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Grown-up Halloween Party Ideas

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Chef Kelli's Bewitched Adult Cocktail Party
Theme: Black, White & splash of Red

Use white linen or sheets to cover your table. You can then wrap things in black accent linen or even garbage bags to get the black and white look. Muslin, gaze, white gourds or pumpkins painted black or white could do the trick for an extra-festive table. For a taller focal point, spray painting twigs or branches will complete your table's Halloween look.

For food, use black or white serving trays and clear short vases filled with black and white candy, desserts etc. Choose a menu that incorporates black, white and red items to enhance your theme. The menu I have listed below pulls the color red in for beverages, dessert are black and white as well as some black and white featured menu items.
• Bloody Bar shooters (test tube shooter)
• Vampire's Blood (beakers, high ball style drink)
• Red Hot Chocolate 
• Black Bean Chili with Sour Cream
• Ghosts in a Blanket ( take on pigs in a blanket)
• Voodoo Shrimp "Brains"
• Bloody Goat Cheese Dip
• Cookies and Cream Popcorn
• White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
• Black & White Cookies

Cookies and Cream Popcorn
•  9 cups popped popcorn
• 20 Oreos finely crushed
• 24 oz. White Vanilla Almond Bark
• Melt white vanilla almond bark according to package directions until it is completely melted and has a smooth consistency.
• Drizzle almond bark over popped popcorn.
• Sprinkle finely crushed Oreo crumbs throughout popcorn to evenly distribute. Let set  and place in interesting serving vessel.

Adult Beverages

Red Hot Chocolate
• 1 oz. Campari
• 2 oz. Brandy
• 3 oz. Milk
• 0.5 oz. (optional) Heavy Cream
• 2 tablespoons Chocolate Chip
• Put milk, cream & chocolate in a milk frothing cup used for espresso.  Froth milk as you would for cappuccino. When milk is hot remove frothing wand and whisk or stir vigorously until chocolate is completely melted. Add Campari and Brandy. Pour into heat-resistant cup.  Can be garnished with 1 large hand-cut marshmallow.

Test Tube Shooter
• I oz. vodka and I oz. Bloody Mary mix served in test tubes with rimmed salt

Adult Beverage Tips
• Take your red wine or juices and serve them in clear decanters
• Pomegranate martinis or any red cocktail will make your party more "bloody"

Adult Food Tips
• Any white style dip molded into a brain mold (they sell molds at Target and I'm sure elsewhere!)
• Black bean chili with white sour cream topping
• Shrimp cocktail arranged in a sphere shape like a brain with cocktail sauce in-between rows of shrimp.  Also serve some on the side (great images of this on Pinterest, should you need a visual!)
• Take upscale sausages or hot dogs and wrap in puff pastry to emulate a ghost.  Serve with spicy ketchup.
• Goat cheese sprinkled with raspberry jelly then microwaved for a minute will give you a yummy spooky dip! 

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