Learn how to quickly create coffin coolers, creepy cemeteries, Harry Potter cauldron cupcakes, zombie punch, kookie cookies, a monster station, and much more! Plus, there are dozens of photos, party games for all ages, and a party planning timeline. This reference includes everything you need to have a spooktacular Halloween!
Useful tips and fun Halloween trivia are sprinkled throughout the book and a history of Halloween is included at the end.
For example, did you know that spraying a mixture of bleach and water on the inside of your pumpkin daily or coating the inside w/ petroleum jelly preserves the pumpkin by preventing mold and dehydration?
Expect each guest to consume about a dozen appetizers and desserts. For a dinner party the total would be about half that amount. Guests typically consume two drinks during the first hour of the party and average one for every hour after that.
Party invitations should be sent four weeks ahead of the party date.
Award-winning writer/photographer Terrance Zepke is the author of more than two dozen ghost books, including A Ghost Hunter’s Guide to the Most Haunted Places in America and Lowcountry Voodoo: Tales, Spells & Boo Hags. Her favorite holiday is Halloween and in this fun reference she shares how she manages to throw a great bash during her busiest month of the year.
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The title says it all Happy Halloween!: Hundreds of Perfect Recipes, Delightful Decorating Ideas & Awesome Activities. I am pleased with this eBook edition from Kindle. It is at a very affordable price (time of this post was) at $2.99. This eBook is definitely for the Halloween enthusiast who are on budgets, want to plan & host their own events or for anybody who simply wants an All-In-One book for Halloween. This is definitely it. I can already see this All-In-One book being very helpful to me for this years upcoming (and years thereafter) Halloween. I’ve already purchased this for my “Cloud eReader” and I’m excited it will be readily handy at anytime. I feel I will more than likely begin referencing this book even before Halloween. Simple because I’d like to get a jump start on ideas and creating my “To Do List” ahead of time. Even though this eBook is geared toward Halloween I can see it being helpful (at least for me) for other special occasions as well. These principle idea can be quickly adaptable for other occasion. The simplicity in the way the author makes suggestions and outlines her plans are rather simple and easy to follow. Of course each persons individual needs can be adapt accordingly for the event they are planning. They can add or subtract time management to fit their event. For me I have a baby shower coming up and I see where some of the instruction and suggestions will come in handy. I like the fact it is clear and concise which is what drew me to my purchase. Each sections titles are specific to each topic needed to have an awesome event party.
Section I. Party Planning
Section II – Party Recipes, further divided into Desserts, Light Appetizers, Heavy Appetizers and Drinks
Section III – Decorating Ideas
Section IV – Fun Activities for both children and Teens/Adults
Section V – Halloween History & Trivia
All of the included recipes are easy to do. About half rely on basics like refrigerated cookie dough & cake mixes. You’ll find goodies like Swamp Cake, Candy Corn Pizza, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and a Pumpkin Fudge that is super-yummy! (You can use the leftover pumpkin from the Pumpkin Fudge to make Pumpkin Pillows – little caramel & pumpkin stuffed fried turnovers made from wonton wrappers.) Monster Meatballs has been one of Grandma’s favorite party dishes for several decades. Terrance calls for frozen meatballs (she doesn’t say how big a package) but do feel free to make your own according to your favorite recipe. Sixteen ounce jars of jelly and chili/barbecue sauce are enough for about 5 pounds of meatballs. Chock full of decorating ideas, you’ll even find links to plans to make your own coffin to use as a buffet table along with imaginative ideas for the exterior of your home and instructions for producing a Boiling Cauldron to set the atmosphere. No party is complete without fun & games to keep party-goes entertained. You’ll find ideas ranging from Make Your Own Luminarias to Monster Musical Chairs along with several Zombie Games for the youngest party goers. I do have one quibble with the game Monster Station. Terrance calls for raw chicken thigh or wing bones as “fingers” for the game. Raw chicken can carry salmonella and should not be handled by children. Better you should salvage the bones from chicken that you’ve cooked and scrub them to remove and traces of meat.Grandma’s $0.02 – Happy Halloween!: Hundreds of Perfect Party Recipes, Delightful Decorating Ideas & Awesome Activities is a super idea book that you’ll enjoy using year after year. Halloween enthusiasts will find lots to love!