This month we're celebrating all things ghostly with our Halloween party boxes.
Todays Halloween guest blog comes from Mad Hatter Party Food If you need some great ideas for Halloween party food then you've come to the right place!
So read on for some great Halloween party food ideas from Mad Hatter Party Food.
Halloween is one time of year where you can really have some fun with the food. At Mad Hatter Party Food we do themed menus to fit with any party, and so seasonal parties are just up our street! I have pulled together a few of my favourites, which are very impressive, but easy to do so you can have maximum impact without spending hours in the kitchen – plus they are great fun for the kids to help you make.
Simply cut some hot dog sausages in half and wrap the top and bottom with a thin ‘bandage’ of puff pastry, make a couple of holes for eyes and add a small ball of the pastry, and make a smiley face then bake for 10-15 mins. You can vary these by adding a very thin layer of Dijon mustard and grated cheese to the inside of the ‘bandage’.
Finger Buffet Sandwiches
These are great – take some bread and make finger shapes. Add lines along the fingers for the creases and then use a little cucumber skin to make the finger nail. If you want to make them gory you could add strawberry jam or tomato ketchup to the base of the fingers to make them look like they have been cut off.
When I was a little girl I used to love making marzipan fruit, so I had an idea for something a little retro – marzipan Halloween shapes! You can buy the marzipan from most supermarkets and colour it with a little food colouring (paste colours are less messy), then shape them into anything you’d like. If you don’t fancy doing this with marzipan, they would work just as well with fondant icing, which you can also buy ready made at supermarkets – you can even get it ready coloured to save some time. These can also be used as very impressive cupcake toppers – just make a simple cupcake and stick a shape on the top. These can be made in advance so saves any last minute panics.
These are very simple to make, but can be so impressive. You can pick up Halloween cutters quite cheaply in most supermarkets at this time of year. Make a simple vanilla biscuit recipe and cut the biscuits into your Halloween shapes. When they are cooled cut out shapes with the same cutters in fondant icing, stick these to the top of the biscuits using edible glue or a sugar and water solution, and then finish off with as many additional shapes or details as you would like.
Jellies and worms
You can get some nice jelly worm sweets which you can add into green jellies to make them look scary and fun – really easy, just let the jelly start to set for about 2 hours before you put them in so they are suspended in the jelly - what child wouldn’t want to tuck in!
These couldn’t be easier – simply buy some mini meringue shells and then add eyes – either with an edible pen, or with some fondant or piped icing – and you have instant ghouls!
For more fun party food, cakes and cupcakes visit www.madhatterpartyfood.co.uk
Massive thanks to Sarah from Mad Hatter Party Food Some brilliant ideas and, as always, we want to know how you get on with making them!
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Don't forget if you are having a Halloween spooktacular you can get all the party supplies you need in our fangtastic Halloween party boxes!
Speak to you soon my friends.