Host a wickedly fun Halloween party for all ages with these handy Halloween hacks.
1. Haunted pizza
Create a terrifyingly tasty haunted pizza that's sure to go down a treat. Click here for the recipe.
2. Abominable apples
- 1 green apple
- 1 red apple
- 6 tsp smooth peanut butter, at room temperature
- 30g white mini-marshmallow
How to make:
- Quarter and core each apple, then slice each quarter into three to make 24 apple slices in all – 12 red and 12 green.
- Keeping red with red and green with green, spread the cut side of each slice with 1/4 teaspoon peanut butter.
- Arrange a few mini-marshmallows upright on one slice to look like teeth, using the peanut butter as glue. Lay another apple slice on top, peanut-butter side down.
- Repeat with the remaining peanut-buttered apple slices and mini-marshmallows to make 6 green and 6 red troll lips
3. Banana ghosts
How to make:
- Use a little hocus pocus to turn bananas into gruesome ghosts.
- Cut them in half and push chocolate chips into them to make cute eyes and a mouth.
4. Chocolate Slime Tart
Filled with spooky green slime and top with rich chocolate, create a showstopping bake for your Halloween party. Click here for the recipe.
5. Spooky bone biscuits
- 350g plain flour
- 1tsp bicarbonate soda
- 2tsp ground ginger
- 100g butter
- 175g brown sugar
- 4tbsp golden syrup
- 1 beaten egg
How to make:
- Sift the plain flour, mix 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 2 tsp ground ginger together.
- Rub in 100g butter then add 175g brown sugar, 4tbsp golden syrup and 1 beaten egg.
- Mix to form a soft dough.
- Roll out and stamp out 12 gingerbread men.
- Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at Gas Mark 5, 190ºC, fan 170ºC for 10-12mins. Leave to cool.
- Get the kids to decorate these gingerbread men biscuits using tubes of ready-made white and black icing to look like skeletons.
Spooky DIY decorations
1. Pumpkin sweetie bags
Make some mini treats for kids to take home. Cut a circle of orange tissue paper, place some sweets in the centre and gather up the outer edges and twist. Then wrap the end in green washi tape or green paper secured with glue.
2. Tissue paper ghosts
For easy, boo-rilliant bunting, cover a cotton wool ball with a cosmetic tissue and secure it with a long length of ribbon, repeating until you have a long row. Draw on spooky faces before hanging from shelves or table.
3. Spooky faces
From the front door and fridge door to vases and mugs – give objects around the house a ghoulish twist by decorating them with frightful faces.
4. Halloween bats
Create a swarm of bats on a bare wall using our downloadable printable bats. Download and print the bat printable and cut before sticking two together. Attach them to the wall with sticky tack on the back of the head. For a 3D flying effect, bend the wings upwards.
5. Ghoulish party bags
Give your guests one last Halloween fright with a creepy hand-shaped party bag. Fill a plastic glove with sweets and miniature horrors like spooky spiders or gruesome glow maggots for a memorable end to your ghostly gathering.
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