October 28, 2015

Let's party!: Halloween dinner

Last year, we hosted a creepy, gag-worthy Halloween dinner party that definitely spooked and impressed our guests. It's not everyday that witches' brew and zombie meatloaf heads are served. The best part of this dinner party is that all the props you see in the photo were purchased at the local dollar store! Read on to see what recipes we used to create this creepy dinner set up!

Meatloaf Zombie Head

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I have never made meatloaf in my life, but luckily this recipe was super easy to follow! Being the huge bacon lover that I am, I might have added a couple (or 10) extra slices of bacon to wrap around the head. In the last 15 minutes of baking, I covered the zombie head with Baby Ray's BBQ sauce to give it that extra slick gross factor, and to add even more deliciousness.

Spider Deviled Eggs

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Who doesn't love deviled eggs? I'm pretty sure I ate about a dozen of these...possibly more and that is okay with me! These spidered eggs are delicious but definitely takes some time to put together. It is as easy as it looks, and when there is a large amount of them, it definitely gives you the creeps!

Witches' Brew

image via: Ivana's crappy old iPhone 4s

This was definitely the show stopper of our set-up. You're probably thinking: are Fiona and Ivana secretly witches (or wizards) - how on earth did they make a drink glow?! While we will never reveal our secret, Hogwarts-attending identities, we will share the secrets behind the glowing drink: B2 vitamins and a black light. That's right, things you can buy from a mortal drugstore.

To make the witches' brew, simply crush a pill or two with a mortar and pestle, if you fancy, or with any kitchen tool that can grind/crush the pill into a fine powder. You need very little to create this effect, therefore you can either hoard the vitamins for actual intake or make a lotttttt of drinks (hey, it's a party right?). Toss the powder into a drinking or decorative vessel - we recommend something pretty clear so you'll get an extra glow-y effect. Then, add whatever drinkable liquids your heart desires. We went for a fruity combo of lime soda and pineapple juice. Plop in some dry ice (safely, please!) into the concoction for an extra spooky factor! As you can see, we took it an extra step further and displayed the witches' brew next to a smoky cauldron - 'tis the season after all.

Jello Brains

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We all knew this was just jello. Regular, strawberry flavored jello, yet we were unable to eat it without gagging. I guess that means we just did an amazing job at making it look realistic! To get that  creepy grey color, add a couple drops of blue food coloring to any red colored jello.

Fiona will be jet-setting off to LA this year, which sadly means no creepy-crawly bash to throw. While we reminisce over last year's festivities, we hope it's inspired you guys to throw a Halloween shindig of your own! Whatever you do this holiday, remember to be cool and keep it safe!

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