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Ghostface's Halloween Party 2011

Postby ghostface » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:41 pm

I'm having my 3rd annual Halloween party this year. I have a haunted trail, this year it is going to include a crime scene, chop shop, zombie graveyard, puppet scene, Vampire & werewolf lair, & clown den. Any ideas????
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Postby Batgirl » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:46 pm

Ideas to add or ideas for what you're planning?
What do we want?!?
Braains!
When do we want 'em?!?
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Postby ghostface » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:57 pm

Ideas on what to add. Sorry, I didn't put that!
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Postby Batgirl » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:02 pm

It already sounds action-packed with ghoulish goodness!

Maybe a room full of bugs, spiders, snakes, rats, and/or scorpions. I creepy-crawly room, I guess. Or you could just have that going between scenes. (If you put peanuts on the floor it will sound like people are crunching bugs when they're walking)
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Postby ghostface » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:06 pm

Thats great, thanks!! Do any of my other fellow carvers have anything to add on what i already have??
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Postby Starparty » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:32 pm

Sounds awesome!!

I have a huge list of creepy food and recipes and easy finger foods if you'd like!
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Postby ghostface » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:34 pm

Yes please!!!
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Postby monstermash » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:39 pm

Sounds like you've got about everything covered ghostface. If I were doing a clown den, some creepy sideshow attractions would be great. Like a coconut shy but instead of coconuts guest would try to knock off severed heads. Maybe an "un"lucky dip, lots of gruesome goodies in a big barrel that guests dare to put their hand in.
I can't wait to see pics of your big night. Sounds fab.
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Postby ghostface » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:42 pm

Thanks!! Everyone has had a great time evey year! I can't wait to show some photos!
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Postby Starparty » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:22 pm

Food Galore!

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That is part of the spread from last year's party!

The far end has bowls of dried fruit and candy with flip up tage. One side with a silly halloween name with the real name under. I had dried papaya as mummified dragons tongue, pomegranate seeds as ready to pop pimples, dried cherries as dried picked scabs, dried kiwi as sliced ogre eyes, and gummy fried eggs, gummy chicken feet and gummy sugared candy corn marshmallows!

If you have a local bulk food store they should have most of that. If not I make a trip up to Walnut Creek Foods each year for mine and you can shop most of it online!

http://www.walnutcreekcheese.com/category_s/8.htm

I took a pot of cheesewhiz and added a bit of blue food coloring to make it green and served it with pretzel rods as snot on a stick and a bowl of frito scoops were called fingernail trimmings! Half the fun is wandering the aisles of the store and thinking up gross names for regular food. You can also buy mini cream puffs and call them puss pockets!

The Brain Pate from Britta is SO. GOOD. I added a layer of pate to the mold before you add in the green onions to keep it pink. Also spray the living daylights out of it with nonstick spray!! it is REALLY hard to get out.

http://www.brittablvd.com/Halloween/recipes.html#brain

She also has a HUGE list of great food to make!

One mold two brains! Alton Brown has a SUPER tasty Brain Panna Cotta with cranberry glaze that creeped so many people out I had a ton left that I got to eat. Darn :lol:

The Kitty Litter Cake is a classic and this was WAS SO GOOD. I used a spice cake instead of a chocolate cake though

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/kitty-litter-cake/detail.aspx

I don't know if you plan on serving a few adult beverages but Dragon's Blood burns sooo good!

http://www.drinkoftheweek.com/drink-of-the-week/dragons-blood-punch/

But for the littler set there is Hot Buttered Cider (with or without the rum)!


http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,173,135183-245198,00.html


I have more, but I have to dig the links off a different computer at home! Hope these help!
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Postby ghostface » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:17 pm

Thank you sooooo much!!!! That's been a lot of help!! I'm also thinking of carving some ZP! patterns on my pumpkins & having them as entryway in the driveway to the party!!
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Postby monstermash » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:28 pm

ghostface wrote:Thank you sooooo much!!!! That's been a lot of help!! I'm also thinking of carving some ZP! patterns on my pumpkins & having them as entryway in the driveway to the party!!


Well of course. A halloween party is not complete without plenty of ZP carvings. :)
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Postby ghostface » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:28 pm

Exactly what I was thinking!!! :)
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Postby staticfurball » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:46 pm

I always like the idea of a realy dememnted creepy lab with potions and failed experiments.
And the angles, all pallid and wan,
uprising, unveiling, affirm
That the play is the tragedy "Man"
and its hero the Conqueror worm.
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Postby Starparty » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:21 pm

I found these today and thought they might work well for you party if you made them in yellow, white and orange like candy corn!

http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/double-rainbow-cake-jelly-shot-recipe/2/
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