Halloween is right around the corner, and that means one thing – costume parties! Even for adults, the spookiest time of the year still offers its fair share of playfulness and blood-curdling excitement.
“Halloween parties are definitely a great way for family and friends to get together and bond,” says Reah Ronsayro, Philips’ Business Development Manager for Kitchen Appliances. “Some people think Halloween is just for kids, but hey, don’t we all want to let loose every now and then? With a bit of creativity and the right kitchen tools, it’s easy to whip up a feast for your Halloween party.”
Now that you’re looking for some good old Halloween festivity, here are some quick and easy things to do when you’re not out trick-or-treating:
Holding a great haunted house party
Get together with your ghosty friends and huddle up by the TV for a fright fest with ghoulishly delightful drinks and fried, toasty treats. All you need are a food processor, and an Airfryer to get the party started!
The spooky watermelon slushie
To whip up some frighteningly delicious mango slushies, you need ½ cup of watermelon slices, 2/3 cup of skim or soymilk, and ½ teaspoon of sugar or honey (as much as you need, really). Now, throw the watermelon in first. Try giving them a whirl in our Philips Food Processor.
After blending the watermelon down into a nice consistency, add the milk, honey, and/or sugar. You could also choose to mix in a little crushed ice if you want more than just the chills in your spine.
Guilt-free French frights
For some French frights (that’s fries for you non-spooks), all you need is a bag of pre-cut fries since they’re easier to prepare. You will need a little bit of cooking oil, a brush, and a Philips Airfryer.
Lay the fries out on a flat surface and coat them with a thin, even amount of cooking oil on the surface. Do this for all of the fries. The brush should make short work of them in no time. Now, don’t crowd the Airfryer’s basket too much. Set the Airfryer to about 356 degrees and let it sit for 10 minutes. Check on the fries, flip them around a bit, and cook them for another 10 minutes.
“That’s all you need to start your séance, storytelling session, or horror movie marathon!” says RJ Buenaventura, Philips’ General Manager for Personal Health. “Having healthier treats like these are a welcome change of pace for the gang since they bring you closer together and are kinder to the body.”
Dressing up for the scare of a lifetime
Now, unless you’re looking to show up to your own Halloween party dressed as a werewolf, you’re going to want to put some effort into styling yourself with the right mix of sass and spook.
With Philips’ Airstyler, you can go from a straight and weepy Sadako to a wavy head of witches’ hair in no time! Have all the other witches and warlocks under your spell with a good 1000w of power and ionic conditioning that gives you full control your hair’s styling potential!
Need a little more body and detail? No problem. The SimplySalon Curler is a ceramic-surfaced little monster that packs more of that good ionic conditioning and gives you great curls and bobs without damaging hair strands. With its fast heating time and consistent 180c temperature, you can bolt out of your coffin right before your spooky guests arrive.
Now who said Halloween was a kids’ thing? Start your scary adventure today!
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