Joan’s Spooky Halloween Cake

October 29, 2010 by admin  
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Thanks Joan for Sharing Your Recipe!

Bake any cake you wish (boxed or from scratch) in a 9 x 13 pan. Cool completely. Leave in pan or remove from pan to put on a plate. Ice top with chocolate frosting and sprinkle with crushed Oreo sandwich cookies or other chocolate cookies for dirt. Put cookies in plastic bag and crushed with rolling pin. To decorate: marshmallow ghosts, cookies for tombstones (I use Milano cookies from Pepperidge Farm), candy pumpkins, candy corn (orange and white or orange, chocolate and white). All decorations can be found at Target. You can write on the tombstones “RIP” with chocolate icing.

Halloween Decorations & Treats for Parties : Ingredients for Making a Spiderweb Cake

October 11, 2010 by admin  
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Easy Halloween desserts! Learn how to make a spider web cake for Halloween in this free video clip about Halloween party ideas. Expert: Karen Weisman Bio: Karen Weisman graduated from Boston University with a degree in Hotel and Food Management. Since then, she has helped a national grocery store chain develop and launch a gourmet food division. Filmmaker: Karen Weisman
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Gross But Great Halloween Party Food Ideas : Halloween Party Food: Worm Cake

September 27, 2010 by admin  
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Learn tools needed to make earthworm cake for Halloween party food in this free Halloween recipe video. Expert: J. Costilla Contact: www.digitaleyesproductions.com Bio: J. Costilla is an emerging chef. He hopes to open an ethnic cafe in San Antonio. He is also a commercial photographer. Filmmaker: julio costilla

Fun Halloween Treat Ideas For 2009: Healthy Treats for Halloween

September 25, 2010 by admin  
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Fun Halloween Treat Ideas For 2009: Healthy Treats for Halloween
Candy, though being associated with Halloween for centuries, has also long been associated with health issues such as spikes in sugar levels, weight gain and contributing to such things as diabetes and decay of our teeth. However, there are other Halloween treat ideas that you to hand out to your trick-or-treaters.  We can all make sure our kids enjoy this Halloween by giving them treats that won’t harm or affect their health.

After having numerous conversations with kids in my family, their friends and their classroom buddies I have come up with a list of treats the kids would enjoy just as much, if not more, than Halloween candy.

Healthy Snacks:

Raisins or other dried fruit packets

Bags of homemade trail mix

Mixed nuts that can also be mixed with raisins or dried cranberries

Apples can be decorated with small scary spiders that you can attach to the stem

Bananas and oranges can be decorated with painted Halloween faces

Other Great Treats:

Kids love stick-on stickers and temporary tattoos

Wax teeth and mustaches have been a hit on Halloween for as long as I can remember

Small wind-up toys that jump and move in many different ways – many adults have collected these since they were children

Boxes of Crayons

Spooky tops for their pencils and spooky shaped erasers

Sidewalk Chalk – great for Hop Scotch and for drawing pictures on the sidewalk or driveway

Freaky plastic rings shaped like spiders and other creatures will go nicely as accessories to their costumes.  A cat ring would be a great addition to the Pink Barbie Cat Costume for girls.

Many of your local party stores will have Halloween party favor bags. Some of them have miniature harmonicas and other fun toys in them.  I take these bags and use the contents individually for the trick-or-treaters. Kids love Halloween whether they get lots of candy or other fun and playful treats in their bag.

With the thousands of children that can’t eat candy due to health issues such as diabetes or food allergies, it’s important to have alternatives to Halloween candy so they can also enjoy the holiday.

I plan to give out candy, both regular and sugar-free, but I also plan to have many other treats for the children that prefer them or just can’t eat the candy.  Why should they be left out when there are so many easy ways to include them in the Halloween Spirit?

The Child Bratz Cat Costume is at the top of the list for Halloween 2009

Happy Halloween!

Cats are a big part of Halloween decorations and the Cat-In-The-Hat Costume is a hit this year for 2009 Halloween costumes. The Barbie Pink TM Child Costume is an officially licensed Barbie costume.

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Gross But Great Halloween Party Food Ideas : Halloween Party Food: Color for Bloody Boogers

September 20, 2010 by admin  
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Learn how to add food coloring for boogers and blood on a stick for Halloween party food in this free Halloween recipe video. Expert: J. Costilla Contact: www.digitaleyesproductions.com Bio: J. Costilla is an emerging chef. He hopes to open an ethnic cafe in San Antonio. He is also a commercial photographer. Filmmaker: julio costilla

How to Make Halloween Cupcakes – Easy and Fun Halloween Cupcake Decorating Ideas

September 18, 2010 by admin  
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www.fitforafeast.com . How to make easy and fun Halloween Cupcakes that look like pumpkin faces. See how to get the icing color right, how to prepare the mix and have fun decorating your Halloween cupcakes. You can use sparkle gel, toppers and food coloring in your frosting. Happy Halloween!
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If yourlooking for scary Halloween decorations, learn all the various ways to use the Halloween corpse that you have just constructed in this free Halloween props video. Expert: The Mad Scientist Contact: www.sbtfilms.com Bio: The Mad Scientist has been creating props and effects for haunted houses, theater and film for over 20 years. Filmmaker: Samuel Thompson
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Gross But Great Halloween Party Food Ideas : Halloween Party Food: Adding Dirt to Worm Cake

September 17, 2010 by admin  
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Learn how to add dirt to an earthworm cake for Halloween party food in this free Halloween recipe video. Expert: J. Costilla Contact: www.digitaleyesproductions.com Bio: J. Costilla is an emerging chef. He hopes to open an ethnic cafe in San Antonio. He is also a commercial photographer. Filmmaker: julio costilla
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Tips for Preparing Halloween Party Recipes

September 16, 2010 by admin  
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Tips for Preparing Halloween Party Recipes

The fun part about Halloween parties is not just wearing unique and interesting Halloween costumes. It is very fun and exciting to eat or prepare Halloween party recipes. You have to be creative when preparing foods for your Halloween party if you want to make your food appropriate for your party’s theme. Here are some tips for preparing Halloween party recipes.

You can use traditional or common recipes. Just tweak it a bit to make it suitable for your party. For instance, you can prepare spaghetti with meatballs. Just make the meatballs look like human eyeballs. Your guests will surely feel as if human eyes are staring at them whenever they get a serving of your spaghetti with eyeballs. Prepare foods that resemble body parts of humans like fingers, ears, heart, eyeballs, bones, skulls, nose, tongue, and so on. You have to use your creative juices to be able to come up with such recipes. Or you can search for them in the internet, which is easier and more convenient. Create spooky or gross names for your recipes. For example, you can serve ‘spaghetti with eyeballs’, ‘fried bat wings’, ‘finger foods’ (make it literal and serve finger foods that look like fingers), and so on. For your beverages, you can choose drinks that look like blood, goo, or mud. You can choose drinks that are blood red, slimy green, or murky brown in color.

These tips for preparing Halloween recipes for your party will surely make your party the talk of the town. Have fun cooking spooky meals!

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Pot-luck Halloween Party for Everyone

September 16, 2010 by admin  
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Pot-luck Halloween Party for Everyone

Children favorite holidays are Saint Nicholas (in Belgium) or Christmas, because of the gifts; Carnival (in Europe) because of the costumes, parties and parades; and Halloween.

Why do they love Halloween? Adults assume that children love Halloween because children generally love candy.

But children do not only love the abundance of candy at Halloween. They love partying, wearing costumes, watching torchlight parades…

Adults also love Halloween. Especially Halloween parties.

While reading lots of articles dedicated to Halloween, I noticed that people talk about Halloween parties for children or Halloween parties for adults. But they seldom talk about Halloween parties for everyone.

So this year, why not going for a Halloween party for everyone, adults and children?

Obviously, Halloween family parties are often organized: when the trick or treating is over, children come home with their candies and after verifying the quality of the sweets they received, everybody goes in the living room. While drinking pumpkin juice, parents tell
children some Halloween stories.

But there is a way to make your Halloween evening funnier for everyone. What about a pot-luck party? What about inviting your friends and neighbours; married couples or single parents and their children?

Unfortunately, there is a major inconvenient: when she guests a party, the housewife must stay in the kitchen to ensure that everyone has something to eat and to drink and to prepare the meal.

This year, the housewife will participate and enjoy the Halloween party. The principle of this event is the following one: each guest brings different dishes: meal, dessert, pie or drink – alcoholic or not.

Prepare your Halloween party for everyone by creating invitation cards with funny Halloween decorations. Set up a costume theme. Decorate your house. Ask children to help you: they also participate to the event.

The easiest way to guest a Halloween party is by organizing a supper-table. Convert your dinner room table into a supper-table. Place the Jack-O-Lantern on its center and each of the dishes brought by your guests all around it. Each participant will serve himself.

A supper-table is also an excellent way for your guests to be able to talk to everyone and meet new people.

A smaller table in another corner of the room will become the bar area. Fun tip: carve two large pumpkins and decorate them with Halloween theme and fill one of them with sangria or alcoholic punch for adults and the other one with fruit juice for the children. Decorate the drinks with Witch Eyes.

Witch Eyes recipe:

Canned peeled and drained litchis
Incorporate a black grape or a maraschino cherry into each litchi

Plan to have enough chairs for your guests and reserve some space at the center of the room to dance. Put the musical mood by creating some play lists dedicated to Halloween.

Here are some Halloween dessert ideas:

Halloween Lanterns:

Ingredients:
Montain oranges,
Chocolate mousse

Preparation:
Cut the top of each orange
Remove the pulp or the oranges
Draw eyes, a nose and a mouth as if they were pumpkins
Fill the oranges with chocolate mousse
Cap them with the top you cutted
Keep them in a cool place.

French Pumpkin Doughnut

Ingredients:
Cut 500 g of Hokkaido pumpkin into small cubes
2 tablespoon Sugar
2 tablespoon Soft butter
2 lightly beaten eggs
125 fl oz flour
Oil

Preparation:
Put the Hokkaido pumpkin in a pot
Cover with water and let it boil until the pumpkin is cooked and tender
Drain the pumpkin and combine with sugar, butter and eggs
Gradually add flour while beating
File a tablespoon of the mixture into hot oil for about 4-5 minutes
Serve warm.

Have a fun pot-luck Halloween party for everyone!

D. Halet is an European history, Holidays and Tarot Cards passionate; she writes articles and creates websites dedicated to these subjects.
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Halloween Party Drinks

September 15, 2010 by admin  
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Halloween Party Drinks

Try these delicious drinks at your Halloween party this year for great holiday flavors that are so easy to put together.  Your guests, young and old, will love you for them. 

Pumpkin Smoothie (Non Alcoholic)

Into a blender, add one cup of pumpkin puree, a large fresh banana, one cup of vanilla ice-cream, one teaspoonful of ground cinnamon, one teaspoonful of ground nutmeg half a cup of orange juice, four ice cubes and a tablespoonful of brown sugar.  Whizz together until thick and creamy and serve immediately (Makes 2 large glasses)

Spiced Hot Apple Brew (Non Alcoholic)

Heat a liter carton of apple juice in a pan until hot (but not boiling) and then add 2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar, 1 teaspoonful of cinnamon and another of ground nutmeg, stir until all the flavours have combined and add extra sugar to taste.  Throw in slices of apple, orange and pear and serve in Halloween mugs with a cinnamon stick for stirring.

Sinful Witches Brew (Adults Only)

Replace the apple juice in the Hot Apple Brew (described above) with cider and add an additional cupful of white rum.  Heat as above, adding the cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar to taste.  Again, throw in slices of orange, apple and pear and serve in tall glasses with cinnamon sticks for stirring.

Pumpkin Face Punch (Adults only)

Use a hollowed out pumpkin as a punch bowl for this wicked party beverage that’s for the adults only.  Mix two bottles of bubbly (champagne or sparking wine) with half a cup of white run, half a cup of peach schnapps, half a cup of tequila,a liter carton of cranberry juice and sugar syrup to taste.  Add apple slices for decoration and serve over ice.  

Pumpkin Face Punch (Non-Alcoholic)

Make this punch family friendly by replacing the bubbly and spirits with lemonade or 7Up. Omit the sugar syrup.

Happy Halloween!

Dr Sarah-Jayne is a published author with a doctorate in Psychology. Her articles have been published in national and international media and her book is on the reading list at over 40 Universities worldwide.

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