Halloween isn't just for kids, you know. Add a bit of spooky sophistication to your knees-up with these showstoppers
It's Halloween, which means there's never been a better time to get your fancy dress on and have your nearest and dearest over. But hosting fright night doesn't have to be tacky: here's how to pull off a seriously impressive Halloween party...
Why not kick off with cheese and crackers? These tiny little pumpkin cheese balls rolled in paprika blow salmon blinis right out of the water.
When it comes to pleasing party guests, you can't go too far wrong with cake. Especially not easy bake, mini lemony cheesecakes.
This pumpkin cake is almost too good to cut into. If you're keen to impress, roll up those sleeves and give it a go – it's much less tricky than you'd think.
It's not a party if there isn't any punch. This warm, fragrant citrus brew is a Halloween mulled wine reboot and, trust us, it slips down just nicely. Sometimes too nicely.
If you're doing your drinks on the rocks, freeze some toy spiders in ice cube trays and, hey presto, creepy crawly ice cubes!
The onion eyes add an extra hint of fun to this cauldron-black, James Bond-style cocktail.
Toffee apples are for Bonfire Night, right? Not these beauties. Wrapped in cellophane, they're the perfect grown-up alternative to a goody bag.
OK, so they're not exactly the swankiest snack on the menu, but LOOK HOW CUTE they are. All you need is a slice of processed cheese, a chive and a twiglet. Then just wait for The Borrowers to turn up...