Fun & easy Halloween party recipes

With a little help from you, your kids will love getting their hands dirty and putting the fun into Halloween with these ghoulish dishes from Room on the Broom Party Book.

Happy and smiling Halloween pumpkins

Witch’s Brew Party Punch

Witch's Brew Party Punch for HalloweenMakes 6 cups

You will need:
1½ litres fizzy water
3 large scoops of any flavour sorbet
A jug
An ice cream scoop or large spoon

What to do:

  1. Ask a grown-up to pour the fizzy water into the jug so it’s 2/3 full. You might not need all the water.
  2. Add one scoop of sorbet to the fizzy water. Watch carefully. It takes a few moments for the sorbet to start frothing up.
  3. Slowly, add two more scoops of sorbet to the fizzy water until the punch froths up like a witch’s brew.
  4. You can add more sorbet to the punch if you like, but be careful or the witch’s brew will spill over the top of the jug.

Boggy Jelly

Halloween recipe for Boggy JellyMakes 6 servings

You will need:
A small packet of lime-flavoured jelly (about 135g)
A large handful of soft jelly sweets shaped like bugs
A clear serving bowl

What to do:

  1. Arrange the sweets at the bottom of the serving bowl so they are evenly spread.
  2. Ask your grown-up to help you follow the instructions on the packet to make the jelly (You’ll need hot water for this, so make sure a grown-up does it for you!).
  3. Ask your grown-up to pour the hot jelly liquid into the serving bowl on top of the sweets.
  4. Then ask your grown-up to put the jelly in the fridge to set. It will take several hours for your jelly to become wibbly-wobbly.

Cauldron Rolls

Halloween recipe for Cauldron RollsMakes 6 rolls

You will need:
6 small bread rolls
2 carrots
Variety of fillings of your choice
A sharp knife
A serving plate

What to do:

  1. Ask a grown-up to cut off the top of the bread rolls.
  2. Gently pull out the fluffy bread from the middle of the bread rolls so they are hollow. These will be your cauldrons.
  3. Fill the hollow rolls with anything you like. How about mashed avo and tomato, or tuna mayonnaise? Arrange the rolls on a serving plate.
  4. Ask your grown-up to cut six thin strips of carrot about 10cm long. These will be your cauldron handles, so they need to be thin enough to bend. (You could use strips of cucumber for the cauldron handles)
  5. Poke either end of the carrot strip into the filing at the sides of each roll to make the cauldron handle.
  6. Top your cauldron rolls with coriander or chives if you’d like.

Ice Cream Potion

Halloween recipe for Ice Cream PotionYou will need (for each guest):
2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
A handful of colourful candy-coated chocolates
A small bowl
A spoon

What to do:

  1. Give each guest two scoops of vanilla ice cream in a small bowl. Don’t forget a bowl for yourself!
  2. Give everyone a handful of colourful candy-coated chocolates to sprinkle on their ice cream.
  3. Mix the colourful chocolates into the ice cream with the spoon.
  4. Say the magic words, “Iggety, ziggety, ziggety, ZOOM!”
  5. Keep mixing until the ice cream turns magical colours. Then eat!

Room on the broom party book coverRecipes and images used with permission of Pan Macmillan. The Room on the Broom Party Book is based on the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.