I love a good party, and to be honest I like the planning as much as the attending. My life doesn’t currently lend itself to night-time parties, so we tend to invite people over for daytime treats instead. Not as often as I’d like as something always seems to get in the way, but I suppose that’s everyone’s life these days.
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When I do invite people over I’ve learned the hard way to keep it simple. So I’m always on the look out for eye-catching dishes or bakes that have maximum impact with minimal input. I think these chocolate dipped Boo-scotti biscuits are a great example of how to create a charming seasonal treat without a lot of faff.
Equally cute are these Skeleton Cookies by Our Best Bites, or Voodoo Cookies by Lorraine Elliot. I love that the fact that these cookies are made with a standard gingerbread cookie cutter, which I just so happen to have!
If you’re looking for something altogether classier you can’t go wrong with this stunning Chocolate Pumpkin Cake. It’s the sort of thing I’d imagine readers of Gloss magazine will be having this Hallowe’en!
If you’re looking for some savoury inspiration I really like these 2-ingredient Broomstick Appetisers, by painter and photographer Heather Baird.
Or how about this uber cute Hallowe’en sushi balls by Chopstick Chronicles?
And what Hallowe’en table would be complete without Devilled Eggs. Simple strategic placing of chilli pieces elevates this simple dish to a festive level.
When all is said and done at Hallowe’en you can get away with serving anything once you stick a pair of eyes on anything, like this Monster Tart by Pizzazzerie
Half the fun of a themed party is the table decorations and here’s a few of my favs for Hallowe’en.
Simply place a few white candles on upturned, painted wineglasses to achieve this innovative yet easy centrepiece.
Pumpkins you can use every year? How clever. Here’s a link to instructions on how to make these 3D paper pumpkins.
Depending on the age of your guests these Graveyard Place cards are a great bit of fun.
PS – Check out my other Hallowe’en articles