Halloween party food – Jello eyeballs and spiders
As our kids get older, they are ‘less welcome’ as trick or treaters – let’s face it, five year olds look a whole lot cuter (and less threatening) in a dress-up costume than a teenager!
We have decided this year to throw a Halloween Party at home for the teenagers, and put them in charge of answering the door to the little kids who knock on our door, literally every seven minutes!
We are going to make these really cool Halloween party food ideas – Jello eyeballs and spiders – Really fun Halloween jellies!
So first of all let’s look at how we make Halloween Party Food here in the UK:
- Cut the jelly up into cubes because that makes it much easier for it to dissolve. So you pop the jelly cubes into a glass – boil the kettle, (yes we have kettles in the UK – what do you use?!) Fill up a glass jar with half a pint of boiling water, stir that so that it melts.
- When that’s melted and fully dissolved this is when we pop in our fun bits and pieces!
- So in the bottom of your small glasses, you can place things like plastic spiders, which are really affordable Halloween props (make sure you wash them thoroughly beforehand!)
- Another idea is the ‘eyeballs’ – these are edible, and guess what? They are tinned Lychee! We added frozen blueberries to the centre of the Lychee as these make really great pupils in the eyeballs. Place your eyeball in the bottom of the glass bowl, and gently pour the jelly over the spiders, and the same, with the Lychee.
- If the ‘eyeballs’ flip over when you pour over the jello, we’d recommend using a toothpick to just move the eyeballs back into position.
- Put these in the fridge to set – and really enjoy the kids’ faces when they see those blood-shot eyes bobbing about in the green jelly!
Watch us making these here:
Other Halloween ideas – how about this Leaf Wreath – ghoulishly fun!
and if you have spotted those cute Milk Carton Skulls – you can read all about that here