As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
In this case, I left the “trash” out and it quickly became my husband’s
Not bad for a bag of trash if you ask me. What? It’s relatively healthy. Okay, well it could be worse.
What to do with a bag of trash?
- Set out “trash” bags at your Halloween party
- Create a “build your own” bar so kids [or adults] can add what they like to their trash bag
- Leave out as a takeaway or a “thank you for coming”gift
- Perfect nibbles for a movie night
- “take out” [a.k.a. eat it]
Feel free to throw whatever you’d like into the trash bag and for those with allergies, you can adapt accordingly. This trash happens to be gluten-free AND nut-free.
I’ve joined forces with a group of talented woman this holiday season, bringing you everything from food to entertainment to etiquette and more!
Check back because we’ll be sharing [& tweeting] more holiday-ish goods again in November and December.
More Halloween inspiration from the Holiday HQ contributors:
Housewife Bliss | Planning the Perfect Halloween Party
Celebrations at Home | Dress Up Your Drinks for Halloween
The Gracious Girl | Halloween Parties Dos and TaBoos!
Second City Soiree | Fall Entertaining
The TomKat Studio | How to Make an Adorable Halloween Sign + Free Printable
Tatertots & Jello | Halloween Tablescape
The Daily Basics | A Halloween Party in the Woods
The Party bluprints Blog | Get Corny This Halloween
[Photographed by Lisa Thiele | With Style and Grace]
Gluten-free “Trash” Mix Recipe
- Candy corn
- Gluten-free pretzels
- Caramel popcorn [homemade or purchased] – my recipe coming soon!
- Banana chips
- Chocolate covered raisins
- Dried mango
- Dried pineapple
- Dried cherries
- Sour worm-shaped gummy candy
- Chocolate covered sunflower seeds [Trader Joes]
- Paper Bag(s) – fold sides down twice
- Leaves – from the yard or the flowers sitting on your table
- Ribbon, twine or yarn
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and then divide amongst the paper bags. Tie ribbon/twine/yarn around the bag and add leaves for decoration.
If there’s a dairy allergy – omit ingredients with chocolate or replace with dairy-free chocolate
October 10 2011