Here are a few cost-effective Halloween party tips
1 Part Chilled Belvedere Vodka
1 Part Sparkling Rose
1 Part Chambord
Add richness and themes through a color palate of deep blood reds and grays. There are so many creative ways to repurpose household items and incorporate inexpensive ones to create a “spooktacular”, but sophisticated look.
-Bed of inexpensive cheesecloth
-A few yards for $5 or tea stain old lace for similar effect.
Place the cheesecloth over the candle.
Goblet of Blood-Spruce up the way you see & serve red wine
Blood Red Velvet cupcakes-With food gel fang bites
1 dozen eggs
2 teaspoons Dijon or yellow mustard
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp minced onion or shallot
1/4 teaspoon tabasco
Salt and pepper
Red food color
12 black PITTED olives (one per egg)
- Hard Boil one dozen eggs and let cool
- Peel eggs
- Slice in half
- Scoop yolks and place in bowl
- Mash yolks with mustard, mayo, a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Color with beet juice (note – this will add a pink-ish tone while red food color will be a truer shade of red)
- Pipe mixture back into egg halves
- Cut each olive in half. Place one half (the body) back onto the egg. Cut the other half vertically into 2 wide slices. Cut these slices horizontally 3 times, making 8 thin pieces (legs). Add 4 to each side of the main (body) piece.
- Serve on a festive platter with descriptive tag!
6 diced ripe plum tomatoes
3 minced cloves of garlic or 3 teaspoons of jarred garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
6 chopped fresh basil leaves
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 sliced baguette or crostini
- Dice tomatoes
- Preheat oven to 450° degrees
- Mix tomatoes, olive oil, basil and salt and pepper to taste in bowl
- Slice bread into thin pieces, rub with olive oil, rub with remaining cut garlic clove and lightly toast (3-5 minutes)
- Top slices with tomato mixture, sprinkle with minced garlic to keep the vampires away!
- Serve on a festive platter with descriptive tag