There is no one who does Halloween better and more elegantly than lifestyle guru Martha Stewart. Often the idea behind snacks at Halloween parties means making them look as horrific and unappetizing as possible, and whilst researching, most of the food ideas I came across were mainly aimed at gruesome twelve year old boys!
So when I discovered Martha’s clever and more sophisticated ideas for entertaining – I was relieved! Most of these are really simple and achievable and each idea comes with a recipe or instructions attached. Mainly I think these are great starting points and can be adapted to suit your needs.
‘Frightful Bites’ sugar dusted biscuits spell out sinister words… See here for recipe and letter templates for your own biscuits.
‘Guacamouldy with creature chips.’ A play on guacamole’s mouldy colouring and made by cutting tortillas into the desired shape and baking. See recipe here.
‘Brain Cupcakes’ Frosted cupcakes delicately iced to look like tiny brains! See guide here.
‘Poison Apples’ I love this organic take on candied apples on a bed of pistachios with a long twig replacing a stem. See instructions here.
These ‘Marshmallow Bones’ look simply delicious! See recipe here, or try the meringue version for the same effect.
Get the recipe for this ‘Boston Scream Pie’ here, but I think this simple installation of bats overhead would work over any table setting.
I just love the contrast of colours in these ‘Whoopie Pies’, with a sprinking of unexpected orange. Get the recipe here, but you could try these with ready made biscuits.
Such an incredibly simple but delightful idea – the instructions for these sweet ‘Pumpkin Parcels’ can be found here.
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
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