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:
- 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 .
- 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!
- 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.
- Make your own Troll’s Teeth using cut apple and mini marshmallows – here is the Mums-net YouTube video to show you how.
- 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.
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:
- 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.
- Mummy: just meters of white toilet paper.
- 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!