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okay, are the little goblins hungry yet???
then it's time for TREATS!
whenever i had a kids party...and we had a lot of them...
other moms would have an...ahem...
HISSY FIT if we jumped right to sugar...
i know, i know...it's the right way to be.
so let's start with something REALLY (haha) nutritious...
like MUMMY DOGS!
i think these are pretty self-explanatory...and they do look good!
strawberry ghosts would be yummy and CUTE!
apple cider and donuts are always a good idea...
especially acorn donut holes:)
or maybe served with GHOSTY HOT COCOA...
and one of the COOLEST ideas for a SPOOKY treat/Gift would be Southern Vogue's take on smores...
Halloween Peeps in a Jar!
how dang cute/clever is this?
visit her and she'll tell you EXACTLY what to do.
okay...i think i've done enough damage for one day.
if you would like to win this
SUPER CUTE apron,
visit hereand leave a comment.
the deadline for leaving a comment is midnight tonight...
but never fear...another drawing is coming up tomorrow...
want a clue?
whoo do you think i am...i can't give anyone an advantage!
i told you i had a few little giveaways and today is
the first one.
but ...before we get to that whole thing
let's see what else we have on the agenda for this
Fall Open House!
how about a little snack?
it's so easy and delicious...
and if you're really talented, scoop out a pumpkin to serve it in.
(remember...we are ALL about easy, yummy and not spending TONS of money on ingredients:)
it looks something like this...
PUMPKIN FLUFF DIP
adapted from Allrecipes.com
1 (16 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
In a large bowl, mix together instant vanilla pudding mix, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Fold in the thawed frozen whipped topping. Chill in the refrigerator until serving. Serve with ginger snaps, vanilla wafers, cinnamon graham crackers or animal crackers.
maybe you'd rather have a
BANANA PUMPKIN SHAKE!!!
* 1 cup milk
* 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
* 1 banana
* dash of cinnamon
Blend in blender until smooth and foamy. Serve immediately.
or maybe that good ol' standby
CHIPS and DIP
now this one is TOTALLY cute , easy and...
let's face it... cheap budget friendly:)
just scoop out a pumpkin, line it with a pretty napkin
and fill it up with chips.
maybe scoop out some small ones for the dip.
now that might call for a
if you have some pretty doilies laying around like we did,
stitch them together a bit and you'll have something like this, made by miss Taylor...
a DOILY TABLE RUNNER.
i said it has something to do with ruffles yesterday, remember?
well, hear it is...
this ADORABLE, RUFFLED, apron...
in beautiful fall colors...
perfect for cooking that Thanksgiving dinner.
perfect for cooking the package of cinnamon apple scones
that I am including with the apron.
all you need to do is leave a comment and i'll
put you in the random generated drawing...
that's it...a simple "hey that's pretty cute"
and you might win this pretty little apron!
i'll leave the giveaway open until Thursday night at midnight...
so maybe you'll wake up Friday morning and be the winner!
and if not, you'll be able to see my NEXT giveaway that is sooooo cute...
i might go buy one for myself today:)
Good Luck...and i'll be having another giveaway on Friday
so don't forget to stop by!
now, i found some cool Wednesday parties i thought would fit this post so here goes...
i am linking up with Women Living Well...
another good one is Thrifty Home's Penny Pinch Party
(for those penny pinching treats i told you about:)
(trust me on that:) the recipe is from one of my favorite sites, southern plate.com and as they say...
they are "FOOLPROOF"
and NO, they do not taste like biscuits,
even though you make them with a can of biscuits:)
here is the recipe...
Melt In Your Mouth Doughnuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
1 ten count can Texas style buiscuits (or your preference, just not flaky layers)
1 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 stick margarine, melted
Vegetable Oil For Frying
oil into skillet to the depth of a little less than 1/2 an inch and
heat on medium to medium high for about five minutes. In a bowl, melt
margarine. In a separate bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar.
Using a plastic
bottle cap, cut the center out of each biscuit. Drop dough into hot
oil, watching carefully and turning when golden. Once doughnuts are
golden on both sides, remove to paper towel lined plate. Repeat until
all dough is cooked, including doughnut holes.
Dip both sides of each doughnut into melted margarine, then press both sides into cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve warm.
don't make them while you are home alone...you might eat them ALL! hahaha
and another cool idea for a party...
donuts on a stick in hot cocoa, cider...
as far as apple treats go, instead of a giant
caramel apple that, while good, are sometimes a pain to eat,