We hung voluminous amounts of black sheeting, dimmed the lights, fired up the smoke machine, and abundantly decorated, to provide those mortals brave enough to venture down the steep stairs, a journey through uncharted territory. An expedition they wouldn't soon forget.
This year the theme was a "haunted cafeteria". We started with a range of foods designed to disturb and disgust, "blood" stained table cloths, bones on the floor and rats on the table. Guests then traveled on to a "jail cell", where Lost Souls banged cafeteria trays and screamed to be let out, then continued their intrepid journey past an electric chair. The adventure concluded with the offer of a refreshing glass of "bats blood", and a fright, when a hand reached out from under the table to grab an ankle of the unsuspecting adventurer.
|Some of the disgusting food - blue tortilla chips for bat ears, black twizzlers for witch veins, cheese puffs for troll boogers and dried banana slices for rat brains|
|Also on offer in the "haunted cafeteria" spaghetti and eyeballs|
Recipe adapted from Matthew Mead's Monster Book of Halloween, 2009