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Halloween party ideas from The Garden Escape

by TG Escapes | Oct 29, 2014 | Blog, Residential

It鈥檚 Halloween and time for all things spooky. If your children are too young to go trick or treating, or you鈥檙e not a fan of the activity, why not consider throwing a Halloween party for the kids at home. Here are just a few ideas to help you plan a perfectly creepy, but not too scary, Halloween party.

Games

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Mummy Wrap

Divide the party goers into teams of two and give each pair a roll of cheap toilet paper. One team member must wrap their partner neck to toe, keeping arms away from the body and legs apart. Once complete, the first mummy to run across the finish line wins.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Pin the wart on the witch/ tail on the cat/ spider on the web

You get the picture! Print off a large image of a witch, cat or web and draw on a wart, tail or spider. Give each guest a small piece of paper marked with their initials, blindfold and spin them in turn and stick on each marker before moving onto the next child.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Eyeball Hunt

Fill a washing up bowl with mashed up green jelly mixed with conkers or sweet chestnuts. Blindfold each child and time them (30 seconds perhaps) while they find as many eyeballs as possible.

Crafts

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Spooky Masks

Prepare ahead of time by cutting out eye holes in paper plates and punching holes either side ready to tie on string or wool once the guests have decorated their masks. The choice is yours as to what you offer as decoration: it rather depends on the age of the children and your mess tolerance levels. You could keep it really clean and simple with colourful pens or crayons, or you could get out the paint, glue, sequins, autumn leaves and lentils.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Toilet Roll Mummies

Use up some of the mess from the mummy wrap by getting each child to cover a toilet roll in ripped up shreds of toilet paper. You can either buy some stick on googly eyes or just provide some black pens for them to add their own ghostly details!

Recipe Ideas

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Freaky Fingers

Make a batch of biscuit mix by combining 100g each of butter and caster sugar, one egg yolk, 200g of plain flour and 陆 tsp vanilla extract. Mould into finger shapes and place on a lined baking tray, leaving gaps to allow for the mixture to spread during baking. Bake at 180 degrees or Gas 4 for 10-12 minutes. Once cooled paint the finger tips with red, green or black food colouring.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Brain Balls

Gently heat 25g butter and 85g marshmallows until melted, then mix with 85g popcorn. Lightly oil your hands and then form the gooey mix into balls, leaving them to set on baking parchment.

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Frozen Banana Ghosts

Melt 200g white chocolate and set aside while you prepare 4 large bananas, cutting in half and inserting a lolly stick into the cut end. Using a pastry brush coat half of the banana ghosts in chocolate and sprinkle with desiccated coconut, before adding chocolate drop eyes and mouth. Place non-chocolate side down on a lined baking tray and freeze.

Of course, these are just a few of the countless ideas available. Whatever you choose to do, a certain amount of mess and shrieking is unavoidable and, depending on perspective, highly desirable! Think how much more you could enjoy watching the party guests enjoy the fruits of your labours if it all took place in your Garden Escape. Away from the house, where the pets can be protected from the noise and excitement, and allowing you to shut the door on the party detritus which can be sorted out at your leisure once everyone is tucked up in bed, or even back at school.

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TG Escapes
Providing net-zero timber frame buildings since 2003. As a gold member of the Structural Timber Association we are fully compliant to design, manufacture and build giving us full control of the quality of all the timber components in our system.

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