Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble… With Halloween just a few days away, I thought I’d share some simple ideas for wicked Halloween party food that your little monsters are sure to love, and are easy to make too. Whether you’re planning a wicked witch’s tea or a gruesome monster party, I hope you’ll find these ideas for ghastly grub useful…
Blood and Guts – cook some pasta (use assorted shapes and colours for extra effect). Mix with with tomato or bolognaise sauce and sweetcorn kernels. Serve in a bowl. Drape some spaghetti over the side of the bowl.
Pumpkin Brains – have fun carving out a pumpkin with your little ones, then serve at the table filled with the blood and guts mixture above. Leave strands of spaghetti trailing out of the top and through the eye sockets for extra effect.
Monster Pizzas – cover small pizza bases in tomato sauce (or use a shop bought Marguerita pizzas). Decorate with strips of pepper, sweetcorn kernels, olives, pepperoni and cheese to create freaky monster faces, before baking. (This is also a great activity to do with the kids.)
Giant’s Fingers – use a wooden spoon to make holes lengthways in finger rolls – the hole should go almost all the way through the roll. Put a small amount of ketchup and a cooked chipolata or frankfurter sausage into each hole. Use a sliced almond or a thin slice of radish to create a ‘finger nail’ on the end of the sausage that is sticking out. Make sure that the ketchup is seeping out of the roll to give the effect of blood!
Swamp Water Jelly – make up 1 – 2 packets of green jelly. Allow to cool slightly before adding assorted jelly snakes or worms. Set completely, before topping with made up chocolate Angel delight. Add a few more jelly snakes, coming out of the ‘mud’ to serve.
Blood and Bones Jelly – make up 1 – 2 packets of red jelly. Allow to cool slightly, before adding assorted jelly sweet body parts. Set completely before serving.
Devil’s Brew – fill a glass jug with red grape juice or blackcurrant squash). Add jelly sweets in assorted spooky shapes before serving.
Evil Eyeball Cupcakes – ice cupcakes with white icing. Allow the icing to dry, then use red writing icing to draw red ‘veins’ from the middle of the cupcake to the outside. Dot a chocolate button or blue or brown Smartie with black or red icing, and place in the centre of each cupcake.
If you have time, create a spooky menu for your little guests to let them know ‘exactly’ what they’re eating… Sit back and wait for the groans to begin!
And finally, what does a hungry ghost like to eat? Ice-scream!
If you have any suggestions for spooky party food, please leave a comment below – I’m ‘dying’ to hear your ideas….