I don’t know how you all plan to celebrate, but we’re having a couple friends over to play games. Board or video, I’m not sure. I guess we’ll see how every one feels!
Of course, Halloween snacks are happening, as well. Last night, I made a batch of Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, which are a fan favorite this time of year. Unfortunately, I didn’t have toffee pieces, so it’s just the chocolate chips (life is hard). Still delicious! Those got sent to work with Zach, though. For snacks tonight, I’m making my Appalachian Pepperoni Rolls, which a lot of the Atlantians I’ve met have never heard of. (I didn’t expect that, since Georgia is still fairly close to Appalachia.) I don’t think any of our friends appreciate spicy food very much, otherwise I’d throw some Slow Cooker Sriracha Meatballs into the mix. But I definitely recommend them for your own party (if you’re having one)!
We still have some Pumpkin Pie Liqueur, so I’ll probably bring that out tonight. Speaking of which, here’s a fun drinking game: Every time you see an Elsa costume, take a shot. And then spend the rest of the night getting your stomach pumped. It’s not even 9 AM and I’ve seen two Elsa’s already.
Many of you have come up with some creative ideas, too! I’ve been really impressed by the things I’m seeing on Facebook, link parties, and Pinterest. If I had to feature all of them, though, this post would never end. Here are the five best Halloween treats I’ve seen this year:
1. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles from A Mitten Full of Savings — OK, so not a Halloween treat, per se, but pumpkin works for Halloween. Zach and I found a Godiva store here in Atlanta a few weeks ago and tried one of their Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffles. They were amazing, but ridiculously expensive (of course). So I’ve been wanting to recreate the recipe. I’ll definitely have to give hers a try this year!
2. Jack Skellington Chocolate Apples from Big Bear’s Wife — Jack Skellington is everywhere this year, and I’m OK with that. I adored The Nightmare Before Christmas when I was a kid. My high school best friend and I used to be able to quote the whole movie. Anyway, these apples are adorable and they look very easy to make.
3. Caramel Apple Sangria by A Night Owl — I have been salivating over this drink for weeks now. Also, it’s only four ingredients (one of them being apples, of course) and looks incredibly easy to make. This IS happening sometime this fall (maybe Thanksgiving?).
4. Jack Skellington Oreo Pops from A Dose of Paige — Like I said, Jack Skellington everywhere! Oreos would probably go over better with adults than apples would (weirdly…). I don’t think I’ll get the chance to make these this year, but next year I’m sure our friends would love them! (If they don’t, then they’re not really our friends. 😛 ) I love that she used the orange cream Oreos. Once you bite into one, it gives you a nice little pop of color against all that black and white. Very cute!
5. Halloween Monster Donuts from The Pin Junkie — When I saw these, I could not stop laughing. They are so cute! And all you have to do is stick cheap vampire teeth in them. That is my kind of party snack–no work and all fun! I should have just made these for Zach to take to work.
Honorable Mention: Easy DIY Halloween Wine Bottles from My Paper Craze — These didn’t make the list because, well, they’re not a snack. But they were too cute not to feature here. If you’re going to a party this year and you still don’t have anything to take (I feel you), grab a couple bottles of wine and follow this awesome tutorial. Your host will love it! I know the tutorial says specifically to use empty bottles, but as long as they’re completely sealed, I see no reason you can’t use unopened ones. The paint just won’t go all the way to the top. Which is fine–that allows you to drink directly from the bottle without worrying about consuming paint (no judgments).
What are your plans for Halloween? Let me know in the comments!