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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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?
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!
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.
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