Spooky Halloween Goodies

Time to start thinking about decorating your house for Halloween, or making scary cocktails to trick your guests with. Happy Halloween!

It’s October and we are in full autumnal mode! From decorating the house to strolling down the Halloween isles at the supermarket, we are here for the month of ghouls and ghosts.

This year the UK seems to have gone all out to celebrate Halloween, we’ve added a few ideas for spooky Halloween goodies to help fill up your trick or treat bucket.

Fun, Games & Frivolity

Zombie Kittens by Exploding Kittens

Not just for kids, Zombie Kittens is a card game where you explode and then come back to life, and then maybe explode again. £19.99 (ages 7+) from Exploding Kittens.

Halloween Candle at Homesense

This stylish Halloween Skull and Roses Candle is encased within a deep black glass holder for extra wow factor. £9.99 from Homesense (other candle designs also available in store).

Lilly Lashes, Mykonos Faux Mink Lashes

Dressing up for Halloween has never been more exciting. Try the scariest of lashes with your costume, Lilly Lashes. £30 from Beauty Bay.

Food & Drink

Halloween Spooky Dough Bites by Crosstown Doughnuts

Crafted with Crosstown’s black cocoa dough, filled with raspberry jam, and topped with a dark berry glaze. Each dough bite is hand-finished with ghoulish decorations. £8 (3 x dough bites) from Crosstown. Pre-order from 3rd Oct – delivery between 27th – 31st October.

Toffee Apple Cake from Patisserie Valerie

This cake is decorated with a glossy caramel top, caramel pieces and mini apples dipped in chocolate. Inside, the fluffy sponge features layers of toffee St. Honere cream and apple filling alongside toffee custard, caramel glossy, and mini caramel pieces. £37.95 (serves 12-14) from Patisserie Valerie.

Purple Rain Cocktail with Slingsby Gin

Get ghoulish this Halloween with a Slingsby Gin Cocktail. The Purple Rain ingredients include: 45ml Slingsby Blackberry Gin, 15ml Blue Curacao, 20ml Cranberry Juice, 10ml Lime Juice, Soda/Lemonade top. Method: Shake the first 4 ingredients with ice and strain into a highball glass over ice. Then top with lemonade or soda depending on your taste preference. Garnish with a lemon wedge. £30 (70cl bottle) from Spirit of Harrogate.

Fright Tai Cocktail with BACARDI Spiced

With a spooktacular twist, BACARDÍ has devised a Fright Tai Cocktail, perfect for Halloween. Ingredients: 40ml BACARDÍ Spiced, 15ml lime juice, 15ml MARTINI Fiero, 1 tsp caster sugar, 2 drops almond essence, 35ml pumpkin and orange juice. Method: Add ingredients into shaker, fill with cubed ice, shake and strain into rocks glass, garnish with Halloween Treats, orange wedge, lime and pineapple. BACARDÍ Spiced available in major retailers, £17 (70cl bottle).

Spooky Halloween Goodies, Words by Rachel McAlley

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