Have a hoot

Celebrate the owl with a spooky Halloween bash

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Spooooky buffet

Most of this menu can be prepared in advance. The bruschetta bar serves 12; you'll probably have leftover toppings.

4 days ahead (or up to 3 months before Halloween): Start infusing the vodka.
2 days before the party: Make the cookies.
1 day in advance: Prepare toppings for the bruschetta bar.
4 hours before guests arrive: Slice and toast baguettes.
1 hour before guests arrive: Set out refrigerated mushroom pâté and sweet onions and peppers (keep chicken-cress salad refrigerated until ready to serve), and prepare spinach and pumpkin salad. Start cider; as it's heating, plate cookies and set out toasted baguettes.

Bruschetta Bar

Arrange sweet onions and peppers, chicken-cress salad, and mushroom pâté (recipes follow), plus bowls of peanut butter, whipped cream cheese, and jam, on buffet alongside toasted baguette slices (you'll need about 3 baguettes).

Recipes

Mushroom Pâté

Chicken-Cress Salad

Sweet Onions and Peppers

Spinach and Pumpkin Salad

Sleepy Hollow Cider

Pumpkin spice-infused vodka

Owl Cookies

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