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I have a request concerning ideas for Halloween parties. I have all the decorations and all planned. I just need some good ideas as far as refreshments are concerned. The more disgusting and gross or creepy the better. I'm not looking for Halloween cupcakes or something like that. For example so far I have recipes for MeatHead that looks like a zombie head made of ham or turkey on a plastic skull head (it even bleeds!!, well it's red jello at the very bottom) and make a scarecrow like person but the stomach will have actual guts (actually it will be Italian sausage for the large intestines and Lil smokies for the small intestines). Sorry this is so long but I wanted to make sure I got my plans across.. TIA

By Delaine

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October 4, 20040 found this helpful

Eyeball Cookies

3 Tbsp all-purpose flour

1/2 an 18-oz roll refrigerated sugar-cookie dough

12 miniature peanut butter cups (Reese's)

Red liquid food color

1 tube (.75 oz) blue writing gel (optional)

1. Have a large baking sheet ready.

2. Knead flour into dough until well blended. Remove 1/4 tsp dough, roll into 12 tiny balls (for pupils); reserve. Roll remaining dough into an even 12-in. log. Cut in twelve 1-in. pieces. Place pieces cut side up. Insert your thumb in center of each and make an indentation large enough to hold a peanut butter cup; insert cup.

3. Roll dough between palms of your hands to rise up and around sides of cup. Put a pupil in center of cup. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheet.

4. Put a few drops red food color into a small cup. Dip in end of toothpick; draw veins from center to edge of each cookie. Refrigerate 15 minutes to firm dough.

5. Meanwhile heat oven to 350°F.

6. Bake cookies 12 min or until pale golden around edges. Remove to a wire rack to cool. If desired, pipe blue gel around pupils of some of the cookies

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October 6, 20040 found this helpful

Bloody Worms

Cut hotdogs into long strips Julienne style and boil. They will get all curly when they cook. Serve on Hamburger buns with Blood (ketchup). Heinz ketchup had a green colored ketchup at one time so I told the kids they could have blood or slime on their worms. They loved it!

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October 7, 20040 found this helpful

Here's an interesting link - if ya click on the Jello Brain ........you'll get a scary surprise !

http://fabulousfoods.com/holidays/halloween/halloween.html

If you find out where to get the mold - post it ok !?!?

(I said that...click on the Jello Brain...)lol

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October 11, 20040 found this helpful

I read somewhere that if you mix orange and grape koolaid together it will be black!

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October 21, 20040 found this helpful

Delaine,

I don't know if these recipes will be too tame for you or not, but here goes...

WITCHES FINGERS

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup icing sugar

1 egg

1 tsp almond extract

1 tsp vanilla

2 3/4 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

3/4 cup whole blanched almonds

1 tube red decorator gel

In bowl beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla; beat in flour; baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Working with one-quarter of the dough at a time and keeping remaining dough refrigerated, roll heaping teaspoons full of dough into finger shape for each cookie. Press almond firmly into one end for nail. Squeeze in center to create knuckle shape. Using a paring knife make slashes in several places to form knuckle. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet in 325 degree over for 20-25 minutes or until pale or golden. Let cool for three minutes. Lift up almond; squeeze red decorator gel onto nail bed and press almond back in place so gel oozes out from underneath. Remove from cookie sheet and let cool. Repeat with remaining dough. Makes about 5 dozen fingers!

NIGHT CRAWLERS

12 large apples

1 8-ounce jar boysenberry jam

4 tablespoons butter

12 gummy worms

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Core apples from the stem end to 1/2 inch from the bottom. Do not push through. Stuff each hole with 1 teaspoon each jam and butter. Place in a pan and bake uncovered for 35 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the apples. When done, the apple should be tender but not mushy. Remove the apples from the oven. Let cool 15 minutes. Now set each apple in a bowl and spoon syrup from the baking pan around it. In top of each apple, insert a gummy worm with at least half of its body protruding. Makes 12.

VAMPIRE PUNCH

8 cups cranberry juice

6 cups sparkling apple cider

6 orange slices

Put all ingredients in a punch bowl. Add ice cubes just before serving. Makes 14 cups

BLOODY DEVIL DOGS

Hot Dogs

Hot Dog Rolls

Ketchup

Cook hot dogs as you would normally, on the stove or grill. Take the buns and, with CLEAN scissors or a knife, cut out little triangle on the top part facing out. When done, the bun will look like a mouth with the upper teeth showing. Place hot dogs inside the bun, then put on ketchup.

GNARLED WITCHES FINGERS

1 tb oil

4 Boneless chicken breasts

1 c Flour

1 Egg beaten

1 c Bread crumbs

Pitted black olives halved lengthwise

Shredded lettuce

Grease cookie sheet with oil, set aside. Carefully cut chicken breasts part way to create five fingers (the uncut part will be the palm of the hand). Dust in flour, dip in beaten egg and then bread crumbs. Broil 5 minutes on each side till golden brown and cooked through. Trim the finger tips with the halved black olives and serve on lettuce.

CHOCOLATE SPIDERS

4 cups semisweet chocolate baking chips

4 cups semisweet chocolate baking chips Melt chocolate chips in top of double boiler. Let stand over the water until water is cool, about 10 minutes. Place wax paper on cookie sheet. Pour chocolate into a pastry bag that is fitted with a 1/8-inch or 1/4-inch tip. Squeeze chocolate onto wax paper in the shape of spiders. If chocolate is runny it needs to be cooled longer. Chill the spiders for about 10 minutes. When hard peel off wax paper. Store in refrigerator laid flat.

MYSTICAL PUNCH

Ice cube tray

Raisins

4 1-pint bottles cranberry juice

2 1/2 cups peach juice

1 cup fresh lime juice

2 cups orange juice

Sugar to taste

Place raisins in ice cube trays. Add water. Freeze. This will make them look like they have insects in them. Keep the juices refrigerated until you are ready to use them. In a punch bowl, combine all the juices. Add the ice cubes and serve. Makes 20 cups.

TUNA SPOOKS

2 8-ounce cans white tuna, packed in water

3 tablespoons mayonnaise or plain yogurt

1/2 teaspoon curry powder

1 tablespoon honey mustard

20 slices wheat bread, crust removed

Whipped cream cheese

Black olive slices for garnish

Mix the tuna, mayonnaise, curry powder, and mustard in a medium bowl. Cut the bread slices with a cookie cutter shapes like a ghost, bat, pumpkin, or gingerbread man. Spread 10 slices with the tuna mixture and cover with the second slice of bread. Now spread the top of each "spook" with cream cheese. Use 2 slices of olives to make eyes on each.

Makes 10 sandwiches.

All recipes come from The Holiday Spot at http://www.theholidayspot.com/halloween/recipes/

Hope this helps,

Kathy

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October 12, 20080 found this helpful

Add green (food coloring) tinted water into a plastic glove and tie shut. Freeze. cut it off and float it in the punch bowl..

Or add grapes or olives to an ice cube tray with water and freeze to add to drinks......

Boo!

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