Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween treats

Friday it is Halloween, so the children are getting more and more excited. Since we breath and sleep Halloween these days I thought I better share some with you today and the next 2 days.
Halloween is an international holiday celebrated on October 31. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, ghost tours, bonfires, costume parties, visiting haunted attractions, carving jack-o'-lanterns, reading scary stories and watching horror movies. Irish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Other western countries embraced the holiday in the late twentieth century. Halloween is celebrated in several countries of the Western world, most commonly in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom and occasionally in parts of Australia. In Sweden the All Saints' official holiday takes place on the first Saturday of November.

So now you know the background a bit, google Halloween if you want more info, there is tons of information out there. I rather share the treats and the yummy drinks with you today.

These cupcakes and cocktails are from Real Simple and they look so yummy and delicious.

Of course I can't leave out Martha Stewart, she is the domestic diva in the US and has a great site with all kinds of Halloween creapy treats, but also different crafts to do with your children. The pictures are always so fresh and modern, but it is harder than it looks. I've tried several Martha recipes and this is definitely not for the beginner! But these recipes are proof tested, the outcome is just great! The bootiful cake and ladyfingers are hers.....iieeks!

The Foodnetwork has these scream cookies on their site, looks very cool to give out as treats. Our compound has a price for the most original maybe I am going to try one of these?

And what about these eyeball cupcakes from Epicurious, another great recipe site. These look scary and yummy at the same time!

Just to give you an idea what you can make for Halloween this year. There are tons of site out there on the internet to get you going! This is just an inspiration for you. I haven't decided what we are up to this year. Jasmine and Juliet will go to school on Friday in their vampire outfits...the scarier the better this year!

What are your plans for Halloween, share them with me!

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