Okay, now that my PSA is over let's get to it! With Halloween just three weeks away, it's time to start planning those classroom parties! This year I have two to plan for and am looking forward to helping in both of my kid's classrooms. Given that many classrooms are now nut-free, I thought I'd share some fun treats that are peanut/tree nut safe since we have a lot of practice with this! Many schools require you to bring pre-packaged food and all of these ideas will accommodate those rules. You will notice that I have suggested brands with each idea. These are brands that I have found to be peanut/tree nut safe. Please double check the labels, however, as there are times that the manufacturing lines have been compromised and there may be a warning present!
This one is quick and easy! Draw round ghost eyes and mouth on a cup of Hunts Vanilla Snack Pack pudding.
Place Betty Crocker vanilla frosting between two Nabisco Nilla Wafers. Break Rold Gold Pretzel Sticks in half and stick in frosting. Or place Sunbutter between two Ritz Crackers and place Rold Gold Pretzel Sticks in the Sunbutter.
|Nilla Wafer Spider|
Jack-o-lantern Mandarin Orange Cups and Mummy Juice Boxes
Draw a face on the lid of a Dole Mandarin Orange Cup. Remove straw from a juice box and wrap with white crepe paper (make sure to leave top open for straw) and tape. Draw on eyes with a sharpie or glue on googly eyes.
|Mummy juice box|
|Great for the lunch box, too!|
Draw a Jack-o-lantern face on a clementine, peel some grapes to make squishy eyes, cut a banana in half and poke some Hershey Chocolate Chips in where the eyes and mouth should be.
If you have an oven handy, wrap an Oscar Meier turkey dog in a Pillsbury Crescent Roll. You can also place a half slice of Market Pantry cheese on the crescent roll before adding the hot dog. Bake per Crescent Roll directions on a parchment paper lined pan for easy clean up!
|Mummy dogs all ready to cook|