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Hello everyone! Halloween is right around the corner but it’s not too late to try and set up an awesome party!
Making or buying decorations is one thing, but preparing food—and in this case maybe candy and other sweets—seems to be the most daunting task, especially when themed. But there is no reason to panic! There are tons of ideas for easy to make Halloween treats and more to be found online.
A real easy and lovely idea is the lollipop ghost. All you need is some tissue, a black marker, some clear tape, and some round lollipops. You cover the lollipop as shown in the pictures, take a piece of tape and wrap it around where candy part meets the stick, take your black marker and make a face and BLAM! Is that a spooky ghost or delicious lollipop? This is also a fun thing to do with young children so if you have a party and friends are bringing their children or you are throwing it for children, you may want to save this treat for them.
Another big treat for this time of year is caramel apples. Some people may want to make up some of their own caramel, but that isn’t something a first timer necessarily wants to test out so soon before the event. The recipe that is recommended simply calls for melting down caramel that is already made. The recipe, from allrecipes.com, has fairly high reviews and only calls for three ingredients and three easy steps to that delicious caramel apple!
Another go to treat are rice krispy treats. The recipe for these delicious bits can be found on Rice Krispy boxes. All that is needed to add that Halloween treat is food coloring and you own creativity. Maybe grab some chocolate chips to use as eyes for ghosts!
Dye some of it orange and green and make some pumpkins! Use some orange and yellow food colouring and make candy corn krispy treats! Rice Krispy treats are generally straight forward, but if you would like a guide, Martha Stewart has guide for Rice Krispy treat candy corn.
For your typical hors d’oeuvres (meats, cheeses, crackers) you can grab some awesome Halloween picks, plates, table covers, and more! Candy making, chocolate making, candy molds and thermometers and books can also be found online.
Sometimes at parties, especially Halloween parties, people want to watch movies. During this time of year, horror movies dominate the theatre. However, finding family friendly Halloween movies isn’t as hard as you may think. Get your friends and their kids to sit with your family and enjoy Hocus Pocus, starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and also features a young Sean Murray. Also check out Practical Magic, based off the book by the same name by Alice Hoffman, starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman.
You can refer to last weeks post for inspirations for Halloween indoor and outdoor décor. Also in a previous post you can find costume ideas and inspirations. You can also check out this link for a list of supplies: Halloween Party Supplies .
There is not need to let time keep you from having a successful Halloween and/or Halloween party. The team at Buybott hopes everyone will have a fun, enjoyable, and safe Halloween!