The celeb chef shares his festive food and decorating ideas.
If anyone knows how to throw a Halloween party, it’s professional chef David Burtka and his husband, actor Neil Patrick Harris. The annual shindig at their L.A. home is infamous for drawing A-list guests. Since relocating from L.A. to New York City to raise their children (six-year-old twins Harper and Gideon), the festive gurus admit to having toned things down but still make a point of getting creative when October 31 rolls around. “We’ve scaled it back a bit,” says Burtka. “Either we do an adultish dinner or a pumpkin carving party for the kids. But we still try to give the holiday the attention that it deserves.”
Burtka is currently working on a cookbook, Life of the Party, which will debut in spring 2019. "It's centered around seasonal cooking and entertaining and will go beyond just Christmas and Easter—it'll have snow day and spring garden parties as well." Here, he shares some of his tips for transforming everyday dishes into Halloween masterpieces, healthy recipe ideas, and more.