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7 Recipe Ideas To Spook Your Halloween Party

Updated on October 22, 2019
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Rida has been prepping, cooking, and hosting for over a decade in her PNW kitchen. She is a fan of simple yet delicious food for everyone.

Halloween is a great time to get festive with your friends!
Halloween is a great time to get festive with your friends!

Halloween isn't just for kids anymore! Whether you have kids that will be out trick-or-treating or maybe you don't have kids but want to indulge I've got a great list of easy and festive foods to help you throw a successful spooky Halloween party.

Last year we had a few friends over, put scary music on, and shared food and drink as we greeted trick-or-treaters at the door. It was such a good time we are planning to do it again this year- if you don't have kids you can still enjoy yourself on this creepy holiday.

To help you plan your party here is a list of food and drink recipes I have made for this type of party in the past. These recipes are all pretty easy to pull together and add a festive touch to your shindig.

Halloween Party Punch

This is the absolute best Halloween punch recipe I have ever tried! It is so creative and seriously scary. Here's what sets it apart: You freeze water inside of rubber gloves to make hand-shaped ice cubes to drop in your punchbowl. They look amazing! Just remember to make the ice cubes 1-2 days ahead of time to ensure they will be frozen solid on the day of your party.

This recipe has vodka in it but my friend used it for a kids Halloween party. To make this Halloween punch non-alcoholic she used orange juice instead of the vodka. What a great idea.

Get the recipe here. It's perfect!


Every party starts with a great cocktail.
Every party starts with a great cocktail.

Poison Apple Cocktails

Themed cocktails for you and your guests really help to set the mood for a Halloween party! Have fun and get creative with it as your guests are sure to love to sip on this fun festive drink.

When I served these Poison Apple Cocktails last year I got creative with the glassware and it worked out well. I have a box of jars in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors that were perfect for serving this drink in.

You'll only need 3 ingredients to make these spooky Halloween cocktails. Get the full recipe here.

Pumpkin Poblano Queso

This pumpkin queso is a great dip to have at your party and it has canned pumpkin puree in it! What better way to enjoy a Halloween appetizer than using pumpkin as an ingredient? I was nervous that this would end up tasting like pumpkin but it was a hit.

There is a roasted poblano pepper blended into the queso giving it a cheesy, smoky flavor. I also added a jar of salsa to this dip and simply served it with chips. If you have any Halloween themed bowls or serving dishes use those to serve this.

Get the recipe here.

Pumpkin queso will kickstart your Halloween party!
Pumpkin queso will kickstart your Halloween party!

Halloween Veggie Tray

Here is anther themed appetizer and this one is shaped like a skeleton! If you have kids, they can even have fun helping you assemble it. The skeleton veggie tray is a mixture of veggies next to a ranch dipping sauce but it looks far from ordinary.

I used bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, and celery plus I threw in crackers as well. Also, a lot of people used these veggies to dip into the pumpkin queso too, making it a win-win combination.

Here is the recipe for a skeleton veggie tray!

Have a party instead of trick-or-treating!
Have a party instead of trick-or-treating!

Edible Monster Pizza Bites

Do you remember eating or making English muffin pizzas when you were a kid? This recipe is for English muffin pizzas that have faces to scare your guests. These are affordable and easy to make, which was a plus for me.

When I made these I used thin slices of cheese instead of grated cheese to make the pizzas look like mummy faces. Then you simply add a couple of black olives on top for the eyes.

Get the recipe for edible monster pizzas.

Mummified Pigs In A Blanket

This recipe is another childhood classic with a spooky spin! Use hotdogs or sausages and a can of crescent roll dough to make mummy dogs. I love how these turned out, they looked spectacular!

It looks complicated to make but it isn't at all. I simply unrolled the crescent dough flat and cut it into long strips. Then I held a hotdog in one hand and used the other hand to wrap a strip of dough around the hotdog. Presto! Then they all bake up in the oven and come out nice and golden brown. Serve with ketchup and mustard and these are sure to all be eaten up!

Here is the recipe.

These recipes will help you have a Happy Halloween!
These recipes will help you have a Happy Halloween!

Halloween Dessert Pizza

What would a Halloween party be without dessert? I always like to have a bite of something sweet after eating. The great thing about this recipe is you can buy everything at the store and just assemble it if you like.

This dessert pizza uses a box of brownie mix as the base and Nutella as the frosting. This time of year there are a lot of options for Halloween colored frostings at the store- I bought an orange frosting and used that instead. Lastly, sprinkle on any candies or sweets to decorate and you have a great looking Halloween dessert on your hands.

Here is the recipe.

Halloween themed desserts are easy to make!
Halloween themed desserts are easy to make!

Enjoy Your Halloween Festivities

I hope these recipes were able to kickstart your inspiration and help you feel at ease about having a Halloween party. Thanks for reading and I hope you have a safe and entertaining Halloween!

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