Monster Halloween Treats

Monster Halloween Treats

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I look forward to it every year! This year I asked my friend, Sabrina her Granddaughter, Lilah and my Grandson, Payten to help make up some Monster Halloween Treats. Continue reading “Monster Halloween Treats”

Halloween Party Ideas


The Kitchen Witch

Halloween is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning your Halloween menu for those great Halloween parties. With the help of the very best Social Media and Video crew we put together our 2nd Annual Coborn’s Halloween Video. It was completed with a lot of laughs and a lot of makeup. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed creating it! Continue reading “Halloween Party Ideas”

Spooky Spider Cupcakes

Spooky Spider Cupcakes The art of Cakes with Amanda

Put some creep in your cupcakes this Halloween with these spider treats! To create this critters you’ll need cupcakes, frostings, chocolate sandwich cookies with chocolate filling, malted milk ball candies, and black licorice. Continue reading “Spooky Spider Cupcakes”

6 Simple Halloween Party Ideas

6 Simple Halloween Party Ideas - Family, Friends & Food with Jayne

Hi and happy October! Halloween this year falls on a Saturday and I can just hear the buzz in the air with all the planning for those spooktacular parties that everyone will either be hosting or attending.
Life is so busy and I’m sitting here putting together some quick appetizers for my Halloween party that I’m hosting this year. So you know me by now I love to talk and share recipes with anyone that wants to listen

Festive Halloween Punch

Festive Halloween Punch

I first started with a festive Halloween Punch. If you want to impress your guests and get that really eerie atmosphere then dry ice is the key to any party. I found a small bowl and put it in an extra larger bowl. So in between each of the bowls I placed chunks of dry ice. Make sure to always use gloves when working with dry ice or you will burn yourself. Here is the punch recipe that I put together.

So right when your guests arrive, pour warm water in between those two bowls over the dry ice. It is just the coolest look and your guests will love it.

Festive Halloween Punch
  • 1 Can Frozen Lemonade Concentrate
  • 1 Can Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate
  • 2 Liters Sierra Mist or Sprite
  1. Mix together and it’s ready to go!!


Out of your Gourd

Out Of Your Gourd

I wanted to stay with the Halloween theme but still wanted to serve other refreshments so on my way home today I stopped at our local Coborn’s Liquor store and the great guy that helped me suggested to serve a Pumpkin Beer, after learning more about the beers from the staff I decided to get the “Your Out of Your Gourd” Pumpkin Porter.

Simple Halloween Meatballs

Simple Halloween Meatballs

I always seem to be short on time and I just don’t always have time to make homemade meatballs so I picked up the next best thing. If you haven’t tried them make sure to check out Simek’s Meatballs. They are awesome and the best part is all you have to do is drop them in a Crock Pot and add Ol’West BBQ Sauce. They are fully cooked so just turn the heat on low setting for an hour. Too add to the festiveness, I added these cute little appetizer picks. Click here and you can make them as well. Simply print, cut-out and attach to some toothpicks. Place one pick in each meatball and serve.

Bare Bones Meat & Cheese Tray

Bare Bones Meat & Cheese Tray

My next spooky appetizer couldn’t get any easier. All I did was slice a variety of cheese and meat and placed it on a tray surrounded by an assortment of crackers. Then I looked through some of my Halloween decorations and found this skeleton that I thought would look so awesome!

Pumpkin Fluff

Pumpkin Fluff

Now every party has to have some kind of sweet desserts so I found a very quick recipe and to add to my Halloween theme I bought one of those cute little pumpkins and carved it out and used it as a serving bowl. Here is the pumpkin spread that I prepared.

Mix all together and serve in a bowl or mini pumpkin. Don’t forget to serve them with Nilla Wafers, Gingersnaps or Cinnamon Graham Crackers. They are so yummy and have a perfect pumpkin spice flavor!

Pumpkin Fluff
  • 15 Oz. Can Pumpkin Puree
  • 5 Oz. Instant Vanilla Pudding Package
  • ¼ tsp. Pumpkin Spice
  • 16 Oz. Whipped Topping
  1. Add all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Mix well & top with a sprinkle of Cinnamon or Pumpkin Spice
  3. Serve with Vanilla Wafers, Gingers Snaps or Pumpkin Spice Cookies!


Witch’s Brooms

Witch's Brooms

Last but not least you just have to have some kind of chocolate at your party don’t you?? Well here are some cute little goodie to share and they are so very easy to make. Just unwrap individual pieces of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups and tip them upside down. Insert a pretzel stick and you have a Witch’s Broom.


Whether you are the party planner or the guest, I hope your Halloween weekend is safe, festive and filled with treats!

Coborn’s, Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

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Simply Spooky – DIY Halloween Floral Arrangements

Simply Spooky DIY Halloween Floral Arrangements - - Stop and Smell the Roses with Dar

Fall is here! The leaves are turning colors and the nights are getting cooler. I love the warm colors of autumn and as I drive through the back country roads, I see fields of pumpkins and make a mental note as to where they are. Each year my family picks a new pumpkin patch to visit and after we find that perfect pumpkin, we begin the carving. Everyone loves creating their unique jack-o-lantern for Halloween; some are cute and some are scary and they are all very cool.

With that creepy, scary holiday right around the corner, we have a fall crazy daisy bouquet available for the month of October for only $4.99 and you’re saving $3.00 from the original cost of $7.99. They are long lasting flowers that have a great pop of color. You can arrange them in so many different ways like: in a pumpkin, a painted tin can, a seasonal tumbler or a vase. You can give them as gifts to your friends, relatives, daycare providers or even a co-worker. It’s an inexpensive way to make someone’s day or you can just treat yourself to a bouquet and create your own masterpiece. Here are 4 simple steps to make the arrangements shown in this blog.

  • Four simple steps to make a Halloween Floral Arrangement with a Cash 'N Carry Bouquet. www.cobornsblog.comPurchase plastic tumbler cups from the Coborn’s General Merchandise Department.
  • Place water soiled piece of green floral foam into tumbler cups.
  • Cut crazy daisy stems to desired length. (Note: These do not need to be cut underwater or at an angle, just simply cut with a scissor.)
  • Place stems in green floral foam to create desired arrangement.

Did you know that Halloween is the second-largest commercial holiday, with Christmas being the first? With that being said, I invite you to check out our Halloween giftware, fall mums and bouquets. We have a lot of fun Halloween goodies here at Coborn’s!

Check out Coborn's Floral for FUN Halloween Flowers and Decor!

I hope you take time to enjoy this season with friends and family. If nothing else, take a drive with your windows down and enjoy the colorful trees and the beauty that surrounds us. Maybe stop at Coborn’s and pick up a pumpkin to carve or set out on your step. Have a Spooktackular Halloween!

Coborn’s Floral Manager, Sauk Rapids, MN

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