HALLOWEEN - Five Star Senior Living
C ANDY AND LOOT BAGS
Set out glass jars loaded with different types of candies and
mini scoops, and let guests fill their own goodie bags to take
home. Go to candywarehouse.com to stock up on a variety of
treats, from Halloween-themed candies to classics like Pixy Stix®
No Halloween party would be complete without a spooky punch.
Serve one that’s blood-red, ghoulish green, or orange, and use
dry ice to create an eerie mist. Look on page 3 for Five Star’s
APKINS, PLATES, UTENSILS, AND TABLECLOTHS
Keep a stash of these essentials in colors and patterns that
match your party’s scheme. A festive covering will make your
everyday tables party-ready in an instant. PartyCity.com has a
wide selection of Halloween-themed goods, along with supplies
in basic colors.
Serve plenty of savory items to balance out all those sweet treats.
There are lots of great places you can go visit online to find
recipes and ideas for Halloween themed treats. Check out the
recipe for our scary “Mummy Dogs” on page 5.
Cupcakes and cookies are easy for guests to eat and fun to
decorate for Halloween (for example: cupcakes topped with
orange frosting or mini pumpkin candies). For even more holiday
spirit, try out this recipe for spooky “Finger Cookies” on page 6.
SETTING THE SCENE
PUMPKINS AND DECORATIVE GOURDS
Display these in clusters around your home. Try different ways
of dressing up your pumpkins – spray them with metallic paint
for a golden glow or use chalkboard paint to make faces or write
messages ( a great project before the party). Greet guests with a
lineup of lighted carved Jack-O-Lanterns on your stoop or porch.
OBWEBS AND SPIDERS, BATS, BALLOONS,
Hang cobwebs and spiders in the corners of you room, let bats
and banners dangle from the ceiling, and go all-out with festive
or frightening décor to create the right atmosphere. Shop for
supplies from OrientalTrading.com, which has a wide selection
of creepy goods—bags of bones, ghosts, and tombstones.
Halloween is one of holiday where it’s OK to be over-the-top!
Put together a playlist of favorite songs, such as Michael
Jackson’s “Thriller,” or invest in a soundtrack of creepy
Play classic Halloween films in the background (on mute if
you don’t want the sound to be distracting) to get guests in
the mood, such as The Addams Family, Frankenstein or
The Rocky Horror Show.
Whether you’re hosting a costume party or not, it’s always fun
to have some extra dress-up items around. Set out some masks
and wigs, plastic fangs, hats a cape, a tiara, a feather boa—
whatever suits your fancy—and let your guests get creative.
FIVE STAR HALLOWEEN PUNCH
1/2 CUP OF STEVIA
2 QUARTS WATER
2 (0.13-OUNCE) ENVELOPES LIME DRINK MIX
1 (46-OUNCE) CAN PINEAPPLE JUICE
1 QUART GINGER ALE
STIR TOGETHER STEVIA AND 2 QUARTS WATER UNTIL STEVIA IS DISSOLVED.
STIR IN REMAINING INGREDIENTS. CHILL.
NOTE: FOR A SCARY PRESENTATION, PLACE PUNCH BOWL INTO A LARGER
BOWL AND ADD DRY ICE TO LARGER BOWL.
4 CUPS APPLE CIDER
4 CUPS CRANBERRY FRUIT JUICE
4 WHOLE CLOVES OR 1/4 TEASPOON GROUND CLOVES
6 STAR ANISE PODS
4 CINNAMON STICKS
ZEST OF 1 ORANGE, PEELED IN LARGE STRIPS
COMBINE INGREDIENTS IN A LARGE POT AND SIMMER OVER MEDIUMLOW HEAT. LET STEEP FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES, STIRRING OCCASIONALLY.
REMOVE FROM HEAT AND POUR THROUGH A STRAINER INTO A LARGE
BOWL OR PITCHER.
GARNISH WITH A CINNAMON STICK AND SERVE WARM, OR CHILL IN THE
REFRIGERATOR AND SERVE COLD.
1 SHEET PUFF PASTRY
8 SAUSAGES, MEAT OR VEGETARIAN
1 EGG, BEATEN
1 TABLESPOON WATER
PREHEAT OVEN TO 400 DEGREES AND LINE BAKING SHEET WITH
PARCHMENT PAPER. ROLL OUT SHEET OF PUFF PASTRY AND CUT INTO 1/2
WRAP EACH SAUSAGE WITH 1-2 STRIPS, LEAVING SPACE FOR THE FACE.
WRAP ONE MORE STRIP ON TOP FOR THE HEAD! COMBINE EGG AND WATER
IN A BOWL AND BRUSH OVER PASTRY TO GLAZE.
BAKE ABOUT 20 MINUTES OR UNTIL GOLDEN BROWN. COOL SLIGHTLY AND
USE MUSTARD TO DRAW A PAIR OF EYES ON EACH MUMMY.
1 PACKAGE SUGAR COOKIE DOUGH - CHILLED
3/4 CUP WHOLE ALMONDS
RED LIQUID FOOD COLORING (OPTIONAL)
PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES AND LINE BAKING SHEET WITH
ROLL COOKIE DOUGH INTO THIN LINES.
PRESS A WHOLE ALMOND ON ONE END AND DRAW WRINKLE LINES WITH
A KNIFE OR TOOTHPICK.
BAKE ABOUT 15 MINUTES OR UNTIL SLIGHTLY BROWNED. COOL COMPLETELY.
DRIP A SMALL AMOUNT OF RED FOOD COLORING AROUND THE
“FINGER NAIL” AND AT THE ENDS