The food was really simple! Krispy Kreme doughnuts became “Doughnuts of Doom”, green apples & almond slivers were “Monster Mouths“, ghost Peeps on black striped party straws were “Ghost Pops”, I even had a pasta salad made with black and orange striped pasta I found at Homegoods! We had Spider Cider in one crock pot and Witches Stew (chili) in another crock pot.
Black grapes & white Stilton cheese with Apricots along with a goat cheese log & honey to drizzle on top made a simple paring with our wine served in blood rimmed wine glasses. Take corn syrup and pour a few tablespoons into a flat bottom bowl. Add a few drops of red food coloring and blend it in. Dip the rim of each wine glass into the red corn syrup and set on your tray. The syrup will slowly drip on it’s own! A fun little touch!
Each year, we give out prizes for the pumpkins that are carved. This year, we made our own Halloween crackers using toilet paper rolls, crepe papers & assorted toys & candy. Just fill each roll with a few candies & toys. Wrap crepe paper around them and twist the ends. Tie with ribbon on the ends and then add fun stickers to award the prizes. My son helped me come up with the prize names this year and he did a much better job than me! “Most Fang-tastic”, “Ghost-tacular”, “Most Batty”, & “Most Monsterous” to name a few.
The pumpkins turned out great and we all enjoyed the party and especially our unexpected furry guest, Midnight the cat. He belonged to some of our friends who came to the party and he followed them up the street and joined us that night. He was the perfect addition to our Spooktacular evening!
SOURCES: PARTY STYLING: AMY OF AMY’S PARTY IDEAS | INVITATION & PRINTABLES: LULU COLE | PUMPKIN PUNCH BOWL: GLITTERVILLE | TOMBSTONE COOKIE TRANSFERS: FANCY FLOURS | SPIDER WEB CHARGERS, ORANGE HANGING BALLS, GLITTER GARLANDS: CREATIVE CONVERTING