On top of an antique oval mirror, wooden industrial spools crafted into lace-trimmed pedestals hold a variety of grisly goodies.
Treat your guests to a Halloween-inspired menu of Evil Eyeballs, Poison Apples, Death By Chocolate, Bat Cookies, and Severed-Head Cheese on a silver platter. Not sinful enough? Wash down the venom with a potent goblet of Eternal Damnation.
Die happy with blocks upon blocks of chocolate. Just in case your guests survive the overdose, there are plenty of poison apples.
You looking at me? Make your guests do a double take with a serving of Evil Eyeballs. This crowd-pleaser will disappear long before the comments on their name or taste.
Served in fine china with wispy parchment paper, the biscuit-based sausage ball becomes utterly refined. A suitable accompaniment, severed-head cheese (we chose a round of Parmesan, but any flavor will do) finds an appropriate home on a silver platter.
Bowl: Versace by Rosenthal (pattern discontinued)
Vampires have nothing on these delectable bat-shaped sugar cookies. Go ahead. Take a bite. No rabies shot necessary. Bat-wing cookies won’t bite back -- but they will leave a lovely black kiss on your lips. Who needs lipstick?
Bat cookies: Angels Confections; Birmingham, Alabama; (205) 871-3536
Lengths of lace and strands of crystals transform a traditional chandelier into an eerie corona.