Halloween Party Prep

Happy Friday, everyone!!

Are you ready for the true Halloween Queen to emerge? I don’t think your ready for this jelly…

Just to recap, if you’re in need of a couple’s/group costume check out these recommendations.
If you’re going solo this year, consider these characters!

K and I have decided to go with separate costumes this year (GASP!), even though I’m putting them both together. So as a sign of good faith, I will reveal my costume…

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Merida from the film Brave! Remember we’re have a Pixar-themed Halloween Party next Saturday? Last year we had a party (and I blogged about it here and here) but there wasn’t a theme. I’m very excited for this year!

Since the party is in one week I’m in total list-mode. I have my to-do list, my food & drink list (and the corresponding shopping list), and a decorations list. Today I wanted to share some Halloween treats with you!

Creamy Pumpkin Fluff
This is the easiest snack to make! You simple mix a 15 oz. can of pumpkin, a 5 oz. box of instant vanilla pudding (powder), a 16 oz. container of cool whip, and 1/2 tablespoon of pumpkin spice. Chill that for a few hours and carve out a little pie pumpkin as a dish!

Top it all off with cinnamon. You can dip apples, Teddy Grahams, vanilla wafers, or regular graham crackers!

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Picture & recipe courtesy of Carolina Charm

Puking Pumpkin
I cheat and use store-bought guacamole with my puking pumpkin, but really the pumpkin himself is the best part of this appetizer. I like to use a pie pumpkin because it’s the perfect size! The trick is to make the eyes look squeezed and the mouth big and open. Here’s a pattern for you!

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Adult Beverages
My mom is pretty good at picking out yummy seasonal adult beverages (even though she rarely indulges). One year she bought me a yummy apple pie liqueur and other year she gifted me pumpkin pie!

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Straight from the Fulton’s Harvest website, here are some of the yummiest recipes!

Great Southern Pumpkin
2 oz. Pumpkin Pie Cream Liqueur
1 oz. Honey Flavored Bourbon

Honey Apple Crisp
2 oz. Apple Pie Cream Liqueur
1 oz. Honey Flavored Bourbon

Dutch Apple Pie
3 oz. Apple Pie Liqueur
1 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
1 oz. Vodka

They also have a yummy pumpkin pie ice cream recipe that I’ll be trying out soon! Check out all their recipes here!

This weekend K’s brother is getting married so all my party prep will have to wait! I’m looking forward to a family-filled weekend and some delicious cake!

What are some of your favorite Halloween recipes? What are your weekend plans?

-Louise

16 thoughts on “Halloween Party Prep

    • Louise October 23, 2015 / 2:19 pm

      I love me a themed party! (I think it’s the control freak inside me that likes to micromanage a get-together… ha!) I’m so obsessed with the puking pumpkin! I usually carve him the night before and stick him in the fridge until party time!

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  1. Rebecca Jo October 23, 2015 / 11:49 am

    I cant wait to see your costume!!!!

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    • Louise October 23, 2015 / 2:19 pm

      It was a middle-of-the-costume-shop decision but I’m going all out- wig and all!!

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  2. Lindsay October 23, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    You will look so great in your costume! I can’t wait to see it come together. I’ve made the pumpkin fluff dip and love how easy it is! Have a great weekend!

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    • Louise October 23, 2015 / 2:24 pm

      Thank you, Lindsay!! I think that pumpkin dip is SO good. And that recipe makes so much- we have leftover fluff all week!

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  3. Stephanie (@stephs1120) October 23, 2015 / 1:34 pm

    Those apple and pumpkin drinks sound amazing, I’ll have to try them. Cannot wait to see your costume, such a cute idea!

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    • Louise October 23, 2015 / 2:25 pm

      Thanks, Stephanie! I like simple ingredients and lots of sugar 😀 Haha!

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  4. Laura @ Life with Lolo October 23, 2015 / 2:07 pm

    I love that puking pumpkin thing and I’ve been seeing it around the pinterestphere a lot. I don’t have a party to do it for though unfortunately. I’m really excited to see your costume and all the party details. Also need to try this pumpkin fluff!

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    • Louise October 23, 2015 / 2:26 pm

      This will be my 3rd year with the puking pumpkin… I just think it’s too clever! I have so much pressure to pull off this costume! Ha! I’m really excited for your party- I wish I could invite all the bloggers I know! 😀

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  5. bevchen October 24, 2015 / 6:23 am

    Merida is SUCH an awesome costume idea!
    I love your snack ideas. They kind of make me wish I was having a Halloween party. But I have no friends here soo…

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    • Louise October 26, 2015 / 8:17 am

      Thank you so much 🙂 We have friends with houses more suitable for hosting parties, but I just love Halloween so much so I claim this, regardless of whether or not anyone comes 😉 You need to find you some spook-tacular friends in your area! Or maybe drive around on Saturday and crash a Halloween party!!

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  6. LondonKiwiEmma October 24, 2015 / 5:19 pm

    I’ve tried pumpkin fluff which is surprisingly delicious (surprising because I’ve never tried anything like it!) but pumpkin pie LIQUER!?!?

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    • Louise October 26, 2015 / 8:19 am

      I like my beverages sweet so the liqueur is AWESOME when mixing! My pumpkin and apple pie liqueurs need replenished before Saturday so maybe I’ll find another new, fun mix-in in the beverage aisle this week!

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    • Louise October 26, 2015 / 2:48 pm

      K’s costume has been a long, thought-out process, but mine was a middle-of-the-costume-store decision! I’m actually pretty happy with it, though!!

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