3 Scary-Good Recipes for Your Halloween Party

Halloween is a time for fun, fright, and food! Get all your friends and family together for a spooktacular affair to celebrate the season. With the help of three delectable recipes and some on-theme decor, hosting a Halloween party just may become your new favorite tradition.

Roasted pumpkin filled with pasta

Halloween Grog

Halloween is all about getting together for a lighthearted celebration of the ghastly and the ghoulish, and there's no better way to honor the season than with some tasty drinks that warm the heart. Toast to the scary and celebrate the spooky with some Halloween-inspired cocktails.

Rachael's hubby John Cusimano concocted this devilishly delicious Halloween Grog, and it's so simple to make! The cider-based drink takes about 10 to 15 minutes to prepare and is full of seasonal flavors like apples, cinnamon, and cranberry juice. Serve it alone for a kid-appropriate drink, or pour it over spiced rum for your 21-and-over guests. Serve this Halloween Grog in style using this large black cauldron and these skeleton wine glasses for a fun party theme.

Pumpkin Timpano

If you're looking to take your Halloween party to the next level with all things pumpkin, then this one's for you! Filled with spices, liquors, wine, and more, this Pumpkin Timpano recipe really takes the cake (or should we say "squash?") for a delicious Halloween feast. The recipe serves 10 to 12 people, so you'll have plenty to go around.

To complement the Pumpkin Timpano, decorate your table with more pumpkin-inspired pieces. This printed table runner sets the tone for your Halloween party, and it's versatile enough to re-use throughout the fall season, including for Thanksgiving dinner. And these sophisticated pumpkin plates are the perfect size for salads to accompany your meal.

Boo-gers: Halloween-Inspired Patty Melts

For a more low-key affair, look to this simple yet delicious Rachael Ray recipe. These "Boo-Gers" are classic patty melts with a Halloween twist. Pair them with a dessert cocktail, like Death by Chocolate—sweet enough for your spooky evening.

Blue potato chips are the perfect side to Boo-Gers, so they might as well be served in this boo-tiful Halloween bowl (It also makes a festive candy bowl for trick-or-treaters!). To complete the look, pick up a set of orange Rachael Ray plates for all your fall festivities—they're not just for Halloween! The classic design with a pop of color pulls a table setting together no matter the season.

Looking for more Halloween recipe ideas? Try Rachael Ray's Spooky Ribs or Hot Halloween Cheese Ball!