Throw a spook-tacular party this Halloween that’s easy and fun. Set up a simple table with a donut tree, a lollipop stand and some ghostly apple juice (just add some dry ice) for guests to eat at their leisure.
And for the party games, turn household ingredients into their spooky alter egos with large jars, some imagination, and a blindfold. Try cornstarch and water for goo, boiled spaghetti noodles for brains, and long pretzel sticks for dried up bones.
For the donut tree you’ll need: 24” Styrofoam cone, 12 ounce bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips, a basting brush, 45-50 donuts, and some toothpicks.
Directions: Melt the chocolate chips in a bowl in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Once the chocolate is melted, apply it to the styrofoam cone using a basting brush.
Once the whole cone is covered in chocolate, carefully smooth the chocolate with your fingers (make sure your fingers are clean). If you have freezer space, store the chocolate covered cone in your freezer until you are ready to attach the donuts.
Starting at the bottom, use 2 toothpicks per donut to securely attach each donut to the cone. Work your way up the cone until the whole cone is covered in donuts and your donut tree is complete. You’ll need about 45 donuts, depending on their size. Secure any donuts that need a little extra support with additional toothpicks.