Our weekend was full of loads of mithai (for Durga Pooja and Dussehra) and loads of pre-planning for Diwali (that is not even 20 days away) but in between all these festivities, there is something that has my little girl all excited. Halloween is here, people!
Sara loves Halloween and every year she looks forward to all the dressing up, meeting up with friends and of course to all those Halloween treats!! From dressing up as a cute little ghost (not a scary one; please note) at four to dressing up as Bellatrix Lestrange (because she is powerful and terrifying) last year, we have come a long way for sure!
On the day of Halloween, when her little friends coming knocking at our door, there will be lots of yummy treats for them and for her. In the meantime, we decided to have a little fun during the week.I asked her to raid the refrigerator and the cupboards to find all things orange and brown-black and she put together this Halloween Grazing Board (with some help from me) that is going to give us company when we watch a “scary” movie this evening.Here’s how we went about it.
A Halloween Grazing Board made by the children and for the children.
You will need:
- A large board or platter that can hold all the food
- Tiny bowls or plates for dips, nuts, honey, etc.
To fill up the platter, I asked Sara to go around looking for all things orange/ brown-black in the refrigerator and the kitchen cupboards (fall and Halloween inspired). The idea here is to let the kids pick what they like and not necessarily what you think will make the board look good 🙂 When they pick it themselves, they will eat! Also, you can definitely include cold cuts and more cheese but we made this what we had at home.
Whenever I am making a cheese and charcuterie board for adults, I like to use big wedges and wheels of cheese but while making this fruit and vegetable platter for the kids, I really recommend cutting the cheese into bite-sized pieces so they don’t struggle with all the cutting while devouring it all.
Here’s what she filled up the board with:
- Cape gooseberries
- Orange bell peppers
- Dry apricots
- Dates stuffed with almonds and ginger
- Salted peanuts
- Three types of cheeses
- Pretzel rings
- A yoghurt, herb and paprika dip (she loves making it for snack time)
Some other things Sara says she would have added, if we had them on hand: Mum’s parmesan breadsticks and her grilled cinnamon pumpkin wedges, blue cheese, blackberries and black grapes.
Just put everything on the board in little groups and enjoy immediately.
I hope your kids have a lot of fun making this fall inspired Halloween Grazing Board that literally takes all of ten minutes to put together and if you are still on the hunt for some more ideas the do check out this “frightfully” simple and healthy recipe that we made last year. On the blog are also some ideas to host a Halloween party. If you can’t decide what to hand over for trick and treat or want some ideas for Halloween snacks for afterschool or for the lunch box, we have got it all covered!! There are loads of spooky recipes on the blog that I am confident that your little monsters will appreciate.
Happy Halloween People!
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