Last weekend, we did trunk or treat and it’s quite a hit since this was our first Trunk or Treat and the preparation was done in a month. Part of the reasons we had this we wanted to share fun things with the kids, and not just candy. Hence, we did not want kids to dress up scary or sexy, and the best part was no candy at all. Fun? Absolutely! The kids actually learned so many stuffs that day. We planned it like a mini carnival where kids got a chance to play games from one car to another. For one game, they got one raffle ticket and they could exchange those tickets with rewards/ bigger toys like pencils, notebooks, and even stuffed animals. I was actually aiming for that elephant, but I didn’t join the game so that elephant went home to a sweet lil girl.
The event was outdoor and indoor. So, when the kids were done playing outside, visiting one car to another, we had more activities inside like origami class, photo booth, recycle center where kids (mostly boys) made robots out of recycled materials, feeding puppy, fishing, and more, including cupcake decorating class that was taught by me. Well, I didn’t really teach them, more like helped them use their imagination. We made Mr. Teddy went to the beach, A Smiley Face, and more. I really enjoyed seeing them being so creative. One kid made a spikey hair out of marshmallow, and another one made bonfire – and they’re only 5 years old. Smart!
And of course, here comes the best part: food! We actually had plenty of food that day, from pigs in a blanket to baked macaroni, to pumpkin pie. Not to forget smores – I think I ate the most part and I even took some home and had them for dinner and breakfast the next day. Wild, eh?
My part? Popcorn! Where’s the fun without popcorn? So, that morning I made sesame nori popcorn and it’s so easy to make. Everybody enjoyed having popcorn, especially since this is something new to them, so enjoy! Also, don’t forget about the giveaway tomorrow, stay tuned!
Sesame Nori Pancake
- 1 bag of microwavable popcorn
- 2-3 tbs nori seaweed, cut into small pieces
- 1 tbs toasted sesame seed
- Optional: 1/2 tsp sesame oil (more or less)
- Pop the popcorn in a microwave based on the instruction.
- Add the seaweed and sesame seed in the bag. Fold the top and shake well. If you think it’s too dry, you can add sesame oil.
- For something quick and easy: you can use furikake rice seasonings to replace nori and sesame seeds.