Halloween Countdown Day 22: Boo-Dos!

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Forget hairdos; tell your kids that today you’re giving them boo-dos!

This is a fun game to play in the tub, especially if your kids aren’t big fans of shampoo and need a boost to make it playful. Travis’s ‘do looked like a little ghost tail.

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Or perhaps the top-knot of a samurai warrior.

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Veronika had spikes just like a stegosaurus. “I’m a dinosaur!” she said with delight.

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The kids loved looking at pictures of their silly ‘dos long after bath was over. This was the easiest way yet to dress up in costume as Halloween approaches.


Tricked-Out Treats

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There aren’t any neighborhood Halloween parties this year since big gatherings are a no-no, but that doesn’t mean you can’t surprise your little goblins with a party platter of tricked-out treats. To wit, we’re getting a little batty with our snacks as we get closer to Halloween. And ghosty, and spidery, and owlish, too!

For spiders, cut kiwi into rounds and arrange 8 pretzel pieces around each circle as legs.

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For ghosts, cut mini cucumbers in half lengthwise. Cut out small pieces of non-dairy cheddar slices for eyes and mouths.

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For vampire bats, spread water crackers with guacamole. Place each cracker over two blue corn tortilla chips for wings. Use additional corners of tortilla chip for fangs, and pieces of non-dairy cheddar for eyes.

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At dessert, it was time for some sweet-not-spooky owls!

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Trim rice crispy treats (such as Made Good) along one edge to form two triangles. Spread with your favorite vegan vanilla frosting, then add two creme-filled cookies (such as Newman O’s) as eyes. We had some sleepy owls and some that were wide awake! Add an almond for a beak, and your little owls are ready!

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No tricks here, just delicious treats that had the kids smiling.

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