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Tis now the very witching time of night (Halloween Blog) 
Oct. 18, 2012 1:20 pm 
Updated: Oct. 19, 2012 5:26 pm

I’ve been asked to write a blog this month sharing tips for hosting a Halloween party.  So here it is.

With a little careful planning, you really can have a fantastic Halloween party.  Of course you will need to plan invites, food, drink, décor and maybe even music.  The next step is decide of you want to have a theme, eg: Hollywood, monsters, Vampires or of course something else. If you decide to go with fancy dress its always nice to have a prize for the best dressed.

Firstly Halloween décor can be as expensive or as cheap as you want it.  I have a great pinterest page which you might like to take a look at it.  I’ve tried to capture everything on there from FREE Halloween Printables, to party food and of course décor.

Home Made Crafts…

DIY masquerade mask

Spider web using Elmers glue and glitter on wax paper

Out of Treats Signs

And of course Pumpkin decorating ideas!

Plus much, much more…


Thinking of sending a different type of invite this year, then take a look at e-vite they have some great invites.  I love this site as it’s the perfect way to keep track of your guest list.



Now on to party Foods and of course for those, you don’t have to look further than or favorite website allrecipes.com.

Here’s just a sample of the great Halloween food you will find on here…


Tis now the very witching time of night,

When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.
William Shakespeare
Individual Pumpkin Pies
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Individual Pumpkin Pies
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Haunting Hot Chocolate
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Pumpkin spice cupcakes with Cinnamon cream cheese Frosting
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Oct. 18, 2012 2:11 pm
Sorry for the layout, I have given up trying to put this right. Not sure if AR is having problems :-(
Oct. 18, 2012 2:35 pm
Love the individual pies!
Oct. 18, 2012 7:41 pm
nice job sweetie!
Oct. 18, 2012 9:12 pm
Cute ideas. I love the individual pumpkin pies. Is the recipe in your box or on Pinterest?
Oct. 18, 2012 9:30 pm
For those of you asking, here's the recipe for the Individual Pumpkin Pies - - - http://allrecipes.com/recipe/individual-pumpkin-pies/detail.aspx
Oct. 19, 2012 6:23 am
Thank you for taking care of that Paula.
Oct. 19, 2012 11:45 am
The pies look awesome
Oct. 19, 2012 4:46 pm
Wow! Everything you made looks wonderful! And I'm going to have to try out that cheesecake for sure!
Oct. 19, 2012 4:49 pm
I knew the individual pies looked familiar...BritishBakers cheesecakes in a jar...http://allrecipes.com/personalrecipe/63035628/mini-cheesecake-jars/detail.aspx
Oct. 19, 2012 4:50 pm
I thought they looked yumalious and saved it back a while :)
Oct. 19, 2012 5:26 pm
Hi Sassy ~ I tend to use these pretty little jars for so many things, Cheesecakes, pies, ice cream, Parfait ~ it I can serve it indivually they go in a jar!!!
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A little about me, I am a wife and Mum of two gorgeous boys aged 18 and 23, and now mummy to two adorable English Cocker Spaniel puppies named Brie and Henri. We have been living in the US now for 5 years. (You will also see me on allrecipes.co.uk - AR's UK site). I guess like most other European’s I don’t eat to live, but live to eat!!! One of my great passions in life is food. Good home cooked, fresh produce. Especially if it is sourced locally. I truly believe that it is so important at the end of the day for a family to sit down and eat a home cooked dinner together. I spend a lot of my time in the kitchen now, which always amuses my husband. A few years back we had a small public house and restaurant in the Derbyshire Countryside (England). Never once would I venture in the kitchen. With all those professionals there was certainly no need for an amateur! Should you wish you can contact me at thebritishbaker@mail.com
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