Otherwise known as how to happily feed 25 kids for under thirty bucks.
I am the Food and Beverage Coordinator (or some such similar title that I have forgotten) for Nick‘s Cub Scouts. I don’t know how that happened. Oh wait, yes I do. An email went out about a month ago that some spots were opening up and they were looking for volunteers. I’d be in charge of the food and drinks for their various meetings, events and parties. I replied right away, of course. If you know me, you know if there is a food opportunity I’m on it like white on rice. I figured it would be another outlet to try out fun new recipes and things for the kids. Time? Who needs time? But don’t let me kid you. I’m not complaining about it. I live for this stuff.
So last week I got my first assignment … Halloween-themed snacks for their party tonight. There would be 20-25 kids and about 10 adults. Got it. Cupcakes were a given. I paged through tons of cute, scary, and gross cupcakes on various websites and magazines. Each one more appropriate than the next. But likewise, each one has an aching amount of detail that, let’s be honest, I don’t have the extra time for. Even I’ll admit that.
But I wasn’t going to let that deter me. I was convinced that you could still have fun and Halloween-themed food items without spending hours in the kitchen. You totally can. Tonight proved it.