Admittedly, I am not much of a seasonal decorator, however, I do play hostess to an annual Halloween party where I try out crafty tricks and treats, one of my favorites being the graveyard of sandwiches.
The original idea called for an assortment of salad (chicken salad, tuna salad, etc) fillings, but we prefer roast beef and soft cheese (for veggie lovers I use marinated Portobello in lieu of meat). I also commissioned my neighbor to weld a brander, so I could toast cross markings into the sandwiches instead of decorating with condiments.
In pre-Paper Source days I used greens as the ground covering for these bites. This year, I decided to freshen up the party offerings. So, for this Halloween inspiration, I am giving you three additional ways to present spirited sandwiches.
1. The Playful Knoll – Add a little whimsy to the graveyard presentation by using moss paper and scissors (also consider: Die Cut Fall Leaves)
2. The Vampy Sammy – Let your vampire-loving friends know you are hip to their scene by nestling your bites into origami coffins using black cover weight and parchment paper.
3. The Tangled Web of Vittles – Take a tip from our first guest blogger and rubber stamp bakery paper with something spooky, wrapping and securing your sandwich with Martha Stewart Crafts Baker’s Twine. It’s the perfect presentation for lunchboxes or a lighter tribute to the season.
In what ways do you transform your Halloween handouts? Share your holiday tricks and treats.