For Halloween we had a Hogwart’s Feast. Most of my dishes were inspired by Hogwart’s professors from the Harry Potter series.
I sent the kids upstairs while I made all the fixins, so they could come down and see it all ready at once. I set our table with a black tablecloth, black plates, and black goblets for our butterbeer. Our glowing jack-o-lanterns lit up our table as the centerpiece. I used the adjacent counter for the spread of food, each dish with it’s own little sign describing the dish. I turned the lights down low, lit the candles, and started up the Harry Potter music for ambience.
Our Hogwart’s Feast Menu
- Hogwart’s Hotwitches (hot roast beef and cheddar sandwiches)
- Caramel Apple Bites (I created apple bites with a melon baller and then dipped them in caramel…I stuck a toothpick in so we could pick them up easily and without a big mess.)
- Pumpkin Potatoes (orange colored mashed potatoes)
- McGonagall’s Mummies (little smoky pig in a blankets with mummy-style strips of bread)
- Snape’s Jelly Slugs (jell-o with gummy worms)
- Hagrid’s Bat Wings (bbq chicken wings)
- Chocolate wands (pretzel rods dipped in chocolate and sprinkles, then put in little BOO bags)
- Polyjuice Potion (crystal lite with ice cubes that had gummy body parts frozen inside of them)
- Butterbeer served in a cauldron (slightly warmed root beer infused with butterscotch syrup)
- And of course I also made treat bags from Honeydukes. This was the kids’ prize after the treasure hunt. I filled them with Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans and Chocolate Frogs (gummy frogs dipped in milk chocolate). The chocolate frogs were everyone’s favorite!
A tasty, fun, memorable feast, and a perfect way to celebrate some of our very favorite books! It was a brilliant Hogwart’s Feast!