Well this is our final guide to Halloween, at least for this year anyway. Make sure you check out all of this year’s halloween fun and our other related posts which I have linked to at the bottom of this post. I am going to share with you some of my favourite fun halloween snacks but before we get going I have searched through the Wonder Kids archives too see what else we have that could help too.
Witch’s Brew Mocktail
3 cups ginger ale
one and half cups of pineapple juice chilled
1/3 cup of lime juice chilled
green gel food colour (optional)
Black Coloured Sugar
Gummer Eyeball skewers
In a large pitcher combine the ginger ale, pineapple and lime juice. Add the food colouring if you are using it. Dip the rim of each glass in a little water and then roll the rim in the black sugar. Pour in the juice and add the eyeball skewer on top.
Jack O Lantern Fruit Cups
These are super easy and look really cute as part of a great halloween snacks table or even in your kids school lunch near halloween?
Here’s how to make them, you will need some large oranges, they need to be as big as possible to fit the fruit in. For the filling fruit we mainly used berries like raspberries, blackberries and blueberries plus orange pieces that we cut out of the Jack O Lanterns. First slice the top off of the oranges and then before we take out orange flesh you will need to carve the fasces. This makes carving the faces much easier, keep it simple with just some triangle pieces to cut out
Now you can scoop out the inside of the orange and cut it into small sections to be added back in with the berries. A great idea is to let the kids fill their own bowl’s, they will love to pick exactly which fruit they want the most of, for my daughter it was Raspberries, lots and lots of raspberries.
Boo-Nilla Ghost Shakes
After the success of the Freakshakes we shared for our Fairy fun I thought trying these out would be great, especially to enjoy with a scary movie? More on that below. I think these wloook great in mason jar glasses which you can find almost everywhere these days but I have linked to them below to save you some time. use a black permanent marker to draw the eyes and mouth on the glass, do this before you fill them obviously.
For the milkshake:
4 c. vanilla bean ice cream
1½ - 1¾ c. whole milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
For the topping:
1 c. heavy cream
3 tbsp. powdered sugar
½ tsp. vanilla extract
In a blender, combine the ice cream, milk and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.
In a medium size mixing bowl with a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
Divide the milkshake between the glasses. Cut the corner of a large ziploc bag and pipe a swirl on top. Serve immediately.
Creepy Eyeball Doughnuts
I love these, again they would look great at a halloween party. Now for me I wouldn’t try to make the actual doughnuts I would just go an d buy some ring doughnuts and decorate them using Candy Melts, you’ll find loads of ideas on the site using candy melts. they are super easy to use and you can do some really cool things with them. I get the from hobby craft most of the time.
Here’s what you will need:-
White Candy Melts® Candy ((12 oz. makes 24 treats))
Red Candy Melts® Candy ((1 oz. makes 8 treats))
Orange Candy Melts® Candy ((2 disks make 1 treat))
Vibrant Green Candy Melts® Candy ((2 disks make 1 treat))
Lavender Candy Melts® Candy ((2 disks make 1 treat))
Black Candy Melts® Candy ((12 oz. makes 48 treats))
Melt the white Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Use melted white candy in cut decorating bag to cover top of doughnuts and dripping down sides. Tap to smooth and remove excess candy. Chill until firm, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Melt red Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Use melted red candy in cut decorating bag to pipe vein lines. Chill until firm, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Position two Candy Melts candy disks in center of doughnut, flat sides together. Melt black Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Use melted black candy in cut decorating bag to pipe dot pupil. Chill until firm, about 3 to 5 minutes.
This is one I will deffo be trying this year before we sit down to watch some great halloween films. I have included below Wonder Kids first ever Halloween Movie guide. I have had to adjust the original recipe I found for this idea because there were item I couldn’t find in the U.K but here goes, we are going to use candy melts again.
1 - 1 1/2 bags of microwave popcorn
1 Cup of Orange Chocolate Candy melts
1/4 tsp Pumpkin pie Spice
1 cup of white chocolate candy melts
How to make
Pop the popcorn and place in a large bowl. Melt the orange candy melts in microwave. Start with 40 seconds, stir then repeat with 10-20 second intervals until candy is melted. Drizzle 1/2 the melted candy over popcorn and lightly toss, sprinkle on some pumpkin pie spice and add remaining melted candy, toss well until popcorn is coated, then pour the popcorn out onto platter.
Wonder Kids Halloween
For the first time ever we are going to share what we think are some of the best Halloween Movie’s to enjoy with your kids. Now this was much tricker than I originally thought it would be. I would love to know what you think about it and if you think we have missed anything?
This should be used as a loose guide, I’m not telling anyone how to raise their kids here, no-one knows your child/ren better than you do and you will know what they are ready for in terms of scare factor. I have split it into two guides, the first for smaller children and then the second I have called Tweens but really it’s for kids that are older.
I am a terrible judge on how scary a film is because I dont scare easily and I love a good horror film. My theory is that it is incredibly hard to make a really good Horror or Comedy film, I would even go as far to say that I think it’s harder to make a good Horror than it is a drama or action flick but now is not the time for that conversation. I was introduced to horror films a quite an early age by my dad but he would also get the making of VHS tapes to go along with them too. I remember watching Michael Jackson’s Thriller video but also watching the making of and seeing MJ talk about the process and show us him putting in the yellow contact lenses etc. I think introducing your kids to scary films is a great thing to be done at home. If you do miss judge it and they get too scared you can just stop the film and not worry about it.
Ok with all that said, this is something I want to re-visit in the future and improve upon so please do let us know is we have some rubbish choices or have missed some great films.
Small Kids Halloween Films
Halloween Films for Tweens
Ok so lets up the ante a little here. Again this is a tough call to make, just how scary should you go so I have a put a real mix of films in the section again let us know if you really disagree with something or if there is something we should add. I think there are a few choices here that will scare even the bravest Tween. If you want to get some of their friends round for a Halloween Film Fest than try out our Scary movie invite here.