10 Simple Classroom Approved Halloween Treats for Busy Moms

10 Simple Classroom Approved Halloween Treats for Busy Moms

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Decorate for Halloween, visit orchards, take the kids trunk-or-treating, get pumpkins, carve pumpkins, get candy, oh, and don’t forget those Halloween classroom snacks you signed up to bring the first of the year! Here we go, mommas! This is Marathon season for us moms, Halloween is our starting point and we don’t get to the Finish line until December 26th.  We are going to jam pack so much festive joy into our children’s lives, while still maintaining the everyday chaos, but first, those classroom Halloween treats.  Ever notice that Pinterest idea of an easy snack & your definition are two different things?! Here are 10 Halloween Treat ideas that check everyone’s boxes… the teachers, moms, & kids!

The following are Halloween Treats that have…

  • no nuts
  • no copious amounts of frosting
  • are individual treats
  • Less than 5 ingredients
  • Semi-homemade
  • Takes less than an hour to prepare
  • Doesn’t cost a fortune
  • And cool, by kids standards (most, verdict is still out on the tangerine pumpkins & ghost bananas)

 

 

 

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Cheese & Pretzel Broomsticks (these need to be kept cool!)

 

 

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Vampire Donuts

 

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Little Monsters with Swiss Rolls & Fancy Cakes

 

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OREO Eyeball Cookies

 

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Witch Finger Pretzels (Instead of Almonds for the fingernails use raisins or candy)

 

 

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OREO Bat Treats

 

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Tangerine Pumpkins & Banana Ghost

 

 

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Halloween Zombie Chex Mix (Exclude all nut products)

 

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Rice Krispy Treat Ghosts

 

 

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Donut Hole Eye Balls

These were our treats from last year and they were super easy, not too messy, and kids loved them!

What you need:

1 box powdered donuts from store

3 Tubes of red gel from the baked goods aisle of grocery store

Package of eyes from craft store

A few packages of faux silverware, forks, from the dollar store (I want to say 4 come in a package)

Assemble:

1-Place donut holes on the forks

2-Add gel to donut holes & put a dab of gel where the eye will go (use as a glue for eye)

3-Done!

 

 

Featured Moms Night Out: The HandleBar Toledo

Imagine it….10 ladies, 2 hours, 1 awesome downtown! Cue the laughter, music, and pedal power!

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What is The HandleBar Toledo? It’s a BYOB bar (cup holders provided) that you and 12+ of your closest friends literally pedal, like a bicycle, to make the bar go. It’s so basic, yet so unlike anything you’ve ever done before, you’ve just gotta try it for yourself.

A map is provided with various locations you can pedal to. Your group will have the opportunity to stop off at 3 different locations downtown.  So it’s like 4 mini ‘Ladies’ Nights Out’ in one! You could stop off at….Wesley’s, Ye Old Cock n Bull, The Height…basically any place that your pedal power can take you within the allotted time! Just FYI,  views of Toledo from The Height are gorgeous! (And, yes, I’m totally obsessed with this place).

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You will have the best time EVER! It’s both, childlike fun & an invigorating adventure that’s close to home!

 

How it Works:

  1. Find out who is interested in attending (12 or more & you will want to book a private tour) & pick an available date on The HandleBar Toledo calendar.handlebartoledo
  2. For the private group tour….the cost for a 2hr tour is $400 Friday/Saturday (10am-10pm) and $300 all other days (Mon-Fri. 12:30pm-10pm & Sunday and Saturday 10am-10pm). Thus, the cost per lovely lady is between $19-25 if you bring 16 people. (If you only have a few ladies attending then you can easily hop aboard one of the public individual tours, cost $20-$32 depending on the day, and each person books & pays for themselves).
  3. Be sure to dress for the weather, sign waiver online, & the HandleBar is a BYO bar so you can bring a beverage of choice (no glass or liquor), coffee, beer, wine, water, etc.

Did I make that confusing enough for everyone? LOL! If you click on the link above The Handlebar Toledo does a fabulous job of going over all the DEETS.

The HandleBar operates from March-November so don’t miss out on this epic Ladies Night Out idea…call up your girls & book the Bar today!

 

 

Visit Toledo Firefighter Museum for Fire Safety Awareness Month

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 Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. A fire can be anywhere.

  • According to the NFPA*, in 2016 there were 352,000 home fires, and 3 out of 5 fire deaths occurred in homes without smoke alarms.
  • Less than 50% of homeowners have an escape plan.
  • Carbon monoxide is the #1 cause of accidental death.

These facts and statistics are reasons why your home needs to be equipped with the proper amount of fire safety equipment and alarms. Fire Safety Awareness Month is a great time to kick start your families commitment to fire safety! (Source: https://www.nfpa.org/fpw)

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And there is no better way to kick start your family’s fire safety commitment than by visiting the Toledo Firefighter Museum. We are fortunate to have such an amazing resource in Toledo.

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Not only does it commemorate all those who have sacrificed for our safety, it illustrate the advances in fire safety over the decades/centuries, & it also offers an invaluable teaching mechanism upstairs, “Jed’s Room”, a fire simulator space that helps children see how a fire and smoke spreads, why they need to stay low to the ground, how to escape, and more! They also offer the children the opportunity to try on some of the firefighter gear which is important, we don’t want young children to hide and be scared of firefighters in the case of a fire, we want them to seek them and get out safety.

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Toledo Firefighter Museum

Address: 918 W Sylvania Ave, Toledo, OH 43612

Phone: (419) 478-3473

Hours: Saturdays 12-4pm or by appointment (perfect for groups-playgroups, Scouts, etc.)

Cost: FREE

Website: http://www.toledofirefightersmuseum.org/

 

 

Additional resources…..

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Link: http://www.sparky.org/

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Link: http://www.toledofirerescue.com/assets/SmokeAlarmDistForm1.pdf

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