Halloween is just around the corner and it’s my favourite ‘holiday’ (if we could call it that) of the whole year. Toilet paper mummies, cobwebbed houses, bones a plenty and candy- what’s there not to like! WIth a load of parties happening this weekend, pre-official 31st date, here are a few easy ghoulish DIY Halloween ideas and recipes to help those who might need get into the ‘spirit’.
Make a Halloween banner to welcome your guess or the neighbourhood trick-or-treaters. See how this one was made here. Spotlight stocks letters or you could try a local $2 shop.
Or really spook your guests with balloon head ghosts in the garden (these look spookier at night), hanging silhouettes and bloody greetings (you can get fake blood at The Warehouse or most $2 stores).
See some great Halloween pizza ideas here to feed your flat, family or friends on the 31st, or turn the gore level up a bit and make this meat(loaft) hand! Another wonderfully easy idea is cutting cheese into ‘jack’ faces before slapping it into burgers (a perfect almost summer bbq treat).
And some easy ghostly pretzel sticks here, bandaid crackers (try cheds with hummus and a piece of bloody red pepper on top), spider lollipops for kids lunches or to impress the neighbourhood by handing them out to trick-or-treaters! and lastly easy peasy Reese’s cups with pretzel sticks in the top for broomsticks.
Paper Unfortunate Cookies for your house guests, or I hear if you soften fortune cookies in the oven you can open them giving you enough time to switch the fortunes over but that sounds little stressful! See how to make a paper fortune cookie here.
Or paper pumpkins, made with tissue paper and florist tape. See here how to do it.
And as for what to wear! Here are some quick but clever costumes below. Turn yourself into Medusa, for some help see here, get your guy to wear a noose tie to work, or make your own bat bowtie- here’s a link to a youtube how to.
Are you off to a Halloween party this weekend? Or against the holiday entirely?