As the festivities approach, we know it can be tricky trying to manage the endless stream of treats on offer. Why not stand out from the crowd and whip up some creative gems for your guests this year. Serve up food that is spooky and fun, whilst at the same time being healthy and delicious.
Whether you’re planning a class party, a celebration at home, or expecting a stream of little people knocking on your door, we have some simple ideas to help you enjoy Halloween and avoid the sugar rush.
Swap out the lollies for something homemade.
Think banana ghouls or googly eye grapes. It doesn’t have to be all sweet either; there are plenty of great savoury morsels of goodness you can open your door with this Halloween. Try cheesy pizza mummies or eerie eggs. These healthy snacks are so simple to make that children can get involved in creating them too!
Why not think outside the (chocolate) box!
Halloween is a time for games and fun activities as well as yummy food. Try apple bobbing, pin the tail on the black cat or a healthy version of donuts on a string by dangling pikelets or scones instead.
Get crafty making awesome Halloween buckets with your kids that they can use again and again. Hand out extra items to decorate their buckets with, like spooky stickers or stamps, as well as fun things they can use to get in theme or collect along the way, like vampire fangs, scary cobwebs or creepy spiders.
If hitting the streets for some trick or treating is a part of your neighbourhood tradition, then we suggest kids head out after dinner. This way they are full of the good stuff and can enjoy a few treats along the way without overdoing it. Encourage kids to collect and sort their treats at the end of the night, and to share and donate the surplus to others.
Remember that Halloween only comes around once a year, so enjoy yourself and do your best to strike a balance between every day and ’party’ foods.