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7 spooky ideas for Halloween treats

By Sacha van Niekerk Time of article published24m ago

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It’s officially ’Spooky Season’, which means a month of horror movie marathons, telling scary stories, shopping for costumes and indulging in everything pumpkin-spice-flavoured in the build-up to Halloween on October 31.

Although the holiday originated in the US, the festive fun has spilled over into other parts of the world, including South Africa. From themed meals at restaurants and fancy dress parties to trick or treating, there are many ways to celebrate.

A big part of Halloween is definitely the food – especially if you prefer treats over tricks. Getting creative in the kitchen with spooky-themed dishes is a fun way for children and parents to participate in the action.

7 spooky ideas for Halloween treats

Pumpkin spice

Pumpkin spice is a medley of spices used to season pumpkin pies traditionally eaten on Thanksgiving in the US. However, its flavour has become synonymous with autumn and everything from lattes to sandwich spreads has been infused with its warm cinnamon and nutmeg taste. Swirl the mixture of spices into porridge or cream cheese to be smeared on toasted bagels, mix it into your buttercream icing or simply add a few pinches into your cake batter for that spicy festive feel.

Mummify everything

From hot dogs to cookies and even pretzel sticks, practically any food can take on a super scary mummy look with a few DIY skills. For sweet treats, fill a piping bag with melted white chocolate or buttercream icing. Ice your treats using a zig-zag motion to create the illusion of a bandaged mummy. For savouries such as hot dogs or veggies, use thin strips of pastry for the wrapping and bake.

Fake blood

Raspberry jam and berry coulis have an intensely red

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8 Rooftop Photoshoot Ideas For Fall To Recreate With Spooky Decor & Your SO

The seasons are changing, and the content on your Instagram feed must change with it. Although there are no specific rules to social media, it’s a home-run level move to trade your beach pics for pumpkin ones as soon as the calendar reaches September. The perk of this seasonal shift is the world is nudging you to challenge yourself creatively and make the most of autumn props, spooky decor, and new #looks. Start with one of these rooftop photoshoot ideas for fall and see where it takes you.

After spreading out a blanket, lining it with twinkly lights, and capturing a pic of your SO lighting a candle nearby for a fall date night, you may be bursting with ideas for whimsical, romantic, or tasty photoshoots. Those candy apples you can pick up at your local farmer’s market and the cool witch’s hat you have tucked into your closet are definitely ready to make their IG debut. It’ll be hard to pass up their spirit for the season for something much less creative and social media-worthy.

Not to mention, props like those are included in some of the other ideas we have for you. Scroll down to see how you should set up your rooftop this fall with spooky decor and your SO for a photoshoot that’ll look so boo-tiful on the ‘gram.

1. Tape Fall Flowers To The Ground And Sit Amongst Them

Purchase a bouquet of fall flowers and tape them to the roof of your building so they don’t blow away in the autumn breeze. At sunset, take a picture in your favorite pair of high-waisted jeans and sneakers, sitting amongst the flowers you spread out. Make sure the petals are facing your camera and throw up a peace sign to happily transition from summer to

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