When planning a Halloween party part of the fun is coming up with creative, spooky food ideas. This is a guide about Halloween party food ideas.
A great treat for a Halloween potluck.
Approximate Time: 40 Minutes
These favors are always a hit with children and adults too. They get a kick out of receiving the favor because of the "novelty" of the use of the glove.
Open glove and put a piece of corn candy into the tip of each finger. These are the "fingernails". Fill the gloves with cooked and cooled popcorn. Tie with colorful yarn and put spider ring on one finger.
You can buy a package of 100 of these gloves at the Dollar Tree. I apologize for not having the candy corn and spider ring on the one I did hurriedly today to give you the idea of the finished product. The most difficult part is getting the popcorn down into the finger parts, but well worth the reaction of those who receive them!
Source: From either Woman's Day or Family Circle magazine approximately 10 years ago.
By southeastgeorgiapeach from Jesup, GA
Does anyone know where to get the bowls used for the pretzel candies? They are white and one says BOO and the other says EEK.
I bought them at Fred Meyer a few years ago.
If you can't find them, you could easily create your own with some plain ceramic cups and ceramic paint. We crafters do things like this all the time.
This is a simple Halloween project you and your kids can do together. They make a super treat for home or a class at school. Simply make brownies, following the directions on the package. Allow them to cool and then use a cookie cutter to cut out ghost shapes, as opposed to cutting them in squares.
Set the brownie ghosts on a plate and then sprinkle them with confectioners sugar (powdered sugar) to make them white. They were a big hit at our house!
By Marie from West Dundee, IL
My husband's favorite holiday is Halloween. He loves decorating our house and our yard, But the best to him is all the candy he gets to give out. (and eat!)
I have been collecting Halloween treat recipes for many years. Some of these are from parents of children that my kids went to school with and some from their teachers. Some recipe are from Mrs. Julia Kenyon who gave me her Halloween Popcorn Ball recipe that she made for 30 odd years for all the neighborhood children right before she died. Others have come from the parents of my grandchildren's friends. I hope you enjoy them all.
For round pattern, pipe chocolate in 5 or 6 circles around top of cookie. Pull the point of a wooden pick across chocolate circles from the center to the outer edge. Repeat 8 or 10 times, spacing evenly across top of cookie.
For linear pattern, pipe chocolate in parallel lines, about 1/4-inch apart, across top of cookie. Pull the point of a wooden pick diagonally across lines. Let stand at room temperature until chocolate is firm. Yield: 6 dozen
My kids are having a Halloween party this year. I was hoping that someone might have some gruesome, gory, or creepy food recipes. I have looked at several sites but it seems that most have the same ones over and over again...
Delaine in GA
How about Maggot Burgers and Bones and Blood? Both are gross but tasty:
Here is a fun recipe. And they really do look like eyeballs!
Dried apple rings
1) For each eyeball, flatten 1 dried apple ring with the palm of your hand.
2) Slice a dried apricot through the middle so that you end up with two circular halves. Press a half, sticky side down, onto the center of an apple ring, covering the hole.
3) For pupils, use kitchen scissors to cut a raisin in two, and press a half, sticky side down, onto the apricots.
I'm having a Halloween party and I have the decorations set but I need a little help on ideas with the food. I have eyeball ice cubes and I'm putting little plastic spiders on toothpicks but what else can I do? Thanks!
Jenny from Milwaukee, WI
Cut out Halloween shapes from tortillas - spray with Pam and sprinkle garlic power or whatever you want. Bake at 375 til crisp.
Road kill puppy dip platter: One year at a work party, we had a scary foods contest and this one won! Rip the back and stuffing out of a stuffed toy. One laying down works best, and I used a dog. Place in the hole you ripped out, a bowl with a pinkish or green dip to serve with chips or crackers. Yeah, yuck. Now add some icing tinted red for blood and make sure the dip is chunky!
A quick way to dress up your snack table at a Halloween party is to make a cheese ball pumpkin jar. Simple take a lidded jar, tie some green curling ribbon onto the lid, and curl the ribbon to look like vines. Fill the jar with cheese balls (or another orange treat) and put it out for your guests. :)
Dress up your drinks for your next Halloween party.
Approximate Time: 10 minutes
These are easy to make with string cheese and green peppers. It is a fun and easy appetizer for your Halloween party.
Cut the green bell pepper in to finger nail shapes and cut down the inside of the pepper to make the "nail" thinner.
Cut the string cheese in half. At the end of the rounded off side, cut out a place for the nail to sit. Add a little cream cheese to the bottom of the pepper to help it stick to the cheese if desired. Make out lines to create the knuckles one at the end and one just under the nail.
This is a simple way to decorate your sandwiches for Halloween. Great as an appetizer or sent as a school lunch.
Make sandwich as usual then cut the crust off all the sides, keeping the curvature at the top. Now cut the sandwich into thin rectangles about 1/2 an inch wide. At the top where there is a curve even out to make it look like a tip of a finger. With a little bit of peanut butter (or mayonnaise) place one almond sliver at the end of the thin sandwich this is the fingernail.
How many times have you put olives on your fingers? Here's a fun food display where the icy fingers display the olives.
Line baking sheet with wax paper. Insert sticks into stem ends of pears. Melt bark according to package directions. Dip pear into bark spooning over top to coat evenly.
Make any kind of cake that you like. Remove a slice and put a little plastic jack-o-lantern on top of the cake. Smear some icing on the pumpkin's mouth and tell the kids Mr. Pumpkin ate the cake.
Recipe for Monster Munch. Combine popcorn, cereal and pretzels in a large bowl. Melt 1 cup marshmallows, chocolate morsels, peanut butter and margarine in sauce pan over medium heat, stirring constantly.
These are fun to serve at a Halloween party. Lay sheets of waxed paper on cookie sheets. In a heavy, tall glass tumbler, melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring with a chop stick till melted.