What fun for a usually sunny, optimistic girl to don sinister (yet pretty!) layers of tulle, satin & a wide brimmed pointy hat...

Just adding to the All Hallow’s Eve festivities, her girlfriends join her in quite similar garb - hands full of wickedly good treats. Layered cocktails & spiderweb laced eggs look a bit intimidating, but don’t shy away from these grown up party favors. With a little effort, you’ll have platters full of both waiting to greet your guests in return!

The All Hallows' Eve Sunset

3 ounces tangerine juice
1 1/2 ounces white rum
3/4 ounce grenadine
ice cubes

Combine juice and rum in a tall glass filled with ice. Top with grenadine and serve immediately. This cocktail is two-toned when first poured, but as the ingredients mix, the cocktail will evolve into an intense solid orange. Serves 1.

Spiderweb Eggs

1 dozen large eggs
8 cups water
2 cups frozen blueberries
Gray sea salt & pepper, for serving

Place eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan, and cover with water and blueberries. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove eggs one at a time, and place on a folded towel. Lightly crack shell on side with the handle of a whisk or a wooden spoon. Transfer egg to a medium bowl; cover with cooking water. Repeat with remaining eggs. Let eggs cool completely in water in refrigerator. Carefully peel shells from eggs. Serve with salt & pepper.

* original images via [ via martha stewart + we heart it ]
** recipes discovered via [ martha stewart - she is the queen of Halloween, no? ]

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