Creepy crawly cookies & a Halloween movie marathon

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Creepy Crawly cookies for Halloween

Halloween is on it’s way and the kids are excited. They are so busy prepping for all the ghoulish excitement, they have decided to countdown to the nefarious night of nights with a monstrous movie marathon. All in the name of research, of course!

So I’ve whipped them up a bunch of Creepy Crawly Cookies (recipe below)  to nibble as they usher in Halloween on screen.

Here’s their pick of the 5 creepiest, kookiest and ookiest family-movies on Netflix.

1. Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone – Raffles is wild about Harry so we’re starting our countdown by boarding the Hogwarts Express for a little hocusey pocusey action.


2. Maleficent – This is Sugarpuff’s pick. Although I was initially dubious about letting her watch this as I feared she may be a little young, it’s now her favourite movie. She adores the misunderstood Maleficent… so much so that she’s planning to channel her for Halloween and frequently when she’s mid-tantrum.

3. Monsters Inc – It wouldn’t be a screamfest without a little monster action! And who can resist Monstropolis’ softy scarer Sully, his wise-ass pal Mike Wazowski and the lovable Boo?

4. Scooby Doo – Zoinks! I might need to ditch the creepy crawly cookies and whip up some Scooby snacks for the kids to watch the adventures of the crime-solving canine and his kooky friends. Just quietly, I’m on Team Shaggy … Fred’s a schmuck!

5. Casper – What would Halloween be without a happy haunting from everybody’s favourite friendly-ghost, Casper?

Disclosure:  As a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam we received a subscription to Netflix, and while I will be posting regular updates about the service, and what tasty treats we scoff while we’re watching it, all opinions expressed will be our own.  

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8 Comments on Creepy crawly cookies & a Halloween movie marathon

  1. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    October 26, 2015 at 9:42 am (9 years ago)

    I was actually contemplating the horror genre last night which I normally don’t do at all! Now you’ve given me some scary inspiration! 😀

      October 26, 2015 at 2:11 pm (9 years ago)

      It’s not on Netflix yet but you should also consider watching The Book of Life, it’s right up your alley in an animated kind of way.

      October 26, 2015 at 2:10 pm (9 years ago)

      She’s nearly five and I thought she’d be afraid but she adored it. It is a little dark in places but we watched it with her and explained things as we went. She was more frightened by Shrek 4! But she’s a weirdo. My advice is to watch it on your own first and them make a judgement call.

  2. Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    October 26, 2015 at 4:53 pm (9 years ago)

    My goodness my kids would freak at some of these movies, not sure why but they seem to believe that such things exist! I think Casper would be a good bet though, he looks so friendly x

      October 26, 2015 at 7:05 pm (9 years ago)

      Monsters Inc is a hoot which is fine for littlies too – not scary at all. My two surprise me. They’re not even slightly spooked by Harry Potter or Maleficent but Raffles has nightmares about Wallace & Grommet – the claymation freaks him out – and Sugarpuff cries over The Little Mermaid because Ursula scares her. Weirdos.

  3. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    October 26, 2015 at 10:27 pm (9 years ago)

    Oh I’m a bit of a lightweight when it comes to scary movies but I can manage Casper. Just! These cookies are the tops, you weren’t joking when you said you’d come up with something really spooktacular this Halloween!

      October 26, 2015 at 10:40 pm (9 years ago)

      Only just starting Sammie. There’s more to come!


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