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Easy Homemade Halloween Party Treats

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Looking for some fun new Halloween party treats? How about a little something sweet and a little something salty…

Halloween Web Crawlers

2 cups chocolate chips
2 tsp. corn oil
60 mini marshmallows
5 thin black licorice whips
20 tiny red hot candies

Makes 10 spiders

Take 6 mini marshmallows and squish them into a round ball. Place on a sheet of wax paper. Repeat until you’ve made a total of 10 balls.

Cut the licorice into 2-inch-long strips; you will end up with 80 strips.

Cut licorice into 80 2-inch-long strips.

Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the chips are melted. Add oil to the melted chocolate chips and mix well.

Dip each ball into the melted chocolate.

Stick 8 licorice legs into the chocolate body – 4 on each side.

Add 2 red dot candies as eyes on each spider.

Halloween Web Crawlers


Salty Bones

One 11oz tube of refrigerated breadstick dough
Coarse salt

Makes 12 bones

Open the tube of refrigerated breadstick dough and separate it into its rectangular pieces.

Stretch each rectangle to lengthen it a little. Use a knife to cut a slit 1 ½ inches in length in the center of each end of the rectangle.

Roll each of the four flaps you have created into knobs as to look like the ends of a bone.

Place each bone on an ungreased baking sheet, sprinkling a small amount of coarse salt on each one.

Bake the bones at the temperature indicated on the dough tube until they are light golden brown, about 12 minutes.

Salty Bones


Halloween Decorations Ideas – Homemade Halloween Decorations

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Money may be tight this time of year, but you can still have a great Halloween. It’s easy to decorate on a budget when you know how to do it.

Start by searching your house and yards for various odds and ends, like scraps of fabric, old clothing, yarn, and cardboard.

Stuff your old clothes with newspaper and use the scraps of fabric to make a life size scarecrow or monster. Old masks can be used to create a face, or carve a pumpkin to create the head.

Cut up your smaller pieces of cardboard to create bats and ghosts. Use markers or paint to add color and hang them with fishing wire, dental floss, or string.

Cardboard can also be used to make tombstones for your front yard or windows. Simply cut out the shape you want and paint it gray. Once it’s dry write R.I.P. on the tombstones, along with spooky names and sayings.

Yarn can easily be used to make giant spider webs for your windows or front porch. If you have it, crepe paper works well too.

Jazz up your front doorway for the trick-or-treaters even more with a black light instead of your normal porch light, and a tape or CD of scary noises like witches laughing and doors creaking.


If you’re not the most creative or artistic person in the world, many stores drastically discount their decorations the week before Halloween. You can often find cheap Halloween decorations at stores like CVS, RiteAid, Big Lots, and even the Dollar Tree.

halloween decorations on a budget