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Gorgeous Gourds

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Mr Mook and Lulu enjoys the challenge of carving a pumpkin, and has created some spectacular marvels 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!

 

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.

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 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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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

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