Halloween Costume Party + Themed Food

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There is so much emphasis on Halloween candy and treats, but what about some real sustenance for the kids before they head out for their sugar high? I created this Halloween supper & costume party for Celebrations using invitations from Pear Tree Greetings as inspiration.

I set up a playful table for the kids to help themselves to non sugary sweets like mummy dogs, mummy mini pizzas, mummy mouths {recipes below}, and popcorn. They can wash it down with a simple green punch {green fruit punch + ginger ale} served in science beakers.

I also show a tutorial for DIY prize ribbons for ‘best costume’ categories. See all the details and recipes below and I hope you’ll incorporate some of these ideas for your own pre-trick-or-treat party!  You can find the Printable Halloween tags from Love the Day.

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These “monster mouths” look creepy but taste yummy! They also add a healthy boost from protein and fruit.

Monster Mouths

  • Green apples
  • Peanut butter
  • Peanuts

Cut the apple in half down the middle of the stem. Remove seeds and sit apple down on the flat side.

Carefully cut a “V” shape into the apple on the rounded side to create the “mouth”.

Spread the cut area with peanut butter and insert peanuts around the outside of the “mouth” to form “teeth.”

 These mini mummy pizzas are the perfect size for little goblin hands.

Minni Mummy Pizzas

  • English Muffins
  • Pizza Sauce
  • White cheddar cheese slices
  • Sliced black olives

Cut English muffins in half and spread each side with pizza sauce. Cut strips of cheese using a pizza cutter or knife and begin placing on top of sauce in a criss cross and diagonal pattern.

Place two sliced olive pieces for eyes. Place on baking sheet and cook at 350 degrees until cheese is melted

Another tried and true item for kids is hot dogs. Turn them into the “mummy” dogs for Halloween!

Mummy Dogs

  • Hot dogs
  • Thin refrigerated pizza dough
  • Mustard or jar of capers

Start by rolling out the pizza crust on a flat surface. Use a pizza cutter and cut out thin strips of dough.

Begin wrapping the hot dog from the bottom or top making sure to leave some spaces open and to overlap some areas also. You may need two strips of dough per hot dog.

Place wrapped dogs on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees or according to pizza dough directions, for about 10-12 minutes or until dough is golden.

After removing the hot dogs from the oven, use a mustard squirt bottle or capers to make eyes for your mummy. Serve with extra ketchup or mustard if you like.

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. This is such a clever way to use the vampire teeth!

  2. Festive Party Girl - Angie says:

    I can’t get enough of the Halloween food ideas. I’ve seen the hot dog mummies before but I had forgotten how cute they are.

  3. Sensacional! Adorei as idéias. Seu blog é muito bom. Parabéns.

  4. The food looks great!

  5. Chris, that is exactly the kind of worry I have, focus on offering salt or crude food for the kids and adults, limiting at most sugar excess. Really nice to read your ideas and the mummy food looks so fun. Congratulations!

  6. I loved it!!! GREAT IDEAS!… I will certainly use them with my girls. THANKS FOR SHARING!.

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