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October 15, 2012 10:57 PM   Subscribe

How can I make my creepy meat themed Hallowe'en party as weird and fantastic as possible?

I want to throw a suspicious-meat Hallowe'en party! I want to dress up as a smiling, well-coiffed butcher with a gleaming white but blood-spattered apron; ideally my partner would wear formal wear and a macabre pig's head mask. I can imagine leaving blood residue and partial handprints in my sinks and bathtub, a bloody meat grinder attached to my bar, and plastic-wrapped "body parts" in the fridge. I don't know where to get an inexpensive meat hook, but I'd love to hang one in the shower. A lot of my friends are into snout-to-tail eating, so serving an assortment of meats (definitely mini sausages and mini meat pies) and charcuterie would be great. Oh, and a bloody-looking punch! What other food / decorations / costumes / etc. go with a grotesque, sort-of-surreal cannibalesque party? Bonus points for anything that evokes the subtle, playful creepiness of Jeunet and Caro's Delicatessen and Burton's Sweeny Todd rather than blatant gore, but all ideas are welcome!
posted by Edna Million to Food & Drink (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
serve those large turkey legs they have at carnivals so people can walk around gnawing on them...
posted by saraindc at 11:06 PM on October 15, 2012


I'm gonna go ahead and guess that you don't really mean 'as weird as possible', but I will note here that I have been to a halloween party where they dissected a pregnant cat.

I have also hung from hooks, so YMMV.

P.S. Handing out bloody aprons and butcher's hats would go a long way.
posted by poe at 11:22 PM on October 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


Smash raspberries so they break into individual drupelets, and add them to the punch. They'll look like blood clots floating in the bloody punch.
posted by WasabiFlux at 11:23 PM on October 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


Strings of sausages instead of crepe paper. Call the even 'A Magical Night at the Meat Locker'.
posted by Garm at 11:27 PM on October 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


Perhaps one of these would fit in well with your theme?
http://laughingsquid.com/human-torso-appetizer-plate-aka-the-manwich/
posted by lannanh at 11:35 PM on October 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


A friend of mine sent me this article about a London butcher who sells meat that looks like human body parts. Maybe this can help give you some ideas.
posted by astapasta24 at 11:36 PM on October 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


15 cool and creepy Halloween party foods.
posted by MuffinMan at 12:47 AM on October 16, 2012


Since you mentioned Sweeney Todd specifically, here's how you can decorate the tops of your mini meat pies.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 1:16 AM on October 16, 2012


Serve drinks from IV bags.
posted by painquale at 1:23 AM on October 16, 2012


A friend of mine sent me this article about a London butcher who sells meat that looks like human body parts. Maybe this can help give you some ideas.

Your butchers might actually get a huge kick out of doing something like this if you give them enough lead time and cash.
posted by sebastienbailard at 1:29 AM on October 16, 2012


If you take your guests' coats, slip a severed finger or ear into their pockets for them to find later on.
posted by painquale at 1:35 AM on October 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Related, from The Gallery of Regrettable Food - Meat! Meat Meat Meat. Maybe you could decorate with some of these delicious looking photos. The captions add to the horror.
posted by j_curiouser at 2:18 AM on October 16, 2012


Be sure to serve a meat hand. (Really. Have a look at this link. It's a lot of fun!)
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 3:08 AM on October 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'd suggest working in some references to "The Special Stuff" (pronounced "stooof") sold by local butcher Mr Hillary Briss in BBC comedy (dark, dark, delightfully disturbing comedy) The League of Gentlemen.
posted by Alice Russel-Wallace at 4:15 AM on October 16, 2012


Meat Head!
posted by random thoughts at 6:49 AM on October 16, 2012


Meat gingerbread man. This put several kids on a lifelong path of vegetarianism.
posted by zippy at 8:21 AM on October 16, 2012


there are human brain jell-o molds out there, i have seen them...also ear and nose ice-cube-trays...and a big bowl of eyeball candies shouldnt be hard to find.
posted by sexyrobot at 9:41 AM on October 16, 2012


I don't know if you've ever played Psychonauts, for Xbox and PC. It was in one of the humble bundle recently I think... In any case it's a game about battling in people's minds and each mind is a weird world (the teacher who longs for the 70's has a disco/roller rink world, ex-general's mind is a military battleground, etc.). I'll keep it spoiler free, but the final world is a "meat circus" that might give you some ideas.
posted by DynamiteToast at 11:19 AM on October 16, 2012


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