It’s that time of year again, folks. There will be costumes to make, candy to buy, parties to arrange… where do you begin? Well, whether you’re stressing about how to decorate your home for the annual Halloween party, or your kids are bugging you to find a pumpkin carving template, Mom Prepares can help YOU prepare for Halloween! In the following weeks, we’ll be posting information about Halloween costumes, crafts, food, safety tips, decorating, and more, so stay tuned!
Make Your Own Halloween Costumes
Goody bag – Check. Cell phone – Check. Neighborhood map – Check. What’s missing when you’re on the way to a Trick-or-Treat adventure? Costumes! An essential part of Trick-or-Treating, a Halloween party, or a Reformation Day party (Reformation day celebrates the reformation movement in the church) is your costume. Now, there are two ways to get a fabulous costume – you can buy one, or make it yourself. For all of the moms looking to save money this Halloween, no-sew costumes and making costumes with stuff around the house are the way to go. Above all, do *NOT* buy face paint from the store, because it has all kinds of toxic stuff in it. Instead, make your own face paint and keep your kids skin healthy and safe. (Plus, who doesn’t like getting their hands dirty? Invite your kids to help you make their costume paint!)
Halloween Goodies for Ghosts and Ghouls alike!
Looking for easy, but delicious treats for a Halloween party or get-together? You can stop looking – your party will be a hit with the Mom Prepares’ Halloween specialty – I call it the Candycorn Smoothie. A mixture of pumpkin-caramel smoothie and Cool Whip, this treat will get your guests coming back for more. Oh – and don’t forget the October staple – Baked Apples. A perfect midnight snack or bedtime dessert, hand them around whole or cut them into bite-sized pieces for delicious finger food. Last but not least, Halloween cookies are a must-have whether you host a party or have a Halloween potluck (or you feel like having a snack in the middle of the night). Easy to make, easy to bake, you won’t regret whipping, blending, baking and mixing these fabulous Halloween treats!
Making the Most of Harvest Time
October isn’t just about Halloween – it’s also Harvest Month! That means it’s time to get our your baskets and drive (or walk) down to your local orchards or gardens to pick your fresh apples and pumpkins. But wait – once you’ve picked the best of the harvest, what do you do with it all? Well, apples are perfect for apple pie, baked apples and apple dumplings. As for pumpkins, pumpkin pie is always a hit at my house, and you can’t go wrong with pumpkin bread. Whether your taste runs to apple dumplings or pumpkin smoothies, Mom Prepares has your October needs covered!
What’s your favorite part of October: Harvest time or Halloween, or Reformation Day?