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Boos and Booze!

It’s that time of year…Halloween is upon us and candy has made its way to every viewpoint in the grocery store.  I was even suckered into buying candy corn last week, very rare occurrence for me! I wish I were young enough to go trick-or-treating still.  I have such vivid memories dressing up with my friends and running door to door, trying to get to as many houses as possible, then coming home and dumping my candy onto the floor to sort through it all.  (And trade as I deemed necessary-never wanting the tootsie rolls, paydays, twizzlers, gum, good and plenty…or any of that other terrible candy.)  The upside to being too old is that now we get to attend Halloween parties stocked with booze rather than candy, not a bad trade off if I do say so myself! 

This post contains some creative food and drink choices for anyone throwing or attending a Halloween bash.  I included a few recipes as well and some invitations with cute sayings.  Design-wise they could be much better but they are not my work.  Hopefully if you are throwing a party your invitations already went out!

If you are still trying to come up with a costume here are some punny suggestions…I have no idea if I am dressing up, or what I will be if I do…


For a group:

 “The Spice Girls” (Each person dressed as a spice/herb jar…basil, rosemary, nutmeg, etc. )

Cards – royal flush

Rock, Paper, Scissors

The Four Seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)


For the couple:

Leg-go my Eggo (One person dress up as a Lego and one person dress up as an Eggo waffle)

Jack and Coke (guy dresses as Jack Daniels, woman dresses as Coca Cola)


Solo Act:

Spring Cleaning (Have slinkys wrapped around you along with cleaning supplies)


Piper Chapman from Orange Is The New Black




Author: The Seasoned Mom

Serves: 12 cups


  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 (750-milliliter) bottles Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup orange liqueur
  • 24 ounces club soda, chilled
  • 2 oranges, thinly sliced (plus additional for garnish)
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries (plus additional for garnish)


1   Bring sugar and 1¼ cups water to a boil in a saucepan over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and let stand 10 minutes.

Combine sugar mixture, red wine, orange juice, and liqueur in a large container; cover and chill 4 hours. Stir in club soda, oranges, and blackberries just before serving. Serve over ice.


Halloweeño  JalapeñoPoppers


10 jalapeño peppers, sliced in half lengthwise and pith/ seeds removed (use rubber gloves so your hands don't burn from the jalapeño). Leave the stem if you can on some or all of thehalves.

8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 8 ounces jack cheese,shredded

1 scallion (green onion), finelychopped

½ teaspoon salt

1 package refrigerated crescent rolls (I use Pillsbury) 2 eggs,beaten

candy eyeballs (can be purchased at Michael's or on Amazon or you can always use a little cream cheese and piece of a black olive for theeyes)


  1. Preheat oven 400° In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese, jack cheese, scallion and salt until wellblended.
  2. Roll out the crescent rolls and separate into 4 rectangles (not triangles) with a perforation in the middle of each. Pressyourfingersintotheperforationstosealthem.Usingapizzacutter,cuteachrectangleinto10longpieces lengthwise.
  3. Fill each jalepeño half with the cheese mixture. Wrap each jalapeño half with the dough, leaving a space for the eyes. Use two pieces of dough if Brush with egg mixture and place on bakingsheet.
  4. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and press the eyes into the cheese where the opening is. Remove eyes before eating. You may also use a little cream cheese and a piece of black olive for the eyes. Serve

Recipe  by  The  Hopeless  Housewife®  at


Images: Brit.co; frogprintpaperie.com; halloween-labels-printables.com; realsimple.com; sayitwithcake.org; thehopelesshousewife; thekitchn.com; theseasonedmom.com; titosvodka.com