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.
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