When I think of Halloween, I think of 2 things, firstly where the holiday comes from and the desire to return to old-fashioned ways and of course, just the general fun that can be had with what the holiday has become. So I try to make the most of both..

In case you want a reminder of where the holiday comes from and how it evolved into todays merriment, Apples 4 The Teacher explains. They also have a whole lot of Halloween activities to suit all ages… So take a peek

There are so many fun things that you can do with the kids to make the most of the Holiday but Pumpkin Carving for me is an essential activity :). We have always held a party for the kids and served all sorts of fun foods and everyone has dressed up and played games and just generally enjoyed the festivities.

Carving Pumpkins…

My eldest loves Halloween! I mean, you get to dress up, have a party with your friends and go and collect sweets and treats from the neighbours … at night (She is only 5 1/2) Because of that, I try to make an effort for her. This year, things may be a bit different having moved, but we will just have to find our groove here.

Fancy dress over the years …

Fun things we have done before:

  • Made up our own rhyming party invite Halloween Invitation 2010.doc
  • Made up Word Searches, Sudoku’s and a special Halloween Bingo
  • Made our own Trick or Treat Bags
  • Turned part of the house into a Haunted House with all sorts of decoration including home-made
  • Mixed an Adults Party with a Kids Party

Our Halloween

Food for the Halloween Banquets in the past have included:

  • Witches Knitting (Chunky Spaghetti Bolognaise)
  • Ghoulish Pumpkin Fondue (Fondue served in a roasted pumpkin)
  • Trick or Treat Pizzas
  • Ghastly Pick n Mix (Creepy sweet treats in different jars)
  • Witches Brew (Fruit punch with floating decorations)
  • Jelly Jack O’ Lanterns (Hollowed out oranges carved into Jack O’ Lanterns and filled with Jelly)

Here are some other fun ideas I am considering for this year…

Re-labeling some bottled drinks to suit the occasion with a little help from Hostess with the Mostess

Free Printables

Apple Smiles by Annabel Karmel on Disney Family

Apple Smiles

Green Meanies found on How Stuff Works

Green Meanies

Mummy Dogs found on Our Best Bites … Lots of other great ideas can be found there too πŸ™‚

Mummy Dogs

Hungry Happenings has given me a great idea with these Monster Cheese Balls…

Monster Cheese Balls

Halloween Quesadillas by Monster Mama are easy, tasty and fun πŸ™‚

Halloween Quesadillas

For me, lots of the fun to be had is in the planning and making with the kids.

Happy Halloween

Boo x

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About My Primal Corner

I'm just a Mom, doing my bit to raising healthy, happy kids while indulging a passion for food and travel. We follow and Paleo/Primal diet and keep dreaming about actually living the lifestyle.

2 responses »

  1. auntie k says:

    AHHH LOVE those halloween quesadillas and the mummy dogs! We have similar taste when it comes to Halloween decor. Get some more ideas with some things I posted last week like the many things you can do with pumpkins and halloween party details!

    http://kidsarefrompluto.com/category/parties-arts-crafts-wednesdays/

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