We let our 12 year old have a Halloween party last year and it actually went well. I wasn’t sure what to expect with a bunch of 12 year old boys, so I bought way too much food. We had so much pizza left it took our family of five a week to eat it all.
 
Turns out 12 year old boys just want to play football. It was pretty funny to watch them play in their costumes.
 

Halloween Food

You can’t have a party without some great food. I did a lot of snack foods with Halloween flair.
 
I tried using candy melts for the first time. I’m not sure how I went so long without trying this. I made witches brooms with large pretzels, candy melts, and a Halloween Candy Mold. My kids were impressed that I made candy. One day they’ll know better! You can see the brooms in the above picture. Here’s a link to the actual kit I bought.

Apple Teeth – Peanut butter, apples, and marshmallows

Deviled eggs with spiders – Make deviled eggs and cut up an olive to make the spider.

Ghost Cupcakes – Make white cupcakes and stack frosting fairly high, then decorate with black icing.

Owl Cupcakes – make chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Make eyes with Oreos and M & M’s.

Mummy HotdogsMummy Hotdogs

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Servings: 4-6 people (2 balls per serving)

Ingredients

  • 25 Carnegie Deli All-Beef Frankfurters
  • 12 oz bottle of Carnegie Deli Dusseldorf Mustard
  • 25 sets of candy eyes
  • 2 packages of crescent rolls

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Open crescent roll packages and unroll dough.  Seal up the seams to create one large piece.
  • Take a pizza dough cutter and cut ¼ inch strips to create the mummy’s bandages
  • This is where the kids can help!  Wrap the pieces of dough around each hot dog creating the mummy’s bandages.  Don’t cover the hot dog completely, be sure to leave some openings!
  • Place the Mummy Dogs on a greased baking sheet with some space around each one.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until the dough is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow dogs to cool before placing candy eyes on each Mummy.
  • Dip in your favorite Carnegie Deli Dusseldorf Mustard for a spooky and delicious treat.

eyeball cupcakes

Mango and orange martini