For years my
Grandmother threw a rockin'
Halloween party with games and prizes
for our whole family. It was such a fun tradition, and my favorite
part was her attention to the little details that made it a
She never failed to place a carved orange with a jack-o-lantern face at
everyone's seat, serve a full course meal, and then pull out all the stops
from musical coffins to whacky white elephant gifts. We loved
it, and we love her, though at 80 she's ready to pass the tradition off to
In honor of my cool
Grandma, Ashley and I have put our
heads together on some great
Halloween party ideas. Don't be alarmed- Ashley did all the baking.
We have some monster cupcakes, a link to our sugar
cookie recipe, and a fun way to use up some of that extra Halloween candy:
it makes a great cookie mix-in
or cupcake topper. Instructions for those are linked below as well.
Turn up the monster mash, prepare some fun games, and