Before the start of your trick-or-treat outing, serve up an old-fashioned Halloween dinner from the past. A turn-of-the-century book featured this Halloween dinner suggestion:
Have a big pumpkin filled with yellow chrysanthemums for the center of the table and at each place a tiny pumpkin made into a candleholder with its own burning candle. Light the room with jack o' lanterns or yellow paper lanterns.
For the menu serve foods with Halloween and autumn colors, beginning with cream of corn soup in yellow bowls. Serve turkey, cranberry jelly, mashed turnips, baked sweet potatoes, on yellow plates. Serve fruit salad in the red apple cups, with pumpkin pie and yellow ice cream frozen in shape of pumpkins, for dessert. Serve hot chocolate in yellow cups.