Throw a Scary Good Soiree
Who says Halloween is just for kids? If you’re looking to host an adults-only Halloween bash this year, spook your guests with these bewitchingly delicious recipes featuring some grown-up twists on classic favorites.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffle Mummies: You’ll definitely want to unwrap these no-bake truffle mummies. Easy to make, delicious and perfect for Halloween parties!
Spider Web Taco Dip: Easy to make with a handful of simple ingredients, this dip definitely adds to the festive Halloween vibe.
Spider Web Black Bean Dip: Get out the sour cream and pipe a web onto the black bean backdrop for some fun!
Pumpkin Deviled Eggs: Little Jack-O-Lanterns! Paprika gives a wash of bold color, while a fresh chive (or snip of scallion) makes for the perfect stem.
Saucy Spider: A playful, savory dip made with your favorite pizza dough and red sauce!
Mummy Brie: Thanks to puff pastry, your basic baked brie becomes a totally spooky Halloween appetizer.
Ghostly Pizza: Mozzarella makes for great spirits + whole pitted green, black, and Kalamata olives are used to make the creepy-crawlies.
Severed Toes in Bandages: This clever twist on pigs in blankets is a creepy finger food that guests will remember!
Roasted Pumpkin Seed Hummus: Fall is the season to infuse everything with pumpkin, including hummus.
Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl Cauldron: This takes a Pumpernickel bread bowl to another level, fill with your favorite spinach dip and you have magic.
Eyeball Bites: These cheesy pastry puffs with just four ingredients will make your guests squirm with delight.
Pub Beer Cheese and Pretzels: Use your favorite fall brew from Fieldwork Brewing San Mateo or mix in a pumpkin pale ale! Pair with brats, pretzels and grapes.
Melted Witch Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Fruit Dip: Boil those witches down to the ground. This super easy dip is perfect for your Halloween Party.
Jalapeno Popper Mummies: Spice things up! Jalapeno popper mummies are cute, spooky, and loaded with tasty ingredients.
Cocktail Meatballs: It’s all about the sauce: Cranberry sauce is mixed with barbecue, sweet chili, Worcestershire and apple cider vinegar.
Sugar-and-Spice Caramel Popcorn: Sugar, and spice, and yes it is everything nice. It’s the perfect savory balance for the sweet caramel.
Savory Pumpkin Puffs: A cheesy Halloween pastry is eerily easy to prepare. All you need are sheets of frozen puff pastry and some savory seasonings.
Cinnamon-Cider Candied Apples: Apple cider, Red Hots candies, and brandy provide a perfect, bloody coating.
The kids can keep the candy—treat the grown-ups to one of these fiendishly good spirits:
Witches’ Brew: This powerful potion will cast a spell on you with its sweet-tart mix of pineapple and cranberry juice, bubbly 7-Up and splash of coconut rum.
Sweet Poison Cocktail: This fruity, Hawaiian-esque cocktail has pineapple juice, coconut rum and Blue Curacao. The color alone is scary.
Caramel Apple Punch: Grab a cauldron. You only need four ingredients—apple cider, spiced rum, lemon juice, and sliced apple.
Zombie Cocktail: This drink is deceptively potent, thanks to the shot of Bacardi 151 run floating on top.
Jack-O’-Lantern Cocktail: Cognac, Grand Marnier and orange juice give this sweet sip an unexpected kick.
Candy Corn Jello Shots: On Halloween, everything should be candy inspired.
Poison Apple Cocktail: This vibrant green concoction has just the right amount of sweet and sour to please any wicked (or not-so-wicked) witch.
Save this sweet tip for after the hunt: Leftover Halloween Candy Cake: Definitely the best way to re-purpose your kid’s loot.
Experience Midurban life. Bay Meadows is a family-friendly neighborhood with lots of open space to enjoy all year long. Whether it’s growing your own vegetables in a gorgeous community garden with expert guidance, playing a game of pick-up basketball after work, team building over bocce, picnicking with family on warm summer nights or getting fit with pop-up fitness and yoga classes curated just for you, there’s no shortage of green space to explore. If you have little ones, don’t miss creating Meetups in Paddock Park! Check out life out and about at Bay Meadows by following us on Instagram.