Friday, August 19, 2011

Scooby-Doo Haunted House

Scooby Doo is big in our house.  Saturday we are having our second Scooby Doo birthday party.  String Beane had a Scooby party when he turned 3 and Butter Beane is having a Scooby party for his 3rd birthday Saturday.  

I have made another candy Haunted House this year.  It was a huge hit last time.  It is so simple to make and such a show stopper.  It is really worth the time to make it.  The theme can be totally customized to your event.

The house is made of a cardboard box duck taped to a piece of styro foam. Tape it on the styro foam open end up.  Trim the short side flaps at an angle.  Then you take a second card board box and cut it apart and use two sections to fold in to a peak for the roof.  Duck tape the roof on to the house.  Then cut a small hole in the roof and use a strip of the cardboard box to fold into a square tube for the chimney.  Duck tape it down.

Now that you have the frame it is time to decorate.  Since I was doing a Scooby theme I tried to make it look like a haunted house.  I used canned chocolate frosting and spread over the cardboard.  I lined the roof with graham crackers for the shingles.  I used red hots for the chimney bricks.  Hershey bars were the doors with Skittle door knobs.  Hershey bars were the windows with graham cracker shutters.  I used gum drops and pixie sticks to make a fence and oreos for the walk way.  I bought a Mystery Machine candy car and put it in the driveway.  Halloween suckers were the trees and Halloween peeps were the door decorations.  Then you just stick candy in the wet frosting all over.  As the frosting dries the candy is stuck to it.

For the party, I put everyone's name in a bag.  I drew out a name and that child got to pick a candy from the house.  I went through until all of the children had a turn and then it was a free for all.  They loved it!




I hope this year's Scooby party is just as much fun as last time.  Happy Birthday to my little Butter Beane.
I am linking up with these awsome parties.




22 comments:

  1. Thats a cool haunted house. Looks like so much fun!

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  2. Nothing but fun, fun, fun. I have a gingerbread kit in my pantry from last year. Maybe we will turn it into a spook house!

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  3. Where did you find the mystery machine candy?

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  4. LOVE IT! I am going to have to tell Will that you are showing him up in the art food department!

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  5. this looks so very cool and fun love scooby and love your creation come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  6. Scooby is big in our house, too. My six-year-old loves to watch it, especially the original 40-year-old shows. It's our Sunday evening tradition to cuddle up together and watch them. He would love this house. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  7. Visiting from Make a Food-e-Friend Monday.
    This is so cool! Scooby is big at my house too (and I was a huge fan as a child)!

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  8. Wow!! That is brilliant. I know a little boy who would like to live there

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  9. Wow, very nice! I bet he loved it!

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  10. Oh my goodness. I had to quickly hide my screen in case my son saw that! He would go crazy for it. I must keep it in mind for his next birthday. I just found your lovely blog, you have some great ideas. Off now to have a proper look around it!

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  12. Great job on that. My kids would love a haunted house.

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  13. What an awesome idea for a kids party! Thanks for sharing at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you will come back and join me next week for another awesome party full of fansastic recipes!

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  14. Came from 30 Handmade Days Party. This is such a cool idea.

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  15. That is so fun! My kids would love that, too!


    Kimberly @ THE BROWN EYES HAVE IT

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  16. Hi Mamie,
    What an adorable idea, your Scooby Doo Haunted House is just the best! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  17. Great job! Thanks for linking up to Fat Camp Friday. Hope you enjoyed your weekend, see you next time!

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  18. Happy Monday! I wanted to thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new party is now up and I'd love for you to link up again :)

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  19. My kids would love this. They both really enjoy Scooby Doo and they had a blast making a Gingerbread house last year for Christmas.

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  20. That is so cute! Scooby Doo was big in my house growing up too. I love it!

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  21. That is so creative of you! Great job.

    We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-4.html

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