Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Tips for Your Restaurant

It’s Halloween everyone! Time to bring out the pumpkins, red juices for blood and delicious, creepy bat cookies that everyone secretly loves. Yes, it’s that time of the year again when you can be outwardly creative with the food you serve. And no one will mind because you’re actually doing it because of an event.

To celebrate the event with the rest of the country, here are some Halloween ideas that you can use for your restaurant.

Scary Food

Scary Food

Ah, who doesn’t like scary food on Halloween? Don’t let your dessert chef miss out on the fun of designing gross cupcakes, it’s always the bestsellers at this time of the year. Some popular Halloween food from last year includes skeleton cupcakes where you can use licorice, pretzels and marshmallows to make up the skeletons, gingerbread cookies which are always a classic for Halloween events and spaghetti topped with the words “boo” made out of cheese. Scary? Cute! Especially on a special holiday like Halloween.

Printed Scary Supplies

If you’ll be serving scary food, you also have to make everything else look scary. It’s just once a year, so splurge a little to give your customers a nasty, but fun surprise. Take the time to print scary images on your custom beverage napkins. Maybe use images of body parts? Of course, it’ll be gross. But people like grossing themselves out, especially during Halloween. You can also upgrade your logo to look extra scary on Halloween. Google does this to their logo every year, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do too. Print special paper cups and plates for the holiday and serve food using those special plates. Your restaurant will be extra scary if you convince people with scary supplies.

Halloween Cups

Decorate the Restaurant

Now it’s time to decorate the restaurant. This is the fun part for the people who don’t work in the kitchen. Decorating the restaurant is a lot of work. You can set your own theme, but if you’ll be going for a traditional Halloween, images and statues like the Scare face, lighted pumpkins and fake skeletons are always popular. Spider webs may be icky, so you need to be sure that they are plastic and not in any way real or in danger of breaking the health food code. Maybe you can even rent Halloween costumes for the waiters!

Halloween is a holiday for many people. Make the most of it by giving your customers something they’d enjoy.

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