The spooky time of the year is here again. Jazz up your Halloween meal with creepy cocktails, spooky treats and frightening cookies. We bring you some ghoulish ideas to spice up your monster bash this Halloween.
These spiders are gross, yet adorable, with their creepy eyes and legs. But overcome your revulsion for creepy crawlies and pop one in. To make the ghoulish treats, mix cream cheese, cheese and dip thoroughly and form into balls. Add bacon bits, scallions, spices as per your taste and use edible paint to give that creepy finish. Tiny straws can be used as legs. Your spider zombies are ready!
Halloween is the time for creepy carved pumpkin, so why not start with some pumpkin punch? Mix rum, apple cider, ginger ale and pumpkin juice together. Serve in a hollowed-out pumpkin with floating pumpkin chunks.
A tray of eyeballs staring up at your guests is a must have for a frightening Halloween meal. For all their gory appearance, these eyeballs are easy to make. Boil the eggs. Slice them vertically and scoop out the yolks into a bowl. Dip a toothpick in red food colouring and draw veins on the eggs. Mix mayonnaise, mustard and salt with the yolks and add green food colouring. Scoop the green mixture into the eggs. Add a sliced black olive in the middle of each egg on top of the green mixture.
Scare your guests and later ignite their appetites with this delicious vanilla cake. This can easily make for a perfect centrepiece on the table for your Halloween meal. With ghosts popping up from the cake, guests will find it more cute than scary. For the ghosts, form 2-inch high cones from white fondant; attach to the cake with additional vanilla icing. Roll a 1/2-inch cube of fondant into a 6-inch circle. Drape over cone. Tint a small amount of fondant black. Form three small dots; attach to ghosts’ faces.
Graveyard brownies — chocolate brownies with RIP headstones and a white ghost popping up — make for a special spooky treat for the guests.