13 horrifically good Halloween hacks
Halloween tips and tricks to make your party the talk of the ghost town
With Halloween lurking around the corner, here are some ghoulishly good all-hallows hacks guaranteed to make your party guests scream… with delight!
So you’re planning a Halloween party? Or maybe a spooky night in with the family.. and you are looking for ways to make yours the talk of the ghost town! We’ve trawled the world wide (spider’s) web to find stunning – and frankly scary – ways to help you get your freak on. Stand by for spooktacular ideas for food, drinks, decorations and more…
Grim garden ideas
Three Halloween hacks to scare the pants off trick or treaters.
Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? Hide these easy-to-make demon eyes (glow sticks and loo roll centres!) in the bushes to really creep the little critters out. Instructions here.Driller thriller pumpkins
Not good with a knife? Then drill your pumpkins into shape this Halloween. Here’s how.
Witchy welcome mat
Amazing what you can do with a pair of stripy tights! Find out how to flatten your own witch here.Super-scary Halloween party styling tips
Three little touches that pack a petrifying punch.
Sssss…slithery place mats
This Halloween table decoration is a proper nest of vipers (and really ssss…simple to make too). Full instructions here.
Spooky forest table
Don’t want to decorate your whole house for Halloween? Then pile all the petrifying onto one wicked table for max effect. We love this magical monochrome manifestation.Vampire teeth napkin rings
Your guests can always Count (Dracula) on you to set a shockingly stylish table, so sink your fangs into this idea…
Three terrifying tipples to tempt your guests this Halloween.
Wicked (well it is green!) mint-laden homemade lemonade infused with vodka. Elphaba face-paint optional! Recipe here.
Black vodka. Red cranberry juice. And a maraschino cherry, of course! Recipe here.Kids’ Boo-Nilla Shake
The scary ghost faces are actually melted chocolate! Yummy stuff from Martha Stewart. Recipe here.
Freakily frightening food
Four so-bad-they’re-good Halloween party food favourites.
Tombstone taco dip
Less Halloween and more Mexican Diá de Muertos, this is your salsa, guacamole and more in one grim graveyard. Recipe here.Roasted pumpkin soup
Keep the vampires away by serving your guests pumpkin soup laden with garlic. Downside? Edward Cullen won’t be on your guest list (but we’re Team Jacob anyway). Recipe here.Mini mummy sausage rolls
Wrap hotdogs in strips of puff pastry for a spooky twist on sausage rolls. The oozing ketchup ‘blood’ adds a gory touch that kids will love. Recipe here.
Poison toffee apples
Watch out, Snow White. No Prince Charming can save you once you’ve bitten into one of these black-as-night toffee apples. Recipe here.
Happy Halloween from everyone at DFS!
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