I have mentioned my group of friends from our antenatal class before. Well, I have to say, we throw fantastic parties between us. We share out what needs to be done so we all bring a dish or two, someone brings drinks, someone else does party bags, someone does the games. We have had so many brilliant parties over the last 4-5 years. Here was last year's Halloween Party.
This year's Halloween on was at our house.
I made savoury pinwheels and meringue ghosts with forest fruits and cream and Steve made a pumpkin soup.
Others brought a parsnip and apple soup, spooky jellies, home-made toffee apples, spider biscuits, hot chicken dip, vegetable crudites, hot spiced cider and other bits and pieces. We ended up having a real feast. All the kids were so cute in their costumes. We also had fun and games for several hours and then finished off with brilliant party bags.
This is such a fab time in my life. So much fun.
Okay, so my meringue ghosts I copied from a cut out from a magazine that I saved from last year. I can't now remember what magazine it was. I did try searching the net for the original but didn't find it. However, there are loads of recipes on the net and videos showing how to do it too. The Art Of Being Perfect did them this year too and she has a recipe on her post.
I got the idea for my savoury pinwheels from this post. I thoroughly recommend Utterly Scrummy Food For Families. I get loads of ideas for easy meals here. I recently made her pumpkin pasta bake too and may post about that later.
For my versions of the pinwheels, I made one with pesto, olives and parmesan and one with a tomato pasta sauce, sundried tomatoes and cheddar. They were very easy to assemble and made a lovely little party dish.
So, off to another Halloween party today and it's not even Halloween yet. We like to stretch celebrations over several days. Hope the ghosties don't get any of you tomorrow night.