The day started off with, candy of course. I was so busy getting everything ready for Halloween I was living on canned soup and Twizzlers! When I met blogger friend Alice in Paris this summer I picked up this pumpkin candy jar and was so happy to finally fill it with treats.
Then came the ritual of putting newspaper all over the kitchen floor and cleaning out our fantastic pumpkin! We were so lucky to find it just a few days before Halloween. I get to gut it, my husband gets to do the creative part of design and carving but that was OK since my hands were full dealing with all of the food!
See Drop Dead Fred out there waiting patiently for children to come?! We invite him every year! And here on my table you can see a plethora of snacks to choose from. I will be sharing the recipe for some of the dips this week!
I made my first ever Halloween beverage! I had been thinking about it for days. Most Halloween drinks that do not contain alcohol are more kid-inspired and involve sherbet or Jell-o or weird stuff like that in a giant punch bowl. Adult drinks contain alcohol and I do not drink. After figuring out my strategy I finally got it right. A little Sprite on the bottom. Topped with some orange juice. Put in a funny ice cube (I used an orange pumpkin), drop in the “bloody teeth” (pomegranate seeds), then over the back of a spoon and down the side of the glass add a little grenadine which will slide down to the bottom. Yummy!
I took the risk and baked a cake on Halloween. It was pretty much a disaster! I will share the story and the recipe later on during the week but suffice it to say my first cake ended up in the compost! This cake, however, ended up being a Halloween beauty! Chocolate cake with orange frosting. Moist and yummy. I also made a fantastic beef stew for dinner but by the time we ate there was no light! One day I will make it again and take some pics so I can share the recipe with you.
All my little treats out, candles burning as the night outside is only illuminated by the few jack-o-lanterns burning and the moonlight on this windy but oddly warm evening.
My husband went all out this year. Made a tongue out of the pumpkin flesh and the nose out of a carrot and even gave our pumpkin hands!
Looks spooky in the dark doesn’t it? It was so windy we constantly had to go outside and keep our jack-o-lantern lit to scare away the dark energy in the night! I hope everyone had fantastic feasts last night and loads of fun! To see my personal Halloween story and home decorating madness check out my personal blog. Thanks for visiting!
If you did some foodie and spooky stuff this year, make sure to post a link to your blog post or photograph here. Let’s celebrate together!
Jamie Ridler says
Absolutely fantastic! What a beautiful spread, Suzie. You really go all out!
We went to Danette’s spook-a-licious party this year so didn’t do our regular feasting. We missed it so much that we’re booking an alternative date!
Happy Samhain, Suzie. Blessed be.
Ha, I saw the glass pumpkin and thought, hey, I remember that! Looks great. What a wonderful spread you put together!Everything looks perfect.
The pumpkin looks fab! I only managed to find a small one.
It all looks wonderful! You had a bunch of foods to choose from. I love the pumpkin, it’s awesome!
Hope you had a fun night. 🙂
Debra She Who Seeks says
I be the Halloween chocolate cake was TO DIE FOR!
Yummy. The food looks delectable, and I like the way your drinks turned out.
The “red” photo is my favorite. I like that glass pumpkin, too.
So happy your Samhain was wonderful!
Fun! Everything looks great!! What fun! I love the pumpkin – tell Reg he did great! 🙂