Will you be serving some spooky foods?
Like “blood and guts potatoes” ? ( Nigella’s recipe, foodnetwork.)
Absolutely but mine will be based on my theme – like last year we did Sleepy Hollow so I had some fun with “Yankee” foods – made “head bowls” to serve the chowder, served the seafood jumble from a coffin and such – creepy displays are just as fun. My kids will always insist on Mummy dogs regardless of the party theme so they are always on the menu as is my “screaming punch” a blood red concoction with two dry ice cubes tied together so they screech for the first 15minutes or so after I put them in (be sure to use leather insulated gloves and twine as well as metal tongs to handle dry ice – never touch barehanded or consume). This year it is “Winter Horrors” so there will be lots of blood gravy to cover many white foods.
I just love Halloween!!!!
planning a murder mystery party?
Im planning a murder mystery party for myself and several friends. i was wondering, how should i do it? does anyone have any tips or ideas? and are there any websites or something where i can look to get ideas? thanks!
p.s menu ideas would be awesome too
Good luck! Have fun!
For the food I would do like a knife cake, Brain jello mold etc kind of like halloween.
What should I serve at my Halloween party?
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Halloween ideas anyone?
Does anybody have any cool Halloween ideas? I’m throwing a Halloween party this year and I want it to be awesome!
Ahh i LOVE halloween parties i have one every year
ok if you have a big space here are some things to do:
1. Buy a strobe light and hang them from HIGH places.
2. Buy some red and black lights and use thoes are your only sources of light (other than the strobe lights) DO NOT USE CANDLES!!! COSTUMES ARE FLAMMABLE. IF SOMEONES CAPE GETS INTO THE CANDLE FLAME, YOURE IN A HUGE MESS!!!! Also do you know how much hairspray people use at halloween? If they put their head near the flame their head might turn into an inferno.
3. Get a smoke machine or two and put them in the corners of the room (you can rent them from events places)
4. I dont know how old you are, but out of boxes, you could make a maze
5. Hang dummies or skeletons from the roof
6. Get some halloween music. For dancing, you should get a CD that has songs like “The Monster Mash” and “Love Potion No.9″ on it. If you just want to create and eerie atmosphere, then get a halloween sounds disc (they usually have sounds like digging a grave, screaming, sobbing, stabbing, knocks at the door. Stuff like that)
7. Tell everyone to come in a costume!!!
8. Run a costume contest (ex. Most creative, scariest etc)
9. Keep your party to ONE part of the house. Block off all other ways with police tape, spider webs, or black sheets
10. If your parents are going to be there (again i dont know how old you are) make sure they dress up so they dont LOOK like a chaperone. If you dont want them in the auctual party room (although it is a good idea) then make sure they are close by incase of an emergency
11. Pie eating contest!! (or cake eating)
12. Bobbing for apples (ahh what a classic)
13. Pinata anyone?
(tons of great halloween food ideas!)
just make sure you keep all the food to FINGER food. No sit down stuff, like chicken, or pasta or whatever. Make sure its all stuff you can grab and eat.
Ok this should be your TO DO list!:
*2-4 weeks before the party:
Pick a costume
Decide on the Menu (put together a list)
*Week of the Party:
Make sure everyone has responded. Tie up any loose ends. Make sure all orders you have placed are in, and
get the outdoor planning out of the way
Purchase your suplies. Go get all the streamers, baloons, skeletons, cloth and whatever you need. This might also be done sooner so the stores dont sell out.
Make sure the party area is clean
Take some time with your parents, or siblings to set up the party area (dont get your friends to help.. It should be a suprise!!!)
*At The Party:
Relax and enjoy, but dont forget to be a good host. Dont let your guests get out of control. Keep the party in one room only. It will keep you sane (no chasing guests out of the bedrooms) believe me.
Keep the food tables stocked and same with the drinks.
I always write too much. Have a good party!!
Halloween inspired / or fun RECIPES involving TOMATOES?!!?
We are having our monthly get together party and this time our main ingredient is TOMATOES!
since it’s october i was wondering if there were any Halloewen inspired tomatoe recipes out there?!
thanks in advance!
if not…then what is an AMAZING tomato dish that would guarentee a success at a party~!
Can’t think of anything Halloween themed but I have an entire tomato themed meal layed out for you. I hope you like these!
Main dish: Bruschetta Caprese Sandwiches with Red Pepper Tomato Soup
Beverage: Blood Mary
Dessert: Caramelized Tomato Cups
*Bruschetta Caprese Sandwiches* (6 servings)
-Take 3 tomatoes and finely dice them. In a large bowl, combine with 1/8 cup olive oil, 1 TBL balsamic vinegar, 2 gloves finely minced garlic, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Mix well and let set while you prepare the bread. Set oven to broil.
-Set 12 slices of sour out and spread olive oil on one side of each piece. Set 6 of them oil side down on a cookie sheet. Layer the 6 pieces with the bruschetta, then 3 fresh basil leaves on each, and a a few pieces of fresh mozzarella. Top with other piece of bread, broil for 3 minutes or until golden, then flip, and broil other side for 2 minutes until golden. Yum!!! (You might try adding a few slices of bacon to these )
*Red Pepper Tomato Soup* (6 servings)
-Run three tomatoes through food processor, skins on, leaving them slightly lumpy.
-Rinse, stem, seed, and half one whole red pepper. Broil the two halves cut side down until the skin is black. Allow to cool and then peel the skin and discard it, and add the peppers into the food processor. Blend, leaving slightly lumpy.
-Take a 3-4 quart pot and add in one TBL olive oil. Set to low heat. Stir in one half of a diced white onion and one glove minced garlic. Once the onion is translucent, add in the pepper and tomato mixture. Stir frequently on medium heat until bubbling.
Add in two cups of beef broth, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes and serve with a dollop of sour cream on top!
*Bloody Mary*(6 servings)
-I would recommend you buy tomato juice for this one, as juicing enough tomatoes to reach your serving size will be quite time consuming and will take ALOT of tomatoes.
-In a large bowl, mix 6 cups of juice with 4 TBL lemon juice,4 TBL Worcestershire sauce, one teaspoon salt, one teaspoon pepper, one teaspon of celery salt, and a splash of hot sauce. Add in 1 cup of vodka if you like.
-Pour into glasses and garnish with a celery stick.
*Caramelized Tomato Cups*
-Combine 1/2 cup water and 2 cups sugar in a large skillet over medium heat. Allow to simmer.
-Slice the top off of 6 tomatoes, and scoop the flesh into a colander over a bowl, leaving the tomato shell intact. Press the flesh against the colander to drain. Set the tomato tops aside.
-Peel and dice three pears into small bite-sized pieces, placing them in a large bowl. Combine with this, 3 TBL slivered almonds, and a teaspoon of cinnamon.
-Take one vanilla bean and split it lengthwise. Scoop the insides out and add it to the pears, then place the empty shell in your sugar mixture on the stove. (Stir this mixture frequently. You are making caramel!)
-To the pears, add one teaspoon lemon juice, half a cup of orange juice, and the reserved juice from your tomatoes.
-To your sugar and water mixture, once it thickens and turns brown, remove it from the heat and add in 2 cups of orange juice. Return it to the heat and stir until the orange juice is combined with it, on a low simmer. Remove from heat once combined and remove vanilla pod and discard it.
-Stuff your tomato shells with your pear mixture, using up all of the mixture. The tomatoes will overflow a little. Spoon caramel sauce into each.
-Top your tomatoes with the reserved tomato tops. Place a small layer of caramel in a baking pan and set your tomato cups in it, then top it with the rest of your caramel.
*TIP* You can make these ahead of time to this point and refrigerate them for convenience!
-Preheat oven to 350 and bake your cups for ten minutes. Baste with caramel and cook another fifteen minutes, then serve warm with vanilla icecream.
I wish you the best of luck with your get-together!!!!
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