31 Days of Halloween

This week’s blog post is by Leah Kelley.

I LOVE Halloween! I love everything about it: the costumes, candy, pumpkin everything, horror movies, and decorations. My kids are finally old enough to all go Trick-or-Treating and also have gotten over their fear of scary masks and zombies.

Last year for Halloween I made Dinner in a Pumpkin and Ghost Pops for a special treat. The kids loved it so much I decided to do something special for them this Halloween. For the whole month of October I’m doing a Halloween project or treat each day. 31 Days of Halloween, as I like to call it :) I thought I would share a few pictures and recipes of what I have made so far.

Puking Peppers ~ Yes, I know the name isn’t that appealing but I swear your kids will love these! I took an orange bell pepper and carved it just like a pumpkin. I then made spaghetti and sauce and filled the peppers pulling a little bit of the noodles and sauce through the mouth, giving the appearance that the peppers are puking. My kids got a kick out of it!

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls~ These rolls were easy to make and really cute. I made Pillsbury cinnamon rolls like I normally would and dyed a bit of the icing green for the pumpkin stem and the rest orange for the pumpkin.  What a great Halloween breakfast!

Bloody Sausage Fingers ~ If you get grossed out easily you might want to skip these. Thankfully, my kids do not. These are really realistic looking and would be great “finger food” for a Halloween party!

Mummy Hot Dogs ~ All you need is a tube of crescent rolls and hot dogs for these edible mummies! Cut the crescent rolls into strips then wrap the dough around the hot dogs. Sort of like a pig in a blanket. These were a big hit with the kids and were delicious!

Does your family do anything special in the days leading up to Halloween?  It was really hard to pick which ideas to share with you, so if you’re looking for more inspiration, check out my Halloween Pinterest board!  There’s still ten days left until the big day, so why not give some of these ideas a try?  Have fun this Halloween!!



  1. what fun ideas I love Halloween

  2. I’m going to tell my daughter about these ideas – my grandson will love them!

  3. We got to lots of fall festivals and Halloween parties. This is my favorite time of the year

  4. Shauna says:

    Ha, ha, ha… Love the bloody sausage fingers… HA!

    • Christine says:

      I know! They are both gross and cool at the same time. Sure to be a hit with little boys! ;)

  5. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Love the mummy hot dogs! Great ideas for Halloween treats.

  6. Jennifer B says:

    Oh my those sausage fingers look SO REAL!!! Gross but so cool too!

  7. Liz Bigger says:

    Wow, these are super cool! I going to make the hotdog mummies for sure!!! I am diggin’ those orange pepper pumpkins too, but don’t think I can get my little man to eat them : D…

  8. Theresa says:

    These are such cool ideas!

  9. Lisa says:

    All those ideas are awesome!

  10. Oh my goodness, those spaghetti peppers are the cutest things ever! I love them!

  11. These ideas are awesome. I love the peppers!

  12. The peppers are hilarious!

  13. Cynthia L says:

    These are great ideas. I had to look twice at the fingers! Good ideas that any kid would love

  14. What fun ideas! Going to share these with the Mommies in my family for Halloween! Kids will love it… :)

  15. OMGosh I love this! Especially the puking peppers!

  16. Vonnie says:

    The mummy hot dogs are just too cute!

  17. Those bloody fingers are crazy! I made the mummy dogs last year but I made them with the little baby cocktail weenies!

  18. Malia says:

    Those are all fun ideas! Love the Puking Bell Peppers! haha

  19. Mariana says:

    Cute ideas! I made a puking pumpkin last year, but the peppers are a great way to do this on a smaller scale!

  20. Trice says:

    How creative… I like the mummy hotdogs…lol they are so cute and yummy :)

  21. I love all your ideas except I could never do the bloody sausage fingers.. ughhh that is just to gross but my 19 year old saw them and loves them and now wants to make them….

  22. This looks amazing. I’ll be checking it out!

  23. Casey says:

    These recipes are awesome! They remind me of a party I had back in elementary school where the teacher turned the lights out and had us feel things that we thought were super gross, but once we took a taste, they were actually treats. ;) The puking pumpkins are so funny!