Throw this creepy but elegant goth dinner party #Entertaining#Food#dinner parties#goth September 18 | Guest post by Mandy Drew "You're going to make us eat bone marrow?" Related Post The black bedroom and bathroom of your delightfully dark dreams Tabatha, of Turn Right at Lake Michigan, has been working HARD on her master bedroom -- starting from the studs up -- and it's finally... Read more Yes, yes I am. There's nothing I won't try… twice (the first time could be a fluke!). When planning this super creepy goth dinner party, I wanted to avoid the kitschy, usual food you see at Halloween parties: the hot dog "fingers," the mummy pigs in a blanket… I wanted food that was elegant and still tasty! So off to Google I went coming up with this eccentric menu. These are the creepy things I will serve you if you ever come to eat at my house… Appetizer: Bone marrow with a purple carrot and beet salad. Main: Squid ink pasta, tomatoes, red cabbage, and red peppers, meatballs, and baby cuttlefish. Wine and beer pairings: Coffin Ridge "Back From The Dead" Red Ravenswood Zinfandel Great Lakes Brewery Pumpkin Ale (if in season) Dessert: Dark chocolate, black salted crème brulee garnished with dragon fruit, blackberries and pomegranate. The table setting The setting was easy, displaying a collection of all the creepy elements I could find around my house including some very vintage embalming fluid bottles discovered in an old funeral home in Ottawa and custom Ouija board placecards. Being a florist, I had to incorporate a floral aspect with sprayed gold and black asparagus fern. It really added a neat effect! Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Mandy Drew I'm a 31 year old designer residing in Ottawa with my lovable pooch, Chaz, as I try to infuse the offbeat lifestyle into my daily life as much as possible! Oh, and I also had a kick ass wedding that you can view here! PREVIOUS Gifts to welcome your newly announced childfree friend into the fold NEXT Why ditching my kid to go exercise makes me a better parent Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] I'm seriously impressed by your dedication. I will never come eat at your house, but I love that you put so much work, thought, and skill into your planning. It's beautiful! 3 agree Reply This seems like an appropriate place to mention that there is a mead called NecroMangoCon. I didn't drink it because I'm not fond of mango, but my husband vouches for it. http://www.bnektar.com/brews/necroman Reply I've had NecroMangoCon, and it's delicious! I grew up on homemade mead, and while this stuff is not *as* good, it's definitely worth a buy! Reply I love B Nektar! Just about everything they make is delicious, and most of them have wacky names that would also work for your gothy/Halloween festivities! I'm local to them (out of Ferndale, MI) so we get a lot more distributed to stores near us, but I've seen a few pop up in stores and bars outside of Michigan. Most often I've seen Zombie Killer, which is a cherry hard cider. So good! Reply Graveyard Vineyards in Paso Robles makes some EXCELLENT wine: https://graveyard-vineyards.myshopify.com/collections/all-products/products/paso-tombstone-red And this "port-style dessert wine" is to DIE for: https://graveyard-vineyards.myshopify.com/collections/all-products/products/deliverance 1 agrees Reply Well-done! Looks creepy and probably tastes incredibly good! One thing I'd try if only I wasn't hypoglycemic is to get one of those unicorn cake pans, make red velvet lava cake in it, ice it up as pretty as you please, and watch what happens when the guests dig in and it bleeds. 4 agree Reply I really may need to try this! Reply Wow, Its a great idea in next week my hubby B'day and this is a very well idea to celebrate his B'day. All collection,combination and food look fantastic. Thanks to giving me this great idea. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.