Friday the 13th Party Food to Scare and Satisfy Your Guests
You don’t need to wait for the end of October to host a spook-filled party. Friday the 13th presents you with the perfect opportunity to host a scary themed party without going overboard, saving the best of your ‘spooktacular’ feast for Halloween itself.
So how can you incorporate a spooky theme to your Friday the 13th party without stealing the limelight from your annual Halloween celebration? It’s simple, really. Focus your attention on serving “Friday the 13th” party food that will surely make your guests drool for more. Whether you plan to lay out a buffet table, or just serve a few bites of snacks, these spooky foods and beverages are sure to satisfy your hungry guests.
Friday the 13th Hors D’ourvres
Treat the live ghouls in your party with these scary but delicious cocktail pieces. Cut out pieces of meat and cheese into creepy shapes. Place the slices over crackers and embellish with dark green lettuce. Put black olives on top to complete the horrifying look and make sure to keep a handful of eyeball cupcake party picks handy so your guests won’t have a hard time handling the food.
Upside Down Witch Cupcakes
You can either download patterns or draw pairs of witch shoes out of black cardstock. Insert them into two ¼-inch length straws Halloween black and orange striped. Place a pair of straw with the witch shoes on your favorite frosted cupcakes. The kids will surely love munching on their cupcake with an upside down witch trapped in it.
Place melted candy coating in a re-sealable plastic bag. Cut a small portion at a corner. Squeeze out the content to form spider legs on a baking sheet. Put in the fridge to chill. In another baking sheet, use the remaining melted candy coating to form small circles. Get the chilled legs and insert eight of them into individual circle. Place a 1-inch candy truffle over each circle to form the body. Add two pieces of small candies to serve as spider’s eyes. Chill until all the pieces become firm. Your guest will certainly squeal with delight upon seeing your scary sweet creations. Take it up a notch higher by placing table scatters – creepy critters on the table.
Gooey Peanut Butter Bloodshot Eyeballs
Combine ½-cup peanut butter with 1 cup sifted powdered sugar. Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls and line them up on a waxed paper to dry. Place a saucepan with melted 8 ounces of vanilla white candy coating over low heat. Stir until smooth and let cool. Dip each of the peanut butter balls into the melted candy coating. Let stand on a waxed paper until the coating becomes firm. Dip a small paintbrush into red food coloring and draw veins on the peanut butter balls. You can place a piece of black grape or draw a large black dot for the pupil. Regardless of the creepy look, the peanut butter eyeballs will look irresistibly fun to eat. Lay it out on your table surrounded by Halloween spooky eyeball candles to achieve a spooktacular effect.
Taco for a Graveyard Shift
Layer the beans, lettuce, black olives, cheese, and diced tomatoes to mimic a dirty ground with weeds. Position the tortilla shells to look like disarrayed tombstones. Cut out the outline of spooky trees and a menacing cat using black cardstock. Place severed finger food (not edible!) among the ingredients for the scary punch. See how fast this taco dip disappears before your eyes when guests start digging in.
Eyeball Fruity Punch
Put round slices of fruits and candies in round molds. Freeze them then use as ice floats in your fruit punch bowl. Your guests will have the uncanny feeling of being watched every time they help themselves to another glass of the icy eyeball punch.
Swirly Snack Mix
Combine equal amounts of pretzels, peanuts, corn chips, and beans in a large bowl or in several pieces of skull candy holder. The merry mix of sweet and salty bites will tempt each guest to keep coming back for more.
The best thing about all these Friday the 13th party food ideas is that they are inexpensive and easy to prepare yet they succeed in boosting the macabre theme of the event. Try them in your own Friday the 13th party. Your guests will surely love them that they’ll be insisting to be invited in your annual Halloween party for the bigger thrill.