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In my house Halloween is a BIG deal, It’s one of my favorite holidays.  On Halloween night we take the boys trick-or-treating! The boys look forward to all the candy. As I’m sure most kids do, I make sure to always have dinner before we go out. That way they will be too full to want that many candies. I don’t allow them to eat any candy until we get home, and I have time to check it all. One thing we do is combine the three bags of candy into one pile, and the boys get to pick two candies. Then I put the rest in one of the bags and stash it in the cabinet above the fridge. I make sure that they can only have two candies everyday, after a few days they forget it’s even there. What do you do for Halloween?

One of the reasons Halloween is one of my favorite holiday’s is that I get to host my annual Halloween Party! I look forward to this all year long! It’s a great day to get together with friends (both mine & the kids). It’s a party where we get to see friends that live a little far from us, and that we don’t see often. Everyone looks forward to the tasty treats! Here are a few that are a huge hit:

Great White Pumpkin Cheese Ball


  • 2 (10-oz.) blocks extra-sharp white Cheddar cheese, shredded*
  • 1 8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 (4-oz.) goat cheese logs, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Braided pretzel, muscadine vine and leaf
  • Crackers and assorted vegetables


1. Stir together first 4 ingredients. Shape mixture into a ball to resemble a pumpkin. Smooth pumpkin’s entire surface with metal spatula or table knife. Make vertical grooves in ball, if desired, using fingertips. Press pretzel into top of cheese ball to resemble a pumpkin stem; place muscadine vine and leaf beside pretzel. Serve with crackers and assorted vegetables.

*Extra-sharp Cheddar cheese may be substituted.To make ahead, wrap cheese ball in plastic wrap, without stem, vine, or leaf, and store in refrigerator up to two days. Attach stem, vine, and leaf before serving.

Apple Bobbing Punch


  • 1 (32-ounce) bottle apple cider
  • 1 (32-ounce) bottle cranberry juice drink
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar whole crabapples, undrained
  • 1 (6-ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 (6-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 (1-liter) bottle ginger ale or lemon-lime soft drink, chilled


Stir together first 5 ingredients. Chill. Stir in ginger ale just before serving. Serve over ice.

I hope you try these at your Halloween Get-together, and let me know if they were as big a hit as they are at mine.

MPM Network Bloggers are super excited to share their Halloween Recipes, Crafts, Decor Ideas and so much more with you this holiday season. Make sure you take a peek at the fabulous posts here. Surely you will find something that makes you smile!

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Giveaway ends October 28th at 11:59pm, open to US, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.

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