Yes, the debate has already begun, should Christmas be celebrated before Thanksgiving, or does the turkey deserve its due? If you are a defender of the cornucopia, I’m here to tell you, that argument is so 2016. Move over mashed potatoes, it’s time for the jack-o-lantern to scare away those jolly elves who want their lighted tree to shine in … October?
I am all for celebrating any and all holidays, and if you have a party, I’m there. But, Thanksgiving lovers caught in a tryptophan daze just lost the fight with Christmas, and the sleigh bells have moved on to a new target to conquer, Halloween.
I’m sure the Boo Day purists will find it offensive walking into a Home Depot right now, only to find their inflatable Grim Reapers replaced by red-nosed reindeers. Don’t let what happened to the turkey happen to the ghost, instead of battling with old St. Nick for your day, take over a holiday you can dwarf. Maybe, Labor Day or any one of the 30+ holidays in August can be your focus. I might want to stay away from Independence Day, that one might blow-up in your face.
Decorate if you want to decorate, dress up if you want to dress up, celebrate Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day months in advance, I’m okay with that.
And on this day of ghost and ghouls, Merry Christmas!
Occasionally, time is of the essence and a full-blown, hand-made, healthy class treat is out of reach, but that doesn’t mean you can’t send your kids to school without an awesome snack. Try these Ghoulish Donuts … they’re a scream!
What you need:
Donuts – one for each kid in class.
Plastic vampire teeth – one for each donut.
Small circular candies – two for each ghoul.
First, buy the donuts, or you could make them if you are feeling hauntingly motivated. Then gather the kids around to start working. Everyone has a job to do.
Step 1 – Cut the plastic teeth at the bend. This makes it easier to insert them into the donut holes.
Step 2 – Insert the top and bottom teeth into the donut hole. You just made the perfect mouth.
Step 3 – Place the eyes above the mouth. Yup, you know where eyes go.
It’s almost scary, how quickly you’ll get these finished.
Healthy Halloween Snacks
Incorporate healthy Halloween snacks into your holiday fun …