Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Picnic Meet-Up Recipes for Goths

In 2012 I made a list of ten unusual Goth meet-up ideas because I figured that Goths could do with some more non-club social opportunities. Still, with it now being summer it is definitely picnic weather, so I decided to compile some recipes to share should any of you be hosting a picnic with other spooky types.

First some suggestions for a picnic meet-up:

  • Survey the visitors to find out if anyone has allergies or dietary restrictions. If you are still bringing something that someone can't eat, make sure you bring a card with the ingredients on it so that everyone can judge for themselves.
  • If your group has under 21's or people who do not drink alcohol, I would recommend not bringing any alcohol at all. Or, at least, have some good non-alcoholic options for everyone else. (And be aware of policies in your area regarding alcohol in public spaces.)
  • Feel free to take your foods in pretty Goth containers, like these Halloween tupperware containers or black cat bento boxes


Lavender lemonade, my recipe!
Virgin Fruit Sangria
Pomegranate Iced Tea
Strawberry Lime Agua Fresca
Black Magic Cocktail
Iced Mint Green Tea

Picnic Foods:

Garlic Hummus
Falafel Salad
Raw Zucchini Salad with Avocado and Edamame
Balsamic Roasted Strawberries, preferably on baguette with goat cheese
Chicken and apple salad
Green Tomatillo Salsa, on chips
Strawberry Almond Shrimp Salad


Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes
Yogurt Ice Pops with Berries
Mini Fruit Tart Cheesecakes
Raspberry Chocolate Ice Pops

What would you bring to a picnic meet up?


  1. This is great. You should do some more goth recipe collections :)

  2. Oooh, this all sounds delicious! :3

  3. I have that Pyrex and the version they made the year before where the bats were a bit more cartoony. Lavender lemonade sounds delicious.

  4. That lavender lemonade sounds delicious! I've been thinking about a goth meetup here with a picknick but is a bit shy.

  5. Just in time for my picnic date!
    thanks for sharing these! ♥

  6. I've just noticed that you've changed your favicon to the one I made for my blog; I appreciate the indirect compliment! I'd definitely like to try the lavender lemonade, though I'm not opposed to... stronger drinks at a picnic.

    1. Oops, my mistake; internet explorer mixed up the favicons of various sites in my history and it hasn't actually changed. (I should really move out of the dark ages and take it off my laptop, but there's a dinosaur streak within me). Apologies!

  7. This is positively lovely! My friends and I were just chatting about a picnic in Bachelor's Grove, but no one had any ideas on what sort of 'theme appropriate' foods we could bring. We tried the Black Magic cocktail at one of our big Dracula movie marathon nights and the other recipes went just as well!! Thank you!