Our Halloween Party Pack
Halloween facts, fun, and food: This is all you need to have a perfect Halloween party. Keep reading!
WoooOOOooo-elcome to our Halloween blog post!
Somehow it’s that time of year again already - what’s really scary is how quickly Halloween seems to have come back around! But it’s here now and we’re set on helping you make the most of it with our collection of Halloween facts, food and fun!
Facts: Where did it all begin?
Halloween is a holiday observed each and every year on the 31st October...but how far back do these celebrations go? The answer is approximately two thousand years, with the tradition starting off with a Celtic festival called Samhain. During this festival of Samhain, the ancient Celts would light bonfires and dress up in scary costumes to ward off ghosts. See the similarities?
Then, hundreds of years later, a Pope by the name of Gregory III would designate a single day to remember and honour all saints. This day, All Saints Day, landed on 1st November and so quickly began to incorporate some of the traditions of Samhain. Over time, the evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, eventually becoming the Halloween we know today.
Food: Making your Halloween menu
If you’re looking for delicious recipes with a Halloween twist then we’ve got some fantastic ways for you to make your meals spooky and spectacular - and still taste great!
Black Rice Paella with Seafood
This striking play on a classic paella is sure to stand out. The inclusion of black rice is quite common and not just for Halloween, but it can certainly turn the tables on your holiday dinner by turning up the macabre. See the recipe here.
Fish with tomato Salsa
Sounds quite normal? Well it is, but part of throwing a Halloween party is the presentation! What if this delicious dish was instead described to your guests as a bowl of brains or mashed up monsters! See the recipe here.
No cookie cutter cookies here! We’re looking for a taste and shape that truly breaks the mould. And just because we’re looking for novel Halloween themes it doesn’t mean we need to compromise on flavour, right? So here’s our fan-favourite recipe for almond cookies that will be the perfect base for halloween shapes and decorations. See the recipe here.
Looking for more sweet treats for Halloween? Check out last year's blog post containing exactly that - Four homemade Halloween snacks that are 100% treat!
It’s easy to see what this traditional Spanish recipe could be dressed up as for a Halloween themed evening! Make your gazpacho with the freshest tomato and red peppers for a blood red finish, and blend to a perfect consistency. If you need to, you can always introduce a drop of food colouring to really get the colour right. Trust us, this is a healthy recipe your little vampires will love! Find the recipe in our downloads here.
Fun: Top 10 Halloween jokes
It’s always going to pay off to have a few Halloween jokes up your sleeve. Here’s a top ten list of the best (and cringiest!) Halloween jokes we know!
1. What's a ghost's favorite dessert? I-scream!
2. What does a panda ghost eat? Bam...BOO!
3. What music do Egyptian mummies listen to on Halloween? Wrap music.
4. What’s it like to be kissed by a vampire? It’s a pain in the neck.
5. What do you get when you cross a vampire and a snowman? Frostbite.
6. How do skeletons always keep their cool? Because nothing gets under their skin.
7. What should you bring to a spooky beach picnic? Sand-witches!
8. How do zombies start their emails? Tomb it may concern.
9. Why are graveyards so noisy? Because of all the coffin.
10. How do you get rid of demons? Exorcise a lot.
Future: Zero waste challenge
Halloween is traditionally a holiday full of joy and spine-chilling vibes. However, there’s also a scary amount of waste being produced every single year during this time.
Our challenge to you this year is to reuse, recycle and resurrect where you can in order to keep your waste levels to a minimum. Need ideas on where to start?