Halloween party ideas
Who’s Holly Bell?
Holly is a blogger, wife, mum to 3 boys and an ex contestant on the 2011 Great British Bake-off! She blogs over at Recipes from a Normal Mum, sharing delicious, everyday recipes for the whole family.
Halloween ideas from Holly
Every year we throw a Halloween party for our eldest two boys and their pals. The party is always fancy dress and starts in the late afternoon so we can take full advantage of a dark garden for sparklers and a few fireworks. Every parent brings a dish to lighten the load. Over the years they’ve enjoyed:
Hot dog mummies, where sausages are wrapped in pastry strips and two olive halves poke out as eyes
Carved peppers (pumpkin style) filled with noodle ‘brains’
Creepy crawly jelly pots, where spiders sit on top of dirt (ground up Oreo cookies) over a jelly swamp
Jelly worms, where jelly is poured into vertical straws and allowed to set before being released
Nectarine pumpkins, where nectarines are peeled and a slice of celery is poked into the middle as a stalk
Drinks served with straws and ice cubes complete with hidden plastic spiders frozen into them