It’s Halloween-time, and you know what that means….CANDY!
So guess what I made yesterday for our upcoming family Halloween party, some ghoulishly delicious chocolate fingers and some ghostly chocolate-y cookies. We also have one more surprise for tomorrow, a scarecrow taco dip (compliments of Betty Crocker)! There might even be some spooky Mac-N-Cheese for the kiddos. Whatever you do, don’t drink the “poison” punch!
The decorations are nearly finalized, and the music (Kid’s Bop – Halloween) is ready and waiting to be played. The ghost is hung and screeching, the skeleton is super scary, and the strobe lights really make it all the place to be on Halloween (albeit a few days early)!
As you can probably guess that I am very excited is an understatement. This is one of my favorite holidays and sharing it with my favorite people (family) is going to be a joy! I am going to be a witch this year as the hostess, daughter of “granny witch” and a “dog with a the plastic tube of terror” around his head – all costumes of course! I’m not sure who are guests will be that will be in attendance, but I am very excited to see their creativity come out!
Just in time for the occasion we found the following quote that my sister saved from The Thirteenth Tale.
“There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.”
― Diane Setterfield,
Oh, how I loved that book, with it’s many twists and turns I was shocked when I finally reached the ending. It is one of my favorites now. In fact, I hope to reread it in the near future, along with so many others.
Not much more to add today except to say, Happy Halloween!
“Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,—
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.”
― William Shakespeare