Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Treats: Creepy Crawly Cookies

I love Halloween. I've always loved Halloween. Yes I was one of those teenagers who shamelessly still went trick or treating with their friends even though they were definitely past the appropriate age. So given my affinity for the holiday I really miss it here in Australia. It is just not the same here. People don't decorate their houses with gusto, you don't see people wandering the streets during the day in full costume and you can not ring most door bells on October 31st without people wondering why on earth you're yelling "trick or treat" at them. Having said all this we have found a couple good streets near us that have trick or treating but if you get there past 5:30pm there are no lollies left! Trick or treating during daylight is just wrong. To combat the lacklustre Halloween festivities here I've taken it upon myself to show the kids how much fun Halloween can be. This year after ridiculously early trick or treating we're going to have a pizza party with friends. The little bears cannot wait. I was racking my brain for dessert ideas that had a nod to Halloween but also small portions, since I have a feeling a lot of sugar is going to be consumed before pizza time. Click below for the recipe for these creepy crawly cookies.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Treats: Jack O' Lantern Pops

Halloween is just around the corner and I needed something for the bears to handout to their classmates at preschool. I didn't want to make something I've seen before but I also wanted to make something that took little time, could be make in bulk and looked great. I had one of those light bulb moments and came up with these super easy and fun Jack O' lantern rice crispy treat pops. Read on for step by step directions and photos. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Layered Jelly Cups

This year for my littlest bear's superhero birthday party, I tried to focus on only making a few food treats that required minimal work but had big impact. These layered jelly cups certainly fit the bill. They're great because you can tailor the colours to your party's theme and kids love them. Read on for directions.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DIY Superhero Mask

The long gap in posts was not intentional but with uni exams, assignments and a week of being sick, the blog had to take a back seat. Exams over, assignments petering out, and antibiotics taking affect, the blog is finally getting some attention again. Just because I've taken a little break from posting doesn't mean I haven't been creating up a storm, I just haven't had the time to sit and write about it. I promised to post a few more details from Charlie's birthday party, so here's a fun little craft that the kids got to do. Click below for directions and more pics.