This post is sponsored by Tyson, but all opinions, ideas, and wording are mine.
I love October. It’s officially Fall, Halloween is right around the corner, it’s pumpkin carving time, the world is changing colors around us. I mean, I think if I had to pick a favorite month, it’d be October.Halloween wins hands down. We’re a bit Halloween obsessed in this house. We just love it. It’s so fun, spooky, creative, tasty, colorful… I mean so many adjectives describe Halloween and October. Anyway, I’ve gotten side tracked with my October/Halloween love. We went pumpkin picking this past weekend (say that 3x fast). We just grabbed some from Walmart because as a family of 5 pumpkin patches just seem a bit pricier than going to Walmart. Plus, I needed to grab a few food items and other things while there. Win, win, right?!
While there, we made sure to grab up a few things to help us get through the rest of this month: quick fixing foods because phew. Next week is Parent Teacher conferences meaning we won’t even get home until like 7pm. As the nights get busy, the food gets quicker and I’m SO thankful for convenient foods easily found at Walmart. We grabbed up some Ballpark Hotdogs (100% beef), some Tyson Any’Tizers,Tyson Crispy Strips (100% white meat, no antibiotics) and some State Fair Corndogs (no by products, great source of protein).
So, after our adventures in Walmart, we headed home to get our carving on. Yay! I popped some Any’Tizers in the oven for a quick snack while we set up and then we prepped the rest of the food and the house for our carving friends to arrive.
Overall, we had a blast! The food was a HUGE hit. I thought my kiddos were going to BURST at the seems waiting (not so) patiently to get to eat their “fingers” haha.
It was so funny to see the designs created. Owen went with a dragon. Maddie went with a ghost but then broke her pumpkin (toothpicks to the rescue) and Fin did a bug thing. David took control over our pumpkin (win for me, I was just left to cook & take photos). Our pumpkin is a goofy looking fella.
What do you think? Have you ever hosted a Pumpkin Carving party? It was so much fun! And I had a BLAST creating those little finger *wink* foods.
Happy November! Are you as excited as I am? I’m about to tear down and pack up our Halloween decor. David won’t let me put up Christmas decorations yet…. logically I know that he’s right about that, but the Christmas loving side of me is ready to bust out all of my Nutcrackers & other fun decor.
Before I get too ahead of myself, I thought I’d pop in and share our Halloween night with you guys. What did you do? Did You take kids trick or treating? Pass out candy? We set up our candy bucket and were REALLY surprised to find it TOTALLY empty when we got home. Someone was even kind enough to flip it upside down for us.
Shortly after we got home, the doorbell rang, Bo lost his mind, Missy lost hers, David grabbed the bowl, filled it with some candy that the kids had gotten during our trick or treating adventures and ran to meet the kids at the door. Bo decided he was going to join in the fun, shoved his way past David and out onto the front porch. Crazy dog! And for the next 10 minutes, he was in doggy heaven! He was loved on, snuggled with, pet, and talked to by a big ole group of trick or treaters! Seriously, dog heaven… that’s what it’d look like. He was just so excited, grinning like crazy, and loving all the attention. Thank goodness for people that didn’t freak out when they saw him. Poor Missy felt so left out and kept trying to get outside too. She’s nutty though. We’d have never caught her. Bo we couldn’t lose if we tried, but Missy’s a runner.
Onto pictures…. I don’t have many… kids are FAST! They don’t sit still when it comes to candy. Crazies.
Prepping for Halloween with some midday coffee. Their loot. Seriously, the amount of candy we came home with is kind of ridiculous. We were only out for a bit over an hour.
Owen was my mini photographer. I’m glad I thought to have him snap a picture really quickly before the fun started. *side note: this makeup stayed put ALL night long. I was wicked impressed by that. I used this for my cheeks/patches. And this one for my stitches.
I hope you all had a great night, and a great October! Who’s ready for November?!
Do you leave a bowl of candy out while you go out Trick or Treating? Does someone stay home to hand out candy? Do you just skip handing out candy altogether?
We always leave a bowl of candy on the steps with a little note saying something about not ringing the doorbell because we have a dog. But this Halloween, I wanted to make it a bit more fun than just a handwritten note.
I spent the morning creating this printable for our doorstep and thought I’d share it with you guys.
Cute, right?! It’s nothing overly fancy, but it does the job. Feel free to share and/or to print yourself.
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If you didn’t know, Halloween is one of my FAVORITE Holidays! I love it all! I love the decorations, picking out costumes, decorating our house, watching the kids get super excited about the decorations we set up, etc etc! Actually, the whole last few months of each year would be my favorite! I mean, back to school, Fin’s birthday, my birthday, Halloween, Maddie’s birthday, Thanksgiving, Owen’s birthday, Christmas – the best stuff man! And I don’t even care about my birthday nearly as much as the rest of the fun stuff. This year I decided to surprise the kids one day after school with Monster eyeballs & Freaky Fanta milkshakes!
So I headed to Albertson’s and grabbed some Fanta Orange for my Freaky milkshakes and I grabbed some OREOs to make my Monster eyeballs! You’ll also need: Vanilla ice cream, some of that meltable candy chocolate stuff. and edible eyeballs.
Melt down your chocolate according to the package. I attempted Monsters on a stick but the sticks ended up just not working out for us so we just rolled the cookies in the melted candy, set them to dry, and placed an eyeball on them. (Owen was in charge of the eyeball placement, so ignore the little messy spots around the Monster Eyes)
For the Freaky Fanta Milkshakes, you’ll literally need 5 scoops of ice cream, and half a cup of soda. I also used some crushed up OREOs as a topping instead of whipped cream, but you could easily use whipped cream and crushed up OREOs or just whipped cream. Either way, I’m sure you will have some happy campers!
Doesn’t that just look and sound fun?! And let me tell you, that little milkshake was REALLY good! I sampled it and by “sampled”, I drank a whole one for myself. #NotAshamed! *wink*
What do you think? Would you whip these up for some little lovebugs in your life? For yourself?
Oh, before I forget, a special Fanta and NABSICO coupon will be available for a limited time in stores! Be on the lookout for that! You can save $1.50 when you buy (1) Fanta mini-can or 8-pk 12 oz. bottles AND (1) Nabisco Cookie or Cracker (4.5 oz. or larger, any variety.)
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Happy Wednesday, friends! Are you wearing your pink today? I’m not either, but I do love that movie. Bonus points if you know what I’m talking about and if not, I have to ask…. are you living under a rock?! Anyway, today I wanted to share with you the little goodie bags that I put together to hand out this year for Halloween! They would be absolutely perfect for your kid’s classmates, for trick or treaters, or even as Halloween party goodie bags! They’re super cute and SO easy to make – you basically just need some Hershey’s candy. The Kit Kats are PERFECT to fill the fingers of the gloves.
Gather your supplies: Gloves (or baggies of any kind, gloves seemed more fun though), candy, random Halloween odds & ends (I chose notebooks, spider rings, silly putty, vampire teeth, slap bracelets, glow in the dark lizards, bubbles ribbon and/or clips to shut the gloves/bags – I found all of these in Walmart’s Halloween section for like $,98 a pack)
Use the suckers, Kit Kats, and twizzlers to fill the fingers, add in all the rest as well as some more candy, and tie it off with a ribbon or a cute little clip like I found for mine.
These are so easy to make, so fun to make, and my kiddos LOVED that they got the leftovers for themselves. I may or may not have filled up on candy myself while making these and I may or may not have chased the dogs around blowing bubbles and cracking up as the dogs tried to pop them. I’m totally an adult! *wink*
Oh! And instead of putting a spider ring in the bag, put it on the outside of the glove! It adds a fun little extra something to em!
Now, if your Walmart is anything like mine, you should be able to find the candy bags right up front near their seasonal stuff.
More fun Halloween posts to come, but before you go…. be sure to check out more Hershey’s Halloween candy. > at Walmart. I’d love to hear your favorite! Happy October, friends!
I had a post scheduled for today. I have NO idea what happened to it and I’m slightly annoyed by that, but today you’re going to get overloaded with crappy Iphone pictures that David took of the kids while he took them trick or treating to include the selfie he took. HA!
Oh and they found a firetruck and they kids were so super excited to get to sit in it.