Back chocolate cupcakes and ice in white butter cream. While icing is still very tacky stick marshmallows all over the top. Top with a black licorice gumdrop (or use grape). You might need a toothpick to hold this on since it is heavier then the marshmallows. Add licorice for ears and tail (licorice ropes or sticks cut down to size). Pipe eyes on and make impressions for the nose. Nice treat.
Hot glue one big side down to small side forward. Tie a ribbon around neck to cover hot glue with a bell tied to the ribbon. Cut brown pipe cleaners and tie together to make antlers and attach with hot glue. Hot glue googly eyes and attach a nose. Great for party favors and could be used as name plates.
What a great inexpensive way to create a special hand out to trick-or-treaters or to have for party favors. When buying the gloves, if you buy the gloves that are meant for medical or sterile reasons only use wrapped candies. If you want to use unwrapped candies but gloves that are meant to be used for sterile food preparations instead. Smarties for the finger work well and to top off with a spider or small decoration or even a ribbon would work. Maybe a little red dribble here and there would work out well also – Just don’t scare the wee little ones with too much gore. Halloween is already frightening for small ones as it is.
What better way to keep kids feeling jolly than to encourage them to play with their food — which is the whole point of our Snack-tivity Station. To help your guests create these festive Ice-cream-cone Trees, stock the station with paper plates, sugar cones, sugar cookies (your own or store-bought), store-bought icing (one batch of white, one batch tinted with green food coloring), shredded coconut, sprinkles, lollipops, and a selection of bite-size candies. To make a tree, spread a cone with green icing; spoon a dollop of white icing onto a sugar cookie, then gently push the cone into the icing. Top the icing with shredded coconut snow. Decorate the tree with sprinkles and candy ornaments, and crown with a lollipop star (nibble a hole in the cone for the stem). Provide flat-bottomed brown bags so kids can take home their trees (or tree pieces!).