Halloween has always been a fun and exciting time for children with tonnes of treats and fun fancy dress costumes. However, it’s normally the adults who are left rushing home after work to turn the house into a spooktacular retreat and make any last minute alterations to the outfits.
So if you’re looking to have fun with the big kids and need some ideas that have a little bit more creative flare than the usual carved pumpkins and ghosts made out of bed sheets, then we’re here to help. We’ve detailed enough tricks and treats below to host the ultimate Halloween dinner party.
Why not start the evening with some spider canapés? Using some crackers, cream cheese and a well-sliced olive, you’ll be starting off your night with a fright in no time.
For the main, you can either stick with more snacks like; hotdog fingers and use a knife, tomato sauce and a slice of onion as the fingernail. Or why not try your cooking skills at making a gruesome rack of ribs? Placing a baked red pepper as the heart in between the rack will soon put your guests off their food for a few minutes.
Finally for dessert (if your guests still have the stomach for it), put your baking skills to good use and have a go at this chocolate pumpkin cake. It will be a nice treat after a truly frightening dinner.
If you want to be a little crueller to your guests then go the extra mile – it’s the little details that often count and create the biggest scares. Grab an old towel; cover your hands in red paint and voilà, a blood-covered towel, the perfect accessory for your bathroom. One more handy tip; make sure you stock up on plastic Dracula teeth, they make great napkin holders!
Once your little ones are back from trick or treating we’re sure they will want even more fun treats, after all that’s what Halloween is all about. If you’re looking for a little inspiration for some fun snacks, take a look at these rice krispies pumpkin cakes, meringue ghosts, or witch cupcakes. However, if they need a sugar break have a go at BOOnanas they’re really easy. Simply chop a banana in half, insert a lollipop stick, cover in yoghurt and add chocolate drops for the ghoulish face.
Halloween doesn’t have to be just for the kids, with these great food ideas were sure you’ll have a dinner party to remember. Just don’t forget you’ll be eating too, so don’t make the food look too gruesome or you might go hungry yourself.
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