There’s an awful lot of pressure when Halloween doesn’t fall on a school night. What to do? Where to go? And, the big one, what to eat? It’s just my husband and I this year, and for once he doesn’t work, so we tried to plan some quiet fun at home. We got as far as deciding we’d have a scary movie night, which turned into a newish-movies-we-haven’t-seen-yet night. I’m pretty sure Mad Max and Jurassic World aren’t going to have us looking over our shoulders, but that’s okay. What we don’t know yet is what treats we’re going to indulge in while Chris Pratt saves the world (or not – haven’t seen it yet!) I think there’s an idea or two here that might make up for our lack of spooky cinema.
At this late date, it’s probably a good idea to focus on things that are easy, and it doesn’t get any easier than these Spider Eggs from Family Fresh Meals.
It must be because the holidays are coming, but lately I’ve been itching to make some cut-out cookies. Looks like I could get an early start with these Gingerbread Skeletons from Total Bristol.
Why do I feel like, as spooky as it is, this Goosebumps Punch from Sugar and Soul just wouldn’t be the same without that gummy worm sneaking out?
Shrimp on the Brain Molded Dip from Cooking with Carlee = eww, just as it should be.
I love it when creative people make fruit festive, like these Silly Apple Bites from Fork and Beans.
With the right ingredients, this Halloween Spaghetti from The 36th Avenue is easier than you might think.
Ordinarily the Frankensteins would be pretty scary, but this chocolatey green couple from Your Cup of Cake is just cute.
The ingredient that makes this Glowing Severed-Hand Halloween Punch from Chowhound work is surprising, and decidedly grown-up.
Out of everything here, the treats that will get the strongest vote from my date are these Halloweeño Jalapeño Popper Mummies from The Hopeless Housewife.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!