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32 Halloween Party Food Ideas

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Halloween is just around the corner! Are you ready? Whether you’re hosting a horrific boy’s Halloween themed party or creating handmade gifts for teachers and friends, here’s a round-up of some of our favorite Halloween food ideas. There are delectable truffles, cake pops, cookies and cupcakes as well as fruit and veggies (and rice balls!) that look like ghosts, pumpkins and mummies. Monsters, witches, skeletons and bats all show up for the party! Ever eat chocolate brains? Eeww! Click on each link for recipes and instructions for the most ghoulish of treats, just perfect for decorating your Halloween season dessert table!

Kids Halloween Party Food Ideas


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Halloween Butterscotch Cake Truffles Party Food

1. Butterscotch Pumpkin Cake Truffles from A Little CLAIREification — These are already party pretty but reverse the icing colors and add a pretzel stem to morph them into little pumpkins.

Chocolate Brains Kids Party Food Ideas

2. Mad Science Party Food Ideas from Spaceships and Laser Beams — Brains are the perfect party food…eeww! CHOCOLATE brains are easy and perfect for a Halloween dessert table.

Halloween Ghost Cake Pops Party Food Ideas

3. Halloween Ghost Cake Pops from Bubble and Sweet — These ghost cake pops (or truffles) will certainly disappear.

Creepy Cupcake Cones Halloween Kids Party Food

4. Creepy Cupcake Cones from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons — Use colored ice cream cones to make special monster faced treats.

Strawberry Ghosts Halloween Party Food Ideas

5. Strawberry Ghosts from Miss Candiquik — Know what the strawberry is dressing up like this year?

Monster Doughnuts Kids Party Food Ideas

6. Monster Doughnuts from Thrifty Fun — You’ll never look at a doughnut in the same way again.

Halloween Bug Crackers Party Ideas

7. Bug Crackers from Yellow Bliss Road — Hearing  ”Go eat a bug” wouldn’t be so bad if it was one like this savory appetizer.

Clementine Pumpkins Kids Halloween Party Food Ideas

8. Clementine Pumpkins from Spaceships and Laser Beams — What a cute little pumpkin…orange… healthy party food!

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Kids Halloween Party

9. Pumpkin Mac n Cheese from The Hall Family — Mr. Pumpkin is not just a pretty face—he’s a useful serving dish too!

Halloween Crescent Mummy Dogs Halloween Party

10. Crescent Mummy Dogs from Pillsbury — Hot dog! These ghouls look good!

Pear Ghosts for Kids Halloween Party Recipe

11. Pear Ghosts from Diethood — On a special diet? No worries. These pear ghosts practically vaporize.

Vintage Horror Halloween Dessert Party Table

12. Vintage Horror Movie Dessert Table from Spaceships and Laser Beams — Check out this dessert table to see what mummy wants.

Tombstone Cookies Kids Halloween Ideas

13. Halloween Food Ideas from Sunset Magazine via The Kitchn — Rest easy; your guests will love Tombstone Cookies and Dark Chocolate Graveyard Pots de Crème.

Candy Corn Cheesecake Party Food Ideas

14. Halloween Favorite Food Ideas from Wilton via Grin and Bake It — What says “autumn” more than candy corn…cheesecake?

Skeleton Cupcakes Halloween Party

15. Skeleton Cupcakes from Cookies and Cups, inspired by Woman’s Day — Chocolate-covered pretzels make a terrific boney skeleton cupcake topper.

16. Marshmallow Witches from Taste of Home — These perfect witch hats are cute and easy no bakes.

17. Pumpkin Veggie Tray from Taste of Home — Here’s a great way to serve veggies for your party!

Scary Skull Sandwich Kids Halloween Ideas

18. Scary Skull Sandwich from East Valley Mom Guide — An everyday sandwich shows up at the party, looking like death warmed over.

Kids Halloween Spider Cupcakes Party Idea

19. Halloween Spider Cupcakes from Damn Delicious, adapted from Skinny Taste — I could eat a chocolate spider with licorice legs!

Skeleton Bone Easy Halloween Appetizer

20. Skeleton Bone Easy Halloween Appetizer :: Creative Juice

21. Halloween Mummy Spinach Dip from Kraft Foods — What a super way to serve spinach dip for a great Halloween party crowd-pleaser!

Halloween Chocolate Cake Party Food

22. Halloween Chocolate Cake from My Kitchen Stories, inspired by Country Living — Four layers of chocolate cake dripping with frosting…mmm…and covered in spiders and eyeballs…eek!

Easy Halloween Cupcakes Owls Party Food

23. Easy Halloween Cupcakes from My Diverse Kitchen — It’s easy to decorate adorable owl, mummy, and tombstone cupcakes.

Chocolate Halloween Mummy Cookies Kids Party

24. Chocolate Pumpkin Halloween Cookies from Created by Diane — Gingerbread Man cookie cutter + this recipe = fun mummies.

Kids Party Food Skeleton Cupcakes Idea

25. Skeleton Cupcakes from My Recipes — Do you recognize that cupcake? I’ve seen that face somewhere before.

Kids Halloween Pumpkin Rice Balls Party Food

26. Pumpkin Rice Balls from Cutest Food — Orange colored rice shaped like a pumpkin is perfect for a Halloween dinner party.

Halloween Kids Frankenstein Cupcakes Party Food

27. Frankenstein Cupcakes from Your Cup of Cake — Green frosting and sprinkles make these Frankenstein cupcakes come to life!

Pumpkin Fruit Cups Kids Party Ideas

28. Pumpkin Fruit Cups from The NY Melrose Family — Embellished witch hats really dress up a fruit cup.

Zombie Marshmallows Kids Party Food Ideas

29. Zombie Marshmallows from The Decorated Cookie — Look! Those marshmallows are making faces at you.

Kids Bat Oreo Truffles Halloween Food Ideas

30. Bat Oreo Truffles from One Sweet Appetite — Here’s a great handmade gift for teachers or party guests.

Vampire Candy Apples Kids Party Food ideas

31. Vampire Caramel Apples from Erica’s Sweet Tooth — Caramel apples get scary with marshmallow fangs.

Kids Halloween Party Hot Chocolate

32. Halloween Hot Chocolate from Your Homebased Mom — A Halloween mix of hot chocolate and candy corn? Yes please!


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Layne Quintanilla

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men and her ever patient husband, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara. You can join her party at My Best Laid Plans and Coupons with Q.