Friday, October 24, 2014

Peter Pan Costumes - Peter Pan

And you can't have a Peter Pan theme without Peter!!!!

Craiger, my little mischievous boy was the perfect choice to become Peter Pan.  He's been so excited that he tells every stranger he comes in contact with that he is the real Peter Pan for Halloween this year.  I love it.  He tells everyone about his costume his mommy made & just smiles.

His costume was easy peasy.  The fabric doesn't fray so I could just cut without having to hem or sew much.  It fits him great too.  The hat was a little tricky (& it's still a little small for his head. . . but I don't care enough to make another one).  I found some lime green tights on clearance at Walmart & used an old belt we had around the house.  Then I made a Peter Pan sword out of leftover felt & voila!  A cute little Peter Pan.

I love this kid!

Peter Pan Costumes - John

Bladen wanted to be John for Halloween this year.  He is a crack up.  This was actually the last costume I finished, & he's been itching to get it on & show it off.  Once he had it on, he was pretending to talk in a British accent all afternoon.  It was beyond HILARIOUS.

I didn't have a pattern for this one.  I literally took apart one of Bladen's shirts & used the pieces to cut out what I thought would work for a long white nightshirt.  I'm still learning how to sew so even though it's not perfect. . . it works.  I do much better with actual patterns, but I am pleased that these costumes are turning out okay even without the use of a pattern.  It fits him good & that's what I was most worried about.  He loves it.

What a ham.  I love this kid!

Peter Pan Costumes - Michael

Canyon gets to be little Michael from Peter Pan.  He's right about the same age, adorable like Michael, & always toting around a teddy bear.  It is the perfect costume.

Trek's first thought when I pulled out an old pink onesie was "You're not putting my SON in pink!"  I had to show him a picture of Michael so that he remembered that Michael does indeed wear pink as he totes around his little teddy bear.

Canyon is adorable, by the way.  And he loves that teddy bear!

But as soon as I started taking pictures, he wasn't too happy anymore.

Hopefully he'll be a little more chipper on Halloween night when people are giving him candy galore for being so darn cute!!!

Peter Pan Costumes - Tinkerbell

So the Potter family chose our Halloween theme for 2014 to be

Peter Pan.

I've been busy at work finding & making costumes for everyone in the family.  I was able to buy 2, find materials for 2 around the house, & handmade 4 of them.

The first costume finished was Tinkerbell.  Miss Taya is going to be Tinkerbell this year & she is the PERFECT Tinkerbell.

I found her costume on sale on Amazon for $9.00.  You can't beat that.  For her birthday her grandmother bought her some green shoes & a Tinkerbell wig which rounded out the costume nicely. I made the white poofs for the shoes out of tulle & glued them on.  Her costume was easy peasy this year & she is absolutely ADORABLE.

Scary Face Pizzas

Here is another Potter Halloween Favorite.  Normally I do Jack O Lantern faces, but the kids wanted to do it by themselves tonight & they just wanted scary faces.

Scary Face Pizza:
2 cans refrigerated biscuit dough
pizza sauce
shredded cheese
pepperonis cut into scary face shapes

Flatten biscuit dough into mini pizza crusts.  Add pizza sauce & spread around.  Sprinkle with orange cheese & top with Pepperoni shapes.  Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.


Jack O Lantern Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Boo Bananas, & Zombies

I love BBQ Pulled Pork.  It's one of my favorites.  This is just that with a Halloween flair.

Jack O Lantern Pulled Pork Sandwiches:
3 pound pork roast
5 Tablespoons liquid smoke
BBQ Sauce
Slices of yellow cheese
Hamburger Buns

Put your pork roast into a crock pot with the liquid smoke.  Cook on low for at least 10 hours.  Shred.  Add BBQ sauce & spoon onto your hamburger buns.  Cut a jack o lantern face out of the sliced cheese & place on top of hot meat.

Boo Bananas:
chocolate chips

Add 2 chocolate chip eyes to each banana half.

Spider Tacos & Homemade Salsa

My family LOVES tacos.  So I have to find ways to make them spooky around Halloween.  So, we make Spider Tacos.

Spider Tacos:
1 lb. hamburger
taco seasoning
taco shells
lettuce, onions, sour cream, cheese, salsa
JUMBO olives

Cook your hamburger until done.  Drain grease.  Add 1/4 cup water & seasoning mix.  Cook an additional 10 minutes.  Spoon meat mixture into taco shells & add fixins.  Add one large olive in the center of your taco & 8 slices of olive on it's sides making a spider.

Homemade Salsa:
1 can diced tomatoes
2 fresh tomatoes
lime juice
1 package of Ranch Seasoning mix
1 can corn
1 can black beans
2 avacados
1 purple onion

Mix all the ingredients together for a yummy FRESH salsa great for tacos or for dipping chips into.  My kids even love it!!!

Sloppy Joe Pizza Creatures & Orange Pumpkins

This is one of my favorite recipes.

Sloppy Joe Pizza Creatures:

1 french loaf
1 lb. ground beef
BBQ sauce
1 can of corn
1 bunch of green onions, sliced
shredded cheese
cheese slices

Slice your french loaf of bread into several slices.  Put the slices on a baking sheet.  In a saucepan cook ground beef until cooked through.  Drain grease.  Add BBQ sauce, corn, & onions.  Spoon mixture onto each piece of bread & sprinkle with cheese.  Bake for 13 minutes at 350 degrees.  Add sliced olives for eyes & sliced cheese for a mouth.

Orange Pumpkins:

Cutie Oranges
Green Onions

Peel your cutie oranges.  Add slices of green onions as pumpkin stems.

Hot Dog Fingers & Candy Corn Pudding

Okay so this was absolutely disgusting.  My kids were laughing so hard because we were all hacking as we were eating it.  They look so real it was HARD.  We wound out dousing our hot dogs with tons of mustard & relish so they didn't look like fingers anymore.  That's the only way we could get them down without throwing up.  SO. . . just a word of warning. . . these look like REAL fingers so beware!

Hot Dog Fingers:
Hot Dogs
Hot Dog Buns

Cook your hot dogs until hot.  Using a knife, carve lines into the center of the hot dogs resembling the creases in the bend of your real finger.  Carve a piece off of the tip of the hot dog to make a fingernail.  Add "finger" to the hot dog bun & squirt with ketchup.

Candy Corn Pudding:
Cheesecake or White Chocolate Pudding
Butterscotch or Pumpkin Pudding
Banana Cream or Lemon Pudding

Make pudding according to the directions on the box.  Layer in a glass bowl to make a candy corn pudding parfait.

Mummy Pizza Toast & Candy Corn Fruit Cups

This was kind of a fun dinner for the kids.  I didn't know how filling it would be, but after the kids ate about 2 or 3 of them. . . they were full.

Mummy Pizza Toast:
Toast (using your favorite bread)
Mozzarella Slices
Pizza Sauce
Olive Slices

Simply toast your bread.  While it's still hot, spread pizza sauce on top & add thin slices of mozzarella cheese to make a mummy face.  Add olive slices as eyes & you're set.

Candy Corn Fruit Cup:
Mandarin Oranges
Whipped Cream

Layer pineapple, oranges, & whipped cream in a bowl or cup.  YUM.