by Amanda Lanum
We on 13 News This Morning like to celebrate holidays and special events with all of you. This year we threw a little Halloween party on set before Halloween to help give you ideas for your own parties.
A couple of treats Johnna Schmidt, our camera operator and resident party planner, brought in for us were Mummy Hot Dogs and Witch's Brew. Here is the recipe she used from Gooseberry Patch's Best of Halloween 2011 book:
MUMMY HOT DOGS
11-oz. tube refrigerated bread stick dough
12 hot dogs
1 T. water
Separate dough into strips. Wrap one strip of dough around each hot dog, leaving 1/2 inch uncovered for face. Arrange on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Whisk together egg and water; brush over dough. Bake at 350 degrees for 14-16 minutes or until golden. Dot mustard on hot dogs with a toothpick to form eyes, if desired.
1 part Cocunut Rum
1 part Melon Liqueur
1 part Pineapple Juice
2 parts Cranberry Juice
If you're looking for other ideas, here are some links we love for easy-to-make (not to mention inexpensive!) tips, recipes and printable decorations.
http://www.celebrations.com/halloween-party-ideas (This site also has great themed party ideas.)
http://pumpkinnook.com/hween/games.htm (Find Halloween games here)
http://www.foodnetwork.com/halloween/package/index.html (Creepy Cupcakes, anyone?)
http://familyfun.go.com/halloween/halloween-kids-costumes/ (Still need a Halloween costume for the kiddo? Try this site.)