Celebrating Halloween on the eve of All Saints Day used to be exclusively an American tradition, but now many Australians also celebrate the night of October 31. It’s the perfect time to celebrate with a spooky night kids and even adults could enjoy. If you are into food catering or just wants to throw a Halloween party, but you’re not familiar with the treats and food to prepare, we have some tips for you to nail your Halloween party.
Halloween party catering tips:
- You can bake homemade goodies (like these great ones) and even go a step further by adding these inventive foods and drinks with a Halloween twist.
- Running out of time or have limited supplies? Check your kitchen for ingredients like fruits, bread, puddings, popcorn, etc. These can be perfect if you have unexpected guests, all you need to do is put your Halloween spin on them.
- If you are worried about handing out food for trick or treating, in terms of children’s allergies and intolerances, then a great substitute is to give them Halloween-themed toys instead. You can find many options in online stores or discount stores. These could be glow sticks, Halloween masks, glowing horn toys, and other fun, spooky stuff.
- Once you have the catering and trick or treats sorted, it’s time to think about how you can decorate your house to suit the occasion. Check out this page for lots of great ideas.
In some places, Halloween celebrations can last until the evening of November 1st. If you’re catering for the entire Halloween occasion, you’ll need to make sure you have enough food and even consider having a little extra in case you have surprise guests. Just have fun preparing your food and make it look as scary as possible. The scarier your food looks, the more excited your guests will be (although don’t make it look so scary they don’t want to eat it).
Having a refrigerated vehicle and/or mobile cold room can help you bring all your ghastly ideas to life, particularly if you’re throwing a big party with lots of guests to feed. Or are you planning an outdoor party somewhere else? Perhaps at nearby park? A mobile cold room can come in very handy for outdoor celebrations, or even a refrigerated vehicle for transporting food to and from your event.
And don’t forget, what’s a Halloween party without costumes? Encourage others to join in the fun and ask them to turn up to your party dressed up – you could offer a prize for the best costume to make it memorable!