Do you have a Hauntingly Fun Halloween Party coming up? Here are some great party food ideas to make your monster mash scary awesome. There are even healthy options so your kids don't go into a sugar coma. Although a little peace and quiet never hurts.
Wickedly Good Witch Hat Cookies – These fun witch hat cookies are made with peanut butter and taste AMAZING! They're also fun to make. (Video included in post on how to make them.)
Mickey Mouse Witch Hat Cookies – These witch hats are made with Oreos, Kisses, and Halloween colored M&M's.
Mummy Cake Pops – These little mummies are super easy to make and the kids can help out as well.
Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls – Teach your kids about the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by making this traditional sugar skull.
Easy Dirt Desserts from Really Are You Serious – Gather your Peeps for this yummy graveyard dessert cup.
PIZZA NIGHTMARINARA via Family Fun
Here’s a hauntingly tasty idea for Halloween dinner. First, top a premade pizza crust with pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella. To make the spider, cut a pitted black olive in half lengthwise. From another olive, cut 8 thin slices for the legs. Set the spider pieces in place (tweezers make this easy). Bake the pizza according to the instructions on the crust’s package. Meanwhile, cut a ball of fresh mozzarella into ¼ inch-thick slices. With a paring knife, trim away bits of cheese to form head and arm shapes. With 3 minutes of cooking time left, set the ghosts on the pizza, then finish cooking. Remove the pizza from the oven and add bits of olives for eyes. Serve warm.
DEEP SPACE CUPCAKES via Family Fun
When these aliens invade a classroom party or family gathering, earthlings will cheer. To make them, prepare a batch of your favorite cupcakes. Tint prepared white frosting with green food coloring, then top each cupcake, using the spreader to form a pointy chin. Roll the frosted tops in a bowl of green sugar sprinkles. Add white Good & Plenty candies for the eyes.
Graveyard Themed Cheesecake Dip – Grab some Pumpkin Spice Milano Cookies and create a graveyard dip. You can serve them to the guest to dip as well.
Shrieking Pretzels from Redhead Baby Mama – These pretzels are another fun one the kids can help assemble.
Healthy Halloween Food Ideas
Orange Jack-O-Lantern with Fruit – Cut Oranges into little Jack-o-lanterns and fill them with fruit salad.
SPOOKY SUSHI via Family Fun
These monster morsels, topped with slices of smoked salmon or avocado, let your family enjoy a feast of sushi without a scary restaurant tab. Serve them with soy sauce for dipping. (Specific ingredients and directions available upon request.)
GREMLIN GRINS via Family Fun
Counteract candy overload with this veggie-packed Halloween snack. To form a mouth, cut a slit along one side of a snow pea, beginning and ending about 1/2 inch from each end, as shown. Cut tongues from red bell peppers or carrots sliced on the diagonal, then slide them into the slit. Insert fresh or frozen corn kernels for teeth.
SPEWED FRUIT via Family Fun
Let this melon monster make a scene at your Halloween bash. To create it, cut open one end of a watermelon and scoop out the flesh with a large spoon or melon baller. Trim a zigzag edge along the top, and cut eyes and a mouth. Add horns by securing leftover melon pieces with toothpicks. Fill the head with bite-size fruit—we used melon cubes, sliced strawberries, blueberries, and grapes—and add more pieces spilling out of the mouth.
CANDY CORN FRUIT SKEWERS via Terra's Kitchen
- White: pear, jicama, banana
- Orange: cantaloupe, apricot, mango
- Yellow: pineapple
Directions: Choose one of each color fruit. Cut progressively larger size triangles and thread onto lollipop sticks to look like oversize candy corn. Served chilled.
- Mini pretzels
Directions: Carefully peel the kiwi with a vegetable peeler. Cut off a small lengthwise piece (the belly of the spider) so it sits flat on a plate. Break mini pretzels into curved pieces and insert 3 legs on each side. Carve out little indentations for eyes and serve. (You might also try raisins or chocolate chips if you can figure out a way to make them stick!).
Need more Party food ideas? Here is a Halloween Party from Marvelous Mommy.