This is our first time to do something for Halloween. We usually let this day go by without even a thought, however, Halloween is gaining popularity here and it is getting harder to ignore. The supermarkets are filled with decorations and trick or treat candies and stores are decked out in spider webs and skeletons.
We let the children get dressed up for the night. We didn’t go trick or treating as that part of the Halloween tradition has yet to hit my home (and I don’t know if it will be). They were happy to get dressed just for the fun of it and to just sit and watch tv in it 🙂 Deanna was excited to get dressed in her mummy costume. It was her idea. I think her recent visit to the tutankhamun exhibition may have something to do with it. Thomas was not so keen to wear the bat cape I had bought for him though, we managed to take a photo or two of him.
For our easy holloween dinner, I made hot dog and pizza mummies accompanied by ghost mashed potatoes. These were quick and easy to make and very tasty. After a busy two days, I didn’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen so this was perfect and the kids loved it. After all, how can you go wrong with hot dogs and pizza, right?
For dessert, I made orange Jack-o-lanterns filled with strawberry jelly. I got the idea from a food magazine “Super Food ideas”
I also made snakes in soil (chocolate mousse topped with crushed chocolate biscuits and sour worms)
For a creepy drink, the children had green slime with worms (lime softdrink spider) while the adults had blood (red wine)
I don’t know if we will ever celebrate Halloween like the American’s do but I think the children have fun dressing up.
Visit Deanna’s blog for more Halloween photos.
I hope you have a spooky Halloween… oooooOOOOoooohhhhh!!!!