Halloween is favourite holiday around our house- as soon as one is done our daughter is thinking up a costume for the next year – this year she is going to go as the wicked queen from Once upon a time. Can’t wait to see her all dressed up!
Along with dressing up she loves all the wonderful Halloween treats that go along with it. One of My best go to places for great desserts any time of the year is Kraft Canada [well for pretty much anything] their website is filled with so many great tips and information.
The Kraft Canada website even has a page specifically dedicated to Halloween, it is full of amazing recipes, party ideas, decorations and tips for a great Halloween party! They also have some great stencils that we can use on our pumpkin.
After they go out trick or treating, the kids will be coming back for some Halloween treats at our house. I took a quick look at the site and I found some great snacks for them to have when they come back with loaded bags. This is a Mummy cookie balls recipe I found that looks great and will be a hit with the kids. It is also one that I can easily make gluten free, so my daughter can enjoy along with her friends.
There are also some great games available on the site that they can play! I think this will be a fun one:
Divide kids into teams of 3 (1 mummy, 1 wrapper, 1 un-wrapper). Each team gets 1 extra-large roll of toilet paper. This is a timed event, so instruct the kids that on your signal, one team member must wrap the “mummy” in toilet paper. When the roll is complete (and the mummy is mostly covered) the 2nd team member unwraps the mummy (no tearing the toilet paper, it has to be unrolled). The first team to finish, wins. This is a great activity, especially when you play it to fast-paced Halloween music.
Whatever it is that the kids have or play afterwards, make sure that they are safe when they are going out; have some reflective tape on their clothing [I get the glow in the dark neon bracelets and necklaces for them to wear that way they also have bit of a light source] and make sure there is a group of them going out together [teens don't like you going with them] as well as making sure that they are carrying a cell phone to call if they need picking up or feel threatened in any way.
Have a safe and Happy Halloween! :)