Tips & Tricks for Safely Celebrating Halloween With Inspiration from a Top TV Design Star
Halloween is coming and will be different than any other Halloween with Sheltering in Place. We have TV design star Lauren Makk available to share some timely ideas for making this a frightening celebration for your viewers and listeners. Of course, Halloween involves many traditions, but this year will be a lot different. Lauren will share some crafty designer ideas that will make your Halloween celebration the talk of any neighborhood or Halloween party. Let this nationally renowned design star share some decorating tips to help your audience get creative with their scary-fun festivities.
CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN AT HOME DIFFERENT
While this year may be different, the key is to make it special and memorable. I plan to watch a scary movie and enjoy some treats. My go to treat is always cheese, but not just any cheese…Wisconsin Cheese! Wisconsin is The State of Cheese and they win more awards for cheese than anywhere else in the world! And did you know they are the only state that requires a license to make cheese?! I always look for the Proudly Wisconsin Cheese badge on packaging nationwide because I know I’m choosing a proven winner. Here I have a Harvest Pumpkin Cheeseboard that I prepared with some fontina and swiss. Fill it in with a parmesan snack mix, salami, and pecans and you have something the entire family will enjoy. My kids also love these Asiago Bat Crackers and Mini Pumpkin Cheese Balls. You can check out all these recipes at WisconsinCheese.com.
SUGGESTIONS FOR ADULT HALLOWEEN TREATS
For adults, it’s all about the beverages. My favorite is Captain Morgan Sliced Apple Spiced Rum. It takes the flavors of the signature Original Spiced Rum and fuses it with the deliciously juicy and crisp taste of fresh cut apples and subtle hints of ginger. It is best enjoyed as a chilled shot with a little lemon juice or a fresh slice of lemon, or in a refreshing Apple Mule cocktail -both perfect for a Halloween gathering. It is available in liquor stores nationwide for under $16. Please remember to always drink responsibly! For more information, www.captainmorgan.com
SOME OTHER FUN THINGS THEY CAN DO TO MAKE THE HOLIDAY FEEL SPECIAL?
Well, you definitely want to make sure those who are staying home are having just as much fun as those who chose to go out. I have an idea for you that has something for everyone. Edible’s new gourmet, handmade, chocolate-dipped products only use high-quality ingredients to create the ultimate indulgence. The Double Chocolate and Fruit Dessert Platter includes: hand-dipped salted pretzels, chocolate-covered sandwich cookies, Peanut Butter Buckets and chocolate drenched toffee in the center. Edible also offers this Spooky Sweet Cookie Bundle, which includes cake-shaped pineapple bites dipped in white chocolate, then decorated to look like a mummy or a gruesome zombie eye. The spooky treats come with a box of 24 freshly baked assorted cookies. It’s fun, different and can be enjoyed completely inside. For more information, visit edible.com