Did I hear someone say, “Part-ayyy”? Maybe that was my ghostly imagination. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. And why? Well, one reason is because it’s the best holiday to host a party during! Not just for kids, but for grown-ups too. The following are some recipes that will have you screaming for more.


1. Creepy, Dead Man’s Finger Sandwiches

Dead Man's Finger Sandwiches

Just looking at these sandwiches from Parenting.com is enough to scare the living daylights out of anyone!


2. Brew-Ha-Ha Punch

Brew-Ha-Ha Punch

If I didn’t know any better I would say that this concoction from Southern Living looks exactly like a potion that one would find in a real witch’s cauldron.


"Hocus pocus

Let me focus

So that I can

Turn this boy

Into a locust!"


3. Meat Head

Meat Head recipe


Who is that staring right back at me? Don’t tell me it’s my reflection! I’m not sure about you, but I think even I would feel a little uncomfortable eating this skull of Ruffles & Truffles knowing I’m being watched.


4. Vampire Sangria

Vampire Sangria

This red drink by Kraft Foods looks bleedin' good.


5. Candy Corn

Homemade candy corn

Have you ever wondered how to make candy corn? Well you’re in luck... because I have the recipe right here, courtesy of Alton Brown from the Food Network.


6. Mesclun Meanies

Mesclun Meanies

All that these Jack-o’-lanterns by All You need now is a light of some sort and they'll be good to go!


7. Poison Apple Gum Balls

Poison Apple Gum Ball recipe

For some reason these apples by Better Homes and Gardens remind me of the ones that the Queen, dressed as an old hag, gave to Snow White... anyone else?


8. Worms in Dirt (Hijiki Salad)

Worms in Dirt (Hijiki Salad) recipe

Now, I do hate bugs and can’t understand why people in some cultures eat them, but I would love to try some of these! This mixture of the Japanese seaweed “hijiki” with fried tofu in a sesame oil dressing by Food and Wine makes for a great salad.


9. Pickled Brains

Pickled brains cauliflower

Does eating brains make you smarter? If so then I think I would like to sample these "brains" featured on The Martha Stewart Show. 

10. Halloween Tombstone Treats

Tombstone Treats

Even my dog would want to bury his bones under these gravestones created by Food.com.

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