My DS is turning 8 this month, and he wants a monster/Halloween-themed party. I've spent a bunch of time online searching for party ideas, and found some (what I thought were) cool ideas, especially for gruesome menu items. But last night I told DH about them, and he thinks they're too dark/scary. Below are the items he most objected to -- what do you think?
"Bones and blood" -- bone-shaped breadsticks with marinara for dipping
"Severed fingers" -- string cheese with a slivered almond stuck to the end as the fingernail
"Used band-aids" -- quartered graham crackers with cream cheese and a dot of strawberry jam in the middle
"Graveyard cake" -- individual dirt cakes (crushed Oreos/pudding/gummy worms) with a tombstone-shaped cookie that says "RIP"
We're also having "mummy dogs" (a variation on pigs-in-blankets) and fruit salad, but DH is fine with those. DH says he doesn't mind the foods themselves so much, but doesn't want me to put out cards labeling each dish with its gruesome name (which, to me, is the whole point -- a plate of breadsticks and marinara isn't scary unless it's labeled "bones and blood"!). He found some "cutesy" monster party ideas online, but they're very young-seeming to me, like for a 3-year-old's party (mostly involving regular party food with googly eyes and the like on it). DS has made it clear that he wants a scary party.
So which of the poll options would you choose?