With Halloween looming on the horizon, fraternities and sororities will be cooking up various party ideas to mark the occasion. So, why not create a tasteful and flavor-filled event by baking and mixing your way to a spooktacular Halloween? You can do so by putting together the following Halloween treats and snacks to mark this festive fall event.
Crescent Mummy Dogs
Pillsbury has been touting its own Halloween variation on its pigs-in-a-blanket theme: mummy dogs. They are just as delicious as the breaded hot dogs you have grown to love with a literal twist on the practice.
Assemble your ingredients including one 8-ounce can of Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls, 2.5 slices American of cheese, 10 large hot dogs, cooking spray, and mustard or ketchup. Heat the oven to 375 degrees and begin wrapping the hot dogs in the dough. Cut each wrapped dog in quarters and wrap pieces of cheese around the wrap to give the appearance of bandages. Spray with cooking spray and cook for 13 to 17 minutes. You can "paint" faces on the dogs with the ketchup or mustard for a distinctive look.
Chocolate Spider Cupcakes
One of the easiest Halloween desserts to make are chocolate spider cupcakes. Essentially, you bake regular chocolate cupcakes and slather them with vanilla frosting. Then, you apply a spidery design across the surface of the cupcake.
To apply chocolate striping across the cupcakes to form a spidery design, you can fill a decorating bag with icing and connect it to a thin tip. Carefully squeeze the bag and weave your design to form a spidery image across the face of each cupcake.
Pumpkin Fluff Dip
From AllRecipes.com we have a recipe for pumpkin fluff dip. Once it is ready for serving it can be served up in a hallowed out pumpkin to your guests.
Assemble the following ingredients to make your dip: one 16-ounce container for thawed whipped topping, a five-ounce package of vanilla pudding mix, a 15-ounce can of solid pack pumpkin, and one teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Take a large bowl and add in all ingredients except for the topping, then mix well. Next, fold in the whipped topping and refrigerate. When ready to serve, place inside the hallowed out pumpkin. Serve with graham crackers.
Another AllRecipes.com recipe is served up, this time in form of a green drink — mirroring the skin color of the wicked witch of the west. It is alcohol-free too, but offers plenty of natural kick.
You will need a punch bowl to serve this ghastly looking drink up and the following ingredients: two liters of lemon-lime soda, one liter of chilled lemonade, ice cubes, and green food coloring. Mix in the bowl and place that bowl on a tray. Surround the tray with three to four glowing necklaces, activating same.
Halloween Party Ideas
Now that you have at least some of the makings of a fantastic Halloween party, the next thing to do is decide how you will present your event. Start off with the right decor including the festive plates, cups and utensils that can mark this holiday. Decorate your apartment or meeting room with spider webs and make sure that you have multiple carved and lit pumpkins on display. Fog lights and black lights can add to the mystique too.
Encourage your guests to come appropriately attired, rewarding them with special treats or prizes for the best dressed, creepiest or most original costume. Team up with another fraternity or sorority to make it a huge event. You might also make it a fundraiser too requiring your guests to fork over a few bucks for a local children’s charity or other organization.