Our annual Halloweenie Roast 2012 is a fun annual Halloween party where hot dogs are roasted and lots of good food is enjoyed with neighbors
Last night was our annual Halloweenie Roast 2012. I think it might just be one of my favorite parties of the year!
This year’s Halloweenie roast snuck up on me a bit so I decided to shop my house for decorations. I started walking around my house and pulling things off my shelves and tables to decorate the serving table!
I had made the backdrop for a bridal shower I gave earlier this year. The black and white pattern worked perfect for Halloween. All I had to do was hang a piece of gauzy fabric over it and tape some black bats I cut out with my Cricuit to the wall.
The potion bottles were from last year and had been tucked away in the closet. I made a quick trip to the bulk bins at Winco filled the candy jars.
The one new piece I did put together for the party, that I am pretty much in love with, is the “Something Wicked This Way Comes!” piece. I used an old frame I found at Goodwill.
The idea came from Whipperberry. As soon as I saw it on her blog I knew I needed one! I tweeked it ever so slightly and cut it out on my Cricut.
I thought my cute little witch cupcakes looked darling next to the sign! To download the pattern for the witch shoes check out this post.
The idea for the cupcakes came from Better Homes & Garden and I fell in love with it. I used paper straws and cut the little witch boots out on my Cricut, it’s getting a lot of use.
Using the Oreo Cookie Recipe I have here on the blog and my Favorite Buttercream frosting. I just hot glued the shoes to the straws and stuck them in the cupcake.
Make Your Own Caramel Apple Snack Board
In addition to the cute cupcakes, we had a Caramel Apple Bar. It is a much easier way to enjoy all the flavor and fun of a caramel apple. They could make their own caramel apple by dipping a slice of apple into caramel and then covering it with their favorite topping.
Best Caramel For Dipping
You can make your own caramel by using this recipe but I love using Pete’s Caramel which is available on Amazon.
It melts easy and tastes wonderful.
- Apple Slices. Use a combination of flavors and types.
- Oreo Cookies
- Mini Chocolater Chips
- Mini M & M’s
Hot Dog Bar
Of course there were hot dogs to be roasted and putting together a Hot Dog Bar is so fun! Everyone roasted their hot dog over the firepit in the backyard.
Hot Dog Toppings
- Potato chips. (Crushed up potato chips re really good on a hot dog).
- Pickle relish
- JDawg Sauce.
Everyone could custom make their own dog! For more ideas for a Hot Dog Bar check out this post.
I also made a pot of Pumpkin Chili. It disappeared and I didn’t even get to take any pictures so I guess I will just have to make it again. It was yummy!! I also turned my 7 Layer Dip into a Spider Web Dip!
Neighbors brought delicious salads and appetizers and we had lots of great food! There is always a plate of Mummy Dogs too.
Halloween Party Games
After dinner we played a few fun games. Of course there was the traditional bobbing for apples. Let’s just say some people got more wet than others!!
Minute to Win it Games
Ready Spaghetti was a big hit. Two players have to move soda cans from one table to another using only their mouths and a spaghetti noodle.
Face the Cookie is another fun one where you place a cookie on your forehead and have to move it down to your mouth using only your facial muscles. Oreos work better but I ran out so had to use the bigger Maple cookies – they were harder to do
Baby Blocking is where players have to balance a plate on their head and stack 5 blocks on top of the plate without it falling. They can use only one hand.
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