In a surprising twist of events, Halloween 2020 ended up happening six years early.
Apparently if you have an open day and a whole lot of friends whose plans are cancelled last minute, you can throw an adorable ALMOST Pinterest-esque Halloween party. No, there weren’t donuts hanging from trees or apple bobbing, but there was Catch Phrase, spiked cider and squash so I’d say it was a success.
I started off the day in pure pumpkin bliss: pumpkin pancakes (my favorite Kodiak cakes + pure canned pumpkin + spices) and coffee filled to the brim with Bailey’s pumpkin spice creamer.
Once I heard that people were going to come over after all, I got to the prep. We ended up with quite the feast, thanks to some easy recipes and family brainstorming.
The final spread:
- Shrimp cocktail
- Tortilla chips and homemade guacamole
- Clementine Jack-o-Lanterns
- Greek yogurt Spinach dip and pita crisps
- Candy corn and peanuts
- Spiked cider
- Dirt cups (vanilla pudding + orange food coloring and crumbled oreos)
- Delicata squash roasted with coconut oil, stevia and cinnamon
We spent the night listening to the monster mash, handing out candy to a dozen characters from Frozen, playing Catch Phrase, and watching “Zodiac.” It was everything I imagined my Halloween 2020 party to be and more.
And just when I thought the weekend couldn’t get any better, I totally kicked butt in the breakfast department on Saturday. I was running early for work so I decided to take myself on a little date to my favorite bagel shop downtown, NYC Bagel Deli. This place rocks my world. I had an everything bagel with two eggs, cheddar cheese, tomatoes and green peppers.
Please let there be bagel sandwiches in heaven.
- How did you spend your Halloween?
- What’s your favorite Halloween candy?
- Have you ever played board games at a party? What’s your favorite?
Yay! Glad you had a great Halloween after all! Mine was pretty low-key, so I wish I could have been at yours actually. BUT! We are young and with many Halloween’s to come, I’m sure to find success in Halloween’s in the future. Have a great week!
There are definitely plenty more to come 🙂 Low-key is great! who knows – maybe next year I’ll ACTUALLY dress up instead of just throwing on some cat ears haha
Who are you to assume your going to heaven? Geeze.
I think this is the first halloween party I’ve ever seen featuring shrimp and squash. This needs to go viral.
Lol good combo right? Since my parents are on WW they insist on shrimp cocktail at all family functions. The smell is no bueno
I love what you did with the clementines, I wish I was as creative as you. It looks like you went all out for halloween; I’d love to have you as a neighbour.
Haha thanks! The clementines were my favorite part – they turned out to be the hit of the party!
Hahhah Arman. I definitely think there will be bagel sandwiches in heaven 🙂 Looks like a good spread of food, especially for a semi last minute partay. You are way more festive than I am haha
I’m not ashamed at how much I love holidays haha. I wish I could have a bagel sandwich for breakfast every day. I’d never get bored!
What a fun Halloween! And you put on an awesome spread – could eat some of that shrimp right now, and the pumpkin clementines are so cute!
Ps, catchphrase rocks!
Catchphrase IS the perfect party game 🙂 everyone had a blast
Bagel sandwichs! I always forget about their glory until I have one.
I love your Halloween party – so fun!
Well it’s not too late for second breakfast! 😉
Giant Jenga is usually a good party came. But cards against humanity is one of the best. And inappropriate, thus why I love it. That is such a great party–so much orange and oranges. You can imagine we got no trick or treaters 😀
When i walk into a bar and there’s giant jenga i go NUTS!!! Come out to the burbs next year – trick of treaters eeeeeverywhere 👍🎃
Fabulous eats!! Looks like a great time!
So many good eats – the highlight was still the bagel sandwich 😉
looks like such a fun Halloween party! i spent Fri night on a train upstate after work, and then chilled and drank wine at my parents’ house with my mom and crashed early to prep for a full day on Saturday. no Halloweeny things for me this year. glad you had such a fun weekend!
That sounds amazing! So relaxing. Glad you got to spend some quality time with your family!
How adorable are those clementines! I love it. I spent my Halloween in bed in sweats after enthusiastically turning down any and all attempts to get me to go out. Basically it was perfection and I couldn’t have been happier. Hahaha.
Haha thats how 90% of my friday nights have ended up lately – SO necessary!
You had me at clementine jack-o-lanterns!
They were as delicious as they were adorable 🙂
I love playing games, especially charades 😀 And now that I see your bagel sandwich, I feel like I need one in my life.
I dont blame you – i want one for dinner now too!
Sounds like a great Halloween. I should’ve came to your house for it. Looks like you had alot of yummy treats:) We hardly had any trick or treaters either and now we have so much extra candy.
Thats a blessing in disguise 😉 or a curse? Haha either way candy is always good
We had no kid either…so sad!
I swear we used to trick or treat in rain or shine, snow, or whatever!
That squash looks amazing…everything looks amazing!
Well luckily the kids showed up later on so I wasn’t stuck with all that candy 😉 We definitely were more determined as young trick-or-treaters! I did it all four hours, even when the sun went down! This year, though, the minute it was dark the kids stopped coming. Wimps!!
Love what you did with the clementines here! We don’t do much for halloween in the UK, I wished we “celebrated” it like you guys do in the us!
The clementines made a spooky holiday just a little cuter 🙂
Lol i think “all candy, no kids” could be the tagline of my entire life 😀 Love love love your halloween party! Those clementines are adorable!
Hahah all the more candy for us! The clementines were the stars of the show 🙂
Sounds like a sweet Halloween party to me! I was the opposite — too many kids, not enough candy! We ran out early and then just turned out all our lights hahaha
Aw look at you little Ms. Popular! haha I wish we had more kids come by – we had a lot but not as many as I remember having when I was younger. Kids need to get on it – it’s free candy, for goodness sake!
At parties I am the only one playing the board games, BAH AH AH! I will be in the corner by myself having a HOOT all alone – AHHH HA H! I am never bored when I am alone?
I LOVEEEEEEE Loaded Questions & Cards Against Humanity!
I really need to invest in Cards Against Humanity. I’ve never heard of Loaded Questions!