It’s that time of year again!  Our annual posting of our favorite Halloween Party Food.  Great ideas for school parties, family get-togethers, and spooky celebrations.  And I have to add- if anyone is looking for adult Halloween costume ideas, check out the post I pinned to the top of our Facebook page.   I asked for suggestions the other day and there are over 300 responses in there!  I needed an idea for a party, and I actually used one of yours- a suggestion by reader Courtney Roberts, thanks Courtney- it was a hit (not a literal hit, thank goodness).

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Halloween is a big deal at our house. My husband has always had a fine appreciation for all things creepy and I have to admit that I didn’t love Halloween until I married him. I’ve always loved everything about the fall season (like the menu and the wardrobe), but just not the Halloween holiday itself. But that has changed over the years and now I can honestly say that I love Halloween! Almost 8 years ago we brought our first baby boy home from the hospital on Halloween day. Since my little guy’s birthday is so close to the holiday, we often have Halloween-themed birthday parties and I’ve made quite a collection of easy kid-friendly party food. I wanted to have them all in one place here so that when you’re planning a party you won’t have to search far! If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that you can turn any food into a Halloween food with the addition of a) eyes or b) plastic spiders. Seriously. But here are some of my favorite things that make appearances at our house around this holiday. The great thing is that a lot of them are healthy (or semi-healthy) options, which is a nice thing compared to the loads of candy you usually see. Enjoy!

Crypt Kreeper Crescents

A new addition this  year, these are super duper easy, and a great make-ahead treat.

Easy Halloween Treat from Our Best BitesYeti Cupcakes

I think these are so stinkin’ cute.  They’d be adorable for a monster-themed party.

Super-Easy Yeti Cupcakes from Our Best Bites

Mummy Dogs

Mummy Dogs from Our Best Bites
This is a childhood favorite and always the most popular of our Halloween spreads! Cut crescent roll dough into thin strips and wrap around hot dogs. Bake according to crescent package directions and use ketchup or mustard for eyes. I cut my hot dogs in half to make them bite-sized.
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Monster JawsApple Jaws from Our Best Bites
Quarter apples and take a wedge out of the center of each quarter. Dunk them in water with a little lemon juice to prevent browning. Use slivered almonds for teeth (I toasted mine for color and taste!) Eyes are optional. I stuck pretzel rods in and attached candy eyes with peanut butter.
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Bones n’ Blood

Bones n' Blood from Our Best Bites
Use breadstick dough (store bought or homemade) and cut into strips. Use scissors to snip the ends into 2 pieces and roll them down to make the bone shape. Dip in “bloody” marinara! For extra flavor sprinkle with garlic and Parmesan or this seasoning.
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Candy Corn Pizza from Our Best Bites
Easy peasy! Plain cheese pizza, just make a ring of cheddar around the outside edge and mozzerella in the center. Cut into wedges to make the candy corns.
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Cheesy Fingers

String Cheese Fingers from Our Best Bites
Super kid friendly- who doesn’t love string cheese?? Again, I cut them in half to make them kid-sized. Use the flat side of a knife to make the knuckle marks and attach slivered almonds with a dab of cream cheese for the nails. I also used a knife to shave off just a bit of the cheese at an angle before attaching the almond.
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Chocolate Cherry Mice
Strawberry Mice from Our Best Bites
You’ll need marichino cherries for this one. Make sure you buy ones with stems. Drain them and dry them well with paper towells. Dip in almond bark, or chocolate bark. When they are semi dry, attach a chocolate chip for a nose, slivered almonds for ears, and little candies or sprinkles for eyes.
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Dirt n’ Worms

Cup of Worms from Our Best Bites
Another classic. Use chocolate pudding for your mud and put some crushed oreos on top for dirt. Hide those gummy worms in there for eeek factor!
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Pumpkin Sammies


This is a great staple for a Halloween party spread because it pleases both kids and adults and is something with substance! Use Halloween cookie cutters to cut your bread. I like to fill some with peanut butter or cream cheese and orange-colored jam (like peach or apricot) for the kiddos, and something more sophisticated like Teriyaki Chicken Salad for the grown ups!
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Nutty Ghosts

Nutty Ghosts from Our Best Bites
Nutter Butters are naturally ghost shaped, which make them perfect for dipping! Give them a bath in some almond bark and put on a couple of mini chocolate chips for eyes. And might I add that white chocolate covered Nutter Butters taste really good!
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Witches Wands

Halloween Pretzel Rods from Our Best Bites
Dipped Pretzel Rods are instantly transformed into “Witches Wands” with a little Halloween pizazz! Put them in containers with candy corns to hold them up. The little mini buckets pictured are from the Target dollar section. SO cute!
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Spidey Cookies

Spider Cookies from Our Best Bites
Red hots and licorice turn oreos into creepy (but kinda cute) spiders. Shoestring licorice is hard to find these days, but Twizzlers makes “Pull-Apart” candy that works perfectly.
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Spider Web Dip

Spidey Dip from Our Best Bites
This trick works for pretty much any dip that you could pipe sour cream on top of! I always do a basic 7-Layer taco dip. Put some sour cream in a plastic baggie with the end snipped off and use it to draw a web pattern. Throw on a fake spider or two and your favorite party dip is instantly creepy!
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Slimy Worms on a Bun

Worm Sammy from Our Best Bites
My son seriously thought these looked too gross to eat-he wouldn’t even touch it! Just slice hotdogs and drop them into boiling water for just a minute or two and they’ll curl a bit. Dunk them in some bbq sauce and you have slimy worms :)
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Witch Hats


One of the easiest Halloween tricks (and treats!). Place a Hershey’s Kiss on top of a Keebler Fudge Strip Cookie and you have a little hat. Use the little tubes of frosting you can buy in the grocery store baking isle. Pipe a ring around the outside of the bottom of the kiss and press onto the cookie. It will squeeze out and make the ring around the kiss. Then pipe on the bow.
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A witch with a cute hat needs a broom to match! Use cookie dough to form a broom shape around the end of a large pretzel rod. Use a tooth pick to make indentations in the cookies if you want. If your cookies spread too much during baking just use a knive to trim the edges when they come out of the oven and are still warm. Then decorate as desired. I just use a packaged PB cookie mix to make it easy, but I add a bit of flour to make the cookies hold their shape better. You could also use this PB cookie dough or this sugar cookie dough.
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Oreo Bats

These not-so-spooky Oreo Bats look great on a plate, or you can easily stick them on sticks for bat pops!  Find recipe here.

Monster Munch
Perfect for a party, or great in individual bags or container for favors! Get the recipe here.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Caramel Toffee Dip

Caramel Toffee Dip in a Pumpkin from Our Best Bites



One of our favorites gets a Halloween makeover! Click here for the recipe.

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Halloween Cookie Pops


Here’s a great sugar cookie recipe and a tutorial on both glace icing and cookie pops. Make some spooky shapes and let people pick up some yum on a stick! Click here for a tutorial on making the spider web designs.
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Candycorn Cupcakes

We started a trend with these adorable candycorn themed cupcakes. Click here for the recipe, and also a how-to on making those pretty swirly tops!

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Autumn Pretzel Turtles

These quick and easy bites get a quick fall makeover by using Reeses Pieces in the centers, or drizzling colored candy melts over traditional nut centered ones. Click here for the recipe.
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Stove Top Kettle Corn

You don’t need a fancy machine for this classic fall treat. Just a pot on the stove top and our tutorial and you’ll be snacking in no time. Click here for the recipe.
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Chocolate-Dipped Owls



You’ll be amazed by how quick and easy these little owls are! Click here for a tutorial

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Caramel Apples


What’s a fall party without caramel apples? Click here for great tips!

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Honey Caramel Apples

Speaking of caramel apples, here’s a great honey version. This homemade caramel only requires 2 main ingredients! Click here for the recipe.

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Caramel Apple Cider

Need a drink to serve with all these goodies? Look no further than this delicious Caramel Apple Cider. Click here for the recipe.

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Shrunken Apple Heads

Decorate with these easy to make, spooky shrunken heads!
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Mason Jar Lanterns

These easy-to-make mason jar lanterns instantly add festiveness to your party!
Click here for the tutorial.

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Glow in the Dark Drinks

Curious? Click here to find out how to turn any drink into a spooky glowing one!

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Slime

Makes a great goopy party favor! Or have kids stick their fingers in it while blind-folded. It’s sure to get some screams! Click here for the recipe.

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Mad Scientist Potion

This is such a quick and easy way to completely wow kids at a classroom party or adults at a grown-up Halloween party. Feel free to use your favorite brightly colored drink when you’re brewing up your crazy concoctions! Click here to see how we did it!

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232comments

  1. 1
    amylouwho says:

    unbelieveable! I might start liking halloween too with all of this yummy goodness!!

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    Busym1 says:

    There is so much to choose, I would love to make it all for my Halloween party! michelle

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    leslie the licorice stick lady says:

    Wow! This is just what I need for my Halloween party coming up! Thanks so MUNCH! MMMWWWAHAHA!

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    Abby says:

    holy moley!! that is a lot of creepy food! the slimy worms one really got me too… i'm not sure i could eat that!

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    Ashley says:

    WOW! Those are really good ideas! I may have to throw a Halloween party this year. Great ideas! THank YOU!

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    Ciao Chow Linda says:

    So creative! You make me wish I still had little ones at home for Halloween.

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    Em says:

    Ladies, I just love these ideas! They are all too cute! I have to admit I took one look at the slimy worm hotdog slices on a bun and decided then and there I could never eat them either! They just look too real! :)

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    The Double Dipped Life says:

    That food looks so spooky! You 2 continue to amaze me!

    Thanks for the great ideas!

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    Steph says:

    Don't think I could eat the slimy worms either :) These are all too cute, and now I just have to decide which one to bring to my halloween recipe exchange party!

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    Malesa says:

    wow! I am so impressed! Those are all so cute! Thanks for the ideas.

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    kimmik says:

    You've created a great collection. And for the drink? red punch with a frozen hand. take a glove and freeze water inside. It's the "final touch" to a creepy party. When you're ready to serve the drink use a punch bowl and place the hand in the water (first removing the glove).

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    Erika says:

    Wow! Those ideas are fantastic. Thanks for all the great ideas and all the work you did!

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    thenotsoskinnykitchen says:

    These are all adorable! This post makes me regret not having a Halloween party lol

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    Barbara Bakes says:

    Such terrific Halloween ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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    DV-Becca says:

    I am blown away with awe! fan-freaken-tastic! thanks a million!

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    Dani & Jake says:

    Oh my gosh i dont know which to use!! This just made halloween SO much more fun!

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    Dani & Jake says:

    Oh my gosh i dont know which to use!! This just made halloween SO much more fun!

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    April J. says:

    Those are fabulous! I think I might make the worm sandwiches but I amnot sure I can eat them!

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    Jennifer says:

    WOW!!! Those are a lot of cool Halloween-y ideas for food!

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    Denissa says:

    Wow!! Everything is adorable and looks yummy, except for maybe the slimy worm sandwich. I think I agree with your son on that one! :)

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    Sticviews says:

    These are so cute! I like the "monster jaws" apples – love that they're healthy.

    Thanks for commenting on blog.sticviews.com!

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    Mary Kelly says:

    What fun ideas. I don't know how you guys manage to do so much with kids of your own- you're amazing.

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    Rachel says:

    These are awesome! (I'll try them all next year after my gestational diabetes are gone and I have a Halloween 1st birthday party to throw)

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    Amy Snell says:

    Wow!! Thanks for all the fabulous ideas!! I too love Halloween and last year our son was born 3 days before the big night :) So whoohoo for the begining of a million spooktacular parties :):)

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    Nathaly says:

    Great post, Sara! And FABULOUS pictures. They belong in a magazine. You should submit them somewhere. :)

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    becca says:

    Mmmm… the hot dog mummies are my favorite :) These are all so cute! Except of course for the "worm sandwhiches" haha I think I'm with Ty on that one, they look pretty gross!

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    Myrnie says:

    Sara, these are TOO amazing! I'm actually kind of excited for Halloween to be on Sunday next year- I'll have a great excuse to throw a party for all of Ernie's friends! These are definitely going to be on the menu :) (BTW, have you seen The Idea Room's "blood worms"? Grossest thing I've EVER seen!! I'll bet kids would love them :)

    http://theidearoom.blogspot.com/2009/09/jell-o-blood-worms.html

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    Wehrle says:

    I can't wait to start making all these fun things! They are all so cute!

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    OREGON SOUTHWORTHS says:

    Those are AWESOME Halloween party food ideas! I'm so impressed by all the variety and REALLY want to host a Halloween party now! :)

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    Jenna says:

    All of them are so cute!

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    Sabrina says:

    Wow, these are all so great! And I agree with Nat, wonderful pictures! I used some of these ideas last year at Hailey's party and they were a hit! Thanks for the ideas (in advance, courtesy of Tyler's 2nd B-day party :)

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    Carolyn says:

    Awesome ideas! You guys are too creatvie. And yes, beautiful pictures

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    Jen says:

    Geez Sara! You've been busy!! You are right though, some of these will work great for the party!!
    Thanks!

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    oh my gosh myrnie- those worms are disgusting!!

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    Darci says:

    Your ideas are amazing and endless! You've been busy. Thanks for sharing these creepy/tasty treats.

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    Emily says:

    Wow, so many great ideas! You asked for more ideas?! What could I possibly add :) Everything looks so fun, it's making me like Halloween even more too!

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    sherri says:

    Clever ideas and wonderful presentation.

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    Jade says:

    Omigoodness these are so cute!! What great ideas! I nearly splurted out my coffee laughing when I saw the mummy hot dogs. :) Great stuff!

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    Shelise says:

    These are all so dang cute. I especially like the witches hats and the spiders. Maybe its because they have chocolate. Who knows? Oh and the pretzel rods are so pretty looking. Again…chocolate. What can I say, I'm addicted.

    The slimy worms on a bun is just too real looking to eat though. I totally agree with your son.

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    The Wifey says:

    Those worms are seriously nasty but I guess that's the point!

    You're amazing Sara! Amazing!

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    Kira says:

    Holy cow! Did you make all of these desserts this week? You're a busy lady!

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    anne says:

    THOSE ARE THE CUTEST THINGS I'VE EVER SEEN!!

    http://www.anniebakes.blogspot.com

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    Dean and Amber says:

    Love.Love.love all the ideas. Unbelievable. It all looks great. Thanks for the ideas.

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    Beth Peele says:

    WOW! Those are great ideas!

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    Anne says:

    So fun, makes me want to have a Halloween party. Love your orange plate with black polka dots!

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    Wendy says:

    Holy cow! I can't believe how many ideas you have! Pumpkin sammies look awesome.

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    Tari McDonald says:

    I think I'm with your son on the "worm" sandwiches. They do look pretty creepy! But it's a great idea!

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    Mich says:

    This is the BEST list of creepy foods I've ever seen! Thanks so much for sharing. Now I need to plan a party. :)

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    TheFitnessFreak says:

    What fun! Thanks for all of the recipes and ideas, they are great!

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    Trisha says:

    Wow!! What a great selection and soooo many ideas. I think you covered all of them. Thanks for the great collection of fun halloween foods!

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    Donya says:

    Holy flippin' somersaults! Toooo cute! Love, love, LOVE 'EM! I am not a Halloween lover but all your darling ideas just might have me changin' my tune. La, la, la, LAAA!

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    Erin says:

    What an amazing post! Loved looking at all the pics and am feeling a little inspired to maybe try some myself. Maybe.

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    Pat Haight says:

    The Mummy Dogs are probably the cutest thing I have seen in a long time.

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    tabchoirfam says:

    This was the most darling post ever! So many wonderful Halloween ideas. Thanks so much for sharing these treasures!

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    Natalie says:

    I can't wait to try out some of these recipes for my family's Halloween party. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

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    Tauni says:

    Wow! What a creepy combination of fun snacks and treats. Thanks for compiling all of these great ideas and posting them on your site!
    I will definitely try some of them out!

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    Brittany says:

    LOVE so many of these ideas! Thanks for sharing. I'm linking this post to my blog so I can try some of them out. :)

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    Steph says:

    What fantastic ideas!!!

    My family likes to slice up raw veggies and arrange them into a skeleton. Then we use a hallowed out pepper filled with dip for the skull.

    We also make fingers using breadsticks and pistachio shells.

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    Debbie says:

    WOW, what great ideas. I am going to use some of them for my son's birthday party that is on Halloween.

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    Karrissa Winward says:

    Oh my gosh! What a Halloween feast!! Thanks for some great ideas!

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    Libby says:

    Great ideas! I can't wait to try these on my little one's soon :)

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    Matt says:

    Seriously… I just want to have a party now!! – Gretchen

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    Alexis says:

    Are you kidding? These are the greatest Halloween Treats I have ever seen! I want to try them all..I think the Mummy Dogs are my favorite. thanks so much!

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    jami says:

    What a great collection! I'm looking forward to trying these!

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    boinky says:

    yum.
    I linked and borrowed a photo…(if you object I'll remove the photo)

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    Kevin says:

    Great Halloween treats!

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    D.I.M. Incorporated says:

    HOW FUN! I so want to have a Halloween party now!

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    sneffik says:

    Last year I made mac-n-cheese and called it Monster Brains. I boiled my elbow noodles with some green food coloring. After the noodles were done they were bright green! Use your normal mac-n-cheese recipe after that =)

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    sneffik- love the monster brains idea- sounds disgusting, but tasty! haha

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    christine says:

    You've combined the best of the best for kids Halloween party food! Nice work.

    Christine

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    sneffik says:

    Believe it or not, the mac-n-cheese was for an adult party! It was a HUGE hit! =D

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    A & W says:

    I can't get over how adorable this post is. I can't wait to make some of these at home for myself!
    Thanks!
    Whitney

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    A & W says:

    I can't get over how adorable this post is. I can't wait to make some of these at home for myself!
    Thanks!
    Whitney

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    Betty Crocker says:

    This is so awesome!!! We're having a Halloween party in a week and my husband wants to order pizza. While pizza is easy…it is NO FUN!

    I love these ideas, especially because you can actually get some cheese and apples in the kids before they go and eat all that yummy "dirt."

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    melissa * 320 Sycamore says:

    I seriously think that in this post, you have covered every idea I have ever bookmarked, torn from a magazine, or wanted to try. Thank you, thank you! I shared it on my blog today~

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    paper pixie says:

    I would definitely get the red velvet cupcake mix (a couple probably) and I would like to try the ginger spice cupcake mix. Of course I would share, I could come over make the red velvet cupcakes and hangout.
    bevluvspooh@yahoo.com

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    The Gathering Place says:

    I just found your blog and I will be coming back. Thanks for the great Halloween ideas. We are having a party on the weekend and I'm sure I will use some of your recipes!
    JoAnn

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    Madeleine says:

    These recipes are fantastic! I will definitely use some of them to put myself in the Halloween spirit!

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    Nancy says:

    These are all so cute and new to the old humdrum..for me anyway… love this site – its a keeper!

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    Alissa says:

    These are sooo cute! Thanks for all the awesome ideas! We are having a Halloween Party on the 30th, and I wanted to make the ghosts. Where do you buy almond bark? Is it just white chocolate? What kind do you buy and where do you get it? Thanks so much!

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    Alissa,
    Almond bark is usually by the chocolate chips. It comes in a 1 pound brick and you just break off squares. It's similar to white chocolate, but it's made with some oils as well so it melts and dips really easily. You could use white chocolate too, but almond bark will be much easier. Hope that helps!

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    suzi*1 says:

    Thank you for this great recipes, I'll use some of them this year on Halloween and I know my guests will love it.

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    Laura says:

    Those ghosts look awesome. I haven't really dipped stuff before. I hope it's not rocket science.;)

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    Kami says:

    Sooo many great edible ideas! Thank You!

    ps. I linked to this post today. :)

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    Karrissa Winward says:

    For the mummy dogs- do you cook the hot dogs first before wrapping them in the dough?

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    Karrissa- nope, just wrap the uncooked dough around an uncooked hot dog and they both cook up in the oven!

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    goosemonkey says:

    i'm throwing a birthday/halloween party this weekend for my son and i bought all the stuff to make the oreo spiders. how did you attach the red hots to the oreos?

    also, have you heard of (or tried) making a pumpkin cake with two bundt cakes stacked together? i plan to attempt it but am kind of nervous about it. any pointers?

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    goosemonkey- I just used a little dab of frosting from a tube to attach the red hots to the spiders.

    And yes, I have made a pumpkin cake that way- they're super cute! My one piece of advice is to fill the bundt pans as full as you can (without it cooking over obviously) because otherwise you get a really flat pumpkin. But it's super easy- nothing to be nervous about!

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    Karrissa Winward says:

    Thanks!! The preschool kids loved the mummy dogs!

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    Cauri says:

    Thank you SO much for the great ideas! I love the look of the slimey worms, but I could never eat them!! I will definitely be trying some of those easy recipes those–Definitely the spider web dip, the mummy dogs, and definitely the nutter butter cookies!

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    Pam says:

    Wow! I can't wait to try these. Thanks for such a comprehensive collection of fun food ideas.

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    Jenn says:

    omg- sooo cute! Love the witches wands, hats and brooms!

    Though I think our school looks down upon halloween themed treats (they prefer fall-themed) I may have to see what I can get away with ;)

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    Tina and Jason says:

    I wish I lived close enough to either one of you because you've got to have the most adorable (and yummy) parties. I'm already thinking of practicing some of these this weekend. :)

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    Kelli says:

    Wow! Thank you so much for this! Easy recipes with common ingredients that are so very cute! I can't wait to make them!!

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    Andrea and Terrance says:

    Oh my goodness, SUCH cute ideas!! I am definitely going to have a Halloween party now. I love your blog SOOO much, thank you thank you thank you for all your amazing recipes and ideas.

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    Kirby says:

    Love all of these great ideas!

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    renee says:

    I showed these to my GF who does a Halloween Party every year. We loved the mummy hot dogs, and agreed the slimy worms was too gross. Mummy hot dogs, cream of corn soup, chili and lots of candy should make everyone happy!

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    Da Bergs says:

    I am SO glad I found your cute blog!!! GREAT fun ideas for Halloween!!! I posted a link on my blog so I could show my friends and family!!!

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    HWFA says:

    Excellent ideas … love having them all in one place. Which makes me think do you girls have something similar to this for kitchen supplies??

    Maybe a top 10 of how to stock your kitchen or your FAVORITE kitchen tools/gadgets/must-haves? Something that would supply ideas for gift giving for the upcoming holidays? I'm guessing it's on your site somewhere, but not sure how to locate it.

    THank You!!

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    Alyssa says:

    What great ideas! Almost all of them are new to me. Thanks for posting recipes and tutorials! Maybe I'll just have to crash Sara's Halloween party and eat all of hers lol.

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    Katie says:

    Hi Sara!

    Just gave you my vote at Better something and something.

    Hope you're doing great!

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    Tami says:

    Thanks for the great compilation of Halloween treats! These are awesome! And equally impressive is the photography – how do you get such good shots?

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    kelly says:

    those are some really fun things to make. wish i had kids at home to make a bunch of them! i did make the cupcakes from here for company at dinner, everyone loved them. the wilton coloring is so much better than food coloring! thanks for such great ideas!!!!!!

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    Tara says:

    Congrats to the cookware winners!!

    Those Halloween recipes make me want to host a party… Thanks for sharing!!

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    Shannon says:

    Okay, I know this is a super super super stupid question, and I'm sure once you tell me I'm going to feel like a bigger idiot, but how does one post pictures on your facebook page? I've been making so many Halloween treats and I've noticed that your FB page is severely lacking in the "Halloween treats made by fans" photos, so I thought I'd contribute. But I can't figure it out for the life of me. Please tell me how to do this (kindly, no laughing…okay fine, you can laugh).

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    Shannon- totally not a stupid question! Just click on the status box to write something and below it you'll see an icon to attach a photo. Go share- we want to see!

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    Shannon says:

    Sara-
    Oh! I totally knew how to do that! I just didn't want to put it right on your wall because I figured that's where you guys post stuff, not your fans! But since I have your permission…..

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    Andrea says:

    So many great ideas in one place–I love them all!

    Do you guys have a good red velvet cake recipe? I wondered about cooking some in cupcakes, then frosting it in the shape of a brain or like a skeleton face, but even my boys thought that would be too disgusting to eat. I guess some ideas are just too unappetizing :0)

    By the way, I voted for you guys! You are awesome!

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    ireneagh says:

    FANTASTIC IDEAS!!!! thank you!

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    Christina says:

    Such great ideas and inspiring photos! Thank you!

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    Christene says:

    Oh my goodness! What a delightful collection of goodies and ideas for the parties we're all throwing this week. Thank you for making it 'one stop shopping' for me. I have my preschool party planned with lots of simple and yummy goodies for my little goblins to munch. You're awesome!

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    Lindsay says:

    This is amazing!!! I can't wait to make so much of it!

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    Kelli says:

    Thanks for all these great ideas!

    A friend gave me some purple potatoes she grew in her garden, and they truly have the most beautiful indigo color ever! I used your recipe for garlic-rosemary potatoes, and they turned out great- and now I'm thinking that all future Halloween feasts should include a purple/orange potato dish! The purple potatoes are a bit expensive at the store, but if you have friends who grow them, see if they'll share! VERY cool.

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    catinanapron says:

    we had my son's 8th birthday party yesterday and made your mummy dogs and the popcorn crunch! SO GOOD. everyone was asking how i made the popcorn. i can't believe how easy it was and how much it tasted like real popcorn balls!
    thanks!!

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    Jennifer says:

    I made the cheese fingers and the slimy worm sandwiches last night. Both were hits at the pot-luck we went to and SO EASY! Thanks!

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    meire says:

    Nossa, adorei o blog de vocês! Descobri por acaso, por um link do MAKE IT LOVE… consigo ler alguma coisa em inglês… quando fui ver no ABOUT US deste blog, li que vocês sabem português, resolvi escrever este comentário… vou entrar aqui outras vezes aqui …

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    Stacy Marie says:

    The link to the Glow in the Dark Drinks doesn’t work….I’d love to find out your secret to those amazing drinks. ;)

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    meg says:

    I cant find the recipe for the glowing drinks or the slime it just says it cant find it! wat am i doing wrong???????

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    artistico says:

    Wow! Those ideas are fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!! Love all!!!!

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    Nancy says:

    I teach and there are some great ideas here to use for our class party this Halloween. Awesome! Thanks!

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    Great site. Thanks for all the recipes. A lot of ideas for Halloween. My grand kids will love cool snacks ideas. Thanks.

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    julia says:

    thats so awesome my birthday is near halloween and I always celebrate it on the 31st my friends are gonaa enjoy it a lot!!! thanks love the ideas

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    Loria says:

    Great Ideas! thanks!

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    Cheryl says:

    I love this website it has given me ideas for so many parties to come, I have a 4 year old so many halloweens to come plus I am sure I can find excuses to make them anytime. WOW So amazing!

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    Chessy says:

    This is amazing! Halloween is my favorite holiday. Thank you so much for posting these!!!!!

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    gigi says:

    i was planning on throwing a halloween party last year but didnt have enough cool ideas like these and now i am so going to throw one this year. thank you so much!!!

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    Khushali says:

    WOW! Now that would make for an amazing Halloween party!

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    Valerie Peterson says:

    Adorable, clever, fun and it all looks like it actually tastes delicious! Have bookmarked this page to use this Halloween! I can hardly wait! Thank you! Your family is very lucky to have you! Valerie, Colorado

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    Meagan says:

    I can’t get the link for how to make your spider web design work. It keeps saying page not found…any suggestions? Thank you!

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    karla says:

    I would love to make the mason jar lanters. It says to click “here” to learn how but it only makes the picture bigger. How did you make those? I LOVE Halloween and everything about this fall holiday. Karla

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    Really great and fun Halloween recipes. I especially like the fingers from cheese. Very clever. I think I’m going to need to copy a couple of these for this year’s Halloween party.

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    Heather says:

    I am hosting the Halloween party for preschool this year and I am super excited to try these ideas!

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    Dianey says:

    This is awesome!! I love finding what I am looking for all in one place!! Thanks for all the great Halloween food Ideas!! :)

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    Well, those mummy dogs are pretty spectacular! That’s definitely a new one! Love it.

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    Kim says:

    Wow! These all look so cute and yummy!
    I would definitely need a lot of patience to make all these.

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    Great ideeas! Thanks for sharing!

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    Wow! Gotta try this at home! Thank you for sharing and I will visit this site again soon!

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    Jamie says:

    these are so cute!! i have a Halloween party coming up and i was worried about what i would make!! thanks!!

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    Sara, you are incredible! I love holiday themed food and these are fantastic ideas. A couple years ago I bought one of those little Pillsbury books in the checkout line that’s Halloween themed. Your collection of recipes and ideas here on this page outshines that entire book! The monster jaws are particularly fantastic. At a minimum I will definitely be trying the honey caramel apples (sounds incredible and we always do caramel apples at Halloween), the breadstick bones and the worms on a bun (hilarious!) this year and will undoubtedly try others in the future. Something I regularly do at Halloween is make deviled eggs but tint the filling green and put an olive slice on each egg so they look like monster eyes, and we make mummy fingers with halved hot dogs wrapped in tortillas.

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    I want to make ALL of these things! What cute ideas!

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    Karina says:

    These are so cute and creative! Thanks for sharing. Love the candy corn cupcake, it looks so cute that I wouldn’t want to eat it! I also found some cute baking good here http://www.pronto.com/shop/halloween-baking to share with all of you.

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    Hannah says:

    Thanks! Now I’m feeling totally inspired to throw a Halloween party next week.

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    Robin says:

    Your ideas are so awesome! I’m having a party on the 27th and I’m certainly going to take advantage of a couple of these recipes. Your website is going to be definitely on my go-to list!

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    Linda says:

    Is there a link for the mason jar lantern tutorial? I can’t seem to find it.

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    Jodi says:

    My 3 boys loved making your shrunken apple heads. Every morning they would check to see how much creepier theirs were. Thanks for all the great ideas and recipes!

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    Kit says:

    Wow. I want to party with all of it.

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    I’m so sorry about your hand!! So frustrating!

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    Kelsey says:

    Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas! This year I did the candy corn cupcakes, the pumpkin chocolate chip “muffins” with cream cheese icing, and just made the cute little bat oreos last night. I am going to miss Halloween :( But I am happy that pumpkin flavoring will be around for a while… followed by peppermint!

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    Patti says:

    I knew last night when there was no new post after midnight that the garlic-knife-stitches incident was more serious than we dared believe. I hope you can enjoy your time in Ohio even with your Frankenstein stitches. Does this mean your kiddos are having to Trick or Treat without you? I’m seriously thinking I need to send you that silicon tube for peeling your garlic. We don’t want you looking just like purple-haired Barbie, do we? I thought not.

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      Well, I’m not quite gone yet, haha! And we also kind of already had our Halloween festivities. Sad, right?!

      And no, we don’t want me looking like purple-haired Barbie. On so many levels. :)

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    Ellie says:

    We had a birthday party for my 5-year-old on Saturday and served Mummy Dogs with Dipping Blood (ketchup in plastic shot glasses, which are just the right size for dipping mummy dogs or veggies at a kids party) and Blood and Eyeballs (grapes in red jello). The looks on their faces when I told them what we were having were priceless!

    I tried to make the slime to put in the favor bags but I used a mix of Elmers and other glue and it didn’t work. Next time I will believe all the comments and just go with Elmers. At least my kids that were helping to make it had fun.

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    Lisa says:

    Love all the ideas! I made Monster Munch for work today and everyone raved about it. I tried to do the Nutter Butter ghosts but couldn’t find peanut shaped ones any where. They only have round ones in my area, so I just made circle shaped ghosts. People loved them just the same.

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    Lori S. says:

    What an amazing collection of ideas and recipes! I made the candy corn cupcakes for my sons class party and they were a hit. As I read through these ideas I am thinking how easy many of them would be to make for christmas parties with a few seasonally appropriate tweaks. You two are amazing. Thanks!

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    You guys are amazing!! All of the Halloween/Fall food ideas look simple, easy to prepare and require little ingredients! My kind of plan! Thanks for all of the great tips! Plan on remembering this when it’s time to crank out the creative, fast recipes! Thanks!! Heidi
    http://www.browneyedgirlygirl

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    sue says:

    oh the worms on a bun nearly made me sick to look at. My son would love that, LOL

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    Kiersten says:

    You’re a food blogger and you still peel garlic? Don’t you have a garlic press? No need to peel! I hope your hand is feeling better soon.

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    Brooke says:

    You poor thing, glad you’re okay. I am very accident prone in the kitchen too, doesn’t stop me though and the food is fantastic… just comes with some injuries. Worth it though, right? We used several of your ideas this year. The laterns were cute and the toffee caramel dip with apples and cinnamon sugar tortilla chips was lovely. Thank you!

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    Melissa says:

    I made those oreo bats for our ward party this year and for my sons pre-k class. They were a HUGE hit in both places. Thanks for the idea. I loved that I didn’t have to spend hours and hours trying to make something cute.

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    jodib says:

    Help, I need Christmas ideas!! For my kids school Halloween parties I made the spider oreo cookies and the fudge stripe witches hats. (They were a huge hit by the way, thank-you very much!) Well I have been told that the kids can’t wait to see what I come up with for Christmas. Seeing as how I am not a ‘crafty idea’ person myself (I borrow ideas) and completely lost in the kitchen I need all the help I can get. Eagerly waiting for the next installment that I can steal and pass off as my own. Those kids are pretty harsh critics.

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    I know Halloween has passed, but I’m still going to make those mummy dogs. Yum!

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    Tara says:

    When I was little my babysitter would make me spiders and blood (a.k.a hotdogs and ketchup) for lunch. It’s easy to make and nothing beats a hotdog and ketchup. Take 1 hotdog and on each end make 2 cuts (so you have 4 “legs”). Make sure to leave about 1 1/2 – 2 inches in the middle of the hotdog (the body). Boil the hotdogs until cooked and serve with ketchup! Every so often I make for myself and I like a kid again!

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    Ariane says:

    Ridiculously clever!

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    Jen says:

    These look amazing just wondering what icing you used!

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    elizabeth says:

    Thanks for all the great Halloween ideas!!

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    Jennifer says:

    I would just like to say how freakin AWESOME you are!!!!! I was looking for the perfect drink, snack and fun recipes to make my first anniversary out of this world…YES I got married on Halloween. How many people do you know want to go to an anniversary party every year? Not me…they’re boring. But what if it’s a fun costume party at a time of the year that most want to go to a party. So I really wanted to start this out with a blast. And I truely believe that your recipes and ideas will help make this great for all!!! THAAAANK YOU for helping me make my annual special day great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Mahayla Lewis says:

    I have a halloween party every year and this is the first year that I have had the money to actually make the food for it. I found your site and I am making almost everything on the list!! I love it all!

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    Kristin says:

    This website is too cute! I found a lot of ideas for my Halloween party. Love this website!

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    Um, how in the world did I miss seeing those Pumpkin & Cream Cheese Whoopie Pies before?? I need to make those. NOW.

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    Heidi says:

    Awesome ideas. I’d love it if you linked your mummy dogs to my Mummy Roundup post. Great site. This is my first visit.

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    Michelle says:

    WOW.. you have came up with such great ideas that will guarantee a great party for all. Thanks for sharing.. :)

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    De says:

    just what I was looking for, everything in one place , thank you

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    Aurora says:

    I tried 5 of the recipes and all of them came back with page not found :( They all look awesome so I’m pretty bummed out! I’m thinking this is a new problem judging by other recent comments. Can you tell me if this can be fixed or if it’s just me?

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    Tiana says:

    I loved the recipe mad scientist potion. It looks really cool. Everyone who trys it, I garantee you’ll kids will love it. I’v never made it, but I still think it looks super cool.Thanks for reading my comment.

    Thanks,
    Tinana Klouplouskie

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    party plann' gal says:

    would you pretty please do one about activities for 12+ ?!?!?!?!?

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    kelly Smyth says:

    these are amazing ideas!i canont wait to see the look on my friends faces

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    charle says:

    Wow I am going to try that blue goop stuff and chocolat covered pretzels that stuff is fun easy cheap and totally adorable!

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    Mel says:

    Great ideas and I loved the sense of humor everyone had! It was nice to have a good laugh with the commentary!

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    Amy Smith says:

    Lots of easy yet creative ideas with which little ones can help!

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    Paul says:

    These look fantastic! We have our own addition – really simple and easy to make for the kids, Halloween Lolly Spiders…

    Step-by-step instructions here:
    http://www.eventsense.co.uk/blog/halloween

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    Kim Martin says:

    This is GREAT!! I found this on Pinterest and am using it to make treats for our pumpkin carving party. Made the cheesy fingers already, will be making the mummy dogs & autumn pretzel turtles. Thanks for these awesome ideas!! :)

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    Kaitlin says:

    So my friends and I came across this stuff on Pinterest and we are in LOVE!!! We are having a Halloween party and making the witch’s hats, worms and dirt, oreo spiders and the Slimy Worms on a bun! I think we may be the only ones brave enough to try them so we will let you know how they turn out!!! Thanks for all the great ideas!

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