Posts Tagged ‘halloween’

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…

Chocolate Apples

We are having a wee Hallowe’en gathering this weekend, so Oskar and I have been busy planning what treats to serve up. He suggested toffee apples, but I’m not so keen on toffee or caramel apples as they are so terribly sticky and not great on the teeth. So we have compromised on chocolate apples, […] Read more…

15 Great Hallowe’en Picture Books

I’m so excited about our latest book round-up, because Hallowe’en is one of my favourite times of the year. What many people don’t know, is that Hallowe’en originated from the Celtic traditions in Scotland and Ireland, and not as commonly assumed from the USA (I wrote a post about it last year, if you want […] Read more…

Best of Hallowe’en 2017

I’m sitting here late at night, finally grabbing a bite to eat and watching the GBBO final on catch-up, after the boys eventually came down from their sugar rush and fell asleep way past their bedtime. We went guising (trick or treat) with friends from school, gathering sweeties in exchange for magic tricks and jokes. […] Read more…

Guising & Turnip Lanterns – Scottish Hallowe’en

I love Hallowe’en! As you can probably tell, from the blog and my Instagram over the last couple of weeks. In Germany, Hallowe’en is not traditionally celebrated. When I went to high school there, is was virtually unknown, though in recent years it has gained in popularity, mostly in the form of a US import, […] Read more…

7 Tips for Keeping Safe at Hallowe’en

So, we’ve read our favourite Hallowe’en books, watched some Hallowe’en movies, and made our Hallowe’en costumes. As we prepare for the big night itself, I thought I’d share some of our top tips for keeping everyone safe this Hallowe’en, whether you are planning to go trick or treating, welcome trick or treaters to your house, […] Read more…

Easy DIY Bat Costume

I’ve been very fortunate so far with my kids’ choices of Hallowe’en costumes. A couple of years ago, Oskar wanted to be a snail, and most years he’s been happy to just throw on his Spider-man costume from H&M. This year, he wants to be a Bat. There’s a local supermarket chain offering bat costumes for […] Read more…

Halloween Movies To Watch With Younger Kids

It’s getting to that time of year, where you like to snuggle down with a bowl of popcorn and a good movie. Although we are very much a “there’s no such thing as bad weather” kind of family, we do have weekends where we’ll chose a cosy family movie session over braving the tempestuous Scottish […] Read more…

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