Sometimes the front porch is the best place for a laid-back Halloween celebration. As you gather with friends and neighbors to welcome trick-or-treaters, this easy menu makes the evening even more festive with a cozy red wine hot chocolate perfect for the adults and family-friendly s'mores bars everyone can munch on. Here's how to make it happen.
A Cozy Menu for a Front Porch Halloween
This simple Halloween menu, featuring red wine hot chocolate and s'mores bars, is just what you need when you're cozying up with friends and neighbors for the evening to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. Here's what on the menu for a low-key front porch Halloween party.
Red Wine Hot Chocolate + S'mores Bars
The Drink: Red Wine Hot Chocolate
Yes, red wine hot chocolate really is as simple and delicious as it sounds. Grab an inexpensive bottle of red (seriously, save the good stuff for another time) at your local wine store, and pour it into a batch of classic hot chocolate. A fruity red wine like a Merlot or Zinfandel works best here, as it plays well with the delicately bitter dark chocolate and caramel notes in brown sugar.
The Sweet Treat: S'mores Bars
These s'mores bars are guaranteed to be gobbled up by adults and kids alike. Imagine the flavors of fire-roasted s'mores — crispy graham crackers, gooey marshmallow, and rich chocolate — all packed into a convenient, hand-held bar form. No campfire needed!
Boozy Budget Halloween
Good news! No matter your budget, it's easier than you think to have a boozy Halloween celebration — no elaborate menu, hours in the kitchen, or fancy cocktails required. This series is all about showing you how to celebrate simply. All you need is an easy-yet-impressive boozy beverage paired with a festive sweet treat. Think of it as your itty-bitty party plan!