Here's a gory twist on the chips and dip party staple. Pretend the dip is monster brain, served from a monster skull.
The monster brains will be made out of guacamole. Guacamole is slimy, chunky and a yucky color, but so tasty. Prepare your own (there are tons of great recipes) or just pick some up at the grocery store.
Make the monster skull from a medium-sized squash or pumpkin. You won't have a problem finding a great variety this time of year. Slice off the top, and scoop out the insides until clean. Slice a small piece off the bottom of the squash as well, so it will stand up straight. Carve out a scary face, or use toothpicks with small veggies or candy to make funny faces (think Mr. Potato Head).
Fill up the skull with your guacamole brains and serve with chips. You can also make extra monster skulls, and fill them with salsa or sour cream.