Lincoln’s Guide for Hosting a Spooktacular Halloween Dinner Party

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While the days of trick or treating may be behind most of us, that doesn’t mean you can’t look forward to fun treats on October 31st. Swap out candy for appetizers with these fun Halloween dinner party tips!

Set The Table

First on your to-do list should be setting the table. First, smooth out a black tablecloth across the table. Reach for candlesticks and play around with colors like black, orange, or even green. We are loving these sticks from Anthropologie as well as this Halloween-themed holder from Michaels. For a gothic feel, add black napkins to the mix and get creative with name tags. For extra flair, incorporate gourds, mini pumpkins, and any other Halloween trinkets that fit the mood.

Appetizers & Drinks


When your guests arrive, it’s customary to offer them a drink as well as small bites. A signature drink will add an extra flair to the evening. We’re loving the Nightmare on Bourbon Street from Half Baked Harvest which mixes bourbon, lime juice, apple cider, ginger, maple syrup, and cinnamon. After shaking it all up, be sure to pour it into a rocks glass with a cinnamon sugar rim. For appetizers, opt for a classic like these deviled eggs from Delish.


There are many directions you can take when it comes to the main course. This pumpkin-chorizo pizza from Country Living is a guaranteed crowd pleaser with its autumnal flavors. We’re also loving this sausage and fennel pasta from PureWow. It incorporates orecchiette, Italian sausage, and fennel into a warming pasta dish that will have your guests asking for seconds.

After dinner, treat your guests to one of these festive seasonal drinks. Or, if you’re looking for a new apartment where you can host fabulous dinners, reach out to the Lincoln team today.