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10/4/07 4:10 P

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I just wanted to say thank you so much to everyone who's given me suggestions. I promise to put them all to good use--at this party or otherwise.

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10/4/07 4:05 P

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Try looking at kraftfoods.com, they give nutrition information with just about every recipe. They have a section on appetizers and some party foods. I'm sure there has to be some help for you there. I'm planning a party too and getting some ideas from there myself. Good Luck.

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10/4/07 10:23 A

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Glad to find someone else who celebrate. Samhain is very sober for me, but my family will expect a big meal. I try to make it fun for the kids so they feel more like they are celebrating Halloween. My husband is native american and we haven't really pushed the kids in either direction religiously because he and I each had to chose our own path.

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SPOOKYHANDLE's Photo SPOOKYHANDLE Posts: 102
10/4/07 9:54 A

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Samhain is always a very sober ritual in my tradition, and while we always have feasts afterward, the food is not likely to be as decadent as that at my costume party.

It's a rough time of year for me all-round, though. On top of Halloween and Samhain, my anniversary is on 10/29 and my birthday is 11/1!

In any case, thanks for the link--I'll definitely check it out. :D

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10/4/07 9:39 A

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Check the site, Recipezaar.com. They have all kinds of recipes and you can search by diet as well as ingredient, course, etc. They even have a special occasion section that you may find recipes for Halloween in. I haven't looked for Halloween recipes. Being Wiccan, I need to be looking for recipes myself so we can celebrate and I can stay on track. Hope this helps.

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10/3/07 9:53 P

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The Diet Coke cake is a Weight Watchers secret :) I usually top it with low fat chocolate whip topping but then the cake can't sit out so it's not a good party treat.

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10/3/07 6:37 P

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The diet coke cake sounds really good! I've never heard of that!

Another idea for you would be merangue cookies. I like to make mint chocolate chip ones. There's a recipe in the classic Betty Crocker cookbook. You can buy them already made in the store, but they're kind of expensive.

Have fun at your party!!

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SPOOKYHANDLE's Photo SPOOKYHANDLE Posts: 102
10/3/07 12:00 P

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Yeah, I've been planning my annual party since, oh, last November, but since I've only /just/ gotten back on the diet wagon, I don't want to stray too far for my party.

Those are all excellent suggestions, and I'm definitely going to use at least one or two of them. Thank you!

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10/3/07 11:45 A

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We're throwing a huge costume party the Friday before Halloween! We're really big on Halloween so we've been planning the menu/costumes for weeks already. I'm making Mexican food... a taco bar with shells and all the fixings so people can just add what they like. I'm also throwing nacho cheese in a crockpot and some tortilla chips for dipping. I can add salsa to the table for a low-calorie dip too. I will have bowls of candy for everyone but I know I can resist because I'm not a candy eater. It's BYOB but I'm also going to have red wine and diet 7up spritzers available. A veggie platter is also a good option at any party! I'm also going to make low fat deviled eggs. For sweet treats, I'm going to make diet coke cakes and slice them up in squares for people to grab. Diet coke cake is made with 1 box of chocolate cake mix and a 12oz can of diet coke. Don't add anything else. Mix well and bake according to box. It tastes great and comes out to about 120-160 calories for 1/12 of the mix... but if cut into small party squares, you can get 24 slices for only 60-80 calories! Sprinkle a tiny bit of splenda on top for a sweet topping or even top them all with a sliced strawberry or fig. Yumm!

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SPOOKYHANDLE's Photo SPOOKYHANDLE Posts: 102
10/3/07 8:52 A

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I know this may seem a little early to some of you, but I look forward to Halloween year round and it's /almost here/! In any case, I'm throwing my annual costume party, and, of course, there will be lots of delicious, high calorie foods and some alcohol.

Due to financial restraints it's a pot-luck, and therefore I can't control the whole menu--however, I want to make sure there are at least a few healthy (or at least healthier) options for myself and anyone else trying to eat right. I will, of course, be scouring the sparkrecipes page, but I was wondering if any of you had favorite low-cal treats that I could spook-ify for the holiday.

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