Halloween Dinner Party: A Spooky Gourmet Group Affair

A little info about our Gourmet Group:  We are 4 couples who enjoy cooking, entertaining, and most of all, each other’s company. 
We take turns hosting in our homes.  The hosts decide on the menu (theme) from appetizers to dessert for the evening.  The hosts cook most of the meal, but give at least one course (along with all the recipes) to the other couples to prepare.  We love trying new recipes and ideas.  So most of the time the recipes are ones we haven’t cooked before, but they don’t have to be.

Halloween dinner party ideas

Fall and Halloween are just around the corner…

Another couple in our Gourmet Group hosted our group for a Halloween dinner party last October.  If you’re thinking about having a Halloween dinner party or just having friends over for dinner while the kids go trick-or-treating, here are some inspiring ideas for your spooky gathering.


Our hosts’ Halloween tablescape was spook-ta-cular

Halloween dinner table ideas

A light-up skeleton gave us a ghoulish greeting as we entered their dining room…

Halloween decorating ideas

A variety of colorful pumpkins, dripping candles, cobwebs, and eerie purple lights set the mood…

Halloween table ideas

Purple skull and crossbones wine glasses and a take-home taffy apple at each place setting

R.I.P. place cards showed each of us our final resting place…

Halloween dinner party ideas

Halloween dinner inspiration


The kitchen too was tricked out with fall/Halloween décor…

Halloween dinner party ideasSpiced Nuts & other appetizing treats

Halloween dinner party

Creepy skeletal dog…

Halloween decor

Touches on the fireplace mantel and kitchen counters …

Halloween decorating


Savory Monkey Bread

fall dinner party menu ideas - savory monkey bread

Halloween dinner ideas - savory monkey bread

Shrimp Puffs

Halloween dinner party menu ideas - Shrimp puffs


Halloween themed plates and bowls for dinner…

Halloween dishes

Squash Soup

fall dinner menu - squash soup with little cream

This was an Alton Brown Recipe – great recipe – the soup was not only flavorful, but had only 4 ounces of heavy cream in it

Main Entrée

 Braised Brisket accompanied by side dishes of Spiced Carrots and Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

fall dinner menu - braised brisket

 The brisket was so tasty – tender and “fall off the bone” type…

Double Layer Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake

Double Layer Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake

A bewitching dessert!


~ A hauntingly good evening ~

Photo source: Pinterest

Photo source: Pinterest



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2 Responses to Halloween Dinner Party: A Spooky Gourmet Group Affair

  1. RIDE-R MEDIA says:

    Hi! this Halloween table decor is fantastic, we would like to contact you via email in order to ask for approval to reuse it on our socials, after editing it to add one of our bottles of wine for the Halloween season. you can contact us at contact.divovino@gmail.com. Thank you so much. Ann

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