Food For Halloween Party


Halloween is a time of fun, but also a time of food. And who doesn’t like food for halloween party? I know I do! What could be better than having a fun party and eating good food? Well, free food, that’s what!

Food For Halloween Party

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.



If you’re hosting a spooky bash and need some Halloween appetizers, we have you covered! From savory to sweet finger foods, these recipes are perfect for adults and kids. These snacks are great for Halloween entertaining.

The spookiest time of the year. The ghosts and ghouls come out to play, and the scary carved pumpkins guard your front porch.

But what goes on inside of your home doesn’t need to be as spooky – it can be spooky and fun! So what can you do to achieve this?

You can make delicious Halloween party snacks that everyone will love!

halloween snacks on a table

If you’re hosting a pumpkin carving party, having friends over to watch Halloween movies, or a more intimate dinner while the kids go trick-or-treating, here is a list of the best Halloween party snacks to serve to your guests!

From easy Halloween treats to savory appetizers, there is something here for everyone. The best part is, that you don’t have to be a great cook to make this Halloween food.

Now that you’re in the Halloween spirit, read on to learn about the best spooky Halloween treats and perfect Halloween appetizers.


Here is a list of the best Halloween party snacks. Serve them with our Halloween cocktails or our popular kids’ Halloween punch.

Halloween meat and cheese board perfect for Halloween entertaining.


If you’re looking for easy Halloween appetizers, there is nothing easier than assembling a spooky meat and cheese platter! Use types of cheese to create a festive board. This is one of our most popular Halloween ideas and it’s perfect for a crowd!


Serve these adorable Halloween Buffalo Chicken Meatballs at your next Halloween party. Bite-sized meatballs look like mini pumpkins. They’re dipped in buffalo sauce and topped with tiny celery stems. 


This is a fun treat to make and you only need hot dogs and crescent roll dough. This is a twist on the classic, most popular appetizer Pigs in a Blanket. They’re a perfect snack for kids and you can make mini ones for a filling appetizer. We love that this spooky Halloween appetizer is also filling for guests too. 

halloween party snack pretzle broomsticks
Image via Sprinkle Bakes


This appetizer is made with pretzel sticks, phyllo dough, or string cheese. They’re a great savory snack with a charmingly spooky touch.

olive spiders
Image via Sunset


These look spookier than they are! Amazing how black olives can transform into what looks like a black widow! If you’re looking for something festive and fun for your party, make these olive spiders for a cheese platter or lay them over devil eggs.


Banana ghosts are easy to make and make healthy Halloween treats! You use peeled bananas and candy eyes or mini chocolate chips for eyes.

ghost trifle Halloween party snack


If you’re looking for an easy Halloween dessert, it doesn’t get much easier than these adorable ghost chocolate trifles! Made with a chocolate sheet cake, whipped cream, and some cute little eyes, these can be assembled within minutes! They’re also great because they’re not overly sweet.

ghost cupcakes


Another fun ghost-themed dessert is these chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow fluff frosting to make ghost shapes and two little ghostly eyes.

monster bark
Image via Real Food By Dad


While this may not sound spooky, it sure looks spooky! You can make this in different shapes and decor to have different looks, and it is one of the easy Halloween party snacks that won’t take too much effort!

You can create a mummy cookie or a cookie that looks like a ghost! Use Halloween cookie cutters to help with this or you can simply use the right color frosting and other edible decorations for the eyes of the ghosts and mummies!

If you’re going for a ghost-themed party, be sure to make the ghosts with white frosting!

pumpkin bars
Photographer: Greg DuPree, Prop Stylist: Missie Crawford. Food Stylist: Karen Rankin, pumpkin cheesecake bars


If you’re looking to go a bit more gourmet with your cooking this Halloween, you can make pumpkin cheesecake bars!

These delicious bars give you all of the fall feelings while keeping the Halloween feels at a minimum. These are perfect for a more sophisticated fall party or Halloween party.

mini ghost desserts


This is the easiest Halloween party snack. We made this little ghost donut for our ghost party and they were a hit. All you need is little eyes and powdered sugar.


Sometimes we don’t need everything to be unhealthy for it to be a treat.

Around Halloween time, try making pumpkin seeds as one of your healthy Halloween snacks.

You can roast them with nothing on them, with salt, or with teriyaki to add a bit of flavor to them.

witch cupcakes
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If you’re looking for the perfect Halloween dessert idea for a party, look no further than making witch cupcakes.

You can make the cupcakes in whatever flavor you want them to be – red velvet, chocolate, or vanilla – and then top them with spooky witch colors like green, orange, and black.

Once you have that all done, you can add a cupcake liner to the top in the shape of a witch hat. Just use a frosting tip to shape the tip of the hat, and then lay it right on top!

This will be a hit at all of the Halloween parties you have! If you’re not in the mood for witch cupcakes, try witch hat s’mores!


If you want a somewhat healthy snack for Halloween, making a snack mix is a great idea. You can do this in a variety of ways. It can be made with powdered sugar and candy eyeballs and candy corn.

It can also be made with healthier options like Chex mix, pretzels, and chocolate chips for the Halloween colors. 

monster wraps
Peas and Crayons


Another appetizer you could use for your Halloween party, or bring to a party you are going to, is a monster wrap.

Grab some spinach tortillas (to get the green effect). Then use cheddar cheese or blue tortilla chips to make the scary hat on top. You can use olives as eyes to produce the red pupil effect.

To make it even scarier, add sweet or dill pickles as the eyebrows angling down in the middle to create an angry effect. 


If you aren’t drooling yet, you’re about to be. Creating a spiderweb nacho spread is the perfect dish for a Halloween party.

Add tomatoes around the edges and guac on top. To create the actual spider web, use sour cream to drizzle in the shape of a spider web.

This nacho spread is also perfect for Halloween dinner with family or friends!

Halloween purple deviled eggs
Image via Foxes Love Lemons


You may not think about deviled eggs as something to make for Halloween. However, making them to be eyeballs can be quite creepy.

First, make some hardboiled eggs and fill them with guac. On top, add an olive to create the evil eye effect. You can create a sour cream mixture to create eyeball-like detailing that will make it extra spooky and weird to look at!

candy corn cupcakes
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Much like the witch cupcakes, these are made pretty similarly. However, the recipe calls for splitting the batter to dye some yellow and some orange.

Each will be placed on top of the other to create a candy corn look for the cupcake itself. Top with frosting and then a few candy corns themselves!

Spooktacular Halloween Party Foods Your Kids Will Die For!

If you’re looking for the best Halloween party foods for kids you are sure to love these easy Halloween recipes. Deliciously spooky these savory Halloween party foods are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

From little sausage mummies and Frankenstein corn dogs to creepy-crawly chicken strips and a spooky graveyard guacamole dip, all of these festive kids’ Halloween party food ideas will make your Halloween party a complete success. What I love the most about these easy kid-friendly Halloween recipes is that they can all be made in minutes

Best Halloween Party Foods For Kids

The Best Halloween Party Foods For Kids

Halloween is just around the corner and we are counting the days for October 31st to arrive as it is one of our favorite holidays. We throw a little Halloween party every year and this year I’m excited about showing off these frightfully delicious Halloween party foods! The best part is that these Halloween recipes are all so easy to make and incorporate products my family already loves like chicken strips and chicken nuggets, frozen corn dogs, and mini sausages.

Best Halloween Party Foods For Kids

Frankenstein Monsters Made With Frozen Corn Dogs

These deliciously spooky Frankensteins on a stick are painted green with egg wash and have a little added crunch thanks to the black tortilla chip hair. Made with frozen corn dogs these Fankenwinnies are so much fun as a snack and make for great Halloween party foods!Best Halloween Party Foods For Kids



  • State Fair® Corn Dogs
  • Green food coloring
  • 1 egg + 2 tablespoons of water for egg wash
  • Black olives
  • Peanut butter
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Candy googly eyes
  • Black tortilla chips

Best Halloween Party Foods For Kids

Creepy Crawlies Made With Crispy Chicken Strips

These frightfully creepy bugs can be put together in just minutes. I love that by using different sizes and shapes of chicken strips you can create different types of creepy crawly critters which look extra spooky. Add some personality by giving some of them a forked cheese tongue! 

Creepy Crawlies Made With Crispy Chicken Strips


  • Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips
  • Candy googly eyes
  • Peanut butter
  • Pretzels


  1. Prepare the Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips as instructed.
  2. Break the pretzels to make the legs.
  3. Insert the legs into the chicken strips.
  4. Put a small dab of peanut butter behind each candy googly eye and attach the eyes to your chicken strips.
Best Halloween Party Foods For Kids

Nugget Monsters Made With Tyson® Chicken Nuggets

These spooky and deliciously cute monsters can be put together in minutes. And my kids loved helping out giving these chicken nugget monsters different personalities by changing their mouths and putting one, two, or even three eyes on them. 

Chicken Nugget Monsters


  • Tyson® Chicken Nuggets
  • Candy googly eyes in different sizes
  • Black olives
  • Peanut butter
  • 1 white cheese slices


  1. Prepare the Tyson® Chicken Nuggets as instructed.
  2. Cut thin strips of black olives.
  3. Put a small dab of peanut butter behind each candy googly eye and attach the eyes to your chicken nuggets. Play around and use eyes of different sizes or use one, two or more eyes for each monster.
  4. Using a toothpick trace a mouth with peanut butter onto each of your monsters.
  5. Gently press your black olive strips onto the peanut butter to make each monster’s mouth.
  6. Cut pointed teeth out of the cheese slice and stick to the chicken nuggets using peanut butter.

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