Friday, 23 October 2015

Halloween Snacks to Serve on the Go

Halloween happens once a year and this is the only time that you can get away with a few snacks that may sound gross but are great to fill anyone’s stomach. Here are a few examples. 

1. The first is the Bat Sandwich. You will need some sharp cheddar cheese, soft chive and onion flavored cream cheese, drained diced pimiento, chopped toasted pecans and bread slices. After you mix the ingredients mentioned, put the spread onto one side of the bread and then put another one on top. Cut this to shape like a bat and then serve. 

2. Something light you can also serve is Goblin’s Taco Chicken salad. You will need skinless chicken breasts, tomato based salsa, salad greens, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, green olives and sour cream. 

Cut the chicken breasts into small strips. When you are finished, cook this with salsa at medium high for ten minutes until the chicken is cooked. Mix this with greens and cheese in a large bowl then add any remaining salsa together with the dressing. You can also put in tortilla chips and sour cream which helps make it crunchy. 

3. Next is Brain Cell Delight. For this, you will need some jello, cottage cheese and blueberry soup. One you mix the jello with water, put this in a bowl and then let if chill in the refrigerator. Mix blueberry syrup with cottage cheese until it is well blended. To give it a graying color, add some food coloring. Now take out the jello, cut a slice so you can put this on the place then add the blended mixture. 

4. Ever eaten a hotdog that was also a pizza? Well you can when you make the Halloween Mummy Dog. For this snack, you will need some pizza dough rolls, mozzarella cheese, non-stick spray, pizza sauce, assorted vegetables and hotdogs. 

5. Halloween is not the same without the pumpkin. If you carved one, you can use the contents to make Pumpkin Pie. Aside from the pumpkin, you will also need sugar, cinnamon, ground cloves, ground allspice, ground ginger, slat, eggs and evaporated milk. 

Cook the contents of the pumpkin pie and then let it cool. Then get the rest of the ingredients and mix this all together before putting this into the pie bowl as this will form the pie’s crust. After heating this in the oven, it will harden. Now pour in the pumpkin filling and cover it up with the remainder of the crust on top and leave put into the oven for 45 minutes. When it’s finished, cool the pie in a rack and refrigerate. 

6. One game that people get to play during Halloween is apple bobbing. Instead of playing with food, you can enjoy it by making Apples on Stick. After you rinse the apples and pat it dry, you remove the apple stem and insert a popsicle stick. Roll this in peanut butter then raisins, dried cranberries and shredded coconut then serve. 

Guests who come over will enjoy the different Halloween snacks you prepared. What is even better is that these are all easy to make so the kitchen will not be that messy. So people will know what these snacks are, don’t forget to write the names of each one on a small card so if they really like it, you can give them the recipe. 

Organize Halloween Games for Kids 2016

Trick or treating is just one of the activities you can do for Halloween. If you are throwing a party, you should have a few games so the kids can have fun. 

The first game is called wrap the mummy. The objective here is to see who can wrap the mummy the fastest. Since the mummy could be quite big, it is best to group the participants in groups of two. With the materials in hand, you tell them to begin the moment you start the clock. Whoever finishes first wins a prize.

Next is the Great Monster Off. While most the kids come dressed to parties, tell your guests not to so they can play this game. With materials that you will be providing them, the kids will make their own. You can then give awards for those who have the cutest, scariest, funniest and most creative outfits. 

One of the more common games for kids and adults as well is Apple Bobbing. You again group the kids in teams of two and after one kid bobs an apple, he or she has to do a certain task before the other member is able to do it.  The one who finishes first will win the prize. 

Since there will be water spilling on the floor, make sure that you have other adults other than yourself to supervise. Accidents do happen and this should be avoided when it is all about having fun. 

Another Halloween game is called Wonder Brain which is very similar to musical chair. The only difference is that you don’t have to sit down when the music stops because the participant gets eliminated only when the item is still in their possession. 

The reason why they call it wonder brain is because you are letting them carry a fake brain. There are many ways to do this and one example is by using a few paper towels, a freezer bag and some red dye. The game begins when the kids form a circle. The brain is passed from one kid to the next and when the music stops, whoever has it is out until the last person standing becomes the winner.

The kids can also play pumpkin toss. Here, you hang a large pumpkin on the ceiling with holes in the middle. The kid who is able to shoot the most number of rolls of socks or bean bags is the winner. To make it more challenging, award points for the eyes, nose and mouth. Who scores the highest number of points wins.  

The last game is called Pin the Skeleton which is just like Pin the Donkey. The mechanics of the game are the same which includes blind folding that person. Since the skeleton does not have a heart, you have to pin this onto it and whoever is able to do this successfully wins. 

There are other Halloween games which you can plan for the kids. You can even make certain variations to those mentioned and still let them enjoy a fun filled activity. So before the party begins, make sure that you already have a program ready. It will be a good idea to have 4 or 5 games so everyone will be able to participate instead of just watching from the sidelines.

Halloween Adult Style ! Festival is Not Just for Kids

Who says wearing costumes during Halloween are just for kids. Modern celebration of Halloween includes Halloween parties that cater to the adult group. These parties are wild to say the least and definitely are not for children. The commercial market has jumped on this bandwagon (or was it they that created it?) and came up with Halloween costume for adults which is being patronized during this time of the year.

 If we traced back the origin of Halloween, we will see that it has its roots on the practice of ancient Celtic culture of villagers donning masks and wearing macabre costumes during the 31st of October to scare the spirits of the dead which they believe are searching for people so posses. 

Then when we became more civilized, wearing masks became a practice in masquerade balls held in the kings’ and queens’ courts. Hiding their appearances with often intricate, feather masks seem to be a noble tradition back then. 

Then we move towards the modern times. Determining when exactly the practice of adults wearing Halloween costumes began may not be possible at this point but it has become an accepted practice and in fact has become a tradition in itself. 

With regards to adult costumes, the level needs to be increased a little from children costumes. Imagine yourself with a white bed sheet draped over you head. Although, that can be quite funny among your group of friends but in parties that may not be such a great idea. Unless of course, you want to remain hidden and unnoticed during parties. But the point of the party is to socialize so if you’re going like a big ghost then better not go at all. 

Be creative. If you’re going to make your own costumes there are a number of websites on the internet that gives suggestions and even guide you in how to make your own. If you can afford it, which you should since I assume you’re employed and making some money, you can rent a good costume. Buying one can be truly unnecessary unless you intend to use it the years to come. 

A sexy Halloween costume is another story. There are a number of shops that sell these. Online stores also have these on their catalogues. You an actually see a whole catalogue dedicated for this kind of fashion wear. 

Whether we like it or not, for some adults, Halloween costumes have become more of a fashion statement rather than a celebration of the event. I can’t say I agree with their philosophy but its best to let them be as long as they don’t bother me, I’m okay with it. 

Adult Halloween parties often involve dancing, drinking and socializing. With this in mind, you might want to consider a costume that will not hinder your movements. A robot costume can be a sight to see but if you’re going to wear one, be prepared to ask someone to pour you a drink or even put the drink in your mouth. 

Modern Halloween has become a fun event for kids and adults alike. Wearing costumes is now an accepted practice among adults and Halloween parties catering to the above 18 age group have become quite popular. Halloween costumes, adult-style is already an accepted norm and in a way have become tradition in itself.  Today, adults have something to look forward to during Halloween and I mean not trick-or-treating.

Some Spooky Gift Ideas for Halloween 2016

The Halloween season is known as a time for spooky aura—wandering ghosts, people in monster and goblin costumes, and tricks that are waiting for treats. Although it should be a frightening time of the year, people nowadays consider it as a joyous celebration in commemorating departed loved ones by celebrating parties and even gift-giving. 

Through the years, Halloween gift ideas have evolved. Before, only sweet treats are being given as gifts but now, it encompasses so many items for as long it is Halloween-themed. Today, one of the most common Halloween gift ideas as Halloween gift baskets or Halloween gift bouquets which contains ghoulish goodies and items perfect for trick and treat sessions. 

Halloween gift baskets have become one of the most popular gifts people give and receive during this spooky season. Because of its versatility, Halloween gift baskets are among the favorite gifts people give out to their friends, family, officemates, clients, and business associates. These gift baskets—which contain goodies perfect for the season—are usually themed so it’s up to what would you want to put inside it. 

How did Halloween gift baskets come about?

Halloween gift baskets originated from what people call “food gift baskets”—a way of delivering food and other presents. Since people started giving these special baskets in one of the most anticipated times of the year—Halloween—gift baskets have become a popular gift item the whole during this season. 

Today, more and more companies offer a wide variety of choices when it comes to Halloween gift baskets. Statistics show that these companies offer more than a hundred choices in Halloween gift baskets selections that include a fruit selection in dark colors, chocolates selection with a ghoulish theme, a selection of scary books, stationary, pictures/posters of popular or spooky cartoons or characters popular during Halloween season. There are also baskets, which contain a selection of gourmet foods that have Halloween theme stocked in elegant picnic or baskets or hampers, or a movie-night basket which contains selection of cds or vcds of scary and horror movies. 

If you want your Halloween gift to be more intimate or personalized, you can customize a Halloween gift basket. Aside from planning ahead and watching out for items on sale, here are some helpful tips that can guide you in creating that special Halloween gift basket:

1. Always take note of themed basket ideas. If you are not familiar with the interests of the recipient, opt for fairly gender-neutral items but make sure that you add personal touches for a masculine or feminine feel to it. 

2. Make sure that your take note of recipient’s hobbies. You can create a Halloween gift basket depending on the interest of the one who will receive it. Knowing his/her hobbies or interest can help you choose the items you will put inside the Halloween gift basket or Halloween gift idea. 

3. When creating a Halloween gift basket, try to mix and match. Buying items in bulk can help you minimize your cost because you can split them up in different baskets. This will not only help you save some money but can also challenge your creative and Math skills in diving the items for your recipients. 

4. Show creativity and resourcefulness by recycling. Before buying stuff as Halloween gifts, try looking around the house for used baskets and redecorate them. If there’s none, search for attractive baskets at garage sales, thrift shops, and consignment stores. Also, learn how to segregate the most expensive items from the least expensive ones so the recipient can have the best of both worlds.

Child Safety Measure to take During Halloween

It is great to be a kid during Halloween. You get to have lots of candies from your neighbors that you will enjoy throughout the rest of the week. As a parent, you should know and teach your children some safety tips. 
First, the costume you make or purchase must be flame resistant. Make sure that this is not too long because they could trip and fall. To check, make them walk around the house and ask if the length is okay. 

When they are going out, make sure they have their loot bag in hand and labeled so no one will get it by mistake.  

Never let your kids go trick or treating alone. They should be accompanied by an adult. If the parents can’t do it, assign someone older to go with them. You can also check if the neighborhood committee has plans to do this in groups so your child is able to go with them. 

When your children go around the neighborhood, tell them never to knock or enter the house of someone they don’t know.  They should only visit houses of people you or they know personally. If the house they are visiting has a lighted jack lantern, tell them not to go near it because their costume could catch fire if they get too close. 

If the house they are going to does not have the porch light on, it means that no one is home so they should just move on.  

They must also never accept candies from strangers since they may bump into a few of them while they are walking down the street. 

So it is not too late, make sure that they go trick or treating only in the later afternoon or evening. If the sun has already gone down, tell them to only walk in streets that are well lit. Before they cross, make sure that they look both ways and walk. Never run. 

As an added precaution, let your kids wear reflective tape or carry a flashlight so drivers will be able to see them when they are crossing the street. 

With all the excitement going on, your kids might want to take some shortcuts to get to the next house. Since it is dark, tell them not to do it and just stick to the main road.

Your kids should also be given a few quarters or maybe a cellular phone. Who knows, they may need you to pick them up. 

You should give specific instructions as to what time your children must return home. Once they arrive, welcome them and then examine all their goodies. You are not doing this to get your share of the loot but to check if these are safe to eat. There have been instances in the past where candies handed out were tainted and some kids ended up in the hospital. If you don’t want your child to be a victim, examine each one carefully. If everything checks out, give it back and let them enjoy it. 

Halloween is supposed to be fun especially for the kids since it is not everyday that they can go out, wear a costume and bring home a lot of goodies. As a parent, make sure that you have done everything possible to make them understand the dangers of going out at night so they will be able to come home safely.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Celebrate Halloween Without Trick or Treating 2016

Some parents are overly protective and they don’t want to let their kids go trick or treating. If you are one of those parents, you have to find some other ways to make them have fun and here are a few options.

The first is get in touch with your local community or recreation center to find out if they have any planned activities for Halloween. They may have a costume party or a night filled with games for everyone to enjoy. 

For those who don’t want their kids to go trick or treating in the streets, their kids can still do this by going to the mall. This is because some shopping malls encourage their tenants to provide candies and other goodies for shoppers. There are also costume parades and contests which the kids will love to watch and maybe win a few prizes. 

If you live in a small town, chances are there is an activity for the evening like perhaps a dance or a concert. 

You can also go with your kids and visit a haunted house. This event is usually sponsored by the local community to raise funds and what they do is rent a house for the evening, decorate the place and scare people all in the spirit of fun.

For people who don’t want to go out and just stay at home, let the people come instead by hosting a Halloween party. You can plan it weeks in advance so you have time to buy the decorations, stock up on food and send out the invitations. 

You and yours kids can then spend quality time together by putting the décor up like hang fake spider webs through the entry way after cutting them out using black construction paper, put out tombstones made from Styrofoam that can be made or purchased from craft stores and of course pumpkins which you can carve out yourself. 

As for sounds, you can download a few songs as we all sound effects into you MP3 player then just put speakers around the house. To create a foggy atmosphere when people approach your home, buy some dry ice. 

The only way your guests will have a good time is to make sure there is a lot of food and drinks to go around. So they don’t bored, plan a few games and activities that everyone can participate in. One game you would love is apple bobbing where you put a bunch of apples in the bathtub or basin and then let the participants pick it up using their teeth. 

As for dinner, serve spaghetti that look like eyeballs, tomato soup and a few other dishes that are ideal for the occasion. 

Since there will be kids attending the party, make sure there are games for them as well. One game could be pin the skeleton which is very similar to pin the donkey. You can also bake caramel apples so the kids can just grab them when they want another one. 

Because kids love candy, be sure that there are plenty of them around. Don’t forget to thank everyone for coming by preparing loot bags that they can bring home.

Planning and hosting a Halloween party takes a lot of work but its all worth it if everyone was able to have a good time. The only thing to do now when the party is over is clean up and return things to the way they were.

How to Organize a Party for Halloween 2016

Halloween is one of the most celebrated occasions of the year. Aside from commemorating departed loved ones, Halloween can also be a venue to have fun in a spooky and enjoyable way. 

But, to ensure that you will be having a Halloween party blast, you must familiarize yourself with the things that you need to do in organizing one. This is very important to ensure that you as well as your guest will be satisfied and will be having lots of fun!

Organizing a Halloween party

Organizing a Halloween party can be as easy as 1-2-3 if you know the basics. To make sure that this will be a successful one, try conducting a simple research on the things that you can use, tips, and other preparations to make the event easier for you. 

In organizing a Halloween party, the first thing that you need to do is to make a simple list of the people you will be inviting. This will serve as a major determinant about the outcome of your party because the interests of these people will help you decide which particular theme to use and their number will determine where you will be holding the venue, the amount of food to be prepared and the like. 

Once you have a draft of the list of people who will be attending the Halloween party, you can now proceed in sending the invitation. The means of sending the Halloween party invitations will depend on the preference of the people you will be inviting. If the people who will be invited access the Internet regularly, it is best if you send them online invitations. You can search the Net for various patterns of electronic invites and customize it if you have time. You can visit websites like the "Evite" and "Sendomatic" where you can design grand Halloween-themed invitations for free. 

But, if you're friends are more into the traditional invites, you can send them invitation cards which can either be ready made or customized for them. You can find ready-made invitations in the bookstore or make your own by buying raw materials and unleash your creativity in making Halloween-themed invites. 

After making or sending your invitations, it is now time to think of the decorations that you will use. Since it is a Halloween party, the usual decorations should be present such as the Jack-o-lantern, skeletons, monsters, witches, and other popular Halloween characters. You can come up with you own theme and make your own decorations if you want to. If you don’t have time to be hands-on on the decorations, you can but these in bookstores and specialty stores. These ready-made decorations will save you time and effort and can allow you to pay attention to the other details of your party. 

The next thing that you should pay attention to is the food that you will be preparing. The set of food will depend on the time that you will be holding the party. Since most Halloween parties are usually held at night, you will have to consider a dinner menu. When it comes to food, it will be your option to mix light and heavy meals, which can satisfy everyone.

Just make sure that all of the food—from the appetizer, soup, main course, drinks, and dessert—will be Halloween-themed. Meaning they should come in Halloween colors such as black, orange, and green.

Few Recipes to Serve During Halloween Party

If you are throwing a Halloween party, one of the things you have to prepare is the food. Since people won’t be sitting but rather taking a few dips of what is available, here are some great treats you should have. 

1. First is the Brown Spider. 

For this, you will need a few Ritz crackers, pretzel sticks, a pack of Hershey kisses, a tube or red and white cake frosting. Now take one cracker and spread it with some peanut butter. Then you put 4 pretzels and place this on each side to act as the spider’s legs. Put another cracker on top to cover it up then spray it with cake frosting.

2. For the vegetarians Fungi Salad. 

For this, you will need spinach cream, lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes and red onions. Put the spinach in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool while you wash the other vegetables in cold water. Dry the lettuce using a paper towel and then cut the other vegetables into small pieces. Put this into bowl and then pour in cooled spinach cream.  

3. Next is the Meatloaf Mice. 

For this, you will need some cats up, ground beef, turkey, onions, carrots, uncooked spaghetti noodles, spaghetti sauce, raisins, oatmeal, salt and paper. 

When you have all these ingredients, start by cutting the carrot horizontally to make some mouse ears and vertically to make the mouse tail then steam until it becomes crisp tender. 

Put the meat loaf on a baking sheet after you mix the rest of the ingredients and shaping it into a mice shaped loaf before throwing this into the oven. Bake for 45 minutes and when it is finished, cut little slits so you can put in the carrot ears and tail. Break the uncooked spaghetti noodles into small pieces so this will be the nose of the mouse. Pour the cooked spaghetti sauce and serve. 

4. If you carved a pumpkin,

Then this recipe will make the most of the contents you removed since you are going to use it to make a pumpkin cake. Aside from the pumpkin, you will need some eggs, sugar, oil, all purpose flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nut or raisins. 

Put the eggs and sugar into the food processor until it is smooth. Add the other ingredients and stir until it is cooked. When it’s done, turn the batter into two round cake molds that are greased and lightly floured. Put this in the oven at 350F for about 40 minutes. Unmold these and then stack it together. Put orange tinted frosting on top and then put it on the dinner table. 

5. As for refreshments, you can serve sewage slurps.

You will need chocolate chip ice cream, chocolate syrup and club soda. 
When the ice cream is easy to scoop, put this into glasses at least halfway. Now, pour in 3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup. Last, fill it to the top with club soda and stir well with a spoon. You can top it off with an unwrapped tootsie roll and a straw. 

There are other Halloween dishes which you can serve in the party. Although the names sound gross, don’t be fooled by it because you are sure to have a hearty meal once you put it in your mouth.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

How To Make A Ghoulish Halloween Party

Organizing a Halloween party for kids can be both quite enjoyable and at the same time challenging. There are several things that you will need to plan ahead and a whole bunch of things that could possibly go wrong. Plus, you’re talking about planning a ghoulish Halloween party for kids whose attention span can be as short as a candle fuse. The party can easily go out of control with kids getting rowdy, trying to best one another with their costumes, treats, etc. 

Although having some sort of control would be a great but also remember that this is a children’s party, an iron hand rule would be overdoing it. Now there are several ways to make your audience listen. One way would be to make them busy by having them participate in party games. There are quite a number of party games that you can organize that would certainly grab the attention of your kids. 

If you’re familiar with the game called Mummy Wrap, you know the kids will be glad to participate with this one. As the name of the game implies, it involves wrapping someone with mummy wraps which in our case equates with a roll of toilet paper. The game is simple. You just need to group the kids into small groups and have them designate someone to wrap. At your cue, the wrap the “mummy” with toilet paper from head to feet. The group that were able to wrap fully their mummy the fastest would be the winner. 

Several Halloween games I know are just variations of exiting party games. We have the Halloween musical chairs and the freeze dance. Both I’m certain you already know. It doesn’t hurt to be a little creative with your chairs. You can easily make the children feel it’s a Halloween game it you make the chairs ghoulish looking like maybe making them appear like tombstones or using darker colored chairs and adding some cobwebs. 

And don’t forget the music. You can easily find Halloween music in the nearest record store or in the internet. For further enjoyment, you can ask the kids to dance in a “monstery” or ghoulish kind of way. You can even give a prize to the kid that will give the best monster dance. 

Don’t forget to give prizes to your game winners. This will encourage them to participate ze to the kid that will give the best monster dance. 

Don’t forget to give prizes to your game winners. This will encourage them to participate in the next games. 

Another game which seems to popular is the building a scarecrow game. This involves having several groups of children make their won scarecrow using pillow cases, old clothes, newspapers, cardboards, tapes or adhesives, and markers. You will have to prepare some old clothes for this one. The children will definitely enjoy making something that often see in television and books. 

You can also have a Halloween candy hunt which basically is a variation of the Easter egg hunt. By this time, we just hope that the kids haven’t discovered yet the candies you hid around the area. 

Don’t forget to have a scary story telling time as well. Ask one of your guests or friends to tell a story to the kids at the party. Avoid making the story too scary though. 

There are other ghoulish Halloween party games that can still do. Just remember that this is the children’s day and your objective is to have them enjoy the day.

Save Money by Making your own Halloween Decorations

Halloween is not just about wearing a scary costume. You will also have to decorate your house and instead of buying these from the store, you can make some of these on your own. Here are a few of them.

1. You might think that ketchup is the only thing around to make fake blood but you are wrong. You can also make some using a cup of corn syrup, a tablespoon of water, 2 tablespoons of red food coloring and tablespoon of yellow food coloring. Once you mix this all together, you will realize that it looks more realistic than ketchup.

2. If you want to make people think that there wild animals in the bushes, you will need a string of Christmas lights and some 35mm film canisters. With the canisters facing you, drill two holes on each one so you can create the eyes. Now put the string of Christmas lights so that the light will come out of each hole. To make it stay in place, put a piece of tape over it. 

Should you be using white lights, cut a small piece of red cellophane wrap and put this over the lights to create the impression that there are wolves behind the bushes. 

3. In order to create tombstones, you will need some Styrofoam,  a can or two of grey sprain paint and a marker. Cut the Styrofoam to the desired size and height, spray it over using the spray paint and then write down the name of the person on the gravestone. When you are finished, plant these on your porch. 

4. To create some home made bats, you will again need some foam. Another option will be to use construction paper. When you have the materials, cut them out in the shape of bat. Paint these black and then stick this to you ceiling or plaster this on your window. 

5. If you have a chandelier inside your home, go to the forest and see if you can pick up a few dead branches. When you bring them home, try to put these around your chandelier. 

6. You can also create some Halloween décor using some old glass jars. Put in some plastic insects and body parts and then mix this up with food coloring and water. To make it look more authentic, put in ragged gauze or a waxed string then put this on the dining table. 

7. Spiking the punch bowl is probably something you did back in college but for Halloween, people will surely laugh when they see a hand inside. For this, you will need a plastic glove and some ice. Put the ice inside the glove then close it so the ice will not go out and the glove will be able to float in the bowl. 

8. Halloween is not the same without a pumpkin. You can’t make this so you have to buy one from the store. You can take out the contents inside then put a candle or just buy the already carved one and place this in front of your house. 

There are other Halloween decorating ideas you can do inside and outside your home. All you need to do is browse for a few ideas online and then follow the instructions.

Spooky Halloween Recipes 2016 | Halloween Witch 2016

Halloween is a fun and spooky holiday, perfect for holding parties with family and friends. Apart from costumes which are a key part of the holiday, Halloween recipes and sweet treats are another essential part of any Halloween get-together. Whether you’re catering for a gaggle of excited children, or just adults who are young-at-heart, then there are plenty of brilliant Halloween recipes that will set up the perfect mood for your party!

It goes without mentioning that candy apples are essential at this time of year. Why not mix things up by trying caramel and chocolate-dipped apples as alternatives? Particularly if you’re short of time, dipping apples in melted chocolate is much less time-consuming and less difficult than toffee-coated alternatives. Decorating with sprinkles or smaller candy pieces makes these a feast for the eyes as well as for the taste!
Aside from the classics, don’t forget to add a spooky element to your food. 

Pizza is a staple of party food, and unbelievably easy to customize. Simply buy shop-bought pizza, or make your own and use the toppings to create different images. Try triangles of pepper to make a pumpkin’s face, ghost-shaped mozzarella pieces to haunt the tomato sauce or half-meatballs with anchovies to create gruesome eyeballs!

It could not be simpler to turn your Halloween recipes into a fun activity for younger guests. Decorating plain, iced cupcakes with the scariest possible decoration is a perfect pass-time. Simply provide an array of sweets, cupcakes toppers and colored icing and watch their imagination take over… They’ll love showing off their designs before enjoying this tasty treat!

If you’re looking for a healthier option, try arranging a plate with dips such a guacamole with some scary vegetable fingers sticking out of it. It’s delicious, nutritious and perfect for Halloween! Use cream cheese to create fingernails on the vegetable sticks for an even more effective look.

With these Halloween recipes, young and old guests alike are sure to have a fantastic time and enjoy an array of classic and creepy foods!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Unique Creative Ideas and Halloween Party Themes 2016

You do not need an excuse to have fun on Halloween. Just throw a party! Plenty of Halloween party themes exist; you just have to pick the right one.

Guest Preferences

The kind of guests that you have invited to your party will influence the kind of theme that you pick out for Halloween. If there are children involved, you need a theme that child-friendly yet still suits the mood of the day. For example, if you want to have a theme to revolving around the dead or ghosts, make sure that you incorporate child-friendly characters in your decor. Casper the friendly Ghost comes to mind.

If many of your guests have very conservative beliefs, anything that is sexually explicit will not be acceptable to most of them. That however, does not mean that you cannot find a theme that hints at romance yet still keeps everyone else happy. You could decide to go with a Gone with the Wind theme. Select a venue and decor to match. Have everyone dress in costumes which are from that era. Organized for a masked ball if you like. Nobody said that Halloween parties have to be scary.

Your preferences

If the preferences of your guests are flexible, then find a theme that pleases you. If you are a fan of Zombie movies, you could have a zombie theme. Create special effects that send chills down your guests’ spines. Have servers who walk around as zombies would. Create food that resembles dead bodies. Use your local cemetery as a venue for your party. Just make sure that you have the permission to do so!

You could also go with a vampire theme. It never gets old! You can organize a party based on a mystery. Appoint someone to be Count Dracula. Leave clues for your guests so that they can find the vampire who keeps on sucking people’s blood. Offer gifts to the teams that solve the mystery.
Halloween party themes can be anything you choose. Just get creative!

Halloween Party Ideas Games and Decorations 2016

Lots of us would like to keep our family and friends close to home on Halloween. We all love the traditions of this holiday, and probably have great memories about it, but these days it seems better to keep our kids and teens off the street.I have experienced a lot of fun throwing Halloween night parties with regard to children, grown ups, and teens. Everybody appreciated the fun for a long period, and constructed new memories they might pass upon.

Set The Mood – 

When your guests appear, make sure they’re immersed within the holiday nature immediately. Dim lighting and make use of candles or even powered lanterns with regard to mood illumination. Having to feed a ornamental spider internet to enter is going to be lots associated with fun as well.

Halloween Films – 

The rented movie might help almost any kind of party. You are able to keep it about the tv, but make certain the seem is reduced enough therefore other partners may chat. Choose your own movie to suit your guests. You’ll find some excellent cartoons for young kids and zombie films for teenagers. Even we seniors enjoy doing time Warp Once again too! Rocky Horror is ideal for young grown ups, or with regard to adults have been young as soon as!

The Haunted Relics – 

You can make a small haunted house in a hallway or bedroom.The dark space, some spooky seems, and frightening pictures lighted by dark light ca get this to fun for everyone. Appoint helpful information to guide the sufferers (guests).

The Frightening Contests – 

Make sure and assess costumes. You are able to provide little prizes such as bags associated with candy or even themed mugs. For more youthful kids, I’d make sufficient categories therefore everybody may win, but grown ups and teens will be able to compete for two prizes. You most likely know which children adore prize totes, but teenagers and adults appear to like all of them too.

Ghoulish Video games – 

The simplest game for every party could be adapted in order to yours. Purchase a pack associated with sticky information and create the title of a few creature on each one of these. You can use The Excellent Pumpkin, The actual Mummy, and Harry Potter for instance. Each visitor gets 1 paper stuck on the back until they are able to gather sufficient hints in order to guess this correctly. This makes an excellent icebreaker, which is really cheap to complete!

Frugal Halloween Night Party Preparing – 

You are able to throw a reasonable party without which makes it seem cheap whatsoever. You will find some excellent decorations, outfit ideas, and slimy stuff for any haunted house within the dollar or even discount shop.

Do not hesitate to permit your visitors to lead, especially when they ask. You are able to delegate soda pops, snacks, or totes of chocolate for awards to any kind of guests that seem prepared to contribute. Actually, you can make another contest from this! Your friends will likely be happy in order to compete for top Halloween Deal with competition. Make sure to award that certain early prior to the food is actually all eliminated.

I believe that Halloween is really popular since it celebrates the imagination, and you will certainly make use of yours in order to throw a relatively inexpensive party that the guests will like.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Halloween 2016 Party Decorations ! Party Ideas

Halloween is a holiday full of drama and entertainment for kids and grown ups alike. Colorful candies in all shapes and flavors are delightful treats for kids who go from door to door with their ‘trick or treat’ cries. The costumes add all the flair to the celebration; from spooky to fun dresses, it is all about fun with creative Halloween decoration ideas to lift everyone’s spirits.

If you’re throwing the Halloween party this season, it’s time for you to get innovative and help to make the celebration something to consider. Along using the usual goodies and drinks, decorating the actual venue with items which blend using the overall theme will make the actual bash an enormous success. Here are a few Halloween design ideas that will help you have an enjoyable bash:

Halloween night Lights: One do not need to fret more than creating the best light setting to create the mood from the party. You will find simple methods to lighten in the party environment; how regarding changing the standard light lights to colored ones, or even placing colored floodlights more than other design pieces in order to highlight the actual party’s style? You may use candles in a number of ways included in party adornments to transform the traditional party table right into a spooky eating affair. 

Candles as well as candle holders can be found in many styles, and you should use those that blend together with your party’s style. Pumpkins tend to be synonymous icons of Halloween night, and additionally serve because great candlestick holders. Illuminate the actual party location with hollowed-out pumpkins that look excellent wherever they’re placed; keep them about the main table, light in the porch along with glowing pumpkin encounters, or location some within the outdoor location. You may hang guitar strings of ornamental lights round the table or the area to increase the general festive event. Black lights are incredibly popular within lighting paper prints, costumes, art etc.

Ornamental Table Suggestions: 

There tend to be many types of table ware available; while many of them are produced from paper, one will discover good high quality plastic ware as well. Match the actual plates, mugs, table fabric, napkins as well as serving utensils so they look the main same style. Say you’re hosting the Vampire designed party, you are able to opt with regard to red as well as black becoming the style colors and also have a red-colored table cloth or perhaps a coffin formed cake.

Design Your own Punch Containers for Unique Effect: 

Let your own guests consider their drinks from the skeleton strike bowl, filled with a skeletal system ladle as well as cups, or perhaps a creepy searching spider internet bowl. The concept is in order to impart the spooky contact to almost anything!

Spooky Halloween Cocktails and Drink Recipes

Every Halloween you hear about the same parties: zombies, vampires, werewolves. Somebody hangs black and orange crate paper and plays Michael Jackson’s hit ‘Thriller’ on repeat. But this Halloween you can take your party to unique heights with distinctive and delicious themed drinks. There are hundreds of Halloween cocktails to choose from, but we have a convenient shortlist of the most popular selections.

-Black Devil Martini: Made from dark rum, black olives, and orange sugar lining the rim, this martini is dark sophistication at its finest, plus a great choice for those who don’t want anything too “themed.”

-Devil’s Handshake: Pineapple, spicy ginger puree, tequila, lime juice, egg white, and simple syrup makes a drink guaranteed to satisfy lovers of alcohol with a tropical twist. Toss a lime wedge on the rim for an attractive garnish.

-Smokin’ Skulls: Get right to the point with misty shots of dry ice flakes and bourbon. Bonus points for serving these in shot glasses decorated with skulls. (But be careful! Make sure the dry ice is completely melted before consuming.)

-Caramel Apple Punch: This concoction is a crowd favorite and one of the simplest drinks to make. Combine apple cider, spiced rum, and lemon juice. Serve with real caramel apples to make a perfect pair.

-Dark and Spooky: Ginger beer and dark rum make this cocktail intense and highly memorable. Ideal for a creepy evening of horror movies and scary stories.

Detailed recipes of every drink featured are easy to find and even easier to master. When you spend so much time and effort on the theme, the atmosphere, and the decorations, why settle for plain beer and liquor? Drinks can make or break a party. That’s the bottom line. Give your guests a slew of more inventive options this season with Halloween cocktails — they’ll be talking about it for weeks to come.

Sexy Halloween Costumes for Woman and Man

What words come to mind when you think of Halloween? Spooky? Party? Pumpkin carving? What about sexy? For many people, Halloween is the one night where any fantasy can become reality. Nothing makes a fantasy become reality quicker than sexy Halloween costumes. Sure you can dress up as a ghost, but why not have a little more fun? Sexy Halloween costumes can put a whole new meaning into "trick or treat".

 In a lot of ways, Halloween is about shaking things up, letting your hair down and being a little bit different, at least for one night. Really, it's all about letting the real you out and letting other people see a side of you that they normally wouldn't see. If that side is a little bit naughty, well so much the better. That's what makes sexy Halloween costumes so much fun. They let you show that naughty side on the one night of the year when it's good to be a little bad.

It's really easy to come up with great ideas for sexy Halloween costumes. After all, a sexy costume is just a regular costume that'! For example, a lot of people dress up a vampires on Halloween. It's a great costume idea. But, when you think about it, isn't the whole concept of a vampire based, in some sense, on sex? Of course it is! So take that vampire concept and run with it. If a vampire costume is good, a sexy vampire costume is great!

The same thing hold true with any other costume idea. Sexy witch? Yes! Sexy fairy? Yes! Sexy nurse? Of course! Come on. It's Halloween. The only limits to sexy Halloween costumes are your imagination and the local laws. So start thinking outside the box. Sexy Halloween costumes can make this Halloween one to remember.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Some Couple Halloween Costumes Idea For 2016

Some of the best costumes at any given Halloween party are a couple wearing similarly themed costumes. These couple Halloween costumes work so well because so many funny, creative costume ideas lend themselves to two people. If you think about it, this makes perfect sense. Many of our most popular cultural references are built around a couple. Therefore, when a couple work together to build costumes around one of these references, the results are always spectacular. Are you one half of a couple? Well, grab your better half and start thinking about couple Halloween costumes.

 Contrary to popular belief, couple Halloween costumes are no more work than a traditional solo costume. In fact in many ways, they are easier. This is because the visual concept is already there for the taking. Think about the first couple that comes to mind. Was it Kanye and Kim? Homer and Marge? Ron and Hermione? It doesn't really matter who you thought of. The point is that any famous duo is immediately identifiable. This means that most couple Halloween costumes are immediately identifiable as well. You see the couple in your mind, you put together what you see and other people see it too. With couple Halloween costumes, there's never any chance of encountering that awkward "What are you supposed to be?" question.

When thinking about costumes for couples, don't limit yourself to only humans, fictional or otherwise. There are many other funny concepts that lend themselves to you and your partner. Think inanimate objects for a start. Ham and eggs? Sure, why not. Tumbling dice? Yup. The sun and the moon? Yes, of course? There really is no limit to the costume ideas you can come up with once you open yourself up to the idea of two. So, why not double you fun this Halloween? Try out couple Halloween costumes.

Some of the Best Funny Halloween Costumes 2016

Halloween is all about fun and so are funny Halloween costumes. What's more fun than dressing up, going to a party and pretending to be someone else for a night? Sure, a lot of this dressing up is about being scary and terrifying. That's a part of the Halloween tradition. But there's another part of that tradition that sometimes gets forgotten and that's the funny side. Sure, Halloween is all about tricks, but it's also about the treats. Funny Halloween costumes are a great way to celebrate the sweeter side of Halloween. 

 When it comes to funny Halloween costumes, the first thing to think about is fun! After all, you're dressing up in costume so that others can see you. So, keep in mind that you're trying to make them laugh. Think of a clever phrase, something or someone that's been in the news, and you're already halfway there. The idea is that your costume brings that Halloween spirit of fun to life.

It's important to remember that any Halloween costume needs to be comfortable and safe. When coming up with concepts for funny Halloween costumes keep this in mind. Also remember that comfort and safety not only applies to you, it applies to those around you, as well. Are those sharp points, makeup or costume size good for you and good for your fellow party-goers? When in doubt, err on the side of caution. Funny Halloween costumes are not funny when they injure you or someone else. Like they say, it's all a good time until someone gets hurt.

Funny Halloween costumes don't have to be homemade either. Many professional costume retailers carry a wide assortment of funny, topical costumes for your Halloween enjoyment. Do yourself a favor and see what's available online before you commit to  all the work of putting together a costume yourself. You'll be glad you did.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Best Adult Halloween Costumes for Man and Woman

When it comes to adult Halloween costumes, the sky is the limit this spooky season! The great thing about Halloween, when it comes to adult costumes, is that you can be anyone and anything you want. What's your secret fantasy? Who do you dream about being? Who's your hero? Maybe you're feeling a little devilish? With the right adult Halloween costumes, all of these dreams can come true, if only for one special night. Isn't that the point?

 One of the first things to consider when selecting adult Halloween costumes is a price range that fits your particular budget. This is because adult costumes come in all prices from expensive to free. It's possible to purchase a detailed, historically accurate, costume that would look at home in a big budget Hollywood movie. It's also possible to pull an old sheet over your head, cut out two holes for your eyes, and call it good. The choice and direction are entirely up to you. However, one thing to keep in mind is that bigger, more expensive costumes adult Halloween costumes are not necessarily better than less expensive choices. Likewise, a cheaper costume is not always the best bet either. What is important is that a costume "fits" both your budget and your personality.

Another important factor to consider when choosing a costume is comfort. This is something many people overlook. It's easy to get so excited about the "look" of a particular costume that you forget your going to have to wear the costume for hours, sometimes in crowded places. Nothing can ruin a really fun Halloween night quicker than an uncomfortable costume. Some adult Halloween costumes look great but are terrible to wear. It's something to remember when choosing yours. The main thing is to have fun on Halloween. The right adult Halloween costumes can guarantee that this Halloween will be one to remember.

Get Ideas for Outdoor Halloween Decorations 2016

Outdoor Halloween Decorations have come a long way. Gone are the days when you'd stick a carved pumpkin outside and call it done. Today, the average Halloween ghost or ghoul has more outdoor decorating choices than you can shake a broomstick at. This is good news for all of us Halloween lovers, since nothing says All Hallow's Eve more than a house decorated outside with lights, props, sounds, moving figures and more. In fact, when it comes to outdoor Halloween decorations, more is better and bigger is never enough.

 One of the mainstays of outdoor Halloween decorations are lights. These outside lights come in a dizzying array of colors and shapes. You can choose from simple strands of orange or purple lights which can be draped or wrapped around trees, bushes, railing and eaves. These lights also come in varieties that blink. Either way, once night falls they go along way to making your place look like Halloween central. They set just the right spooky mood.

Another choice for outdoor Halloween decorations are props. Want to make a graveyard on your front lawn? No problem. A coffin on your porch? Consider it done. How about a body hanging from that tree? Done. All these things and more are available online to the savvy Halloween decorator. No longer do you have to stuff newspaper into that old pair of jeans and shirt in order to make a convincing scarecrow or dead body. Do a quick search online for "outdoor Halloween decorations" and you'll see what I mean.

The great thing about outdoor Halloween decorations is that not only are they scary and impressive, they are green to boot. Yup. These decorations are environmentally friendly. That means you can have a scary, fun-filled Halloween and do Mother Earth a favor at the same time. Now that's a trick that's also a treat.