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It’s scary how successful a Halloween BBQ can be!

Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on 31 October. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. ... The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween.

In the UK, Halloween is increasingly becoming a popular celebration with food, sweets, costumes and games in the supermarkets and shops to rival the billion-dollar US Halloween industry. More children dress up to trick or treat, houses are decorated elaborately with spiders webs and decorative lights and pumpkins. And there’s nothing more the adults love than dressing up as Count Dracula, Frankenstein or a Ghostbuster too.

Why not cash in on the craze and cast your magic with a Cinders barbecue and a fun Halloween family barbecue event, or throw in a little booze and a lot more horror with a Scarefest for adults.

Kids love Halloween so throw a themed barbecue party with spooky and as-red-and-bloodlike-as-possible dips! Put on lots of games to keep everyone entertained: some traditional games include apple bobbing, monster freeze dance, and pumpkin decorating. You can decorate indoor rooms, beer gardens and patios at quite low cost with plastic spiders, creepy creatures and cobwebs to add a chill to the atmosphere.

And adults love a party game just as much as the young ones! Gross them out with a Halloween feel box, or arrange a night of Halloween movie trivia or ghost story telling. Create a Halloween ambiance outside by putting candles in lanterns on tables and garden walls so they can enjoy these while devouring their tasty barbecue treats.

Of course, food is the main element of any barbecue party – and with lots of hungry Halloween people to feed, here are some fun ideas to get you started:

Meatball spiders

Ingredients: minced beef, steak seasoning, olive oil, Twiglets

Method: Add seasoning to the minced beef and mould into meatballs, smaller and larger. Place meat balls on skewers and barbecue each side until cooked. Once cooked, arrange them into spiders with larger meatballs as bodies, smaller ones as heads and Twiglets as legs!

Grilled honey acorn squash

Fire up the grill and then season the acorn squash with salt, pepper, and a dash of garlic powder. Grill on a low flame turning until the squash segments are tender. Remove them from the grill and drizzle honey on top.

Grilled bat wings

If you’re clear out of bat, throw chicken wing on the grill. Once they are cooked and nice and crispy, mix barbecue sauce with black food colouring and brush over the wings for some sticky, scary tasty appetisers.

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