This year, Lilly requested to be a superhero, “Just like Super Grover 2.0”. Since I couldn’t find a store-bought Super Grover costume and had no idea how to make her into Grover, we decided to celebrate Lilly and her very own unique super powers. She came with me to the fabric store to pick the fabric and colors and, thus, “Lighting Lilly” came to life. And since no great superhero stands a chance without a trusty sidekick, “Zappin’ Zoey” seemed like a natural match.
This was my first attempt at truly homemade Halloween costumes and required that I purchase a sewing machine, so its been quite an adventure. I don’t think I’ll win any seamstress awards, but I’m pretty pleased with the results regardless…
There was a special Halloween party at preschool today. Besides the adorable costumes, the parents (and grandparents) were invited to stay for the day so the kids were in rare form from all the excitement. Even so, they were incredibly well-behaved for two and three-year olds in costumes. There were crafts and stories, activities and plenty of special snacks.
I was certain we’d leave the party smeared with cupcake icing and chocolate dribbles everywhere but, to my great surprise, all of the parents brought super-cute-yet-healthy treats. There were graham crackers, apple cider, some super creative (and easy) clementine jack-o-lanterns and the dried fruit “eyeballs” I contributed. If you’re still on the hunt for a spooky/healthy treat for an evening party, pick up some dried apples, nectarines and raisins and stick em together or, even simpler: grab a box of clementines and a sharpie!
Wishing everyone a happy and safe Halloween!
Spooky Dried Fruit Eyeballs
2 bags dried apple rings
1 bag dried nectarines
1 large box of raisins
1. Cut each nectarine and raisin in half using a kitchen scissor or knife so that each half is makes a flat circle. Set aside.
2. Place an apple ring on a cutting board and flatten it into a circle with a rolling pin or your hand. Place a piece of nectarine in the center of the apple slice, sticky side down, and flatten with your hand. Add a raisin, sticky side down in the center of the nectarine and flatten to secure.
3. Repeat with remaining fruit until all the apple slices are gone. Store in layers in an airtight container, separated by layers of wax paper, until ready to serve.