Rest-in-Peace Potluck Party
Throw a Halloween party that hasn't been done to death -- a rest-in-peace potluck. Have friends bring food they'd choose for their last meal, add killer drinks and funeral-chic decor, and behold: a to-die-for feast!
Ribs! Chocolate! Mac 'n' cheese! Host a Halloween potluck that's as scrumptious as it is spooky.
Killer Party Invites
Bringing this deathly party to life is easy: Just download and print our party gear, starting with the invites.
Create a hauntingly chic space with these easy funeral-parlor touches.
Hang haunted portraits on the wall and label them with spooky epitaphs. To make yours:
- Print out photos of family and friends in sepia or black and white. Or search for "creepy" portraits online.
- Paste googly eyes on the pictures so the eyes seem to follow your guests around the party. For a scarier spin, color the eyes with glow-in-the-dark or bright-red paint.
- Put the photos in vintage frames, then give each a quirky label. Some of our faves: "Guests of suppers past," "Overate and met his fate" and "Took one bite too many."
Drape dark tablecloths or other fabrics around the room by tying them to curtain rods or attaching them to walls with heavy-duty tape.
Go through your stored-away Halloween decorations for the party. Creepy spiderwebs, owls and fake bones would all be great additions.
Tell guests this party's dress code is casket chic, or have them arrive in the cute outfit they'd want to be buried in.
Tombstone Buffet Cards
Ask guests to fill in creepily creative recipe names on tombstone table cards.
Got You Covered
Tag your wine glasses with macabre drink charms fit for the morgue. As guests arrive, have them fill in their name and cause of death, then tie the tags to their glasses.
(Funeral) Parlor Game
During dessert, choose a guest of honor worthy of a laugh-out-loud eulogy. Go around the table to fill in the blanks, then read the finished memorial aloud.
The Festive Feast
Ask guests to RSVP with the food they'll be bringing. That way you can fill in the menu if something's missing. Make sure they know it's totally fine to skip mains and bring their favorite snacks, like potato chips and dips for appetizers or doughnuts for dessert. You'll have the rest covered!
Sticky Cracked Ribs
A blood-red sauce is the perfect accompaniment to these sweet and savory ribs.
"6 Cheese Under" Mac & Cheese
Six types of ooey, gooey cheese cover macaroni noodles to make a dish that is truly to-die-for.
Deadly Good Artichoke Dip
This dip is so sinful, you may even go into a food coma!
Despite its name and sanguine color, this cocktail is both delicious and safe to drink. Toast to your last night with this festive cocktail.
A sprinkling of sea salt makes these cupcakes so rich, you may want to take them to the grave!
More Spooky Treats
These recipes will keep your guests laughing and screaming all night long.