A make-ahead menu calls for very little toil and trouble. Fill the table with corn bread
, a big green salad, and a batch of tortilla soup
. Provide an extra pair of (disembodied) hands to serve it up. Skeleton Hand serving set, $20, potterybarn.com. GraniteWare stockpot (similar to shown), $16, target.com. Glass cake stand, $25, zgallerie.com. Micro Vince skull, $35, cardboardsafari.com. Serpent platter, $220, patchnyc.com. Claw tongs, $49, michaelaram.com. Crystal Skull shot glass, $12, gentsupplyco.com. Krenit small bowl with orange interior by Normann Copenhagen, $32, aplusrstore.com.