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Halloween fun!

Here are some easy ideas for Halloween snacks and décor.

27 Oct 2011

It’s scary out there people.

The world economy popped and now we’re feeling the pinch… big time. Food is expensive and eating out a joke unless there’s a special – thank garlic for those – and life in general feels a lot like those dreams where I keep running on the spot and don’t get anywhere.

It’s time for some holiday cheer! And before you slap me, I’m not going anywhere near Christmas… yet, it’s all about Halloween. Now that I have kids, it’s clear that it’s another one of those cool occasions to eat sweets, dress up and generally make a fuss.

When life deals you lemons, look to the little people, they find the sugar in everything.

So on that happy note, here are a few fun Halloween ideas and recipes to get started:

-   Make a pumpkin face: we don’t have the same kind of pumpkins as the beautiful orange one’s in the States. Use a watermelon as the South African version (how cool?) – you can use the watermelon fruit for a delicious punch.

-   Take a look at our awesome blogger FoodandtheFabulous, she’s got some great ideas for easy décor that will transform your home quickly.

-   I’ve put together a smashing Top 10 Halloween recipes for you to get the creative juices flowing.

-   Dress up! Have some people over for a simple bring and braai and share the fun of the occasion.
And if you’ve got kids go trick or treating, you can act like a child again – we all need to do that once in a while right?

-   Make a big bowl of Nuclear punch and float plastic spiders and eyeballs in it from the crazy store.

-   Wrap pork sausages in puff pastry leaving the sausage to stick out about an inch. Poke 2 cloves into the sausage as ‘eyes’. Bake in an oven at 180 °C until the pastry is cooked (about 10-15 mins). They come out the cutest little mummified sausages.

I blogged about these here.


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