Food For Halloween Parties


Food For Halloween Parties Scary stuff: you have a Halloween party to attend, but you are worried that because your friends don’t know what they’re doing in the kitchen, your stomach will turn into a graveyard before the night is over. Here’s the deal: I’ve been throwing parties for many years, and have had my fair share of successful party nights. However, there was one time when we put together a perfect recipe for failure: we skipped out on food completely.

Food For Halloween Parties

So you’re planning your Halloween party and you’re going down your checklist: Decorations? Check! Candy? Check! A great playlist? Check! But you may be struggling to come up with some Halloween party foods that are not only delicious but super festive. That’s where we come in. Our list of the best food ideas include options for both kids and adults. And no matter what your budget or style — scary, classy, you name it — we have fun treats waiting for you.

From Frankenstein-inspired sandwiches, to ghost-covered pizzas, to an array of themed Halloween treats, this Halloween party menu has just about everything you need to feel full and festive on October 31. And, as an added bonus, a lot of these dishes can be prepped in advance, so you can take advantage of all the fun Halloween activities.

Pumpkin Hand Pies

A perfect way for your guests to enjoy pumpkin pie without having to sit down at a table

Pumpkin Patch Bites

Rather have something savory than sweet? Opt for these bites, which have Black Forest ham and extra-sharp chedda inside.

Chocolate Dipped Ghost Pretzels

One of the easiest recipes ever! Microwave white candy melts and 1 tsp coconut oil in 20-sec. incre- ments, stirring until melted and smooth. Then, dip ends of pretzel rods two-thirds of the way in candy melts, shaking off excess, and place on parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Let set until firm. Use black edible marker to create your ghost faces.

Spider Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes topped with spun-sugar webs and edible spiders are the perfect way to fright and delight your guests.

Mummy Meat Loaves

We’re thinking everyone will be a fan of these individual mini meat loaves, and not just because they’re cute. Sweet cherry tomatoes are hidden in the center for a surprising pop of flavor.

Monster Wraps

Your dinner with be a graveyard smash with these tasty bites. And they are completely customizable, so even picky eaters will be pleased,

Halloween Cheese Balls

Combine goat and cream cheese together to create these tortilla winged cheese balls — the perfect bite-size pre-party snack.

Ghostly Pizza

Normally bugs on your food is a turn off — but not when they’re made of olives. And if olives aren’t your thing, you can still enjoy a cheesy, ghostly pizza.

Severed Toes in Bandages

Okay, we know they definitely don’t look appetizing, but trust us they are delightful. And they only take 30 minutes to make!

Pumpkin Burger

Take our classic burger recipe and arrange the toppings and bun to look like a jack-o-lantern. Simply cut “eyes” into the bread and top with a pepper stem.

Marshmallow Heads

The kids will definitely get a kick out of these, and although they look complicated, all you need are just a few basic ingredients and a bit of handiwork with a toothpick.

Pumpkin Deviled Eggs

It can’t really be a party until there are deviled eggs. This recipe gives the classic a Halloween twist by using paprika to create an orange hue and chives as “stems.”

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Jack-o’-Lantern Chicken and Sweet Potato Potpie

The perfect main course for your Halloween bash, this recipe uses chicken and sweet potatoes to make the ultimate comfort food.

Mummy Jalapeño Poppers

You’re wearing a costume, so why shouldn’t your food too? Transform your cheesy jalapeño poppers into little mummy bites.

16 Spooky Halloween Party Food Ideas for a Scary Feast

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We love a good scare at Halloween, and making your Halloween party food a little eerie is a fun way to entertain your guests! Take a look at these 16 spooky Halloween party food ideas for a scary feast, which include everything from Silly Apple Bites to delicious Witch Brownies.

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Hosting a Halloween party means you are going to want to be creative with everything from the costumes to the decorations and, of course, the food. Kids and adults will love these spooktacular snack ideas to shake up your Halloween party!

Frighteningly Good Halloween Party Food

#1. Floating Eyeball Jello Shots

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Well, aren’t these eye-catching…(get it?)

Using white grape juice and ginger ale they are alcohol-free of course, it is a kids’ party after all. This little floating eyeball jello dessert from Sugar Hero will go down an absolute treat and you can be guaranteed they will be begging for them at next year’s Halloween party.

#2. Silly Apple Bites

Image: Fork and Beans

These little apple bites are silly, extremely easy and a little less guilt-inducing than many of the other Halloween party food options.

This simple snack idea from Fork and Beans will take minutes to prepare, but will be one of those Halloween party foods they talk about again and again.

#3. Sausage Mummies

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These sizzling sausage mummies are a great savoury choice to counteract all the sweet treats the kids will be hounding you for. Pastry, sausage and some creepy eyes to mummify them – job done!

#4. Witches’ Broomsticks

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These witch broomsticks from Mommyevolution need just three ingredients, and are not only delicious, but a healthier alternative to many other snacks this Halloween.

The kids will love getting hands-on in the kitchen with this one as the Halloween party prep gets under wraps.

#5. Marshmallow Spiders

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Apologies in advance if these tasty eight-legged friends creep you out!

These marshmallow spiders from Delish are a must-have for your Halloween menu – the key is just not to eat them while you make them. A hard task, I know!

#6. Skeleton Gingerbread Men

Not only are these fun to eat, but they would be a great Halloween activity to do during the day. Just bake and cut out your favourite cookie, then let your creativity run wild with skeleton decorating.

Cupcake Jemma shows you how to create these yummy little skeletons!

#7. Caramel Corn Snack Mix

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Why not add this homemade caramel popcorn from Glorious Treats to your Halloween party food plan? Caramel corn is an all-time favourite so you can never go wrong adding this to any party menu.

Truth be told though, once you’ve tasted this very more-ish popcorn, I’m pretty sure this treat will be enjoyed all year round!

#8. Along Came A Spider

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If black liquorice doesn’t scream Halloween, I don’t know what will!

This super quick Halloween party food idea from Pizzazzerie is one that even toddlers can help out with – although we can’t guarantee if any will actually make it to the serving tray.

#9. Dracula Dentures

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Spook up your hallow’s eve party with these little Dracula Denture masterpieces from Delish.

All you need to make these spooky spiders are cookies, marshmallows and some red frosting to create these tasty little dentures. I bet they will be snapped up!

#10. Strawberry Ghosts

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Strawberries and chocolate, there’s nothing scary about that, right? But Candiquik shows you just how you can transform any simple treat with a few easy steps. Use mini chocolate chips for the eyes and the mouth and you’ll be winning.

#11. Witch’s Brew Brownies

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Too much Halloween candy for the trick or treaters? Here’s a really cool idea from Homemade Interest to get rid of some of those sweets – while at the same time creating the centrepiece of your spooktacular Halloween party.

Add some edible eyes once out of the oven to add some extra spook, and both adults and kids will definitely dig right in!

#12. Monster Cakes

Image: The Happier Homemaker

These super adorable little Rice Krispie monster treats from The Happier Homemaker will be ready in no time at all. Just mix marshmallows and melted butter with some Rice Krispies to create your own little monsters. A great idea if you’re planning a monster-themed birthday party too.

#13. Scary-Simple Meringue Bones

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There are no bones about it, these scary-simple meringue bones we found in Good Housekeeping are a fantastic addition to your Halloween party. A quick, easy and light snack that will take minutes to create.

#14. Meatball Mummies

Image: High Heels and Grills

Be afraid. Be very afraid… of how your guests will eat an entire plate of meatball mummies in one small sitting! High Heels and Grills shows you how to create these monster meatballs that might just become a regular dinnertime treat!

#15. Worm Ice-Cubes


They are gross, they are gooey, they are creeping me out just looking at them – which means they are PERFECT!
Add these creepy gummy worm ice cubes from Brit to juice or a cauldron of punch for a really spooky way to add some fun to your Halloween party.

#16. Zombie Boogers

Image: Paper and Parcel

We left the grossest to last. How yucky does this green-coated candy popcorn aka zombie boogers by Paper and Parcel look? Pretty sure the ‘ick’ factor will mean that the kids will love them!

So there you have it – 16 delicious Halloween party food ideas to help you on your way to an awesome spooktacular Halloween bash! Happy Haunting…

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