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Funtasia's Halloween Recipes, Decorations & Party Games


Halloween recipes & treats:


Take a round-headed lollipop. Lay the head in the center of a white paper handkerchief .Fold and gather the handkerchief down around the stick and tie just below the head with a thread/ribbon/rubber band. Add 2 black dots for eyes. Voila - a ghost.

(you may also insert hersheys candy kisses into tissue paper & decorate for upside down ghosts!)

These make good party favors.



             Crumple up a piece of tissue paper into a ball. Place it into the center of a flat piece of tissue paper. Pick up the corners of the flat tissue and twist it around the ball. Tie a twist tie or a piece of string around the ghosts's neck. Draw a face with a felt pen. You can hang them up all over the house! You can also glue on yarn, and make a black hat and cape from colored paper to make a witch!



Pop some popcorn. Take a pair of clear hospital gloves, put a candy corn into the end of each finger then fill with popcorn until full at palm and tie off with some yarn. You might try decorating each finger with a plastic spider or pumpkin ring. Seal the wrist opening shut and place wherever -- they look great. Or make one for each party guest as a treat "bag" (hand!) to take home.



1 package Kool-aid grape unsweet

1 package Kool-aid orange unsweet

2 cups Sugar

3 quartsWater -- cold

1 quart Ginger ale -- chilled

Mix all together in punch bowl or large pitcher. Punch will be black and delicious!!



Add some purple food coloring to your dip!!



Peanut Shaped Cookies (Nutter Butters)

White Frosting (or Marshmallow Fluff)

Chocolate Chips.

Using peanut shaped cookies, spread with white frosting or marshmallow fluff.

Add chocolate chips for eyes and nose.



chocolate pudding, (the instant kind)

chocolate wafer cookies

gummy worms

a wooden spoon

a cup, or if you have one, it's fun to make it in a clean, medium-sized plastic flower pot

aluminum foil

a plastic flower

Make the instant pudding according to the instructions on the box. Crush your chocolate cookies into small bits using the back of a spoon. Stir most of the crushed cookies into the pudding, mixing well. See how much it looks like dirt? But be aware, you can't grow real flowers in this dirt. If you are using a plastic flower pot make sure it is clean and that you line the bottom with foil. Pour the pudding into the flower pot, then stick the fake flower in the pudding to make it look real. Top off the surface with the remaining cookie bits and a few Gummy worms and there you have it...  Dirt Pudding!



Create some fun by placing rubber or plastic spiders in an ice cube tray

filled with water, and allow to freeze.



A Cute and Healthy Party treat!

Cut red apples into 6-8 neat wedges, Sandwich two pieces of apple together, with a good helping of peanut butter, place mini-marshmallows in a row, on the red side, (the lips) to look like "teeth"



Cut a slice off the top of the orange and scoop the orange sections out into a bowl. You can add green grapes, sliced banana or any other available fruit to make a breakfast fruit cup.Wash and dry the empty orange shells and using a black Sharpie permanent marker or acrylic paint draw humorous faces on the side of the orange shell. Fill with the mixed fruit and serve on a lettuce leaf. I will be doing this for a birthday party but adding ice cream inside the oranges and then freezing the day before the party



- 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

- 5-1/4 oz. mini marshmallows (half a bag)

- waxed paper

- thin licorice whips ( black, brown or purple) or pretzels

Melt chocolate in either microwave or double boiler until just melted. Stir until smooth. Add marshmallows. Place by spoonfuls on waxed paper. Decorate with licorice "legs". Let dry.Try variety. Try adding raisins or M&M's.  Also spiders set much faster if put in the freezer for just a few minutes. Makes about 16 spiders.



2 ½ quarts popped popcorn

1 14-oz package light caramels

1/4 cup light corn syrup

2 tbsps water

Keep popcorn warm in a 200 degree oven. Melt caramels in top of double boiler over simmering water. Add corn syrup and water and mix until smooth. Slowly pour over popcorn in a large bowl. Stir to mix well. With greased hands, shape into balls about the size of softballs. Let cool completely before wrapping with plastic wrap.

Halloween Decorations:


Leave the ironing board folded and place a white sheet over it, with the rounded end as the head. Cut out 3 black felt circles for eyes and mouth, and tape them to the

sheet. You can use a rope around the ghost's waist to tie it to a post or

porch railing... this allows the wind to blow up the ghost's skirt.



Taking washable flourescent paint, placing it on our shoes, and walking up our driveway to

our door. It will glow in the dark, for the trick or treaters to see, The kids will love it!



Create two scary, icy, "from the grave" hands by freezing water-filled latex gloves. (Add food coloring to the water for special effects.) Fill the gloves with water and seal the open-end securely. When nearly frozen, shape into a position that could hold something. If you freeze two hands, they could grasp a bowl of snacks. When solidly frozen, extract the hand from the glove and place on a platter on the table, as they'll start to melt. If the hands don't slip out easily from the glove, run under gentle trickle of water to separate glove from hand.



The following recipe can be used to make face paint as an alternative to a mask. Reflective tape and fabric paint should be used on the front sides and back of all the costumes as part of the embellishment to make the children stand out in the dark.

Face Paint:

1 tsp. corn starch

1/2 tsp. water

1/2 tsp. cold cream

Food coloring

Stir together starch and cold cream until well-blended. Add water and stir. Add food coloring. Using a small brush paint designs on child's face. Remove with soap and water. Store in airtight container.

Halloween Party Games:


Have the children stand in a circle. Give each child a small ball of yarn. Have each child tie the wool around his or her waist. When everyone is ready, yell, "Toss!" Each child should then toss his or her ball of yarn to someone on the other side of the room. Repeat a dozen times or more until the group has created an intricate "spiderweb" and then watch the fun begin as they try to figure out how to get themselves untangled again.


Paint a jack-o'-lantern face on a cardboard box and cut a large hole where the nose should be. The guests can then try tossing beanbags through the hole.


Play this game when you want the kids to start winding down. Ask each child to make as many different words as he or she can by using the letters in Halloween, Trick or Treat, Haunted House or some other Halloween word.

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