anyone got that halloween fever? besides me, and maybe oscar. although he didn’t quite agree on adding a few spots to turn into a dalmatian. ahem, he’s a German Shepherd, thank you very much. but i couldn’t resist getting into the spirit of things this weekend and donned my best cruella de vil for the occasion. who else loved the original disney classic ‘101 Dalmatians?’
movies have long been inspirational to me. but since the world wide web kind of changed our world, there’s soooo much inspiration at our very fingertips. this week i’m setting up my first witches tea party thanks to a dear blog friend trina at trina’s teatime who hosts a bang-up yearly party. check out this incredibly talented woman when you have a chance. love her!
but i’ll walk you through the party from beginning to end. and maybe you’ll be inspired to host your first witches brew next year. for my first outing, i chose a traditional theme. yes, who can compare to the wicked witch of the west? there’s a hat, and shoes, and a few spiders for good measure.
don’t worry, i didn’t forget a broomstick. who knows when i’ll need to make a quick getaway?
there was monster munch. this rendition reminds me of the popular moose munch by harry and david.
12 cups air-popped popcorn
3 cups mini-twist pretzels
1 cup roasted, salted peanuts
1 cup candy corn
1 cup Reese’s Pieces
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
Orange candy melts and sprinkles for garnish
In a very large bowl, mix together the popcorn, pretzels, peanuts, candy corn, and Reese’s pieces. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, bring the honey, sugar, salt, peanut butter and butter to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring for five minutes. Remove from heat, and drizzle caramel over popcorn mixture. Stir to coat.
Spread the popcorn mixture onto two baking sheets covered in parchment.
and poison apples. a witches brew which in reality was raspberry lemonade. mason jars are so versatile when it comes to entertaining. today they were gussied up in a cosmopolitan rimmer that mr. style uses for my martini glass come cocktails and questions night i host on facebook and instagram.
then there were witches hats. chocolate cupcakes iced with green frosting, topped with a fudge striped cookie, orange frosting and capped with a hershey’s kiss.
from the looks of it oscar is so over the whole cruella thing. but then, he’s had a big week what with a new girl in his life. before we sign off oscar and i want to wish each of you a lovely weekend! and have a little fun while you’re at it..