Halloween Party Planning and Recipes

It's time for a Halloween party...
And I've got some spooktacular ideas!

Let's start with food.

Warm spicy apple cider is the perfect way to kick off a party. Trader Joe's has a wonderful mix of Spiced Cider available in stores that I have stocked up on and is easy to use. 
Even the smell of cider reminds me of fall <3

Of course you must have candy apples-- as long as they're poisonous! There are some great recipes for vegan and sugar free caramel apples  (always using organic apples) online, just surf around and good luck with the experimenting.

I have NO idea how to make these healthy, but popcorn balls with marshmallow centers sound frighteningly delicious!!!

A nice warm pumpkin soup is sure to be a smash! (a graveyard smash!!!) Trader Joe's has a really yummy butternut squash soup as well as pumpkin soup that will certainly appease your ghoulish guests.

Or you could try my new favorite recipe: 
Gluten free sugar free Finger Food
Witch Finger recipe below!
2 1/2 cups of gluten free brown rice flour

2 organic eggs
1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup organic coconut sugar
1/2 cup room temperature coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
organic almonds
organic raspberry jelly

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt and whisk lightly. Then with an electric beater, beat the coconut oil and coconut sugar until it is smoothly mixed. Beat in the eggs and vanilla, then add the dry ingredients and mix together until the batter begins to form clumps or is solid. On an oiled baking sheet, roll out small sections of the dough into thin and long strips. Push an almond into one end of the strip, making it look like a nail in the finger. Then, with a small knife, cut small lines into the cookie resembling knuckles. Bake them in the oven for about 7 minutes and then let cool. Remove cookies from the sheet and dip the end opposite the nail into the jam so it looks like the bloody end of a severed finger! Serve up and scare your guests!
You can find an amazing tutorial of this process HERE by Giada from the Food Network Channel if you're having trouble.

Spotify is my go to place for the latest tracks and the coolest playlists. Check out their Halloween Party Playlist to get all those monsters bouncing! 

Halloween Movies
Hocus Pocus is my clear choice. But I have to say that Tim Burton's Corpse Bride is an absolute favorite and perfect for a whimsical evening!

Hope your Halloween party is so good it Haunts people for years to come!
Have a bootiful Wednesday!