Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Bleeding Heart Dessert Recipe - Ideal for Halloween Parties

Bleeding Heart Dessert Recipe

Be Still my Bleeding Heart!

It's actually a dessert - a very yummy scrumptious dessert!

Delight (or terrify) your Halloween dinner guests with this fantastic creation of a bleeding human heart dessert. The piece de resistance, I guarantee you.

Special effects are too gruesome for words, and the taste too delectable to describe. In keeping with the true Halloween dinner party tradition, you will want to incorporate this masterpiece into your dinner menu.

Wonder how many guests will ask for the recipe for their own parties next year?

Bleeding Heart Dessert

  • Serves: Approx. 6
  • Prep Time: 4 1/2 hours (incl. refrigeration)
  • Total Time: 5 hours (incl. refrigeration)

This dish delights all five senses:
Sight: red, glossy, and elegantly surreal when the blood starts to flow.
Taste: sweetest.
Smell: classic artificial-fruity
Touch: cold and wiggly.
Hearing: the screaming of guests.

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Make Your Own Rocky Horror Columbia Costume

Make Your Own Rocky Horror Columbia Costume

Pass the top and tails please! ~ Columbia, Rocky Horror Picture Show..

1973 saw the release of what has now become a cult - The Rocky Horror Picture Show, based on the madly successful Broadway Musical.

Nearly 40 years on and with '50s-style songs combined with the theme of sexual exploration, fans of the film and the stage shows still wear the looks of the film's characters for many different occasions. So if you're headed to a film screening or theater showing of the odd musical, refresh your memory on those "Time Warp" dance steps and let loose. If you're planning a Halloween party or event, this is the perfect opportunity to create your own masterpiece based on your favorite Rocky Horror character.

The screechy voiced Columbia is just one of the many strange inhabitants of Frank-N-Furter's mansion. This lens will look at ways to recreate Columbia's look, without breaking the bank and if you're feeling creative. Make up tips from experts are also featured, as is the official Rocky horror Make-up kit which is available for order, but in seriously high demand!

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Saturday, 17 September 2011

Ye Olde Halloween Celebrations, It's Be-Witching Time

Ye Olde Halloween Celebrations, It's Be-Witching Time

The holiday-time of elves, witches, and ghosts is Hallowe'en. It is not believed in here except by some children, who people the dark with bogies who will carry them away if they are naughty.

Join me on a journey back to the 19th Century, where Halloween was very much a part of life - and belief. On this page we will focus on American beliefs, traditions and celebrations, more particularly relating to witches and the decor for such Halloween festivities.

Let us commence our journey.

In Colonial days Halloween (ye olde Halloween was actually spelled Hallowe'en) was not celebrated much in America. Some English still kept the customs of the old world, such as apple-ducking and snapping, and girls tried the apple-paring charm to reveal their lovers' initials, and the comb-and-mirror test to see their faces. Ballads were sung and ghost-stories told, for the dead were thought to return on Halloween.

Elves, goblins, and fairies were native on American soil. The Indians believed in evil manitous, some of whom were water-gods who exacted tribute from all who passed over their lakes. Henry Hudson and his fellow-explorers haunted as mountain-trolls the Catskill range. Like Ossian and so many other visitors to the Otherworld, Rip Van Winkle was lured into the strange gathering, thinks that he passes the night there, wakes, and goes home to find that twenty years have whitened his hair, rusted his gun, and snatched from life many of his boon-companions.

While the original customs of Hallowe'en are being forgotten more and more across the ocean, Americans have fostered them, and are making this an occasion something like what it must have been in its best days.

All Halloween customs in the USA were borrowed directly or adapted from those of other countries. All superstitions, everyday ones, and those pertaining to Christmas and New Year's, have special value on Halloween. Of course now the extent and variation of celebrations extend far beyond what one would have imagined,

Halloween is a night of ghostly and merry revelry. Mischievous spirits choose it for carrying off gates and other objects, and hiding them or putting them out of reach.

"Dear me, Polly, I wonder what them boys will be up to to-night. I do hope they'll not put the gate up on the shed as they did last year." Wright: Tom's Halloween Joke.

Bags filled with flour sprinkle the passers-by. Door-bells are rung and mysterious raps sound on doors, things thrown into halls, and knobs stolen. Such innocent antics mean no more at Halloween than the tricks played the night before the Fourth of July have to do with the Declaration of Independence.

Parties were prepared for in secret. Guests were not to divulge the fact that they were invited. Often they came masked, as ghosts or witches.

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