Halloween Onion Ranch Cheese Ball

Halloween Appetizer Cheese Ball

this Pumpkin Shaped Onion & Ranch Cheese Ball made the perfect appetizer for my Halloween party. the kids and adults devoured it, they liked it so much. i love cheese balls, and had the idea to make one in the shape of a pumpkin. i decided that carrots would make the perfect coating to give it the right color, and since my boys like ranch flavor, i decided to make it with ranch dressing mix. i just love how it turned out. and the flavor was perfect. nice and flavorful with the ranch and green onions, but nice and mild so it was a crowd pleaser. i will be making this again and again.

to make this Pumpkin Shaped Ranch & Onion Cheese Ball, all you need is 2 cups cream cheese, 1-1/2 cups shredded cheese, 3/4 packet Ranch Dressing mix, and 1/4 cup chopped green onions.
Onion Ranch Cheese Ball Recipecombine all the ingredients until fully combined.Onion Ranch Cheese Ball

then scoop the cheese filling onto a piece of plastic wrap. wrap it up, an place into the refrigerator until it has chilled and hardened a bit.How to make a cheese ball next, chop some shredded carrot up into small pieces.Halloween Onion Ranch Cheese Ball recipe carefully unwrap the plastic wrap from the cold cheese ball, and place it on the bed of carrots. with your hand, coat the carrots onto the cheese ball. then roll the cheese ball around in the carrots to make it nice and round and to full coat it in the carrots.Halloween Onion Ranch Cheese Ballthe finishing touch will be to place a small piece of celery on the top of your cheese ball pumpkin. serve with crackers or chips….i prefer Wheat Thins.
halloween-appetizer-cheese-ball-recipeenjoy! this festive pumpkin shaped cheese ball is perfect for any Halloween or Thankgiving party, or anytime of the year. you can coat it in cracker crumbs, or nuts if you would prefer it not look like a pumpkin. it’s really yummy!halloween-pumpkin-cheese-ball-recipe
to make it, all you need is 2 cups cream cheese, 1-1/2 cups shredded cheese, 3/4 packet Ranch Dressing mix, and 1/4 cup chopped green onions. mix all the ingredients together and form a ball on plastic wrap. wrap it up and place in the refrigerator for a few hours. once chilled, roll in shredded carrots and place a piece of celery in the top for the pumpkin stem. keep chilled until ready to serve.  and make sure to serve it with Wheat Thins, they make the best dippers and taste great with this dip.


Mummy Snack Pack Pudding Cups

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Mummy Snack Pack Pudding Cupsevery year i end up being the room mom for one of my boy’s classes at school. with that, i take on the duty of planning the class party for each holiday. i am always looking to doing a fun themed treat….but the key is, that it must be easy to make as there are 30 kids in the class….who has time to get super fancy with these big class parties!  these Snack Pack Pudding Cup Mummies are perfect, they are fun for Halloween and really easy to make. i also like that you can prepare the mummy details far in advance of the party and just add the mix ins or toppings the day of.Snack Pack Pudding Halloween Recipeto make these Snack Pack Pudding Cup Mummies, you will need: Snack Pack Pudding Cups, white crepe paper streamers, googley eyes, hot glue gun with glue, or tape.

Halloween Mummy Snack Pack Puddingsfirst, with a serrated knife, slice the crepe paper in half as shown. this will make the crepe paper the perfect size to start wrapping your Snack Pack like a mummy.How to make Mummy Pudding Cupsto start making your pudding cup mummy, glue the end of the crepe paper to the Snack Pack with hot glue or tape. i have found that you can do this entire project with just using hot glue and no tape.
Snack Pack Pudding Halloween Recipe Instructionsnow you can start wrapping the crepe paper around the Snack Pack Pudding Cup. you don’t need to keep the crepe paper smooth, in fact it looks more like a mummy if you let it twist and fold as you wrap it.Snack Pack Pudding Halloween Instructionsonce you have wrapped the Snack Pack completely, stop wrapping, but DO NOT break the crepe paper off yet, let it hang down. glue two eyes onto the Snack Pack with hot glue.Snack Pack Pudding Mummys Halloween Instructionsthen continue wrapping the mummy with the crepe paper, allowing it to creep over the eyes on the top and bottom to make it look like the mummy’s eyes are peeking though. when you feel that you have wrapped enough, break off the end of the crepe paper and glue it to the back. simple as that, your mummy is complete!Easy Halloween Room Mom Ideaslook how fun these little mummies look.How to make Halloween Mummy Pudding Cups and if you want to add even more fun to your Snack Pack Pudding Cup Mummies, how about adding some mix ins. crushed Oreo cookies and some and some gummy worms will make your mummies a little more creepy.Mummy Snack Pack Pudding Cups Ideasor for a fun class activity, let the kids add their own mix ins. Reddi Wip, Crunch n’ Munch Popcorn, Orville or ACT II Popcorn, Nutter Butter Cookies and Oreos Cookies make great mix ins and taste great with Snack Pack Pudding Cups. kids like creating their own treats, so they will think this is really fun.
Room Mom Halloween Party Ideas

Snack Pack Pudding Halloween Mummies Recipe

you can find all your Snack Pack Pudding Cup needs at your nearest Walmart store.

Halloween Party Ideas: Appetizers, Dinner and Desserts | Printable

This is a sponsored post.Halloween Party Ideas, Recipes and Free Printables! #spookysnacks i have always wanted to have a Halloween Party, there are so many fun ideas, and i knew my boys would love it. so last night we finally had one. it was more of a Halloween Dinner Party, and us and our neighbors enjoyed some spooky drinks, food and desserts. let me share with you all the fun food i made. all of them are really easy to make, so anyone can create them. you could even use one of the ideas in your evening family dinners to excite the family for Halloween.

Halloween Party Ideas, Recipes and Free Printables! #spookysnacks first up were drinks! i had the idea to make a pumpkin patch out of the drinks. the Fanta mini cans and the 20 oz. Dasani Water made the perfect size for my pumpkin.

Halloween Drink Pumpkin Patch #spookysnacks

to make your own drink pumpkin patch, you need 8.5  x 11″ orange paper. download the pumpkin drink printable here, and print it onto the orange paper. cut the printable to the correct size and tap the pumpkin bands around the Fanta and Dasani Water.
Pumpkin water bottle and mini soda printable. #free #printable #spookysnacksaren’t they cute!

Halloween drink printable! #free #printable #spookysnackslastly, i set all the Fanta pumpkins and Dasani Water pumpkins up like a real pumpkin patch, and placed a sign letting guest know they can pick their own drinks. download the free printable here.Halloween Party Ideas, Recipes and Free Printables! #spookysnacks


this Pumpkin Shaped Ranch & Onion Cheese Ball made the perfect appetizer for my Halloween party. the kids devoured it, they liked it so much. to make it, all you need is 2 cups cream cheese, 1-1/2 cups shredded cheese, 3/4 packet Ranch Dressing mix, and 1/4 cup chopped green onions. mix all the ingredients together and form a ball on plastic wrap. wrap it up and place in the refrigerator for a few hours. once chilled, roll in shredded carrots and place a piece of celery in the top for the pumpkin stem. keep chilled until ready to serve.  and make sure to serve it with Wheat Thins, they make the best dippers and taste great with this dip.Halloween Ranch & Green Onion Cheese Ball Appetizeri love how it turned out, and it makes a great appetizer for kid or adult Halloween parties….even Fall and Thanksgiving celebrations. here is the recipe for this Halloween Onion Ranch Cheese Ball.Halloween Ranch & Green Onion Cheese Ball AppetizerHalloween Ranch & Green Onion Cheese Ball Appetizeri also made mummy hotdogs for the dinner. i  bought wooden sticks at the craft store (they are made for caramel apples) and then wrapped pre made breadstick dough and wrapped it around the hotdogs. by baking them at 375º until golden brown and adding mustard eyes, you will have these adorable mummy dogs. here is the recipe for mummy hotdogs.

Halloween Mummy HotdogsHalloween Dinner Ideasthese banana ghosts and clementine orange pumpkin made a fun side dish for our mummy hot dogs. they are easy to make, just use chocolate chips for the banana ghost eyes, and a little piece of celery makes the pumpkin stem on the oranges.

Healthy Halloween Snack Ideasand for treats…because you have to have treats at a Halloween party, i made these Spider Web Halloween Oreos. by using a fine tip frosting piping tip, i just piped on the spider webs with white royal icing onto my Halloween Oreos. i was surprised how fast it was to make these, and they turned out just like i was imagining. first pipe the frosting in the 4 cross webs, then starting in the middle, pipe the spiral that connect the cross webs. simple as that. let them dry and they are ready to serve.

Halloween Oreo Treat IdeasHalloween Oreo Spider Webs
and for the finally, everyone made their own Orange Fanta Spooky Halloween Floats! start with Fanta Orange Soda, and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. set out creepy gummies and eyeball candy to make them spooky. download the free printable sign here.
Halloween Dessert IdeasHalloween Spooky Floatsthese were the hit of the party and were super yummy! everyone loved adding their own creepy treats to make them spooky. but if you aren’t into spooky, then make them Jack-o-lantern themed.

Halloween Spooky Soda Floats

our Halloween party was a sweet success. it was so much fun to plan. to find the ingredients i used to make the party happen, head over to your local Walmart store! you’ll find great prices there.

Halloween Candy Corn Ice Cubes

This week I made my Sweet’N Low Candy Corn Ice Cubes as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SweetNLowStars

Halloween Candy Corn Ice Cubes

it’s Halloween time! i love this time of year because i love all the cute Halloween decorations and fun ideas that you see all over the place. i don’t like the scary stuff, but i love pumpkins, cute black cats and candy corn. i love, love, love the colors of candy corn. so i thought it would be fun to make some candy corn ice cubes. these Candy Corn Sweet Cream Ice Cubes are really simple to make and use ingredients you probably already have around the house. they are made with half & half, so they are great to put in hot chocolate, chocolate milk, coffee, root beer, cream soda or even sparkling waters.Read More…

Halloween Tunes Your Family will Love to Play

The Best Halloween Songs for Families

it’s official October…so it’s time to get into the Halloween spirit!  for us, this month is all about fun with pumpkins, candy corns, costumes, fall crafts and treats. we like to download our favorite Halloween tunes to listen in the car or around the house while we are doing our jobs. it makes the whole family get into the fall spirit.

i decided to put together a playlist for anyone who would like to check out some of our family’s favorite Halloween music. they are all Halloween tunes your family will love. the links to itunes are included below…as well as the entire playlist at the bottom of the list if you would like to preview the songs on this post. so here you go!


1) Hedwig’s Theme from the Harry Potter soundtrack.  i enjoy the magical, mystical sounds of this song…and since we are Harry Potter fans over here, i had to include this in the mix.

2) This is Halloween by  The Citizens of Halloween (The Nightmare Before Christmas Original Soundtrack) this is my FAVORITE Halloween song of the season. i constantly have it in my head during the month of October. the music is great as is all music from Tim Burton’s films.

3) Thriller by Michael Jackson. how can you not include this iconic song in a Halloween mix. love the sound, love the song, love the artist and the video too!

4) Beetlejuice by Danny Elfman. another one of  those favorite songs from the films of Tim Burton. such a great movie…and i love the music from it. this one in particular.

5) The Monster Mash  by Bobby “Boris” Prickett & The Crypt-Kickers (The original Monster Mash) everyone remembers hearing this song at a Halloween party or festival. i especially love the original version…it brings back the vibe of retro nostalgia.

6) Grim, Grinning Ghosts by Ghosts (Mickey’s Monster Bash Soundtrack) the official song of The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. just hearing this song gets me in the mood for Halloween.

7) The Addams Family Groove by The Dark. this dance version of the Addams Family theme song was introduced in the motion picture remake of the 1990’s. so fun.

8) The Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley. i don’t know why this song reminds me of Halloween, or why it is often played at Halloween parties, but i like it a lot. i sang it as a kid, and i am sure my kids will get a kick out of it.

9) Dead Man’s Party by Oingo Boingo. if you’re an 80’s child or fan of the 80’s you probably love this song. it’s one of my hubby’s favorites.

10) The Munster’s Theme by  Surf Dawgs. can’t forget about the theme song of this monster sitcom. of course my favorite was  Ricky Munster.  sad they don’t show reruns of The Munsters anymore.

11) Vampire by Antsy  Pants (Music from the motion picture Juno) you may or may not have seen the movie Juno, but this cute little song about Vampires is short and sweet…and kinda catchy.

12) Ghostbusters  by Ray Parker, Jr. (from the original Ghostbusters soundtrack) just happens to be one of my all-time favorite movies and hearing this song brings back memories of watching it on the family VCR.

hope you enjoy these Halloween tunes!!!!

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