Halloween Party Food Ideas

October 21, 2019 6 Comments
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I love Halloween! and I’m a big fan of themed party food. For the last few years I have hosted Halloween parties for the kids, and I love getting stuck into finding new Halloween Party Food Ideas.

As I like to go to town for my parties, I thought I would share some of the Halloween party food that I have knocked up for the kids over the last few years. Hopefully it will give you lots of ideas and inspiration if you’re planning on hosting your own Halloween party.

Sadly no party this year for us, but I am planning a smaller themed afternoon tea, so I can still make some Halloween party food!

I can’t take credit for all the ideas. The ideas came from various sources: Pinterest, supermarket magazines, or even the kids themselves. However, all the photos are pictures of my handiwork and my interpretations. I have linked to the original inspiration posts where I can so if you want to try them yourself you can check out the originals.

If you need some inspiration and ideas for Halloween Party Food ideas, keep reading or pin it for later!

Pin Halloween Party Food Ideas

Pin for Halloween Party Food Ideas
Pin Hallowen Party Food Ideas for later!

Savoury Halloween party food ideas

To be honest, I prefer making Halloween sweet treats, but I did try to bring some of the ideas to the savoury snacks. First was the Monster rolls, although the kids kept calling mine frog rolls, but I’ll take that. Honestly I can’t remember where I originally saw this idea, and can’t find it anywhere now. Despite being called frogs, and all the kids taking the olives off anyway, I thought it was a nice Halloween take on the usual cheese or ham rolls!

Frog or Monster Rolls- ham and cheese bread rolls with olives for eyes
My ‘Monster’ or Frog rolls as the kids liked to call them!

I also made Mummy Hotdogs. Inspired by the Mummy Dogs made by Home. Made. Interest. I’m not sure they turned out quite as I would like them to have, and they would probably have looked better if I had some edible candy eyes, but they went down well with the kids.

My version of 'Mummy' hot dogs. Hot dog suasages wraped in puff pastry to look like mummies.
My version of Mummy Hotdogs, I think they woud have better with some eyes, but tasted good anyway.

One year I was planning to put Olive spiders on pizza slices, and carve frankfuters to look like fingers in rolls but it didn’t quite happen!

Halloween Sweet Treats

One of my favourite sweet treats to make is cookies. I found these fab cookie cutters, which means I make Pumpkin and Ghost cookies every Halloween. Some years the icing is better than others! But they are always popular.

I tend to use my recipe for Springtime animal cookies which is a sugar cookie with an almost shortbread taste, but for Halloween I like to use orange essense and add in some chocolate chips.

Pumpkin and ghost halloween cookies- shortbread cookies iced to look like pumpkins and ghosts
My Pumpkin and Ghost cookies that get rolled out every Halloween party!

Cupcakes are always popular. I use my faithful basic vanilla cupcake recipe, but sometimes I like to take the cupcake middle out and add some raspberry jam. If you’re short on time, the simplest way to decorate them is with different coloured buttercream, and ready made Halloween themed sugar paste toppers.

Halloween cupcakes, decortaed with coloured buttercream and shop bought Halloween sugar paste decorations
My simple Halloween cupcakes. Simply decorated with shop bought buttercream and sugar paste decorations.

I also moved on to make some Bat Cupcakes. Inspired by these Black Magic Bat Cupcakes, I thought how hard could it be? It turns out splitting an oreo cookie into perfect halves is not as easy as it looks. The year after I used Digestive thins instead of oreo cookies and they were much easier to split.

My version of oreo cookie bat cupcakes
My version of Oreo cookie Bat cup cakes

Ghost merringues were next on my list of things to try. Several more were made that actually made it out on the cake stand, due to some looking a little dodgy!? Inspired by this post on Ghost meringues, I honestly can’t rememeber what recipe I used to make the actual meringue, but I remember them being quite fiddly which is possibly why they have only been made once!

Ghost shaped meringues with black icing features
My version of Ghost Meringues

Then we have the Vampire Teeth. Inspired by these Dracula Dentures, I attempted to make my own using my chocolate chip cookie recipe, and sandwiching them with red butter cream and marshmallows. Top tip- do not make these too far in advance, the cookies go soggy with the buttercream as I learned the hard way!

Vampire teeth cookies- half a cookie with red buttercream and mini marshmallows sandwiched between
My take on Vampire teeth cookie sandwiches

By far the kids favourites and their number one requested Halloween party food is these chocolate mini roll Frankensteins. Not my idea originally, I was inspired by something I saw, but do you think I can find it now! (If it was your idea please let me know so I can link to your post). These can be quite fiddly, the chocolate on the mini roll melts if you don’t let the green candy melts cool a little, which then gives you a limited time to get the rest of the decorations on. They look really effective though, and who doesn’t love a mini roll?

Chocolate mini rolls decorated as mini Frankesteins
My chocolate roll mini Frankensteins

Last but not least, I decided that I ought to offer some fruit to balance out all that refined sugar! This was inspired by this Pin I saw on Pinterest of a fruit platter. I made my own version with the limited fruit that I had. Most of it got eaten, but neadless to say it wasn’t as popular as some of the other sweet treats!

Fruit platter of blueberries and satsuma slices oragnised to look like a carved pumpkin
My ‘Pumpkin’ fruit platter

This year no doubt I will end up making some of these again, but I also want to try and make some raspberry mousse brains and some Ghost macaroons. So make sure you’re following me on Insta to see how they turn out!

If that’s not enough inspiration for you then make sure you check out and follow my Halloween food Pinterest board.

Are you having a Halloween party this year? Do you like making themed food like I do? I’d love to see and hear about any Halloween party food ideas you have tried.

Kerry x

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6 Comments

  • Naomi Oikonomou October 30, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Oh my gosh these are next level fantastic! #kidsandkreativity

    • Kerry November 8, 2019 at 8:56 am

      Thank you! Clearly I have too much time on my hands

  • Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) November 6, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Love all of these ideas for Halloween food, especially the Frankenstein mini rolls and the vampire teeth. We rarely do themed food but I did make spider and monster cupcakes one year for preschool which worked out quite well. #KidsandKreativity

    • Kerry November 8, 2019 at 8:57 am

      The Frankenstein mini rolls are definitely a fav in this house, the kids love them.

  • Malin - SenLearningwPenguin November 7, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Such cool party food ideas! I especially love the Frankensteins. I’m never this ambitious with decorations… but who knows, perhaps one day I’ll get my sh*t together?! 😉 xx #KidsandKreativity

    • Kerry November 8, 2019 at 8:57 am

      Ha ha, I do wonder sometimes if I do these things more for me than the kids? Who knows?

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