Ideas for a simple Halloween

Candle light

Halloween doesn’t have to be tacky or frightening. For us, it’s all part of the darkening evenings and cosiness of autumn. We like to have lots of candles and switch on the fairy lights.

Orange pumpkins and glowing lights appeal to me in the same way as autumn leaves. I used to be a bit huffy about Halloween, and I’ll never approve of ‘trick or treating’. We do, however, enjoy indulging in a few little family traditions – some handmade decorations, iced biscuits and – most importantly – pumpkin carving.


Here are a few simple ideas for a cosy evening of fun:

Enjoy some Spooky biscuits. Make a batch of Nigella’s butter biscuits and have fun with the icing!

Halloween pumpkin biscuits

Try some Mummies in bandages! I got this idea from an American friend. Wrap frankfurters in puff pastry and cook for about 20 minutes in the oven. You can add some little eyes with mustard or ketchup if you like.

Mummies in blankets

Decorate your table with some LED candles, glittery stickers and miniature pumpkins…


Light lots and lots of candles… making sure they’re out of reach of little hands. We have a tradition of always eating our Halloween tea by candlelight.


Last of all: put some silly music on (Ghostbusters is particularly popular in this house…) and do some monster dancing in the kitchen!

What do you like to do for Halloween?


3 thoughts on “Ideas for a simple Halloween

    1. marmaladepie Post author

      I’m feeling a bit sad now as I smashed one of the glass jars a few days later! Need to make another one..


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