Every Halloween, one of the biggest questions we get from readers is what to do with the leftover Halloween Candy.
Check out these ten super delicious, highly decadent treats that make genius use of leftover Halloween candy. You know, when you get bored of stealing it straight out of kiddo's bag. -Stacie
Trick-or-treating is still hours away and my kids are already talking nonstop about all Halloween candy. So to help maintain a bit of my own sanity today, I've rounded up a few ways to keep my kids busy and entertained until the evening rolls around. Here's hoping these ideas help you too!
My tween is finally beyond the check-under-the-bed-for-monsters stage, and is now onto reading scary stories "for fun." So once she hangs up her Halloween trick-or-treat bag for the night, I know she'll enjoy digging into this smart and spooky guide.
Jennifer Adams and Allison Oliver hooked us with their beautiful BabyLit counting and color board books based on classic literature like Alice in Wonderland and Jane Eyre. They've done it again--this time, with a counting Count Dracula.
Halloween candy can be scary for kids with food allergies (and their parents). So check out my favorite source for gluten- and allergy-free candy, as well as a few of my favorite allergy-friendly picks that any trick-or-treater will love.
Of all the scary things my kids might face on Halloween night, one thing looms most terrifying in their minds: the prospect of trick-or-treating at homes with no candy left to give.
Get out the flour and sugar. Crack the eggs (better use than egging the grouchy neighbors, trust us).
It's been nothing but Halloween crafts in our house for the past week, but with still another week to go, I'm stockpiling ideas to keep the kids busy. Next up on my list: these adorable spiderwebs that only require scissors and paper.
It took a while for me to get the appeal of no-carve pumpkin ideas. However every year, we grab some pumpkins in anticipation of carving them into fabulously silly or scary faces--then reality hits
Nope, it's not Dracula. It's not Edward, either. This little guy is waaaaay cuter (sorry, Team Edward).
If you are juggling a needy infant or a get-into-everything toddler this October, the last thing you probably want to think about is spending hours creating a fancy Halloween costume for your little pumpkin.
Looking for a sweet DIY Halloween project with a big payoff? These homemade candy bar recipes are the perfect way to celebrate Halloween with the kiddos.
Boo! Does talk of "natural" candy bars scare you? I promise to not encourage you to swap kiddo's peanut butter cups for carob covered apple rings (made from locally grown fruit--ha!).
If I started today, I could probably create Halloween costumes by hand for my three, although it would cost me dearly in terms of time and sanity. But here's another thought: instead of sweating over fabric and glue, I could just hit "print" for some super-cute Halloween masks, throw the kids in colored sweatsuits, and call it a day.
I'm not much of a cookie aficionado, but Halloween brings out the baker in me. (It also brings out the witch in me, but that's for another post.) In honor of my favorite cookie-making holiday, we've found the cutest, yummiest Halloween treats ever. So feast your zombie eyes on these. The kids are going to freak out!
I was pregnant over two Halloweens and looking back, I'm sad I never got into the spirit. Probably because I was just happy to get my own clothes and shoes on over my belly, let alone deal with a costume.
Browsing through our archives for cool Halloween ideas, I came across this old link to a post highlighting a recipe for super spooky eyeball Jell-O shots. Non-alcoholic for the kids, of course.
I wish my kids would smack their lips over kale chips the same way they do the junk-filled candy they stare at in the supermarket checkout line. But while I can't say I've found a line of candy made of kale (ha), I have discovered a brand that takes some of our favorite candy bars and reformulates them, without all the not-so-good stuff.
Like many of you, I'm waking up this morning, eying the huge pile of candy in my house and thinking, How can I get the darned stuff out of my house? We've got 5 great ways to help may your home a little less sugary over the coming week.
Boy have we spent time at Cool Mom Tech this past week, culling down the throngs of Halloween themed apps for kids.
Consider this your annual reminder from us about Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF. If it's never something you've done before, the premise is that your kids can ask for more on Halloween than just another sugary treat.
Halloween myths we'd like to clear up:1. Halloween isn't fun after age 12.2. Adults can't dress up.3. Parents are stuck eating the kids' leftover candy.
Yes, there may be a tiny person attached to you at all times. But this month, if you're creative or crafty, that could mean some amazing Halloween costume opportunities, just for mamas (or dads!) with slings.
With the money I'm spending on Halloween costumes and bags of candy, I'm not about to drop a fortune on decor too. So, I'm so pleased to have found so many affordable (and free!) printables that don't require me to do much of anything or spend much of anything.
My kids are at the age where their Trick-or-Treat bags return home weighing almost as much as they do. At this rate they'll be up to their knees in mini-treats until 2012. So I'm often looking out for other things to hand out at Halloween parties, or when the doorbell rings.
Let's face it: If Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter had twins, they would look just like this, and Johnny Depp would give them a set of onesies like this at their Beetlejuice-themed baby shower.
This year, time constraints and other crazy life things make it not so possible to attempt making our own costumes, but I've found a pretty great substitute.
Halloween is just around the corner and the overpriced costume catalogs are rolling in. Personally I am hoping to acquire something affordable, easy to get on and off, reusable and without any pink or glitter. Easier said than done right?
In spring, a young man's thoughts lightly turn to love. In fall, everyone's thoughts turn to a really kickass Halloween costume. Right?
yay for another shop that makes handmade superhero costumes for kids, inspired by kids' imaginations and not the comic characters on TV. And? They're super affordable.
My daughter is turning three soon, and I want to put together a dress up box for her. Any ideas for a great Etsy costume shop?
For one brief night in third grade, I was Wonder Woman. Though my polyester Halloween costume was pretty unremarkable, I loved those superhero wrist cuffs that had the power to deflect everything from bullets to spit balls.
If there was ever a time to play with food, it's Halloween. Spaghetti guts, Jello-brains...come on! Who doesn't love that!
You know what's scary? Realizing you've invited a bunch of little butterflies and superheroes to invade your home for a pre-trick-or-treating soiree, and not your house ready. Ahem
For the first year ever, since becoming a parent, I actually have my kids' Halloween costumes ready to go with more than 2 hours to spare before the 31st. Well, almost. The last thing we have to track down is some black cat nailpolish, and some green face paint to perfect my five year-old evil witch.
I poked around some of our favorite blogs and websites for a ton of inspiring craft ideas to help me get into the spooky spirit this week.
With some Halloween candies containing loads of hydrogenated oil, artificial colors and even high-fructose corn syrup, I appreciate why so many of us are taking a closer look at what we drop into those pillow cases come October 31st.
I've been thinking about having a small Halloween party for my three-year-old and her friends. Nothing elaborate. No baking required. And I'll send out the invitations on-line because who has the time to dig up everyone's actual address?
While my oldest would just as soon cover herself in a head to toe costume for Halloween, my other little one would is more in the "naked baby" camp. Amazing how kids are so different.
My kids still recall with disdain the house that gave out unsweetened popcorn balls and apples one year for Halloween. I understand the desire to offer something less junky, but a safer bet against toilet paper in my trees might be some of the all-natural, Vitamin C-packed gummy candies we've found.
One of my kids thinks that Mickey Mouse is a horror figure, so I've learned to keep our Halloween "unscawy." Instead of settling for whatever I can find in the big box stores, I get to look so put together by downloading CMP fave Paper&Cake's downloadable Trick or Treat Halloween Party decor which gives my gathering a pulled-together look without costing more than my Halloween candy budget.
Around our house, Halloween is right up there with Hanukkah and birthdays so of course we're looking to see what the grande dame of decorating has in store for this spooky season.
Now that I'm a nutrition-obsessed mom, I get where those raisin people were coming from that I made fun of when I was trick or treating as a kid. They didn't plan on being the lamest house on the block (although they were), but it sure is hard competing with all the sugar out there on Halloween.