A Black Benak Halloween

Hosting a Halloween party? We rounded up a list of our favorite party tips and tricks that will leave your guests dying for more!

 

Décor
You don’t have to decorate every corner of your home to make it feel like a celebration. Even creativity with a few pumpkins can easily transition your house from summer to fall.

 

Pumpkin Cooler
Southern Living’s pumpkin cooler is a festive and fun way to offer guests a drink! Have one for beer or multiple scattered about offering different beverage options. Find the step-by-step video to make your own HERE >

 

Mini Spray-Painted Gold Table Pumpkins
Ever wonder what to do with those tiny pumpkins you see at the store? Martha Stewart suggests spray painting them gold and using them as place settings. How fabulous!

 

Pumpkin Vase
Southern Living suggests keeping it simple with a classic flower arrangement. All you need is a vase to fit inside the pumpkin and your favorite fresh flowers!

 

Witch Hat Luminaries
Step outside the decor box with these floating witch hat luminaries featured in Good Housekeeping!

 

Pumpkin Carving & Preservation
Garden & Gun offers pumpkin carving tips from a decoy master, including how to preserve them once they’re done so you don’t have to worry about keeping them pretty until the party.

 

Food & Drink
There’s no need to plan your whole meal around a theme but having a few spirited appetizer and drink options will surely liven the party!

 

Great White Pumpkin Cheese Ball
Who doesn’t love a cheese ball? Especially when they’re pumpkin shaped! Try this delicious recipe

 

Poison Toffee Apples
The sinister black candy coating of these granny smith apples is a fun way to add a wicked twist to the dessert table.

 

Holy Skull-y Guacamole
Skull shaped Guacamole is always a yes. Get the skull tutorial and the guac recipe here

 

The Witches Heart
Adding dry ice to just about any cocktail is always a festive way to serve a Halloween libation but this potion featured in Southern Living sounds especially delicious and unique

 

Witches Brew with Eyeball Ice Cubes
What’s a Halloween without spiked witches brew?

 

Spooky Halloween Spirits
Martha Stewart uses black vodka in these three cocktails to create an eerie Halloween effect. Get the recipe for the Ghost in Graveyard, Screwed-Up Screwdriver, and Berry Scary Martini, here

 

Spider Ice Cubes
Make things even easier by skipping the Halloween inspired cocktail and adding these spider ice cubes to your drink of choice!

 

Witches Brew Hot Chocolate
Finish the night with this delicious and spooky nightcap from Southern Living!

Posted on October 27, 2017 .