It’s the Party Ark Nibbles-and-Snacks Top Tips 2015!

Ghostly Mozarella
Ghostly Mozarella
It’s a return appearance for the famous Ghostly Mozzarella spooktacular pizza. (If you’re going to use one ridiculous Halloween word this year, we strongly recommend spooktacular.) Anyway, you can probably work out how this one works just by looking at it – use peppers to transforms your misshapen blobs of Mozzarella into instant ghosts. Bonus idea – Olives! Transform these unloved pizza toppings into scary spiders with the judicious use of Rosemary leaves. Eat them yourself to universal disdain.
 
Happy Halloween Party Pickss
Happy Halloween Party Picks
If you’re looking for the easy route to Halloween food perfection, we’ve got these Happy Halloween Party Picks. They’re just the thing for cocktail sausages, cheese cubes or any nibbles, and come with Halloween characters such as witch, pumpkin and skeleton to add extra spookiness to your food. They’re just £6.99 for a set or twenty-four.
 
Ghastly Sausage Rolls
Ghastly Sausage Rolls
We did this a couple of years ago, and it’s a great idea to keep everyone warm on a cold evening, and super-easy too. When you roll out your pastry, a bit of imaginative crimping instantly turns them into ghosts, and with a couple of squares of red pepper squished in as eyes, you’ve got instant sausage roll pastry ghosts. And, most imporantly, they’re delicious!
 
Skeleton Crew Halloween Bottle Labels
Skeleton Crew Halloween Bottle Labels
This is our favourite novelty product this year – our Skeleton Crew Halloween Bottle Labels. You can decorate your poison with labels such as “Champagne Rib Tickler” or “Feverish Fizz” – they’re just £2.99 for a pack of eight. We’ve got plenty more Halloween Tableware and Servingware ideas for all your tasty treats.
 
Giant Pumpkin Spider
Giant Pumpkin Spider
Bored with carving pumpkins? Want to do something a little bit different to your neighbours? Why not make instead a Giant Spider Pumpkin, which is actually a real thing with a fearsome bite. Although a little slow to move. The great thing is, all you need to do is find some sticks for legs, and a big marker pen for its eyes, and all your neighbours will say “Why didn’t we think of that?!”
 
Spider's Web Cake Wraps
Spider’s Web Cake Wraps
Instead of sweets, why not bake some cupcakes? They’re really easy to do, and if you pop them in our Spider’s Web Cake Wraps they’ll be transformed into great Halloween snacks. Just £4.50 for a pack of twelve. We love them.
 
Satsuma Pumpkins
Who needs Pumpkins?
This is our winning tip for super-busy mums who think that Halloween is a ridiculous American import and wish it would all go away. (Which is almost all of us from time to time 🙂 ) Satsuma-Kins! Just five minutes with a marker-pen an a bag of satsumas, and you have the finest pumpkins money can buy, if money could buy genetically engineered mini-pumpkins. Best of all, they’re a great guilt-free gift for the local trick-or-treat brigade.
 
Friendly Halloween Paper Lanterns
Friendly Halloween Paper Lanterns
We’re slightly cheating here because you can’t actually eat them, but we’re very delighted by these giant Friendly Halloween Paper Lanterns. They’re not remotely scary, which we think is a good thing. Just £7.50 for a pack of three.
 
Zombie Gingerbread Men
Zombie Gingerbread Men
Oh no… it’s the Zombie Gingerbread Men! What can we say about these tiny marvels that has not already been said by better minds than our own. The combination of your classic gingerbread with your darkest imagination can create tiny, edible men with particularly unpleasant habits, such as blood-sucking, and wearing bright red buttons. Frightened? It’s okay because you can start by biting their heads off. Yum yum!
 
We hope you’ve enjoyed some of these ideas, and have a very splendid Halloween.
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