When my son was young, he would host a Halloween party for his friends. The kids were more interested in playing games and having fun than they were about the food being served. I wanted the parties to be festive so I gave everyday food a Halloween makeover. Since Halloween is right around the corner, I thought I'd share three of these makeovers geared for young kids or the young at heart.
For the entree, I made two kinds of sandwiches -- using two kinds of bread -- so the kids could choose their favorite filling and bread. Instead of cutting the sandwiches diagonally, I used large Halloween cookie cutters to cut the sandwiches into pumpkin, ghost and bat shapes.
I also gave my Fruit Kabob recipe a Halloween twist. I put the pineapple chunks, maraschino cherries and mini marshmallows on Halloween party picks. The kids loved these. One guest wanted to collect one of each different party pick and ate kabobs until his collection was complete! If you don't have party picks, you can use regular toothpicks. Make sure you drain the fruit thoroughly so the kabobs aren't soggy. I drain the fruit on a double layer of paper towels to make sure it gets dry.