For the entire month of October, my cousin and I have coined every Saturday as “Scary, Soup Saturday”. I just love October so damn much and I am always sad when Halloween is over.
This year, I decided to create my own October Bucket List (blog coming soon) and take advantage of every aspect of the season before the 31st.
Part of my OBL is to make as much soup as possible and enjoy it with my favorite witches.
Want to know a secret? You can still host a fun adult Halloween party for you and your bestie even with a boatload of sheets (kids).
This Saturday, my cousin made spectacular Sausage Tortellini Soup, my mom made a salad, I made the kids bat grilled cheese and mummy brownies… and for the adults I created a potion of Black Magic Margs.
The recipe is suuuuper simple:
- 4 ounces tequila
- Juice of 3 limes
- 2 ounces orange juice
- 1 ounce triple sec
- 8 ounces sparkling water
- Agave nectar, to taste
- Red, blue and green food coloring
- Black salt, for garnish
After a round of margs and a couple helpings of soup, we all sat down to watch Hocus Pocus. It was my kids first time watching! 🧹
If you’re casting a spell to host your own Halloween party, it’s not too late! You still have two October weekends to take advantage of the season.
Here are my suggestions on hosting the spookiest Halloween gathering:
- Pick a fun soup recipe to share.
- Make something fun + easy for the kids if they won’t eat the soup. (i.e. Bat Grilled Cheese, Pumpkin quesadillas) Add edible eyeballs for the scare factor.
- Make a festive dessert: Mummy brownies are sooooo simple! Just use your favorite white icing and purchase some edible eyeballs.
- Have a fun Halloween activity for the kids, like pumpkin painting or leaf coloring.
- Create a festive batch of your favorite cocktails. Pro tip: add food coloring to make it blood orange or black!
- Pick your favorite Halloween classics. So far we have watched Coco, Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
What are some of your favorite October traditions??