Halloween is the time of celebration, a time to honour all saints and martyrs, making it a spooktacular holiday.
Halloween 2021 is just around the corner, and trust me this year, we've got no tricks up our sleeves, just treats for you all. If you ask about the festival in India, a lot many people will tell you how it’s about theme parties where everyone dresses up scary and creepy. And while it may be so to some extent, it's also the time of celebration, a time to honour all saints and martyrs, making it a spooktacular holiday. It was initially referred to as Hallows' Eve, and it falls on the night of 31st October every year, which is the eve of All Saints' Day (November 1st).
Wonder how did it all start? Halloween is said to have been originated in the Celts, in United Kingdom. The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago, celebrated their new year on November 1, the day which marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter. This time of the year was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. The tradition was adapted by Christian soon and was celebrated by people by lighting bonfires and donning their scariest outfits to ward off roaming ghosts and spirits.
During the 16th century, people in Ireland, Scotland and Wales, went door-to-door asking for food in exchange for a poem or song. It’s a special day for children, especially in the United States today, where they look forward to this holiday all year long, in anticipation of treats. Pumpkin carving and dressing up as witches, zombies and what not has become a tradition that everyone waits for. And well, nothing screams a festive mode as much as delectable food. And when it is Halloween, everything has to be the spookiest best. Quite like the delectable treats we’ve got here.
From potato mummies, Halloween cupcakes to mini pizzas and popsicles, we’ve got it all! So whether you're hosting a Halloween party or just want to surprise kids with some unique, spooky treats, we have some of the best ideas to try.
1. Halloween Ghost Biscuits
These biscuits dipped in white chocolate and decorated with chocolate chips as ghosts are all things spooky and yummy.
2. Halloween Mini Pizzas
Minimal ingredients but worth it all, these mini pizzas with cheesy ghost on top is what will make your Halloween snack table stand out.
3. Halloween Popsicles
Grape juice and orange juice made into balck and yellow popsicles are sure to impress kids and adults alike.
4. Halloween Spider Cupcakes
Oh how delicious these chocolate cupcakes are once you bite into them. But that’s only when you get over how spooky these look with those spider eyes.
5. Halloween Bundt Cake
Colourful and festive, this bundt cake is simple, quick and easy with vanilla flavour and colourful sprinklers on top.