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Easy DIY Halloween Party Favors

There are so many cute Halloween party favor ideas floating about the web, like the witch's broom goodie bags for example, though they do require some DIY experience. These tin-tie bakery bags are the perfect size for a Halloween goodie bag, and they require no crafting skills. I love howthe favor bags I made them with are cute enough for kids but still nice enough for the grown-ups as well. All you need are the bakery bags, ribbon, and 3D Halloween stickers from the craft store. You can use the smaller bag pictured above or a larger bakery bag with a window display. I like to fill the larger ones with treats to give out as holiday presents to neighbors and teachers.



Simply fill the bags with a Halloween treat (homemade or store-bought), close them up and tie them off with ribbon, then affix a sticker to each bag. These are food-grade bags, so they're perfect to fill with homemade fall treats like popcorn, kettle corn, or Halloween chocolates. Try my DIY gourmet popcorn

Holiday Appetizer: Blue Cheese & Fig Jam on Butter-Round Crackers

 

These blue cheese and fig jam appetizers are so delicious and addictive, most important they're so incredibly easy to make. If you're entertaining for the holidays, it helps to have a few appetizers you can assemble at the last minute. You can simply set out a cheese and cracker tray, but if you need a last-minute appetizer platter that looks (and tastes) amazing, try these Blue Cheese & Fig Jam appetizers. All you need are butter-round crackers, fig jam, and a small container of crumbled blue cheese. (You can use sliced blue cheese if you prefer). Either way, a small container of both the cheese and jam will go a long way, so you'll have more than enough.

Take one cracker at a time and use a butter knife to spread the fig jam on first, then place the cracker on your serving platter and use a small spoon to top the jam with about a teaspoon of blue cheese.

*Tip: Try variations of the same recipe using the formula of cracker + jam + cheese. Other tasty combinations I love include apple jelly with smoked gouda, raspberry jam with ricotta, and red current jam with brie. You can find more cheese pairing ideas in this jam and cheese pairing guide.


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  1. I've never tasted blue cheese or fig, so I can't say what I'd think of them...

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  2. I have, and this looks really tasty!

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  3. Oh, you're missing out, William. Go get some blue cheese!

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