Well, sometimes things happen and our movie nights just don't quite work out. This was one of those times. I had a night planned for Haunted Mansion. I cut out and put together some decorations I found from Spoonful, had a few Halloween crafts planned, and a spooky menu. Well, the menu worked out. :) Anyway, here is what we did end up doing.
We ended up deciding to watch The Addams Family instead since we had it taped from when it aired on ABC Family. But this spooky menu would work for any Halloween movie night.
We had squashed guts with Madame Leota's Floating Meatballs (spaghetti squash, meatballs, sauce)
Finger Food (string cheese decorated to look like fingers... cut out ridges for knuckles and used green food coloring for the fingernails). I forgot to take picture of this... sorry!
Grave Plots (chocolate pudding, crushed up Oreos, a Milano cookie tombstone)
I printed, cut, and put together a few Haunted Mansion-themed decorations from Spoonful. Here is the Hatbox Ghost and a little box, but they also have the hitchhiking ghosts (which I just don't have a picture of).
Decorations for our Halloween movie nights tend to be pretty easy since we're already decorated throughout the house for Halloween. :)
We ended up being pretty busy so we didn't get around to the crafts, but we always have a stash of holiday crafts and there are a lot of educational worksheets to print out. We already have so much going on during the holidays that I don't stress too much and just incorporate what we already have into them. :)
This coming weekend we will be watching Spookley the Square Pumpkin that has aired on Disney Junior. I will be concentrating on pumpkin related food and crafts, so these ideas would work for a lot of Halloween movies (including The Nightmare Before Christmas to celebrate the Pumpkin King!). Oooh, and it would work for It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown which will be playing on ABC at 8pm EST on Halloween night!