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Halloween Party Theme: The Spooky Witch

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Hocus Pocus Halloween is here. It is this time of the year again, and we are all getting excited. Scary and spooky creatures have always been part of Halloween, and what fits better than a witch party? Read on to find great ideas for invitations, decoration, recipes and witchy party games.

Invitations

The tune of the party is often already set by popularity and creativity of the invitations. Make your invitations stand out and do something unforgettable! A magic potion will bewitch everybody to come and enjoy your Halloween party. You will need:

1) small bottles or test tubes
2) green, purple or blue food color
3) labels for your bottles or tubes
4) water or any other clear drink
5) fake spider webs and spiders (optional)

Add desired food color to your choice of clear liquid until you have a spooky potion. Fill your elixir into the witch bottles / test tubes and seal them properly. Write your invitation on the labels and stick them to the bottle of potion. For an extra spooky touch wrap the potion in a spider web and attach a small toy spider.

Giving out spiders, bats and mice as an invitation is another great idea. Get some toy spiders, bats and mice (small toys or cut them out of cardboard). Use purple or orange glitter pen to write your invitation on black cardboard. Roll cardboard into a scroll and attach to toy animal.

Decoration

Dim the lights in the main party area or use electrical candles. Cover your furniture and windows with black and golden sheets. This will create a bewitched and mysterious atmosphere. Set up little terra cotta pots with herbs (basil, chive, sage) in the main party area and the table. Leaves, twigs and everything else that reminds of a dark and spooky forest will serve you just fine.

A fake fire and a boiling pot make the perfect center piece. Use twigs and leaves to create the shape of a fire. Make sure to leave enough free space in the center of the fire to fit your boiling pot. Get some yellow and orange gift tissue and cut out flames. The flames should not be too big; around 2 inches should be fine. Place the flames underneath and between your twigs and leaves. Now it is time to place the witch potion (boiling pot) in the center of the fire. If you do not have a real looking boiling pot just use any stainless steel pot. (recipe witch potion see below)

In general purple, black, gold and orange are the best colors for a Halloween Witch Party.

Recipes

Witches like stews and soups. Here is an idea for a healthy witch soup.

Barley Soup (8 servings)

1 lb ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
2 gloves garlic
10 cups water
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 ½ cups barley
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup sliced carrots
4 cubes beef bouillon
2 (9oz) packs frozen vegetables

Brown meat; add onion and garlic, cook until onion is tender; drain. Stir in remaining ingredients except frozen vegetables. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 min.
Stir occasionally.
Add frozen vegetables and cook 10 more minutes. (until vegetables are tender)

Witch potion

4 cups peppermint tea
8 cups apple juice
1 pack gummy bears
Food color

Place gummy bears in ice cube trays and fill up with apple juice. Put in freezer.
Mix peppermint tea and apple juice in your boiling pot and add food color. Add frozen gummy bear ice cubes right before serving.

Ginger Cookies

¾ cup softened butter
¾ cup sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix baking soda, flour and ginger. In a separate bowl beat butter, sugar and egg until creamy. Stir in flour mixture and remaining ingredients. Form 1 inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.
Bake for about 10 min.

Games

What is it?

Each child gets a piece of paper and a pen and a blindfold. At the beginning of each round the children need to cover their eyes. You go around and let each child feel what is inside your bowl. After you put the bowl out of sight, the children can take of their blindfolds and have to write down what they think was in the bowl. Whoever has the most right guesses wins the game. Of course spaghetti are meant to be worms and the child has to write down worms. They are witches, are they not?

Spaghetti = worms
Cold Jell-O = slug slime
Little hot dogs = cut off fingers
Softened dried plums = hearts of crows
Straw or hay = witches hair
Softened gummy bears (worms etc.) = slimy bugs
Olives = cat eyes

Just look around your home and garden, I bet you will find some more things.

Have fun and enjoy!

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