12 Easy Halloween Ideas for the Family
Trick-or-Treating? Just looking at October 31 on the calendar brings up a thousand ideas for Halloween. And many of them are for eating and drinking, of course. Decorated cookies, colorful candies, pumpkin snacks, and steaming drinks inhabit our imagination. All with thematic details: ghosts, skulls, witches, spiders, tombs, and pumpkins carved with scary faces.
With that in mind, we have separated for you some easy recipes to make your Halloween party tasty and fun. The idea is to turn the time in the kitchen into an opportunity for interaction among family and friends. Take the opportunity to invite the children to participate in the preparation of the dishes - or, in the case of the little ones, help in the decoration. Let's get to the tasty treats:
Mini mummy pizzas
This one is easy and will please everyone! You will need pre-baked mini pizza discs; tomato sauce; slices of cheese; oregano and sliced or pitted black olives. The preparation is no secret: on a floured baking pan, arrange the pizza discs side by side. Cover the surface of the disks (except the edges) with a layer of tomato sauce, sprinkled with oregano. Cut the cheese into strips as if they were bandages, and decorate the dough leaving spaces between the strips to show the "blood" sauce. The idea is to make the pizza look like a mummy! Bake in a preheated oven until the cheese is melted. Finally, add the "little eyes" of sliced black olives.
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Finger Food Hot Dog
Practical and delicious, this is sure to be a hit with the kids! In this recipeThe hot dog gets a horror look with just a few cuts in the raw sausage. To make the nail design on the tip of the sausage, make a straight and deep square cut. Then round the ends to create the illusion of a fingernail. Remove the "cap" that has formed, leaving the nail space free. Finally, create tears along the wiener to simulate the wrinkles of the finger.
Made the sausage "fingers", cook them in boiling water. When it's time to prepare the hot dogs, spread tomato sauce or ketchup on the bread, accommodate the sausages, and let "blood" of sauce splatter around the edges, as if the finger had been cut off at that instant! If you want to jazz up the dogão, top it off with potato chips at serving time.
Older children will love to assemble these coffin-shaped sandwiches. The filling is up to the customer: it can be pâté, cold cuts, cheese. Tip: add pâté chili pepper pâté in the filling and let it overflow a little. This will give a bloody impression that is the face of Halloween.
Once assembled, write "R.I.P." with ketchup - use a piping bag or paintbrush -, or make a cross with pepperoni strips. Place the little boxes on a tray, and assemble the graveyard by decorating the empty spaces with snacks or peanuts.
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Ready to eat, tartelettes are super practical and can be used for both savory and sweet preparations. In this idea for Halloween, you will need small slices of cheddar cheese and a ground beef filling. Fill the tartlets with the filling, place them on a baking sheet and set aside.
Measure the slices of cheese along the top edge of the tartlet: the design must be made on the part of the cheese that will be on top of the filling. Then, make the cuts in the cheese simulating the Jack-O' Lantern face, the Halloween trademark pumpkin. Trim the edges so that the cheese does not fall out of the pastry tin. Cover the tartlets and bake them just to melt the cheese a little, being careful not to deform the design. Oh, and don't discard the leftover cheddar: use it in the mini pizza recipe or make a mummy tartlet!
Just like tartlets, barquets are quite versatile. And this is an idea for Halloween with a Brazilian touch, and that can be made with the kids. Fill the barquets with beijinho and sprinkle grated coconut. Then place the tooth candy so that the barquets look like an open mouth full of teeth. To finish, decorate with drops of red jelly, simulating drops of blood.
Besides the barquette, you can also make rolled kisses, in the most traditional way. Place them on Halloween colored trays(orange, black, purple), decorate with paper plates, and spread them on the table. Sprinkle red jelly or guava (see below for recipe) over the kisses, making them bloody. Boooo!
Cookie Pops from beyond!
Although a little more work, this candy has an amazing effect on Halloween decoration. You will need chocolate filled cookiewhite and black food coloring, and barbecue sticks, white chocolate and barbecue sticks. Start by melting the chocolate, and add the white food coloring.
To assemble the pops, open the cookies, sprinkle some of the chocolate over them, stick the toothpick in the middle, and close the cookie. After doing this on all the cookies, put them in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Remove, dip the cookie pops in the rest of the melted chocolate, and let them dry. Finish by drawing the faces with dark food coloring or chocolate syrup for ice cream.
For this recipe you will need muffin or cupcake pans. Prepare a white cake - it can be orange or aipim -and bake it in the muffin cups. Add a layer of whipped cream or marshmallow to make the frosting.
Next, add a piece of guava paste with a little water to a saucepan and bring to a low heat. Stir constantly until the jam melts and the water is incorporated. The guava should become creamy, not completely liquid. Finally, decorate the cupcakes with guava "blood" drippings with a brush, cutlery tip, or syringe.
A good chocolate cake is a must for your Halloween party! Bake it chocolate cake according to the package directions. Fill it with ready-made brigadeiro to make it easier, and make a ganache for topping, with dark chocolate, heavy cream, and honey.
Once ready, it's time to assemble the cemetery: make the tombs out of cornstarch cookie decorated with chocolate syrup for ice cream, or melted chocolate. The tip is: make the designs on the cookies and put them in the refrigerator to harden. Pipe the cookie tombs into the cake, and cover all around with powdered chocolate, chocolate flakes, or granules. To make the cemetery fence, wrap the sides of the cake with BIS and wafer cookies, and sprinkle fluff to decorate.
More Halloween Ideas
Besides the little foods served on the table, there are several fun packaging ideas. And if you like your guests to take souvenirs home, these alternatives replace the already traditional bucket of sweets. Here are some options:
- Ghost bags: Accommodate snacks, peanuts and popcorn in transparent baggies illustrated with ghostly little faces, made with pen or black adhesive paper;
- Naughty hands: You know those clear plastic gloves? Fill them with candy and chocolates, and finish with an orange or black ribbon.
- Creepy Cups: Paper cups get scary faces and gruesome faces made with black mug. Place gummy candies and tubes in them, and give them to the kids at the end of the party.
- Creepy kits: Ready-made cups and bags with Brazilian candies and sweets, for you to delight your guests with the flavors of our land.
Besides food and treats, you can invest in preparing different drinks with and without alcohol. For adults, make this punch with red wine and orange juice. And for the kids, prepare this blood drink with red currant, orange juice, and soda water.
A very scary party
Now that you have easy-to-make Halloween ideas, you can go shopping with focus and avoid waste. If you live in the United States, a lot of Halloween-themed industrialized products are available. However, if you want to add a personalized touch to this date, the best thing to do is to get your hands dirty.
Our Brazilian online marketplace has the necessary ingredients for preparing the recipes shown in this article. In addition, we have a variety of products that can enhance your party. Paçoquinha, pé de moleque, bananinha, cocada, Sonho de Valsa, BIS, guaraná: your Halloween will be the most differentiated in the region!
So don't leave your shopping until the last minute. Get everything you need for Halloween, which we we deliver at your home. Or, if you live in the Redondo Beach, CA area, you can pick it up at our physical store. With Hi Brazil Market, your Brazilian supermarket, deliciousness is guaranteed. The trick-or-treating is up to you!