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My Halloween Party || Food and Costumes

So growing up, we didn’t celebrate Halloween in the traditional way. No, my parents didn’t tell me it was evil or anything, but even as a kid I never had much of an interest for dressing up (which continues to this day), and since we had our own little family tradition, I never cared about the regular stuff. That being said, I’ve never trick-or-treated or even gone to a Halloween party before. However, this year I have rectified that, and I went all out! I picked a costume I actually care about, I went Pinterest crazy and found all kinds of fun Halloween foods, and I decorated with spider webs and Jack-o-lanterns! I invited my closest friends together and we watched “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” It was awesome!

These are Spider Deviled Eggs! They were yum! You just make traditional deviled eggs and use black olives to make the spiders. I used this recipe and this decorating tip.

Yummy Hotdog Mummies. Basically “Pigs in a Blanket” but with mustard for eyes! I ushed Kosher 97% Fat Free hotdogs and it cuts the calories down considerably with the same great taste. This is where I got the idea.

Floating Hand Punch. Super easy! Just pour water into a glove and freeze it! I made two, and I’m glad I did because the first one melted very quickly. The punch is made using one 46 ounce can of Pineapple Juice, a 2-liter of Ginger Ale, and 4 packets of Strawberry Kool-Aid. It was pretty good.

These Potato Skin Ghosts were yummy and cooked very quickly. I got the idea from this, but I changed it because my husband doesn’t like sour cream. I used white cheese instead and just served it with sour cream as a garnish.

Candy Corn Cake was the most impressive to me. It wasn’t as hard as you’d think, and baking them in a jar was a really fun way to serve them. Here’s the recipe. Just remember to wait for it to cool before you put the icing on. I forgot and it basically melted all over the jar!

My Graveyard 7-Layer Dip was an ordinary dip, made using refried beans with taco seasoning mixed in, layered with sour cream and cream cheese, salsa, lettuce, tomato, cheese and olives. Yum! I added the gravestones and tree to make it spooky, and they were just cut from poster board.

Of course you need Dirt at a Halloween Party! This was made with only three ingredients, and was really tasty.

Here it is! My Halloween spread! It took almost four hours to make everything, and all the food was about $50. Decorations were bought from Target, and that’s where we got our costumes too.

Here’s the old familiar clan! Captain America and Katniss (duh, of course I did), Flo and a Mormon, and Wonder Women with Mario.

Jason as Captain America and me as Katniss. Both big Summer 2012 blockbuster hits (Avengers and The Hunger Games). I’ll be posting a lot more about my costume and how I made it next Monday.

Erin was Flo from the Progressive commercials and Kyle was a Mormon. Definitely the funniest costumes!

Felicia was Wonderwomen and Jason was Mario. Everyone cracked up when they saw his beard!

Last but not least our dog Cinema was a Sheriff! You can see why in the top right picture where he’s interrogating Flo for her food. We got this costume at Target as well, for like $9 or something.

Anyway it was a blast! Thanks guys for celebrating my very first Halloween party with me, I had such a good time. Now on to eating the leftovers…

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