It's the big party this year because not only is it Halloween, but the 31st is also our 25th wedding anniversary! So this years blow out will be a week-end long event! That means food for a Friday night dinner party, a Saturday night Halloween/Anniversary party and a Sunday morning brunch!
We want to use this Punch Bowl Special Effect for each days party because it just looks so cool! but Sunday morning brunch will be limited to mixed drinks, both alcoholic and non. We'll make some special ice cubes for the drinks we'll be serving by using ice trays and plastic bugs or gummy creatures.
We like this Jello Mold idea, using Gummy eyeballs. We'll also have to come up with a main dish for the dinner party so we'll stop by Halloween Recipes to find some great ideas!
Here's one that we might use this year! This is a tasty treat for a meal or a party. You can stick toothpicks in each little meatball and let people serve themselves during a party, these tasty sweet and sour meatballs will be a big hit!
SWEET & SOUR SPIDER EGGS
Pre-made or frozen meatballs, about 481
Cup Grape Jelly
1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Barbecue Sauce (Hickory Smoked or your choice)
1/4 Cup Cider Vinegar
In a mixing bowl, combine ingredients except meat balls. Mix with a wire whisk until well blended. Pre-heat a large skillet, at least 12 inches, over high heat. Pour in mixture and meatballs and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened. Pour into large serving bowl. Insert toothpicks or skewers if needed.
As a garnish, you can make a spider on the top of the bowl of meatballs by using a peeled hard boiled egg and some thinly sliced red or green bell pepper. Sit the egg in the meatballs and stick the pepper slices in for legs. Use a black olive for the head, attach with a toothpick. Put drops of red cake decorating gel on for eyes. You can also spot the "body" of the spider with decorating gel as well, to give it a more "spidery" look.
Labels: Recipes for the Halloween Party 2009