Posts Tagged ‘halloween’

Halloween Eyeball Mocktail

Halloween Eyeball Mocktails

Since guising (as we call trick-or-treating here in Scotland) is off the cards this year, I’ve promised the kids a spooky Halloween dinner instead, and we’re going to make some Halloween mocktails. These eyeball mocktails are not as creepy as it sounds though, the eyeballs are just lychees with blueberries. We gave the drinks a […] Read more…

Halloween Ghost Cookies

Marshmallow Ghost Cookies

I’ve got a really easy Halloween cookie recipe to share with you today. In fact, it’s so easy, does it even deserve to be called a recipe? Consider it more of a Halloween cookie inspiration – they just require a little assembly.  Ingredients 8-10 cookies. We used Sainsbury’s gluten free chocolate chip cookies, but you […] Read more…

Preview Halloween Lego Duplo Ideas

Halloween Lego Duplo Ideas

It’s been a bit quiet on the blog over the past week, as my kids have been on their October half term holiday and I’ve taken some time out to spend quality time with them. But the good news is we did lots of fun Halloween activities over the break, which we will be sharing […] Read more…

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Easy Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

The first pumpkins have started appearing in the shops, which means an excuse to bake pumpkin pie! This is actually a recipe I have shared before on my previous blog, but it’s so good I thought it needed sharing again. And now, if you have to eat gluten free you don’t need to miss out […] Read more…

Spider Web Cupcakes (GF)

If you are looking for some easy peasy Hallowe’en party food to make, look no further than these spider web cupcakes which will wow your guests but are simple to put together. BAKING THE CUPCAKES First of all, you will need to bake some chocolate cupcakes. Here’s our go-to chocolate cupcake recipe: Ingredients 125g butter […] Read more…

How to Carve a Turnip Lantern

Just a week to go until Hallowe’en! We have been busy visiting pumpkin patches, picking pumpkins and carving pumpkin lanterns. But as I mentioned in my post from a wee while back, about the Celtic origins of Hallowe’en, it’s actually turnips that were traditionally carved in to lanterns in Scotland. Having sustained quite a few […] Read more…

Halloween Cruise to Narrowboat Farm

We’re slowly working our way around various pumpkin patches in Scotland. Two years ago, we visited Craigie’s Farm in South Queensferry, last year we checked out Killduff Farm in East Lothian, and this year we headed over to West Lothian to Narrowboat Farm next to Linlithgow. It’s just a half hour walk from Linlithgow to […] Read more…

Halloween Crafts: Vampire Bat

The October holidays are in full swing here in Edinburgh, so I have two kids to entertain all week, and so far we have thrown ourselves in to crafting and baking. We made some really cute vampire bats out of empty toilet rolls (an idea I picked up from Mr Fox’s nursery last year), and […] Read more…

Hallowe’en Rosettes

We love Hallowe’en at our house, and usually have some kind of Hallowe’en party or gathering. A few years ago, we went all out and had a costume competition and a pumpkin carving contest, and I created some prize rosettes for the winners. These are really easy to make, and you could get the kids […] Read more…

Hallowe’en Dinner: Monster Burgers

Happy Hallowe’en! If you want to give your kids a little bit of a spooky treat for dinner tonight, why not serve them up some monster burgers? We had these the other weekend, as part of our Hallowe’en festivities. They are super easy to put together! For each monster burger just layer up the following […] Read more…

Hallowe’en Pumpkin Window Pictures

Looking for a last minute Hallowe’en craft activity to do with your kids? Look no further! These Jack-o-Lantern pumpkin window pictures are quick and easy to make, and you’ll have them up in your windows for Hallowe’en in no time! Here’s what you’ll need: A4 sheet of black crafting paper of thin card A4 sheet […] Read more…

Salted Caramel Tart (GF)

So, usually I make pumpkin pie for our Hallowe’en party every year, but after seeing a great cake decor idea on the front cover of Tesco magazine last week, I decided to break with tradition and make a salted caramel tart instead. I used my own caramel recipe, rather than the Tesco one, because it’s […] Read more…

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