At our last Halloween party we served "Long Pig" pulled pork sandwiches. Like most Halloween party foods, the fun was in the display. The pulled pork looked absolutely gruesome piled inside my skeleton torso.
The skeleton torso is an expensive Bucky Skeleton I bought a few years ago (the ones they use in classrooms), but this posable skeleton will work the same (and is much less expensive!)
I started by filling the chest cavity and pelvis with tinfoil. I made a tray by wrapping tinfoil around a plastic storage bin lid, and strategically placed lettuce to enhance the overall look of the "meal". My simple recipe for pulled pork fills the torso out nicely.
Super Simple "Long Pig" Pulled Pork
Use 9 pounds of pork shoulder or roast, and cook in root beer (seriously, it is very tasty) in a large crock pot for 6-7 hours. Drain and shred the pork, and add your favorite BBQ sauce.
We have also lined the inside of the skeleton with coldcuts in previous years. You could use other types of meat... sausages, for the lower body, BBQ ribs in the upper body.
It's a little hard to see in the picture, but I decorated the area with some "butcher shop" Halloween decorations -
- Bloody Cleaver - I used this clever near the skeleton, not fuctional but helps set the scene
7' Bloody Weapon Garland - I hung this garland along the wall behind the "buffet"
Bloody Clings - the table was set up near a window, so these clings were perfect (dinner was trying to get away...unsuccessfully)
- Bloody Butcher Intestines - these are new this year, and quite gross :)
If you are looking for more fun ideas for your Halloween party check out these links -
- Halloween Party Ideas from Party411.com
- Black Light Bar - Glowing Halloween Cocktails
- Halloween Bloody Banquet Theme
- Haunted Glowing Portraits
- Find the perfect Halloween Costume