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Halloween Monster Party

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Make This Party Only for the Grownups
Halloween parties are no longer just for the kids. Moms, Dads and non-parental adults also want to have some spooky fun on this holiday that teases our basic fears about death and monsters. So whether or not you have little goblins running around your home this Halloween, you may want to plan a grownups-only party so you can make it as frightful as you wish, without fear of future therapy bills for the little ones. Make it a Halloween Monster Party and bring all of those gruesome anxieties out into the moonlight.

Costume Suggestions
Whether your guests comes as couples or single monsters, there are plenty of possibilities for costumes. Just make it clear on your invitations that this isn't going to be a party for princess or fairy costumes, unless they show signs of a recent attack from their accompanying vampire!

* Frankenstein's Monster and his Bride or accompanying Mad Scientist
* Werewolf
* Morticia and Gomez Addams
* Uncle Fester and Grandmamma
* Dracula and Victim
* The Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz
* Mummy and Explorer
* Zombie
* Skeleton
* Creature from The Black Lagoon
* Godzilla and King Kong
* Evil Martian
* Cyclops

Setting The Stage
Pull out all the stops when you decorate for this party and make it as creepy as you can.
Cover everything with cobwebs (sold in party stores) and dust (you can use talcum powder if you don't have your own homegrown supply).
Dim your lights as low as you feel is safe for walking around.
Place lighted candles in as many safe locations as you can find.
Rent a fog machine to keep the mists circulating throughout your party.
Play spooky Halloween soundtracks throughout the evening in at least one of your party rooms, even if you play dance music in another.
Strategically place an assortment of creepy creatures in places guaranteed to startle your guests. These might include rats, bats, bugs, or even eyeballs or fingers - all of which are available in your local party store or online.
Set up one room as a graveyard with tombstones and mummies.

Food

Halloween Blood Punch (Sangria) - Sangria means "blood punch" in Spanish.
What a perfect drink to kick off your bash.

Strained Eye Balls - A suitable nibble for the monsters at your house.
You will need:
6 Eggs
6 oz Whipped cream cheese
7 oz Green olives -- with pimientos
Red food coloring

Place the eggs in a saucepan and cover them with cold water. Cook over high heat
until the water begins to boil. Then turn the heat to low and simmer for 10
minutes. Place the cooked eggs in cold water. When they are cool enough to touch,
crack the eggshells all over by rolling them on a hard surface. Peel away the
shells carefully and cut the eggs in half widthwise. Remove the yolks from the eggs
and fill the holes with cream cheese. You won't need the yolks for this
recipe. Press an olive into each cream cheese eyeball, pimiento facing up, for an eerie
green iris and startling red pupil! For a final touch, dip the tip of a toothpick in red
food coloring and draw broken blood vessels in the cream cheese.

Spider Web Dip - Although the web won't last for long, the dip will still look pretty creepy on your buffet. You can easily make this a low fat snack by using our Low Fat Guacamole recipe, low fat sour cream and baked tortilla chips.
Make Halloween shaped tortilla chips by using cookies cutters to cut shapes out of tortillas, then deep fry them until crisp. You can also make low fat tortilla chips by baking your cutouts in A 350 F oven. In either case, sprinkle with salt. Chips made of blue corn tortillas look especially spooky.

double batch of Mexican-style bean dip
single batch guacamole or single batch low fat guacamole
1/4 C sour cream or low fat sour cream
tortilla chips or baked tortilla chips
Serves 8

Spread a layer of bean dip over a large round plate. Carefully spread a layer of guacamole over this. Put sour cream in a pastry bag fitted with a small round tip and pipe concentric circles on the guacamole. Take a toothpick or wooden skewer and drag it through the sour cream from the center outward to make spider web design.
Note: If you don't have a pastry bag, put sour cream in a small plastic Zip lock bag, cut off a small piece of the corner and pipe sour cream this way.

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