Dinner Party

  • 24 Terrifyingly Delicious Halloween Drink and Dessert Recipes

    Still, looking for some Halloween drink and dessert recipes for your upcoming dinner party? Well, I have you covered with 24 of the most terrifyingly delicious recipes that will take you no time to recreate.

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    Perfect Halloween Sangria

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: The Forked Spoon

    Halloween Dessert Dirt

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: Always Use Butter

    Best Candy Corn Vodka Cocktail Recipe

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: Kimspired DIY

    Homemade Little Debbie Pumpkin Delights Recipe


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Strength and Sunshine

    Pumpkin Spice Margaritas

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: Foodal

     Spooky Ghost Halloween Pretzel Rods

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: Wow It’s Veggie

    Poisoned Orchard Cocktail


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Burrata and Bubbles

    Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Eating Richly

    Creepy Crawler Halloween Punch

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: Moore or Less Cooking

    Simple Graveyard Bumpy Cake


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Stef’s Eats and Sweets

    Zombie Brains Halloween Cocktail


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Burrata and Bubbles

    Halloween Swirl Brownies


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Bitz n Giggles

    Cave Of Wonders Cocktail

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: Aspring Winos

    Boo Meringues for Halloween

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: Coastal Wandering

    Camp Crystal Lake Punch


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Cheese Curd In Paradise

    Halloween Candy Trifle


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Crayons and Cravings

    Ghostbusters Ectoplasm Vodka Cocktails


    Photo and Recipe Credit: DIY Candy

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: Wow It’s Veggie

    The Crypt Keeper Cocktail


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Who Needs A Cape

    No-Bake Spooky Spider Cookies


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Swirls of Flavor

    Candy Corn Martini

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: The Short Order Cook

    Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Crayons and Cravings

    Pennywise Ice Cream Float


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Cheese Curd In Paradise

    Candy Corn Inspired Carrot and Orange Juice Gin Cocktail

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: The Forked Spoon

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    What Halloween drink and dessert recipes are you planning on creating?
  • 5 Tips For Hosting An Outdoor Halloween Dinner Party

    Festivities are not just another traditional celebration. It brings happiness out of small things with the ones you love. It is a celebration of togetherness and love with the near and dear ones. Given this year of pandemic followed by unexpected chaos and tension, a celebration is the best way to declutter those tired and aching minds. So make an intelligent choice and throw a sophisticated Halloween dinner party. The following tips are given here to help you set up a remarkable and sophisticated yet simple Halloween party.

    Send Handmade Invitations

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    You can’t have a party without invitation cards. Yes, everyone loves an e-vite they’re fun to design and easy to send, but handmade cards are even better. Make some spooky-themed Halloween invitation cards. Bring out your inner artistic abilities and make some nice cards for the invitation this year. This will reflect the warmth with which you are expecting your invited guest’s presence at your party.

    Here’s a great quick DIY video on how you can make your own cute and chic Halloween cards. *This is a basic tutorial on how to make cards you will have to finish the card yourself with the details that you can either print or handwrite.

    Focus On Creative Yet Delicious Food

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    The most important part of any party is the good food. Make sure that there are some amazing delicacies stirred up for your esteemed guests. Make divisions like starters, main courses, and desserts. Now if you’re going to make this meal yourself make sure to shop early enough for everything that you need and if you’re going to cater be sure to call the order in as soon as you can to make sure it arrives on time. Don’t forget the Halloween themed garnish or a horror-art themed cake.

    Look out for funky decor

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    One of the most important things about Halloween parties is the decor. Let jack-o-lanterns serve as mood light the entire party area. This will make your decor stand out and create a spooky atmosphere. Make your own Halloween decor or you can hire an artist to create custom decor pieces. I’ve included some DIY videos to give you some inspiration. While I love a good one of a kind piece creating your own will give a personal touch to the entire look and feel of your party.

    Keep the party area well sanitized

    One of the most important parts of the Halloween party is cleanliness and sanitization, especially with COVID. Get the entire party area and all the props cleaned and sanitized. Be sure to keep hand sanitizers and clean tissues and wets in good numbers for the guests. And make sure there is enough space between guests to keep with social distancing rules. This will everyone is kept safe while having a spooky night out.

    Go for a theme party

    One of the easiest ways to organize a Halloween party is sticking to a theme. Pick and choose and theme and make all the arrangements according to it. This will lessen the mess and add to the beauty of it. Choose themes like murder mystery, horror movie night, and vampire dinner party, or one of these ideas. Go for similar decor, food design, and lighting as per the theme. Do not forget to name your party. Bring out that creative spirit and give an out of the box name. This will make the evening one of a kind and unforgettable.

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    Let this Halloween dinner party be a perfect opportunity to have a little festive fun with family and friends.
  • How to Host Your Own Crafts and Cocktails Party at Home

    I recently attended a crafts and cocktails party hosted by the Crafty Lumberjacks at Freshmade in New York City. Founded by holiday enthusiasts Andrew and Dennis who met while traveling together on the National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof! The Crafty Lumberjacks mission is to bring D.I.Y. holiday decor ideas from their home to yours!

    I’m not crafty craftswoman by any means, but what I loved about the entire premise of the event was that you didn’t have to be. Yes, I was surrounded by artistic types that in no way made me feel self conscious. That’s how laid back and fun the event was. It allowed me to tap into my hidden creative side, without worry about what the person next to me was making.

    This particular crafts and cocktails event was Halloween themed and  came complete with everything you would need to create your spooky masterpiece. There was one small unpainted wooden house, one candle and one small skeleton.

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    And because you can’t be at Freshmade and not cook I had the opportunity to create my own chocolate covered pretzels. I don’t have a pic of those because I stuffed them in my face before I  could do so. But there were other treats.

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    crafts and cocktails

    The event lasted from 7 to 9 and it was a perfect way to help me unwind.  If you’re in the area or they host one in your town I totally recommend going. You will have a blast!

    But what if you don’t live in the area and you can’t attend? Don’t fret – you can host your own! With holiday season upon us here are a few tips to help you plan your own holiday themed crafts and cocktails party at home.



    FYI: I also suggest getting a table cover to put down it will keep the paint off your furniture and make for easy clean up at the end.

    Once you have your supplies you can organize your friends for a potluck style gathering or you can buy simple finger foods like chips, dip and fruit/cheese platters. Oh, and don’t forget the wine and other cocktails.  It wouldn’t be a crafts party without it.

    *I was provided one complementary ticket to the Crafty Lumberjacks event for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.