Frighteningly Fun Halloween Ideas
By Ryan Frisch
Halloween is right around the corner, so it is time to carve out a spooky plan for your celebration. As little ghosts, goblins, princesses, and pirates around the country get ready for trick-or-treating, here are a few ghoulishly good ideas that will make your next Halloween fright night a scream.
Spooky candy treats. Add a few spook-tacular accents to your loot for trick-or-treaters: fake rubbery spiders, jiggly eyes, glow-in-the-dark rings, and other tricks that make Halloween special. Make everyone jump for joy by giving them bags of the Wonka Haunted Mix. This assortment of Howlin' Laffy Taffy and SweeTARTS Spooky Gummies is sweet, sour and in fun Halloween shapes.
Cast a spell over your home. Welcome trick-or-treaters or partygoers young and old with decorating ideas that will make your house the best on the block.
- Hang glow-in-the-dark cats, skeletons and spiders from ceilings and trees.
- Write scary Halloween messages on your front walkway using colored chalk or washable fluorescent paint.
- Tie small glow sticks with string to helium balloons and let them float over your house like mysterious lights in the sky.
- Not just the trick-or-treaters are looking for candy on Halloween, so be sure to have plenty of fun-size candy like Butterfinger and Nestlé Crunch around the house for easy snacking.
Start booing. Start a new neighborhood trend - Halloween Booing. Booing is a new Halloween tradition, but its roots can be traced back to the 1980s. Booing is mysteriously dropping a special treat at the home of a friend. Kids of all ages will love leaving secret "Boo!" bags filled with goodies like fun-size boxes of cool candy like Wonka Nerds on their neighbors' doorsteps. Then watch as eventually the whole neighborhood gets into the Halloween spirit.
Create a bewitching Halloween bash invitation. This is a terrific activity for crafty kids. Guests will practically hear the screams and smell the witch's brew when they open your homemade party invitation. Creativity is always the best way to grab your guests' attention. Make them especially memorable and sharable by attaching a piece of Wonka Howlin' Laffy Taffy.
Celebrate with sweets and treats. The candy aisle is not your only option for serving up decadent delights this holiday. Whip up this ghoulish graveyard goody for the kids (or the kids at heart) in your house.
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Spooky Graveyard Pie
- 3 cups (about 32 cookies) finely ground chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs, divided
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 can (12 fl. oz.) Nestlé Carnation Evaporated Milk
- 2 large egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) Nestlé Toll House Milk Chocolate Morsels
- 8 chocolate filled vanilla wafer cookies
- Black and purple decorator writing gels
- Wonka SweeTARTS Spooky Gummies Candy*, Wonka SweeTARTS Skulls & Bones, or other assorted spooky Halloween candies
- Nestlé Butterfinger and Nestlé Crunch candy bars, crumbled
- COMBINE 1 1/2 cups cookie crumbs and butter in 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Press crumb mixture onto bottom and upsides of pie plate. Set aside remaining 1 1/2 cups crumbs for dirt topping.
- WHISK together evaporated milk, egg yolks and cornstarch in medium saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is very hot and thickens slightly; do not boil. Remove from heat; stir in morsels until completely melted and mixture is smooth.
- POUR into crust. Sprinkle with remaining 1 1/2 cups cookie crumbs. Press crumbs down gently. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set.
- DECORATE cookie tombstones as desired with writing gels. Sprinkle crumbled candy bar topping over the top of the pie. Insert tombstones around edge of pie. With spoon, mound cookie crumbs to form "fresh graves." Decorate graves with gummies and Skulls & Bones to make the pie as spooky as you want it to be!