On a chilly October afternoon, before the little goblins come knocking for treats, summon friends to your neck of the woods for a little merriment. Take a wonderfully warm beverage and a tasty, crunchy snack along on a hayride, and bask in the brilliant beauty of fall. Afterward, serve a scrumptious meal that features simple, flavorful flank steak over grits, and end with a cake that's spook-tacular. Costume the setting with jack-o'-lantern luminarias, and offer a grab bag of disguises for guests. With our great recipes and party ideas, the only thing frightening will be the ghost stories told around the flickering flames of a campfire.
The Season's Best Menu
- Hot Spiced Wine
- Trick or Treat Popcorn
- Assorted Cheddar cheeses and crackers
- Flank Steak With Tomato-Olive Relish
- Garlic Grits
- Mixed green salad with Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing
- Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Crispy Sticks
- Pumpkin Cake With Little Ghosts
Celebrate Fall" is from the October 2003 issue of Southern Living.