Eat, drink and be scary with this spooky and stylish Halloween cocktail party.
Halloween isn’t just for kids. Give friends a reason to get into the Halloween sprit by throwing a stylish Halloween cocktail party for the big kids. Create a spooky scene for your Halloween soiree, complete with cob webs, creepy crawlies and skulls. Use easy-to-find Halloween party decorations in unexpected ways for your spooktacular party; make Creepy Crawlie Spider Ice Cubes by freezing plastic spider rings in ice, use spider rings as wine glass charms and make a spider ice ring for a spooky sangria punch. Stretch faux cob webs on a black background made from black weed blocking fabric from the hardware store. Use mini pumpkins on pillar candle holders for a stylish and modern twist on decorating with gourds. Take an old metallic picture frame and drape it with cob webs and scraps of shredded black fabric for that haunted house feel. Make a Pumpkin Vase out of a hollowed-out pumpkin and fill with creepy thistle flowers.
For Stylish Spoon’s 2013 Halloween Cocktail Party Menu, I made simple finger foods that can be made in advance, leaving you with plenty of time to enjoy your goulish Halloween gathering. The savory recipes include Orange-Soy Steak Skewers with Chili Sauce, Sweet Potato Patties with Mango Chutney, Caramelized Bacon, Sweet & Spicy Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Hot Spinach Dip, Citrus Black Olives and Individual Popcorn Bags garnished with plastic spider rings. Halloween wouldn’t be complete without some sweet treats. This menu includes a short-cut version of Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes, a spooky Spider Web Cheesecake with a chocolate cookie crust, and an easy DIY project for Spooky Spider Web Stamped Party Favor Bags filled with your favorite chocolate candies.
Whatever you do for Halloween, make sure your invitations specify whether you intend for it to be a costume party, and spare your friends the embarrassment of showing up in naughty nurse costumes (or the like) while everyone else is in jeans!
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