Our Top 5 Spooky Snacks for a truely Scary Halloween and more

Halloween is less than a week away and we’ve picked out the best ideas we could find to share with you.  Read on for spooky snacks, ghoulish games, some costume ideas and finally 4 easy steps to carving the perfect pumpkin….

Our Top 5 Spooky Snacks:

  1. Eyeball Jelly from Mums-net using a tin of lychees and a packet of raspberry or blackcurrant jelly.  As a variation, try Brain Jelly, using pairs of tinned mandarin oranges in raspberry or blackcurrant jelly and for something similar and utterly gruesome look no further than Blue Peter’s Edible Eyeballs .
  2. Ghost cupcakes with yummy marshmallow icing from BBC Food Recipes – these are ideal for little ones who don’t want to be terrified by the food alone!
  3. Scary Halloween Cookies again from BBC Food Recipes. We’re not sure what Paul and Mary would make of the sawn off gingerbread limbs but we like them.
  4. Make your own Troll’s Teeth using cut apple and mini marshmallows – here is the Mums-net YouTube video to show you how.
  5. The absolute showstopper though is the BBC Food Graveyard Cake – it looks amazing and kids will love the biscuit tombstones and matchmaker picket fence.  So clever.

For Ghoulish Games look no further than Mums-net. With 10 to choose from, our favourites are Guess the Ghost and Pin the Tail on the Black Cat.

Costume ideas:

Kids love to get involved and wearing a costume is where the fun starts.  The supermarkets have got some terrific outfits to choose from but if you prefer to have a go yourself you could try these three simple ideas:

  1. Ghost: bed sheet with holes or back to front, big, white shirt with holes and a wig on top.  Shade around the holes with a felt tip.
  2. Mummy: just meters of white toilet paper.
  3. Zombie: black T shirt, socks and leggings with a white face and blacked out eyes and an optional splash of bit bright red lipstick as a cut.


Go on, scare yourselves silly and have a fantastic time!