Monday, November 3, 2008

The Spooktacular Food

I thought I'd quickly share some of the items that were on the kids' menu for Halloween night. Halloween is one of the few occasions when they are allowed to dine by themselves in the formal dining room. This is partially due to the fact that the dining room lends itself to the spookier decor complete with gravestones, skeleton chair covers and spiderwebs hanging from the chandelier.

My mother sent each of the kids their own adorable treat bag which added a cute touch to each of their own table settings. I also put together a little goody box with assorted candy next to their seats. There is nothing like getting the sugar high off to a good start!

The three dined on pumpkin and ghost shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...

jack-o-lantern fruit cups...

and a ghost mousse dessert. Yum!

In the center of the table there were many goodies that were waiting for them on their return from trick-or-treating: popcorn balls, chocolate and peanut butter haystacks and cat chocolate cookies on a stick. I made these cookies to pass around at Emma and Avery's class Halloween parties and as special treats for Ryan's teacher and Emma's dance teacher.

It's really difficult to displease a child with a meal comprised mostly of chocolate, peanut butter and plenty of orange Kool-Aid to go around!

1 comment:

Deron and Tina said...

I love that you went all out for the kids - how speacial! I am so impressed Martha!