Print Posted By on 05/30/2017

Halloween Party Food Ideas

Halloween Party Food Ideas

As the leaves start to change, many people look forward to one of their favorite holidays: Halloween. Little ghosts and goblins roam the neighborhood, looking for sweet treats. Kids are not the only ones who get into the trick-or-treat spirit. A lot of people invite friends and family over for a spooky night of food and fun. If you are throwing a Halloween bash this year, try some of these great Halloween party food ideas:

Hallow-weenies: Appetizers

Throwing a grand trick-or-treat party does not necessarily mean that you have to cook a big meal. Everyone can have just as much fun with finger foods (pun intended) and other hauntingly-tasty Halloween party catering ideas. It makes the work easier on you when you prepare things ahead of time, so you can enjoy visiting your guests. 

halloween party food ideas

Hot dogs can be turned into all kinds of ghoulish goodies, like these hot dog mummies:


• Can of croissant dough (in the refrigerated aisle with the biscuit and cookie dough)

• 1 pack of your favorite hot dogs


• Cut the dough into ¼ inch strips and wrap around each hot dog, leaving a little space between wraps. 

• Bake according to directions on dough can, or until dough and hot dogs are lightly browned. 

halloween catering food ideas

• Put a couple dots of mustard on the top of each hot dog for eyes. Your guests will love these hot dog mummies!

Pass a tray of these scrumptious zombie toes around at your spooktacular party:


• 1 pound pack of cocktail wieners

• 1 pack of soft tortillas

• Mustard and ketchup


• Slice a little wedge from the end of each wiener to create a flat toenail.

• Cut tortillas into ½ strips and soften them in the microwave for about 10 seconds.

• Wrap the end of each wiener with tortilla strip and stick a toothpick through it.

• Bake on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Remove the toothpicks.

• Place wieners on a tray and add squirts of mustard to make toenails.

• Squirt little puddles of ketchup around the wieners for a bloody effect.

These breadstick snakes would go perfectly with two or three types of dip:


• 1 can of breadstick dough

• ½ teaspoon of melted butter

• Italian spice

• Black olives (eyes) 

• Red pimientos (tongue)

• Wooden skewer sticks


• Roll out each breadstick and wrap it around a skewer like a snake.

• Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.

• Brush melted butter on each snake.

• Sprinkle a little Italian spice on the snakes.

• Put slices of black olives on for eyes and pimientos for tongues.

• Bake at 350 degrees, until bread is lightly browned.

• Serve your breadstick snakes with a yummy dip.

Bootiful Beverages:

When you are planning your Halloween bash, you need some creative ways to quench your guests’ thirst. Always be sure to provide delicious non-alcoholic alternatives when guests bring their children or for those who do not drink alcohol. You can find Halloween-themed cups and glasses in department stores or websites that have Halloween party catering hacks. Let your guests pick their poison:

Witches Brew

Boil, bubble, toil, and trouble! Your guests will love this concoction:


• 3 packs of lemon-lime Kool-Aid

• 3 cups of sugar

• 3 medium cans of crushed pineapple

• 1 46 ounce can of green Hawaiian Punch

• 3 2 liters of your favorite lemon-lime soda

• Small gummy worms and bugs


• Pour all ingredients into a punch bowl

• Mix well

• Serve over ice. Add gummies. For a grand presentation, put a block of dry ice in the punch bowl.

Little Devil Delight

This devilish punch has a refreshing berry taste with a hint of lime. You can omit the vodka for a non-alcoholic treat:


• 1 pound bag of thawed frozen strawberries (or fresh)

• 1 cup of sugar

• 6 cups of your favorite brand of cranberry cocktail

• 6 cups lemon-lime soda-chilled

• 1 cup of vodka (optional)

• Small green chili peppers, to make horns on the glasses


• Mix strawberries and sugar in a blender

• Put the mix in a large pitcher and add soda

• Serves 6-8

Boolicious Dessert

You can get really creative with these luscious brownies crowned with eerie gravestones made of peanut butter cookies:


• 2 (4-ounce packages of unsweetened baking chocolate-divided)

• ¾ cup butter (do not use margarine)

• 2 cups sugar

• 3 large eggs

• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla

• 1 cup flour

• 1 pack (24) peanut butter cookies

• 1 tub frozen whipped topping

• 1 cup confectionery sugar

• Assorted tubes of decorating gels


• Line a square cake pan with aluminum foil and fold over on each side. Spray the foil with non-stick spray. Put one pack of chocolate and butter in a bowl and microwave until it is melted (about 2 minutes). Stir until completely blended. Stir regular sugar in a little bit at a time. Add vanilla and eggs. Stir in flour a little bit at a time until everything is mixed well. Spread into prepared pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

• Bake about 30 minutes until inserted toothpick comes out with soft crumbs. Allow to completely cool.

• Decorate peanut butter cookies with gels to look like tombstones.

• For icing, microwave second pack of chocolate with whipped topping for about a minute. Stir well and add powdered sugar. Stir until it becomes the consistency of icing.

• Use foil edges to take brownies out of the pan to a plate. Decorate with icing and cookie tombstones.

Make your party room like a festive haunted house. Use spooky jack-o-lanterns for a warm ambiance. Enjoy these delightful Halloween party food ideas with all of your guests. Do not be surprised if a couple of party-loving ghosts join the fun!

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