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Halloween Party Food
One of the things I love most about entertaining is the cooking. It makes me happy to cook delicious food for the people I love. When I can center that food around a theme, it makes me really happy and that’s why I always have so much fun planning the menu for our Halloween party.
I have to say that Pinterest has made my party planning so much easier. Any Halloween themed food that I saw over the last couple of months was pinned to my “Halloween Party” Pinterest board so when I sat down to actually plan the menu the week before the party I just pulled up that board and selected the things I most wanted to make.
Candy Corn Jello Shots were one of the first things on my list. They were fun to make and relatively simple and they were a huge hit with our party guests.
I also knew right away that I wanted to serve Buffalo Chicken Dip and when I saw this idea for creating a witch silhouette out of a simple dough that was dyed black I was very excited. This made a great presentation on the table and it tasted fantastic.
I think there would be a revolt if I had a party and didn’t make deviled eggs. I decorated them to look like little devils for the Halloween party and I called them . . . wait for it . . . Devilish Eggs. I didn’t come up with that on my own, though, I stole it from Martha Stewart.
No party is complete without desserts and, while I originally thought I’d make that pumpkin chocolate cake I linked to last week, I decided it was a little too involved to fit into my available time. Instead I baked a brownie in a round cake pan, frosted it with homemade buttercream frosting, and piped a spiderweb on it with melted chocolate. Simple, fast and really rich and delicious.
These witch finger cookies were a last minute idea but when I saw the picture of them come up on Tastespotting I knew I had to make them. I’ve seen witches fingers before but never colored green and dripping with blood, errr, red decorating gel. They were tasty and creepy and everyone loved them.
I served other things like cocktail franks wrapped in crescent rolls that I called Halloweenies and some treats that are just delicious but not Halloween themed like pimiento cheese spread. Lots of our guests brought things to share, too, and there was no shortage of food, that’s for sure.
Halloween food is such fun and I’m already pinning ideas for next year!
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What a yummy menu! I’m trying to think if I could take a bite out of one of those fingers 🙂 They look so real!
You are the entertainer of the year by my way of thinking! Wow, grrl, you have the chops!!
What a delightful menu! Looks like it might have been as much fun to make everything. . . as it was to eat it all! (Love the candy corn jello shots!)
Where do you find the time!
Wow, I wish I’d been at YOUR house! My Halloween mojo has kind of slipped since our children grew up (and MY husband hates Halloween.) So sad. Maybe I’ll make some witch fingers, though (minus the red gel) – they’d be fun even after the holiday.
I wish I was at your house to see it all in person. You get such great party ideas. I want to swipe them all.
Yum! Those green fingers are beautiful! (And I was seeing Wicked while you were getting ready for your party!)
Wow!! That is quite the spread!! They all look like they should be in a magazine or something. I bet it was an awesome party!
Everything was so delicious, and I love how you always tie everything together – that’s why your parties are such a huge hit, my friend! I never did get to try the witch finger cookies or the cake – booo! But that buffalo chicken dip? Da bomb! And the devilish eggs were devilishly delicious.
Those witches’ fingers are stomach-churning. Seriously. Like, I can’t even look at the picture. I think it’s the fingernails that are getting to me.
And don’t worry about stealing from Martha. She’s stolen from plenty of people over the years.
Pinterest is amazing! And so are you!!
Your ability to plan, organize, and execute is ASTOUNDING! I wish I had an ounce of your skill! My 50th is a year a way. Want to throw a party in Boise?! 🙂
what a great spread for your halloween party. I’m sure it was delicous – and fun!!
I am so impressed–a food artist, you are! Way to actually use Pinterest in real life! I find I pin like a madwoman, but when it comes to execution? Meh.
WOw. YOu impress the halloween heck outta me! Great witch on the pie etc. Loved the fingers. Jello shots? Really? So cute.
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