Why go all blush and bashful when you can be ghostly and ghoulish? If a Halloween-themed wedding is your bag of bones you'll love our Halloween wedding ideas for the perfect menu. Wedding spreads range from sit-down dinners to heavy appetizers to simple toasts, so pick the appetizers that reach out and grab you. When you slice into your haunted Kitty Cake, know that our team is toasting you on your big day! Best wishes on your spooky day.
Autumn Punch"Punch" is a good description of this one--a couple of glasses pack a wallop. Add extra cranberry juice if you want it weaker.
Sweet and Savory Tortilla Bats
Making a spooky snack for your Halloween table is as easy as cutting tortillas with a bat-shaped cookie cutter (R&M Flying Bat; amazon.com). We seasoned one panful with cinnamon and sugar and the other with chile salt, but you can go for all sweet or all savory if you prefer. These Halloween snacks can be served as appetizers alongside salsa for a savory bite or Greek yogurt swirled with honey for something sweet that goes beyond candy.
Blood Orange-Bourbon CoolersBlood Orange-Bourbon Coolers are an adults-only treat featuring three different fruit juices, bourbon (of course), and the perfect Halloween hue.
Olive SpidersDress up your spooky Halloween table (or your drink) with this fun garnish.
Jack-o'-Lantern Cheese Ball
Red Velvet Cake BallsRed Velvet Cake Balls are the perfect bite size dessert. They are incredibly easy to make and are a wonderful indulgent treat or gift.
Pork Dumplings with Chile-Sesame SauceThese wrinkly dumplings are filled with pork, shiitake mushrooms, bok choy, scallions and ginger. For Halloween, David Burtka soaks the brain-like dumplings in the dipping sauce, then serves them in science-lab beakers.
Snackin' Pumpkin Seeds
Every Halloween carved pumpkins appear. Now that you know what to do with the seeds, you can cut down on food waste! Pumpkin seeds are such a great Halloween party food idea for an easy get together or casual fall hangout. This recipe for pumpkin seeds is basic, so start here then flavor to fit your tastes. The seeds will keep in an airtight container for several days, so make a large batch. You can add them to fall-themed snack mixes, stir them into soups, or simply snack on them by the handful.
Deviled Green Goblin EggsFor a festive look, serve in decorative Halloween cupcake liners.
Wizard HatsMake this fun Halloween treat for the kids to take to school.
Halloween Kitty CakeWhat a sweet kitty this is! The cake is baked, cut into shapes and then put together to make a purr-fect cake for any Halloween party.
Halloween is dominated by sweets so go the savory route and make these Monster Eyes with simple sausage ball ingredients and green olives with pimentos.
Spiced Lamb Chops with Rosemary CrumbsGreat for cocktail parties since you can eat them one-handed.
These make-ahead hot dogs use refrigerated breadstick dough, perfect for goblins, pretty princesses, superheroes, and even their parents. Watch the how-to video at SouthernLiving.com.