Halloween Party Food
Fun Halloween Party Food
Lots of kid-friendly food items can be given a new name to become Halloween party food.
For example, mini pigs in a blanket can be called Monster Toes, or grapes and melon balls can be called Monster Eyes.
Make apple slices into Witch’s Teeth by cutting them with a pointed end.
Serve any dip in a small hollowed out pumpkin.
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Here are more of my favorite Halloween party food ideas:
Mummy Hot Dogs
Use regular hot dogs and a roll of crescent rolls. Unroll the crescent rolls into rectangles and press the seams together. Then cut each rectangle of dough into long strips. Wrap the strips around each hot dog to look like a mummy, but leave an open spot at the top. Then bake the hot dog mummies in the oven. Put two drops of mustard in the open area as two eyes.
Brains for Dinner
Serve spaghetti in a hollowed out red pepper.
Arrange some of the spaghetti spilling over the edges.
Carve a jack o’ lantern style face in the pepper.
Apples, wood craft sticks, and a bag of caramels.
That’s all it takes to make a yummy treat that all kids seem to love.
Caramel apples make a great “slime ball.”
Start with a batch of cereal snack mix, such as Chex Party Mix.
Combine candy corn, dried cranberries and cereal party mix.
Add whatever other ingredients you like, such as green M&M’s or your favorite nuts.
Popcorn balls are a traditional autumn treat.
They take about 30 minutes to assemble, but they look great and kids of all ages love them.
Try our recipe for homemade popcorn balls.
Witch’s Toe Cookies
Add green food coloring to sugar cookie dough, and then shape the dough into 2” ovals. Roll in sugar and place on a cookie sheet.
Press a black jelly bean or a peanut M&M onto the end of each cookie as the toenail, and bake.
Pumpkin Candy Brownies
Make a package of brownies and cover in chocolate frosting. Cut into serving pieces, and place one candy pumpkin on top of each brownie.
Halloween Cookie Pizza
Bake sugar cookie dough on a pizza pan to create a large cookie “pizza”. As soon as it’s out of the oven, sprinkle mini marshmallows and chocolate chips on top. Pop it back into the oven for five minutes to lightly brown the marshmallows. Drizzle first with melted chocolate, and then drizzle some thin orange frosting over the top. Cut into wedges to serve.
Floating Monster Hand
Fill a plastic glove with a colored drink and freeze overnight.
Carefully cut off the glove just before the party and let the hand float in a punchbowl of juice or orange soda.
Bake any flavor cupcakes.
Cover with green frosting.
Place one eyeball candy in the center of each cupcake.
For a fun effect, line them up on a tray with all the eyes facing the same direction.
This is a hit each year with my children. See photos at left and at top of this page. Just bake brownies or a cake mix in a 9”x13” glass pan. It doesn’t have to be a glass pan, it just looks a bit nicer.
Cover the top with chocolate frosting and then start building a graveyard scene. Take rectangle sandwich cookies and use a tube of black decorator icing to write RIP on the top half.
Push the cookie upright into the frosting and down into the cake a tiny bit so it will stand up and look like a grave stone. You’ll only need about six cookies. Next, put a few Peeps marshmallow ghosts next to some of the head stones. Place candy pumpkins and gummy worms in the open areas, with some of the gummy worms hanging over the edge of the pan. You’re done!
Witch Hat Cookies
Use a package of Keebler Fudge Stripe cookies and Hershey kisses to create these cute cookies. Turn the cookie over so the chocolate side faces up. Unwrap the kisses and dab a bit of frosting on the bottoms before placing them in the center of each cookie, covering up the hole. Sometimes I write “Boo” on the brim of a few cookies using leftover frosting. That’s it! These are a hit with the kids year after year.
Witch Hand Treats
Use clear plastic gloves with one piece of candy corn in each fingertip (to be the fingernail).
Then fill with popped popcorn.
Tie the end shut with orange ribbon.
You can add a plastic spider ring if you wish.
Cover Tootsie Pops with a white Kleenex.
Tie it closed underneath (where the candy meets the lollipop stick) with a piece orange yarn.
Use a black marker to draw eyes.
Frost in orange or green icing.
Then place one gumdrop in the center.
Cut one inch pieces of black licorice string candy to become the spider legs.
Add eight legs cut from black licorice string around the gumdrop.
Spooky Kids Drinks
- Devil’s Breath – Mix V-8 juice with a dash of lime juice
- Witch’s Kiss – Pour 3 tablespoons cola into a small glass and carefully pour 1 teaspoon heavy cream on top. Do not stir; you want the cream to float on top.
Maple Cider Punch – First mix 1 cup orange juice with 3 tablespoons maple syrup and heat thoroughly but do not boil. Let it cool and then add 4 cups chilled apple cider, 1 cup chilled ginger ale and ice cubes.
Color Coordinated Halloween Food
Add some of these foods that are black, orange or green:
- cheddar cheese popcorn
- jelly candy orange slices
- green M&M’s
- orange soda
- orange juice drink
- cheddar cheese crackers (like Cheez-Its)
- green grapes
- granny smith green apples
- black and orange jelly beans
- and remember, you can add green food coloring to lots of food items, like vanilla pudding, to fit your Halloween theme