Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Witches Night out..

My hunted houses..are you scared yet.....

Witches Night Out..
When you see a witch passing in front of the moon, she isn't riding just any broom.  A witch's broom is called a Besom.  It has a tree limb for a broomstick, twigs for bristles, and  flexible branches securing the twigs to the handle.  Invite your very nicest "witch" friends or family to fly their besoms over to celebrate your friendship with a whimsical Halloween Party..

Pumpkin possibilities:  Spray paint a pumpkin with 14-carat gold spray paint, available at craft stores.. Cover the entire surface, or merely dust the tops of the pumpkins.  Leave plain, or decorate around the stem with flowers or a festive ribbon.
A few weeks before the party, invite your friends or family and ask them to think of a service they would be willing to auction off at the party.  For instance: babysitting, computer help, ect.  Have everyone fill out a Certificate of Service paper stating the service that they will offer for the auction.. Conduct the service auction. Give everyone 15 beans to use for bidding.
Make Favors beforehand:
Trinket balls: secure one end of a roll of Halloween colored crepe paper to a 3 or 4 inch Styrofoam ball with a stright  pin or tape.  Wind the paper tightly around the ball and tuck trinkets (available at novelty and craft stores) in between the paper as you round the ball several times.. Then, snip the crepe paper and secure with tape.  Tie a contrasting ribbon around the ball.
Goodie Cones:
Cut 10 inch squares of Halloween colored card stock.  Wind each square into a cone and staple.  Cute across the top to even out the opening.  Punch out two holes on the cone top to thread a ribbon handle through.  Fill with goodies

A buffet works best for this type of party.  Prepare soups in cauldrons and the guests can choose which one they would like. serve soup with broomstick rolls..

12 (1/4 diameter) dowels, 18 in. long (washed and dried)
24 frozen dinner rolls, thawed but still cold (thaw in refrigerator)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 t. garlic salt
1/2 t. dill

Combine butter, garlic salt, and dill in a bowl and let stand to mingle flavors.  Press two rolls together and roll into a rope 12 to 14 inc. long.  Beginning at one end of the dowel, wrap one end of the dough over the end to secure the dough to the dowel..Twist the dough down the dowel about three-quarters the length of the dowel.  Place "broomsticks" on a greased cookie sheet and let rise 30 min.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to15 min. Or until lightly browned.  Remove from oven and generously brush the hot rolls on both sides with the garlic dill butter.  Remove the "broomsticks" from the pan and stand them up in three or four tall sturdy glasses, mugs, or vases.  Serve warm
Yield: 12