A Haunted Halloween House with MARS Candy

This post has been sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Here at Little Miss Party, we’re always dreaming up fresh ways to celebrate our favorite holidays with fun activities we can all enjoy together. Even as expert party planners, it’s not always easy to come up with DIY projects that haven’t been done before. This year when we saw the selection of Fun Size M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, SKITTLES® & TWIX® candies from our local Walmart, we were immediately inspired to make something fun with our sweets rather than just pass them out to trick-or-treaters or serve them up at our party.

The first idea that came to mind for our Halloween party activity was a Haunted Gingerbread House to use as the centerpiece to our table! We couldn’t get over how perfect the orange M&M’S® and SKITTLES® candies would be to decorate the house. So we ran out to the closest Walmart to grab our Halloween candy, and we saw exactly what we were looking for right in the front of the store with the other seasonal goods.

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We laid out some skull paper to get ourselves into Halloween craft mode and immediately unwrapped our SNICKERS® and TWIX® candies to get started with building our house.

Using a mix of icing that came in our gingerbread house kit and icing we created at home with powdered sugar and food coloring, we applied our SNICKERS® and TWIX® candies as bricks. We continued to add spooky elements like plastic spiders and iced spider webs, finishing off the edges with SKITTLES® and M&M’S®.

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The best part of this activity was that it created the perfect centerpiece for our party table. The assortment of Fun Size M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, SKITTLES® & TWIX® candies couldn’t have been a more perfect combo for Halloween!

We added our house to a spooky cake stand, filled our BOO dishes with extra M&M’S® candies, added witch hats to apples, and put out our skull plates to finish off the table.

Halloween is so close we can almost taste it. So head on over to Walmart for your Fun Size M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, SKITTLES® & TWIX® candies and start to celebrate just like us!

SPOOKY GINGERBREAD HOUSE

Supplies:

  • Gingerbread House

  • Black, White, and Orange Icing (You can add food coloring to make different colors!)

  • Your Favorite Mars Candy

  • A Plate or Dish (To use as your base)

Instructions

  1. Grab your base and begin assembling your gingerbread house with icing on top

  2. To make a brick pattern, begin layering candy bars (like Snickers or Twix) on their side while putting icing in between each to make them stick

  3. Add black icing to your roof and anywhere else on your house to make it “spooky”, then add orange SKITTLES® or M&M’s® all around the edges for a pop of color

  4. Cut a SNICKERS® bar diagonally on one end to create a chimney

  5. Add cobwebs and any fun Halloween decor for your finishing touches

  6. Party!