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5 ‘spooky’ food ideas for Halloween

15 Oct 2015

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Is Halloween one of your favourite holidays? If you love themed parties, and you’re ready to put the ‘devil’ in devilled eggs, read on! We’ve concocted some truly terrifying food ideas to get into the spirit of Halloween. Make your party the talk of the town with these simple, yet incredibly spooky, steps to leave a lasting impression on your friends and family!

 

Take your drinks to another dimension

A Halloween party’s not complete without some terrifying drinks! From serving liquids in chemistry beakers through to making your own witch’s cauldron, here are some ideas to jazz up that juice and make a ‘handy’ punch!

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble… Make a true ‘witch’s cauldron’ by placing some dry ice in a large bowl (be careful not to touch the dry ice, as it can burn your skin) and add some warm water. The dry ice will create an immediate white cloud, perfect for your cauldron! Place a large serving bowl inside your cauldron for a spooky drink serving station. Just be sure to add warm water to your cauldron throughout the night to keep it smoking!

Brains… Brains… Nothing says Halloween like zombies! Make a scary zombie hand that doubles as your drink cooler – all you need is some water, green food colouring, a bowl and a clean glove. Simply add the green food colouring to the water, mix it up, pour it into a clean glove, tie the top and hang in your freezer overnight. When it’s time to add your floating zombie hand, run warm water over the glove and slowly peel it off the ice. Enjoy your scary floating zombie hand in the punchbowl!

 

It’s a food frenzy!

From scream-worthy savouries to literal ‘finger’ foods, there’s so much you can do with your party dishes to add the scare factor. Here are some great ideas for scary dishes you can whip up quickly.

It puts the lotion on… Sometimes all you need is a pen and paper to take everyday food from normal to terrifying. Have some thinly-sliced prosciutto or other meat? Lay it out on a chopping board with a fake cleaver on top, sitting next to a sign that reads Cured Epidermis. Need we say more?

They’re in my hair! For the carnivorous, turning those chicken wings into bat wings is a breeze. All you need is a little soy sauce and black food paste, and you’ve got some darkly delightful bat wings!

I dub thee, the Pumpkin King… Every Halloween party requires at least one carved pumpkin. A great way to spook this up even more is to carve out a wide mouth, then add a plate of guacamole inside – you’ve got yourself a vomiting pumpkin! Spread out some dipping biscuits or corn chips and you’re set.

 

DIY pumpkin carving

First time carving a pumpkin? Don’t worry, it’s easy! You’ll need to:

1.     Hollow out the pumpkin by cutting a hole in the top or bottom

2.     Scoop out the flesh, pulp and seeds

3.     Transfer your design to the pumpkin by using sticky tape to hold it in place, then poke holes around the design to trace it onto the pumpkin

4.     Carve out the features along your dotted lines, and you’re done!

 

So the party’s over and you’re ready to hang up your witch’s hat for another year. You deserve downtime after all that hard work, so pop all those dirty dishes into the dishwasher and let Finish Quantum Max do the scrubbing.

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