Halloween Dinner Party

Halloween Dinner Party

Don’t let this year stop you from having a fun, festive Halloween at home. I’ve put together everything you need for a spooky night. From Cocktails and dinner to playlists and fun favors, you’ll be all set for a fun family Halloween dinner party.

Start the evening out with these apple butter cocktails and stuffed dates.

For dinner, serve up big bowls of tomato basil soup, with toasty grilled cheese sandwiches and a big harvest salad.

Water is an important part of entertaining. You never want your guests to have to ask for it. I always put bottles of sparkling water and pitchers of still on the table and at the bar. Place glasses around so guests can help themselves throughout the evening.

Wine pairings:

When having company for dinner, it’s best to have different wine options to serve. Open bottles just as needed so you don’t waste any. If all of your guests prefer red, save the rose and white for another dinner party…or a Tuesday night!

Rose Isn’t just for Summer, it in fact is perfect all year round. A nice dry rose would be delicious with this dinner.

Sauvignon Blanc and cheese go hand in hand.

A light Pinot Noir works really well with tomatoes and herbs.

After dinner, munch on this spooky snack mix while watching “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”.

For dessert, serve these pumpkin cupcakes with hot cider and coffee.

Set a bowl of Halloween candy out with some festive gift bags so guests can make their own treat bags to take home. Or these mini cauldrons filled with candy would be cute too.

Setting the mood:

A playlist is key to any gathering. Music sets the tone of the evening and is a great conversation starter.

Halloween cocktail hour playlist

Halloween dinner party playlist

Little extras:

I like to put a classic movie on in the background with the volume off so as not to compete with the music. It’s a fun added detail that your guests will enjoy.

Try “Creature From The Black Lagoon” or “Bride Of Frankenstein”

Light a Fall scented candle in the powder room and be sure to supply plenty of disposable hand towels or washcloths for your guests. Seasonal hand soap and lotion are also a nice touch.

Use only unscented candles on your table, you don’t want a strong smelling candle to compete with your food.

I hope this inspires you to throw a fun (safe) festive dinner with your family and friends. My final note for a successful party…be organized, be present and have fun!

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2 thoughts on “Halloween Dinner Party”

  • Thanks for taking all the work out of planning a fun Halloween Party! The menu looks great, the cocktails yummy, and the Playlist is outstanding! I’ve been playing it all day and I’m in the mood for some ghosts and goblins!!

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