6 Halloween Treats to Trick Out Your Best Office Party Yet
- Jacqueline Raposo
- 3 Min Read
There’s more to Halloween than just candy—although who would refuse Reese’s peanut butter cups if they were thrown into our trick-or-treat bag. When hosting a Halloween party at the office, be sure to order delicious dishes, drinks, and treats for grown-up tastes. These six Halloween treats for adults will help make your office party irresistible. The Halloween party foods are sophisticated and on-trend, perfect for the coworker who has six kinds of olive oil in his pantry, and for everyone who loves terrific food. Get these, and thousands of other gourmet dishes, delivered to your office using ezCater, for easy business catering.
1. Ghoulishly White Snacks
Start your Halloween snacking lineup with these addictive, ghoulishly white snacks. A platter of delicious raw cauliflower spears and white dressing is a no-fail crowd-pleaser. Plus, it requires zero silverware for informal office parties in which guests eat while standing up. To keep the ghost-white theme going, order pasta with cream sauce or white pizzas. For dessert, those with a sweet tooth will keep reaching for Halloween office treats like fluffy ghost-shaped meringues or strawberries in white chocolate.
2. Turn Food Black
You may have heard that activated charcoal—the ingredient that turns ice cream black as night—is now banned in New York City. But there are plenty of other ways to give Halloween office treats a witching-hour hue. Coffee shops like New York’s Round K now blister their coffee beans to turn lattes midnight black. Meanwhile, chefs continue to use squid ink to color pasta sauces and bread dough. Food coloring also works to turn Halloween office food black—candy apples can be darkened to poisonous black with just a drop.
3. Warming Fall Dishes
This Halloween, treat your office to warming autumn dishes, like rich braises, impressive roasts, and addictively savory and spicy curries. For Southeast Asian flavors, try the creamy pumpkin curry of San Francisco’s Cuisine of Nepal. For a fortifying meal that is downright delicious, order grilled rib-eye kebabs—skewers of beef marinated in herbs and spices—from Boston’s Flame Cafe. If you’re looking for other fall dishes, the ezCater platform offers plenty of options for delicious catering for the office.
4. Healthy Halloween Dips
For healthy party food, order a Halloween catering package of flavorful creamy dips. A bright-orange hummus of chickpeas and butternut squash will have them double-dipping. Or, try a dip made with black beans—for an eerie midnight-colored party snack. To summon the green of Frankenstein’s monster, order a bowl of avocado dip. Pair these Halloween office foods with a side of black-sesame seed crackers or black-bean chips for contrasting colors and textures. Monsters, happy.
5. Bloodcurdling Beverages
Turn punch into potion with simple ingredient swaps. Make a Halloween punch with blood orange juice to hit all the right sweet and sour notes. Or use blackcurrant juice for a spooky dark purple hue and deep berry flavor. If you want to serve up a concoction with mystique, go for warm, spiced drinks, all the rage right now. If you don’t have time to make a batch of drinks, Tea Lyfe Drinks, in San Jose, offers dark and stormy (and light and refreshing) non-alcoholic drinks for the office, like strawberry horchata, a sweet and creamy rice drink with strawberries, and a creamy Vietnamese-style coffee creation called “Ca Phe Breve,” sure to appeal to coffee obsessives.
6. Candy Bowl 2.0
The Willy Wonkas of today are artisanal chocolate makers. Their chocolate bars are made with premium ingredients and surprising flavor combinations. The result is chocolate more nuanced in flavor than a typical peanut butter cup. Doki Doki Chocolate, in Ohio, is known for its savory-sweet confections like their beautiful pretzel sticks covered with seven layers of chocolate and nuts. Their catering package called “Monsters” is loaded with these not-too-sweet treats and serves twelve. Chamberlain’s Chocolate Factory, in Georgia, sells specialty chocolate confections by the pound and half-pound, to make Halloween treats memorable for the office.
If work is hectic and you’re not much of a food stylist, consider ordering catering for your next office party. It can make a difference. Placing a business catering order through ezCater is simple. Once you find a restaurant, browse through the menu, checking off the items you want. Then tell the restaurant where to send the catering. On the day of the event, all you need to do is enjoy the food.
Be afraid of mummies and dark magic. But never fear planning a Halloween office party when ezCater is around.
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