I think we’ve shown most of the highlights of Harrison’s Country Ghost Birthday party over the last several days (Check it out here, here, here and here.), but I saved my favorite ghostly party treats for last: spooky ghost cupcakes and frozen banana ghost pops.
My dear friend Ashley offered to make the cupcakes for Harrison’s party. I was so thankful for her help and for the amazingly cute cupcakes she brought over. I love the simplicity of the ghosts! She showed me a stack full of cupcake options—but in the end, these simple spooky ghost faces were perfect. She melted canned white frosting, dipped the cupcakes into the melted frosting then carefully set two mini chocolate chips onto the cupcakes to make the eyes.
Instead of icecream I served frozen banana ghost pops. These are delicious. (I may or may not have made them several times since the party for midnight snacks…) My Mom told me about the idea.
HOW TO MAKE GHOSTLY BANANA POPS:
To begin, line a baking sheet with wax paper. Peel 4 firm yellow bananas then slice each in half across the width to create two ghostly shapes. Gently push a wooden popsicle stick into the flat end of each cut banana. Lay on the lined baking sheet and freeze 1-4 hours until firm and ready to dip.
Use a double boiler over low heat to melt 16oz of Almond Bark, a vanilla flavored candy coating. Removing just a few frozen bananas from the freezer at a time, dip banana into the melted candy. Use a table knife to help spread the coating if necessary. Immediately add two mini chocolate chips for ghost eyes. Return dipped bananas to the freezer until serving.
To serve, we wrapped a foam brick with kraft paper then used an extra wooden popsicle stick to pre-poke holes. Just before blowing out the candles, we quickly positioned the banana pops in the brick. It worked perfectly.
It was a fun party, and the ending treats did not disappoint!
And, finally, as promised, here are the Country Ghost Party Printable Freebies
*To personalize your banner, type the letters you need into a word processing program such as Microsoft Word. Enlarge your font to the desired size. (For example, Arial Black at font size 275 will work nicely for this Country Ghost Banner template.) Print on desired paper. Use the template to trace around each letter. Cut, slit and thread with string to make personalized pennant.
Photography by Jenn V