90's Inspired Halloween-At-Home with Doughp: Recipes, DIY crafts & movie suggestions
It’s Halloween again, which means it’s time to get into the spooky mood! We know things might look a little different this year. Maybe you’re doing more stay-at-homing than you are trick-or-treating with the kids. And maybe you’re thinking to yourself, “How am I going to keep these small humans entertained for another night in?”
Have no fear, Doughp is here! Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained during a Halloween at home? We’ve got your game plan for a 90s-inspired Halloween: movie recommendations, a DIY craft and a seriously tasty Cookie Monsta cheesecake recipe. So break out those Lisa Frank stickers, LA Looks hair gel and don’t forget to feed your Tamagotchi!
Cookie Monsta Cheesecake Doughp Recipe
Who needs scary monsters when you can have Cookie Monsta (Doughp’s crowd favorite cookies n cream recipe) instead? Make it extra special by making Cookie Monsta edible cookie dough Cheesecake recipe.
Start your afternoon/evening with this recipe. It has enough steps to keep the kiddos entertained, but not too complicated for the parents to keep track of. You’ll need to chill this baby for at least four hours, so this is a great first activity for your Halloween at home.
8 oz Cookie Monsta Doughp edible cookie dough
8 oz. softened cream cheese
1 ¼ cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
A 14.3 oz. box of Oreos
1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
- Set the oven to 350º. Place the Oreos in a large plastic bag, then beat with a rolling pin until fine. (If you have a food processor, now is the time to break it out!) Mix together Oreo crumbs, ¼ cup sugar, and butter. Grease a springform pan and press base in.
- Beat cream cheese, salt and 1 cup sugar together. Once smooth, beat sour cream and vanilla. Finally, add eggs one at a time. When fully combined, pour over the crust.
- Take Cookie Monsta Doughp and roll into balls one half-inch in diameter. Press the balls into the filling, so it is submerged within.
- Bake for 45 minutes, then cool on a wire rack. Cool for an hour, then refrigerate for at least four hours (for best results, refrigerate overnight).
DIY Squishy Pumpkin Stressballs
What says 2020 more than a DIY stress ball? Great for you and great for the kids!
- Green yarn
- Orange balloons
- All purpose flour (rice will also work)
- Funnel (you can make one out of paper)
- Empty and dry plastic water bottle
- Black permanent marker
- Blow up the balloons you will use to give them a nice stretch. Don’t tie them yet, just let them deflate.
- Use the funnel to carefully fill the dry water bottle with flour.
- Blow up your first balloon and hold so the air doesn’t escape. Carefully attach the blown up balloon to the top of the water bottle and make sure it’s got a good seal
- Gently pulse and shake the bottle while holding the top of the balloon. Fill the balloon with flour and stop when it’s full to the neck of the balloon.
- Carefully remove the balloon from the water bottle and gently squeeze any remaining air or flour caught in the neck of balloon. Tie the balloon closed.
- Use the green yarn to make “hair” for your pumpkin by tying the yarn in a bow around the balloon knot.
- Use the permanent marker to create a Jack-O-Lantern face on your pumpkin stress ball. Let dry completely before squishing!
You can take a look at Red Ted Art’s easy YouTube tutorial for inspiration!
Throwback Halloween Movie Recommendations Parents & Kids Will Love
It isn’t a party without a (kid’s appropriate) scary movie! Grab some pizza for a Cookie Monsta Cheesecake appetizer and snuggle up on the couch for a classic Halloween flick.
Consider checking these out:
- The Nightmare Before Christmas. AN ICONIC CLASSIC. For those who can’t choose between Halloween and Christmas, watching Jack Skellington kidnap Santa Claus and take over Christmas will excite every watcher.
- The Addams Family. The definition of #HalloweenGoals. Catch Wednesday Addams saying homicide is on her mind, Thing saving the day, and baby Pubert channeling the Addams family spirit to seal the deal.
- Casper. Perfect for the kiddos. Watch them fall in love with the adorable little ghost just like you did back in the day!
- Twitches. Tia and Tamara Mowry had the whole “reunited twin” movie plot down. But this one is with MAGIC, so it’s automatically the best.
- Hocus Pocus. This movie is part of the Halloween cannon. It doesn’t matter if you’ve seen it 100 times, this movie will still hit you with all the nostalgic feels.
Happy Halloween, Spoonlickers!