Treats You Can Make & Destroy This Halloween
I've decided to ramp up the Halloween celebrations this year now that Archie is almost 2 (and ok, Hocus Pocus is my favourite movie of all time); we've hung some creepy bunting, carved some pumpkins (for the first time ever!) and have got our hands on some awesome edible DIY treats from our local Homesense.
Haunted House Kit
The gingerbread haunted house was surprisingly easy to put together, minus tiny hands; yes, I admit it, Mr J and I sneakily built this whilst A was in the midst of a monster (excuse the pun) nap and I suppose we enjoyed it. Who am I kidding? We were constantly debating over who was taking on the icing responsibility and who had the steadiest hands to hold the walls and it was a grand challenge for our relationship. If it can get us to work together, your kids will love it, though I'd recommend older children as it does have some fiddly bits! We had plenty of icing and sweets included to decorate as much as we could possibly want, and bonus: it tasted delicious!
I'd seen these around before and really wanted to try them; Mr Bones is simply a skeleton made out of ice; perfect for Halloween parties, a) for being fabulously creepy and b) for keeping the guests drinks cool (though now it's October, the English weather also does a fab job of that). He's really easy to make (pop the water in the tray and freeze) which is just dandy for terrible hosts like myself who can barely manage to get a banner to stay on the wall (that damn banner). FYI; he's quite wide so won't fit in narrower tumblers!
Martial Arts Mummies Cookie Kit
I don't know many mummies (of the tissue paper kind, I know plenty of the screaming children kind), and I certainly don't know any ninja ones, but we decided to grab this kit alongside our haunted house and give it a try. Thankfully, Mr J (the chef of the house) was on hand to help me out of a particularly bad dough incident (through no fault of the kit itself, just my inept baking hands) and we ended up with loads of dough, we could've easily cooked two trays but we stuck at the one. Once cooked, we got decorating and had tonnes of fun. We let Archie help out with this one and he loved 'decorating' his own (mostly because he licked the icing off after and started again - I suppose at least he's recycling).
So, pop down to your local Homesense over the next few days and pick up some of your own fab Halloween treats for the kids to indulge in. There's also some awesome costumes, especially for toddler age, one of which I will be showcasing on the blog over the weekend and some fab creepy centerpieces for parties. Happy Halloween, folks!
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