Arsenic & Old Lace: A Halloween Party

October 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween–I love candy! and costumes! and pumpkins! and weird folklore and traditions!  It is a match made in holiday heaven.

Last year I helped my friend Angela with her Halloween Murder Mystery party, and it was so much fun that we decided to throw another Halloween party this year.

Because we are grown-ups, and we need all of the excuses to wear costumes that we can get.

For our theme I chose one of my favorite Halloween movies, Arsenic & Old Lace

If you haven’t seen this movie, then run out and get it right now. You have two days until Halloween is over! You won’t be sorry.

The party was a candy potluck–guests brought a bag of their favorite candy to add to the table, and there were treat bags to be filled and taken home–but there were a few more treats for the lace-draped buffet table as well…

Green mad scientist punch, sparkling grape juice, pumpkin soup….

Sugar cookies, s’mores on sticks, mummified baby fingers (okay, okay, they were just pigs in a blanket, and you can’t even see them because I forgot to take the towel off of the basket)

Poisoned apple with caramel sauce and toppings–marshmallows, toffee bits, and chopped almonds

Gingerbread cupcakes with marshmallow filling, served with whipped cream

And, not quite in theme, an experiment in cookies honoring Día de los Muertos:

What will you be for Halloween?  I was Salome, and St. John the Baptist was my date for the evening:


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