Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween 'Finger' Food!!

To me, one of the biggest challenges at Halloween (aside from eating all the treats before giving them out) is coming up with new, 'cool looking' treats to serve at our party. In our 8 years of annual extravaganzas, we've learned that salty trumps sweet and people gravitate towards the dips and chips vs. the cookies and cakes. This may be a little different at kid parties, or work parties, but when there's alcohol involved, there's definitely a greater interest in savory.

Despite this, you're pretty hard-pressed to find a savory recipe anywhere, that looks good on its own - that is, it looks good without a name tag explaining what it's supposed to be. If I have to stick a toothpick in something explaining it, it's not as fun to me, I want to look at it and be grossed out/amazed right away! This year's new treat requirements also included the ability to be served cold, quick to prep and it couldn't be a dip (I already had 3 planned) - bonus points if it was cheap!

Somehow, thanks to Pinterest, I found a winner!! Thankfully, it's still okay to have high standards for Halloween treats! ;) Behold... Halloween 'Finger' Food!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Halloween Witches' Brooms

October is EASILY the busiest month of the year for me. Sure Christmas is hectic, but the minute October hits, it's officially Halloween season, and myself and the hubby can be found all over the city checking out the latest Halloween props at whatever store carries them! Between costume planning, prop building and party prepping, October seems to fly by and yet again, here we are with 6 days to go for our annual Extravaganza!

Tonight I was testing some quick and easy treats for next weekend's party, and thought it would be great to share on the blog... as you may have noticed, there has been a lack of posting since October set in ;)

Anywho, if you're looking for an easy treat to make, this is it! I won't take the credit for the idea as I saw it online, cropped the picture, and now I have no idea where it's from! I do remember there were no instructions with it, so I've listed below how I made it happen :)