Hello my lovelies! I hope you’re having a good October so far and are enjoying these autumn days. I love this time of year, getting to cosy up in blankets and baggy jumpers; not to mention the fact that it’s now spooky season and in the run up to Christmas! But before we get started on the Christmas festivities, it’s time for the Halloween ones!
Since we’re all still socially distancing and can’t really go trick or treating this year, I’ve come up with a few things you can do at home this Halloween!
Let’s get into it.
- Halloween Costumes Games – Make some cards with halloween costume ideas (or use an app) and taking turns, each person has 60 seconds to find and create the costume they’ve picked out. It makes for some hilarious versions of costumes!
- Make cute halloween themed bento lunch-boxes. Cute and delicious!
- Hide sweets around the house and have a trick or treat treasure hunt! Who said you need to go outside to get treats?
- Have a halloween movie night! I’ve got a movie marathon list here!
- Carve pumpkins! A Halloween classic that you can do in your pyjamas!
- Make your own popcorn and experiment with flavours and toppings! I once tried butter popcorn with caramel, white and milk chocolate drizzles on top and it was so good!
- Have a spooky themed dinner! Or order takeaway, either works haha!
- Hold a virtual Halloween party!
- Go pumpkin or apple picking!
- Try out some halloween crafts from pinterest!
- Do a tarot reading – Something you may not know about me, is that I’m a baby white witch, so I’ll be taking some time to celebrate the full moon, Samhain and I’ll also be doing some tarot readings among other witchy stuff!
- Have a spooky tea party with halloween themed food and drinks!
- Bake some halloween biscuits!
Here’s the Halloween biscuit recipe I used, it’s a very simple one I grabbed from BBC Food and adapted a little:
- 100g unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 medium free-range egg (lightly whisked/beated)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 275g plain flour
- Icing sugar
- Food colouring
- Preheat the oven to 190C(170C Fan). Put greaseproof paper in a tray.
- Cream together the butter and sugar. Then, beat in the egg and vanilla extract, a little at a time, until well combined; then stir in the flour and cinnamon and bring together to form a dough (if your dough won’t form, add a tiny bit of water or milk).
- Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of just under 1cm. Using biscuit cutters (I used halloween themed ones), cut biscuits out of the dough and carefully place onto the baking tray.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to harden for 2 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.
- Once cool, make up bowls of icing with icing sugar (I just eyeballed it) and gradually add water until the icing is thick but can still be spreaded.
- Add in your different colours to the bowls, and then put the icing into piping bags.
- Pipe on your designs and leave them to set.
These biscuits take about 40 minutes from start to finish, and they’re super simple. If you’re making them with kids you can get them to design their own monsters!
If you make some of your own halloween biscuits tag me in them on instagram @theweightofmyworlds!
Well, those are my ideas for how you can spend Halloween this year! How are you planning on spending your Halloween? Let me know in the comments!
Have a great week my loves and Happy Halloween!