Halloween

  • 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.
  • Halloween Terror at New York City’s Haunted Attraction Blood Manor

    Despite the fact that I’m scared of my own shadow I had the brilliant idea to walk through Blood Manor Haunted House New York City’s Premier Haunted Attraction. I make it my life’s mission to avoid anything that has the potential for giving me nightmares yet here I was about to willingly have the bejesus scared of me.

    So every year around Halloween my friends always make plans to visit haunted attractions. These are activities I try to avoid like how those 80’s teens should’ve avoided sex at Camp Crystal Lake. But this year I got tickets to Blood Manor I thought why not. It would be a decision that I would question and regret every step I took through this maze of hell.

    First off,  Blood Manor is not a place that you would easily spot. It’s about 2 feet from the Holland Tunnel on Varick Street in a nondescript building. It’s a two-story walk up in an even creepier hallway. When you step inside the hallway you don’t feel like you’re about to see the white light. I actually thought okay this isn’t so bad. This was my second mistake. My first was even being there.

    When it was our turn to go (you walk in teams up to 6) and we got the rules I thought it couldn’t be any worse than this. My third mistake. When we entered the attraction and the door slammed behind us and all hell broke loose. Now I can’t tell you everything that happened because as a coping mechanism my mind has blocked it out. But I can assure you it went something like this…

    We went in like

    And almost immediately we had some shit coming at us like

    So we hauled ass right into the pitch darkness and I was like, then it was like

    So now we running through there like

    Then run into this dude and his chainsaw like

    Now we like fuck this shit and start running again

    And run smack-dab into this chick acting like

    Now we screaming like

    I end up in a corner like

    Rashidah somewhere like

    This thing appears like

    We hit that exit door at the end of the attraction like

    And never looked back.

    They told us thanks for visiting but we were down those steps and outside trying to catch our breaths. All we could do was wipe the sweat from our brows and thank God that we made it out alive. As we walked away we heard the screams from others who were walking through and could only hope they made it out in better shape than we  did.

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    Me & Rashidah at the bar after we made it out

    Jimmy Kimmel and Kevin Hart walked through Blood Manor a couple days after we did.

    Seeing their video makes me wish I would have inquired about our own. I know our reactions were priceless as theirs.

    So if you want the bejesus scared out of you then  grab your friends and go see for yourself. And if you’re a real badass go on the nights where it’s pitch black and all they give you is one glow stick per group. If you’re opting for that night don’t call me because I’m not going. One walk through was more than enough for me.

    Go see for yourself get tickets to Blood Manor here. Happy Halloween!

    *I was comped two tickets to the show for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.