How do you celebrate Halloween in Singapore? Sure, there are great Halloween events and parties for kids (so you’ll need to know where to buy a Halloween costume in Singapore), and some neighbourhoods really get into the spooky spirit with trick-or-treating. Here at HoneyKids, we want to celebrate Halloween with the kids Singapore-style, by throwing a relaxed party with fun spooky snacks that have a tropical twist. Mums Elissa Wills and Jacinta Montgomery, the brains behind Two Expat Cooks, guide us in the art of making the perfect, edible table decoration: we give you the pineapple jack 0’lantern!
Pineapple jack o’lantern
Pineapples are easy to get hold of at any supermarket in Singapore – and definitely more cost-effective and available than a pumpkin! Use a pineapple that’s very ripe – the flesh will be easier to remove. Keep large pieces of pineapple to use as pizza toppings if you’re throwing a Halloween bash!
1. Cut off the top and bottom from your pineapple. Using a small paring knife, cut the pineapple flesh in a circular motion. Pull out the flesh with your hands. Repeat this process until you are left with approximately 2 cm of pineapple flesh inside the pineapple.
2. On paper, draw the shapes for the eyes and mouth and cut them out. Secure them to the pineapple with toothpicks. Use a small knife to carefully cut around the shapes and remove the skin and flesh.
3. Place a candle inside the pineapple and enjoy! If you are going to leave the pineapple outside, sit the pineapple on a plate and add a small amount of water so that ants don’t attack your tropical jack o’lantern!
Happy Halloween everyone!
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