Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pre-Trick or Treat dinner...the plan...

For three years now I have selfishly invited my friends and their sweet babies over to my house for dinner before they head out to find treats.  I realize it is a win-win situation...I get to enjoy children who still like to dress up (since Tater & Tales don't anymore) and they don't have to plan or make dinner.  When you want to steal (not really physically...mommy moments that I don't get anymore) peoples kids you have to feed them first...funny how that works.

Every year I try to do something new and this year is no exception.  I will say this though...I don't feel as prepared as I do some years!!!  I haven't even done my shopping (lunch hour chore) and the desserts are going to have to be store bought items that I "dress up".  It is crazy how huge life changes can do that to you. 

The menu is always where I start.  I have to do something that both parents and kids will like.  It has to be something that I can throw together pretty quickly or prepare ahead.  Most has to be something that I can name something seriously gross (cause it is Halloween and it is a requirement).

Here is my plan:

Crock Pot Chili Bar w/yummy fixings
(Fritos, sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado & onion)
Mini Corn Dog Muffins w/ketchup
aka-Dead Dog Muffins w/blood
Olives aka Witch Warts
Mini Dill Pickles aka Ogre Toes
Cheese Puff Curls aka Petrified Pig Tails
Brownie Bite Spiders
Marshmallow Pops
I'm not sure that all of the kids will love the Chili but it will be nice for adults to grab a bowl and fix it however they like.  It will also be nice to throw everything in the crock pot before I leave for work.  I find that the kids are so hyped up for trick or treating that they can't even think about dinner too much.  Hopefully they will eat a Dead Dog Muffin or two.

So there you have it.  Tune in Friday to see how it turns out.  Sweet dinner-

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