• It’s less than two weeks to go until Halloween 2022, the spookiest night of the year! Don’t feel like trick-or-treating but scratching your head as to how you can make the most of the day? We’ve put together a couple of fun things you can do this Halloween that aren’t trick-or-treating.

    Host a murder mystery evening

    Figure out whodunnit and get in the spooky spirit by organising a murder mystery evening.

    Throw a costume party

    two people dressed up in masks and costumes
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    Dressing up is one of the most fun parts of Halloween! Host a great Halloween-themed party with a costume contest, spooky finger foods and more.

    Bake some Halloween treats

    There are loads of recipes out there for Halloween-themed cookies or cakes that will spook up your kitchen. Give our dark chocolate-glazed black cat doughnuts a go:

    Dark chocolate-glazed black cat doughnuts

    Mix up a Halloween cocktail

    For those of us who are a little old for trick-or-treating, enjoying a themed cocktail is a fun way to enjoy the holiday.

    Try this Creole Scream Halloween cocktail:

    Creole Scream Halloween cocktail

    Read a thriller or horror novel

    Hoping to spend the night in on your own? Curl up with a great horror book or psychological thriller that’s sure to make you want to sleep with the lights on!

    Have a themed movie marathon

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    With so many scary movies to choose from, it might be helpful to stick to a theme. Whether it be ghost movies, slasher flicks, or movies about vampires or witches, there’s sure to be enough material to make for a great marathon.

    Make an apple pie

    Here’s our recipe for Classic apple pie:

    Classic apple pie

    Make something pumpkin spice flavoured

    Pumpkin spice has become known as the flavour of fall (or autumn, as we know it).

    Try your hand at these recipes:

    Spiced pumpkin bread pudding

    Spiced pumpkin bread pudding

    Homemade pumpkin spice latte

    Homemade pumpkin spice latte

    Have a wine and Halloween treats pairing

    Tell your friends to pick a wine and a Halloween sweet to pair with it, and get together for a very sophisticated (kind of) tasting evening.

    Eat a pumpkin-themed meal

    Even though pumpkin is generally in season around autumn and winter, it is still synonymous with Halloween. Enjoy the holiday by cooking up something using this delicious ingredient.

    How about this Roast pumpkin with rosemary crumble:

    Roast pumpkin with rosemary crumble

    Gave this a try? Tag us @foodandhomesa #cookingwithFH on Instagram!

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