Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, so I always jump at the chance to host a party. Usually, I get an idea for a theme and then run with it...planning food and decor to match. This year, I did it backwards. I have been inspired by the food first...dark food...black, purple, blood red...dramatic.
I'm planning to "re-fashion" some of these ideas as finger foods. They would also be perfect for a sophisticated Halloween or Goth themed wedding. (Gotta tie it back to weddings somehow!!) Be sure to click the links for recipes and sources. Decor ideas to come in another post...
Black Figs | Squid Ink Risotto | Scallop Ceviche Nests | Sustainable Caviar | Black Rice | Black Garlic | Blackberries | Black Chocolate Bites | Slow Roasted Purple Cauliflower | Squid Ink Pasta | Warm Rosemary Olives | Adam's Scary Apples
Figs with Blue Cheese & Honey | Purple Potato Crisps | Russian Blue Potatoes | Witches Brew | Chocolate Pasta | Potato Ghosts | Red Wine Caramel Apple | Roasted Beets | Red Velvet Cake Balls | Purple Cabbage | Purple Asparagus | Beet Chips
Red Velvet Cake | Blue Cheese | Black Figs | Brown Bread | Black Bean Brownies | Black Widow | Maple Pecan Popcorn | Pomegranate | Red Velvet Cake Balls | Blue Cheese | Skully Pannacotta | Cheese & Fruit
And not so dark, but still such a scream I had to share...
Chiogga Beets | Red Pepper Pesto Pasta | Plum Ice Cream | Soup Sips | Panach de Fruit de Mer | Marshmallow Pops | Beet Cake | Purple & Green Coleslaw | Rainbow Carrots | Charlie Bucket's Cabbage Slaw | Rainbow Cauliflower
That's all for now. Hope you enjoyed and found some inspiration of your own. I'll be sure to post my recap after the party. (You can follow this blog via e-mail, so you don't miss a thing!) For more amazing Halloween food or to customize your own food-themed party, I highly recommend checking out TasteSpotting...try searches for Halloween, purple , black or whatever you like. Flickr and Google Images are also great for image searches. Have fun!