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How to have a Halloween Themed Dinner and Not Stress About It

Are you ready for an easy and yummy Halloween themed dinner that will help keep the stress low on this busy holiday? Look no further, I’ve got your back!

Maybe it’s because I taught first grade for 9 years or that I have little kiddos, but I love to do holiday themed activities and meals. Growing up, and still to this day, my sweet mom is the same. I’m not going to lie but I still get excited to see the table all decked out for Valentine’s Day. So this Halloween we are going to have a Halloween themed dinner.

But the catch is that I’m going to make it low key. You may not know that I get stressed and anxious super easy. This year as I was thinking about what to make for our Halloween themed dinner I realized that Eddy will be working. What a HUGE bummer!

He’ll be gone from 8:30-9:30. So all day! I know myself well enough that to help out in two class parties, get everyone ready in Halloween costumes, get candy ready for trick or treaters and make a Halloween themed dinner is going to be a major trigger.

This is when my super easy and still fun Halloween themed dinner comes into play. You can search on Pinterest and Google for so many fun dinner ideas. So that’s where I went to find the easiest and yummy Halloween themed dinner.

Halloween themed dinner

We will start off with Jack-o-lantern quesadillas. This is a meal that we allll love and it’s easy. You can get mini flour tortillas so each kiddo can have a whole one. Or use what you have and cute of that face! Haha! You can add beans, meat, or any veggies that are cooked to these darling Jack-o-lantern quesadillas.

For our veggies we will have a veggie pumpkin plate. The nice thing about this is I can cut all the veggies beforehand and have this mostly ready. Or I can just get crazy and set up the veggie pumpkin plate the night before. BAM!

Halloween themed dinner

A fruit skewer is a fun and quick way to customize for each kiddo. My son can be picky but my girls will usually eat most anything. This will help make it fun to eat (here’s hoping) and they will get just what they like.

And on the off chance that I don’t want to do individual skewers I can make a fruit pumpkin plate. This is about what’s going to be easy and stress free for you!

We will add a scoop of black beans and refried beans to give some protein to the meal. You can also make some taco meat if you want.

I hope by making a stress free, hassle free Halloween themed dinner you too can have a more relaxing Halloween evening. I pinned tons of more ideas to my Halloween pin on Pinterest in case you need more ideas.

And if this isn’t low key enough you can always buy the darling pumpkin pasta noodles and some sauce from Trader Joe’s and a bag of frozen peas and call it good!

Halloween Pasta

To top of the easieness of this meal I have pumpkin paper plates and napkins to use that I bought on sale last year after Halloween. I will hardly have any dishes! Woohoo!

Clean up will be easy peasy and we can get out to trick or treating much faster. I hope this gives you some good ideas on a Halloween themed dinner for you and your family.

As always, I’d love to hear and see what you end of doing. Please share your ideas and pictures.

Xxx, Steph

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