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HALLOWEEN INSPIRED FOOD, BEVERAGE & DECORATION IDEAS

For like eternity, Halloween has been my most disfavored holiday. Up until two years ago. Just about the time when my daughter started enjoying the spooky stories, witchy costumes, mysterious trails and trick or treat tours around the neighbours. Truth being told, the happiness in her eyes was really contaminating. It changed my perspective and made Halloween one of the most awaited holidays in our family.

Now, we truly indulge in the preparation of our own house decorations, pumpkin craving, spooky meals and drinks. We dress up and have tons of fun doing tricks and collecting spooky sweets from our trails. This year M is gonna be a witch. A good witchy as she says. We already went to the Halloween trail in the Royal Botanics (which I strongly recommend as both educational and fun), and now we are planning our trick or treat tour and Halloween night at home. 

We started collecting ideas for our Halloween dinner as well. Browsing the net there are so many incredible ideas that we are impatiently looking forward to recreate. Here are some of our top choices.

 

HALLOWEEN INSPIRED FOOD IDEAS

 

 

SELECTED FOOD RECIPES

 

HALLOWEEN EYE BALL BITES

halloween eye ball recipe
Ingredients
  • 3 3/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 stick soft butter
  • melted white chocolate for dipping
  • blue green, black and red gel tube icing
Instructions
Mix together sugar, peanut butter and butter with a mixer until well blended. Shape into “eye” sized balls. Heat chocolate in double broiler. Dip eyeballs in to coat. Let cool and dry on wax paper. Using gel tube icing, make iris and pupils. Use toothpicks and food coloring to make veins on eyeballs. 

 

 

HALLOWEEN INSPIRED DRINK IDEAS

 

The secret of steamy coktails is dried ice 🙂 Here are my favorite super duper easy recipes with which you could surely impress your guests (first recipe) and kids (second recipe):

 

 

SELECTED BEVERAGE RECIPES

 

WITCHY WHISKEY COCKTAIL

halloween whiskey cocktail
Ingredients
  • 60 ml Crown Royal whiskey
  • 30 ml sour apple pucker
  • 90 ml cran-apple juice
Instructions

Add crushed ice to 2 martini glasses and to a cocktail shaker. In the cocktail shaker, add whiskey, sour apple pucker, and cran-apple juice. Pour out ice from martini glasses and strain cocktail into martini glasses. 

 

 

PUMPKIN SMOOTHIE

halloween pumpkin smoothieIngredients
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 Medjool date
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbs pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 cup nuts milk
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
Instructions

Put everything in the blender and blend until you get a nice creamy texture. If needed you can add extra milk to make it more liquid or more dates to make it sweeter.

 

 

HALLOWEEN INSPIRED TABLE DECORATION IDEAS

 

XXX

The Mermaid 

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