Set your Halloween table with a spread of eerie decorations and bewitching bites that match the mood of the evening. From creepy-crawly spider deviled eggs to blood orange punch, this spine-tingling fare is guaranteed to delight your guests.
An assortment of frightening finger foods is perfect for a cocktail party. These spider deviled eggs put a spin on the classic, using olive halves and slices to create the shape of creepy-crawlers. Sweet meets salty in one delicious bite with these bacon-wrapped dates, which are always a crowd-pleaser with guests.
For another bacon-based treat, try these maple-glazed bacon strips, which make wonderful snacks for the table. Then, bring in shades of orange and black with a poppy seed-cheddar cheese ball, a fun alternative to a traditional cheese plate. If you like, round it out with more cheeses and some crispy crackers for serving.
- 1 to 2 days ahead: Boil and peel the eggs.
- Day of: Assemble the bacon-wrapped dates. Assemble the deviled eggs and refrigerate. Make the cheese ball and refrigerate.
- Just before serving: Make the maple-glazed bacon. Cook and finish the dates. Bring the cheese ball to room temperature. Make the punch.
Set your table with decorations that are spooky and festive, but still elegant. Our Halloween medallion plates are inspired by Victoria mourning jewelry, so they lend a touch of glamour to the party.
We love the idea of serving the punch in these skull-themed mugs. For other cocktails, a chic onyx shaker and old-fashioned glasses in different patterns make a dramatic presentation.
Mix and match your own black and white serveware and dinnerware with patterned and themed pieces. For example, a table runner is the perfect foundation for a Halloween spread and will bring the whole presentation together.
Skip making dessert and offer Halloween sweets instead — it’ll make your guests feel like kids again. Choose a selection of your favorite candies to set out on the table. We like these mini cupcakes and sour candies (and they make great party favors, too)!