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Halloween Food Ideas for a Not-so-Scary Kids Halloween Party

Updated on September 21, 2013

Halloween Food Ideas for Young Kids Halloween Parties -- Fun, Not Scary

This is a collection of fun Halloween food ideas that are appropriate for a younger kids Halloween party. They will love to see a Halloween buffet filled with funny, cute and not-so-scary treats at a party their parents host or one they attend.

Younger kids enjoy Halloween as much as anyone else. My kids always loved the idea of dressing up, trick or treating and attending a costume party.

The difference for younger kids is that they want fun -- not gory or scary. Look at the costumes they choose: Princesses, Super Heroes, Fairytale characters and funny or cute versions of traditional Halloween spooks. Let's give them some fun Halloween foods and treats for their kids Halloween party!

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Not-So-Scary Halloween Food Ideas | Homemade Candy

One of the easiest Halloween food ideas is to use candy molds of characters and/or things that go along with your fun Halloween party theme. You can make bite-sized candies or even chocolate lollipops --

kids love anything on a stick!

Smiling Pumpkin Chocolate Mold - Kids Halloween Party Food Ideas

Cybrtrayd Life of the Party H094 Smiling Pumpkin Lolly Halloween Thanksgiving Autumn Chocolate Candy Mold in Sealed Protective Poly Bag Imprinted with Copyrighted Cybrtrayd Molding Instructions
Cybrtrayd Life of the Party H094 Smiling Pumpkin Lolly Halloween Thanksgiving Autumn Chocolate Candy Mold in Sealed Protective Poly Bag Imprinted with Copyrighted Cybrtrayd Molding Instructions

Nothing says Halloween to kids more than a Jack O' Lantern. This cute guy is smiling and has a spot for a lollipop stick. 4 molds per sheet. I can think of a few neat ways to display these guys on a buffet or dessert table -- can you?

 

Cute Ghost Candy Lolly Mold - Not-So-Scary Halloween Food Ideas

Cybrtrayd Life of the Party H050 Halloween Cute Ghost Lolly Chocolate Candy Mold in Sealed Protective Poly Bag Imprinted with Copyrighted Cybrtrayd Molding Instructions
Cybrtrayd Life of the Party H050 Halloween Cute Ghost Lolly Chocolate Candy Mold in Sealed Protective Poly Bag Imprinted with Copyrighted Cybrtrayd Molding Instructions

Here's a cute little ghost that's much more fun than scary looking. Mix him up with the pumpkin lollies and find a creative way to display them on your Halloween buffet table.

 

Orange Chocolate for Your Jack O' Lantern Lollies - Halloween Food Ideas

Wilton Candy Melts 14-Ounce, Orange
Wilton Candy Melts 14-Ounce, Orange

Wilton® makes a great melting chocolate to use in candy and lolly molds. This one is orange and perfect for the pumpkin mold above. They have a host of colors and a few different flavors too!

 

Halloween Food Ideas - Working with Chocolate - Chocolate is Always a Winner with Kids

A few things to remember about melting and molding chocolate:

  1. How much Chocolate do I need? - Most sucker molds use approximately 1 ounce of melted chocolate each. A bite sized candy piece uses about 1/2 an ounce. So, for a 12 oz package of melting chocolate (most common package size), you will get approximately 12 suckers/lollipops or 24 bite-sized candies.
  2. Tip for using Lolly Sticks -- to make sure your candy stays on the stick, when you insert it into the groove of the mold, go at least halfway up and then twist the stick a full circle. This will coat it with chocolate and help the candy stay on the stick while the kids are eating it.
  3. Like oil, melting chocolate does not mix well with water. Keep water away from your melting chocolate as it can give a cloudy or dull finish and can also change the consistency of pour-able melting chocolates.

Lolly Sticks for Your Lolly Molds - Kids Halloween Party

Lollipop sticks 100 count 6 inch
Lollipop sticks 100 count 6 inch

This package of 100 -- 6" lolly sticks will last through a few parties. These are perfect for using with the candy molds for your favorite Halloween characters.

 

Halloween Candy Molds - Halloween Food Ideas

Cybrtrayd Life of the Party H005 Halloween Assorted with Hat Chocolate Candy Mold in Sealed Protective Poly Bag Imprinted with Copyrighted Cybrtrayd Molding Instructions
Cybrtrayd Life of the Party H005 Halloween Assorted with Hat Chocolate Candy Mold in Sealed Protective Poly Bag Imprinted with Copyrighted Cybrtrayd Molding Instructions

This assorted Halloween item chocolate mold looks great when using black or brown (milk or dark) melting chocolates. This mold features witches hat's, pumpkins, a haunted house, EEK!, a black cat and more. All are very tame and can be considered young children friendly.

 

Candy Decorating Pens for Your Candy Molds - Kids Halloween Party

Wilton Candy Decorating Pen Set
Wilton Candy Decorating Pen Set

Wilton® Candy Decorating pens are great for adding a touch of color to your candy molds and lolly molds. Simply warm them in hot water, snip the end and decorate to your heart's content. Easy-Peasy!

 

Cupcakes, Cookies and Brownies, Oh My!

Of course, kids tend to gravitate towards the sweets. The key is to have small portions of your goodies so they won't be eating huge amounts of sugar. Also, consider a few sugar-free recipes. Most kids won't taste a difference!

Halloween Food Ideas - Strawberry Ghosts
Halloween Food Ideas - Strawberry Ghosts

Recipe at Taste of Home

Using Fruits for Your Halloween Buffet - Halloween Food Ideas for Kids Halloween Party

I know, I know -- kids love sweets. However, adding some fruit into the mix makes for some fun and more nutritious alternatives to cakes, pies, and candy. Have a look at these awesome recipes!

Frankenstein Cake Pop by Confetti Couture
used under CC by 2.0 License

Displaying Your Halloween Foods at - Your Kids Halloween Party

Wilton Swirly Lollipop Holder
Wilton Swirly Lollipop Holder

This little beauty is perfect for displaying your homemade lollipops. It will hold up to 18 treats when full. Use it as a centerpiece for your Halloween buffet or dessert table.

 
Witch Hat Surprises
Witch Hat Surprises

Candy Dish for Halloween Buffet Treats

Boo Halloween Candy Dish Bowl Great For Halloween Party
Boo Halloween Candy Dish Bowl Great For Halloween Party

This cute "Boo" dish won't scare the kids but will add to the Halloween feel of your buffet table! Use it as decor or fill it with some not-so-scary Halloween foods!

 

Monster Mash Ghost with Pumpkins Candy Dish Dispenser with Lid

Grasslands Road Monster Mash Ghost with Pumpkins Candy Dish Dispenser with Lid
Grasslands Road Monster Mash Ghost with Pumpkins Candy Dish Dispenser with Lid

This little ghost is the center of attention! Left his head off and fill with candy. Watch it spill out through the bottom into the bowl area. Cute addition to a foyer table, coffee table or buffet table!

 

Scary or Not-So-Scary?

Which do you prefer for your Halloween party?

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Halloween Food Decorating Essentials - Halloween Food Ideas

Wilton Mini Squeeze Bottles, 6-Oz, Pack of 2
Wilton Mini Squeeze Bottles, 6-Oz, Pack of 2

These squeeze bottles are perfect for filling molds. Simply melt and pour your candy melts into the bottle and then squeeze into the molds. Much less mess and waste.

 
Wilton Primary Candy Color Set
Wilton Primary Candy Color Set

These colors are oil based, prepared especially to work with candy melts. Get the exact color you are looking for by experimenting with adding them to candy melts.

 
Wilton Candy Eyeballs,0.88 Ounce,Count of 50
Wilton Candy Eyeballs,0.88 Ounce,Count of 50

You need eyeballs! They can decorate brownies, cookies, cakes, cupcakes and much more. Perfect for Halloween.

 
LorAnn Combo Pack, 25 each Lollipop Bags, Green Foil Twist Ties, Lollipop Sticks
LorAnn Combo Pack, 25 each Lollipop Bags, Green Foil Twist Ties, Lollipop Sticks

If you make candy mold suckers, use these bags to cover the chocolate portion so kids can take them home. Ties included.

 
Halloween food ideas kids Halloween party
Halloween food ideas kids Halloween party

Kid Friendly Halloween Food Ideas

Now you should be overflowing with food ideas for your child's Halloween party. The ideas here include everything from sweets to fruits to veggies. Your little one and his/her friends will be thrilled to attend a Halloween party with themed foods this holiday.

Good Luck and Happy Haunting!

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Did you find any Halloween Food Ideas you love? - Leave me a comment!

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    • lesliesinclair profile image

      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      Those cookie cones would make a fun treat, and unexpected too.

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      happynutritionist 5 years ago

      Love the idea of not-so-scary fun:-)

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 5 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      I love all your Halloween food ideas! So much fun.

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Fun food ideas for little kids' Halloween parties! My grandson had a Halloween party last year, so I know how much kids enjoy themselves.

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      Dianne Loomos 5 years ago

      Great ideas for not so scary Halloween food.!

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      BuckHawkcenter 5 years ago

      Just had to come back by this fun page to sprinkle a little angel dust!

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      Holley Web 5 years ago

      Ha! These are awesome Halloween food ideas! :)

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      GiftsBonanza 5 years ago

      Such great ideas!

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      MaggiePowell 5 years ago

      The witches hats might be might next project...

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 5 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      Yes, my favorite one was the Halloween Candy Molds.

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      You can always count on Wilton for great goodie making supplies. Nicely presented.

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      'Vikk Simmons 5 years ago from Houston

      Lot's of great items here. Very nice twist on Halloween.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

      This is beautifully presented.

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      Mary Beth Granger 5 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Love those strawberry ghosts.

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      BuckHawkcenter 5 years ago

      what do you mean for kids? These are great for Grammas, too! Ooo, yummy and fun!

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      Great ideas, Mandy & not just for children either!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      These are all great Halloween party Ideas! I love all of the photos :)