Halloween Round Up

18 Oct

Ever since I was little, Halloween has been one of my favorite holidays because I viewed it as the wonderful day of the year when you get to dress up and get free candy. Over the years, however, I have come to love Halloween in large part because it marks the beginning of the holiday season. Halloween is the first of many festive celebrations with exciting traditions,delicious food, and spirited decor. So here is the first of many holiday round ups to come in the next few months.

Costumes

Baby Frida Costume DIY

Raggedy Anne Costume DIY for kids and adults

Too Big Alice in Wonderland Costume

Children’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s costume on Etsy

Decorations

 

Swarm of Batts Pupkin..since you don’t need to carve it, feel free to decorate this pumpkin in advance, or even do this to a sugar pumpkin so that you can bake tasty treats from the pumpkin after Halloween

Googly-eyed monster cups to make any drink more exciting

Tea light squashes for a more elegant take on the classic Jack-O-Lantern

Festive pumpkin cooler

Adorable free Halloween Bunting Printable

Pumpkin Cat…too cute not to include, but please do not try this at home!

Savories

Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Bell Pepper

These Jack-O-Lantern tarts have a sweet filling, but with a spanikopita-style spinach filling they’d be absolutely divine!

Spiced Tofu Bruchetes….stick the skewers into a pumpkin for a festive update

Spiced Harvest Squash and Fennel

Mini Mummy Pizzas….so much cuter than the giant ones from the pizza parlor!

Candy Corn Crudite Platter with Pumpkin Dip for a healthy take the on the beloved candy

Baked Parmesan and Sage Truffle Fries

Curried Zucchini Roll Ups

Vegetarian Lasagna Bites

Innocent (or spooky) Owl Crackers

Sweets

Pumpkin Mouse Trifle (you don’t have to tall anyone that it’s healthy)

Candy Corn Butter Cookies

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Frosting

Candy Corn Candy Apples

Jack-O-Lantern Pop Tarts

Monster Candy Apples

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Momofuku Milk Bar Remix: Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookies

In my family, what began as a simple pizza dinner with friends before trick-or-treating has evolved into a fanciful feast with creative, themed treats and appetizers. It’s a wonderful time to chat with friends and family in a more relaxed setting before the candy-crazed kids begin their neighborhood roam. What are your Halloween traditions?

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13 Responses to “Halloween Round Up”

  1. The Perky Poppy Seed November 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    Love these ideas:) never would have thought of pumpkin pie with meringue.. but hey it makes sense..:) Light and fluffy :) love it:)

  2. Leanova Designs October 23, 2012 at 8:20 am #

    I love Kahlo’s costume :D

    • ModernAlice October 23, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

      Me too! That would be the perfect costume for adults too, even if it wouldn’t turn off quite as cute

  3. silverscreenings October 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    The monster candy apples are so cute!

    • ModernAlice October 23, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

      I agree! Apples and candy are the perfect fall treat:)

  4. Donna K October 18, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    I enjoy looking at the cutest children in their innovative costumes–Frida was hysterical! The owl crackers, pumpkin mousse trifle, squash and fennel look great–hope I get to try these delectable goodies.

    • ModernAlice October 18, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

      Thanks Donna! I’ll have to converse with mom to see what recipes end up making the final cut.

      • Donna K October 19, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

        I always look forward to your Halloween get togethers, not just the interesting company but the yummy new recipes I get to try. Can’t wait to see the girl’s costumes.

      • ModernAlice October 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

        Me too! Of course they will look adorable as always:) I’m so glad that I’ll still be able to be there this year!

  5. Terri at Time To Be Inspired October 18, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    Some great looking treats alright, but I love the baby Frida costume. Love it!

    • ModernAlice October 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

      Thanks! Check out the other great child artist costumes on oh happy day too!

  6. Julie Kendall October 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    I loved all of the decorations, and I esp loved the eat treats. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ModernAlice October 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

      Thanks Julie! Anything with Halloween festivity automatically tastes better:)

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