Halloween  parties don't have to be all about the kitschy hot dog ghosts and eyeball deviled eggs. Instead, plan a menu that highlights pumpkin, squash, apples, and other fresh Fall produce. Yes, black and orange colors make an appearance, but naturally and not artificially. Have a happy adults-only Halloween!
Pumpkin Pineapple Cocktail
Start the night off by serving guests pumpkin pineapple cocktails , rum-based drinks sweetened with honey and garnished with pumpkin pie spices. Keep a big batch in a punch bowl so guests can refresh their cups throughout the night.
Fall Squash and Goat Cheese Dip With Garlic Toasts
Fill roasted hubbard squash halves with a garlicky cream cheese and chèvre  mixture, and bake until the cheese becomes bubbly and golden brown. Instruct guests to scrape a bit of the cooked squash as they dollop the cheese mixture onto the garlic crostini.
Smoky Sausage, Kale, and Sweet Potato Soup
Soup can curb hunger as guests trickle in. Let guests ladle this seasonal sausage, kale, and sweet potato soup  into small bowls or coffee mugs.
Autumn Salad With Pumpkin-Orange Dressing
Take a traditional salad with walnuts, blue cheese, and dried cranberries , but dress it up Halloween  style with a vinaigrette made of olive oil, orange juice, rice wine vinegar, and pumpkin puree.
Mussels With Almond Butter
Beyond being the appropriate black and orange colors, mussels with almond butter  are an impressive, and startlingly easy, dish to prep and serve guests. Just be sure to include some sort of bread to sop up the buttery white wine sauce.
Pumpkin Garlic Knots
Dinner isn't complete without a big batch of pumpkin garlic knots . The yeasty, bright orange rolls complement the soup and the mussels, but they are also excellent with a hefty smear of pumpkin butter (pumpkin purée and butter whipped together).
Bourbon-Spiked Caramel Apples With Smoked Sea Salt
This is an adult party — so it goes without saying there will be no eyeball- or worm-studded desserts. Instead, channel Martha Stewart  and make bourbon-spiked caramel apples with smoked sea salt , complete with a twig stick handle.