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Shawn's Easy Halloween Party Menu

Try these easy Halloween party food ideas from Celebrations.com party planning expert Shawn Rabideau. These Halloween food tips are easy to incorporate into your Halloween party and will make your dinner table look frightful!

Create an easy party menu for this year's Halloween party - just pay attention to details and get creative with your selections to impress guests for less!

It's no secret that holiday specific decor can get pretty pricey, so skip the store bought supplies and use what you have on hand or look for cheaper ways to get the same effect! Why spend so much on products that are going to be tossed after one night? We say- spend less on decor, and spend more on a variety of booze for the party!

Celebrations.com's Party Planning Pro Shawn Rabideau shares a few of his best kept secrets to inspire your Halloween food selection that will certainly make a statement on the buffet without breaking the bank.

Embellish Halloween Food with DIY Decorations

Whether you make your food from scratch or buy it at the store, one of the easiest ways to keep it festive is to display selections on themed-party platters.

Skip the paper plates and DIY a fabulous Halloween table by covering platters you already have on hand with orange duct tape.

Then, place a Halloween scrapbook page (like the spider web one above) on top of that and arrange your foods on there.

If you prefer to skip the duct tape, cover your platter with festive Halloween tissue paper. I recommend a few layers of basic orange tissue paper, mixed in with a few sheets of printed tissue paper.

For bite sized foods and appetizers, stick a toothpick in them for easy to eat foods that require less mess. Decorate the toothpick with festive flags, or orange pom poms!

End on a Sweet Note with Halloween Treats

Bake or buy a three- or four-tiered red velvet cake. Layer and cover with cream cheese icing.

Once set, drizzle red gel coloring along the sides to mimic dripping blood and top with three rose blooms.

The roses should be a few days old with the ends of their petals beginning to turn in order to get that undead look.

Tip : Display your cake with a slice already cut and placed next to it on a smaller plate to get guests drooling!

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Jennifer Geddes
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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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