As the Halloween is just around the corner, there are many different creative things to do when it comes to preparing snacks and drinks for your costumed guests at a party. Whether you want to keep it kid friendly or strictly for adults, there are tons of different things you can do with simple ingredients in your kitchen.
One of the most popular Halloween themed food items is a Hot Dog Mummy. This is simply wrapping a raw crescent roll around a hotdog to mimic the look of a mummy. Bake these in the oven and you have a tasty treat that is also Halloween ready. Drizzling ketchup over the top can add the look of blood if you want to take that extra step to make it gory.
One of my favorite food items at any party is a taco dip with tortilla chips. Most of the taco dips out there follow the basic same recipe. You layer your taco meat, beans, salsa, sour cream, cheese and guacamole into some sort of boring container. Instead of layering the sour cream with the other ingredients, you can create a spider web design on the outer layer to make it fit the Halloween theme. This will let you keep all of the same ingredients you want while making it look creative at the same time.
A fruit dip is always a hit at family get togethers. You can take the simple route and create a pumpkin spice yogurt dip for apples and cookies. Or you can take the more unique route and put this dip into a carved out miniature pumpkin. This will be a huge hit at any party. Blending the tastes of pumpkin spice with apples and cookies will win over your adult guests and even the children. The fact that you are serving this dip straight out of a miniature pumpkin puts the cherry on top of the cake.
There is a more festive approach you can take to keeping your bottled and canned beverages cold instead of using a boring cooler. Take a fairly large pumpkin and cut off the top completely. You then need to completely scoop out the insides and put them in another container. If you enjoy baking pumpkin seeds make sure you put them aside to use for a later dish. Once your pumpkin is cleaned out you can fill it with ice cubes and place your drinks in there. This will keep your drinks cool while fitting the Halloween theme perfectly.
There are many different Halloween drink ideas you can play around with as well. For the adult party guests, a great thing to do is put Jell-O shots into plastic syringes. To make them look realistic, a red colored Jell-O should be used. These can be made with or without alcohol depending on your guests likings. Make the Jell-O in a bowl and fill the syringes with the unfinished product. Leave the syringes in the fridge for a few hours to give the Jell-O time to harden up. By the time your guests arrive the will be ready to squirt into their mouths.
A more kid friendly beverage that would be a hit is the candy corn punch. This drink calls for a few different ingredients but the end result has orange, yellow and white layers to resemble that of a candy corn. You make the lemon Jell-O and let it set at the bottom of the pitcher. You want to leave it long enough to thicken but not completely harden. You then pour an orange soda over that layer using a wooden spoon to keep the layers separated. Top the punch off with some whipped topping and your kid friendly candy corn punch is complete.
Using some of these recipes and ideas for your Halloween party will ensure your guests have a great time and enjoy some tasty treats and drinks!