Candy Corn Halloween Celebration
Like most kids, my kids love all things Halloween. The candy, the costumes, the hint of cooler air after a long summer, and the start of the holiday season. A favorite and must have fall candy in our house is Candy Corn, so when I saw Paper & Pigtail’s free printables on Craftaholics Anonymous, I KNEW I had to throw the kids a small Candy Corn Halloween Celebration.
My boys are in love with the caramel corn recipe I used recently for Blogfete, and begged me to make more as soon as we ran out of the first batch. (I have gotten permission to share the recipe for the caramel corn, and I plan to share it soon) The boys have been asking to have caramel apples too, so I made little extra caramel with the popcorn, and simply dipped the apples in it. We all love donuts, and they were BOGO at the grocery store this weekend, so I grabbed a couple of packages of cake and powdered donuts for the celebration too. As the very wise Julia Child once said, a party without a cake is just a meeting, so of course, we had to have a cake. The boys helped make it, I frosted it and added candy corn to help
hide some of the imperfections incorporate the theme a little more. As a special treat, I picked up small cans of Sunkist orange soda for the boys, but I covered them with cut down food tent printables from the collection. I used washi tape to hold a yellow and white paper straw on the side of the cans.
I believe every party needs to have some small favor too, so I used the free printables from Parents.com for candy corn “sour cream containers” and added a few tattoos and quarter machine treats.
I made a simple burlap wreath using an old pool noodle and burlap scraps. But, it needed more, so I tried, unsuccessfully, to make fabric flowers…When I got frustrated with that, I decided to stay true to my roots and spray paint! I had some tissue poms from several past parties, and I took them outside to spray paint them to match the candy corn bunting I made. Then, I hot glued them right onto the wreath! I made candy corn bunting with burlap and Krylon spray paint I had in the garage.
I believe the total cost of this party was right around $20, and we definitely had more than enough food to invite guests!
I hope you are inspired to host a fun party with your little ones!