October 11, 2011

Halloween Book Club Party


Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, on Amazon

THEME:

Invite your regular book club over to discuss Halloween short stories, gothic novels, or some creepy literature you agreed upon last month. Put aside your regular book club book and talk about something Halloween-related.

ACTIVITY:


100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories, on Amazon

Serve a light dinner, plenty of snacks and desserts, and gather in your living room to talk about literature. Discuss a book you've all agreed to read; or take turns reading dark poetry or short Halloween ghost stories. Share suggestions for further reading everyone can do on their own at home in the next dark, cold, rainy months.

PARTY INSPIRATION:


Spooky Halloween Mantel How-To, at Little Birdie Secrets

DECORATIONS:


Ghoulish Glamour Spiderweb Candle Holders, on Amazon

MUSIC:


Vampyre: Symphonies from the Crypt, by Midnight Syndicate, on Amazon

Play something quietly spooky and instrumental in the background. Something interesting to listen to, but not so loud or distracting that it prevents talking about the book.

APPETIZERS:


Black Cat Cheese Ball, from Hungry Happenings


Spooky Hot Cheese Dip, at Land O Lakes


Sour Cream and Chive Cracker Recipe, from SP Cookie Queen

BEVERAGES:


Halloween Blood Red Punch, at Food Channel


The Apple of My Eye Cocktail, by Williams-Sonoma

Creepy Cocktails 2, on Food Network Canada

ENTREES:


Spinach Ricotta Skulls Recipe, from Martha Stewart


Pumpkin Orange Soup with Halloween Croutons, from Epicurus


Macaroni Cheese Bake with Coffin Toast, from Almost Bourdain


Spooky Noodles: Pumpkin Pasta in Squid Ink Sauce, by Salty Seattle

DESSERTS:


Moonstruck "Flavors of Fall" Truffle Collection, on Amazon


Orange Spice Pumpkin Bread, from Williams-Sonoma


Ghosts and Goblins in the Graveyard Cake Recipe, from Kitchen Daily


Milk Chocolate Mummy, from Godiva


Tarantula Cookies, from Recipe Girl

BOOKS FOR PARTY PLANNING:


100 Wicked Little Witch Stories, on Amazon

RELATED LINKS:

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