It's not all about the candy! Before the trick or treating, it's equally festive to have savory snacks to fuel the big night. I teamed up with Jenni Kayne and Amy Blessing to make a pumpkin themed party with a menu perfect for a holiday gathering. While my family tradition is chili on Halloween, it was fun to do a twist with pumpkin soup. The kids carved out their pumpkins to use as bowls and then picked from an array of toppings: avocado, corn chips, pepitas & dried cranberries. To compliment their soup, I made ghost toasts (with the kids placing currants for eyes) and pumpkin and almond butter tea sandwiches. Nothing quite says fall like apples which were served in the forms of spiced cider and caramel covered. It turns out, eating pumpkin soup is really just a transaction a child will make when promised the reward of the sweet caramel covered apples (my recipe, featuring maple syrup can be found here). Amy and Jenni, both masters of making all things chic and beautiful, created pretty decorations to make the day special. Check out all of my recipes and more photos of Amy and Jenni's festive table on Rip Plus Tan. Happy Halloween!!
almond butter & pumpkin butter tea sandwiches
pumpkin soup with
cranberry, pepitas, corn chips & avocado