Halloween BOO ‘Mores Bar

The weather is FINALLY starting to cool down around these parts, which means I can finally start thinking about fall! Hooray! I know most people associate pumpkin spiced everything with fall, but for me. . . I think about my unhealthy relationship with s’mores. I’ll eat them anyway I can get them. . . and now that the Peeps people have made adorable Peep marshmallows available for every holiday, you know I am all over this. So, I created this super simple Halloween BOO ‘Mores Bar, perfect for a Halloween Party, play date, or even trick-or-treaters!

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I used a black plastic table cloth, and a tassel banner I already had from Mod Party to dress up a small table. Tassel banners are such a great way to decorate and they are super simple to make yourself.

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Chalkboards are also great for party decorating. You can use them over and over again and write fun messages or sayings on them for different holidays and occasions. 

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I put ghost and tombstone Peeps on candy sticks and stuck them in black plastic planting pots from the Dollar Tree store to add some dimension to the table. I also use wire baskets to add to the table depth and just flipped them upside down on the table.

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Finally, I displayed graham crackers and chocolate in cute cupcake liners on white platters, ready for kiddos and adults to make a delicious marshmallow sandwich. My intention is for these to be eaten “as-is,” but you could certainly toast the marshmallow Peeps first like a traditional S’more.

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This inexpensive Boo ‘Mores Bar would be the perfect addition to your Halloween celebrations.

What kinds of Halloween traditions do you have with your kids?

For more celebration inspiration, check me out HERE.

Party On!

Mindy {Mindy Alyse Celebrations}

Food-a-licious Friday {94} Crumble Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Happy Friday, y’all!!!
I’m here to share another EASY and DELICIOUS dessert with you today. Before I start baking all of my fall favorites, I figured I better get in one last summery treat (lemon reminds me of summer). But honestly…I’d eat these lil guys all year round. They are delish!
{Recipe from The Cake Mix Doctor}
Note- This recipe is actually called Lemon Cheese Bars, but after indulging in these tasty little morsels I decided I needed to jazz up the name a bit. Hence Crumble Lemon Cheesecake Bars. Try the recipe and tell me I’m not right…dare you *winks*
1 box plain lemon cake mix
1/3 cup oil
2 large eggs
1 pkg (8oz) cream cheese at room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbs fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 13×9 in baking pan.
In a mixing bowl, blend the cake mix, oil, and 1 egg. The mix should  be crumbly. 
Reserve 1 cup of the mix.
Dump the remaining mix into the baking pan and press down with your fingers. Make sure the bottom of the baking pan is covered evenly with the crust. 
Bake the crust for 13-15 minutes or until light brown.
Remove the pan from the oven.
In the same mixing bowl that you mixed the crust in (no need to rinse), blend cream cheese on low until creamy (about 30 seconds to 1 minute).
Add in lemon juice, sugar, and egg. Continue to mix on low for 1-2 minutes until ingredients are combined.
Using a spatula, pour cheesecake mix onto the lemon crust. 
Sprinkle the remaining crust (your reserve) onto the cheesecake mix.
Bake for 14-15 minutes…with the crumble is light brown and the filling is set. 
Remove from oven and set on a wire rack to cool for 30 minutes.
Cut into bars and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Transfer to a platter or cake plate. 
Have a great weekend friends!