October 28, 2011 18:11 ET

Jamie Gwen Offers Ghoulish Ideas for a Spook-tacular Party!

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 28, 2011) - Halloween is fast approaching and a fun time to entertain your family and friends. To make sure your Halloween get together is a real scream, Celebrity Chef, Jamie Gwen, has some great ideas to share.

It's getting cooler out, so have a hot beverage on hand. If you've been out trick or treating it's a great way to warm up. You can set up a coffee bar for your guests and label it witches brew. Trick or treating means there's a lot of fun-size candy bars around, so take one and drop it in your coffee to make a mocha the old fashioned way. Eight O'Clock Coffee is the perfect solution for gourmet coffee at home. At $6.99 a bag you get gourmet quality at a fabulous price.

One of the best candy choices for Halloween is Raisinets. Kids love them and you can feel good about handing them out because there is real fruit in every serving and they are a natural source of anti-oxidants. They have 30 percent less fat than other brands! The milk chocolate Raisinets come in Fun-Size which is a perfect portion for trick or treaters or to throw in your own purse or bag.

When making your candy selection this year, look for specially marked bags of Nestlé and Wonka candy. Nestlé is donating up to $250,000 to Reading is Fundamental through "The Nestle Share the Joy of Reading Program." The packaging directs you to the program site and when you register, Nestlé donates to RIF and you will qualify to win instant prizes and be entered into monthly cash drawings.

For a really spook-tacular evening, entertain guests with this great new Halloween Double DVD pack from Dreamworks Animation. You get Scared Shrekless and Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space. They're fun, they're delightfully creepy, and they've got all of your favorite characters. It's a great way for the whole family to enjoy Halloween together. Besides the main attractions, they've also included an all-new Shrek-ed out parody of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video.

For more information and links to all these great products including the Nestle Share the Joy of Reading Program, visit