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Adults Only: Themed Recipes & Treats for a Halloween Movie Night

Watching horror movies is one of the best parts of the Halloween season. But instead of just watching the flick with some popcorn, throw a themed Halloween movie night for your and your pals (or make it a date night). Pick one of these classic scary (or campy) movies to watch, and add a fun recipe or activity to go with it. With that extra Halloween touch, you and your friends will have a howling good time.

If you're not looking to throw a big Halloween bash, opt for a smaller and more laid-back movie night with some of the most classic Halloween flicks. These movies are sure to scare you silly, or make you laugh all night long. Plus, we've got some fun DIY ideas, recipes or adult beverages to pair with each flick and keep everything on theme.


Halloween (1978)

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Don’t be afraid of your siblings. Even though Michael Myers might have killed his sister in this scary flick, we’re thinking about turning this movie night into a sibling night. Whether you’re watching with all your kids, or spending some quality time hiding under your brother or sister for some well needed protection this movie is sure to bring everyone closer.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

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While you watch this cheerleader turned vampire slayer kick butt, enjoy some bloody cookies from Baking Bites. You're guests will love taking a bite into these jam-filled butter cookies.


Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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If you haven’t seen this cult classic you’re missing out. A lot of towns around the country host late night live showings of this musical. Find a location near you, dress up, enjoy a night of singing dancing, and hot bods!


Ghostbusters (1984)

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These ghostly shooters are the perfect pair with this haunted movie. Trap some ghosts, or just some Bailey's, into your own green slime, with this recipe from The FNDC


Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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After watching this scary film, you won’t want to head to bed alone. Grab some friends and make a night of it. With these 20 sleepover activities, who knows if you’ll have a chance to sleep at all!


Shaun of the Dead (2004)

We’re serving up some Fresh Zombie Meat Appetizers with this funny movie so we can eat like the zombies, without actually being on. Watch as Shaun deals with his girlfriend, is mother, his stepfather, oh and the apocalyptic uprising of zombies, while you eat!


Saw (2004)

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Whether you’re watchingthe first, second or seventh Saw movie, this drinking game is sure to have you begging for the Jigsaw Killer to offer up some more games to test his victims. Crazy doll check; flashbacks check; crying check. This game is sure to lead to a good, scary time.


Friday the 13th (1980)

Don't leave the screaming to in fornt of the mocie. With this silly punch accessory that we're obsessed with, you guests will have to look twice before realizing its only ice! Just freeze a rubber glove filled with water, tear away the glove and voila!


Young Frankenstein (1974)

“He’s Alive!” and while you’re watching this comedic horror film you can be your own Dr. Frankenstein and make some Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops. They’re a bit more attractive than the monster in this film, but we’re sure they taste better!


Beetlejuice (1988)

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Whether you’re planning on moving soon, or like where you’re living this film is great for Halloween. Watch as this “bio-exorcist” helps a couple of ghosts move out the new owners of their house while you sip on Drinks Mixer’s version of a Beetlejuice cocktail!


Scream (1996):

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While you're sereaming your heart out with this thriller, we're thinking about taking a few breaks to enjoy these adorable cookies from Through the Magic Door. They are completely festive, and are the perfect bite sized snack durring this film.


Psyco (1960):

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While enjoying this movie in the Bates Motel might be a bit scary, we're thinking settling into watch this classic with a nice, tasty cocktail. This one from People Magazine is the perfect twist of sweet and sour, just like the movie it's named after!

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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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