|We are excellent zombies|
|The Party Stash|
|The Pumpkin Harvest|
I have never carved a pumpkin before, and I've seen some great things on the internet. One friend who came round suggested that it would make an excellent Cinderella carriage. I wholeheartedly agreed, which led me on to thoughts of how I could make an RSPCA friendly cat harness, and hook it up to actual wheels so the kitties could work as a team to pull it. When I mentioned this to The Boy, he pointed out that there is actually no RSPCA friendly way to do this and if I went any further with this idea I would be a terrible person, so I have had to explore new avenues.
|Picture from Morguefile|
I would like sweet treats as well as savoury party foods. So here is my top 5 pumpkin party recipes from around the net:
1. Pumpkin Nook's Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
2. Taste of Home's Black Cat Dippers with Pumpkin Pie Dip (the prepared pumpkin can easily be substituted for fresh puree)
3. BBC Good Food's Sausage and Pumpkin Roast (I actually took inspiration from this using last year's pumpkin, took me ages to blog it though)
4. Better Homes and Gardens Melt-in-your-mouth Pumpkin Cookies
5. Kidspot's Pumpkin, Spinach and Feta Rolls
I have been looking at some great fun ideas for other treats. I have a tonne of marshmallows in already so I have been looking at all the funky ways people decorate marshmallows, including the cutest Oreo bats (check out I wash, you dry for more great ideas).
However, my marshamallows are small and thin, so I think I'm just going to make the traditional marshmallow voodoo dolls with a bit of decorative icing and a does of good humour. I will also make some dipped marshmallows using for handing out to neighbours kids when they come a-knocking!
I have also put in a request with The Boy that I receive a pair of these skeleton feet slippers from Next ready for when I am doing my Halloween preparations. They will get me in the mood and keep my feet toasty when I am in the kitchen! They say they are for older boys, but happily they come in my size and will get me right in the spirit of things.
FInally, this party has to have a suitable playlist, and as we will be kid-free, we can make it super hardcore. If you've watched any horror movies you will know that plenty of metal is the way forward - White Zombie is a must. However, I'll also be mixing it up with Ghost Town by the Specials, Come to the Sabbat by Black Widow (an excellent tune and no mistake) and of course This s Halloween from the Nightmare before Christmas.
I have to end this post on an appropriate note and for me the father of the zombie flick and the unsurpassed master is George Romero. So here is my favourite tune, from admittedly my second favourite Romero film. Click play and feel the fear... Mwah ha ha ha haaaa....
I am submitting this post to the #nexthalloween competition
to try and win more goodies for the party.
Wish me luck!