Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Spook Dinner

Halloween is almost upon us and the focus of today's post is on something fun.
 

Last weekend my daughter attended a Spook Dinner hosted by a friend who has boundless creativity and a gift for entertaining that would make Martha Stewart jealous. Six girls (and their mothers) were invited and presented with this menu.

 
The girls were instructed to order their four course dinner from the menu. Three ones, three twos, three threes and three fours. The only rule was each girl had to complete her menu and give it to her waitress before anything would be served.
 
 
But, if you look at the close up of the menu you'll see it wasn't entirely clear what they were ordering. For Child #1's first course, she ordered a Jack the Ripper, a Grave Digger and a Spooky Spider Egg. She received a knife, a spoon and a hard-boiled egg decorated with olive spiders.
 
 
Some girls ordered Moldy Rat Brains, Mummy Wrap and Harvest Rot with Sweet Corn, only to receive cooked cauliflower, a napkin and a pumpkin bar. There was lots of giggling and swapping of Spooky Spider Eggs for Moldy Rat Brains. In between courses we abandoned the dining room to the girls and took over the kitchen where we enjoyed some delicious Witches Brew.
 

 
Don't worry, the girls were served the Witchette version. Next year, the girls are hoping to find some other lucky group of younger girls and reenact another Spook Dinner where they are the waitresses in on the spooky secret. Which makes me suspect a new Halloween tradition has been borne. Now who would like a Crispy Creature in Werewolf Drool?

26 comments:

~Sia McKye~ said...

What fun. I can only imagine the faces when they read the menu, lol! The table with the *spider webbing* is pretty.

Yah, I can see a tradition start with this one. :-)

Connie J Jasperson said...

What a great party! The whole concept is awesome!

Melissa Bradley said...

I LOVE Halloween and this dinner is truly amazing. I'm so jealous, LOL.

I hope this becomes a continued tradition for years to come.

Alison DeLuca said...

Witches Brew - mmmmm! And I was wondering about the black sugar.

Oh, and the veggies for kids thing is so so cute. Love it!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Halloween is second only to Christmas as the holiday to inspire the most creativity and decorations.

jaybird said...

What an amazing idea! I know my girls would go bananas for something like that. How fun!

Talli Roland said...

What a fantastic idea! Looks like so much fun.

Cassie Mae said...

Oh, I've done this before! It's a blast :) I haven't done Halloween, though. Did Christmas and Easter :)

Neurotic Workaholic said...

That sounds like so much fun! I miss celebrating Halloween; I haven't even dressed up in a costume since I stopped trick-or-treating years and years ago. But your post made me realize that adults can have fun with it too.

Jenny S. Morris said...

This sounds like so much fun!!

Johanna Garth said...

Sia, the spider web tablecloth was so cute!

Thanks Connie!

Melissa, me too :)

Alison, our lips were so black and spooky looking!

Michael, agree 100%.

Jaybird, I think anyone's girls would love it. :)

Talli, thanks!

Cassie, how fun. I'd never heard of the concept before.

Neurotic, time to get a Halloween costume and have a party!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That was really creative. Funny no one wanted the brains...

Joanne Noragon said...

How fun the girls wanted to participate and perpetuate a great afternoon.

jenny milchman said...

Now that is a cool party! And everything picture-perfect--you're right. Martha Stewart squared!

Carol Kilgore said...

I love this fun idea! Thanks for sharing :)

Rita said...

How creative and fun! My friend over at Scribbles From Jenn recommended me to this post, and I'm glad she did! Thanks for sharing!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

I LOVE themed parties. This looks like it was a great one!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That must've been fun.

I worked a season on a haunted house and we had so much fun, both decorating and then doing the tours and production.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Martha Stewart would definitely be jealous.

Love the eggs. I'd probably get too freaked out to eat them. :D

Gwen Gardner said...

That looks like so much fun! Especially the witches brew:) I've never done or been to anything like it before.

naida said...

That sounds like so much fun! She definitely gives Martha Stewart competition!

Barbara Watson said...

What fun! And such a memory for all the girls (and their moms).

Susanne Drazic said...

Sounds like lots of fun!

M Pax said...

That was very clever and sounds like a blast.

alexia said...

So fun! I should carve out the time to do something fun like that. Halloween rocks!

Nina B said...

So clever! I'm up for anything that involves candy corn. Especially if someone else prepares it all.