Friday, October 31, 2008

***Happy Halloween***

Happy Halloween & Happy Friday everyone! In honor of this festive day, I found some fantastic appetizer and cocktail recipes to try out, whether you happen to be hosting a little Halloween soiree, are going to a costume party or are simply in need of a good buzz to get the night started off right! Cheers!

"Spooky Chic Dinner Party" table decor via Hostess With the Mostess

Witch's Brew Punch
  • 2 Bottles of Champagne
  • 1 Gallon Orange Juice 1/2 Gallon Orange Sherbet
  • 1 Bunch peeled Black Grapes Sugar to taste
  • 1 Bottle (2l) Lemon-Lime Soda
  • 1/2 Bottle Vodka
  • Small pieces of Dry Ice
  • Bunches of Grapes for Garnish

Combine Champagne and orange juice in large punch bowl. Scoop sherbet into bowl until it has produced a nice scum over the top. Add sugar to taste if desired. Float peeled grapes in mixture, and garnish bowl with the rest of the grapes. Drop in pieces of dry ice for steaming effect, but note that no one should put dry ice in his/her mouth. If you want to raise or lower the alcohol content in the punch, add vodka or clear soda respectively. Recipe from Drink of the Week and Photo from Hostess With the Mostess.

Swamp Sangria

  • 5 lady apples
  • 1 bunch (about 8 ounces) green seedless grapes
  • 1 bunch (about 8 ounces) red seedless grapes
  • 2 bottles dry white wine, chilled
  • 2 cups sparkling apple cider, chilled
  • 6 tablespoons poire William (pear-flavored eau-de-vie)

Put apples and grapes into an ice-filled punch bowl. Pour in wine, cider, and poire William. Gently stir. Serves 12. Recipe & photo via Martha Stewart.

I wish you all a safe, fun Halloween and a great weekend!


  1. what a fun post, happy halloween! p.s...the chocolate shop is coming along, painting right now, hoping open by the end of november! enjoy your halloween...:)

  2. Great ideas - have a great one!

  3. Love the tablescape!! Have a great night:)

  4. Shudder! What creepy, fabulous recipes---great finds! I have a feeling these would go over well with kids and grown-ups alike...well except the boozy ones of course. that must means more for us big goblins :)

    Have a Happy Halloween!

  5. Fabulous ideas :) I just want to howl, those monster fingers are clever :)

    Happy Halloween!

  6. Oh wow, these are all such awesome ideas! I love those monster fingers and the glasses with the warning labels on them!

  7. wonderful ideas for Halloween.

    that vintage postcard pic is great! i love the postcards from that era--especially for their typography!


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