"If you don't let me gut out this house and make it my own, I will go insane, and I will take you with me! ..."
- Delia Deetz
After Barbara and Adam Maitland die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes and teen daughter Lydia buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice, a rambunctious spirit whose "help" quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.
Sandworm Juice, Day-O Shrimp Cocktail, Duffy's Cantonese Food, and Black & White Cookies
Sandworm juice: Once you see the movie you'll know why I decided to have these adorable but very big worms from the afterlife be part of the menu. You can follow the recipe at cookingchanneltv.com
Day-O Shrimp Coacktail: I of course had to include the shrimp cocktail from the very famous scene where the Deetz's are dancing around the table to the Day-O song. It's like the best part of the movie! I used Trader Joe's fully cooked frozen shrimp (delicious by the way). For the sauce I mixed ketchup, diced onion and cilantro with lime juice. Yumm!
Duffy's Cantonese Food: There is a scene where the Deetz's are having dinner in their new home. If you look closely at the take out boxes you can see it was from a local place called Duffy's. The family obviously didn't enjoy the dinner and to think of it I might not either if I was eating Cantonese from a place called Duffy's. I will be ordering in for the family from our favorite local Chinese food place (Gourmet Wok).
Black & White Cookies: The use of color through out this movie is very dramatic and I very much enjoyed how whimsical it was. I think that's why no matter how old this movie is it just never looks outdated. One thing for sure was the use of the colors black and white. So for desert we'll be having some black & white cookies. These are actually a thing and a lot of stores carry them so feel free to pick some up or make them yourself. You can find the recipe here at Sally's Baking Addiction.
Alt: You can also buy jumbo size marshmallows and dip half of it in melted chocolate wafers
Q&A with the kids
1. What would've been a good compromise so that both families could live together?
2. Would you have called on Beetlejuice to help you? Why or why not?
3. Who was your least favorite character? Why?