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Mummy’s Night Out + Veggie Dip Recipe

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Mummy themed Halloween Party ideas

This “MUMMY’S NIGHT OUT” theme from Phyllis Hoffman Celebrate Halloween is such a clever & elegant take on Halloween, and a color palette of green, white, and black feels fresh & fun, but still very Halloween-appropriate.

The fabulous “Mummy Veggie Dip” tray pictured above is the first thing that caught my eye… such creative presentation! The full recipe is below, but you can really use any thick cream-cheese based dip that you personally love for this dish; the key lies is in forming the mummy shape with your hands, then piping on the top layer of cream cheese from a pastry bag fitted with a leaf tip (in order to mimic the look of cloth).

Mummy themed Halloween Party ideas

These Mummy Vases are super cute too – and surprisingly easy! All you need to recreate these at home are clear glass vases, cheesecloth, transparent tape, plastic eyeballs, and flowers. (Flowers pictured here: white Spider Mums, Dianthus Carnations, and black Kangaroo Paws.)

Mummy themed Halloween Party ideas

For another creative food presentation idea, check out this adorable Assorted Mummy Cookies Tray :

Mummy themed Halloween Party ideas

Give store-bought cookies like gingerbread men, vanilla wafers, and pirouettes a “mummy look” by covering and coating them with piped white chocolate. Use sugar eyes or black gel icing for the eyes. Present them in an extremely mod-looking “graveyard” made of white, green, and black jelly beans. Super cute!

Mummy themed Halloween Party ideas

For more recipes & ideas on this theme – plus & a TON of other ultra-creative Halloween ideas – check out the 2010 edition of Phyllis Hoffman Celebrate Halloween. (On news stands until November 2nd!)


{via Phyllis Hoffman Celebrate}


  • 2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese
  • 3 (4 oz) packages goat cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup green olives with pimientos, drained and chopped
  • 1 (4.25 oz) can chopped black olives
  • 1 (3.5 oz) jar capers, drained, rinsed, and chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Assorted fresh green veggies


1. In a medium bowl, beat 1 package cream cheese and goat cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
2. Add olives, capers, garlic, and pepper, beating until combined.
3. Refrigerate mixture for a least 1 hour.
4. Place mixture on a serving platter and form into a mummy design.
5. Beat remaining cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
6. Place cream cheese in a pastry bag fitted with a flat leaf tip.
7. Pipe desired mummy design onto mummy figure.
8. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
9. Serve with assorted fresh green vegetables.



  1. Becks October 27, 2010 at 8:01 am

    What a cute and modern party idea! This proves that you don’t have to use orange to make it a Halloween party.

  2. Jeanne Benedict October 27, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Very fun & well done!

  3. Arwa October 27, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Its mind boggling….simply artistic n well executed…..

  4. PartyMom October 27, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Such creativity! You get to a point where you think you’ve seen every take on something so iconic as a mummy…but then you see something like this and your mind is blown away again at the possibilities! What a great find…thanks for sharing!

  5. Do@PiggyBankParties October 27, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I’m so “wrapped” up in this party! They details are fantastic!

  6. Rowaida Flayhan October 27, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Cute ideas and so much fun! So creative

  7. Abby Barnett October 27, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Absolutely fabulous! Such a great idea! Such details and creativity! Very inspiring!

  8. Kay October 27, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    My friend was just telling about a party her neighbor had for her girlfriends and it was called, “Mummy’s Night Out” These decorations are very cute. I also saw some cute mummy wrapped hot dogs at

  9. Cheep Ideas October 27, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    GREAT ideas and photography! I’ve added a link to my roundup today. Love the site too – so pretty!!

    • jenn s. October 27, 2010 at 3:47 pm

      Thank you! And we just launched this new design a few days ago… so glad you like it! :)

  10. Karen October 27, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    That is an adorable idea. I really like it.

  11. Tonya Scentsy October 28, 2010 at 10:45 am

    The dip idea is sososo cute. Doing this on sunday!

  12. Kori Clark October 28, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Oh My Goodness! I love the mummy ideas! Thank you so much for more inspiration and a fun new way for my little ones to eat veggies!!
    Love the new site too!

  13. Bre October 28, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    This is absolutely fantastic! Such cute, stylish, and clever ideas! Some of them look easy enough for even me to execute and try at home.

  14. Amy @ Blowout Party! October 31, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Oh my! Love these ideas- especially the yummy mummy veggie platter!

  15. Sarah Smith March 26, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I love the chips and how the chip bowl is arranged!

  16. MonogrammedEverything! October 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Love this, sounds delicious AND looks so cute!

  17. Gina @ A Touch of Whimsy October 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Oh these are fabulous! Officially on my to do list for the weekend!

  18. Susan R. Schmalz September 9, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Love these wonderful halloween and party ideas1.

  19. Christie Lynch October 25, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Love these ideas! Boo-tiful!

  20. Ben Pratt July 30, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Those Mummy vases look adorable! And totally going to make the Mummy Veggie dip platter, even though it’s not Halloween.

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