Thursday, September 8, 2011

Monster Bash Menu


September is here, and I couldn't be more excited.

Aughost has come and gone, and Monster Bash preparations are now in full effect.

I have my costume half complete.  All of our props and decorations came upstairs on September 4th.  Now, I am decorating and planning the locations of everything.

Monster Bash 2011 promises to be the biggest, best and spOooOoOoOkiest one yet!  I find myself moving away from a typical "theme" like Monster Bash 2008 had, and more toward a room-by-room concentration.

Monster Bash 2011 will also have a more cohesive focus on menu as well.

This will be revolutionary for Monster Bash.

Let's take a trip back -

Monster Bash 2006 - we just got our feet wet and had snacks and whatnot.  We did, however, have the always-disgusting "Kitty Litter Cake": (Click the words for the recipe)

...and that went over big.  This was also the debut of "Toxic Punch"...which has since become a deliciously evil staple of our Monster Bashes:

Here is the top secret recipe for Toxic Punch that I found via google search:

1 Bottle Hawaiian Punch
1 Bottle Sprite or 7-Up
1 container of Rainbow Sherbet
Optional - Gummy Worms, Eyeball Ice Cubes, Dry Ice

And there you have it!

Anyway, more of the Monster Bash 2006 focus went toward the "Mad Scientist Lab":

Monster Bash 2007 - this was the first year we really took MB up a notch. Not so much on the menu side of things, more on the games/fun aspect.  MB2007 was the inception of the "Monster Bash Scavenger Hunt" as well as the "Mummy Wrap" and "People eating Peeps" contest.  This year, we just ordered sandwiches from Luigi O'Gradys.  There really wasn't much in the way of spooky foods, but the reigning champ foodwise of MB2007 was the oozing Spider Cake:

I loosely based the recipe on the one from this website, and then I tweaked it because I find that green pudding oozing out of a chocolate cake tastes better than green jello.  Just a personal preference.  Also, I used chocolate licorice for the legs and some candy corn for decoration.  He was pretty tasty...and gross.

Monster Bash 2008 - this year we had a "murder circus" theme and therefore, all foods had to be big-top style fare:

We had corn dogs, cotton candy, kettle corn,  graveyard cupcakes, etc etc.  Not so much in the way of gross or frightening, but a cohesive theme so it worked out nicely.

Monster Bash 2009 - was a hiatus year.

Monster Bash 2010 - was a Monster Bash "Light" due to our spoOoOOooky matrimony.  This year we had some help for the brownie dessert:

and the pumpkin cake:

which were delicious editions.  We also had pina ghouladas:

and eyeball caprese:

Wow, the evolution of Monster Bash food has really blown my mind.  What will MB2011 bring?

I can't give away details, but I can say this:

Expect DISGUSTING, yet delicious, deadly delicacies.

Monday, September 5, 2011

G del T makes me fear the Dark

It's been awhile since I've had a chance to Monster Bash Blog, but rest assured, SpOOoOOOOoOky things are in the works!

I have lots of frightening films, abhorrent activities, and evil events that need to be let's get to it!

Guillermo del Toro is no stranger to Monster Bash Blog - I love this guy.  He produced "The Orphanage" which was incredible, as you'll remember from my earlier post about it...and he wrote and directed "Pan's Labyrinth", which was also great.

So of course, when we went to see another movie and the trailer for "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" came on, I was super pumped.

I mean really, who wouldn't be, look at this thing:

Now, I had no idea until after I saw the movie, but this movie is apparently a "remake" for the 1973 movie of the same name:

I use the term remake loosely because the two don't seem to be identical in the storyline, but close enough.

Honestly, let me cut to the chase.... just go see this movie.  Immediately.  Go right now after reading this, because this movie was G-R-E-A-T.

I was a little skeptical at first because the villains are like 6 inches tall, I don't like bratty kids being the star, and Katie Holmes is in this, but it scared the crap out of me, Katie Holmes was pretty decent in it, I had a love/hate for the little girl.

Guillermo del Toro wins again.