Scary-good party ideas and recipes with grown-up twists.
September 30, 2011
1 of 13Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy; Styling: Miranda Jones
Have Fun Too
Don't let the kids have all the fun this Halloween! Here are 3 party ideas just for grown-ups with wickedly delicious treats and drinks.
2 of 13Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy; Styling: Miranda Jones
Sophisticated Gothic Soiree
Sophisticated Gothic Soiree Recipe Celebrate Halloween in style this year with a Gothic-inspired soiree. Forget jack-o-lanterns and use candelabras to set an eerie mood. Upgrade orange paper cups with black goblets.
3 of 13Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy; Styling: Miranda Jones
4 of 13Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy; Styling: Miranda Jones
Mini Caramel Apples
Mini Caramel Apples Recipe Forget the big candied apples that make a mess. The kids can get away with it but you can’t. These mini caramel apples are cute and you can eat them in one bite. Dip the bottom of apples in nuts or chocolate chips for an extra crunch.
Thai Cashew Brittle Recipe Chocolate doesn't always have to be the star of Halloween. Crisp Thai Cashew Brittle combines salty cashews and hot chile paste. Spicy is the new spooky.
7 of 13Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Rachel Haas
Chocolate Marshmallows Recipe These homemade chocolate marshmallows are drizzled with dark chocolate for an extra bite. Spear with Honey-Orange Marshmallows and skeleton picks for a chic presentation. Yes, marshmallows can be chic.
8 of 13Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Linda Hirst
Outdoor Halloween Party
Don't settle for staying in and giving out candy all night. Throw an outdoor party at the witching hour...or maybe just sunset. Create dramatic tablescapes with candelabras. Use flameless votives to line pathways once the sun sets.
12 of 13Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Linda Hirst
Pumpkin Mini Muffins
Pumpkin Mini Muffins Recipe Instead of super-sized cupcakes, try mini pumpkin muffins with maple-cream cheese frosting. Display on cake stands alongside classic candy in apothecary jars.
13 of 13Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Orange-and-Black Salad Platter
Orange-and-Black Salad Platter Recipe Skip the food coloring this year and bring Halloween hues to the table in the form of a healthy salad, instead. Orange slices, black Kalamata olives, feta, and a red wine vinaigrette infuse this arugula salad with bright Mediterranean flavors.