Booooo! It's Halloween, THE scariest day, but one that is oh so fun. The celebration that takes place in the dark of the night, the celebration with the scariest costunes, the celebration with huge screams... of joy! As it's Halloween, it's the time for feelgood fear, a fear enjoyed and celebrated by all, where we can share in the fun of it, knowing that it will all be OK in the end!
To make this, you will need:
- The template that you can download here!
- Masking tape or sellotape
- A sheet of thick black paper (12x 12cm)
1- Cut just above the line on the downloadable template.
2- Recreate this origami bat with black paper: cut into squares that measure 12x 12cm, as shown in the clip.
3- Turn the origami bat over and stick two pieces of sellotape or masking tape on the ends of the wings, then stick the bat in the centre of your card.
4- To finish, fold the card in half down the middle, the fold should go through the middle of the bat.
All that remains is to grab a pen and write a little something in a speech bubble. This could serve as an invitation or a Thank You card for a super Halloween party!
To make these, you will need:
- Thick black paper (5x 5cm)
- Some small toothpicks
1- Cut out some small, black squares with 5cm sides.
2- Using the above DIY animation to help, have fun recreating these small origami bats.
3- Once you've made the bat, place it on the toothpick.
You are now ready to decorate your cakes or cupcakes thanks to these spooky mini bat toppers that adults love as much as children!
To make this, you will need:
1- Fold the strip of black paper in half, and then in half again.
2- With scissors, cut several lines on one side to make a fringe
3- Take your strip and stick a straw to one of the far ends, then start to roll the strip around the straw.
4- Once rolled, tape the strip so that it doesn't move around.
5- To get started with the garland, cut several pieces of masking tape, along with 20cm of string.
6- Stick the string in the centre of a piece of masking tape, and stick the masking tape back on itself.
7- With scissors, cut the masking tape, following the shape of the bunting.
8- Hang up your garland, securing it with a double knot.
Ta-da! There you have it- your cake-bunting is ready to go!
For us, at My Little Day, balloons are a must for parties. Therefore, for Halloween, we have decided to bring in a slightly artistic element, making these balloons two-toned. You will need a dash of paint, a hint of imagination and that's all there really is to it. This idea was inspired by the charming blog that is: A subtle revelry. Seem like a fun idea? To your paintbrushes!
To customize your balloons, you will need:
- White balloons
- Paint (watercolour or acryllic)
- A large paintbrush
1- Inflate your balloon with helium.
2- Mix your paint in order to get the colour you wish.
3- Grab your paintbrush and paint a line around your balloon to mark the area that you wish to paint. Then, paint the top or the bottom half of your balloon, it's up to you. This way, every balloon is unique!
Warning: When painting your balloon, as it is inflated with helium, it may fall, as the fresh paint acts as a weight. As soon as the paint is dry, the balloon will float.
Try diluting your paint, the task will be more simple, and the paint will stick to the balloon better.
Boooo!! It's Halloween, that scary day, the celebration that takes place in the dark of the night... To mark the occasion, we have thought up a simple game that plays with light and its shadow to reveal those scary little monsters! To make this, you will need:
- The templates (download here)
- Box cutter
- A small source of light, a lamp or a torch etc
1- Cut out the template, you have the choice of a bat, a black cat, or a ghost.
2- With yourOnce in the dark, light up your template with your torch or lamp.
All that remains is to play around with it, making the bat, black cat or the ghost come to life!
As it's Halloween, we have the super blog La Cantine des Cousins to thank for this recipe, which is perfect for kids. What's more, this recipe is seasonal, with its autumnal fruits and vegetables!
And the result makes our mouths water : A tiered carrot cake with a lime mascarpone icing! It's to die for!
For 10 people
For the cake
- 300g of grated carrot
- 250g of soft butter
- 180g of flour
- 50g of brown sugar
- 120g of chopped nuts
- A small pinch of grated ginger
- The juice and zest of an orange
- 1 teaspoon of speculoos spice
- 5 eggs
- 2 sachets of yeast
- A pinch of salt
For the icing
- 200g of mascarpone
- 300g of Philadelphia
- 100g of icing sugar
- The juice and zest of two limes
Start by preparing the cake.
- Whip the butter, sugar and brown sugar together to make a frothy mix.
- Now add the egg yolks, one by one, along with the juice and zest of an orange.
- Now add the flower, the yeast, the chopped nuts, the pinch of salt, the spice, the ginger, the carrots, and mix well.
- Add the egg whites to the mix.
- Put the mixture into a cake tin that has a detachable base that is 22cm in diametre at 10cm in height. ( If you don't have this, cook the mix in two separate tins that are 22cm in diametre). Cook for 50 minutes at 180 degrees. Once cooked, let it stand for an hour before covering it.
Now prepare the icing.
- In a bowl, pour in the juice of the limes, the zest, the icing sugar, the mascarpone and mix well.
- Start the assembling of the cake. Cut it so that there are four layers. Put the bottom layer on a plate and spread the icing on, put another layer of cake on top of that, and then another layer of icing, and so on.
- Cover the whole cake in icing.
- Let it stand in the fridge for at least two hours before serving, that way it will be easier to cut.
You can see more recipe for your halloween party just here onthe blog la cantine des cousins.