How to Host a Healthy Halloween Party

Are you worried about all the sugar your children eat on Halloween? Worry no more. Special guest Clever Cookstr joins Mighty Mommy with some spooktacular ideas for Halloween treats that won't make your kids bounce off the walls.

Cheryl Butler
2-minute read
Episode #301

Halloween is a ghoulishly exciting time for children and their families. Between the costumes, the haunted hayrides, and all the tricks and treats, families have plenty to keep them busy.  

Of course when we think of Halloween, we imagine oodles of candy corn, chocolate goodies, bubble gum, lollipops, and other sweet treats that kids collect by the bucket. But today's more health-conscious parents are looking for ways to keep the treats sweet and enticing without so much sugar. In fact, several Mighty Mommy podcast listeners have recently written in asking for ways to create a ghoulish good time at their children's Halloween party that would include tasty, but less sugary goodies for their guests.

That's why today Mighty Mommy has a special guest. Kara Rota (aka the Clever Cookstr), joins us with some spooktacular ideas for a deliciously festive Halloween menu, but without tons of sugar and artificial ingredients.




Click the arrow button in the player above to listen to the interview, or click to download the podcast episode from iTunes

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • How to make awesome pumpkin hummus.

  • How to make yummy pumpkin ravioli.

  • How to make merengue ghosts and slime soup your kids will love.

  • How to infuse brandy with apples and spices for a delicious, warming drink for moms and dads.

  • How to use leftover Halloween candy in cookies.

Check out Mighty Mommy's interview with the Clever Cookstr for these and other festive Halloween treats that dial down the sugar and amp up the fun.

What are some of your ideas for healthier Halloween treats? Share your thoughts in the Comments section at quickanddirtytips.com/mighty-mommy, post your ideas on the Mighty Mommy Facebook page. or email me at mommy@quickanddirtytips.com. Also visit my family-friendly boards at Pinterest.com/MightyMommyQDT.

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About the Author

Cheryl Butler Project Parenthood

Cheryl L. Butler was the host of the Mighty Mommy podcast for nine years from 2012 to 2021. She is the mother of eight children. Her experiences with infertility, adoption, seven pregnancies, and raising children with developmental delays have helped her become a resource on the joys and challenges of parenting. You can reach her by email.