This year KayCee organised a Halloween party for her friends while Ella went Trick Or Treating with her friend and her friend’s older sister.
By all accounts, they both really enjoyed the night and I’m here to share a few of the Halloween photos they took; they didn’t get many photos because I think everyone was having too much fun to remember to take them!
These chocolate apple slices are a great addition to a Halloween buffet. They’re great because they’re not too big. Chocolate dipped apples or toffee apples can often be too much for a child, especially if there are lots of other goodies on offer.
Chocolate Apple Slices
You’ve probably seen me mention once or twice about our abundance of apples this year. I’m trying every which way I can to get them used up!
Each apple makes about 3 slices, depending on the size of the apple. We used 250g of milk chocolate to make 6 apple slices
2 Eating Apples
250g milk chocolate
Baking sheet lined non-stick parchment
Cut the apples into 3-4 slices. Slice the rounded ends of the 2 end pieces and discard so all the slices have 2 flat sides.
Break the chocolate into pieces and melt. You can do this by placing the bowl over a pan of boiling water, ensuring the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water or by microwaving. If you microwave the chocolate it’s best to check it every 20 seconds or so as it can easily burn.
Insert a lolly stick into each apple slice and dip into the melted chocolate.
Place on the baking sheet.
Continue until all the slices have been dipped.
Sprinkle the Halloween sprinkles over the chocolate apple slices and refrigerate until the chocolate has set.
I was going to write a recipe for these mummy pizza pies. Then I came across an excellent one that was already on Eats Amazing so instead, I got Ant to make them for dinner the other night using the Eats Amazing recipe 🙂
Mummy Pizza Pies
Here are a couple of our Pizza Pies. They all thought they were delicious and I reckon we’ll be making them again soon; especially seeing as I couldn’t try them because of my diet!
They always look so easy to do, but when you actually start to carve a pumpkin you realise you were kidding yourself and they’re not easy at all! We’ve tried a few different pumpkin carving designs over the years but inevitably we go back to good old triangles for the eyes and nose and a jagged mouth.
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Kaycee and Ella have a Halloween party planned and they’ve been searching for food and drink ideas. We tried this bloody hot chocolate recipe, (just to make sure it tasted ok before we serve it to the guests, obviously) and we all loved it!
Last year Ella was very excited when we had to go to HomeSense to check out their Halloween products.
We pulled up at HomeSense yesterday and I told her we were there again for the same reason. She immediately asked her dad if she could borrow his phone so she could take photos for my blog! We always enjoy looking at the HomeSense Halloween stock; they always have such lovely stuff. My favourite is definitely this cute little ghost 🙂
We went shopping to B&M at the weekend. I was looking for storage boxes for Kaycee’s and Ella’s new wardrobes. There were none to be found but the Kaycee and Ella soon found the Halloween aisle! Ant had mentioned that we might be able to have a Halloween party this year. He suggested we could decorate the new patio area, (henceforth known as the grotto!) now the roof is done.
This sent the girls into a tizzy of excitement and they started on the Halloween plans while we were walking round the shops!
Ella asked if she could use my phone so she could take photos of the things they want. She took A LOT of photos.
These are just a few of them 🙂
We didn’t buy anything for Halloween at B&M but we stopped off at Poundworld on the way back and bought loads of stuff.
Instead of a small party/buffet type thing that was in my head, the girls have planned for something much bigger! I’m actually looking forward to seeing what they come up with; we’ll be leaving all the preparations to them 🙂
It’s Ella’s favourite holiday. She’s been looking forward to it since September started. She’s really happy that it’s finally the last day of October!
Her costume is all ready for going Trick or Treating with some friends later. She’s very excited.
Woohooo I did it! A whole month of blog posts. I’ve really enjoyed taking part this month. I’ve found some great new blogs thanks to Hex Mum. This has been a great linky and I’ll be sure to join in if you run it again next year 🙂
Happy Halloween everyone. Have a fun and safe evening.