Nothing says Halloween like Hocus Pocus! It’s a cult classic and would you believe it’s 22 years old?
Good Lord does time fly by…
I can never go through the month of October without watching this movie. It’s the perfect blend of spooky, humor and Halloween fun. It’s on ABC Family a good amount in the last few days leading up to Halloween so even if you don’t own it, I guarantee at some point you can catch it on the TV.
This is a very easy theme night, one you can whip up at the last minute!
I had a lot of fun with the wording as it pertains to the movie itself so if you’re familiar with it and have watched it a gazillion times, you will know exactly what I was going for.
Movie Night Tickets: PRINT
MENU: Definitely print the menu out and place it on your fridge for your family! Or send it in an email so they can anticipate the night 🙂
Life Potion Drinks is really any kind of soda you prefer or even iced tea. I think orange soda or coca cola go really well with this theme.
Circle of Life popcorn is making your family’s favorite popcorn and perhaps have the big tub of salt sitting out, like they used in the movie.
I make this broccoli soup a few times in the winter months. Short cuts are my best friend here and whatever is left over can be put in ziplock bags (laying flat) for the freezer!
They’re perfect with broomstick bread…see below…buahahaha…
- 16 oz frozen bag of chopped broccoli or broccoli florets
- 3 cups of vegetable stock
- 1 medium peeled and chopped carrot
- 1 small chopped onion
- 1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese
- 1/2 of half and half or heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning (optional)
- Bring a medium sauce pan to medium-low heat. Add the olive oil, onion and carrot. Sauté until the carrot and onion has softened. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and Italian seasoning.
- Next add the bag of broccoli and stir it into the mixture. Pour the vegetable stock and bring it to a low boil.
- Boil for 10-15 minutes until the broccoli has completely softened.
- Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until everything is pureed. If you don't have an immersion blender, you can use a regular blender but do it in batches because the soup is hot! Put a hand towel over the top so nothing comes out. Once it's pureed, pour it back into the pot and onto the heat.
- Once everything is pureed, add the cheese and stir until it's completely melted. Add the cream, the rest of the salt and simmer for 5 minutes on low.
- Serve immediately.
This is very easy to make and only requires 3 ingredients (two of which I’m sure you have on hand already).
Buy some Pillsbury thin crust pizza dough
Roll it out and cut 2 different strip lengths. One long for the top, and a few thin shorter ones for the bottom.
When you lay it on the baking sheet, make sure you grab a thin strip to wrap around the long and shorter pieces, this is what ties the broom stick together. The example shows it much better.
Next, scramble an egg and 1/2 teaspoon of paprika. Brush the broomsticks and place in a preheated 425 degree oven. Bake for 5-6 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn!
Full Moon Sundaes
Make your favorite brownie mix according to package directions and let them cool. Using a scary cat cookie cutter (I got mine from Target), cut out a brownie. If you don’t have a cat cookie cutter, cut out gravestones!
Make raspberry syrup:
6 oz of raspberries
1 tablespoon of sugar
1/4 cup of water
1 teaspoon of strawberry preserves or jelly.
Mix it all in a small sauce pan on medium low heat until the raspberries have broken down completely. Let it cool a bit before placing it in either a blender or food processor. Blend the sauce until it looks pureed. Grab a bowl and a sieve. Place the sieve over the bowl, pour the raspberry sauce through the sieve into the bowl. This catches all the annoying seeds.
There you have it!
Have an amazing Halloween and remember…
It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus 😉