Kelley Grant is a contributor on Work it Mom, and owner of The Grant Life
October is here and its time to start thinking about the big day - Halloween! Most kids love to dress up and go trick or treating around the neighborhood for treats. My kids are no exception and have already given me their costume ideas. Instead of celebrating just one day of the month I decided to create a fun little Halloween mini party for my kids. It was super easy to whip together and they really enjoyed the spooky snacks. If you like these ones, check out this collection of even spookier snacks!
Like I said, this Halloween mini party was really easy to put together for my kids. Here is how I made the yummy mummy drinks, the spooky spider snacks and the perfect pumpkin pizzas.
To make all three you will need:
- 2 blocks of chocolate bark
- A handful of pretzel sticks
- Wax paper
- Juice boxes of your choice
- White crepe paper
- Beads of googly eyes
- 2 slices of bread
- Shredded Cheese
- Spider decorations (optional)
I made the spooky spider snacks first because they needed the extra time to cool. I melted the two chocolate bark blocks in the microwave until they were creamy. (Note: Melt them carefully! Set them in for 30 second increments and mix after each time.) I then transferred the melted chocolate into a ziplock baggie for piping. I sealed the bag and cut a small hole at the tip. After I arranged my pretzels in the shape of a star on wax paper, I piped the chocolate on them, creating a circle. I set them aside to cool and dry while I created the other snacks.
The pumpkin pizzas were a huge hit. I normally make the kids mini pizzas but they loved they there were pumpkin shaped this time. To make them I used a pumpkin cookie cutter and cut out two pieces of bread. I used a little ketchup and then covered it with cheese. I microwaved it for about 25 seconds and set it aside to cool.
While the pizza and spider webs were cooling I created the yummy mummy drinks. I used regular juice boxes and wrapped white crepe around them to create the ‘bodies’. I then used two beads for eyes and doodled a mummy scar above their eye. Just be sure to take the straws out before you wrap them in crepe paper. I learned that lesson after and had to use a straw from another juice box.
I gave each kid a mummy drink, a pizza pumpkin and a pretzel spider web for snack time. They were so excited and it was fun to talk about each part of their snack. Once I told them the spider webs were really chocolate they made sure to eat every last bite. Because Halloween is about sweets and treats, right?