Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  Although it doesn't feel at all like Halloween.  We have no school today, which you would think would send kids into a Halloween frenzy.  However, Halloween has actually been canceled in our town due to the downed power lines and trees littering the neighborhoods.  We'll probably still get a few trick or treaters anyway, since kids with no power need to get out of the house, but the mayor said to postpone trick or treating until Saturday, and even that might not be possible if clean up is taking too long.  Instead, he urged people to have something in their home. 

I couldn't imagine being a little kid and told not to trick or treat.  I know kids will come today (and the same ones will probably come back Saturday), but I can also see the value in having a Halloween party at home rather than wandering the debris filled neighborhoods.  Or, you can always do both :)

Here's a short list of items that would be fitting for a Halloween party.  Unfortunately, I was unable to make any Halloween-themed treats this year due to the storm.  But there is still a whole day left!

Grownup Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes - For the parents.  Just remove the bourbon to make little monster pumpkin pie shakes

Apple Cider Doughnut Holes
Butterscotch Whoopie Pies
Funfetti Sugar Cookies - with black and orange sprinkles!
Pecan Pie
Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies and Royal Icing for decorating cookies
Sugar Cookie Sandwiches - fill with black and orange icing!

And don't forget the Pumpkin Pie Spice

Happy Halloween everyone!  And be safe!


  1. I know how it feels, too. Last year we had a huge snow storm that damaged power lines and caused trees to fall on people's houses and cars. My entire town was without power. It just wasn't the same without trick-or-treating and the kiddos were pretty bummed!!

    1. There's just something about the 29th of October! Hope you're able to get some trick or treating in this year :)


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