Every year for Halloween, I give the boys a small Halloween party complete with special decorations and special food. It's a Ferrell tradition.
Here are my two sweet boys back during our First Ferrell Halloween party . . . Alex was Shane's age in this picture:
I have been struggling so much with this high blood pressure and the way it is making me feel . . . along with the first bp medicine they put me on. . . .which made me feel yucky . . . that I actually forgot about the Family Halloween party.
The Ferrell boys didn't forget . . . especially Alex. :)
So Saturday afternoon, I had to run to my office and meet with a client (responsibility -- yuck!) and when I got through, I ran to Tems and Dollar General to pick up some items to throw the boys a last minute, post-holiday Halloween surprise. Everything I got at Dollar General for Halloween was 50% off so this turned out to be a cheap surprise.
Traditionally I make Mummy dogs and Frankenstein brains for the special meal. :)
Mummy dogs are very easy to make . . .
It just takes two ingredients. Crescent rolls and wieners.
You roll the crescent rolls out -- pinching the seams together -- two crescent triangles together at a time. Then make strips using a knife the size/width that you want.
Wrap the crescent roll strips around the wiener leaving a space for the face to show through.
So easy and fun. . . . and super cute Halloween food.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 - 14 minutes until brown.
When the mummy dogs are golden brown and cooled a little, you add mustard eyes on the face.
To make the Frankenstein brains is a little more difficult. ;)
You make a box of Kraft macaroni and cheese according to the directions on the box and then squirt a little green and blue food coloring in the cooked mac & cheese to get the color you want . . . Zach likes the shell-shaped macaroni . . . Frankenstein brains :
I decided to add a new dish to my special meal . . . Granny's false teeth!
I had all the ingredients except for the apple so I picked up some when I went to the grocery store.
It was very simple to make. You just slice the apple into wedges and spread peanut butter on one side of each wedge. I sloshed my apple slices in some lemon/lime juice before spreading the peanut butter to keep the apple from turning dark.
You put 4 or 5 mini marshmallows on the top of one prepared apple slice and them top it with another prepared apple slice so that the peanut butter acts like a glue to keep it all together. Voila! Granny's false teeth! Ha!
I also made some tater tots to go with the meal . . . but I couldn't think of anything gross or scary to call them. Do you have any suggestions?
I decorated the table in marked-down Halloween plates and napkins. I put together mini treat baskets using marked-down Halloween favors and candy.
Dave had quarrantined the boys to their respective rooms under much protest, but I wanted our special supper to be a surprise.
Everyone got a treat basket but me. Ha!
I put spiders on all the food as garnishes and also added a little something to the boys' drinks.
My boys were thrilled with their surprise!
It was a lot of fun for me and for them!
Our first family Halloween party from a few year's ago . . . a little blurry but a great memory!
Everyone got into the spirit of the party . . .
We had a great night and a lot of Halloweeny fun even though Halloween was long gone and all packed up!
Now we're getting ready for Thanksgiving . . . So much to be thankful for . . . so much for . . .
the Ferrell Boys and Me!