Halloween Party Food Ideas

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

October 9, 20060 found this helpful

My DIL had bat cupcakes-- dark icing, cut hershey for ears, candy corn for teeth and m&ms for eyes- a dot in the middle. cute

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October 9, 20060 found this helpful

I made the cutest cake. Easy! Mix a cake mix pour in a bundt pan and bake. Place on platter and put orange icing on it. Take Little Debbie swiss cake rolls and put in middle for "stem". Soften a large hershey bar and cut out a mouth and eyes. Very cute!!

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October 9, 20060 found this helpful

Are you wanting gross scary food items? If so, use a 13 X 9 cake pan and fill it with granola cereal, then place unwrapped tootsie rolls scattered throughout the pan. This is called "kitty litter".

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October 9, 20060 found this helpful

Someone I know is having one as well. I don't know what kind of party you are having but my acquaintance is having food as well as "junk" check out this site for some ideas

Good luck and have fun!


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October 9, 20060 found this helpful

These are some recipes from a group I belong to.

Bite size Boo Bugs w/ Bug catching dip

1 can (11 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated breadsticks

24 cocktail size smoked link sausages

3/4 C. shoestring potatoes or chow mein noodles

ketchup, bbq sauce and/or mustard for decorating


1 C. ranch dressing

1 T. ketchup

1. Heat oven to 375. Unroll dough; separate at perfeorations into 12

breadsticks. With knife or kitchen scissors, cut each breadstick in half

crosswise, making 24 pieces.

2. Wrap each piece of dough around center of each sausage, pinching to seal &

leaving each end of sausage showing. Place seam side down & 1/2 inch apart on

ungreased large cookie sheet.

3. Bake 11-14 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie

sheet; place on serving plate or tray. Cool 2 minutes

4. Insert shoestring potatoes into baked dough to resemble legs & antennae.

Decorate "bugs" with dots or stripes of ketchup.

5. Spread dressing in 9 inch glass pie plate or on dinner plate. Spoon ketchup

into small resealable food storage plastic bag. Seal bag & cut tiny hole in

bottom corner. Squeeze bag to draw a coil of ketchup over ranch dressing. Drag

toothpick through coil from center out, creating a web. Serve dip with "bugs"

Anti-Vampire Popcorn

Keys: Halloween

Yield: 1 Servings


1 bag Pillsbury Microwave popcorn

2 cup Crisp wheat square cereal

2 cup Chedar cheese-flavored goldfish crackers

1 3/4 oz Can shoestring potatoes

1 cup Unsalted peanuts

1/2 cup Margarine or butter

1 tsp Dried parsley flakes

1/2 tsp Chili powder

1/4 tsp Onion powder

1/4 tsp Garlic powder

1/2 cup Grated Parmesan cheese.


MICROWAVE INSTRUCTIONS: Prepare popcorn as directed on the packaged.

Remove any unpopped kernels. In a large bowl, combine popcorn, cereal,

crackers, shoestring poatoes and peanuts.

Place margarine in a 2-cup microwave-safe measuring cup. Microwave on

high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted. Stir in parsley flakes,

chili powder, onion powder, and garlic powder. Drizzle seasoned mixture

over popcorn mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Toss until evenly coated.

Transfer half of mixture to ungreased 12x8 inch microwave safe dish.

Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes or until thorougly heated, stirring once

halfway through heating. Spread on paper towels to cool. Repeat with

remaining mixture.

Makes 12 cups.

The garlic in this popcorn keeps vampires from getting too friendly!

Another way people used to keep vampires away was to scatter mustard

seeds on their roofs. Supposedly if a vampire saw some mustard seeds he

would have to stop and count each one. People scattered so many mustard

seeds on their roofs that it would take all night for the vampire to

count them. By that time it was dawn and the vampire had to return to

its grave.

Bat Brew

Bat Brew

Keys: Beverages Drinks Kids Halloween

Yield: 1 Servings


Grape juice

Lime sherbet

7 x -up


Fill a glass half full with grape juice. Add a scoop of lime sherbet.

Fill the rest of glass with 7-up. Stir slightly to mix.

Boogers on a Stick

Keys: Holiday Halloween

Yield: 1


1 jar cheez whiz (8 oz.)

Green food coloring

25 x pretzel sticks (to 30)

----------------- TOOLS ----------------

Waxed paper

1 x Long handled spoon



With an adults help, melt the cheeze whiz in the microwave or on top of

the stove, according to directions on the jar.

Allow the cheese to cool slightly in the jar.

Using a long handled spoon, carefully stir about three drops of green

food coloring into the warm cheese, using just enough to turn the cheese

a delicate snot green.

To form boogers: Dip and twist the tip of each prtezel stick into the

cheese, lift out, wait twenty seconds, then dip again. When cheese lumps

reach an appealingly boogerish size, set pretzels, booger down, onto a

sheet of waxed paper.

Allow finished boogers on a stick to cool at room temperature for ten

minutes or until cheese is firm. Gently pull boogers off waxed paper and

arrange on a serving platter.

Serves 5 to 6 booger buddies.

Sicko Serving Suggestion: Place a bowl of chunky red salsa in the center

of the platter so that guests can turn plain buggers into bloody ones.

Bone Crackers

Keys: Cookies Halloween Snacks Nibbles

Yield: 1


2 pkt nine-inch flour tortillas - (13 1/2 oz ea)

1/2 cup butter or margarine melted

1/4 tsp garlic salt


Cut tortillas with a 3 1/2-inch bone-shaped cutter, and place on baking

sheets. Stir together butter and garlic salt; brush mixture on


Bake at 250 degrees for 30 minutes or until crisp.

This recipe yields 60 crackers.

Comments: Flour tortillas may be cut into bone shapes using kitchen


Yield: 60 crackers

Brain Cell Salad

Keys: Crs Kids Halloween Offal

Yield: 1 Servings


1 pkt (6oz) blueberry jello mix

1 ct (16oz) small curd cottage


1 can (16 1/2oz) can blueberries

In syrup -=OR=-

3/4 cup Frozen blueberries, thawed

Blue food coloring

----------------- TOOLS ----------------

2 x Mixing bowls

cn Opener


6 x Salad plates


With an adult's help, prepare jello according to package directions.

Chill 4-5 hours or until firm.

Scoop cottage cheese into a bowl. Drain and set aside the syrup from the

blueberries. Add the berries to the cottage cheese and mix well.

Add three drops of food coloring to turn the corrage cheese a nice

grayish color with blended.

To serve salad, place a few spoonfuls of firm gelatin, (congealed brain

fluid), onto individual serving plates. Top with a scoop of cottage

cheese (brain tissue) mixture and serve.

Serves 6 psycho


Buzzard's Nest

Keys: Halloween Snacks Nibbles

Yield: 3 Dozen


2 x Egg whites

1/8 tsp Cream of tartar

1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon

3/4 tsp Vanilla extract dash salt

2/3 cup Sugar

1/2 x (10 oz) pkg lrg shredded wheat cereal biscuits,


1 x (12 oz) pkg candy coated chocolate covered peanuts


Combine first 5 ingredients in sm mixing bowl; beat at high speed with

electric mixer. until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tbsp at a

time, beating until stiff peaks form & sugar dissolves; stir in crushed

cereal. Drop by level tbsp onto lightly greased baking sheet; make and

indentation in center of each with the back of a tsp. Place 3 peanut

candies in the indetation; bake at 275 for 30 mins or until set.

Immediately remove to wire rack to cool. Store in airtight container.

Yield 3 doz.

Cheesy Witches' Brooms

Keys: Halloween Snacks Nibbles

Yield: 16


2 pkt cornbread twists or breadsticks (11 oz ea)

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


Separate cornbread twists, and place on a baking sheet. Flatten 1 end of

dough, and cut dough into small strips to resemble a broom. Sprinkle cut

end with cheese.

Bake brooms at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly


This recipe yields 16 servings.

Caramel Candy Popcorn Balls

Keys: Holiday Halloween Snacks Nibbles

Yield: 1


1/2 cup Big Chief brown sugar

1/4 cup water

1 tbl whole milk

4 cup popped corn


Dissolve Big Chief brown sugar in water. Stir and bring to boil. Once

Big Chief brown sugar dissolves, stop stirring and boil for another 5

minutes (mixture will begin to thicken). Remove from heat and stir in

milk. Cool to room temperature. Pour over popcorn. Spray hands with

nonstick cooking spray and form balls.

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October 9, 20060 found this helpful

Make "finger bones" out of breadstick dough...

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October 9, 20060 found this helpful

Back when I had a larger apartment and my own Halloween parties, one of the things I did was get a few mini pumpkins, hollow them out, and put dips & salsa in them. My guests thought it was a great idea and very festive! You could also hollow out a large pumpkin, line it with plastic wrap, and put chips or other foods in it. Have a great party!

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October 10, 20060 found this helpful

1. rice krispie treats colored with red food coloring looks like raw hamberger meat.

2. dry ice for drinks

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October 11, 20060 found this helpful

This is a great twist on candy or chocolate dipped apples. Instead of using a stick from an arts and crafts store use an actual stick! We picked some good strong sticks, make then the correct length and shave off the end. Clean the end if you want but the part of the apple it's stuck in does not get eaten. You can decorate around it with leaves..etc.

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October 14, 20070 found this helpful


Editor's Note: We have lots of ideas here on the site:


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October 27, 20080 found this helpful

Cut out Halloween shapes from tortillas - spray with Pam and sprinkle garlic power or whatever you want. Bake at 375 til crisp.

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October 29, 20080 found this helpful

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!

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