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.
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
Start with a candy variety pack.
Empty the pack and divide the candy. Place all the M & M’s together, the Twix together, and the Snickers together.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Cute and Colorful M & M Ghosts
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
- 1 pack of regular M & M’s
- 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.
Apple Bobbing Punch
- One Gallon Fruit Juicy Red Hawaiian Punch
- One 2 Liter of 7UP
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.
My daughter and a few of her friends enjoyed their preschool version of a Spooky Halloween celebration.
What cute ideas!I love the bobbin punch one!
Brenna @ Life After Laundry says
These are all such great ideas for preschoolers. I know I am very particular about what we do for Halloween, and I love these ideas because there are mainly cute not scary.
I know! You never know what is going to stick in a kiddo’s head!
Shirley Wood says
These are all such cute and easy ideas for a not so spooky Halloween. The punch look delish and that punch is cheap enough with coupons!
What great ideas!
Those little ghosts are totally adorable!!
Thank you….and very easy, too!
Melissa @Serendipity and Spice says
Frankenstein is adorable!! And I’ll have to give the bobbing apple punch a try! Pinning!!
Kirsten @ One Tough Mother says
This is really cute! I love the little ghosts, but that Frankenstein is way clever! I hope she can have fun trick-or-treating and not get too scared!
NO WAY! This is such a fun idea for a craft! Alea’s going to LOVE this one! thank you for sharing 🙂
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!
The M & M’s are my fav!
Melanie, these are such great ideas…..you should go into party planning for kids! 🙂
She’s going to love all these goodies. Nice job, mom!
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 🙂
Tara @ Suburble says
What fantastic ideas, Melanie! I love the Frankenstein (and so would my girls)!
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!
Oh how fun! My kids would go crazy for this! Like literally CRAZY. 🙂
Such cute ideas! I love the marshmallows…I was looking for a reason to buy the big ones!