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Looking for a fun and unique Halloween party idea? Look no further! This festive Halloween Mystery Dinner will be a crowd pleaser for all ages! Read through for all the details including menu, decor, and game ideas!
HOW TO HAVE A FUN HALLOWEEN MYSTERY DINNER
Are you planning a Halloween party for your family or friends? You’re in luck! This complete party plan for a Halloween Mystery Dinner will help you create a spooktacular dinner party that everyone will remember!
Our extended family Halloween party is our favorite family party of the year. That’s why we went all out and threw a Halloween Mystery Dinner.
Have you ever done one? A mystery dinner is so much fun. Each food has a mystery name and the guests to order what food they want for each course. That means they could end up with dessert first or a fork to eat soup with!
HOW TO CREATE A SUPER AWESOME PARTY:
STEP 1: DECORATE
Before we get to the food, let’s talk about Halloween party decorations. Because the food prep obviously takes some time, we kept the decorations really simple. And you can, too!
We strung some black webbing (from Dollar Tree) across the doorway and added one of the DIY Paper Straw Spiders I shared a few weeks ago.
We used a few mini pumpkins for centerpieces and put a twinkle light by each plate. One strand of orange lights was strung down the middle of the table, which added a fun ambiance.
STEP 2: CREATE YOUR MYSTERY DINNER MENUS
Here’s the fun part! Creating a Halloween dinner menu.
The trick to a mixed up dinner is that every menu item is renamed so that when the party guests are “ordering” their food, they don’t know what they’re getting.
We came up with a kid-friendly menu which included foods that kids would like but also that were great for adults, too!
Severed toes, bones, and pulverized black widows were just a few of the menu items we came up with.
We placed a menu on each plate as part of the place setting for each guest, along with a pen for each person to fill in their Halloween dinner menus.
HALLOWEEN DINNER MENU:
Keep your dinner fairly simple by choosing 12 menu items divided into 3 courses.
Our menu included: Mac n’cheese, green beans, tomato basil soup, fruit salad, Doritos, breadsticks, mini mummies, root beer, and utensils. Here are the names for them:
- Haunted House Sewer Pipe – Straw
- Grave Diggers– Spoon
- Pulverized Black Widows– Root Beer
- Mummy Wrappings– Napkin
- Severed Toes– Mini cocktail sausages wrapped in crescent rolls
- Hardy Witches’ Broom– Fork
- Rotting Werewolf Brain– Mac n’ Cheese
- Graveyard Grass– Green Beans
- Dracula’s Blood– Tomato Basil Soup
- Chilled Frogs & Witches Warts– Fruit Salad
- Deep Fried Bat Wings– Doritos
- Bones– Breadsticks in the shape of bones
We whipped up this “Pick Your Poison” Ice Cream Dessert Bar in no time! We pulled together a bunch of our favorite Halloween-themed toppings, put them in jars, and called it good! Our Halloween toppings are: candy corn, bananas, hot fudge, Halloween sprinkles, toffee, chocolate chips, crushed oreos, chocolate Eyes, and crushed raspberries.
STEP 3- ORGANIZE YOUR FOOD
You’ll want to have your food prepped and ready to go before the dinner starts.
Because once your guests fill out their menus, it’s go time!
You’ll need a few people to be behind the scenes putting each order together.
It’s easiest if you have all of your prepared in advance and divided onto trays that are labeled. This is what it looks like:
Fried bat wings were #11 on our menu. Fried bat wings were Doritos, so we wrapped them up before the party so it was quicker to grab when someone ordered that mystery item.
These were our severed toes— gross looking right? Haha.
Tip: Order all of the food to make it easier to find and serve each course.
STEP 4: LET THE PARTY BEGIN!
- Guests fill out their menus completely, deciding which item will go into which course.
- The waiters/waitresses pick up their menus and start assembling the food chosen for Course 1.
- Each person gets their items for Course 1. Once completed, Course 2 and Course 3 items are delivered.
Finish the night with dessert and games.
FUN HALLOWEEN PARTY GAMES
- Donut on a string
- Wrap a mummy
- Halloween Dance party
- Whip cream pie eating contest
- Awkward Family Photos in costumes
READY TO HOST YOUR OWN FUN MYSTERY DINNER?
It includes all you need to throw a successful Halloween Mystery Dinner easily!