6 Healthy Snacks for your Halloween Party!


Trick or Treat! This weekend my family is hosting a Toddler Halloween Party full of children with endless energy. The little ghosts and goblins will be searching for snacks to fuel up their metabolism. I gathered 6 healthy Halloween snacks that are yummy and interesting enough to attract the scariest vampire, fastest ninja, and beautiful princess.

Monster Fruit Salad

cbbf5a72904730903d95e56ec23b744c  Simply carve a monster (just as you would a pumpkin) and remove all of the fruit, to display inside and on a serving tray. Add a variety of fruit options. Watermelon, pineapple, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, apples, anything and everything.

Veggie Jack-O-Lantern


You can use two veggies or get a bit creative with your vegetable jack-o-lantern, you need carrots and olives. The additional veggies can decorate your platter.

  • Spiders on a log
  • Monster Cheese
  • Spiders on a Log
  • Trail Mix
  • Spider Deviled Egg

Vegan Spiders


There are plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and healthy halloween snack recipes. Nuts.com has a great list of superfood, vegan & protein snack ideas for your family to enjoy!


Swirly Monster Cupcakes – Toddler Made!


Sonny (my 4-year-old) and I decided to make cute swirly monster cupcakes out of a Funfetti cake box. We usually make our own homemade recipe but he was so eager to buy the box at our local supermarket, so we decided, why not?

Less mess & more memories.

The one thing I love about these box cake mixes, they’re so easy a toddler can make them! A few cool things I found to make his cupcake experience a little easier were the:

Wilton Decorator
Baking Cooling Rack

Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl with Rubber Bottom

We just purchased a new mixing bowl that also has a rubber bottom to prevent spilling. Toddlers can be clumsy by accident and this new bowl has been helping us keep the counter with less of a mess.

Check Out The Video Below! 


Western Horse Birthday Party


This past weekend we celebrated Sonny’s 4th Birthday! We found the perfect location, which was a western ranch with some horse riding. Copper Horse Riding Ranch is definitely kid friendly, all of our guest who were 3 years+ enjoyed the ranch lifestyle for the day. Our birthday event was hosted from 1pm-6pm, our guest had plenty of time to roam around, feed the horses, take pictures and ride.




What’s on the birthday lunch menu? We wanted a simple self serve buffet, that was non-grilling or cooking. I’m sure every parent dreads finding the extra help to grill or serve your guest when you want to enjoy your child’s birthday. Therefore, we ordered two 6 ft. sub sandwiches from Walmart, they were only $32 each! Now that’s a steal! We got great compliments on the sandwiches, our guest mentioned that they were delicious. We all know what comes with an outdoor event, you get the uninvited guest, bugs! Therefore, in order to prevent the bugs swarming our yummy fruit and sandwiches, we bought a few Food Tents, they’re so cheap and did a great job. Not a single bug got into our food. Plus, the tents didn’t fly away with the nice breeze we enjoyed. They can pop open and close for easy storage, they’re my new favorite outdoor item. Copper Horse Riding Ranch (CHRR) already had the whole patio area set up! They have all of the supplies you need, western table covers, bales of hay, cactus decor props, a “Wanted” wooden photo prop with cute mustache on a stick, and of course the animals and beautiful horse property. CHRR has a few different birthday packages to select from, we were so excited that we were able to customize a birthday event and they made everything so helpful. The best part of the whole event, we got to enjoy Sonny’s 4th Birthday Party and the ranch team set up, served our guest cake and ice cream (which comes with the birthday pack!) as well as hosted all of the activities with the children and adults. It was the most “stress-less” birthday we have ever planned.


Lunch Menu 
[2] 6 Ft. Sub Sandwiches (ham, salami, roast beef)
[3] Trays of Chopped Fruit
[4] Boxes of hot $5 Pizza
[2] Trays of Garden Salads
[1] Box of 50 ct. Frito Lay Chips variety
[3] 35 ct of Coke/Pepsi drinks
[3] Capri-sun boxes
[2] 35 pk of Water Bottles
[1] Horseshoe Cake
[3] Dozen Cupcakes
[2] 1 Gallon size Ice Cream Tubs
[1] 10 lb Bag of Carrots
[1] 5 lb Bag of Apples



Western Birthday Activities/Games

  • Panning for Gold
  • Feeding Horses (Chopped Carrots/Apples)
  • Pin the Tail on the Real Mini Donkey
  • Mini Horseback Ride in outdoor arena
  • Pictures with Horses and Mini Donkey
  • Paint a Real Horse
  • Lasso Practice



Horseback riding at any ranch party is always fun and a must! A few tips when you have a ranch party:

  • Inform your guest to dress in jeans and covered shoes
  • All children must be supervised by an instructor/adult
  • Always wear a helmet when riding
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Ask if you can feed a specific horse as some may be on a strict meal plan
  • Inform your guest with easy directions, some ranch locations are on dirt roads with very bad GPS tracking
  • Take Hand Sanitize gel/wipes for quick clean ups
  • Take pictures, memories last forever!
  • Ride with confidence & Have fun!



Our littlest guest got to pet the mini donkey, take pictures with their family members near the animals and some even fed them carrots and apples!



We helped clean up after the party, however, the team reassured us that they could do the clean up. With all of their humble hospitality, we couldn’t let them do the cleaning alone! If you’re in the Southern California area, you can give them a call and book your next event.