Monthly Archives: October 2013

Halloween – Jellied Pumpkins

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Jellied Pumpkins

For a quick, and easy, last-minute addition to your Halloween Party food – try these Jellied Pumpkins.

Our party guests couldn’t wait to dive into these fruity ‘pumpkins’ with their jet-black filling. They’re very easy to do – here’s how.

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Halloween – Spider Delights!

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Spider Delights!

Looking for a last minute baked treat for your Halloween Party?  Have a go at these ‘Spider Delights’ decorated cupcakes.

Lulu is terrified of spiders.  Needless to say, these Spider Delights cupcakes gave her no problems at all, in fact they were the first thing she made a grab for at our Halloween party and she devoured one in minutes – it was blood-chilling to watch!

To make six Spider Delights, you will need..

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Halloween Party Decorations

ImagePlanning a Halloween Party? Here are our tips for creating a spooky spectacular…

Pick a colour scheme

Choosing a colour scheme will focus your planning and coordinate the overall look of your haunting Halloween party.  We selected black, green and orange for all the decorations and tableware for our party.

Pick a setting

We were very fortunate to have a fabulous black fireplace as the backdrop for our party table.  Choose a setting that can be decorated as a mise en scene for your focal point – the party food table.

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Halloween Recipes – Dead Man Fingers!

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Dead Man Fingers – Carrot sticks!

Looking for something quick, easy and healthy to put on the Halloween Table?  Why not try our Dead Man Fingers!

To ease my parental guilt at all the sugar-laden treats on the Halloween table, we often have a tub of Dead Man Fingers lurking at the back – and surprisingly, after all the sugary treats, the kids often happily munch on them.

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Halloween Photos on Facebook

Halloween Photos on Facebook

Why not have a look at our Facebook page for more photos of our Halloween Party?

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Let’s get Spooky! – Halloween Party Ideas

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Halloween Party Food!

The weather’s turning spooky – the southwest is due to be hit by the ‘perfect storm’.  Halloween is almost upon us so we thought we’d share some of our ghostly creations for your Halloween Parties. Continue reading

Clear the house, check out those community halls – traditional children’s parties are making a comeback!

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We’ve heard some great news – traditional children’s parties are making a comeback! As the economic downturn tightens its grip on family finances, and the wave of popularity for home crafts rides on, more families are shunning expensive soulless party venues in favour of parent-styled children’s parties at home, or in local community facilities.

A recent survey commissioned by Buttons Children’s Parties found that nearly seven out of ten parents said they were returning to creating their own, more traditional, style of parties.  So we’ve put together some top tips for holding your child’s party at home, or in a community hall.

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