Pippa Middleton's Kooky Halloween Party Tips

By Alessandra Bulow Posted October 24, 2012
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“It is a bit startling to achieve global recognition before the age of 30 on account of your sister, your brother-in-law and your bottom,” admits Pippa Middleton in her new book Celebrate: A Year of British Festivities for Families and Friends, which will be released next week. Following her backside's launch to fame during big sis Kate Middleton's wedding to Prince William, Pippa is hoping to find her niche as a famous hostess. But while some tips in the Daily Mail's exclusive preview seem reasonable, like creating spooky edible witch fingers and serving her family's favorite devil's food cake, these three Halloween tips might leave young and old guests a little confused. 

1. The All-You-Can-Eat Doughnut Tree
Unfortunately of no relation to a tower of doughnuts, this practice involves hanging doughnuts from tree branches outside so that children may presumably gnaw wildly at the treats while the adults drink inside. Though this could be considered a more hygienic version of bobbing for apples, the photo in Celebrate does not show children with their hands tied so there's nothing stopping sugar-crazed moppets from tearing off as many doughnuts as they want. Basically, trees are just really big serving vessels.

2. A Festive-ish Toad-in-the-Hole
“When better to put a toad on somebody’s plate?” writes Middleton about the traditional English dish. Made with sausage and Yorkshire pudding, the casserole has nothing to do with toads, doesn’t look like a toad and is really hard to eat at a party.

3. Pumpkin Bowling
Interesting in theory, but questionable in practice since mini pumpkins aren't ball-like and with the stems they don't roll well. Candy-fueled kids hurling pumpkins at bottles sounds more like a drinking game. Maybe credit should be given to Prince Harry. 

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