I’ve never really been a fan of Halloween. Growing up we didn’t really make a big deal of the holiday and some years we went trick or treating and other years we stayed home and my parents bought us buckets full of candy. Now that Brian and I are married but don’t have kids yet we kinda feel like we don’t really have much to do on Halloween. I refuse to do anything scary or dress up. I don’t watch scary movies either. But I still want Trick or Treat night to be fun so we came up with our own Trick or Treat date night plan.
Brian and I bought our home in October and I moved in on October 23, 2014 so Halloween was our first big date night together in our new home. That year we had a pumpkin-themed feast of Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Rolls, Mummy Hot Dogs, and Candy Corn Cookies. After our feast, we handed out candy and listened to fun Halloween music. I love handing out Halloween candy to the neighborhood children and seeing all their costumes!
This year we are taking it to the next level with this Trick or Treat date night idea. I think you love it as much as we do!
Halloween Play List
Pandora has a great Halloween Party Playlist that I play every year. It has some spooky sounding songs but mostly it’s just good fun. And what better time to have a dance party? Or in my case beg my husband to dance with me until I finally wear him down.
P.S. Felise actually likes getting dressed up for Halloween, or any other occasion. She’s a small dog with a big personality. I just HAD to share her pics with you!
Trick or Treat Night Scavenger Hunt
Instead of simply passing out candy to neighborhood kids we are making it a game with this Scavenger Hunt. As you hand out candy, see how many items you can cross off of this list!
Treat: Pumpkin Pizza
Pumpkin Pizza is our new favorite treat! Think pumpkin pie in pizza form. It’s amazingly delicious and is a bit of a trick because it’s pizza that tastes like a treat!
Pumpkin Pizza is super easy to make. You can buy a pizza crust at the store or make your own. First, mix your pumpkin puree, heavy cream, Splenda (or sugar), and Pumpkin Pie Spice in a large bowl and spread it on your pizza crust like pizza sauce.
Next, top your pizza with mini marshmallows, salted caramel chips, and pecans.
Finally, bake it at 325 degrees until your crust is fully cooked and your marshmallows are toasty brown.
It’s a little bit like pumpkin pie and it’s so good!
- Prepared Pizza Crust
- 15 oz. Pumpkin Puree
- 2 Tbsp. Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 Cup Splenda (or Sugar)
- 1 Tbsp. Pumpkin Spice
- 1 Cup Mini Marshmallows
- ¾ Cup Salted Caramel Chips
- ¼ Cup Chopped Pecans
- Prepare pizza crust as per directions on the package or make your own.
- In a mixing bowl combine pumpkin puree, heavy cream, Splenda, and pumpkin pie spice.
- Spread pumpkin mixture on the pizza crust.
- Top with mini marshmallows, caramel chips, and chopped pecans.
- Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until crust is fully baked and marshmallows are lightly toasted.
Watch a Movie and Chill
Once trick or treat night is over and all the kids have gone home to devour their candy, it’s time to curl up on the couch and watch a Halloween movie or TV show. For us it’ll be It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! But if scary movies are your thing then go for it!
Someday, we’ll have kids and we’ll let them trick or treat, helped them sort their candy, and try to get them to bed on Halloween night, but for now we are going to make the most of our time together, as a family of two, or three if you count Felise!
How do you like to spend Trick or Treat night? If you are currently childless like us, how do you keep keep holidays like this fun?