this post is sponsored by Walmart
Every year on October 31st we have a special, spooky family Halloween dinner. It has fun, spooky recipes, but is still very kid friendly. Here are all the details!
Our traditional Halloween dinner
Ever since I was a little girl, my family has done a traditional Halloween dinner. We do it a little earlier on Halloween night so there’s still time for trick or treating.
It was always one of my dad’s favorite things to put together, and I’ve followed in his footsteps. It doesn’t take much effort, and makes the day even more fun and special.
And as a bonus, you don’t just eat candy for Halloween dinner.
How to make this Halloween dinner super easy
I’ve made this Halloween dinner even easier for myself this last two years because I order my groceries through Walmart+ and have them delivered to my house for free ($35 order min. Restrictions apply).
A Walmart+ membership is only $98 annually ($12.95 if you pay monthly), and one of their benefits is free same-day delivery from your store on groceries and more as long as the order’s over $35 (restrictions apply). They don’t mark up the groceries when you choose delivery — it’s the same low prices as in store! And if you become a Walmart+ member, you also save up to 10 cents on every gallon at over 14K stations nationwide. (Fuel discount varies by location & station, subject to change.)
You also get 6 free months of a Spotify Premium membership when you sign up! (Not available to W+ trial members or Spotify users who have tried Premium).
How grocery delivery works with Walmart+
Walmart+ is a delivery membership with specially trained shoppers who pick your groceries day-of so you get the freshest items. They send you alerts when they’re picking up and dropping off, along with the drivers name, so everything is safe and secure. And you can even choose contactless drop off so they just place it on your porch!
I ordered our food AND our decorations and it was all delivered to my house so I was ready for our special Halloween dinner.
Check out how cute our table turned out!
Our Halloween dinner menu this year
There are lots of really gruesome Halloween dinner ideas out there…I’m not a fan of those. I make things that have a spooky feel but they’re more cutesy than gross. I have some good ideas HERE.
- Two-meat Chili
- recipe at the bottom of the post!
- Apple teeth
- slices of apples, a smear of peanut butter, and mini marshmallows
- Breadstick bones:
- Pillsbury breadstick dough with knots tied at the ends and baked
- Root beer with dry ice to drink
- Gummy worms on the side
Decorating the Halloween table
I like decorating a fun and festive table!
I found THESE FUN BLACK AND WHITE PLATES earlier this summer and they’re perfect for a Halloween table. I added some black candlesticks, creepy cloth (you could do spiderwebs instead), plastic cauldrons, pumpkins, plastic skulls, and a few plastic Halloween dishes, like THIS AND THIS.
Simple and only slightly spooky.
Here’s our favorite chili recipe!
- 12 oz mild Italian sausage link
- 1/2 yellow onion minced or shredded
- 1 chopped green bell pepper
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 lb ground beef 90/10% is best
- 1 fresh jalapeño pepper chopped
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 15-oz can petite diced tomatoes
- 1 15-oz can kidney beans rinsed and drained
- Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Dice the sausage link and add to pan with onion, and the next 4 ingredients (onion through jalapeño); cook 8 minutes or until sausage and beef are browned, stirring to crumble.
- Add chili powder and the next 7 ingredients (chili powder through bay leaves), and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine, tomatoes, and kidney beans; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 mins, stirring occasionally.
- Remove lid and simmer an additional 10 mins.
- Serve hot. Add shredded cheese on top, if desired.
- Note, this is even better on day 2, and makes amazing leftovers!
Try it this year! I’m sure it’ll become one of your favorite traditions too. And sign up for a Walmart+ membership and make it even easier!
this post is sponsored by Walmart
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