Recipe for a very flavorful Curried Butternut Squash Soup and Charming Ideas for a Halloween Dinner Party!
As you all know, we’re all about making Halloween charming and we have a blast doing it! So, we wanted to share our recipe for Curried Butternut Squash Soup, but also show you how to create an elegant Halloween dinner party. It’s all about finding the traditional fall and Halloween items and leaving anything scary behind!
For the Halloween dinner party menu, we kept it simple and served a delicious and filling curried butternut squash soup in a large black cauldron. The presentation is as elegant as can be for Halloween! Each guest also had their own small cauldrons to enjoy their soup from. You can buy the large cauldron here! I have owned the small ones for years. These from Crate and Barrel are the closest I can find to them now.
The soup is made with apples, squash, chicken stock, onions, curry powder and more delicious fall spices. It’s honestly so satisfying, it can be served as a main! We would suggest this as a main, if you’re serving a large fall salad and a few appetizers on the side, like our Halloween charcuterie platter.
The soup has such a stunning color and garnished with the green apples, it makes one beautiful and charming Halloween-themed soup!
For the decor, we always incorporate flowers. Flowers work beautifully for an elegant Halloween party. It’s a bonus if they’re dried or a few days old. I like the look of an imperfect flower arrangement for Halloween. We got two uses out of this arrangement, since we used it for our Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party as well.
Other elegant Halloween decorations are candles. Line the table with beautiful candles to create a glowing ambience for a cozy dinner party.
In addition to flowers and candles, add pumpkins and squash down the center.
One of my new purchases this year for Halloween is this skull decanter and skull glasses from Williams Sonoma. They’re elegant with a little charming spookiness. You can pour a bottle of wine in the decanter if you’re serving wine or a spirit.
For the drinks, we served our signature Apple Cider Moscow Mules, garnished with a blackberry to keep it Hallweenish and some black rum on the rocks.
If you try this curried butternut squash soup let us know how you like it in the comments! Happy Halloween and stay charming!