Prepping for Halloween

By: Alisen Hazeltine

It’s the spookiest time of the year. Are you pumped for Halloween? Many people throughout the community have various ways of showing off their holiday spirit. People often decorate their homes, bake sweet treats, and create the wackiest costumes to flaunt while trick or treating. If you want a little heads up, The Squire is here to help you brainstorm some ideas for the upcoming festivities.

Some of the hottest new costumes this upcoming year are rumored to surround popular TV shows, movie series, and popular bands.  Senior, Allie Schutt, has organized a group costume idea with her close friends this year.  They plan on dressing as pop artist, Beyonce, her daughter, Blue Ivy, and their body guards. When asked about her role as a body guard she explained,” I’ll be wearing all black from head to toe, along with a walkie talkie, an ear piece and sunglasses. I’m pumped for trick or treating this year!”

For all of you with a sweet tooth, we’ve got the inside scoop on a new and exclusive recipe for everyone to try out for themselves this upcoming holiday season.

Graveyard Parfaits


1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk

1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree (1¾ cup)

1 (5 oz) box instant vanilla pudding

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ an 8 oz container cool whip

1 package oreos, crushed

4 Tablespoons butter, melted

8 Milano cookies

Handful chocolate chips


For the pudding:

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine evaporated milk, pumpkin puree, and pudding. Beat until mixture is smooth and well combined, about 2 minutes. Refrigerate for 5 minutes. Stir in cinnamon and cool whip. Refrigerate mixture until ready to serve.
  2. In a bowl, combine melted butter and crushed Oreos. Set aside until ready to serve.

For the RIP cookies:

  1. Line the Milano cookies up on a baking sheet or wax paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave then place it in a plastic bag. Cut a tiny hole in the corner of the plastic bag then push the chocolate to the corner.
  3. Use the melted chocolate to write out R.I.P. on the top of each of the cookies. Allow to dry.
  4. To serve, layer crushed Oreos in the bottom of the glasses. Spoon pudding to about ¾ of the way full then finish with another layer of crushed Oreos. Stake the Milano cookies in the pudding mixture, with the RIP on top.

This recipe should certainly sweeten up your holiday if the pounds of candy didn’t. So, grab your witch hats, jack-o’-lanterns, and broom sticks and get ready for a grand evening.  As always make sure you’re careful and above all else, have a spook-tacular Halloween.

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