Halloween Party Ideas

1. Halloween Party Idea 1 – Creepy, Dead Man’s Finger Food Sandwiches

Halloween Treat 1

Ingredients Required:

  • Thin sliced white bread, crusts removed
  • Soft margarine
  • Cream cheese or peanut butter
  • Almonds
  • Strawberry Jam
  1. Use a rolling pin to gently flatten the slices of bread to make them more pliable.
  2. Spread with a little margarine and some cream cheese.
  3. Roll up the sandwiches
  4. Make three indentations with a blunt knife to form the finger joints.
  5. Trim the ends of the fingers into a ‘V’ shape and stick an almond on to each tip with a little cream cheese to form the nails.
  6. Add a dollop of strawberry jam over the end of the finger for the gruesome blood!

2. Halloween Party Idea 2 – Wicked Icy Witch

Halloween Treat 2

Ingredients Required:

  • 1 qt vanilla ice cream
  • 2 pouches shredded wheat cereal
  • 4 Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers
  • Chocolate icing
  • 4 Oreo ice cream cones
  • 8 chocolate chips
  • 1 bag gummy candy
  • 1 red licorice lace
  1. Divide ice cream into 1-cup scoops and wrap each in plastic wrap
  2. Freeze the ice cream at least 3 hours until firm
  3. Pull apart shredded wheat into thin strips to use as hair; set aside.
  4. Spread chocolate icing on each wafer cookie and stick on a cone for the base of the hat.
  5. Unwrap each ice-cream scoop and top each ice cream with shredded-wheat hair.
  6. Use chocolate icing as glue to stick cone hat atop hair and add chocolate-chip eyes, gummy-candy nose and licorice-strip mouth. 

3. Halloween Party Idea 3 – Frightful Fingers

Halloween Treat 3

Ingredients Required:

  • Two 11-oz bags white chocolate chips
  • 4 drops green food coloring
  • 3 powder-free latex gloves
  • 15 M&Ms or almonds
  1. Microwave chocolate chips in a bowl on medium power for 75 seconds.
  2. Stir until smooth then stir in green coloring.
  3. Drop an M&M or an almond into the bottom of the fingers of each glove.
  4. Fold down the end of the glove and pour the melted white chocolate into each glove using a funnel.
  5. Add just enough to fill each finger, pressing the chocolate into the fingers and thumb to remove any air bubbles.
  6. Tie the end of the glove or close it with a rubber band. Refrigerate for about 2 hours. Carefully peel off glove.

4. Halloween Party Idea 4 – Easy, Spooky Ghost Cakes

Halloween Treat 4

Ingredients Required:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter plus extra for greasing
  • Half cup plus 1 tablespoon Superfine sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 large eggs
  • One cup self-rising flour
  • Cornstarch for dusting
  • Non stick baking spray
  • 1 x 24 oz box white rolled fondant icing
  • 1 Tube of black Writing Icing
    1. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla essence together until light and fluffy.
    2. Add one egg at a time and add a tablespoon of flour with each egg added.
    3. Beat well and fold in the remaining flour.
    4. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spoon the batter into a popover pan that has been sprayed with non stick baking spray and fill each molds till just over half full.
    5. Place on a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool. Allow to cool, cut off the top of the cakes to form a flat surface then turn out onto a board or plate.
    6. Dust your work surface with cornstarch and roll out the icing . Cut out circles to drape over the cakes. You can use a saucer as a guide.
    7. Drape these over the sponge cakes to form ghosts.
    8. From the trimmings either use a mini cutter to cut out some tiny white oval shapes or roll out some tiny balls of white icing into oval shapes . Dampen them with a little water and stick them onto the front of the ghost.
    9. Use a blob of black writing icing for the pupils of the eyes.