Halloween is great fun with costumes and parties galore. And, of course, food is a big part of that. Kids obviously get Halloween candy. But what about the adults? Here are some ideas for Halloween food and catering.
Do It Yourself
Don’t forget to add lurid edible food colouring! Black, red and bright green work well.
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without presents; Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without pumpkins. Pumpkin pie is a classic, personally I like some nice spicy pumpkin soup to warm me up on a chilly evening. There are loads of pumpkin recipes for you to experiment with.
Those sugary insects don’t just have to be for the kids. They can be used with adult meals as well. If you’re hosting a full dinner then you could garnish the pudding with a few body parts.
You can also use Halloween candy in unexpected places. How would your guests react to biting into a sandwich and discovering a spider (or half a spider…)? Or maybe mix a few rats and frogs in with the bowls of snacks!
No party is complete without drinks, whether alcoholic or not. For the adults you can use special Halloween themed cocktail recipes. If you’d rather avoid the alcohol then any juice drink can be made more interesting by adding Halloween themed ice.
As well as the food itself you can also buy a wide variety of Halloween themed accessories to add to the atmosphere – for example
plastic picks, napkins, paper plates etc. Just make sure your guests know what is edible and what isn’t!
If you have the time to prepare and a receptive guest list then the ultimate in Halloween dining is the ‘dumb supper’. This is an ancient tradition that involves a meal eaten in silence at midnight. For more information on this see Dumb Supper @ Festivology.