This weekend is the first weekend in October and ours started off with our first Halloween Party of the month (really the only planned one we have). Yes, we went to a Halloween party on October 9th, during the day. Granted I think it was more geared to children and adults who act like children, so starting at 2 in the afternoon isn’t such a big deal.
The house was decorated to the nines, but I think it would have been better at night (I think I am going to drive by one evening to get the full effect.) There was a scaled Psycho house in the front yard with a door that opened letting a red glow seep out, a dead man in the tub with a bloody curtain in the bathroom, Michael was in the garden, a mummy on the back porch, and misc. other items throughout the house. In addition to the decorations, there was a bounce house, bean bag toss, a box of wigs and masks to use, and a spot to fish for skulls.
I was assigned a Halloween themed appetizer. So I went with mummified pigs in a blanket…can you ever go wrong with pigs in a blanket at a party? No.
I made them the same way you would make normal pigs in a blanket, with refrigerate crescent rolls and I used the cocktail sized sausages (not wieners/hot dogs). I cut the rolls in to strips and wrapped the sausage, leaving a little space for a “face”.
I used a little mustard on the end of a tooth pick for eyes, but you needed to use a lot to make it stay. As the mustard dried it kinda faded. But that didn’t matter, they were all gone within 20 minutes, next time I will make more (I used 2 packs!)