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.
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
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!
Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Bell Pepper
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
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?