Keep Your Halloween Spirit Alive With These Spooktacular Dinner Party Ideas!

October 11, 2020
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Spooky season is in full swing, and although Halloween may look a little different this year, it doesn’t mean you can’t get into costume and celebrate! Our one-stop-shop for all things spooktacular is Spirit Halloween. Every year, Spirit opens over 1,400 stores across the United States and Canada for the Halloween season. The convenient online store is also available to shop at anytime, anywhere throughout the entire year.

We headed to our local Spirit Halloween store, with our masks on of course, to pick up everything we needed to host the ultimate, Halloween-themed dinner party. At Spirit, we gathered all the essentials to transform our space into a chilling chamber of terrors. We were also able to develop a few delicious dinner ideas that look truly terrifying when plated up for your family or housemates.

However you decide to celebrate this year, shop at Spirit Halloween for all of the best costumes and props you can imagine. Ghosts and ghouls aren’t going anywhere, so embrace the spirit of the season and howl at the moon this Halloween.

 

Floating Candles 

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Materials: 

  • Spirit Halloween tea light candles
  • Paper towels
  • Empty paper towel rolls
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • White spray paint
  • Needle
  • Fishing line

 

Instructions:

  1. Shove one crumpled paper towel into the top of a paper towel roll.
  2. Apply hot glue around the top edge of the roll until the glue drips down the edges 1-2 inches.
  3. Press Spirit Halloween tea light into top of paper towel roll. It should rest on top of the crumpled paper towel inside.
  4. Thread fishing line through needle and puncture both sides of the paper towel roll just below the glue drips.
  5. Loop the fishing line through the paper towel roll.
  6. Spray paint white!
  7. Hang your magic candles from the ceiling so they float mysteriously above your party guests!

 

Grave Worms

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Materials:

  • 3 ounces red jello
  • ¾ cup whipping cream
  • 3 packages unflavored gelatin
  • Green food coloring
  • 150 flexible straws
  • Rubber band
  • 1 large mason jar or tall vertical jar
  • 4 large chocolate muffins
  • Brown paper food trays
  • Paper gravestones

 

Instructions:

  1. Stretch flexible straws to full length and set vertically inside jar, with the flexible section at the base.
  2. Bundle the straws together with rubber band. Set aside.
  3. Mix and dissolve 3 packages unflavored gelatin and 3 ounces red jello in 2 cups boiling water for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in 1 cup cold water, whipping cream, and 15 drops food coloring until combined.
  5. Slowly pour jello mixture into straw bundle.
  6. Place jar into fridge for 8 hours to set.
  7. Crumble chocolate muffins into food trays.
  8. Place paper gravestone at top of tray.
  9. Pull jello straws from jar and firmly squeeze jello from straw with fingers or a rolling pin. Watch jello worms emerge!
  10. Place jello worms onto your chocolate grave trays and enjoy!

 

Chocolate Mice

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Materials:

  • Cherries
  • Melting chocolate
  • Chocolate kisses
  • Almond slices
  • Twizzlers
  • Wax paper

 

Instructions:

  1. Cut tiny cylindrical pieces from twizzler. These will be the eyes of the mice.
  2. Dip cherries from stem into melted chocolate and place sideways onto wax paper.
  3. Press chocolate kiss opposite the stem of the cherry. This is the “nose” of the mouse.
  4. Press two almond slices between the base of the chocolate kiss and the cherry. These are the “ears.”
  5. Apply a tiny dab of chocolate to two twizzler “eyes” and stick to the top of the chocolate kiss.
  6. Let set and enjoy!

 

Bloody Handprint

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Materials:

  • Spirit Halloween spray blood
  • Liquid glue
  • Mirror

 

Instructions: 

  1. Dip hand generously into glue.
  2. Sprinkle Spirit Halloween spray blood into palm and mix into glue until evenly spread.
  3. Press “bloody” palm onto mirror surface and repeat as many times as desired!

 

Floating Eyeball in Tomato Soup

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Materials:

  • Pickled black olives
  • Pickled green olives
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Tomato soup
  • Red food coloring
  • Tooth pick
  • Frosting piping tip
  • 1 pack unflavored gelatin

 

Instructions:

  1. Using the narrow end of a frosting piping tip, punch a circle into a black olive. Save the cylinder piece.
  2. Cut a green olive in half horizontally and place the circle of black olive in the center hole.
  3. Cut a hardboiled egg in half and place the large end on it’s base.
  4. Using the wide end of the piping tip, carve a cylinder slice from the surface of the egg.
  5. Place the green olive with black olive center into the carved circle.
  6. Using a toothpick, trace red food color “veins” from the base of the egg half towards the olive “iris.”
  7. Dissolve gelatin in water and glaze over the egg. Allow to set.
  8. Place egg “eyeball” on top of tomato soup for a freaky Halloween meal!

 

Glowing-Eyes Mask

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Materials: 

  • Spirit Halloween mask
  • Spirit Halloween tea light candles
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks

 

Instructions: 

  1. Apply hot glue to Spirit Halloween tea light and press into Spirit Halloween mask just below eye hole.
  2. Repeat under 2nd eye hole and under mouth hole.
  3. Hang mask onto wall for spooky decor!

 

Eye Catching Bouquet

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Materials: 

  • Spirit Halloween eyeball pong
  • White roses
  • Purple food coloring
  • Flower vase
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks

 

Instructions: 

  1. Pour food coloring into vase of water.
  2. Place roses into vase and let sit for 2 days. Roses will turn purple shade!
  3. Apply hot glue to base of Spirit Halloween eyeball pong and press into center of rose.
  4. Set on display to catch everyone’s eye!

 

Snake Breadsticks

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Materials: 

  • Dough
  • Wooden spoon
  • Black olives (diced)
  • Dried chile
  • Oil
  • Poppy seeds
  • Oil brush

 

Instructions: 

  1. Wrap strip of dough around wooden spoon and press end onto spoon surface. This end will be the snake “head.”
  2. Place two small specs of olive onto snake head as the “eyes”.
  3. Press a dried chile strip into the tip of the snake head as the “tongue.”
  4. Brush oil onto the snake and sprinkle with poppy seeds.
  5. Bake until golden.
  6. Allow to cool and then remove coiled snake from spoon. Delicioussss! 🐍

 

DIY Jack-O-Lantern from Oranges

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Materials: 

  • Spirit Halloween carving kit
  • Oranges
  • Olive oil
  • Lighter

 

Instructions: 

  1. Using a knife from the Spirit Halloween carving kit, carve and peel off base of orange, about ¾ down.
  2. Keeping the core stem intact, gut the orange (fruit can be eaten or juiced!).
  3. With one of the Spirit Halloween tools, carve a Halloween design into the orange peel.
  4. Pour olive oil into the orange, making sure to coat the stem of pith, and allow to sit for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Light the pith, may take a minute or so.
  6. Dim the lights and enjoy your citrus Jack-O-Lantern!