Easy Bake Coven
August 9, 2012 8:06 AM Subscribe
After seeking Metafilter’s help for my Sock Puppet Party, Grilled Cheese Party,
Blanket Fort Party, Cupcake Candyland Party,
and John Waters Party,
I need your assistance planning Easy Bake Coven,
a party that combines delicious baked goods with the occult. Picture the teenage witches from The Craft organizing a cookie exchange.
posted by Juliet Banana to Food & Drink (35 answers total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
I am planning a party where everyone comes dressed like spooky goth 15 year olds and brings desserts. The general theme is “witchy occult.”
I’m pretty decent at decorating on the cheap, at least for parties. Going to mainly light my place with religious candles (veladoras) that have been defaced with red paint marker. Gonna hit up the local bontanicas for weird statues and prayer cards. What are some good symbols besides the ubiquitous pentagram and eye of horus to strew around? I’m definitely planning on writing BLOODY MARY BLOODY MARY BLOODY MARY on the bathroom mirror in fake blood.
I want to make pulled goat tacos-I mean, goat sacrifice tacos. Where can I buy goat on the northwest side of Chicago? (I live in Avondale, I bike everywhere, I’m guessing this will involve a dip into Humboldt Park). What cut should I get?
I’m thinking I’ll make vegan cupcakes with pentagrams drawn on them, and maybe some cookies, and encourage my guests to bring the rest. What are some suggestions for sweets of darkness?
What sort of music should I be playing? We basically have to listen to Witchhouse, right? I’m not an obsessive mixtape compiler, so any links to sufficiently creepy downloads would be much appreciated.
What movies should be on in the background? I’m leaning toward Holy Mountain by Alejandro Jodorowsky…
Any creepy drink suggestions? My social group pretty much runs on craft beer, whiskey and pabst, and it’s not like I can afford to stock the party with Dark Lord, but I’m willing to get a little creative.
How do I get my guests to participate in dressing up and bringing snacks? How do I avoid “schlocky Halloween party” and invoke “really creepy Satanic ritual”?