Halloween Hosting Ideas

The leaves are changing, days are getting shorter, and there's a faint smell of pumpkin spice which means that fall is here! Halloween is coming up and if you don't have anything planned yet, never fear. If you don't feel like getting dressed up and going out, which we can relate to since Halloween is on Tuesday this year, why not stay in and have a Halloween Horror Movie night! 

This Halloween we are throwing it back to our childhood with some Halloween classics that bring back the fun festive memories with some classic snacks and, to add in an adult aspect, a delicious cocktail!

For the Movie:

1.) Hocus Pocus 

2.) BeetleJuice

3.) Halloween

4.) The Addams Family

5.) Casper

For the Drinks:

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INGREDIENTS

  • coarse sugar, for the rim (optional)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • dash of orange bitters
  • 1 tablespoon apple butter
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • ginger beer or ginger kombucha, for topping (optional)
  • thinly sliced apples and cinnamon, for garnish

Recipe courtesy of https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/apple-butter-old-fashioned/

For the Snacks

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Supplies
• parchment paper
• assorted flat cookies (such as honey or chocolate graham crackers, Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers, and tea biscuits)
• thin flat chocolate bars (such as Hershey’s)
• scissors
• regular and mini marshmallows
• toothpick
• regular and mini chocolate chips

Instructions
1. Preheat the broiler.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the cookies on the baking sheet and put a piece of the chocolate bar on top of each one.
3. To make the eyes, cut mini or regular marshmallows in half horizontally. Arrange the halves on top of the chocolate, sticky side down. Poke holes in the marshmallows with the toothpick, and dig around to enlarge the holes. Push a mini or regular chocolate chip into each hole, pointy side down.
4. To make the teeth, cut angled pieces off the remaining mini or regular marshmallows and press the cut sides into the chocolate.
5. Put the baking sheet in the oven and watch carefully. Remove as soon as the s’mores turn golden, about 45 seconds. They turn golden very quickly, in as fast as 45 seconds, and can burn before you know it, so stay right next to the oven with your oven mitt on! Let them cool until they’re just warm before handling or eating.

Recipe courtesy of http://sayyes.com/2014/09/diy-monster-smores.html