HALLOWEEN PARTY

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How to decorate a kid friendly Halloween party

If you are new ’round this joint, let me tell ya… you’re in for holiday overload. Once Labor Day rolls around, I pull out no less than 50 bajillion holiday totes and go to town. I’ve got a harvest party in the front and a Halloween party in the back, if you will. I love it all!

Seeing how I kicked off the 2015 holiday season with a Harry Potter Halloween party, I thought it was only fitting to give our tiny humans a little Halloween fun this time.

Although… I’m almost positive mommy and daddy threw down on the Halloween pudding cups harder. Hang out until the end of this party and you will understand why.

HALLOWEEN PARTY DECORATIONS:

This Halloween party was 100% inspired by these witch hats. I wanted to make something special for the place settings that wasn’t SO perfect that it didn’t make sense to have at a child’s party. You know what I’m talking about. I’m guilty of it. You’re guilty of it. We’re all making our lives difficult one detail at a time.

Difficult but the CUTEST EVER! We will sleep once the kids flee the nest, right?To make the witch hats, you need 1.5 sheets of black construction paper, a glue stick, colored construction paper, and scissors. (Optional: Add names to the hat for a finished look, but again… the kids probably won’t notice.)

  • Channel your inner grade school student to make the cone and glue it together.
  • Channel your inner high school student to cut out the correct size circle.
  • Glue the brim (circle) to the yellow lid.
  • Wrap a color coordinated ‘construction paper ribbon’ around the base of the hat.

Done. Finished. That’s a wrap.

Get it? We wrapped the ribbon around the hat? C’mon…

Which led to cauldrons. Big cauldrons. Little cauldrons. Edible cauldrons. All things shaped like cauldrons! This tower is simply two 12 inch cauldrons topped with a 9 inch cauldron. There isn’t even a secret pole up the middle. It’s just a balancing act that takes a minute to figure out.

Which led to the party colors of orange, lime, and purple. And let me tell you, these colors must be trendy this year because the entire Halloween section fits in this color palette. You will be the hippest parent in town without even trying! And don’t be afraid to take full credit for being on-trend without trying. There is no shame in celebrating the little victories.

You should have zero issues finding everything from utensils to funky, bendy straws in these party colors.

HALLOWEEN PARTY FOOD:

But back to the cauldrons for a minute.

Snack Pack® Pudding Cups make excellent edible cauldrons. Well, the innards are edible, not the globes they are in. The globe is glass, and I don’t recommend eating glass. Now if someone could come over and explain what is and what isn’t edible to my baby, that’d be great.

While I was at Walmart buying 30+ Go-Paks!, I noticed they had sugar cookies in orange, purple, and lime on display. Well played, holiday display, well played.

Not having to bake cookies and/or cupcakes is a huge win for the husband cleaning up after you wreck the kitchen. Again. For the second time that week.

Not naming names or anything, but yeah… it’s a never ending cycle when you plan parties for a living.

I put all of the toppings for the Halloween pudding cups on the table to prevent party fouls. I had visions of a toppled over tower of cauldrons because Little Johnny was standing on his tiptoes trying to reach the candy eyeballs and femurs.

HALLOWEEN PUDDING CUPS:

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Chocolate/Vanilla:

  • NABISCO Go-Paks! Mini OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
  • NABISCO Go-Paks! NUTTER BUTTER Bites Sandwich Cookies
  • Reddi Wip Original
  • Snack Pack® Pudding Cups (Chocolate/Vanilla)
  • Caramel drizzle
  • Halloween themed candy
  • Peanuts

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Vanilla:

  • NABISCO Go-Paks! NUTTER BUTTER Bites Sandwich Cookies
  • NABISCO Go-Paks! Mini OREO Golden Sandwich Cookies
  • Reddi Wip Original
  • Snack Pack® Pudding Cups (Vanilla)
  • Caramel drizzle
  • Halloween themed candy
  • Peanuts
  • Work in groups of three (Mini OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Mini OREO Golden Sandwich Cookies, and NUTTER BUTTER Bites Sandwich Cookies).
  • Split the NUTTER BUTTER Bites in half, you will make both of the pudding cups listed above by adding them to the different OREO Go-Paks!.
  • Find a utensil that allows you to crush the cookies inside the cup (I used a meat masher thingie-ma-jig.) and crush about 1/3 of the cookies at a time.
  • Add the appropriate Snack Pack® Pudding Cup to the cup of cookies.
  • Replace the lid and shake whatcha momma gave ya.
  • Add the rest of the crushed OREO cookies and NUTTER BUTTER Bites.

Note: For the sake of demonstrating via pictures, I opted to shake the pudding with half of the crushed cookies instead of filling the cup with half cookies, pudding, and the second half of the cookies. Both ways result in the same delicious pudding cup.

  • Top your magnificent pudding cup with a healthy dose of Reddi Wip, caramel, peanuts, and Halloween themed candy.

They are everything you’ve ever wanted from a dessert in a plastic cup. Read: It doesn’t leak and there are no bowls to wash. Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth fingers? ZERO bowls.

You’re welcome.

Now that you are craving your own pudding cup, print out this Buy ONE (1) Snack Pack® Pudding and get ONE (1) FREE (up to $1.00) NABISCO Go-Paks! (2.25 oz. or larger) coupon and pick up the goods from your local Walmart. You’ll be happy you did!

Be sure to check out more fun ideas for snacking on the go. I’d love to hear how you plan on celebrating Halloween!

DO A GIRL A FAVOR AND PIN THIS HALLOWEEN PARTY!

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