liquor
- – 1.5 oz of dry cherry soda (must be a clear soda)
- – 1.5 oz of dry blood orange soda (clear soda again)
- – RedVine Twistettes to garnish rim
- – Shaker with Ice
- – Chilled Martini glass that can hold approximately 6-8 oz of liquid (don’t want it too full!)
- Garnish the chilled martini glass with the RedVines Twistettes about 1.5 inches apart (should be approximately where the canine teeth would go in the mouth).
- Pour 3/4 oz of cranberry juice into a chilled martini glass.
- In a shaker full of ice pour the orange liquor and vodka. Shake well to chill. Strain into glass.
- Top drink with equal parts of blood orange and cherry dry soda.
Halloween Drink – Vampire Bite Non-Alcoholic Beverage with Red Vines
Sometimes you just don’t want to drink alcohol or you want to give the kiddos a special treat as well. This non-alcoholic versions of the Vampire Bite cocktail is DELICIOUS and pairs perfectly with the little Twistette bites on the rim of the glass.
- – RedVines Twistettes for the rim of the glass
- – 2 oz Cranberry Juice or Cranberry Grape Juice
- – 3 oz Dry Cherry Soda (must be clear)
- – 3 oz Dry Blood Orange Soda (must be clear)
- – Glass with ice and a straw
- Build the drink on ice by first garnishing the glass with RedVines Twistettes to resemble a vampire bite.
- Pour in the cranberry juice so that it sinks to the bottom of the glass.
- Top with equal parts of Cherry and Blood Orange Dry Soda.
- Pop in a straw and Enjoy!
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This weekend I had some much needed down time. Last week was insane at work and I couldn’t seem to get a moment to work on anything blog related much less see my kiddos. In the midst of the errand running and general hanging out with the family that I did, I also got to spend a couple of hours prepping for Halloween. Our comic book themed Halloween party is starting to come together! (Now that my Felicity Smoak costume is complete I’m moving on to party decorations.)
My week/weekend in snapshots:
I had to add in this photo because it is just too fun. Our work had our yearly conference this year in which I take a big part in putting together. We always go ALL OUT with our theme and this year’s theme was Rock and Roll. I pretty much want purple hair and a tattoo sleeve now.
The party prep has involved cutting up a lot of old comic books I found while thrifting. We used the comic books to decorate tags, cups, juices, and more.
The biggest project I tackled this weekend was creating LARGE paintings of comic characters. I utilized a projector to help guide the paintings. I first drew the outline and then painted in the large sections of color and then finished the details. My son even got in on the painting!
I got a lot done this weekend, but I still have lots more to do to be ready for this next weekend.
Are you ready for Halloween? If so, what are you planning on doing for the holiday?