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Fun and Easy Halloween Party Recipes

Updated on October 2, 2014
Halloween Party Spread. Fun and Easy Party Ideas
Halloween Party Spread. Fun and Easy Party Ideas
Natalia in her pumpkin costume
Natalia in her pumpkin costume | Source

The time is almost here yet again. It is the end of August, and before you know it, the weather will start to cool down, the leaves will have turned to a beautiful Autumn mix of red and orange. Soon you will be paying visits to the pumpkin patch with the kids, stocking up on candy, the dreaded search for a perfect costume, and finally the big night of goblins, witches, vampires, and a little princess too. My youngest daughter will be turning two October 23 so I decided to go all out with a Halloween themed birthday party this year. I call her my little Halloween baby because we were literally just fresh out of the hospital from being there a week after her birth, before I stuffed her in the tiniest, cutest pumpkin costume you ever seen and off trick-or-treating we went. She loved it. No, really she did! I love Halloween tremendously, so on my quest to find some simple, original treats to make for this splendid party, I thought I would share some of my findings with you! The key is not to take on anything too difficult or stressing, or you could end up looking like the guy above. Just simple treats go a long way.

Ghost Lollipops
Ghost Lollipops | Source

Ghostly Lollipops

The first treat I would like to share is an idea I did last year for my oldest daughter's preschool Halloween party. It can't get much simpler then this and all the kids loved it! All you need is:

  • Your favorite brand or kind of lollipops. (The rounder ones such as Tootsie Pops or Blow Pops work best.)
  • White cloth or a package of soft white napkins
  • A black marker
  • Ribbon(color of your choice)

The idea is to make the lollipop's look like ghosts. All you need to do is cut the cloth or napkin square-like while making sure there is enough coverage to cover the candy part. Keep in mind that you do not need to remove the wrappers because that will cause sticking to the cloth. Once you have covered the lollipop, secure it around the stick by tying it pretty with the ribbon.

Next comes the fun part, which the kids can help if they would like. Use your black marker to draw the ghostly faces onto the cloth. Voila! You now have ghostly lollipops. I am sure there are many other ideas for faces you can use with this idea, so get your creative juices flowing! I put them in treat bags with other candy. They were a big hit with the kids!

Smooches Giada made on the Candy/Halloween Episode of Everyday Italian
Smooches Giada made on the Candy/Halloween Episode of Everyday Italian | Source

Chocolate-Hazelnut Smooches

Recipe Courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis of

These cookies are sure to be a festive, delicious hit. Simple to make, yet absolutely divine. Beware: once you pick up, they are hard to put down!

What You Will Need:

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. chocolate hazelnut spread (such as Nutella)
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened (about 1 stick)
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. orange sprinkles or sugar
  • 1 9oz package of chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped (such as Hershey's)

Preheat you oven to 375 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and set aside. In another medium bowl, put in the chocolate hazelnut spread, butter, and both sugars. Use your hand mixer to cream together the ingredients until well mixed (about 3 minutes.) Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well-blended. Stir in the dry ingredients just until incorporated.

Shape the cookie dough into walnut-sized balls and then roll them into the orange sprinkles or sugar, press to adhere. Place the cookies onto and ungreased cookie sheet about four inches apart. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and then quickly place a chocolate kiss in the middle of each cookie. Return the cookies to the oven and bake for another 3 minutes. Then cool the cookies on a wire rack. This recipe makes about 36 to 40 cookies.

Monster Eyes
Monster Eyes | Source

Monster Eyes

Recipe courtesy of

Your guests are sure to get all googly-eyed when they see these! But they will forget about everything once they get a taste.

What You Will Need:

  • 4 hardboiled eggs, cut in half lengthwise
  • red food coloring
  • green food coloring
  • 3 tbsp. mayo
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 4 stuffed olives, cut in half

Put your egg yolks in a bowl and mash with the mayo and paprika. Add a couple drops of the green food coloring until it is the green of your liking. Scoop back into the egg yolk halves. Then top them with half an olive and draw on your squiggly blood veins with the red food coloring. Enjoy! This recipe makes about 8 creepy eyes.


"Boo"rrific Black Bean Dip With Chips

Recipe courtesy of Taste Of Home

Savor this tasty dip and chips that will sure be getting your taste buds feeling "boo"tiful

What You Will Need:

  • 9 flour tortillas (approx. 7 inches)
  • 2- 1/4 tsp. taco seasoning
  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/4 c. each of chopped onion, sweet red and green pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2- 15 oz cans each of black beans, rinsed, drained, and divided
  • 2/3 c. picante sauce
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 tsp. minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. minced fresh cilantro
  • Ghost shaped cookie cutter(or any spooky ones of your choice)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut tortillas with ghost cookie cutter (3-inch works best with 7-inch tortillas.) Place on baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Spritz tortillas with cooking spray then sprinkle with taco seasoning. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove and place on wire racks to cool.

In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels and drain while reserving 2 tsp. of the drippings. In the drippings, sauté the onion and peppers until tender. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute longer.

Add one can of the beans and mash. Add the picante sauce, lime juice, chipolte peppers, cumin, salt, remaining beans and heat through. Stir in the bacon and cilantro. Serve with the ghost chips and enjoy. Makes about 3 cups of dip and 3 dozen chips.

Blood Punch
Blood Punch | Source

These Punch Bowls Will Make Your Party Perfect!

Vampire Blood Punch

This exciting punch will be sure to have the kids sucking for more!

What You Will Need:

  • 4 c. cranberry raspberry juice (or cranberry juice cocktail)
  • 2 c. natural pineapple juice
  • 2 c. raspberry-flavored seltzer water
  • ice cubes

Mix all of the ingredients together, and pour into a large, decorative punch bowl. Serve with ice. Simple!

Dracula's Kiss Cocktail. Fun and Easy Halloween Party Ideas
Dracula's Kiss Cocktail. Fun and Easy Halloween Party Ideas

And For The Adults...Dracula's Kiss!

Recipe courtesy of

All Hallow's Eve is a celebration for adults too! Just be sure not to let your Blood Punch kiddies get confused with your Dracula's Kiss!

What You Will Need:

  • 1 oz. black cherry vodka
  • 1/2 oz. grenadine
  • cola
  • maraschino cherries for garnish

Coat the bottom of a highball glass with the grenadine. Add ice and vodka, and then fill with cola. Garnish with cherries. Perfect!

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My Daughter and Nephew as a witch and monster
My Daughter and Nephew as a witch and monster | Source

Trick Or Treat

Whoo, now I am ready to party! Hope you enjoyed some of these fantastic party ideas and recipes as much as I did. I am excited for yet another Halloween. Wonder what my kids will be this year. But I sure would like to know what your costume idea's for this year are. Comment and let us know!

© 2011 Brianna


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      Brianna 5 years ago from East Coast

      Thank you much glassvisage! And if you think the smooches look fantastic, just wait until you try one. Good luck on your Halloween party!

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      glassvisage 5 years ago from Northern California

      The "smooches" look fantastic! I've been thinking about hosting a Halloween party, and if I do, I will definitely use things! Thanks so much for sharing! The photos are great too.

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      Brianna 6 years ago from East Coast

      Thank you Husky. I must warn you though, that those smooches are lethal and you will not be able to put them down! Glad you enjoyed and how interesting with the birthday thing. Must be a great birthday to have!

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      Husky1970 6 years ago

      bwite062007, I'll take a dozen Chocolate-Hazelnut smooches please. I enjoyed this hub immensely and like the suggestions you made for treats. Hope your youngest daughter enjoys her party as much as I enjoyed your hub. Your daughter shares her 10/23 birthday with my wife of 41 years. Voted up, useful, and beautiful!