spooky dinner. halloween night. tasty?

It’s officially the last day of October, better known as October 31st or in our house halloween! We have been counting down the days until this spooky night would arrive. And, the perfect opportunity to wish every one a…

happy halloween

On a spooky note, a friend of mine, Traci, {thx, t! xxoo} mentioned that she makes a spooky dinner  for her kids and they absolutely love it! In fact, they talk about it all the time. Well, I kept thinking about her fabulous idea and thought I would try it out with our family.

Now no need to fret. The day has just begun and I have come up with a {simple} menu for our spooky dinner themed meal. Maybe you have a few extra minutes to pop by the store and throw together your own spooky dinner or maybe you can tuck this idea away for next year. Whatever it is, I hope you try out a spooky dinner {someday} at your own house. Who knows? Your kids might be talking about it again and again just like Traci’s kiddos.

The only thing is that I needed this task to be simple and easy. I pulled this together Tuesday night with the help of my boysies. The boys and I sat down and they browsed pinterest to decide what they wanted to include on our dinner menu. The mama had to nix a few things that were a little too time consuming. But, I think we settled on some quick, memory making fixes and a majority of the grocery items I already had in my pantry.

Visit my {spooky dinner menu} board on pinterest. Here you will find links to others’ fabulous ideas that have become part of our {2013 spooky dinner menu}.

our menu

Brains & Eyeballs Covered in Blood
{spaghetti squash topped eye-popping meatballs slathered in a chunky marinara sauce}
{if i can find black spaghetti… totally going that route!}

Mummy Wraps
{lil’ smokies wrapped in crescent rolls and candy eyeballs for a frightful effect}

Frightful Fruit Bats
{melon slices cut in the shape of bats}

The Case of the Missing Teeth
{apple slices, peanut butter and mini marshmallow}

Sickly Cider with a Side of Eyeballs
{spiced cider spiked with cinnamon sticks and some candy eyeballs on the side for a spooky effect that I am sure the kids will add to their cider}

Are you ready for a spooky themed dinner? Get spooky. Get scary. Get creative. Get cooking.


try. enjoy. share.

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2 Responses to spooky dinner. halloween night. tasty?

  1. Traci October 31, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    Tonight we are having brains (chili) with corn bread fingers popping out. And the will wash it down with some blood (cranberry juice) with gummy spiders at the bottom of the glass! My kids LOVE having a spooky dinner!! (: happy Halloween!!!

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