So you want to throw a Halloween party and you want to feed your guests. Something spooky, scary. Maybe there's a werewolf bar mitvah theme -- maybe everything has to be an ironic Wes Anderson reference or else everyone has to leave. Maybe you've put a ban on any costume that begins with "sexy". Maybe that's not such a bad idea.
And maybe you don't like candy. You don't want to make it yourself, and stepping into CVS gives you the heebie-jeebies. You don't find fun-sized treats very fun. What's a host to do?
Throw a Monster Mash party, that's what. Mash every vegetable in sight -- the nine recipes below should get you off to a good start -- and broadcast the same song over your speakers all evening. Take your pick of costumes: Frankenstein, Dracula, Zombie anything. Unfortunately we don't have a recipe for a graveyard smash, but this cocktail should make a fine replacement.