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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Each year, I look forward to the tradition of kicking off the fall season by creating custom Halloween costumes and taking my kids out trick-or-treating. Unfortunately, time marches on and my kids are no longer the little ones that looked forward to Halloween festivities. In fact, my youngest child has decided that she is too old to participate in the Halloween trick-or-treating and will no longer be dressing up.
I always knew the day would come when all of my kids would no longer be dressing up, but hearing those words made me a little sad inside. I enjoyed dressing up my kids and taking them trick-or-treating just as much as they loved collecting all the candy. Since I’m not ready to stop celebrating Halloween and I know my kids will never turn down a bag of candy or tasty meal, I’ve decided to start a new Halloween tradition by celebrating the holiday with Halloween treat bags, dinner, and passing out candy.
So I headed to my favorite Halloween one-stop shop, Walmart, for my Halloween treats and dinner items. And since I don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen and get caught off guard when the first trick-or-treater comes to the door, I’ve decided to prepare a quick dinner with dessert using STOUFFER’S® Family Size Entrées, TOMBSTONE® Original Pepperoni, and TOLL HOUSE® Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
Of course, a Halloween celebration isn’t complete without treat bags. According to my kids, treat bags are THE most important part of Halloween, so I picked up black gift bags, skeleton window clings, tissue paper, NESTLÉ Jumbo Assorted Fun Size Candy, and WONKA® MIXUPS® Assorted Candy to create treat bags for the kids. Thankfully, my youngest daughter loves to help me craft and she helped prepare the treat bags for the Halloween table.
To make the Window Cling Halloween Treat Bags, take a glossy black gift bag and press a window cling onto the front of the bag, no glue is needed!
For girl bags – Cut the tissue paper into 1″ x 1″ squares and glue three squares together, making sure to criss-cross the pieces. Gather the center of the tissue to create a small tissue flower. This will be used on the crown of the skulls.
For boy bags – Cut the tissue paper into 1″ x 4″ strips and glue three strips together, making sure to criss-cross the pieces. Gather the center of the tissue and wrap a 1″ x 1″ tissue square around the center. This will form a bow-tie.
For girl bags – Using a very small dot of glue, attach the tissue flowers onto the crown of the window cling*. I used about 8 flowers across the top of each skull.
*Make sure to glue the tissue flowers onto the window cling. This will allow the cling to be removed from the bag and used on a window or flat surface.
For boy bags – Use a tiny dot of glue and attach the bow under the chin of the skull window cling.
When the bags were done, I filled them up with NESTLÉ Jumbo Assorted Fun Size Candy and WONKA® MIXUPS® Assorted Candy, which my youngest daughter made sure she evenly distributed in all the bags. Now the bags are ready to be placed on our Halloween dinner table!
Here is a sneak peek at our new Halloween night tradition. Thanks to Walmart and NESTLÉ® brands, I can start a new family Halloween tradition of a stress-free family dinner and special treat bags before passing out candy to the new trick-or-treating generation!
Do you have special Halloween family traditions? Tell me what your family does to make Halloween special in the comment below!
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