The Halloween Book - Review

by Jane Bull

The Halloween Book by Jane Bull

As Halloween approaches you may be thinking about celebrating and what better way than to make your own decorations, costumes and having a ghoulish themed party? The Halloween Book can provide you with a complete blueprint for a kid’s Halloween party, with everything you need to know to plan that perfect celebration.

Lights and Decorations: The book starts by showing you how to carve a pumpkin – or any other type of vegetable such as the turnip (more traditional in the UK). There are ideas for spooky candle votives, window decorations and some great ideas for paper chains.

Costumes: There are suggestions for making a vampire, a pumpkin fairy, witches and wizards and some scary pirates, how-to’s for face painting skulls, monsters, vampires and more. For the little ones there are some paper plate masks which even the youngest children could have a go at (with a bit of help for the cutting out).

Trick or Treat: It wouldn’t be a proper Halloween party without trick or treating, and there are lots of great ideas for loot holders – how to decorate a seaside bucket and a pumpkin basket made from papier mache.

Beastly Buffet: At last time to eat! There are recipes for pizzas and rolls and the some fabulous spidery cupcakes and hanging ghost biscuits with some Vampire Broth or Witches Brew to wash it all down with.

Fun and Games: Finish your party with some Freaky Fun – lots of gunge and slime, go for traditional apple bobbing or a great idea, Dangling Doughnuts where you have to eat a doughnut off the string. You can even make pumpkin seed jewellery as party favours.

With more ideas than you can possibly use in one year, this book should make your party go with a swing and have you planning next years bash on 1st of November so that you can try out more of Jane Bull’s ideas.

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About the Author: Jacqui O'Brien is the Editor of eParenting.

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