We love a good party and even more than just a party, we love a good theme. So, what's not to love about a Halloween Party? The themed snacks and drinks are endless.

Lucky for you, we have some ticks and treats up our sleeve to keep the cauldron brewing and the spirits flowing at your next Halloween Party.

The Trick to a Family Party?

Spread it out... Give the kids their own space for their games and food. get a few babysitters to run the fun and keep the kiddos happy. That will allow you to mingle and be the host or hostess with the most.

Have kid themed games like pumpkin carving or painting, a mummy wrapping race, bobbing for apples, or pin the face on the pumpkin. Save the Halloween movies for the later part of the night.

Make a kid approved spooky treat.

Witches Potion:

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2 quarts lime sherbet

4 liters chilled ginger ale

2 cups pineapple juice

Green food coloring to make in more vibrant if desired

Sliced lime for garnish

Gummy eyeballs and worms

Directions:

Add ginger ale and pineapple juice to punch bowl ( and food coloring if desired).

Add sherbet right before serving. Slowly mix and watch it foam! Garnish with lime wedge, worms, and eyeballs!

The trick to Adults Only Party?

Go with a theme! Themes add excitement, a challenge, and nudge busy adults to cut loose and get in the "spirit".

Here are some fun ideas: come as a famous dead persona and how they died, come as a saying or proverb, "Haunted Hollywood" or "Gruesome Twosomes". Or stage a funeral.

The food should fit the theme too.

Here are some of our favorite funeral inspired treats!

RIP Rub:

1 cup brown sugar

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp used coffee grounds

6 heavy splashes hot sauce

Wide roll of heavy duty aluminum foil

Directions:

Combine ingredients in a bowl and rub evenly on ribs front and back. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lay out a sheet of aluminum foil large enough to wrap around and seal over rack of ribs. Wrap the rack and place on sheet pan. Bake in oven for 2 hours.

Remove from oven and set aside until ready to finish. to finish, place cooked ribs on medium high grill. cook for 5 minutes per side to caramelize the sugar in the sauce.

We have the perfect drink to go with your RIP Rub!

Mortician Martinis: 

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1 park vodka

1 part pomegranate juice

Splash of club soda

Gummy Worms and eyeballs for garnish

Lemon

Raw Sugar

Directions:

Shake vodka and pomegranate juice in shaker with ice. Run a lemon wedge around the rim of the glass and dip in raw sugar. Pour drink into glass and splash with club soda. Garnish with eyeballs and gummy worms for fun.

Trick to Halloween Party Food?

Keep your menu simple and creative. A simple place card with a spooky name at normal food can go along way while still allowing the food to look appetizing. An easy fun thing to do is carve fun faces into bell peppers and fill with veggies.

If you want to get a little creative here are some fun treats we love

Mummy Dogs:

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What You'll Need:
6 Hot Dogs
1 Canister Crescent Roll Dough
Mayonnaise
Mustard
Ketchup
Two Wooden Skewers

Directions:
Preheat oven based on crescent roll dough canister directions. Separate crescent roll dough into perforated sections. Stretch and wrap dough around hot dogs in mummy fashion! Leave a gap big enough at the end of the hot dogs to add eyes.
Place dough-wrapped dogs on a baking sheet and bake according to directions about 11-13 minutes until dough is golden. Remove from oven, cool a bit and then dab on mayonnaise eyes using skewer with little dots of ketchup or mustard in the center of the "eyes" for the pupils.

Halloweeny Linguine with Shrimp:

For the Linguine:

4 Garlic Cloves, Minced

Pinch of Hot Red Pepper Flakes

2 tbsp of olive oil

2 orange bell peppers, 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips

3/4 cup dry white wine

1/2 cup chicken broth or water

1/2 lb black linguine, fettuccine, or spaghetti (squid or cuttlefish ink pasta)

1/3 cup fresh flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

Directions:

in skillet cook the garlic with pepper flakes in oil until garlic is golden. Add bell peppers and salt to taste and cook until soft. Add your wine and bring to a boil. Stir until almost all the liquid is evaporated. Add brother or water and simmer for about 5 minutes.

In boiling water cook pasta

For shrimp, melt butter and oil in a pan add garlic and saute. Add shrimp and cook until the shrimp are opaque, firm, and cooked through (about 3 minutes). Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

To assemble your spooky creation: When pasta is dente, drain, and add to the pepper mixture. Garnish with shrimp face down like a rainbow in a circular pattern (to look like a waiting spider).

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Enjoy your spooky celebration. We want to see how your Halloween Party turned out. Use hashtag "#BeOnCoCo" and your photos might just get featured on the show!

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