One ghoulish glass

Just in time for Halloween, Nacthmann’s Skull Tumblers are multifunctional glasses fit for parties. Jet black with a skull and stag design on the front, they can be used as lanterns because the translucent inlaid etchings play with light and flame. Or one could fill them with dried or dead flowers and turn them into a nihilistic vase. Available at for $45 a glass.

One good turnover maker

Whip up an Latin-inspired dish by throwing in savory ingredients inside dough for a fast and easy party treat. The IMUSA Empanada Maker seals pastry dough, melts filings and crisps crust brown. The nonstick surface makes for easy cleaning. Available at Target and for $39.99.

One potent potation

Metro Detroiters love their tequilas. Southeast Michigan is 1800 Tequila’s number-one market, according to the company. This simple recipe creates a creepy color in a libation appropriate for adults.

Blood Orange Margarita

1 oz. 1800 Añejo Tequila

2 oz Blood Orange Juice

Splash of Agave

Garnish with Chili

Combine ingredients, serve over ice and garnish with chili pepper.

Compiled by Steve Pardo

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