Tips for Planning Your Halloween Party

With Pinterest and Google, the ideas for holiday parties are endless. Are you are looking for something easy to put together, or are you ready to tackle an intrinsic design? The internet can help you with both.  The holiday season gets busy for us as an Omaha Catering and Cocktail company, so we’re always searching for new twists and ideas to make our events stand out. So in case you’re busy too we’d like to share some tips for planning your Halloween party if you’re still looking for something.

Halloween Party Idea for Beginners

Hot dogs with puff pastry mummy wrappings. Don’t forget the blood—I mean ketchup.

Pro Tip when menu planning: Know your audience

  • Is the party for children, adults or a combination of the two?
  • As children are very visual, they may not be as adventurous and willing to eat food that looks too spooky or foods that are an abnormal color.

How Messy are the Creations?

The worry: Chocolate fingerprints on your furniture are never a pleasant surprise.

The solution: There are many creative ways you can incorporate your theme into some furniture covers. Just remember to put napkins on multiple services and stock up on sponges for day after cleaning.

The worry: Is it a formal party where guests will be conscious about their clothes and chatting with their mouth full?

The solution: Finger foods – easy bites to swallow between bits of conversation.


Halloween Cocktail Ideas

Fall Cocktail

Autumn Sunset—A textured red cocktail that darkens at the bottom

  1. Fill glass with ice
  2. A shot of vodka
  3. Cranberry Juice
  4. A splash of bitters
  5. Top with Ginger Beer and garnish with a lime

Halloween Tricks

Make any of your favorite drinks spooky with these easy tricks

  1. Ice cube shapes: brains, skeletons, candy corn, ghosts…
  2. Cup choice: beaker, cauldron, or something from your collection
  3. Props! Gooey eyeballs, gummy worms, chocolate syrup designs, syringe shots

Fall Comfort Foods

As Fall has fully announced its arrival, the types of food we take comfort in have shifted. That is seen in the orders we are taking and the event menus that are being planned. The menu has shifted from light, cool, and crisp culinary selections to warm, hot, and savory choices. Food availability and selection traditionally changed with the seasons, and we’re excited to see our Omaha catering kitchen menu changing now.

An Omaha Catering Company Party

For our annual company party, we had strong requests for hot dogs and brats cooked over a campfire. Accompanying them on the roasting sticks were marshmallows. Whether you like them barely touched by fire or completely black and gooey—no S’more is complete without the chocolate and graham cracker sandwich.

Some of Our Fall Favorites

Our Fall favorite menu items highlight the best ingredients the season has to offer.

  • Rosemary Chicken—a boneless breast with apple stuffing, seasoned with Fresh Rosemary and topped with Cider sauce
  • Sliced Roast Turkey—drizzled with savory juices fresh mushrooms
  • Meatloaf—studded with provolone cheese and topped with smoky bacon strips
  • Whipped potatoes—with chives, parmesan cheese and roasted garlic
  • Seasonal Vegetable Medley—whether it is grilled or roasted we love this veggie side that often incorporates squash this time of year.

Soup Season is Here!

Fan Favorite Soups:

  • Creamy Curry Butternut Squash
  • Tomato Basil Bisque
  • Traditional Con Carne Chili

All of our soups come with house-made croutons and oyster crackers.

Omaha Catering for Your Fall Event

Do you have an event this Fall? Would you like to give your guests some of these Fall comfort foods? This list is just the beginning of course. Give us a call or send a message telling us about your event and we’ll be happy to see if we can help make that much more delicious. Happy Fall!