Simple Halloween party food for kids
So the kids want to have a Halloween party - the costumes have been chosen, the party has been arranged, the decorations made or bought and the spooky music is at the ready, but what about the food? What terrifying treats have been planned to feed to the little monsters? If, like me, you don't have the time to spend hours planning and preparing the food, then read on. These recipes take very little time to prepare, but will delight the kids and ensure that they have a spooktacular Halloween.
Let's start with the drinks.
1 cup water, 1 cup sugar (granulated or caster), Juice from 6 lemons, 4 cups sparkling water.
How to make:
- Mix 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar in a small saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring frequently until all of the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.
- Add the lemon juice and stir into the cooled syrup.
- Pour into a large jug and add the 4 cups of sparkling water.
- Mix thoroughly and serve.
4 glasses milk, 4 large scoops of green mint ice cream.
How to make:
- Put the milk and ice cream into a blender and mix until it has become thick and frothy.
- Pour into a large glass and enjoy.
Cranberry or blackcurrant juice, crushed ice.
How to make:
- Blend the fruit juice and crushed ice together.
- Pour into tall glasses and serve.
Halloween Party Food Ideas
These are some quick and easy party food ideas for busy mums. I have always found them to be a huge hit at my children's Halloween parties.
Cook some fish or chicken strips or goujons. Affix a finger nail (flaked almond) on the end using a little creme cheese or mayo.
Use chicken wings and rename them "bat wings." Supply some tomato or barbeque sauce as "blood" for dipping!
Using some beefburgers, tuna or veggie burger, serve in a small burger bun. Remember lots of blood (tomato ketchup) as relish!
Make a selection of sandwiches with various fillings and using a themed Halloween cookie cutter, cut into spooky shapes. The children will love these.
Green Swamp Surprise
Make a large bowl of green jelly. Once set, remove from the fridge and chop up into small pieces and transfer to serving bowls. Garnish with some jelly worms and snakes.
Warm a tin of tapioca, and pour into serving bowls. Instant warty pudding!
4 or 5 medium sized desert apples, 450g of soft caramel or toffee sweets, 2 tablespoons water.
How to make:
- Wash and thoroughly dry the apples
- Push a wooden skewer or lolly stick through the stem end of the apple.
- Heat the caramel/toffee in the microwave with the water until melted (you can also use the double boiler method if you prefer).
- Dip the apples until they are completely covered. Put in a large mug or lay on greaseproof paper.
- Pop into the fridge to harden.
Place a round scoop of white ice cream into a bowl and press in a chocolate button, M&M, or smartie etc for the eye. Drizzle some blood over the top! (raspberry or strawberry sauce), and serve.
All of these ideas are very simple, effective and take minimal time to prepare. With just a little imagination, these simple party foods can be turned into all manner of gross food. Many pound or dollar stores sell halloween tablecloths, napkins and table decorations. Children love this time of the year and it needn't be expensive or time-consuming to be a successful party.
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