It’s officially pumpkin-spice season and as we impatiently wait for Southern California weather to finally turn to fall, we’re getting ready for the first of many fall entertaining festivities. No matter how old you are, Halloween is always a favorite, and regardless of how you like to celebrate there’s no limit to getting creative with snacks, drinks and décor!
Decorating your home, picking a Halloween costume and getting in the Halloween spirit can be time-consuming, but we prefer spending our time planning unforgettable Halloween party events with mouthwatering appetizers, unique drinks and creatively plated dishes. Whether you are hosting an intimate get together with your closest friends and family, or throwing a big bash and in need of professional catering services, we’ve got you covered! Our team is eager to help bring your vision to life, and we can’t wait to start cooking with our favorite fall flavors now that the season is officially upon us!
Nail the Décor
Decorating for any holiday can be a big undertaking, but luckily for Halloween there are so many different ways you can decorate. Whether you choose to be spooky, haunting, classy and elegant or silly, all you have to do is spend a little time on Pinterest for ideas and head to your local party supply store to pick up the essentials. You can never go wrong with some dark table runners, mini pumpkins as place cards, sticky spiderwebs, twinkly lights in festive Halloween colors and drippy candles. Depending on how big your event is, you could select elegant tale settings for a more intimate gathering, or pick out themed disposables that make cleanup a breeze.
You can have so much fun with appetizers when curating the perfect Halloween party menu. There are so many fun and delicious appetizers to try out that perfectly blend the flavors of our favorite crowd pleasers with a creative execution that is sure to wow your guests. Some popular appetizers to try out include double-decker taco dip with little graveyard crackers, avocado sriracha deviled eggs, bite-size meatballs made to look like pumpkins, cheesy breadsticks in the shapes of bones, jalapeno popper mummies and more!
You can’t have Halloween without carved pumpkins, roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin spiced lattes and pretty much pumpkin all over the place. So obviously, you need to incorporate at least a little bit of pumpkin into your Halloween party menu. Some seasonal favorites include pumpkin bread rolls, butternut squash ravioli with a brown butter sage sauce, pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, coconut curry butternut squash soup and so much more. You would think we would be sick of the color orange by the time October is over, but nope – we’re just getting started, don’t forget that Thanksgiving is right around the corner with more delicious pumpkin and squash recipes to look forward to.
If you are hosting an adult Halloween get together, consider making a large bowl of festive punch that can serve many people at once. A blood orange blackberry cocktail made with fresh fruit, rum and flavored soda is a flavorful and refreshing option to get the party started. You can also serve blood orange martinis, spiced rum, pomegranate and tequila cocktails, hard cider with cranberries and Bloody Mary’s. Truth be told, as long as the color is dark or red, any traditional cocktail can easily be transformed into a spooky Halloween delight.
You should also consider serving some warm cocktails since the weather tends to cool off towards the end of October. Some yummy options include spiked apple cider, pumpkin spice coffee with Baileys pumpkin spice Irish liqueur or a spooky twist on a hot toddy with a shot of dark rum and cinnamon sticks!
We all know that everybody always leaves just a little extra room for dessert, and treats on Halloween are so much fun! You can easily decorate cookies, cupcakes and cake to match your Halloween theme and decorate with your favorite Halloween candy. There are also other fun ideas to try out like festive caramel popcorn, candy dipped apples, pumpkin pie cheesecake dip and so much more!
Take a look at some of our previous events so you can get a better idea of how we work on special events. We would love to work with you to help you plan and execute the ultimate Halloween party, complete with incredible décor, delicious food and professional staff to help keep the night running smoothly. Contact us to learn more and to inquire about our availability, or request a quote online now!