Now onto the savories!
First are the pimento cheese with bat wings. I used the same recipe that my aunt used for her cheddar pinwheels, which turned out perfectly. I liked this recipe better than the Paula Deen one with cream cheese--this one just has mayo (with a dash of Worchester sauce). I used a bat cookie cutter (from Homegoods!) to make the shape.
Next the spider deviled eggs:
(this picture was from the "leftover" party I served to my parents to help me eat up the leftovers)
I made my normal deviled eggs (mashed egg yolk with mayo, sweet pickle, a dash of yellow mustard, and salt and pepper to taste) and topped them with paprika for a little extra color. I then used canned medium black olives (pitted) to make the spiders. I cut the larger olives in the can in half and placed in the middle of the egg. The slightly smaller olives I cut in half, and then I sliced them thin in order to make the legs for the eight legged creatures.
I also served "wicked cucumber" which is a Benedictine cucumber sandwich.
(I found the witch hat pick at the dollar store and picked up a pack--I knew I would use it for something in the party)
This time I used a recipe from Allrecipes, slightly modified. I'll copy it here as I made it:
1 large cucumber, chopped finely (I used my chopper)
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 8 oz container cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon dill
4 drops green dye (to make it extra green for this Halloween tea)
Place cucumber and onion in paper towel and squeeze to remove water.
Using a mixer, combine softened cream cheese with cucumber, onion, and dill. Mix until combined. Add dye, mixing until color you desire.
Now onto my favorite sandwich for this tea--a pumpkin shaped pie.
here. I just used a knife to cut out triangles for the eyes and nose and cut a slit in the shape of a smile for the mouth.