Halloween Tricks and Treats at Home

Halloween Tricks and Treats at Home
Oct 13, 2020

Ghostly greetings! While Halloween may look a little different this year, we still encourage you to eat, drink, and be spooky. Park your brooms at the door, stop in for a spell, and enjoy a boo or two from the Wolf Trap Special Events crew!

SNACK: Candy Charcuterie Board

Skip the tricks this year and spend a night in with some spooky movies and your favorite sweet treats! A candy charcuterie board is the perfect way to get your sugar fix and can be customized to fit any color scheme or theme.

Pro Tip: Don’t be afraid to incorporate Halloween decorations that you have laying around, like a spooky skeleton hand reaching out to snag a sweet!

ACTIVITY: Wolf Trap Themed Pumpkin Carving Templates

Carve out some fun and add a dash of howl to your evening by etching these Wolf Trap templates on your pumpkins.

Pro Tip: Use glow-in-the-dark paint, glitter, and fall foliage or other decorations to make the etching stand out more!

FOR THE ADULTS: Spooky Halloween Cocktails

Get extra spooky with some spirits for Halloween.

Already have a few ingredients at home? Try this Black Widow Cocktail! It’s as wickedly simple as it is delicious and made with only three ingredients: blackberries, vodka, and simple syrup. Yum!

Black Widow Cocktail
  • 6 oz. Blackberry juice
  • 1 oz. Simple syrup
  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • Blackberries (for garnish)
Blackberry Juice
  • 2 quarts of blackberries or 2 (16 oz.) packages of frozen berries
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. Thoroughly rinse or thaw berries and place them in a saucepan with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let simmer for about 5-10 minutes until softened.
  2. Remove from heat and mash the berries. Pour the juice into a jar through a strainer and discard the pulp.
  3. Combine blackberry juice, simple syrup, vodka, and ice into a lowball glass. Garnish with blackberries. Stir and drink at your own risk.

JUST ADD MUSIC: Monster Mashup

This Halloween playlist will put a spell on you! The carefully curated monster-inspired playlist features Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Duran Duran, Steve Miller Band, pieces from “The Fall of the House of Usher” performed by Wolf Trap Opera, and more!

LEFTOVERS: Scary Good Ideas

Chocolate, and pumpkins, and brownies…oh my! Halloween may be over at midnight on October 31, but the sweet remnants will surely be haunting your home a bit longer. Here are some delightful and creative ways to turn your spooky treats into delicious eats!

From the Wolf Trap family to yours, witching you a Happy Howl-o-ween!