Halloween Recipes and Games

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Are you having a Halloween party? Try the Sunny-D team's ideas for party food and games, guaranteed to gross out your guests.

Don't forget to wash your hands before starting to cook, and always ask a grown-up if you need to use the oven!

Orange Halloween Punch with Creepy Eyeballs

Fill a bowl with Smooth California Sunny-D juice and ice cubes. Ladle into glasses and top with slices of orange and 'eyeballs' (peeled grapes).

Monster's Passion Blood Smoothie

Put some vanilla ice-cream, Sunny-D Passion juice and frozen red berries like raspberries or red currants into a blender. Whizz and pour into a glass. Sprinkle with monster finger nails (shavings of chocolate) and drops of blood (red food colouring).

Spooky Black Witches Cupcakes

Use our chocolate cupcake recipe and add a few drops of black food colouring to the cake mixture and the buttercream icing. Decorate with black sprinkles and little witches hats made of black paper.

Flesh-Eating Spider Biscuits

Use chocolate biscuits to make the body of the spider. With icing, stick on Smarties as the eyes and make legs out of pieces of chocolate matches or black candy string.

Zombie Pumpkin and Orange Soup

What to do with all the pumpkin flesh when you've hollowed out your Jack-o'-Lantern? Those massive pumpkins don't taste so good, as they are grown especially for Halloween. But you can eat a small pumpkin (say, smaller than the head of your average zombie) and it makes a delicious soup combined with Sunny-D orange juice.

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon oil or butter
  • 2 onions, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 300g pumpkin flesh (seeds and skin removed, cut into cubes)
  • 200ml Sunny-D
  • vegetable stock cube
  • 100ml cream
  • parsley

What to do:

Put the oil or butter into a saucepan with the onions. Over a medium heat, fry until soft. Add the pumpkin flesh and the Sunny-D orange, then enough water just to cover the pumpkin. Add the stock cube. Simmer gently until the pumpkin is very soft then use a 'stick' blender to puree the soup. You may need to add a little more water to get the right consistency. Stir in the cream at the last minute. Serve sprinkled with zombie hair (sprigs of parsley).

no Halloween party is complete without games! My favourite is bobbing for apples. Float apples in a large bucket of water and use your teeth to get an apple out of the water. Keep your hands behind your back - no cheating!

Sleeping Monsters

Everyone lies down on the floor and goes to sleep. If anyone laughs or moves so much as a monster's whisker they are out. The winner is the last person left lying down.

Dead Man's Brains

Fill a large bowl with cooked, cold spaghetti and hide various items in it. Sweets wrapped in paper or small toys are good. Take turns to rummage around inside the Dead Man's Brains and see what you can find!