The Shillito’s elves’ journey from the
North Pole has been a long one. From the holiday windows of the John
Shillito & Co. department store to a home in Mariemont, they’ve
captured the imagination of Cincinnatians for decades.
The business of getting back to the roots
of Halloween can be a fun, creative time for families to spend
together, too. Here are a few ideas to get you going that don’t involve
candy or store-bought plastic masks.
Some people will go all-out for
Halloween-themed snacks and build monsters out of Jell-o or make
cupcakes that look like black cats, but that takes a lot of effort and
creativity. Here are some fast ideas to whip up some spooky snacks and
cocktails that are pretty decent/thematic.