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I have seen some amazing spreads and home decorations and it can be quite a task to search for them. If you would like to share your photos of your food spreads and home decor ideas here it would be great for those of us that have hit a dry spell.

Inspiration is needed!!
 

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This was my favorite food display from last year - cannibal meat & cheese tray.

Large oval platter, covered with a bed of lettuce, laid out my (washed) plastic skeleton (found him at Wal-Mart I believe - 3', bent his knees to fit all on the platter) filled his rib cage with meat (hard salami) and arranged the cheese slices around him. Used long fondue forks as serving utensils, they look sort of like spears or harpoons
 

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HeatherEve - just curious.....did people eat the lunchmeat out of the skelly? I did a meathead with Boars Head meats and cheeses and people hardly touched any of it because they said (and I quote)...."it was gross". Yeah.......that's the idea people. It's a Halloween spread! Had the same problem years ago with kitty litter cake. It was actually very tasty but I threw almost all of it away. I always make a couple of things that are along these lines, but I've gotten to where I just consider them props. The rest of the food has themed names, but for the most part are just normal foods.

Firedancer - very, very classy!
 

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People picked the skeleton bare :) It was creepy, but not gross. I had the same reaction to the meat head - "eew!" and also I think some people feel you're not supposed to take it apart, like it's only for decoration so they don't eat it. With the skeleton method you definitely knew to help yourself.
 

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Wow! These are fantastic food ideas. I LOVE the cupcakes oozing from Vampire bites - and that meaty skelly --- yumm or yuck - depending! ;)
 

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Wow, looking yummy. How did you make the witches fingers look like that? I tried last year to do something like that, but it ended looking more like big maggots ...
 

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Wow Firedancer, your food setup looks terrific!! Are the eyeballs truffles or something? I have the same tablecloth and have been collecting silver trays for our party, so I hope mine looks half as nice as yours does!!
 

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and HeatherEve...I love that idea for the meat and cheese in the skeleton!
 

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Thanks everyone!!!

I learned by trial and error that to make the witch finger cookies look realistic you need to make them much smaller(thinner) than you actually want them to be. The do puff up during baking.

The eyeballs are cakeballs dipped in almond bark and then painted with food coloring. This year I am going to make them with crumbled oreos instead of cake. Here is a link for the recipe for the eyeballs...Red Velvet Cake Balls bakerella.com

Heavymetalmama, have you been to the dollartree? That is where I got my silver platters.
 

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That is awesome!!! I am doing it small this year. But, will keep all these pics in mind for next year!!! I am new to the forum, but you all will be getting pics of my bash this year!!!
 

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Excellent job everyone...wow I hope mine turns out looking half as great as what I see here. I'm doing a misting punch as my centrepoint of my table but unfortunately the witches cauldron that I was going to purchase online fell through so I have to improvise and use a plastic cauldron that I had in my haunt stuff.

This brings me to my quick question. I'm doing a misting punch so I will be using dry ice in my punch, can I safely use dry ice in the plastic cauldron?? Also does anyone have any idea where a gal can get a black punch ladle?? :confused:
 

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HeatherEve - just curious.....did people eat the lunchmeat out of the skelly? I did a meathead with Boars Head meats and cheeses and people hardly touched any of it because they said (and I quote)...."it was gross". Yeah.......that's the idea people. It's a Halloween spread!
We have had the same problem with our meathead but after 3 years of doing it, I think people just got use to it. Still contemplating on whether or not we are going to include it this year since we end up wasting a good half of the meats and cheeses.
 

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Firedancer- Yep, been to the DT about 50 times this Halloween season already. LOL. I'll have to look closer for the trays next time I go.

Crazytrain - One word. Awesome!
 
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