Halloween Party Food & Games!
By: Annabel Karmel
Celebrate scariness with a spooky-licious spread of Halloween party food.
Children end up with all kinds of sweets and chocolate from trick or treating, so it’s lovely to prepare some great home-cooked food for them to return to. Haunting can be hard work! It can be a good idea to get the trick or treating done with early, then get everyone home to compare booty and sit down to a filling and frightening feast.
Your children will love getting involved in the preparation too. Halloween cooking is more like sorcery: a mixing bowl is your cauldron and a wooden spoon your wand. Making the haunted food is half the fun, and my inspiring Halloween recipes also offer wonderful opportunities for your children to enjoy using all their senses and their imagination as they eat.
So lay out this deliciously spooky spread, dim the lights and share a ghost story or two around the table while you enjoy a devilishly delicious Halloween party. Terrifying has never been so tasty.
For a festive drink: Hollow out a large pumpkin, put a glass or plastic bowl in the center of the pumpkin, and fill it with fruit punch.
Now, let the Halloween games begin!
Place a large bowl of water on the floor. Tie the children’s hands behind their backs and let them try and lift an apple out of the water using only their teeth. Children can wear aprons if you have them, and you should spread plenty of newspaper over the floor as this can get quite messy!
Tie some doughnuts with holes using a elastic or string and hang them in a row suspended from a pole or some string. Tie each of the children’s hands behind their backs and line them up each facing a doughnut. The first one to munch through their doughnut is the winner.
Only the bravest should get involved in this game. The idea is for each person to plunge their hands into bowls of nasty things they can’t see and guess what they are. This is a very spooky game that will send shivers down the children's spines.
Use several bowls and cover each one with a cloth so that the children can’t see what is inside. Here are some suggestions:
Peeled grapes for eyeballs
Linked sausages for intestine
Cauliflower for brains
Balloon filled with water for a heart
Wet spaghetti for veins
Jello for liver
Related Halloween Recipes:
- Haunted House of Cupcakes
- Scary BooBerry Cupcakes
- Creepy Crawly Nightcrawlers
- More Halloween Recipes
- Halloween Tricks & Treats
This content is from the Annabel Karmel Family Cookbook (Dennis Publishing, Winter & Christmas 2008 edition).
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