Halloween, hands down, is my absolute favorite holiday. It appeals to my darker side, which I forget I have for most of the year. But then October rolls around and I love all things Halloween. I start with the basics: a few pumpkins and some giant spiders. Sounds normal enough. But it doesn’t take long till I’m pulling out the skeletons and tombstones. Next come the mummies. Then those sweet pumpkins get scary faces carved into them. By month’s end, my place is in full “Thriller” mode and the mailman is practically afraid to walk up to my porch. Perfect! That means I’m ready to throw my annual Halloween bash. Once the stage is set out front, I can turn my attention to the rest of the party decorations and perfecting some of my favorite Halloween recipes. What might those be? You know me, I don’t do basic!
Frightfully yummy! Gory Halloween recipes!
Trick or treat? Do I have to choose… why not both? I love to go full-on “theme” when it comes to food. The more gory, the more creative, the better! Cupcakes with orange frosting? Umm yeah… those don’t quite cut it at my dessert table. I don’t mind a few scattered around for color, but really, my Halloween party — and my guests — expect more!
If you’re looking for some goulish delights that are both trick and treat, the Halloween recipes I’m sharing this week won’t disappoint! We’ve got eyeballs and brains, naturally. And we have a few things that are more cute than scary. So even if you only have a kids’ party on the horizon this Halloween, you can borrow some ideas from here and not limit your dessert table to 50 shades of orange frosting.
Where to find The Party Goddess! ideas galore?
If you’ve been one of my loyal blog followers, you know that we publish these image roundups weekly. We feature a particular event for a particular client so you can go deep on the particular theme. If you know what’s up, skip this part. New visitors, take a look below…
In case you missed it, here’s what we’re doing, mentioned in the first blog. (And if you already know what’s going on, skip to the first photo!) Every day we’re posting event photos & inspiration to my Instagram page to give you ideas for your own events. And, of course, to encourage you to hire yours truly, one of the top Los Angeles event planners, for your next soirée! In terms of format, we’re trying to capitalize on the whole hashtag calendar world and take advantage of #WeddingWednesday (#WW) and #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) by posting wedding photos and cool stuff we’ve done on Wednesdays and on Thursdays, harkening back to a past client’s event, be it a celebrity, or just one of us tastemakers.
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Monday:
Creepy Coconut Kiwi Panna Cotta: It’s panna cotta… no really, it is! Who knew some kiwi, a raisin and a little gelatin could turn something so delicious-sounding into this amazing, creepy eyeball? Love whoever came up with this! (via Instructables)
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Tuesday:
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Wednesday:
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Thursday:
Dracula’s Dentures: “I vant to eat this cookie.” Said with Transylvanian Dracula accent. Here’s a fun treat to sink your teeth into! All you need are chocolate chip cookies, red frosting, mini marshmallows and slivered almonds. (via The Girl Who Ate Everything) #TBT
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Friday:
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Saturday:
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So, what do you think of these Halloween recipes? Which is your fave? Let me know in the comments below!
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P.S. I just love Halloween and I’ve got more ideas right here: Event Planner Shares Her Best Halloween Tricks And Treats, 5 Fun Halloween Party Ideas! and 6 Fun Halloween Facts. You can find more interesting blogs and images on our website, or just contact us to book your next event! And if you like this blog, would you be so kind as to share it with a friend?
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