Halloween Decorations and Treats

Posted on Oct 23 2013 - 4:11pm by Nicole Smith

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re planning on throwing a Halloween party, I have a couple suggestions for Halloween decorations and treats that you may like.

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I’ve been meaning to post these ideas, along with photos, since my son’s sixth birthday party over a week and a half ago but things have been extremely hectic around here, and I haven’t had the chance. Until today. As you can see from the photos below, my son had a Halloween-themed birthday party. We didn’t have a lot of money to spend on decorations and treats, so we went to Dollar Tree and bought what we could.

I also went on Pinterest and found some super cute and tasty treats to make that wouldn’t cost us a fortune.

Even though we didn’t buy expensive decorations or make expensive treats, my son still had a blast, as did all the other kids, and he made memories that he will remember for a long time. And that makes me ecstatic. I wanted my son to have  a fun-filled birthday, and with the help of my boyfriend, we were able to give him that. (Thank you, Chris.)

The first thing that my boyfriend and I made was Bug Ice. We already had ice cube trays, so we only had to buy bugs. We bought two packages at Dollar Tree for $2.

Bug Ice

The next thing we made was ghost cupcakes. The cupcake mix and frosting was bought at Market Basket. The cupcake papers and little ghosts were bought at Dollar Tree. I also bought colored Halloween sprinkles and Candy Corn and Candy Pumpkins to decorate the cupcakes…but the kids ended up eating the candy separately.

Ghost CupcakesNext we made Witch Hats. These were incredibly simple to make but were a huge hit with the kids and parents. All you need to do is buy fudge striped cookies, orange icing and Hershey Kisses. You flip the cookies over, squeeze out some orange icing and add a Hershey Kiss to the top. As you can see, they do look like cute, little witch hats.

Witch HatsAnd what else does a witch need besides her trust hat? A BROOMSTICK! So we made Witch’s Broomsticks. These were also EXTREMELY easy to make. All you need is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and pretzel sticks. Then you stick the pretzel in unwrapped Reese’s. Voila!! (If you like salty and sweet foods mixed together, this is a fantastic option!)

Witch's BroomstickOther party ideas:

– Green UTZ Cheeseballs (Bought at Target)

– Green juice (Works great with the Bug Ice. Bought at Market Basket)

– Orange and black crepe paper (Bought at Dollar Tree)

– Halloween Goody Bags (All items used were either bought at Dollar Tree, Target and Walmart. The Target and Walmart items were bought in the $1 areas. For example, I got 20 eye patches at Target for $1.)

– Halloween plates, cups and tablecloth – (All bought at Target for $1 each)

– Mini pumpkin painting

– English Muffin Pizzas – (We were going to do Mummy ones, but didn’t have time. The kids still loved them though.)

– Spider webbing and a black drape cloth (All from Dollar Tree)

– Mummy door hanging (Bought at Dollar Tree)

– Beware sign (Bought at Dollar Tree)

– Orange and black balloons (Bought at Dollar Tree)

 

 

 

 

 

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