Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Monster Mash

I am not the biggest fan of Halloween.

I love seeing little kids dressed up. Opportunities for being creative and using a little imagination are a great part of celebrating Halloween. And I think pumpkin carving makes a great family tradition. But that's about it. Beyond a couple things, I can't really drum up a lot of love for Halloween.

I guess I don't really understand why we need to have a holiday to celebrate all things gruesome and horrifying.

So when I want to do a little Halloween-themed dinner that my son will enjoy, I don't want to include any dark or gory stuff. I'm just not into food that looks like brains or guts. I thought we could do a simple Monster Mash that wouldn't take too much preparation.

I'm using ideas from for inspiration!

Witch's Brew (apple cider served out of a cauldron)
Cyclops Appetizers
Eight-Legged Monster Hotdogs (served with chili for the adults)
Mashed Potatoes (just because it's a Monster Mash)
Fruit and Candy Monsters for dessert (It would be fun to make these together.)


Jenny said...

I love the monsters for dessert those are super cute!

Rachelle said...

I love them! Plus it's nice that they're made mostly out of fruit since we've already got plenty of treats on Halloween!