Halloween Hosting Tips

Your Halloween costumes can be crazy, your house can be outrageously decorated and scary. But one thing that shouldn’t be gross - your food! The thought of eating your food should’t terrify you. It can still be cool and fun, but it always has to be appetizing. After all, you do have to EAT it! 

Here are some delicious ways to host Halloween without making anyone gag.

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“Deviled Eggs”

Deviled eggs are perfect for this holiday. Eggs are always in season, they’re super easy to make, and just the name itself makes you think of Halloween.

What you’ll need:

6 Eggs (hardboiled)
1/4 C. Mayo 
1 tbs. Mustard 
1 tsp. Apple cider vinegar 
Tumeric
Chives

Peel the eggs and cut them in half. Gently remove the yolks and place them in a bowl.

Add mayo, mustard, and vinegar to the yolks and mash with a fork until smooth and creamy.

Spoon yolk mixture into a sandwich baggie. Snip off the end and pipe the mixture back into the empty spot in the egg whites where the yolk was.

Sprinkle the top of each egg with the turmeric, and add a piece of chive to represent the pumpkin “stem”.

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Jack-o-lantern Seeds

Our buddy “Jack” pulls double duty as decor and he contains a great salty snack! It can also be a really fun family project. Just remove the seeds from the innards of the pumpkin, give them a good rinse, roast them, and while your seeds are in the oven, you and the whole family can carve the pumpkin to give it a face! 

What you’ll need:

1 Tbs. Olive oil 
Salt
Pumpkin Seeds

Line a cookie sheet with foil. Toss the seeds with olive oil and salt. Spread in an even layer on the cookie sheet.

Roast in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20 mins., stirring after 10 minutes.

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Mulled Cider 

This holiday cocktail can be spiked or not. Or, make two batches, one with no alcohol for the kids, and one with for the adults! Plus all you have to do is place everything in your slow cooker and let your party guests serve themselves!

What you’ll need:

1 gal. Apple Cider Vinegar
4 Cinnamon Sticks 
2 Star Anise
10 Cloves 
3 Orange Slices 
Apple Brandy or Cinnamon Whiskey (optional) 

Pour apple cider into the slow cooker. Add cinnamon sticks, anise, cloves, and orange slices.

Turn slow cooker onto the “low” setting for about 30 minutes before guests arrive.

Leave a glasses or mugs, a ladle, liquors (if using), and shot glasses next to slow cooker so guests can serve themselves as desired.

What’s your favorite part of a Halloween party? Let me know in the comments below!