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Frightfully Fun Recipes & Entertaining Ideas for Halloween

Frightfully Fun Recipes & Entertaining Ideas for Halloween

Halloween Entertaining Ideas and Recipes

Halloween isn't just for the kiddos. That’s why we’re bringing you an array of scary-good party ideas and recipes with grown-up twists for a ghoulishly good time!

Halloween Entertaining Tricks

Need a little nudge from beyond the grave to help you conjure up the Halloween spirit? Prepare for the spookiest holiday of the year with these simple, stylish (and last-minute) party ideas:


  • Impress even the bravest of souls by transforming your home into a macabre masterpiece, thanks to GoodHousekeeping.com.
  • Did you know there are 39 different ways to decorate pumpkins? We didn’t either! Check out these seasonal twists on the traditional Jack O' Lantern from CountryLiving.com.
  • Halloween isn’t just for humans… it’s more fun if Fido participates, too! RedBookMag.com offers up some of the cutest costumes that’ll make your guests say “awwwww.”

Wine for the Ghouls and Gals

October is also a great time to break out the red wine to pair with hair-raisingly delicious dishes. For the sweet tooths at your party, our refreshing, medium-bodied Red Moscato reveals hints of citrus and peach, with a bright red berry finish, and is best enjoyed paired with light cheeses, spicy cuisine, or desserts— perfect for the abundance of mini-chocolate treats lying around this time of year.

Looking for something on the darker side? Our full-bodied, blood-red Merlot boasts blended flavors of black cherry, ripe plum and hints of oak, creating a velvety richness that pairs well with the cooler weather of fall. If you’re planning on serving your Halloween guests (more on that below), our Merlot is a crowd-pleaser, with smooth, approachable, fruit flavors that match with a wide range of dishes including pork roast, pasta with a rich tomato sauce, poultry, and grilled meats and veggies.

So which of these wicked wines will you serve at your adults-only spooky soirée? To find a store that carries Gallo Family Vineyards near you, check out our Where to Buy Tool.

Halloween Entertaining Treats

We’ve covered the tricks of pulling off a Halloween party that’ll scare the living daylight out of your guests, as well as two wickedly delicious wines. But we all know that the way to everyone’s heart (or braaaaaaaiins) is through spellbinding food. And thanks to the #SundaySupper crew, we’ve got 20 bewitching recipes to choose from:


Enjoy a glass of Gallo Family Vineyards this All Hallows’ Eve, and be sure to watch for things that go bump in the night! Happy Halloween!

October 24, 2014