Halloweenie Roast

Last night we hosted a Halloweenie Roast for some of our neighbors.  I am so glad my neighbors still have younger children!

This will be the first Halloween I haven’t had to help one of my children come up with a Halloween costume – Tessa will be hanging out with friends but no costumes!  Fortunately my neighbors enjoy borrowing the dozens of costumes I have stored away in the costume boxes in the attic.  Years worth of fun homemade costumes to share!  This year Olivia is going to make good use of the Wilma Flintstone costume I made!

I am sure many of you are busy getting ready for the big night tonight but I wanted to share some fun pictures from our Haloweenie Roast last night.  Maybe you can store away a few of the ideas and use them next year.

The candy corn bar was popular!

Halloweenie Roast

I found these cute digital download candy goodie bags here.  I just printed them off on my computer and taped them together – so cute!

Halloweenie Roast

These fun chocolate fingers were a big hit too!  I found the candy mold at Michaels and just used different colored Wilton Melts to create the fingers on a pretzel rod!

Halloweenie Roast

Halloweenie Roast

I saw this fun idea over at  The Idea Room for a Creepy Halloween Apothecary.  I was able to create it using bottles out of my pantry and a couple I picked up at Goodwill.  Amy shares the link to print off the great labels in her post.

Halloweenie Roast

Halloweenie Roast

Halloweenie Roast

I also used the labels to cover the rootbeer and orange soda bottles.  This was the adult beverage at the party.

Halloweenie Roast

For the kids I found these darling little cans of soda at Target.

Halloweenie Roast

I covered the table with an orange and black tablecloth I had.  I had picked up a piece of spiderweb yardage at the fabric store during the week – it was 50% off and then used a piece of cheesecloth that I stretched and tore a bit on top of that.

Halloweenie Roast

The kids and adults had a great time roasting their hot dogs on the portable fire pit on the patio.  We decided not to use the in ground fire pit that is at the back of the yard because we had quite a bit of rain this past week and it was a bit muddy!

Halloweenie Roast

Halloweenie Roast

In addition to the regular hot dog condiments I also made some Coney Sauce for the dogs that was yummy. Neighbors pitched in with the rest of the meal – salad, veges and dip and cheese bread.

Dessert were these cute Frankenstein cupcakes that I made.  The head is a marshmallow and the whole thing is covered in green frosting.  They are pretty cute for a monster!
Halloweenie Roast

I just used a chocolate cake mix (shame on me) for the cupcake!

Halloweenie Roast

It was a fun evening and the best part was just spending time with my wonderful neighbors!  We are so blessed to have such amazing neighbors!

Halloweenie Roast

Now off to carve those pumpkins we haven’t gotten to yet!!


  1. 1
    Kathy Perrins says:

    Love all of these, want my kids to check them out. The pretzel fingers are my favorite!

  2. 2
    Sook says:

    I love the pretzels with finger nails on top! How clever!

  3. 3
    Kristi says:

    Just stumbled onto your blog! What a find…you are so inspiring! LOVE the candy corn bar– so fun!!

  4. 4
    Darilyn says:

    I don’t know how you do all the things you do but I’m glad for it because I get great ideas. I love it all. I was just telling my sister that I was already bummed out for next year because Halloween would be on Sunday and that meant no trick or treating on Sunday (for our house). She suggested we have a couple families over for some dinner and games. I immediately thought of this post and got excited. I’m all set for next year thanks to you!

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    Melanie says:

    That’s a cute little football team gathered around all the treats! Thanks for sharing that. We were hosted by our next door neighbors this year and it was very fun. I’m sure your neighbors are very appreciative of what you did for them!

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    Tamara says:

    Thanks for all the ideas and all your eneregy! The end of eras is sometimes hard such as the end of the trick or treating. . . .but soon you may have the start of new “eras” that will be equally as fun.

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    Traci says:

    We were at the UofO vs USC game but I used some of the same ideas for our tailgate. We even put out a basket of candy for the little kids that “trick or treated” all the tailgate sites. Keep y ou fabulous ideas coming, love seeing what you come up with!!

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    Valerie H. says:

    Leigh Anne,
    You have the luckiest neighbors and Ward members. They are so blessed to have you do such thoughtful and creative…not to mention yummy, things
    for them. Thanks for sharing these great ideas. It all looked so fun!

  9. 9
    Taryn says:


    You sure had a lot of football players at your party. = )

  10. 10
    Lynda says:

    Wow – what a fun night! I love the candy corn bar – what a great idea!

  11. 11
    Emily says:

    Jacky is so jealous!

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    Dana says:

    You have the absolute cutest ideas! Thanks for sharing!


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