A few years ago I started a tradition of making a Halloween dinner for my family. I guess it got started because I came across some placemats and napkins that I thought were so cute I couldn’t pass up. Then, of course, I had to use them.
Since I have five sons, I have always tried to mix some trick in with the treat. I like to make food that looks like something….themed food, I guess you would say.
Today I am going to post pictures from the dinners that I have pictures of and then I will post some of the recipes in future posts. I hope it gives you some ideas and inspires you to make a spooky Halloween meal for your own family this year!
P.S. We don’t necessarily do this on Halloween. Actually, we don’t ever do this on Halloween. Usually a couple days before Halloween.
Here you can see my placemats and the napkins are being used as placemats too. We invited guests last year and I only have 8 placemats. I love those goblets I have and I always put a fake bug in them for a little surprise! This time I scattered candy corns around the table like confetti.
Here we have our spider web for our spider cheese ball to sit on:
A nice pan of ghost in the graveyard:
Some delicious troll eyeballs. My 8 year old made the signs for all the food!
And here is our friendly cheese ball spider with veggies and crackers for dipping:
Chocolate covered cockroaches…..mmmmm, my favorite!:
Snake bread (pictured before baking because I forgot to take one after!):
The buffet table with bubbling witches brew:
Bugs and cheese under dirt (mac and cheese):
The table set on a year we didn’t have guests. I just added some of my Halloween décor to the center:
Well, those are all the digital pictures I have. The possibilities for food are endless. You can find recipes and ideas all over the web. One I like to do is make meatloaf but shape it like the cut off foot of a monster, using nuts for toenails and putting ketchup on the stump to look like blood! I would love to hear about other things you have made as I am always looking for new ideas!