Pumpkin spice may be the king of the season, but apples aren’t far behind, especially in the month of October. (Did you know that October is National Apple Month?) At this point in the season, you’ve probably already eaten, seen, or thought far too long about apples. And you’re probably not even ashamed to admit it. Apples are good, they’re part of a healthy diet, and they make for some fun fall treats…like candy apples!
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year. My friends come up with some of the most creative costumes; I’m always so impressed, especially when they’re topical. While I can never find much costume creativity for myself, I do look forward to finding a funny costume for my dog. (Don’t worry–he seems to enjoy it more than I do!)
Once you’ve got your perfect costume all picked out, you’ve got to show it off to everyone, right? It’s not going to do any good if you’re just hanging out in your swanky new costume watching Netflix. You’ve got to invite over your friends or head out to celebrate. After all, Halloween only comes once a year. If you’re stumped on what kinds of foods you ought to make to bring along, we’ve got a few Halloween party food ideas you’re going to love.
Scroll through them all or jump ahead to your favorites! Here are the party ideas we’ve got in store:
Creepy Halloween Theme
Pumpkin Party Theme
Kid-Friendly Halloween Party
Creatures of the Night
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Every year I dream of going to the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase. And every year, like a good friend, I “like” all the photos on social media posted by my friends during their visit. While I’m truly happy for them, I’m also secretly a little bit jealous. I mean, really, I love food more than anyone I know (well, maybe except our editor, Merly.)
So, this year my husband and I made a decision to embark on a well-deserved and much anticipated mini get-away to the Happiest Place on Earth, Walt Disney World® Resort, for the opening weekend of the Epcot Food & Wine Festival (September 19 – November 10, 2014). That’s right, a romantic weekend with just my hubby, no children, and lots and lots and lots of food. Ahhhhh! Continue reading
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This morning started off with a bowl of pumpkin spice oatmeal. Yesterday it was a pumpkin spice smoothie. The day before? A slice of pumpkin bread. This afternoon? A pumpkin dump cake and a slice (or two) of a Pumpkin Fudge Éclair Cake. Yes, I admit it, I am a proud member of the pumpkin craze. When the season for pumpkin-flavored everything rolls around, I make it my goal to try every new pumpkin-flavored thing that’s out there. It’s no easy task, but I make the sacrifice. I don’t know what happens between September and October that makes everyone go crazy for pumpkin. For me, it’s more of a year- round thing, but I’m thinking that somewhere around the end of September we’re just done with the fruity, citrusy tastes of summer, and we want something totally different. Pumpkin, being a totally fall fruit is exactly that. There’s also the argument that, for most Americans, pumpkins bring back some good old-fashioned feelings.
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There are plenty of reasons to celebrate this fall. With the holiday season creeping up ever closer and football season well under way, we bet you’re scrambling to find the perfect party appetizer to bring along. Who knows? Maybe you’ve already got your standard dish, and you’re just looking to shake things up! We’ve pooled together our resources and found the perfect bring-along recipe for each of your upcoming events.