I have an annual adult pumpkin carving party. This doesn't mean we carve naughty things into pumpkins (though that's not prohibited) but instead that the event is more focused on letting adults do something that they often only do with or for their kids. If you don't have any children I think sometimes you forget to carve pumpkins and how much fun that can be! Many of my friends do have littles that they bring these days, and that is pretty fun too!
What I do is make too much food and then wander around trying to make sure everyone has a good time!
The bit I'm most proud of is the Dead Meat Platter! I saw this on Pinterest and knew it would be easy to pull off! The hardest part was finding a skeleton that didn't cost an arm and a leg (pun intended!!)! I found a "Bag of Bones" at Target for $20 and although it didn't have all the bones a complete skeleton might enjoy, it had the most important part...the rib cage! And it just happened to fit perfectly on my platter! I got a fancy deli meat tray from Costco, sliced up some cheese...and guts were made!
1 large can Pineapple Juice
1 2 Liter bottle of any carbonated soda
1 container of sherbet
You just pour the juice and soda together and then top it with scoops of sherbet! So simple! For this one I used 7Up which wasn't going to make things green enough so I put in a packet of Lemon Lime Kool Aid (just the unsweetened kind, didn't add any sugar) and I like how it turned out. I used another packet of Kool Aid (mixed per directions this time) and some gloves to make frozen hand ice cubes. You always want to add an ice with flavor so it doesn't water down your punch. My other favorite recipe is to use a carbonated fruit punch for the soda (like Tiki Punch or Tahitian Treat), that makes it red and tasty!
So that's it! I'll finish packing up the Halloween decorations this week (except those that stay year round) and my buddy Angus will lose his cauldron hideout and life will be less spooky (and less fun) for another few months!