Awesome Goth Food Party Ideas

Goth Food - Hot Nutella Sandwich Dobbed with Hot Black Fruits

Hot Nutella sandwich dobbed with hot fruit of the woods
Hot Nutella sandwich dobbed with hot fruit of the woods | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 2 people - 1 sandwich each
Fruits and berries cooking in the pan
Fruits and berries cooking in the pan | Source

Ingredients for Nutella Sandwich and Berry Sauce

  • 4 slices sliced bread, white
  • 1 egg
  • 30/40 ml (1/2 cup - 3/4 cup) milk, approx (as you like it for French Toast)
  • pinch salt
  • 2 pats butter, salty
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella, heaped
  • 1 pkt (300 grams or 10 ozs) frozen berry fruits, approximately
  • 3/4 tablespoons icing sugar
Nutella filled sandwich, just sliced in two diagonally
Nutella filled sandwich, just sliced in two diagonally | Source
Berry Sauce
Berry Sauce | Source


  1. Thaw the frozen fruits and berries.
  2. Put them in a smallish non-stick saucepan with a few tablespoons of icing sugar and stir and cook until the juice has thickened.
  3. In a mixing dish, beat the egg and the milk together with the salt - as you would for French Toast.
  4. Put the slices of bread in the egg and milk to soak briefly.
  5. Put two slices of the bread in the frying pan and fry well on one side.
  6. Turn them over and fry lightly on the other side.
  7. Repeat with the other two slices of bread
  8. Put two slices of cooked bread on a board and spread each paler side with Nutella. (Use a large cooking knife to spread). Put the other slice on the top. Cut in half diagonally.
  9. Put the hot berry sauce in a pretty bowl with a serving spoon.
  10. Serve the sandwiches on a pretty plate with the berry sauce on the side.
  11. Dollop as much berry sauce as you like on the hot sandwiches.
  12. Sprinkle with icing sugar.

Hot Nutella Sandwich Dobbed with Hot Black Fruits

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Goths at a Party

Goths at a party
Goths at a party | Source

A Goth Party

Goth Tea Party
Goth Tea Party | Source

Gothic Party Ideas

Giving a goth party is a great excuse to delve into all the bruised, fruity sorts of foods and atmosphere that the dark side of human nature likes to dip into from time to time.

Who'd care about roast chicken and potatoes when there are delicious goth food alternatives to drum up on those other, party occasions, (or even a bbq steak!)

This article is jam-and-pickle packed with the following goth food ideas for those parties when tofu-and-cress-on-a-wedge-of-wholegrain just won't swing for you any more - for your goth brunch, BBQ, lunch, high tea (or night time affair),or for Halloween:

  • Party theme ideas
  • Recipe
  • Menu ideas

I've also included a list of don't dos for your party as well as a list of helpful foods that you can serve that are really simple, once you have created your goth party room - or table or place in the woods.

Wednesday Addams

Party Theme Idea

Since there isn't anything casual about goth style, creating the right ambiance is the first step. It's a self-conscious mixture of elegant and fine, with a lot of black in it - shrouded in melancholy and a lot of "who cares?"

Any one of the following characters, periods or genres can inspire your goth party table and theme and make your food taste goth-interesting:

  • Victorian fashion dress and bric a brac
  • Lisbeth Sanders - the brave hacker in the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" trilogy,
  • Edgar Allen Poe poems such as 'The Raven' which begins "Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary"
  • Wednesday Addams (of the 'Adams Family', kind of Halloween),
  • Abbey, NCIS forensic scientist, (Pauley Perrette)

For my goth table setting (in the photo above), I played around with lace, bits of bark, a china vase, a Victorian fan and candles for my elegant table look, but if you're a Punk-ish kind of goth then possibly ripped red velvet with harsh white lights and black candles would work just as well.

Caviar Coated Cream Cheese Balls

Caviar coated cream cheese balls
Caviar coated cream cheese balls | Source
Just figs
Just figs | Source

What foods not to Serve at a Halloween Goth Party

Here is a menu of goth foods for all occasions with choices for an intimate get-together, or for bigger parties like Halloween.

The only really goth thing to bear in mind is presentation; the foods are so beautiful when they really look striking and unique. Garnish with red flower petals, or whole walnuts or serve olives in a silver bowl, or call in for 'French Fries' that will arrive in bright take-away containers.
Lighting with candles is suggestive too (no strobes).

Here are some absolute don't s (because they suggest health, well being and the mundane - all that is typically, stereotypically un-goth - where most Gothic people are concerned!)**.


  • green salads (beetroot is OK, but in ball shapes and with balsamic vinegar)
  • lettuce leafs - as garnish
  • roast chicken or pork chops
  • roast potatoes
  • stews
  • boiled vegetables
  • pies
  • spaghetti
  • Chinese, Mexican or Indian Foods
  • Grilled fish
  • Pumpkin served as a pumpkin (it has to be very darkly cooked and served with something like black grapes, baked into a bread)

**. Not all Gothic people, agreed.

Parma ham and figs
Parma ham and figs | Source
Black olives in a silver dish
Black olives in a silver dish | Source

Goth Foods for a Party

Some helpful, smart looking goth foods.


  • Maraschino cherries
  • Grilled mushrooms
  • Rare roast beef with black olives or truffles
  • Barbequed steak
  • Lobster tails
  • Black beans
  • Black olives
  • Black figs - served any way
  • Walnuts
  • Peruvian Chocolate Sauce
  • White ice cream
  • Jellied Fruits
  • Chocolate and more chocolate
  • Campari drinks
  • Red wine (mulled wine would be great with all the bark in it)
  • Espresso coffee - from an espresso machine with sugar cubes

Here follows some menu ideas that might inspire your goth party, or your Halloween Party.

Planning a Menu for a Goth Party

Brunch Party
Afternoon Tea Party
Party Party with Food
Fried egg whites + a grilled brown mushroom on the top of each
Small ball shapes eggs rolled in caviar (lumpfish) with Congnac buttered toast
Fried Nutella sandwiches+ blueberries
Deep fried black pudding, deep fried pickled gurkins and deep fried Maraschino cherries
Bitter chocolate cake to die for with cranberry jelly and Campari Grapefruit
Hamburger and ketchup + delivered chips
Beetroot in ball shapes, fresh walnuts, balls of gorgonzola on a plate of black rice and trufle olive oil - and tree types of black olives. Martini's with black olives
Black tea with rhodiola, lemon sponge cake and merangue, strawberry ice cream and loganberries + mint chocolate thins
Black squid ink risotto
Parma Ham served on a clear plastic plate with figs
Blinis with caviar (lumpfish), quals eggs + pumkin and banana bread, martinis with black olives.
Black beans with chopped squid + boiled lobster tails with butter
Cold beetroot soup, hot fig cake served with chocolate ice cream
Barbequed beef steaks with baked potato and ketcup
Barbequed kebabs of dried fruits stuffed with nuts and sausages

BBQ Steak

BBQ steak
BBQ steak | Source

Fig Loaf

Fig Loaf
Fig Loaf | Source

Edgar Allen Poe - The Raven

A line from one of Edgar Allen Poe's most famous poems titles "The Raven", which sets the sort of tone I imagine a great goth party would have at its visual heart:

"And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain thrilled me -
filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before....."

© 2012 Penelope Hart

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Comments 43 comments

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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States

That recipe looks fantastic and I love the party ideas! I'm a Poe fan, so my party would definitely use elements from that time period.

Voted up and sharing ! I know some friends who would love these ideas, especially this time of year.

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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

Yea!!! Good on you guys, have a spooky party.

We loved that recipe too, which was my invention. Thanks so much for the votes and share.

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chef-de-jour 4 years ago from Wakefield, West Yorkshire,UK

Oooooh lovely hub, right up my street although I'm no goth I can see the beauty, dark beauty, of these recipes and ideas. Such mouth watering morsels for the average gothophile.

Votes for this delicious compilation.

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jellygator 4 years ago from USA

After reading this, I might become a bit Gothic myself. YUM!

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Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

Great hub! I may well "kiddie" a couple of these for Halloween. :-)

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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

What an interesting idea for a hub, GoodLady! I love all your suggestions. I've never thought about what a goth food party would be like before, but your food choices sound ideal!

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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

jellygator I'm sure being Gothic once in a while is deliciously bad for us.

DarryImdavis Have a delicious goth Halloween. Thanks for commneting here. Appreciate it!

AliciaC I'd never thought about a goth party till I realized what an interesting group of people they are - trendsetters in their way. Then I wondered what they might eat and it felt exciting. So pleased you dropped by to comment and thank you.

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GiblinGirl 4 years ago from New Jersey

Wow - lots of great ideas. Definitely makes me want to throw my own party.

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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

Heheee I love this hub! So timely for Halloween. The hot Nutella sandwich sounds so awesome I can actually eat it any day, even when I'm not in my "goth mood." Rated up and pinned!

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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

GiblinGirl. I think goth makes for a great party theme, so bizarre and dark.

Om P! That Nutella sandwich is truly the most wonderful food this side of Christmas, good, good. So great you pinned it. I loved writing this hub, so many thanks

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK

What a brilliant, original hub! Love it!

Voted up and pinned :)

Teresa Elizabeth 4 years ago

I love these recipes!! the pictures themselves are mouthwatering and what a great theme. Well done GoodLady, watching out for your next one.

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Very interesting and thanks for sharing.


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

Judi Bee. This hub is for you - who inspired the writing of it.

Teresa. Glad you like the pictures and thanks for visiting this goth page.

Eddy from Wales! Great you commented (ta!)

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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Congratulations on the hub of the day! I don´t think I have to be gothic to enjoy this goth party, do I? Very interesting hub. Thanks for sharing.

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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

Congrats on HOTD! These are great ideas that have my mouth watering. Love the Raven!

Apples and Pears 4 years ago

Richly delicious fun!! This hub is full of great ideas, goth or not!!!

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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

Thelma Alberts You don't have to be goth, no, but fun to get under their skin for a party!

vespawoolf Thanks so much. The Raven is so goth!

apples and pears. Yes, I like it really really rich, oozing with rich, thanks for commenting.

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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

that was very awesome recipe! looks sooo good!

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teresamg 4 years ago from Portugal

Wow, this looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing! It's very original.

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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether

This was awesome. Probably the best and most creative hub I've seen on here in a LONG time. Great job!

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Your Cousins 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

There's something spooky, mysterious and DELICIOUS about this hub GoodLady. I think I would love the Nutella sandwich and the whole idea of having a goth party for Halloween.

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Mr Crimxen 4 years ago from New Hampshire

These are interesting meal ideas that I want to try out and they look delicious. Cheers.

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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

unkown spy. It's amazing and hope you try it, once twice and many times.

teresamag. Thanks for great comment.

kittythdreamer. I had a lot of fun creating it so it's great to know you approve of it.

Your Cousins. Hope you have a super spooky goth Halloween.

Mr. Crimxen. You have to try the deep fried battered black pudding, gherkin and cherries one and let me know how you liked it!

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David R Bradley 4 years ago from The Active Side of Infinity

Hands down the sexiest HUB I've seen! Just delightful! My imagination completely lit up as I read this. Thank you for taking us all on this gothic adventure!

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theraggededge 4 years ago from Wales

Goth... and a little bit Steampunk, I'd say! Voted up in many directions! Pinned too :-)

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verbalstasis 4 years ago from New York, New York

very weird but good, it's nice to have a little variety

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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

David R Bradley. So important to create a sexy vibe at a party don't you agree? I had fun with this!

the raggededge. Steampunk? Yes, I think it's in there somewhere, yes, why not? Thanks for votes and pinning.

verbalstasis. A little variety is the spice of life - and a bit weird is such fun sometimes isn't it?

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Hui (蕙) 4 years ago

Beautiful food, beautiful hub, beautiful idea! Congratulations!

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verbalstasis 4 years ago from New York, New York

being weird is fun and pleasing, if it were no diversity life would be boring. I agree my friend

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Les Trois Chenes 4 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

Your goth's get very posh food! It looks lovely. When I was a student we had a black and white party, including black and white food. It was great fun but, alas, lobster and caviar were not on the menu.

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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very inspiring hub. Good presentation and I love the recipe as well. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

Hui. Beautiful commenting. Appreciated thank you.

Verbalstasis. Being weird is great fun sometimes, thanks for being my friend on this.

LesTroisChenes, This goth food has to be very very posh! I'd have loved to have seen your black and white party.

prasetio. Appreciate your comment and your votes! Thank you.

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Hot Nutella sandwich .... What a great invention for a recipe! I love creating something that no one has ever heard of before. I've never thought of having a Goth party before but sounds like it would be a lot of fun and a chance to let out that dark side :)

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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

Bring out that dark side with forbidden fruits and ....nutella sandwiches! Thanks and have a ball!

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idigwebsites 3 years ago from United States

Hahahaha. People with boyfriends and girlfriends who are into goth will surely appreciate and follow these tips and really unique theme menu.

And throw in the dark chocolate too to boot. :)

Up and interesting :)

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GoodLady 3 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

An overdose of dark chocolate of course. Thanks!

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StitchTheDamned 3 years ago from Clifton Park, NY

These are all fantastic ideas! I particularily like the hot nutella sandwhiches with the fruit. Those sound so delicious, easy to make and they look so pretty.

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GoodLady 3 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

Easy to make and yes, really truly too delicious. Hope you'll love one after another. Wicked good.

Thanks so much for commenting!

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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Pretty fun stuff!

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GoodLady 2 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

Thanks Audrey!

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