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Halloween – 2017

If nothing else, Halloween can be a really good reason to have a get-together with friends. We had a great time celebrating with some of our good friends.

Halloween – last minute again!

Life has changed quite a lot at Mook & Lulu’s in recent years. I now work full-time, juggling work, school, family and all the other bits and bobs – and mostly everyone ends up where they should be, when they should be there, mostly!

Though, like many working parents, I’m quite often ‘flying by the seat of my pants’ – things get done, but more often than not, rather last minute. So, here is our post for this year – showing us getting ready for our celebrations with friends and a ‘last minute’ easy decoration to try if you’re celebrating Halloween at home this year.

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Our ‘Day of the Dead’ pumpkin- expertly carved by Mr Mook & Lulu’s – come back later for a photo of the it illuminated!

So, if you’ve got a spare hour or so, some black wool or string, some drawing pins or nails, and a hammer (depending on your walls), then you could make this giant spiderweb.

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Start by cutting lengths of wool or string to make a cross and secure with pins or nails. Create lengths unevenly spaced on top of the cross to make additional cross sections. Then starting from the centre wrap around each of the ‘spokes’ as you reach them and build out in a spiral to form your web – adjust the wool to create the effect you want as you go.

We’ve accessorised our homemade web with a giant spider which we found at Sainsbury’s

Happy Halloween! šŸŽƒ

Gorgeous Gourds

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Mr Mook and Lulu enjoys the challenge of carving a pumpkin, and has created some spectacular marvelsĀ over the years. This does, of course, set the bar rather high for anyone else in the pumpkin carving stakes – and does make the whole business look somewhat simpler than it is! Pumpkin carving is tricky – very tricky, and if you’re a novice, or have little hands and child-safe tools, it can all prove rather frustrating.

So, here’s an idea for little ones who don’t want to miss out on one of the few chances to play with their food – pumpkin decorating!

We picked up a few of these ‘Munchkins‘ from our local Waitrose, dug out some embellishments and Sharpies from the craft box, and set to work creating our own ‘gorgeous gourds’!

Here is Mook hard a work.

Our ‘blinged-up’ pumpkin

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This is Lulu’s pumpkin

And here is Mr Mook and Lulu’s creation from last year.

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Happy Halloween!

 

Halloween Video Short

So, I’ve had a very useful tutorial from Mook, and here are the results! A little bit of Halloween fun all rolled up into a video short.

PS Watch for the first appearance of the newest member of family – Huggy!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Mook’s Halloween Trailer

My exceptionally talented little Mook has created this spooky trailer for the Mook and Lulu blog – I fear we have already reached the point where my 10 year old daughter is more media savvy than me!

I’m delighted with the her results though! *embarassing proud mum*

 

Halloween Cookie Short

We thought we’d have a bit of fun with our Halloween Cookies – here are the results!Ā https://youtu.be/SpdKfYFS0Hk

 

Happy Halloween!

 

Happy Halloween!

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Ignoring the historical significance, it’s not hard to see the appeal of Halloween for kids. Dressing up in a crazy costume, calling on your neighbours so that they can give you sweet treats, and eating so many sweets that you’re bouncing off the walls – what’s not to love! Last year Lulu declared Halloween as the ‘Best Day Ever’ – for me that title will always be held by Christmas, but Halloween does provide the best opportunity to practice some kitchen alchemy and explore the darker side of your creativity to create some gruesome party food.

Here are some of the Mook and Lulu Halloween offerings for this year.

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