We don’t have a big Halloween party for the kids, which I always think is really sad – every year I intend to do one and then just simply run out of time… maybe next year (which is what I have said for 7 years now…)! I think it is a part of Halloween not really being celebrated so much over here (UK) and often left out of the celebration calendar. We’re getting better with kid’s play areas offering events, especially for the half term!
Anyway, even if I don’t host a big party for all of the kid’s little friends, I always try to have a little banquet on the night, or if not make snacks throughout October for them to get in the spirit (where I can, I am not about to be doing it every day!)
Where possible, instead of having a ‘normal’ dinner, we get really crafty and all of the decorations we have been making come out to adorn the table, we dress up (much to Adam’s horror!) and play spooky music. We even have a spooky table cloth and special Halloween trays (I really need to organise a proper party next year!). It’s something that anyone can do, even if there are only a handful of people at the table, just for a little bit of fun and it does NOT have to be pricey.
I’ve put together my list of favourite spooky treats (some savoury and some sweet – though not all sugary sweet!) that will be served at our mini Halloween feast this year. Take your pick, draw the curtains and indulge your gross side – it’s fun!
As you can see these little rice crispies pumpkins from Penny Pinchin Mom are too cute (and perfect for getting kids to join in with!
You might remember my post about pizza dough a few month back. Well the pizza dough will be coming out for this little treat! I might even try individual ghost squares!
I’ve tried this before for the boys and they LOVED it! So much fun! Pour jelly into the straws and allow to set, perfect wriggling worms for pudding!
I have never met a child that doesn’t love cheesy fingers, and these are the perfect solution to a creepy cheesy bite!
This is another firm favourite with my boys who are sausage obsessed. What i love about this one is that they can do it themselves. We will buy pre made puff pastry and they can wrap it around their sausage, put it in to cook and voila!
I haven’t actually tried this before, but what a cool idea! If you are pushed for time, buy a variety of dipping chips, cut up some veg crudités for the kids and use your favourite family dip, just with a few embellishments! A tasty treat in minutes!
We always do this for the boys, and they love it. You don’t have to use chocolate to dip the strawberries in, you can use a yogurt dip if you choose to.
Twiglets (or plain breadsticks if you prefer) with cheese wrapped around the bottom make great witches broomsticks!
Perfect healthy treat for any Halloween table. You could even combine this with the tombstone dip.
This is a fab idea, easy and simple, perfect for families to have as a main meal or make them smaller for ‘bite-size’ burgers.
The perfect combatant to all that Halloween sugar, a fruity surprise that kids love but it take your minutes. We have done the bananas many a time and they have never been rejected!!
So that’s it, you don’t have to go mad, but it will just add a touch of fun to meal times on Halloween!