Promise a bloody good time by splattering white cards with red nail polish, says Jennifer Sbranti, who writes the entertaining blog HostesswiththeMostess.com.
Arrange branches vertically around a glass cylinder and wrap with twine, says Sabrina Soto, host of HGTV's Halloween Block Party 2010, airing October 16. Add dry ice (go to DryIceDirectory.com to find it) for the foggy feel of Forks, Washington, the setting of the story.
Place a black charger under a plain white dish and finish with a red satin napkin, says Sbranti.
Cut small slits in the tops of red apples and slip in paper cutouts with guests' names.
Cover chair backs with black pillowcases and secure with red ribbon, says Soto.
Let the Edward-vs.-Jacob debate heat up over these delicious hors d'oeuvres and desserts.
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