It’s Halloween, and your guests expect something special. Luckily, you can make your gathering a spooky success with these creative, adult-friendly Halloween party food ideas. From quick Halloween hacks to impress your guests to festive snacks for trick-or-treaters, you’ll have plenty of options to make your Halloween scary fun! Many of these can be used for kids parties too and you can even try your hand at Halloween Hacks to make things even quicker for you. Anything goes on Fright Night, so be as inventive as you like.
1. Skull Cheeseball
Spook guests out with a Skull Cheeseball surrounded by crackers.
2. Skeleton Platter
Buy Posable Skeleton
This is really simple to do and looks great. All you need is a Posable Skeleton and fix your treats around it.
3. Glowing Vodka Ghosts
Nothing will impress guests like spooky vodka jello ghosts.
4. Disney Inspired Halloween Cookies
To make these adorable cookies – simply purchase some mickey mouse shaped cookie cutters, some cookie dough and icing or candy melts. Start by rolling out the cookie dough so it’s nice and even. Then use the cookie cutter to create Mickey’s head. When you’ve finished baking them to golden brown perfection, you can ice and decorate them in different styles for example yellow, white and orange to resemble a candy corn.
5. Halloween Hand Treat Bags
Hand treat bags are a great hack for visiting trick or treaters. Simply fill gloves with treats and secure with a tie at the top.
6. Halloween Smores
Halloween smores kits will really hit the mark especially if you are planning a fire on the night. Make sure to pick up the ghost peeps for authenticity.
7. Mini Drunken Caramel Apples
Recreate these delicious mini treats by firstly using a scoop to carve mini apples from a large one. Allow to sit in caramel vodka. Secondly, pop each ball on a cake pop stick and dip in melted caramel. Finally add chopped nuts and sprinkles.
8. Jack Skellington Cupcakes
Pay tribute to the pumpkin king himself with these adorable Jack Skellington Cupcakes. You can use your favorite box mix to make them and then use white frosting or icing. Once the icing has set you can use a black food coloring pen to create his eyes and smile.
9. Puking Pumpkin
Gross guests out by serving your Pizza Dip as a Puking Pumpkin.
10. Poison Apple Sugar Cookies
With an apple shaped cookie cutter you can make these snow white inspired poison apple sugar cookies.
11. Pumpkin Vegetable Platter
For a ghoulishly healthy snack , arrange carrots and dip in the shape of a pumpkin.
12. Skeleton Guts
Create this creepy display with a plastic skeleton head Baby back ribs and weenies.
13. Skeleton Platter
A platter with a difference – serve your guests crackers and cheese in a skeleton to help set the mood.
14. Drunken Candy Apples
Whip up these drunken candy apples by washing your apples and have a pot on to melt the candy. Take off the cap of your mini liquor and use a little knife to cut out the top and scoop out the middle of apple. Twist the mini liquor on to apple to make a good seal and dip the apple in the melted candy. Set aside and allow the candy to harden.
15. Jello Shots
Give yourself a pleasant shot from these syringes, using Raspberry Jell-O and vodka. The guests will be lining up for this “medicine”.
16. Voodoo Punch
Fill a cooler with creepy jungle juice and ice to really set the tone for your spooky party.
17. Vampire Donuts
These little monster donuts are too adorable not to recreate – you’ll need vampire teeth which can double up as a party favor.
18. Halloween Cake Pops
Cake pops are a firm favorite with most people , and if you don’t feel like making them you can always purchase them to save time.
19. Jack O Lantern Snack Bags
If you want fun favors for your party, make these adorable Jack-o-lantern snack bags in just a few steps! You’ll need sandwich baggies, cheese balls, a Sharpie, green curling ribbon, and scissors. Draw jack-o-lantern faces on the baggies with the Sharpie, then fill them with cheese balls. After you close the top of the bag, tie it shut with ribbon and curl the ends with scissors. Now you can share your spooky snack bags at a party or pack them in a school lunch!
27. Band Aid Biscuits
You can make these gross Band-Aid biscuits for your Halloween party. It’s easy enough for kids to help out – just roll out some white icing, cut it to fit on the wafer, place it in the middle with a spoonful of strawberry jam, and put them on a silver platter with a box of Band-Aids. It looks spooky and tastes delicious!
21. Fruit Monster
For a healthy treat, wow your guests with a fun Fruit Monster by carving up a water melon and use grapes and melon balls to fill the tray.
22. Rice Krispie Brains
Make edible brains by melting 3 tablespoons of butter in a pot over medium heat. Add a 10 ounce bag of mini marshmallows and stir until they have melted. Pour a few drops of red food coloring in and add 6 cups of rice cereal. Stir until coated with the marshmallow and butter mix. Spray your hands with non-stick cooking spray and scoop up ¼ cup of the warm mixture. Roll into a ball, and flatten a bit for an indent in the middle. Place on a baking tray coated with non-stick spray and repeat . Let the brains cool then add a few lines of red gel icing to make veins.
23. Ham Skull
To make this a plastic skull head is covered in whipped cream cheese and thin sliced ham applied.
24. Find the Toenail Cake
Decorate the top complete with nail clippers, and put 10 slivered almonds in the batter and push them each down a little with a toothpick before baking. Super easy and great creep-you-out factor without being bloody or too scary for kids.
25. Dead Man’s Toes
A creepy snack made with
- 1 lb Sliced Bacon
- 1 pkg (14oz) Lil Smokies Cocktail Links 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
Cut bacon strips lengthwise into thirds. Wrap a piece of bacon around each sausage link. Secure each with a toothpick. Place onto a foil-lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle with brown sugar. 2. Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes or until bacon is
crisp, turning once.
Makes about 3-1/2 Dozen
26. Spooky Smores Dip
Make smores creepy by turning them into a squish ghostly dip with the use of reeses chips and hersheys chococolate chips – add ghostly peeps and heat in the oven. Use graham crackers to serve.