Our parents throw an awesome Halloween party for the kids every year. The kids all get to wear their costumes and they go trick or treating from door-to-door inside Grandma and Grandpa’s house (every bedroom, closet, and bathroom has someone standing behind it to give them candy. It’s hilarious!). One tradition that we started a couple years ago was our annual “Pumpkin Walk”- each person brings a carved pumpkin and then we line them all up in the backyard. Once the sun goes down, all the kids get a little flashlight and we light all the carved pumpkins. It’s so fun to walk around and see all the cute jack-o-laterns glowing in the dark- it’s seriously one of our favorites (and we are all a little competitive to see who can carve the best pumpkin!).
At the end of the night, all the kids get to sleep over with grandma and grandpa and eat grandpa’s famous chocolate chip pancakes in the morning. It’s seriously one of their favorite days of the year!
Besides all the fun that we have at the party, there is also A LOT of good food.
Insane amounts of junk food (it’s not a Halloween party without it, right?).
Don’t worry- there were some veggie trays and salads to pick from also . . .
But the desserts were amazing.
My contribution to the party this year were these Candy Corn cupcakes. My kids loved helping me make them and they were seriously so easy to whip up. So if you need a fun treat for a Halloween party this year, look no further!