Top Five Retro Inspired Halloween Party Recipes

Halloween wouldn’t be complete without whipping up some fun recipes inspired by the holiday. I’ve chosen five of my favorites from around the web,  authentic vintage recipes  to twists on the classics, spooktacular concoctions and confections that will be  frightfully delicious additions to a Halloween party menu!

Banana spook cake

Banana spook cake

1. Banana Spook Cake I loved the idea of turning bananas into ghosts .  And you can’t go wrong with the combination of banana and chocolate. Find the instructions from the original vintage recipe for this spooktacular cake at Mid Century Menu.

halloween jack o lantern pasta

Halloween Jack o Lantern pasta

2. Halloween Jack O Lantern Pasta  Such a fun way to serve up spaghetti and sauce , the ultimate comfort food, with a Halloween flair.   And eezy peezy to boot! Find how to  at Shibani Kitchen.

Dr Jekyll Mr Hyde Cocktail

Dr Jekyll Mr Hyde Potion

3. Mr. Hyde Potion A terrifying twist on the classic martini. Vodka, blackberry syrup, lemon juice , lavender and dry ice. For full instructions on how to conjure up this creepy cocktail go here. Don’t blame me for what you may turn into after a few of these!

Pumpkin Mousse Trifle

Pumpkin Mousse Trifle

4. Pumpkin Mousse Trifle Trifles are a tried and true old time-y dessert.  And this bewitching layered beauty of rum laced pumpkin mousse, whipped cream and dark chocolate will have everyone at your Halloween soiree “goblin” down every last bite!  Find recipe here.

Skeleton Cupcakes

Skeleton Cupcakes

5. Skeleton Cupcakes And no retro Halloween recipe list would be complete with out the classic cupcake. Here they are transformed into cute hat wearing skeletons.  And you can save time by buying already made cupcakes and adding the decorations.  Fine the how to here.

If you’ve got any good Halloween recipe ideas, please feel free to share!

By | 2014-10-27T12:22:58-04:00 October 27th, 2014|Food and Drink|3 Comments

About the Author:

Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.


  1. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell November 7, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Aren’t those banana ghosties the cutest? I didn’t get a chance to try them out this year. But I’m hoping to whip them up come next Halloween! And if you make them, I can’t wait to see what I’m sure will be a very entertaining post 🙂

  2. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell November 7, 2014 at 10:27 am

    And thank you for the kind compliment 🙂

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    Jessica Cangiano November 7, 2014 at 10:20 am

    The banana ghosties on the cake in the first image are fabulous!!! One could easily pop them on sticks and serve them sans cake, if so desired. I love the whole ghost banana idea and will definitely be borrowing it for future All Hallows Eve celebrations. Thanks so much for the great inspiration!

    ♥ Jessica

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