Halloween - the only time of the year when it’s socially acceptable to stroll down the street in a cape while talking to a pumpkin. Here at zulily, we’re big fans of the spooky season, (we’re not ones to turn down a dress-up-and-eat-lots-of-sweets day), so we’ve called on our guest blogger, Tara to get us excited about throwing the ultimate Halloween party!
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Halloween is fast becoming a big holiday in the UK and so to celebrate I am throwing a Halloween party for Finley and his little chums. I have been busily collected different ideas for décor, catering and costumes. All the babies are under one, with that in mind I don’t want to spend a small fortune; equally I don’t want to compromise how it looks.
Although this party is for the babies I will also be catering for the Mums too, so I plan on cooking up a chilli and rice which is quick and easy to do, and can be eaten one handed with a baby in the other if need be.
I will be writing various blogs on the planning of this party, but today I wanted to focus on the food.
I recently started weaning Finley and so I am always conscious about making sure everything he eats is healthy. I know the Mum’s that are coming along will appreciate a selection of healthy snacks for the little ones and so I have picked some of my favourite finds for doing just that.
Carrot sticks, cucumber, broccoli and dips- Finn loves carrot sticks and so I am planning on making one of these as the centre piece. I am going to use humous as this is one that is a favourite amongst the babies I know.
Halloween pumpkin snacks photo credit: http://phillyhealthwatch.com/2011/10/28/healthier-halloween-treats/
This skeleton veg plate looks so easy to make and is something a bit quirky, although the children will be blissfully unaware I hope the Mum’s will like it.
Skeleton veg picture photo credit: http://operationsanta.com/healthy-halloween-treats-kids-will-love/
The ghost bags I am going to do a party favour for the babies to take away. I will use flavoured rice crackers rather than popcorn.
Ghost bags photo credit: http://www.bhg.com/halloween/crafts/candy-covers/#page=4
This idea is another healthy option using a selection of vegetables which you can change to suit you.
Spooky fingers dip photo credit - http://familyspice.com/skeleton-bones-other-halloween-treats/
In my next post I will be showing you how to create your own Halloween wreath to display and sharing with you my favourite decorations.
By Tara Silverman, who can also be found on her blog Tickety Boo Events