Thursday, October 7, 2010

2010 Halloween

Our invitations: Coffins with white chocolate fingers inside and the invitation on the top

I bought 15 unfinished coffins at Michaels and spraypainted them black (misting the inside) and then covered them in cardstock (one special one for her best friend).

On the inside I ended up putting red crinkle paper and chocolate fingers wrapped up and tied.

 The invites themselves are both cardstock with a little saying printed out, and believe it or not, the webs,spiders and skull are confetti that I glued on

Almost finished and then a little twine to hold it all together :)

 The party favors are Martha Stewarts Vampire treat bags, I added one piece of red tissue to hid the contents and the rest came with the packaging :)

 My favorite gift set yet - glow in the dark, black and vampire red nailpolish with red syringe pens (all off ebay!)

When I set it up on the table - I had tons of tattoos and makeup for them to play with and TONS of toy bat rings.

I ended up making our Vampire Bite Cookies ahead of time to freeze them,  I think they turned out great!

*Notes - I doubled the batch, used a Wilton lips cookie cutter, you see the mini they suggested, I think I would have used a snack size if I did it again and just made a sugar cookie - its really cinnamon but the kids tested them and they taste ok :)
  • Prep Time: 20 min.
  • Bake Time: 7-10 min.
  • Decoration Time: 15 min.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Yield: Makes 24 bites.


  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Red food coloring
  • ¼ cup red decorator’s sugar
  • 24 pieces MILKY WAY® Minis
  • 1 tube vanilla frosting
  • Plastic wrap
  • Electric mixer
  • Large bowl
  • Medium bowl
  • 2 cookie sheet pans


  • 1. Combine the flour, baking soda and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • 2. Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the egg; beat well. Slowly add the flour mixture into the dough until blended. Add enough food coloring to tint the dough a bright red. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • 3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line the cookie sheet pans with the parchment paper.
  • 4. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out 24 lip shapes. Otherwise, you can form the dough into 24 balls and flatten each slightly to create free-form shaped lips using your hands to pinch and shape the dough. Transfer these to the prepared cookie sheets. Re-roll the scraps if necessary.
  • 5. Sprinkle the cookies with red sugar. Bake 7-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven, and immediately press a MILKY WAY® Minis into the center of each cookie. Cool completely. Use vanilla frosting to pipe fangs over the candy.
  • Tip: If short on time, consider using store-bought refrigerated sugar cookie dough. Begin by kneading 2/3 cup of flour into the dough, then roll and cut according to the above directions. One roll of cookie dough makes approximately 18 cookies.


  • Calories per serving 138
  • Total Fat 6 g
  • Saturated Fat 4 g
  • Trans Fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 20 mg
  • Sodium 62 mg
  • Carbohydrates 20 g
  • Dietary Fiber 0 g
  • Sugars 13 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Vitamin A 0%DV
  • Vitamin C 0%DV
  • Calcium 0%DV
  • Iron 0%DV
Now that we have our Halloween Dishes set in stone... Made our menu up for the Halloween party - Vampire Bites, Mummy Brownie Pops, Krispie Zombie Treats, Hairy Snot Balls, Worm Bait, Grandmas Gummy Teeth, Sour Spider Webs, Skeleton Bones

The dinning room...

 Our Vampire Bite Cookies...
 Worm Bait...
Hairy Snot Balls...
 Our Bat Cupcakes...
 Mummy Brownie Pops...
 Krispie Zombie Treats...

And our decor inside... LOVE the spider :)

The outside of the house - our graveyard and more!!