How to Make a Creepy Halloween Charcuterie Board

Halloween Charcuterie Board

It’s SPOOKY season!!!! Charcuterie boards have become very popular nowadays, so I decided that it was a great time to make a creepy Halloween Charcuterie board. I’ve included all the steps and ingredients to make creating this halloween themed charcuterie board super easy and quick.

Here is a list of ingredients to use on your halloween charcuterie board. You can find everything at your local grocery store. My favorite places to find charcuterie board ingredients are Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Sprouts and Whole Foods.

Ingredients Needed for the Halloween Charcuterie Board

Cheeses (see notes for amounts based on number of servings)  

  • Brie
  • Havarti 
  • Mozzarella balls , small
  • Something stinky (Roquefort or Camembert) 

Brie, Havarti, and Mozzarella are cheeses that both kids and adults love, so they’re a safe bet for a cheese board. As an appetizer, you can expect an adult to eat between 1/4 and 1/3 of a pound of cheese. So for a party of 10, I would buy 2.5-3 pounds of cheese divided evenly between my cheeses. To make it easy, buy 1 pound of brie, 1 pound of Havarti, and 1 pound of mozzarella. 

Note: If you can’t find Havarti, Cheddar is a great substitute. 

Fruits 

  • 1-2 small bunches of large grapes
  • 1 cup fresh Blackberries or Boysenberries
  • 1 cup dried apricots or figs 

Meats (see notes for amounts based on number of servings) 

  • Prosciutto 
  • Salami 

As an appetizer, I plan for adults to eat a little less than 1/4 pound of cured meat. So, for a party of 10 I would buy 2 pounds of cured meats divided evenly between the two types: 1 pound of prosciutto and 1 pound of salami. 

Crackers/Breads (see notes for amounts based on number of servings) 

  • Water Crackers 
  • Sliced Baguette 

You can use any kind of crackers you like: Ritz, Water Crackers, Triscuits, Wheat Thins, etc. For a party of 10, I would buy 1 baguette and 1 box of crackers. You’ll likely have leftovers but it is better to have too much than not enough. 

Fillers 

  • 1/4 cup pistachios 
  • 1 cup mixed olives 
  • 1/2 cup candy corn pumpkins
  • 1/4 cup fig or apricot jam 
  • 1/4 cup grainy or dijon mustard 

Here is where you can add all your favorite garnishes. I’ve suggested a few but feel free to pull anything you have in your pantry or fridge. Any jams, mustards, pretzels, nuts, etc. Additionally, the exact amount of filler you add to the board is not important. You just want to make sure the board doesn’t look empty. 

Directions to Create the Halloween themed charcuterie board

First, place a few small bowls and pumpkins evenly around your cheeseboard. The exact number you need will vary but when placed together, they should take up about 1/4 of your board. 

Halloween Charcuterie Board Tutorial

Next, add your cheeses. Again, spread them out over the board filling in any holes around the bowls and pumpkins. 

How to make a Halloween Charcuterie Board

Next, add your largest bunch of fruit right in the center. Add 2-3 more smaller piles of fruit around the board. 

Halloween Inspired Appetizers

Now add your cured meats to fill in large gaps. 

Next, add your crackers and sliced baguette. Try to form “c” or “s” shaped curves with your crackers. This will help create a flow that will carry your eyes around the board. 

halloween themed charcuterie board

Now you can add fillers to the bowls and gaps until your Halloween themed charcuterie board is almost completely covered. If you see a hole, add more fillers! However, there is no right or wrong place to put fillers. 

Lastly, make it Halloween! Adding candy eyes and fake spiders can help take the cheese board from cute to creepy! 

What do you think? Don’t you think your guests will love this Halloween Charcuterie Board?!!!

Final notes…

The Key to A Great Cheese Board 

In conclusion, he key to a great cheese board is to make it look abundant! If your cheese board doesn’t look great, it is probably too empty. Add more! 

The second most important thing to keep in mind when making a cheese board is that you want large groups of ingredients. When you look at the cheese board, you immediately notice big groups of grapes, olives, and cheese. But, if you were to mix these all together, they would start looking like trail mix and not a distinguished cheese board, we don’t want that. Simply fill in gaps with fillers but keep main ingredients (cheeses, fruits, crackers, meats) in large groups.

Above all, a good rule of thumb is that groups of main ingredients should always be at least as big as your first — this will ensure they don’t get lost in the fillers. 

Need Some More Halloween Food Ideas?

Halloween Mummy Dogs are easy to make and create a fun meal for the kids.

This Halloween Onion Ranch Cheese Ball is fresh and creamy. Makes a fun appetizer kids and adults will love.

How about a fun Halloween Drink Station!

And don’t forget the treats! These Spooky Halloween Floats and Spider Web Cookies are not only yummy, but scream Halloween!

10 Ways to Celebrate Fall in Orange County

Fall is officially here in Southern California….even if it still feels like summer!

I personally love having warm weather all year round, but it is nice to wake up in the mornings and smell that little hint of Fall…we do get that from time to time. However, we aren’t lucky enough to get the beautiful Fall colors that rest of the country gets when the leaves turn shades of red, yellow and orange. Because of our warm and beautiful weather, it can be hard to get in the Fall spirit here in the OC. So, I thought I would put together a Orange County Fall Bucket List to get you in the spirit of the season.

Here’s my list of the top 10 Ways to Celebrate Fall in Orange County.

Orange County Fall Bucket List

Knott’s Taste of Fall-O-Ween

Knott’s Taste of Fall-O-Ween is Knott’s newest family-friendly outdoor dining and retail experience celebrating the Halloween season and the flavors of Fall. The spirit of Halloween comes to life with a cornucopia of Harvest and Halloween décor that will transform the park for the season.

Guests of all ages can dress up in their most festive costumes* to experience one-of-a-kind themed food and treats, exclusive event merchandise including specialty items from local crafters, an all-new “Into the Fog” art show, and so much more. Plus included with a junior tasting card, young guests will have an opportunity to take a trip through the fully-themed Camp Snoopy Trick-or-Treat Trail, loaded with multiple treat stations and special spooky decorations. All Knott’s Taste of Fall-O-Ween activities will be conducted at a safe and socially distant space for families to enjoy.

2. Get a Pumpkin Milkshake from Ruby’s Shake Shake in Newport.

Right now it’s Pumpkin Spice season at Ruby’s Diner, and they are serving up Pumpkin milkshakes topped with whipped cream and candy corns. Head down to the Shake Shack for this yummy shack with a view of Crystal Cove, and hike down the beach and enjoy a stroll on the sand. It may be Fall…but it’s never out of season to enjoy the fresh ocean air and some crashing waves. Crystal Cove Beach is one of our faves!

3. Visit Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Farm

The Tanaka Farm’s Pumpkin Patch has become one of the favorite pumpkin patches here in Orange County. There are two options for the pumpkin patch this year, a U-pick Pumpkin Wagon Ride and a Drive-thru Pumpkin Farm. It may look a lot different than in the past, but they’ve been working really hard to make sure they can provide a safe and fun experience for everyone. Reservations are required for both experiences.

The U-pick Pumpkin Wagon Ride is led by a friendly tour guide around Tanaka’s beautiful 30 acre farm! You get to watch them launch the pumpkin cannon, take a ride through the barnyard educational exhibit with farm animals, lots of fun stuff to look at, a scarecrow contest, sunflowers, U-Pick veggies, and a pumpkin you pick yourself! Please note you will not exit the wagon until it is time to pick your vegetables and pumpkin. This activity lasts about one hour.

The Drive-thru Pumpkin Farm let’s you stay in your car and take a leisurely 1.5 mile drive around their beautiful 30-acre farm! It includes pumpkin, samples, a barnyard educational exhibit with farm animals, lots of fun stuff to look at, a scarecrow contest, sunflowers, and more! This option is an in-vehicle only option. You will not be exiting your vehicle, except for one optional stop where you will pull off the path so you can pick your own pumpkin in the fields.Thank you for understanding. (Please note that there is a 9 1/2 foot vehicle height clearance.)

3. Go to a Pumpkin Succulent Workshop in Orange County.

Pumpkin Succulent arrangements are the biggest rage during Fall. There are lots of pumpkin succulent workshops available in Orange County this time of year. Simply Google Orange County Pumpkin Succulent Workshops. The Dragonfly Shops and Gardens still have some workshops available!

4. Get a dozen piping hot Duck Donuts in their seasonal flavors of Fall.

Who’s ready to enjoy the ducklightful flavors of fall?! Duck Donuts are made fresh-to-order and served nice and warm. You can now get their amazing FALL flavors…they are very excited to officially welcome back their popular pumpkin icing, apple and streusel toppings!

5. Check out the “Pirate’s Life for Me” Halloween Boutique at Roger’s Gardens.

Every year, Roger’s Gardens has an AMAZING Halloween themed boutique. This year it’s the Pirate’s Life for Me…a spooky pirate themed Halloween boutique Take a wild adventure out to sea and enter into the World of Pirates. Explore the private corridors and cabins below the ships deck to find precious gems. Venture underwater as you search through caves and discover treasures, surprises and frights to decorate your home for Halloween. There are so many spectacular Halloween decorations and props – vintage inspired, creepy and cute! Most are pretty pricey, but even if you don’t buy anything, it still makes a nice family outing. There are also lots of pumpkins, interesting gourds and beautiful Halloween flower arrangements set-up all around Roger’s Gardens. Bring your camera!

6. Apple Fritter Fridays at Sidecar Donuts in Costa Mesa

Apples mean Fall…and what goes great with apples? Apple Fritters. Sidecar Donuts is serving them up this Fall. you can get the yummiest Apple Fritters on Fritter Fridays ONLY at Sidecar Donuts’ Costa Mesa location. their take on a classic – made with fresh Granny Smith Apples and topped with house made apple cider glaze. yum yum!  (Photo credit: Sidecar Donuts)

7. Visit the Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch.

Even though the Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch will be much different than in years past, it can still be part of your family tradition. Since there aren’t many events happening in Orange County, this is a fun choice. There will be several options to buy a pumpkin. You will not be able to walk around and pick out a pumpkin like in previous years. In addition to the train and hay wagon ride, there will be a couple game booths that will be sanitized after every use and a few photo opportunity areas for you to take photos with your family or group.

8. Buy ALL the pumpkin stuff at Trader Joe’s!

Trader Joe’s is known for their yummy seasonal treats. The Fall means pumpkin everything! pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin cereal, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin candy….an more!  Eeverything is super yummy…you won’t want to miss it. Get there earlier in month for the best selections as the favorites run out quickly. you can also get regular orange pumpkins for under $3, fun gourds and Cinderella pumpkins or Fall flowers.

9. Get a Pumpkin Shaped loaf of Sourdough from Boudin’s.

Did you know that you can only find Boudin SF in California? This sourdough magic originated in San Francisco…but we are lucky enough to have 6 of their restaurant/bakeries here in Southern California. In October, Boudin’s sells their sourdough in the shape of pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns. So much fun. pick up a loaf or two, and have fun family evening complete with soup or chili, sourdough pumpkins and watching “It’s a Great Pupkin Charlie Brown” or a “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”.

10. Go apple picking in Oak Glen.

One of the best family outing is heading up to Oak Glen to go apple picking. you can stop at one of the 30+ farms on a 5-mile loop, and pick apples, raspberries, or pumpkins, run through a corn maze, petting zoo or hay ride. you can get yummy ti-tip or a mile high apple pie, taste apple cider or different kinds of apples. don’t forget to press your own apple cider….that is an exciting experience for the kids. it cost around $20 and is a great learning experience. head up to Oak Glen Village and check out the mountain stores, go to the zoo or eat at one of the restaurants. everyone finds their favorites and visit them every year as a tradition. Check out our Oak Glen Apple Picking Guide.

11. (Bonus) Get the cutest Pumpkin Gelato Cones at Eiswelt Gelato in Westminster.

Hope you’re ready for autumn because Eiswelt Gelato is! Their adorable PUMPKIN characters are available again for a limited time. You can either get PUMPKIN as a single scoop or as a stack 🎃. Eiswelt Gelato is a dessert shop located on Bolsa Ave in the heart of Little Saigon, that customizes your delicious in-store made gelato into fun characters such as a teddy or even a unicorn. All their animals are handcrafted by our employees in front of your eyes each time you order one. They also serve housemade Jasmine Milk Tea or for cold days a nice Hot Chocolate.

These are our top choices of Fall fun activities in Orange County. But if you are looking for even more fun family Halloween Events, make sure to check out this post 2020 Family-friendly Halloween Events Happening in Orange County.

Orange County Halloween Events for Kids 2020

Updated September 2020

Just like that, the Halloween season has arrived in Orange County! Usually there are over 100 Halloween events happening all over Southern California, however, this year will be VERY DIFFERENT. Due to Covid-19, most annual event are cancelled. Also, things change at a moments notice and plans are up in the air. I will do my best to update this list of 2020 Orange County Halloween Events for Kids and Families as the season continues. So please check back often! More events will be added as they are announced. And if you have one to add to the list, please email jillparkin {@} gmail.com

2020 Orange County Halloween Events for Kids and Families

Knott’s Taste of Fall-O-Ween
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays September 21 – November 1st  |  Knott’s Berry Farm
Knott’s Berry Farm introduces its newest family-friendly outdoor dining and retail experience celebrating the Halloween season! Experience the flavors of Fall with Knott’s Taste of Fall-O-Ween. A cornucopia of Harvest and Halloween décor will transform the park for the season. Guests of all ages can dress up in their most festive costumes (Approved face masks required). One-of-a-kind themed food and treats, exclusive event merchandise including specialty items from local crafters, an all-new “Into the Fog” art show, and so much more is included. Plus included with a junior tasting card, young guests will have an opportunity to take a trip through the fully-themed Camp Snoopy Trick-or-Treat Trail presented by Hershey and Ralphs, loaded with multiple treat stations and special spooky decorations. All Knott’s Taste of Fall-O-Ween activities will be conducted at a safe and socially distant space for families to enjoy.

Urban Legends Drive-Thru Haunt
October 1st – November 1st  | OC Fairgrounds
In the safety of their own vehicle, guests will enjoy a drive-thru where scare seekers will experience immersive storytelling and terrifying scenes. Guests will be entertained by live performances throughout their drive, plus experience three interactive show zones with an immersive show of lights, sound, special effects and monsters that will come alive.

Festival at City Hall (Replaces Treats in the Streets)
October 23rd – 29th   |   Orange City Hall
You and your family are invited to “Festifall at City Hall.”  Households are invited to dress-up in your best Halloween costumes, bring along a decorated pumpkin, and help us turn our City Hall front lawn into a Pumpkin Patch.  Then, everyone can “escape” the fun maze, grab a take-home craft (ssshhhh, it’s a secret!), and take a spooktacular family picture at our Photobooth. This all takes place on the front lawn at City Hall, 300 E. Chapman Avenue, with drop-in hours between Friday, October 23 and Thursday, October 29th.  Parking is around the back.  

Community Trick or Treat
October 26th – November 1st   |   Seeker’s Chapel, Fullerton
Please Join Seeker’s Chapel for an amazing evening of Trunk or Treating! If you are looking for a little reprieve (and candy 🙂), come enjoy a fun filled family outing. All are welcome to this free event.  

Boo at the Zoo Tour & Treats
October 29 – 31st   |   Rancho Las Lomas
You will find spooktacular Halloween fun here at Rancho Wildlife Foundation from October 29th- October 31st! Meet our creepy critters and explore our haunted grounds on a tour where children can enjoy trick or treating fun! Our tour guide will lead you and others on a 75 minute tour and pass out a treat at every critter. You can spend the following 45 minutes exploring the grounds and enjoying our silly spooks and happy haunts. Costumes are encouraged! Reservations are required and tickets are limited (20 spots per tour)!

Halloween at We Rock the Spectrum
October 23rd – 29th   |   We Rock Spectrum
🎃🕷Calling all ghouls and goblins! 👻 Check out our fun Halloween events. Send us a message, book using our app, or call us at 949-337-1049 to reserve a spot. Happy Halloween!  

Boo at the Zoo
October 28 – 31  |  5:30 & 6:30pm  |  Santa Ana Zoo
Follow a fun Halloween trail through the Zoo during extended admission hours. You’ll discover our “merry, not scary” decorations along the way, making this an activity the whole family can enjoy together, wearing family-friendly costumes and collecting goody bags for each child on the way out.Limited timed tickets must be purchased ONLINE 

Tanaka Farms Drive-thru Pumpkin Patch & U-Pick Pumpkin w/ Wagon Ride
September 21 – October 31 | Tanaka Farms, Irvine
Have you ever picked your own pumpkin right out of the pumpkin patch? Tanaka Farms is one of the only farms with a REAL pumpkin patch! MUST PRE-REGISTER! The Drive-Thru Pumpkin Patch will run every Saturday and Sunday through October 31st. The U-Pick Pumpkin with Wagon Ride option will run Monday through Friday through October 30th.

Trick or Treat in Historic San Juan Capistrano
October 31 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm| Los Rios and downtown
Expect ghouls, treats and fun times in San Juan Capistrano on Halloween. The community is organizing a trick-or-treat event in the Los Rios and downtown area. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and masks are encouraged—the latter fitting for Halloween.

Traveling Trick or Treat
October 31 | 2 – 5 pm| Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club
Join SAMLARC & the RSM Chamber of Commerce for a fun & festive afternoon! We welcome you to put on your Halloween costumes & decorate the car for a drive around town! Visit local businesses, community groups and the Beach Club, where little ones will receive sweet treats & trinkets! This Traveling Trick or Treat allows families to enjoy the holiday while maintaining a safe distance. To join us, please use the following steps to ensure a fun and festive afternoon: Decorate Your Cars! Dress Up in Costume! Put on the Halloween Tunes! Travel the Town for Treats!

Trunk or Treat at Pacific Coast Church
October 30 | 5 – 7 pm | Pacific Coast Church
Dress up in costume at come for Trick-or-treat. You can also decorate your car and pass out candy. 12 and under. A fun family activity.

Trunk or Treat at Beach Bible Church
October 30 | 5:30 – 8 pm | Beach Bible Church
Come Trunk or Treat with us!  Food will be served from 5pm-6pm with the remainder of the evening filled with a costume contest, pumpkin scavenger hunt, candy galore and more!! 

A Drive Through Halloween Town
October 30 | 6 – 8 pm | 5275 Orange Ave, Cypress
Entry is FREE – No need to sign up, just show up. Join the City of Cypress for a drive through our very own Halloween Town! Have a frightfully good time looking at our Halloween décor and take the fun home with you in your very own Halloween-in-a-Bag filled with crafts, candy, and more while supplies last. Costumes encouraged!

Drive Through Halloween
October 31 | 3 – 5 pm | 5299 Alton Pkwy, Irvine
This year we are having a Halloween Drive-Thru! Dress Up! We can’t wait to see your costumes! We hope to see you there! Lets Have Some Skele-Fun!

Spooky Treat Trolley
October 30 | 3 – 7:30 pm | Dana Point Trolley Stops Church
Come meet some of the City’s Recreation Division staff who will be dressed in costume as they ride on the decorated Spooky Treat Trolley and stop at the following locations to distribute pre-packaged candy to children up to 12 years of age. Please remember to wear your mask and practice social distancing.

Coto Valley Haunted Drive Thru
October 27 – 29 | 6 – 10 pm| Coto Valley Country Club
Drive starts at dark. By reservations only @ 949-589-5000 $20 per car. No membership needed. This family friendly event is for all ages. Reserve early! This event will SELL OUT! 🎃

Drive-in Movie on the Meadows | Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
October 9  | 6:50 – 8:45pm |  Vista Hermosa Sports Park
Get in your cars, grab your snacks and something cozy to keep you warm…we are going to the Drive-In! The City of San Clemente is bringing MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL to the big screen! Register your vehicle, for only $15. Each parking spot will be marked in advance with have 6ft of distance on both sides and listen through your radio with an FM transmitter. Restrooms will be provided with continuous cleaning and monitoring. Parking is first come, first served. 

Drive-in Movie on the Meadows | Hocus Pocus
October 23  | 6:50 – 8:45pm |  Vista Hermosa Sports Park
Get in your cars, grab your snacks and something cozy to keep you warm…we are going to the Drive-In! The City of San Clemente is bringing HOCUS POCUS to the big screen! Register your vehicle, for only $15. Each parking spot will be marked in advance with have 6ft of distance on both sides and listen through your radio with an FM transmitter. Restrooms will be provided with continuous cleaning and monitoring. Parking is first come, first served. 

Street Food Tuesday Trunk or Treat!
October 27  | 5:00 – 9:00pm |  Home Depot – Parking Lot, Cypress
a Halloween Trunk or Treat event plus street food!!! You’re favorite Movie Car meets your favorite Food Trucks all in one place. Confirmed Movie Vehicles: Ghostbusters Ecto1, Jurassic Park, Herbie, Lightning McQueen, Pizza Planet Truck, KITT from Knight Rider and more to be announced. Don’t forget to bring a chair, table and enjoy a night out.

Hocus Pocus – Movie In Park
October 3  | 7:00pm |  Bolsa Chica Park, Westminster
A Special Halloween Themed Evening! COME IN COSTUME! Prizes for Scariest, Best Dressed Princess & Funniest. Costume contest and prizes 30 min before movie. Bring your friends and family, blankets and low back chairs and enjoy and family friendly movie under the stars. Enjoy fun raffle prizes before the movie begins, complimentary bottled water and popcorn bar for attendees. This year we will be inviting food trucks to be present prior to the movie beginning or bring your own picnic and dine in the park. Movie starts at dark. FREE

Jack-o-Lantern Jamboree
October 23  | 6:00pm |  Garden Grove Park
The City’s Community Services Department is hosting a modified version of its annual Jack O’ Lantern Jamboree event. The event will feature the showing of Hocus Pocus, a 1993 fantasy-comedy film by Walt Disney Pictures. Children will receive a goodie bag with treats and activities. Gates open at 6:00 p.m., with the movie beginning at 7:00 p.m. Event attendees are encouraged to arrive early to reserve their socially distanced spot. Costumes, blankets, lawn chairs, food, and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome. Food and refreshments will not be available for purchase.

Lowe’s Curbside Trick Or Treat
October 22 & 29  |  Participating Lowe’s
Come celebrate Halloween with Lowe’s Drive-through Curbside Trick-or-Treating event! Register your child today so they don’t miss out on free sweet treats and a kid-sized pumpkin.

Spooky Seas: Haunted Tales at the Ocean Institute
October 23, 24, 25, 30 & 31 |  The Ocean Institute
During the evening adventure participants will have the opportunity to visit the Mad Scientist Lab and make ghost bubbles and fizzing eyeballs, travel to the Candy Lab to perform experiments on everyone’s favorite Halloween treats, and learn sailor myths, legends, and superstitions during the days of Richard Henry Dana Jr. This ticket includes all activities and access to all of the labs and touch tanks at Ocean Institute. Visit our Spooky Seas: Daytime adventure to find out! Make your way through our Spooky Seas activities and learn about sailors myth, legends, and superstitions during the days of Richard Henry Dana Jr. Travel to the Candy Lab where experiments based on your favorite Halloween treats will be available. This ticket includes all activities and access to all of the labs and touch tanks at Ocean Institute.

Haunted Trails Legacy 2020
October 23 – 25 | 6 – 10:00pm  | Crown Valley Park – Laguna Niguel
Are you ready for a weekend of spine-chilling thrills? The City of Laguna Niguel presents Haunted Trails Legacy 2020, by online reservation only. Celebrate 20 years of Haunted Trails! Bring your family to experience the Haunted Trails journey together as you tremble through the darkness of the night. Mark you calendars and prepare for all new scares! Limited online reservations become available on Monday, October 5 at 8am. This event will sell out! Reservations are $40 per group (maximum of 8 people per group). Online convenience fees apply and all sales are final. Guests are required to wear face coverings and follow social distancing guidelines.

Candyland Lane Treat Walk
October 25 | 6 – 10:00pm  | Salem Lutheran Church – Orange
Wear your costumes and join us for Salem’s first Candyland Lane Treat Walk, a FREE, safe trick-or-treating alternative event that takes your kids on a journey through Salem’s campus to collect candy! Snap a family photo in front of our festive backdrop at the end of your journey (bring your own camera!). Please register for one of two time slots at here so they can plan appropriately. Only one person needs to register per family. FREE

Halloween Boutique | A Pirates Life for Me
September 3 – October 31 | All Day  | Rogers Gardens Corona Del Mar
Take a wild adventure out to sea and enter into the World of Pirates. Explore the private corridors and cabins below the ships deck to find precious gems. Venture underwater as you search through caves and discover treasures, surprises and frights to decorate your home for Halloween. Experience our Halloween Boutique in person or shop our online 

Villa Park Halloween Fest
October 24 | 9 – 4:00pm |  Villa Park
Instead of the traditional Town Center event, the VP Halloween Fest for 2020 will be “A Haunt for Historic Locations”. The special family friendly scavenger hunt can be done independently. Participate for a chance to win special prizes and sweet treats. Clues will be available online at 9:00 am on 10/24 at the Villa Park Community Services Foundation website. FREE

Spook-tacular Halloween Crafts
October 19 – 31 | Newport Beach Central Public Library  Calling all ghouls, goblins, princesses and superheroes! We’re brewing up a lot of at-home Halloween fun with Grab-and-Go crafts and activities, a virtual costume parade, and a chance to win a raffle prize! Grab-and-Go craft kits available for pick up at any Newport Beach Public Library location beginning October 19 (while supplies last). Funding is generously donated by the Friends of the Library. FREE

Halloween Howl
October 30 |  3 – 5:00pm  | Columbus Tustin Recreation Center
Bark your calendar to join other canines and their companions to sniff and schmooze at Yappy Hour. Haute hounds enjoy lapping up libations, thanks to water in his favorite flavor – bacon, chicken, beef or vegan – while human guests relax with a glass of spirits. Beer and a selection of barbecue items are also available for purchase.

Trick-or-treat Drive-thru with Irvine Police Department
October 30 |  6 – 9:00pm  | Orange County Great Park
The Irvine Police Department, in partnership with the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce, presents a Trick or Treat Drive-Thru. It is going to be a frightfully fun and free event from the comfort of your ghostmobile! Bring your little ghouls and goblins in their costumes and masks for a night filled with candy, giveaways, police vehicles, decorations and more!

Environmental Nature Center Virtual Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch
October 18 | Environmental Center
Join the fun at the 45th Annual Fall Faire! Embark on a virtual “Craft Crawl” and “Story Walk”. Play virtual nature games, and watch performances around the virtual “Fire Circle Stage” by folks like Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders. Watch SavorOC cooking shows to learn how to prepare delicious, sustainable food from chefs at local restaurants. Decorate yourself in your best Fall Themed costume or face paint, post your photo on Instagram and tag it #2020ENCFallFaire for a chance to win awesome prizes! Purchase a “Fall Faire To Go” bag and receive a pumpkin, goodies and recipes from the Savor OC Restaurant Showcase sponsors, an ENC bandana, native plant seeds, a nature tattoo, a children’s nature book, materials to do a fun science experiment (the hidden colors in a leaf!), and to create a fall themed craft! The first 200 bags will contain a $20 gift card to Avila’s El Ranchito Restaurant, a $10 gift card (off $25 purchase) to Descanso Mexican Restaurant, and a free #1 combo from Wahoo’s Fish Tacos!

Fountain Valley Hocus Pocus Drive-thru
October 24 | 8:00pm | City of Fountain Valley
The Spooky Season is upon us! Register today to see Hocus Pocus at the Fountain Valley Drive-In. Last day to register is October 16th. $20 per car.

Cops N’ Goblins Spooktacular Halloween Drive-thru
October 30 | 4 – 5:00pm | City of Buena Park – City Hall
Bring your little goblins out for a drive-thru trick-or-treat experience! Decorated drive-thru, free candy, and social distanced fun to celebrate Halloween brought to you by your Buena Park Police Department and Community Services Department. RSVP October 8-29 to: (714) 562-3860 FREE

Performers Academy Trunk or Treat
October 31 | 6 – 7:30pm | The Performers Academy – Lake Forest
Time to start planning those scary Halloween costumes. We are having a trunk or treat party. We have. Big parking lot – parents decorate up your cars. Prized. Candy and tons of fun. Call for info or to reserve a spot. 949-609-1600. FREE

Living Mi Vida Loca Trunk or Treat
October 31 | 6 – 7:30pm | Gonzalez’s Restaurant – Orange
We are so excited to share that we’ll be hosting a TRUNK-OR-TREAT! Please make plans to visit us that day for some socially distancing trick-or-treating at our beautifully decorated cars as well as visiting our partners. Giveaways, candy, photo opp, and an opportunity to meet other LMVL readers! FREE

Fountain Valley Monster Hunt
October 17 | 2 – 5:00pm | FV Recreation Center – 16400 Brookhurst Street
You will remain in your vehicle to pick-up your Monster Hunters Guide. This guide will direct you to 5 local parks, where you will need to get out of your vehicle and go and find the monster hiding. When outside your vehicle, please make sure to socially distance and wear a face covering if you cannot remain 6ft apart from others outside your household. FREE

Pizza Planet Truck Trunk or Treat
October 27 | 5 – 9:00pm | Home Depot Parking Lot – Cypress
Our Trunk or treat takeover at Street Food Tuesday. Bring your friends and family, Come in your Halloween Best, day from some of the best food trucks and grab some treats FREE

Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch
October 1 – 31  |  Irvine Regional Park, Orange
Due to COVID-19, this year’s Pumpkin Patch will be modified and scaled this down to ensure the safety of all visitors as well as our staff. Visitors will be limited at this event, allowing families in on a 1-out 1-in basis once we reach our limited capacity. To purchase a pumpkin, you will have several options shown to you by a staff member from behind a counter to choose from. You will not be able to walk around and pick out a pumpkin like in previous years. In addition to the train and hay wagon ride, there will be a couple game booths that will be sanitized after every use and a few photo opportunity areas for you to take photos with your family or group.

Yappy Howl-O-Ween
October 29 |  4 – 7:00pm  | The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Bark your calendar to join other canines and their companions to sniff and schmooze at Yappy Hour. Haute hounds enjoy lapping up libations, thanks to water in his favorite flavor – bacon, chicken, beef or vegan – while human guests relax with a glass of spirits. Beer and a selection of barbecue items are also available for purchase.

Halloween Spooktacular Movie Night
October 24  |  6:30 or 8:30pm  |  Del Obispo Park Ball Field
Halloween Spooktacular Movie Night “Nightmare Before Christmas.” Social distancing movie 12’x12’ grass area for up to 8 people per household, with a 10’ space between each area. Cloth face covering required, except while seated in your area. Non-contact temperature check upon admittance. Bring blankets, and beach chairs. 6:30pm Movie Showing (Admittance starts at 5:45pm) and 8:30pm Movie Showing (Admittance starts at 8:00pm). Come dressed in family friendly costumes. Dana Point Sheriff’s Trunk or Treat candy hand out starting at 4:30pm. Burger Monster Food Truck from 4:30pm to 9:30pm, featuring delicious burgers and fries for purchase. http://burgermonster.net. FREE popcorn and candy for each child attending the movie. Outdoor walk through Halloween area with Halloween entertainment. To register for this FREE movie event visit www.danapoint.org/recreation. Registration starts September 28th.  For more information call 949-248-3536. 

Halloween Craft Kits
October 10  |  Anaheim Town Square
Kids Fun Zone presents Craft Kits, offering free art activities to explore new ways of self-expression. Kids Fun Zone’s mission is to introduce creative outlets for the children in the communities we serve. Offering art, introductory classes to gardening, yoga, music production and other creative outlets. Due to COVID-19, we have directed classes to Instagram and with at home craft kits. Craft kits are limited, and reservations are suggested. Octobers craft kit is a Halloween inspired kit! Pumpkin decorating is one of the most fun parts of Halloween season. This pumpkin decorating kit is a fun way to decorate pumpkins without the mess. Included in this kit is a plastic mini pumpkin along with decorative stickers to give your pumpkin some personality. Also included is a cool halloween mask with decorative stickers.

Halloween Night Market
October 10  |  GardenWalk, Anaheim
Spooky Vendors, food trucks and entertainment! Face masks required.

Creep It Real OC EXPO
October 31  | noon – 6:00pm |  Heritage Museum of Orange County
Creep It Real OC EXPO is returning! Dedicated to bringing together Orange County’s Halloween community along with local Haunt leaders to share with you all things Halloween! While at the expo you can visit unique photo locations, check out our halloween market-like bazaar where you can buy all kinds of oddities and goods, check out the haunted Kellogg House hosted by actual ghosts, take a hike through the old swamp, stroll through our congregation of hearse’s on display, pose with the Orange County Ghostbusters, interact with haunters and creeps throughout the event, as well as cruise on by our food truck party in the back. There will also be a costume contest, givaways and much more- so make sure you come in your best and scariest, yet tasteful costume!

Kids Fun Zone: Spooktacular Edition
October 31  | noon – 3:00pm |  Bristol Warner Marketplace
This month we’ll be hosting a special spooktacular Halloween KFZ! Kids will get to participate in special Halloween crafts, games & more!FREE

Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade
October 1 – 31  |  Center Street Promonade, Anaheim
This year, due to events in the world, our Festival will be happening online for the entire month of October and, for the first time ever, we’ll have a “Drive-Thru” Parade on Oct 24th!  Stay tuned on our social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram for more info. Come back on October 1st for all the festivities! FREE

Candy Drive for Camp Pendalton Kids
September 19 – October 4 |  Zoomars
Zoomars is working with Home Front America to collect candy for the kids in camp Pendleton. When you drop off 1 bag of individually wrapped candies you will receive 2 excavator rides. Who’s bringing something candy next time they visit?!

The Pumpkin Corral
October 3 – 31 | The MainPlace Mall & Live Oak Canyon
Join us for exciting rides, fun games, delicious food and even a petting zoo. Don’t forget to pick up your pumpkins for this Halloween.

The Pumpkin Factory
October 1st | Westminster Mall & Live Oak Canyon
Come experience the wonder of our pumpkin patches with their fantastic rides, slides ponies and petting zoo.

Saddleback Church Drive-thru Trunk Or Treat
October 31  |  5 – 7:00pm  |  Saddleback Church Lake Forest
Saddleback Church invites you the their 6th annual Fall Fest! This year we will have a safe, family friendly, drive thru only Trunk-or-Treat experience. If you would like to host a trunk for this event, please go to https://forms.gle/S8eQxMmwqAdwC1QD6 to sign up. FREE

Spooktacular FilmFest
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  |  5:30pm  | The District at Tustin – AMC Fountain Courtyard
We’re celebrating Halloween with a five-week dinner & movie series for the whole family in the AMC Fountain Courtyard at The District at Tustin Legacy! Families can reserve their own socially-distanced table to dine & watch the movie on a 20’ screen outside AMC Theaters. Come early to reserve your table and dine on takeout from your favorite District restaurant while enjoying lively music, fun trivia, table activities for the kids and giveaways!  FREE

Kids Fashion Camp OC Halloween Workshops
Select Days in October  | The District at Tustin – Fashion Camp
From Boo Bags to Costumes…Join us for some Halloween fun! Costume workshops, trick or treat bags, spooky pillows and backpacks – we’ve got lots of projects to make this holiday spooktacular!

Fullerton Haunted Walking Tours
Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in October |  5:30pm  |  City of Fullerton Museum
The tours leave the museum promptly at 6 p.m., and last approximately two and one-half hours. Aul said “ghost hunters” should be prepared to walk approximately 1.5 miles, and the tours will include climbing stairs. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a sense of humor with them.

Orange County Haunted Ghost Walks
Through October 31 |  6 Historic Locations in OC
Haunted Orange County is officially OPEN all season and just added OVER 30 NEW TOURS from now until October 31st! Choose from Old Town Orange, Santa Ana, Gold Star Canyon, Kellogg House, San Juan Capistrano, and Fairhaven Cemetery. All tours are still running with safety protocols in place including face covering requirements, strict social distancing, and limited tour group sizes. Don’t miss out on one of the hottest destinations for the 2020 Fall/Halloween season!

Pirates Cave Haunt
October 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 & November 1 | 2548 E Garfield Ave Orange, CA 92867
The Pirates Cave Haunt is back for its 21st season. To keep Halloween alive this year, we are doing our first Yard Display Show on the origins of the Pirate’s Cave. The attraction is a 10-minute multi-screen video presentation synced to lighting effects, props, special effects, and live actors.  FREE

City of Mission Viejo Annual Scarecrow Contest
October – November | Norman P. Murray Community and Senior CenterMission Viejo
It still feels like summer, but fall is in the air – meaning scarecrow season is quickly approaching. The City will place more than 50 scarecrows in public places throughout the community and is seeking nonprofit organizations – churches, scouts, schools and charities – to make a scarecrow for the chance to win a cash prize. The City’s 4th annual Scarecrow Contest calls for local businesses and nonprofit organizations to design and create a scarecrow for display at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center in October. The City will build the frames and bases (made from wood and cement) or organizations can make their own. Each scarecrow will be tagged with the organization’s name and on display during the month of October. FREE

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Check out these awesome Halloween events, just ouside of Orange County.

Not So Spooky Farms
October 26 – November 29 | 10 – 10:00pm  | Norco
Not So Spooky Farm – A Drive thru Adventure for all ages! Follow the adventure of Stingy Jack from the safety of your own car. Stingy Jack was cursed to wander the earth with only his Jack O Lantern to light his way. After uncovering a map in a forgotten temple Stingy is now on a mission to uncover candy clues to get the fabled treasure of dread pirate Bluebeard. Will you face the dangers ahead to find the reward??

Five Acres of Frights
October 26 – November 29 | 10 – 10:00pm  | Norco
This Fall experience an all new drive through immersive experience. It is designed to be completely Covid Safe and enjoyed from the safety of your personal vehicle. You can choose the terrifying journey through Fright Farms, where something terrible has happened in the sleepy town of Hilldale. There have been strange news reports, animal sightings, and Emma Parker is missing, follow the clues to help her! There’s something lurking the shadows and there’s no turning back. Join your convoy and buckle up for ages 13 and up!

Halloween Nightmare Art Camp
Sundays, October 4 – 25 | 3 – 5:00pm  | Drawn2Art – Chino Hills
Learn how to sculpt and paint favorite Halloween cartoon characters. Make a 3-dimensional house using a step-by-step process. Multiple materials are used to inspire creativity! Ages 7 and up. All students must be enrolled for camps no later than the Friday before the camp week. Please call for more information (909) 606-0428.

Halloween in Miniland
October 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 & 30-31  |  Seaworld
LEGOLAND® California Resort welcomes all families to join us for a Halloween-themed outdoor retail and dining experience every weekend in October! Enjoy festive LEGO® décor, distanced character meet-n-greets, and individual family activities that will be sure to get you into the not-so-spooky Halloween spirit.

Seaworld Spooktacular
Friday – Sunday, October 2 – November 1  |  Seaworld
Get your kids’ costumes ready, because SeaWorld has spooky surprises and fall fun in store at SeaWorld Spooktacular. Playful characters and seasonal décor will catch your eye. Candy and other concoctions will treat your taste buds. And as always, the park will be alive with amazing animals to visit. It’s all waiting for your family, with new safety procedures to put your mind at ease. It’s a tricky year for Halloween. Treat your family to fall fun at SeaWorld.

Scarium at the Aquarium of the Pacific
October 24 & 25  |  9:00am – 5:00am|  Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach
Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s twenty-first annual Scarium of the Pacific—a fun and educational Halloween event for the whole family. Enjoy special Halloween programs, including the annual children’s costume contest, creepy coloring contest, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, storytelling, and crafts, and meet eerie animals in the Great Hall.

Haunt’oween LA Halloween Drive-through
October 9 – 31  |  3 – 9:00pm|  6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills
Trick or treating will look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get the whole family together for a drive-through experience to get spooky. Coming to Woodland Hills on October 9, a new Haunt’oween L.A. event promises jack-o’-lantern tunnels, pumpkin picking, family-friendly sights and even a bit of “door-to-door” trick or treating—all socially distanced, of course.

Los Angeles Haunted Hay Ride Drive-Thru
September 21 – November 1 |  Bonelli Regional Park, San Dimas
A first of its kind immersive experience from the creators of LA’s favorite Halloween event. Not just a drive in! Experience this reimagined haunted “drive up”. An original haunted show featuring a multimedia story displayed on a 40 foot screen, as well as horrifying sets and characters from Midnight Falls that surround the theater and bring the story to life! Your entryway to the defunct Midnight “Drive-In” Theater is All Hallows Lane, a creepy stretch of road straight out of any horror movie. This sets the stage as you brace yourself for the ultimate theatrical drive-in horror experience! Rising from the dead is Horror Movie Host, Monte Revolta, to assume management of the theater. With the help of his Minions of the Living Dead, they will bring the latest and gravest in terrifying sights and sounds to life as they host Monte Revolta’s Monster Movie Spooktacular featuring original content as well as creepy short films from (shh, tba).

Halloween Pumpkin painting
October 2 – 5 |  Alamitos Beach, Long Beach
Fun outdoor activity for families to safely participate during Halloween. Bring your pumpkins and paint your own design. We will provide all the art supplies. Costumes welcomed! Please wear mask

Freeform Halloween Road
October 2 – 5 |  Heritage Square Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Roll up to those familiar holiday doors and into Halloween Town in this new car-based event inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, plus Hocus Pocus and Ghostbusters. Freeform’s Insta-friendly Halloween House won’t let social distancing stop it altogether, so for this third annual iteration it’s returning in a safer drive-through format.

THE BITE LA: Halloween Food Crawl and Creature Safari
October 2 – November 1 |  Legg Lake, South El Monte
This new event is combining the appeal of a food festival with all the creepiness of a haunted trail—and all from the safety of your car. The Bite LA is a Halloween-themed food crawl complete with a virtual campfire and “creature safari,” where you’ll drive from station to station and costumed ghouls and other dark entities will serve you eight bites along the way. (Still hungry? There’ll be additional food for purchase, plus vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.)

Nights of the Jack
October 1 – November 1 |  King Gillette Ranch, Calabasas
Cruise across the grounds of the scenic King Gillette Ranch as the Santa Monica Mountains hideaway is illuminated with thousands of hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns. Nights of the Jack returns this year with a drive-through edition, with timed tickets required each night. Expect to spend about 25 minutes on the mile-long trail, and just a heads up that there will be no food or beverages for sale, nor will bathrooms be available.

{disclaimer: Be sure to check out events before attending as times and dates may have changed.}

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Sunshine Cookie and Milk Drop with Free Printable

This post is brought to you by The California Milk Processor Board, Real California Milk and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

Have you volunteered or done an act of kindness lately?  Well there is no better time than now! 

I’m excited to share that the California Milk Processor Board (creators of got milk?) and the California Milk Advisory Board, representing California dairy farm families, are partnering with Feeding America to help provide 1 million meals and 1 million servings of milk to feeding programs throughout California. More than 4.2 million people in California face hunger and that number is rising. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increased need for food assistance in communities across the country.

The campaign is called “#FoodForThought” and it’s dedicated to highlighting acts of kindness while inspiring and encouraging others to give back to their community. From now until September 30th, when you share or engage with a message of positivity or act of kindness post on Instagram, tagging @gotmilk and using the hashtag #FoodForThought, it will generate a donation towards the goal of 1 million meals. 

(Make sure to read to the bottom for a chance to win a $100 gift card)

I recently took this challenged to do a small act of kindness for someone in my community. I decided to send a little sunshine to some parents and teachers dealing with distance learning by doing a MILK & COOKIE DROP. During these times, this new way of life can be hard. So, I thought it would be fun to leave a little bit of sunshine on their porches.

I had a friend create these adorable sun cookies. She placed them into cellophane bags…all ready to send out to my friends. You can probably find someone in your city to create some sun cookies, or you could just use cookies you make or buy at the store. If you want to stick to the sunshine theme, make sure you use yellow cookies.

Then I created a fun printable tag with a yellow sunshine theme to top the cookie bags. You can download it for free here.

Then I cut out the tags, folded them in half and tapped them to my cookie bags.

I found these great glass drink jars online perfect for my milk & cookies drop. I filled each of the glass drink jars with ice cold Real California Milk and then tied a cute satin ribbon around it just for a pop of color and to compliment my cookie topper. 

Whala! Aren’t they adorable?

Then the kids and I hopped in the car and dropped them off at some of our friends and teacher’s homes that are in the middle of distance learning.  

WOW! This was so much fun and made us feel awesome. It may be just a small act of kindness, but I am sure it made someone’s day.

An act of kindness can be as small as a smile or as big as making a meal for a friend. Won’t you join me in this worthy cause? Share your acts of kindness on Instagram, tagging @gotmilk and #FoodForThought and inspire others to give back to their local communities! 

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Why Milk?

Milk does more than build strong bones. Milk’s many vitamins and minerals benefit your overall health, inside and out. From disease prevention to muscle building, milk is an essential part of helping every body thrive.

Win a $100 Gift Card from Got Milk?

To sweeten the deal…I am giving away  $100  to one of you! Please head over to our Instagram page to enter. All you have to do is leave a comment on this Instagram post what your own act of kindness would be.

Not Very Scary Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. Recipes with Dole

This is a sponsored post. I am an official ambassador for Dole. Dole provided me with compensation for my time. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are mine.

Dole Food Company has called upon Mike, Sulley and the rest of the gang from Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University, to help kids (and their parents) learn more about fruits and veggies that they still find scary. Dole’s “Fruit and Veggies Don’t Have to Be Scary” initiative includes 10 exciting, character themed original recipes using fruits and veggies that may look scary to some. Brussels sproutsartichokeshorned melondragon fruitstar fruitkiwiplantains and a host of other commonly misunderstood fruits and veggies are the stars of these recipes.

Read to the end for a super fun GIVEAWAY!!!!

Plus, right now, shoppers can find images of Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan from Pixar’s Monsters, Inc., on millions of DOLE® Bananas and Pineapples in supermarkets throughout North America!

Dole new character recipes that incorporate “scary” produce are not only super fun, but yummy too! My kids and I made the Mike Wazowski Fruit Stack recipe – Mike is one of our favorite Monsters, Inc. employees. He came alive on the plate thanks to DOLE® Kiwi and Pineapple slices arranged with horned and honey dew melon. Dragon fruit and a dried blueberry become Mike’s eye.

We really enjoyed making this recipe together. The kids especially liked tasting new fruits that they’ve never had before. Lets just say they gobbled down the dragon fruit!

Check out this fun little video on how to make your own Mike Wazowski Fruit Snack!

Yummy Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. Recipes

Here are some more of the Dole original, Not-Very-Scary recipes inspired by Pixar’s Monsters Inc. and Monsters University characters. Although, all 10 look great, these ones especially caught my eye.

Chicken Stuffed Roz Heads – Create the face of the iconic Monsters, Inc. receptionist by topping DOLE® Avocado halves stuffed with lean chicken breast, DOLE® Green Grapes, DOLE® Celery and nonfat Greek yogurt with pretzel twists and sticks, and DOLE® Strawberry and Blueberry slices.

Green Slimesicles – Dessert time takes an icky-but-tasty turn with these healthy frozen popsicles made from DOLE® Spinach, Bananas and Pineapple.

Monstropolis Waffles – Mornings will never be the same with these scary-good monster versions of the breakfast classic made with DOLE®Green Plantains, Kiwi and Blueberries.

Sulley Banana Dip – DOLE® Green Apples and Red and Green Grapes are dipped in a blend of DOLE® Bananas, natural peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, dried berries and natural teal gel food coloring to give it that unmistakable Sulley hue.

Oodles of Monster Swoodles – DOLE® Sweet Potatoes or Broccoli Stems are way more fun when they are spiralized and mixed with garlic, olive oil and cherry tomatoes for a little shock value.

Don’t these recipes look great?!! I can’t wait to make them all. For more original recipes and other information about “Not-Very-Scary” fruits and veggies go to www.dole.com/Disney

Dole’s “Not-Very-Scary Monster Inc. Games and Crafts

PLUS, not only has Dole created these great Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University themed recipes, right now you can also find themed digital downloads and other family activities on Dole’s Website. Downloads such as fun printable to make your own monsters with fruits and veggies that you have at home. Get creative (peanut butter?) and stick the silly parts to the item, and then have fun eating them. Just don’t forget to remove the faces first. Who says you can’t play with your food?

Or improve your memory and have fun learning about some exotic or misunderstood fruits and vegetables with this flip game. Cut out each square and put them face down to start the game. Take turns flipping each square matching the characters and the whole fruit or vegetable with its sliced-up version. Most matched pairs wins!

Pixar Monster Inc. and Dole Prize Giveaway

Excited for the Pixar’s Monster, Inc. Recipes? I have a FUN giveaway to celebrate! One lucky reader will win a Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. Not-Very-Scary Prize bundle featuring – a Pixar Crock Pot and more! (Retail value of $100)

Just enter via Rafflecopter below! Giveaway ends September 6, 2020. Open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!!! *This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Disney or Dole. The giveaway is solely owned, administered, solicited and operated by me.

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More Dole X Disney Recipes!

Want to check out some more Dole Disney inspired recipes? Check out this post I wrote here! 

Dole Recipes to Celebrate Disney Mickey Mouse’s 90th Anniversary

Dole Recipes to Celebrate Disney’s Frozen II

Dole Recipes to Celebrate Disney’s The Lion King