Yeah, I know all about that. For dinner one year I made individual meatloafs shaped like rats (each sitting on a spat of bloody ketchup) and though they tasted great (I swear) they looked so gross that nobody ate them.
(Those eye skewers do look great though.)
I hear ya too... I usually spend days making, preparing.. months finding recipies to have at the party. I get stressed out about the food and then nobody eats it unless I force them too... and I do force them too... So...
This year, I decided I just may order in. I will have a few things... like these eyeballs and my rice krispie brains and perhaps sweedish meatballs in a slowcooker for the picks to be used for but thats it... the rest will be chips and dip (or broken bones and mould) and then for the midnight snack.. cuz drinkers are always hungry at midnight, Im ORDERING PIZZA!!!! oh ya! Easy breazy, I dont ahve to stay sober until the midnight snack is served (last year I almost burned the house down LOL)
Hmmm maybe I will get me one of those head pizzas and sneak it in ... hmmm..
anyway, I hear ya about peeps not wanting to eat the party food even if its good.
I love these freekin eyeballs!!! WOW!