Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Vampire Party Food

I was checking my blog stats this morning and somehow folks are searching for Vampire Party Food ideas and coming to my blog.   I am constantly updateing this post....some come back for more.

Since I don't have a Vampire Party Food Blog entry thought I would add one.

I would be so excited to be invited to your home for a vampire themed party for Halloween.  Even more excited to attend a watching party.  One thing that would be a bit weird is if you got to CORNEY with the food.  I am not a kid, and really wouldn't want novelty foods.  Consider your guests when selecting your food.  This is a great tip with any theme.  I personally would be a bit disappointed with childish food. I rarely get a night out with adults.  I don't want to eat pigs in a blanket because they look like mummy's, or Dracula. Or cupcakes that look like it has been bitten by fangs.  It is cute, and I would eat it.....BUT

Here are some ideas from a die hard vampire fan.
Appetizers.


Red Jelly Cream cheese dip ( take a block of cream cheese and top it with jelly.  I love using a mango chipotle jelly, red pepper jelly, or raspberry chipotle jelly.  Impress your friends.  Make your own jam or jelly.  I then had a bowl of crackers in a blow on the side or I have seen some specialized plates.  Don't use corny cut bat plates.  Use a simple crystal plate.  They sell disposable clear plates.  This is soooo addictive you will find yourself unable to stop eating.  It is also a great way to gather folks to mingle at the appetizer table.  You can also top each cracker individually.  It is a lot of work and you will need alot of storage but it can be done. 



Tapenade I love tapenade!  It is salty, made from olives.  You can find tons of recipes online.  I purchased mine already made in the salad section of my central market store.  I just purchased some last week and it cost me $3.  I was able to cover 1 entire loaf of french bread....so not bad.  I little goes along way.  Cut the thin loafs of french bread on the diagonal and brush with olive oil and lightly toast them.  Then about 30 min before your party top your toast and serve.  Don't let them sit for to long on the bread.  It gets soggy.  Some folks set out the bowl and have folks top their own bread.  I don't like this dish as much on crackers.  It is black and rustic and screams vampire appetizer...



Dried cranberry Salad.  Not only is this a great appetizer but it kind looks sexy.  Put it in a bowl and have folks scoop out their own.  Top with a light dressing of red wine vinegar.  Lots of recipes online.



Bacon Wrapped Poppers.  You can wrap anything in bacon, and it tastes like heaven.  I love bacon wrapped peppers. Here is my recipe http://vampirecraftin.blogspot.com/2010/12/bacon-wrapped-jalapeno-peppers.html


Black Bean Dip.  This is extremely simple recipe that changes up your everyday bean dip.  You can also try a black bean salsa. It is neat served with blue corn tortilla chips








Guacamole or Salsa with blue corn tortilla chips. 

Blue Corn Tortilla chip nachos with Rotel Dip with chorizo sausage.

Strawberry Jelly Meatballs There are tons of recipes online for grape jelly meatballs.  Substitute the grape jelly for strawberry jelly, or any other jelly of your choice.  Raspberry chipotle?  The recipes that cook in a crockpot seem to be the easiest.  Serve with a tooth pick on a platter.   Don't call them eye balls....unless it is for a kids party.  Calling them eyeballs doesn't make them appetizing.  Just let them stand on their own.


Red Velvet Cupcakes, Hot wings (bone in and bone out), Cheese Fondue, Curry Chicken Bites, Fruit Tarts, just to name a few more.  Do you have a great idea email me or post a link to your blog.
Someone sent me this Rachael Ray Recipe.  Steak Bites with Bloody Mary Dipping sauce  


As for a Dessert.  Fresh fruit, chocolate, cheese cake with red swirls (red raspberry cheese cake), Chocolate fondue. 




I make cookie truffles.  They taste great and so simple to make.  Here is my recipe http://vampirecraftin.blogspot.com/2011/02/thin-mint-easy-cookie-truffles.html

Make Vampire Inspired Popsicles.  See my post here.  



If you are having a dinner party you can't go wrong with Italian food, with a red Mariana sauce.  Any stuffed shells, spaghetti, meatballs even a lazana.  You could also do a grilled beef or chicken with creative side items. 


True Blood Party food Ideas.  If you you are having a True Blood I would serve Cajun food.  There are tons of ideas and appetizers on line.  A case or 2 of true blood or a nice red wine to drink.  Louisiana is famous for it's hurricane drink. The red is really neat for a grown up party drink. Sangria is yummy.


Check out this Bloody Mary Soup Shots Recipe   
You could also set up a fake Marlotte's restaurant.  And just grill burgers and serve fries or chips.  I would go for that. 

Here is a crawfish bread I made.

Vampire Diaries Party food Ideas.  I love the show.  One thing I like about the show is it is classy.  If I were doing a Vampire Diaries party I would serve a Cranberry, and spinach salad with red wine vinegar dressing and a really nice Italian main course.  Don't forget the garlic bread.   Vampire Diaries is a vampire show that doesn't go Gothic.  When you see the table setting and more it is always your typical chic stuff....they just happen to have some supernatural stuff that goes along with it.

As for appetizers keep it clean, simple and chic.

If you wanted to keep it casual and fun you cast turn your kitchen into a Mystic Falls Restaurant.  Make a large welcome sign on your door stating welcome to mystic falls restaurant.



Twilight Party Food Ideas.  There are hundreds of websites dedicated to this subject.  If I were having a Twilight dinner party I would serve an apple salad, Mushroom ravioli, and cheese cake for desert...In the books Belae makes Enchilada Casserole for Charlie and their are several websites and blogs that discuss more dishes she prepared in the books. 

I would have an omelet party.  Remember in Breaking dawn when Edward made Bella Omelets.  It was really sweet.  Pre cut all of the ingredients, pre-scramble eggs for omelets and then get together in the kitchen and chat and make omelets (I would make the omelets for my guests)  This would be a neat teen party....I am a grown up and I would love it as well.  Sometimes you need something to get the chatting started.  You can also ask friend to bring some omelets ingredients.??? Awesome idea for a Breaking Dawn Part.

If I just need twilight appetizers,  I would serve sliced applies with a dipping sauce.  And any of the appetizers I mentioned above. 

Buffy had a thing for cheese and TAB.  just in case. 

If you have any ideas you would like to share do not hesitate.  I WOULD love for to see, and post your dinner party food ideas and photos.....send them on....

Here are some Great Vampire Paty Ideas from Maddycakes Muse:



Check out this post on True Blood Facebook fan page of vampire parties.

  

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