Apart from the Halloween costumes everyone wears, one of the most memorable things about parties is the food, and serving themed food at your Halloween party is a surefire way to make sure your party is a hit! Rule number one is: always go for finger food. Finger food means your guests can mingle and nibble and chat all at the same time, and it also means you can make a variety of spooky treats for your guests to admire and hopefully be terrified of!
– Severed fingers: The ultimate finger food! These are so easy to make, and turn out super gory. Take a hot-dog sausage and cut out a fingernail at one end. Then make three shallow incisions across the center to replicate a knuckle. Then boil them up! You can serve them in a shallow jar or bowl and put tomato sauce in the bottom for extra horror points.
– Spooky cheese and crackers: Another stupidly easy Halloween appetiser, you can make these by getting some small cookie cutters in shapes like ghosts, bats, or any other scary Halloween shapes, then cutting slices of cheese using the cookie cutters, and placing them on crackers.
– Witches brew: All you need for this bone-chilling concoction is pomegranate juice, pineapple juice, rum, and ginger ale. Mix them all together in a big cauldron. Then place the cauldron on a metal plate of dry ice, which you can then add a few drops of water too, and poof! Spooky, smokey witches brew!
– Bloody Mary Syringes: For this one, you’ll need plenty of plastic wide-nozzle syringes, which you can easily pick up from any chemist. Then fill them with bloody mary, which you can make by mixing vodka, tomato juice, and any other flavours you want! There are a million recipes out there, so pick one that sounds especially haunting, and get mixing!
– Ghoulish Gin Cocktails: Mix together gin, lemon juice, grenadine and tonic water and pour the concoction into large glasses. Add ice, and a glow stick, and this spooky drink will glow in the dark!
– Brain jelly: You can buy brain moulds online surprisingly easily, and all you need to do to make this is to pour strawberry jelly into the moulds and let it set. To serve, tip them onto a plate and pour strawberry sauce over them and you’ll have dripping brains to serve to all of your horrified guests!
– Mummy cupcakes: any normal cupcakes will do for this recipe, so bake your favourite flavour cupcake, and then make up two batches of vanilla buttercream. Colour one green and the other black, and pipe it over your cupcakes with a ribbon tip to look like mummy’s wrappings! Then add eyeballs and there you have it!
With any of these recipes, the devil is in the details. Don’t ignore the parts of the table without food, and make sure every inch is covered in something spooky. Spiders and spiderwebs work great, as do black napkins and other Halloween partyware.
If you sell the whole setting, your guests are sure to be impressed!