The last, but certainly not the least of my Halloween Threesome Articles of 2013! Not only do costumes and make-up play a big role on All Hallow's Eve, but what would the night be like without the spooky decor and horrifying finger food, literally?
Each year I like to throw a Halloween Party for my friends to have some carefree fun and dress-up as silly beings. Unfortunately, since I have started my second's bachelors this has been much more stressful than it was before. I really don't have the time to organize any party on which I want to go all out, so this year I am sticking to the basics, which I would like to share with you!
The first thing that comes to my mind are spider webs! Your home should be filled with those and add spiders and other creepy crawlers in the webs just to freak out your guests. I have done this each year and I try to place it everywhere. No nook or corner is safe! Be playful and place a spider web on a door your guests will be walking through and pull the strings down low so it is most likely to touch them. Surely, your visitors will appreciate that.
You know what else will make your home light up? Black light! Creating a spooky ambiance instantly, though I imagine it might be hard to find. So a good alternative would be buying colored crêpe paper and wrapping your light in it - not the actual bulb though, because you'd rather be safe than sorry! An actual fire might be spooky, but will surely take away all the fun!
With the lights dimmed down, one shouldn't forget to add candles in different sizes! Black, white, red and orange would be the best colors for this themed evening, but you know what would be even better.. or more frightening? Long white candles with red blood dripping down. Yes, you read that right! It looks strangely good and disturbingly weird at the same time.
|This picture is taken from The Modern Mom site, that also offers you a tutorial on how to make the blood-dripping candles yourself. So, be sure to take a look!|
Now, a final but very obvious piece of decor I am sharing with you all is the pumpkin! If you have time on your hands - you could do it like people in North-America - you could carve beautiful designs or creepy faces into the pumpkins. Let your creativity run free! Or, if you're like me and have very little time on your hands, then you can buy a spooky or cute pumpkin! I bought mine from Xenos:
|What a friendly chap.|
The Finger Food
There's nothing scarier than seeing actual fingers, eyeballs, brain cake on your table! Often my guest stare at them a bit before they are willing to try them. You can choose to create certain finger food or you could buy scary candy in stores as well. I will be sharing a couple of things I made in the past and will most likely make again this year.
My absolute favorite and one I have to make each year are the witches' fingers. They look sort of nasty, but taste delicious - after all.. they're just home-made cookies, yummy! Here you will find an easy and good recipe to create these pretties, though I would forego on the red decorating gel as it's really not necessary!
Another fun and certainly less scary bite to make are the Mummy Dogs. These cute little hot dogs are to be wrapped in thin layers of dough to create a mummified look, then they can be eaten with great pleasure. The only thing you should keep in mind is that this bite can me made in advance, but needs to be placed in the oven right before serving. So, if you don't have the time to do this then it might not be the best option, but it definitely is one of the cutest!
But if you're looking for a healthier alternative to all these eerie snacks, why not try Banana Ghosts and Tangerine Pumpkins? They're just as delicious but slightly cuter-looking. This is also perfect for a Halloween party with younger kids, as they will surely get enough sweets into their system, anyways!
I'd quickly like to share two other bites I have made in the past with help of my friends. Simple evil-little pumpkin cookies and anything scary that we could think of with fondant! The latter being quite sweet, but fun to show off. But I doubt I will be making either of these two this year.
That was it for 2013, folks! I hope I helped inspire some of you or at least made you a bit more excited about Halloween. What is your favorite Halloween decoration and finger food? Share your thoughts and spread the horror.