Halloween is such a fun holiday for kids and adults alike. Above is a photo from last year’s Halloween. My family and I dressed up as the s’mores family. I made the costumes from felt! My boys love getting dressed up and playing pretend. They also enjoy helping me cook and bake when I’m making pumpkin recipes, ghoulish treats and other Halloween themed goodies. I believe it’s very important to get them involved in the kitchen so they can learn to be independent, improve their fine motor skills, as well as expand their cause and effect comprehension. It’s a win-win; they help me, they learn and they have fun!
I recently received a wonderful package filled with awesome goodies at no cost to me from my friends at KRAFT Recipes. The sweetest part of it was that I would also be able to give one away to a lucky reader of my blog. I love when I get to spread the love and share great products I enjoy with you all. Here’s a list of the cool products that I received and will be included in the giveaway package:
- JET-PUFFED Marshmallows (Pumpkin Spice Mallows, Ghost Mallows, Pumpkin Mallows)
- JELL-O Molds (JIGGLERS Halloween mold)
- KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner (Halloween Shapes)
- PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Pumpkin Spice Flavor (Limited Edition) + coupon
- MAXWELL HOUSE INTERNATIONAL CAFÉ Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Glow in the Dark Ghostly Treat Bucket
- Halloween Picks
- Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Scraper Scoop
- Halloween Cocktail Tiered Tray
- Spider Web Clear Plastic Table Cover
- Happy Hauntings Dip Bowl Set
- Bones Cookie Pan
- Halloween Fun Stickers
(See below for details on how to enter this giveaway and win this fantastic prize package)
This package has all the essentials to make a fabulously spooky party. As soon as I opened the box, I was inspired to put together a little Halloween get-together for my boys and their two best friends. I decided to style a simple but festive spooky table setting with kid-friendly food and an activity.
The best part was that I only had to spend an additional $10 make this adorable table. Can you believe I purchased paper plates in two sizes, napkins, four cute cups, a plastic banner and paper treat cups all for ten dollars?!?! I already had the forks, spoons, sign frame and mini mason jars.
I wanted to give the tiered tray a double purpose – centerpiece and serving tray for all the food. I placed it in the center of the table and then styled the food on each tier.
For the menu, I served MACARONI & CHEESE in mini mason jars with orange twine around the rim, sugar cookie bones dusted with cocoa powder to make them look real, JELL-O Jigglers, PHILADELPHIA cream cheese spread drizzled with soy sauce and sesame seeds, whole-wheat crackers, and JET-PUFFED Jumbo Pumpkin Mallows. I filled their little cups with sparkling mango punch.
The kids absolutely loved the food options and the fact that it was within reach to them. Kids usually have to wait until an adult hands it to them or raises them to see the choices – this time, the food was right on their table for them to enjoy!
I even had an activity they could do right at the table and then eat it afterwards. I had the kids draw Jack O’ Lanterns on JET-PUFFED Jumbo Pumpkin Mallows with edible ink markers.
You could also make these in advance and use them to hold name cards by attaching them to the picks inserted into the marshmallows.
Disclaimer: Kraft Foods is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me and has provided me with a gift of equal value for review. This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by The Marshmallow Studio. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.