Ready for Hallowe’en?

October 30, 2013


Every year, Hallowe’en seems to get a little bit bigger, just as the number of people groaning that it’s an American invention increases. But far from it, Hallowe’en actually hast its roots in Samhain, the Celtic New Year. To learn a little bit more about it, check out my previous post about the cultural origins of Hallowe’en.

Halloween Pumpkin - Jack Skellington

If you’re looking for a last minute costume idea for tomorrow, how about a fearsome Viking? In ‘Museum Craft Corner’, I show you how to make your own no-sew Viking beard, inspired by the National Museum of Scotland’s Night of the Viking party. Just remember, Viking helmets didn’t have horns!

Halloween no sew Viking beard costume

And if you’re still looking for a tasty party treat, you can’t go wrong with my pumpkin spice chocolate cupcakes (gluten free) from the latest edition of My Museum Cafe. They’re super easy to make, which is just as well, because once you’ve tried these you’ll be wanting to make some more!

Halloween pumpkin spice chocolate gluten free cupcakes

Have a Happy Hallowe’en everyone, stay safe, and if you’re doing any museum related Hallowe’en partying, I’d love to hear about it!

2 Responses to “Ready for Hallowe’en?”

  1. Pink Like a Peach Says:

    Those cupcakes look amazing! AMAZING! Halloween is not part of the Italian tradition but I shall inquire if any local museum has something up for October 31st night. It surely sound exciting!



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