Screamingly good ideas for a ghoulish night

Hallowe’en is fast approaching, and you are holding a party for either adults or children, or both?
As successful events planners, we thought it a great idea to give you a helping hand, by creating a party checklist containing some great ideas for making your party one to spookily remember.

In the UK, Hallowe’en is getting much more popular. Most supermarkets have a complete range of Hallowe’en products and tasty treats, as well as costumes, masks and extras. You could spend a complete fortune! Our first tip is simply to…

Keep it simple

The key to a great party is all in the planning. Decide on a suitable time for the party. Start early in the evening if children are welcome to allows families to enjoy the party together. Consider the time it gets dark as it’s much more fun to go to a Halloween party in the dark, rather than during daylight hours.

Halloween recipe



Then make a list of all the things you might need – we have prepared a checklist to start you off. Prepare a buffet menu – you can rename some food easily with a creepy name eg a simple punch can become ‘Dragons Blood Punch’ or reshaped in some way to become Hallowe’en themed eg rice krispie pumpkins.

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Rice Krispie pumpkin recipe
Halloween recipe ideas


  • 300g rice krispies
  • 180g mini marshmallows
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 10 drops of orange food colouring
  • Cola laces, chopped into small/medium pieces for the stalk
  • Green icing pen



In a large saucepan, heat butter over low heat until melted. Add mini marshmallows, stirring occasionally until completely melted. Add food colouring and stir until orange is spread throughout and the correct colour is made.

Remove from heat and mix in Rice Krispies cereal.

Form small balls into the shape of a pumpkin.

Chop the cola laces to form short stems and add to the top of the pumpkin. Using the green icing pen, create two leaves on either side of the stem.

Let stand 3 hours before serving.

Stress free party planning

Simply Dine are experts in creating the perfect party or event – from planning a theme to discussing a delicious personalised menu and equipment hire for both children’s and adult parties alike, we aim to provide fresh, quality food with a personalised service.

Find some great children’s and adult party food prices – we can serve a complete range of hot and cold food – just ask us if you have an idea in mind!

Call us now to see if we can take the hassle away from your next event!