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Something clicked in my preschooler’s brain this year, and she is officially afraid of everything. The dark, her room, her closet, the hallway, and now- Halloween. Her previously favorite holiday is now ‘super scary’. So to celebrate Halloween, I’ve had to get creative and turn spooky into a cute Preschool Halloween Celebration. After a trip to Walmart to grab a Mars Fun Size Variety Pack, a jug of Hawaiian Punch, and a 2 Liter 7UP, I was ready to get Halloween crafty!

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For some reason, I’ve been a little Frankenstein obsessed this month, so he made an appearance as our centerpiece. The brilliance behind this centerpiece is that it doubles as the Halloween candy for the trick-or-treaters.

Mars Variety Pack Frankenstein Centerpiece

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Start with a Mars Variety Pack from Walmart.

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Empty the pack and divide the candy. Place all the M & M’s together, the Twix together, and the Snickers together.

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Grab a couple of pieces of colored card stock- green, black, and grey.

If you’re lucky enough to have a die cutting machine, like a Cricut or a Silhouette, pull that out now. If not, grab a ruler and scissors and get ready to cut out a few rectangles. These rectangles will be used to cover the candy. Use the dimensions below:

Cut 12 green rectangles size 5 and 3/4″ by 4 and 1/8″. These are for M & M’s.

Cut 16 black squares size 3 and 1/4″ by 3 and 1/4″. These are for Snickers.

Cut 2 grey squares size 3 and 1/4″ by 3 and 1/4″. Snickers will be used here, as well.

Cut 12 black rectangles size 3 and 3/4″ by 2 and 1/4″. These are for Twix.

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Wrap the appropriate number of pieces of candy with the corresponding paper. Tape on the back, leaving a small opening so the kiddos can see what candy they are getting.

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After wrapping the candy, arrange them into the Frankenstein shape. Be sure to place them where you want them for the celebration! Use the below picture as a guide.
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Cute and Colorful M & M Ghosts

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Maybe these cute and colorful M & M ghosts will teach the little one that ghosts don’t have to be necessarily scary- they can be adorable and fun to eat!


  • 1 pack of peanut M & M’s from the Mars Variety Pack
  • 1 pack of regular M & M’s from the Mars Variety Pack
  • 1 bag of Large S’more sized marshmallows

Pour out the pack of Peanut M & M’s from the Mars Variety Pack and the pack of regular M & M’s from the Mars Variety Pack. Press two regular M & M’s into the top of the marshmallows for eyes and one peanut M & M below the eyes for the mouth.

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Apple Bobbing Punch

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  • One Gallon Fruit Juicy Red Hawaiian Punch
  • One 2 Liter of 7UP
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Take 4 small glass containers and fill them 3/4 of the way with Hawaiian Punch. I have a set of 1 cup Pampered Chef glass containers that I used. After filling them, place them in the freezer. Let them freeze for at least 4 hours or until completely frozen. Once frozen, it’s time to make the punch! It’s super easy- I used equal parts of Hawaiian Punch and 7UP. After mixing the punch, take the frozen containers out of the freezer. Run warm water over the bottom of the glass until the frozen Hawaiian Punch loosens. Drop the ‘apples’ into the punch.

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Apple Bobbing Punch adapted from this recipe.

My daughter and a few of her friends enjoyed their preschool version of a Spooky Halloween celebration. Want more recipe ideas? Visit the M & M recipe page. and check out the below Pinterest board. There might even be a few coupons over on the coupon page!!



  1. says

    I have that bag of candy – except I bought it for myself, with the option of saving some for the trick or treaters :-) And that punch – I want some RIGHT NOW!

  2. says

    That Frankenstein in SO creative! This whole spread looks super fun- hope it helped her enjoy the holiday a bit more! The whole “dress-up” part seals the deal for my boys I know :)

  3. says

    All of these are simply amazing. I have to say the M&M ghost are my fav! I think we will have to make these! What a great idea! Saw this at Live Laugh Linky Thursday! Don’t you just love link up parties? I am having my first one ever tomorrow called Family Fridays! :/ I am a bit nervous! Maybe you can stop by and share a few links? I hope so! I will be pinning this right now!


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