There’s only one week left until Halloween!
The kiddos will get plenty of fun size candies, so I thought I’d offer a few ideas for some “cutesy” treats that would be perfect for school parties or Halloween playdates.
This first idea has been my go to method of dazzling people with my creativity skills the past few years. #sarcasmfont
If your toddlers are anything like mine, they can’t get enough of those little applesauce pouches! I grabbed a box of them from Costco and a roll of orange duct tape from Amazon and had myself a fun little pouch decorating session during nap time. Add a face with a black sharpie, and you’re good to go!
I saw this witch’s broom idea on a Facebook video and thought it was so cute! (Side note, I have not figured out the best place to photograph things in our new house so please excuse the not so great quality of these photos.)
I happened to have clear cellophane bags left over from other projects, but you could also use a Ziploc bag and cut off the top part. I put in a handful of stick pretzels, added the pencil, and then tied it all up with a bow. I got my pencils from Meijer, but I’ve also seen them at the dollar store and Walmart. If I were still teaching, this is what I’d hand out to my students.
Suckers are my least favorite treat for my girls to get . . . but kids sure do love them! I took a Tootsie Pop and a Dum Dum sucker and covered them with a small square of tissue paper. As I was doing it, though, I decided it would also be a good idea to use a plain white napkin . . . because they’ll need it after they’re done! #multipurpose
This last one would probably be better for a class party snack than as individual treats . . . but I put it in a treat bag anyway!
I’m a sucker for a good Chex snack mix. All you need to do is find sprinkles and M&Ms that go along with the holiday you’re making it for and you’re good to go!
Here are the ingredients:
And it’s imperative to have two cute helpers while making it!
Get yourself a LARGE bowl and mix together the following:
1 bag of popped popcorn
2 cups Chex cereal
2 cups stick pretzels
1 bag of M&Ms
1/2 jar of sprinkles
Melt the vanilla bark according to directions and drizzle it over the mixture. Be sure to mix well from the bottom so everything gets some white chocolate on it.
After it’s thoroughly mixed, spread it out onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and shake the other half of the sprinkles on top. Once the vanilla bark has hardened, break the mixture up into pieces to put into snack bags or store it in a Tupperware container . . . and try not to eat it all while doing this!
I hope you found these ideas helpful!
Enjoy making something fun for your little ghosts and goblins!