Happy Halloween! Are you excited for Trick or Treating? Do you dress up? I might dress up, I’m still trying to decide. When I was growing up, my mom almost always dressed up, and sometime I wonder if my kids think I’m lame since I don’t always do it. Ha! Anyway, we’ll see if I do or not.
Today I want to share something a little out of the ordinary for this blog! I’m sharing what our family usually does for Halloween. I don’t think I’ve ever shared food on this blog, and I don’t plan to make it a regular thing, but today I’m going to share a couple of fun things you could do for Halloween, and they are so easy, you could still do them today!
This is a Homemade Oreo cookie worm. These are the only kind of oreos that I will eat. I’m not a fan of the real, store bought ones. (Unless they are made into Oreo Truffles, then I’ll eat way too many of them!) After making the cookies, we just used three different colors of cream cheese frosting to put it together. We cut gummy worms in half and put them in for the legs, and used Reese’s Pieces for the face.
The frosting on the head is to hold the antenna’s (worms) on. 🙂
This makes me want to go make one right now, Homemade Oreos are SOO good!
Another fun thing we do is carve our cheese into pumpkins. We had these for dinner last night. It’s corny sloppy joes, and while American Cheese singles would work best, we just used what we had, and it worked out. My husband had fun carving all different faces for these, and my boys think they are great!
After dinner last night, we finally got our pumpkins carved. Every year I forget how long it takes to prepare pumpkins just for the carving! I should have had the pumpkins all cleaned out so we could just start carving. Since I didn’t, our kids were up until about 10:30 and my husband and I didn’t get to bed until after midnight. But it’s all good, my kids will have a sugar rush from candy to help them get through the day, right? 🙂
This is my pumpkin. I didn’t want to do the regular pumpkin carving, so as I was thinking about it, I decided to make a polka dot one. I found some really large drill bits and went to work. This DID NOT work like I pictured it working in my head, but I’ll just know better for next year if I do it again. 🙂 When drilling into a pumpkin, the drill bit moves rather quickly, and it flings pumpkin EVERYWHERE. I’m sure my neighbors weren’t happy when I was outside flinging pumpkin around with a drill at 11pm last night. But I was quick. The other thing was, when you get into the softer inside of the pumpkin, then it messes up the holes, making them not round. Oops! Once I got the big holes done and the pumpkin back in the house to look at, I realized that I wanted more holes. So I ended up using a smaller bit and did it by hand with a screwdriver handle that the drill bit would fit, and it worked much, much better. So don’t make the mistake I made, and just drill the holes by hand, it doesn’t take long and works much better. I can’t wait to see my pumpkin all lit up tonight.
My oldest son wanted to do this Star Wars symbol, and my husband did this Chewbacca. It was a little bit complicated, but I think he did great on it.
Two of my other boys wanted Angry Birds. We still have one more to carve today, I’ll be helping my three year old to carve a Mickey Mouse pumpkin. Hopefully we get it done!
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of the fun things we like to do this time of year! What are some of your fun traditions you enjoy with your family or friends?