Having moved into our new flat in August, we really wanted to have an excuse to invite all our friends round and have a housewarming party. Halloween was our excuse for a party.
So off we went to Camden Morrisons and bought every Halloween-themed item under £2 that we could find. We had Halloween balloons, miniature pumpkin tea lights, pumpkin straws, bat tinsel, hanging spiders and two haunting silhouettes of a witch and a skeleton. It was the silhouettes that we were complimented on first. Not by our friends but by a stranger on their balcony down the road at 11:30pm on a Thursday night who shouted that it “looked good” and gave Vimbai the shock of her life.
Being two people with a great taste in music, we devised a playlist on spotify that we were sure people would love. But when we heard the phrases: “Oh no”, “Oh god”, “Is this the Venga Boys?” in quick succession we were left with the bitter taste of regret. But if you’d like the playlist, you can subscribe to it on spotify by clicking this in no way reflects our taste in music .
As for food and drinks, I made some very improvised Zombie cocktails. Improvised in that with the correct amounts of ingredients, they were too strong and left a distinctive bitter lemon after taste at the back of your throat. So to make a Those London Student Zombie Cocktail, you will need:
- 0.5 fl oz. of light rum
- 0.5 fl oz. of dark rum
- 0.5 fl oz. triple sec
- 1.25 fl oz. of pineapple juice
- 1.25 fl oz. of tropical juice
- 0.2 fl oz of lemon juice
- 2.5 fl oz of grenadine
- 4 teaspoons of sugar (!)
Shake all the ingredients together in cocktail shaker or alternatively as we did, stir with a spatula.
Tomorrow we will be making DIY Halloween costumes, so be sure to check back!