Whether you are close together or far apart, here are some ways to enjoy some Halloween fun this year. Have a SPOOK-tacular Halloween!
All you need is a flashlight and a dark location for this non-contact game. Make sure you give clear boundaries before you start as they can be easy to miss in the dark.
Something that can be done either together or at a distance. Allow kids to decorate their own ghoulish confection. Give each participant their own labelled, icing filled piping bag and container of sprinkles and decorating items. Your kids will love showing off their one of a kind confection to each other.
Great for younger kids if they have a picture list. Have kids collect their scavenger hunt items in their trick or treat bags and see who collects all the items first.
Great for older kids. Take your kids on a hunt around the community leading them to their own individual Halloween candy stash.
Candy Apples/Popcorn Balls
Securely hang treats from several branches on a sturdy tree and see who can eat their treat the fastest without using their hands.
A great activity for you to do as a family or organize a group video call with your friends to see who’s top carver. Start with cleaned out pumpkins and a time limit.
Halloween Party Recipes
Bumbleberry, a mixture of berries, rhubarb and apple, comes from the Canadian East Coast. We’ve made ours into deliciously flaky turnovers.
BakingBlack Forest Cookies
The combination of chocolate and dried cherries earns these cookies their “black forest” name. With only 1/4 cup of flour in the whole batch, these decadent treats have a uniquely light and chewy texture.
DessertsWhite Chocolate Haystacks
Our white chocolate haystacks are a quick, easy recipe your family can make all year round. White chocolate and pretzels with a hint of coconut will have you reaching for another.
BakingWitches' Finger Cookies
These creepy cookies are decorated to look like witch fingers. They’re perfect for a Halloween party.
Edamame are immature soybeans, most often served in the pod as an appetizer at Japanese restaurants. They’re also available shelled and frozen in most Canadian grocery stores. Use them in place of chickpeas to make a bright green fresh-tasting hummus.
These fun popcorn treats make for a festive addition to your holiday spread. Adding food colouring, sprinkles or dried fruit are great ways to change them up for any occasion.
DrinksBloody Mary Punch
Make a jug of this classic breakfast cocktail next time you have company over for brunch. The vodka is optional (you can add it to individual glasses if you have a mix of imbibers and non-drinkers in the house) and you can add extra horseradish and hot sauce if you like your drinks extra spicy.
SnacksRoasted Beet Dip
This bright red beet dip looks as good as it tastes. We flavour it with roasted garlic, lemon juice, cumin and chili powder. Serve it with pita chips or melba toast.