The happiest of Halloweens

29th October 2018

How can it already be autumn? Is your heating clock set yet? Are the winter coats freed from under the bed bags having spent a summer hiding away? If you’ve dusted down the slow cooker then we know we are well and truly into the last quarter of the year.

Before the excitement starts to loom about Christmas we have Halloween to enjoy. Each year it seems to be bigger than ever with shops crammed with ghouls, make up and treats weeks before the actual event.

For Rowland HQ it’s another excuse for a get together. We love nothing better than inviting friends over for fun and feasts and Halloween is no different. We just tend to see who can be as creative as possible. If you live on one of our many communities we’re sure you’ll have great fun trimming up and inviting friends and neighbours around for a Halloween House Party.

If that’s on the menu then it doesn’t have to break the bank either. Of course, it’s nice to browse the aisles of fake blood, witches hats and pumpkins but it’s also part of the fun to create some homemade treats too. 

Here we’ve brought together some of our favourites.

Pumpkin Carving is almost an art form and over recent years lots of pumpkin picking places have sprung up in the weeks running up to Halloween (think strawberry picking, but pumpkins). Then once you have the pumpkin what’s the best way to carve it? We all want a masterpiece when it’s done with all the flesh ready for a nice hearty soup.

Check out here how it’s done.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/carve-halloween-pumpkin-how-to-11413500

   

Bailey’s Freak Shake

http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk/food/recipes/best-bonfire-night-and-halloween-food-ideas#?slide=4

Once your guests have arrived there’s always the need for lots of games to ensure fright night fun with a difference. Bobbing apples is simple and great fun, or why not fill a washing up bowl with cereal and then smear some jam on each guests lips and challenge them to find a hidden treat, make sure you’re on standby with the camera!

 

They can be themed, but one of our personal favourites is doughnuts on a string. Guaranteed fun and a sugar rush for children and adults.

https://www.mumsnet.com/halloween/party-games-decorations

If you really want to scare the neighbours then try this – it’s much easier to assemble than you think and is made from chicken wire and some white sheets!

Have fun!

 

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