Much To My Delight

Much To My Delight

Halloween 2010…Spooky Supper!

It’s November now, which means your local Rite Aid has already put out Christmas ornaments and marked down chocolate 75% (watch out Butterfingers, I’m coming for you), but  I wanted to share details of my first-ever spooky supper. Here’s what went down at my house Halloween night…

We dined in the dark as my Party City Halloween CD played on a loop. Has anyone else ever noticed how repetitive “The Monster Mash” really is?
There were spiders, and cobwebs and candles galore. Oh, and heads. Doesn’t every dinner table include at least a few random heads?

I made cosmopolitans with candy-corn infused vodka. Got the recipe from my gal Martha.
This is what happens when you entertain in New York City. You have the “cocktail hour” in your bedroom which sounds frightfully risque, but was actually pretty tame. We ate chips and dip and took a few photos of each other on our camera phones. 
I made a roasted beet and goat cheese dip (fantastic!) and served it alongside some rustic-colored chips made of sweet potatoes and carrots. People avoided them for the first 30 minutes thinking it was a big bowl of potpourri. Must have been the floral essence seasoning they dust on top of those things.
Still no-skin and bones, even after a hearty cocktail hour.
I’m thinking of leaving the glitter skulls out all year. They really add a certain something to my home decor.
After appetizers, I led everyone into my lair, where I force-fed them mini chocolate bars and poured this strange orange liquor down their throats.
For the main course I served brussel sprout slaw and pecans with honey-maple dressing and a butternut squash lasagne. The gentleman with the party hat gave me a compliment about the food that I’m too embarrassed to repeat here. Let’s just say I was flattered and leave it at that. 
And now it’s off to pumpkin pies and stuffing recipes! This guy looks like he could use a good meal.

Jenn P.

30-something psychotherapist. Loves cooking, hosting parties, exploring new places. Texan by birth. New Yorker by choice. Likes to tell little stories. Pull up a chair; I'll tell you one.

  • whatsfordinneracrossstatelines
    Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! I love all of you sitting around on the bed!
  • Roxy Te
    hahaha! Cocktail hour in the bedroom could lead to quite the situation! Everything about your party looked perfect and the food sounds delicious! p.s. I love the candy corn infused vodka idea!
  • MitchyMitchyMitchy
    You forgot to mention the goodie bags you so graciously provided us(they were enjoyed at home while watching The Walking Dead).
    Thanks for the dinner Jen. I will echo Chris’ compliments about the butternut squash lasagne (She’s no longer an innocent dish). I may need to learn how to make that for Thanksgiving.
  • blackbookkitchendiaries
    lovely pictures.. looks like a lot of fun:)
  • Closet Confections
    Haha! I know what you mean about cocktail hour in your bedroom. That’s what happens when you have a tiny NYC apartment. Looks like you had a great time though. Kendra
  • Style Attic
    Cool! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your fun :) Tis the season, to celebrate…next…Thanksgiving!
  • Monet
    Wow! Can you please invite me next year? This party looks like it was a blast. Great decorations, good food and drinks, and the company of friends! Thank you for sharing your festivities with us!
  • whatiwore
    Awesome awesome awesome! And candy corn vodka? Swoon!
  • Shannon
    So jealous. Did I tell you I do something similar every year but skipped it this year? On account of the 12 lb distraction? Makes me sad we didn’t do it. But your place looks incredible, love the table and your bedroom. Ha. And I kinda wanna hear the risque comment. I had a stranger tell me, after eatng a cupcake I made, that he could hang a wet coat from his nipple. Flattery will get you everywhere my friend. Oh and if the mention of wet coat from his nipple gets you all kinds of pervy site traffic, I apologize in advance. Ha.
  • Carlis & Katya
    how cool was your party!! candy corn vodka?? OMG! can i get an invitation next year?? lol
    hope you are doing well Jenn ;)
    ps: glitter skulls are so cool!
    Candy corn vodka? Wowzers! The whole night looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing a little glimpse… Ps: Thought the giveaway I’m currently running might tickle your fancy!