It’s time for scary movies and costume parties.
Halloween is the favorite holiday of many: It’s always a fun night of costumes, tricks, and treats. Forget about the spooky aspects of Halloween, let’s focus on the treats: Throw a damn good Halloween BBQ.
This is how.
The menuPut together a cookout menu that will easily work its way into the crowds. Think less of a sit-down meal, and more of party snacks. Filling snacks, that is: Sliders, hot dogs, armadillo eggs , a spooky meatloaf – or all the above! Make a list of what you want and start prepping.
The treatsRemember the classic caramelized apple? A Halloween BBQ is the perfect opportunity to make other versions of homemade fall treats. Use your grill to roast an apple crisp, or throw some grilled pineapple for a healthy (and delicious) snack option. If you’re grilling for a party, why not throw in some dessert?
The vibeA costume party is great fun! Treats aside, the real trick is to make pranks and contests. You can build a haunted house, or ask your friend to bring his karaoke machine. The real treat is to see who makes a fool of himself. Who is the best dressed? What will the prize be? It better have to do with BBQ.
This is a chance to get spooky. Mix blackberry vodka for darker Cosmopolitans. Buy red wine for classic sangria that will match the bloody vampire-themed night.
And when you have the drinks, the food and the vibe under control, it is time to think of a good costume, which can also be BBQ-inspired. A butcher, for example, is a great DIY easy Halloween costume… But if you will be grilling, you might as well kill two birds with one stone and go as a chef, another easy option.
Browse our recipes to get more ideas on what to grill for Halloween.