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Monday, October 21 2013 00:05

31 Days of Halloween: A Spooky Tombstone Halloween Party #TrickUrTreat

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Tombstone Pizza = Wolfman-Approved! #TrickUrTreat #shop #cbiasIt's officially Day 21 of 31 Days of Halloween here on The Rock Father, and what that means is that we're in the homestretch as we make our way toward the best day of the year... October 31, 2013. As we wind down the month, the Halloween Parties will be increasing in frequency, and whether planned or impromptu, there's a lot of fun ways to incorporate a Spook-tacular theme without having to crack the crypt for extra bones. With Tombstone ("The Official Pizza of Halloween!") and Nestle, we turned an early-evening dinner into a super-rockin' Halloween Party, complete with Pentagram Pizza, Monster Treat Cups and Kids' Graveyard Cake... and you can do this, too!

A Spooky Halloween Party with Tombstone and Nestle #TrickUrTreat #shop

The "Scary Packages" on Tombstone Pizzas this month are irresistible to a monster-lover like myself, and the Werewolf-approved Limited Edition Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza is Fang-tastic - and I'm not usually a fan of "Cheeseburger" pizzas. Aside from our party, I stocked-up for other random acts of pizza consumption (I have a pizza fetish). For the kids, Cheese Pizza is the way of The Force, and we did ours up by using metal cookie cutters to make Pumpkin and Ghost-shaped pieces. Fun to make. Fun to eat! But for "The Rock Father," lover of Heavy Metal and Halloween, the 4-Meat Pizza became Pentagram Pizza \m/ \m/

Spooky Pizza Action! #TrickUrTreat #shop #cbias

And you can't have a party without desert, and in addition to some treat cups set-up on the table, we made a fun cake for Addie to decorate... and both girls to eat.

Kids' Graveyard Cake:

It might not be pretty, but graveyards seldom are. A quick, cute, and easy-to-make treat for grownups and kids to decorate. A fun afternoon project, or a great party or classroom activity.

Kids' Graveyard Cake #TrickUrTreat #Shop #cbias

To Make this You Will Need:

  • 1 Box Cake Mix (and whatever it calls for)
  • 1 Jar of Frosting (Orange or Brown)
  • 1 8" Cake Pan
  • 2 Small Boxes Nestle Willy Wonka NERDS Candy
  • 3-4 Fun Size BUTTERFINGER Candy Bars
  • 3-4 Fun Size NESTLE CRUNCH Candy Bars

Prepare an 8" Round Cake using box instructions (optional - mix some NERDS candies into the mix before baking). Allow cake to cool 15-25 minutes. Frost cake using rubber spatula, and use CRUNCH bars as Tombstones, while using BUTTERFINGER bars to represent Caskets. Lightly-sprinkle NERDS candies throughout to give your cake a personal look and fruity taste!.

A Frightful Family? #TrickUrTreat #Shop #Cbias

With just ten days left until Halloween, be sure to check out Walmart.com/Nestle for more Halloween inspiration and killer party ideas.

Tombstone and Nestle make a great combo at Walmart! #TrickUrtreat #shop #cbias

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James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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