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Halloween Food Ideas for a Not-so-Scary Kids Halloween Party
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
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
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® 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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
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 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!
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!
- Strawberry Ghosts Recipe
Kids will gasp in delight at these adorable ghosts from Nancy Mueller in Bloomington, Minnesota. Juicy strawberries, chocolate and a lick of almond flavor make these little bites a howling success!
- Carmel Apple Pizza
“I made a favorite recipe lighter by making my own cookie crust. I used less fat and sugar, and part whole wheat pastry flour. I also used a combination of fat-free and low-fat cream cheese as well as fat-free caramel sauce. My family doesn't notice
- Banana Ghosts
Instructions for making a tasty treat in the form of a ghost from a banana.
- Snack-o’-Lantern Fruit Cups | Pennies on a Platter
When I saw this recipe in a magazine at my mom's house, I knew it would be perfect for our annual pumpkin carving party. Since I already had a few desserts planned, I
- Make decorated Pretzel Rods
- Make DIY Take home Treat Bags
- Halloween Cupcakes
- Cut out and decorate Cookies in your Halloween theme
- Cut and shape string cheese into witches brooms or insert a round or cubed cheese chunk on a stick or pretzel. Draw on eyes to look like a ghost with black icing.
- Make Cute Frankenstein Marshmallows
Displaying Your Halloween Foods at - Your Kids Halloween Party
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.
Recipe at bhg.com (Better Homes and Gardens)
Cute and Fun Halloween Food Ideas - Recipes
- Fahrenheit 350°: Witches and Wizards
My sister Pammy, from French Knots, and I have joined together to bring you 7 days of fun filled Halloween tricks and treats! For the next 7 days - everyday I will present you with a Treat, and everyday Pamela will present you with a Trick. I'm just
- [Not too] Spooky Spider Cakes
Children will have great fun eating these at Halloween parties.
- Witch Hat Surprises - BHG.com
This witch has one sweet hat trick: Beneath the ice cream cone of this chocolatey hat is a hidden trove of candy.
- Owl Smores | Living Locurto - Free Printables, How To DIY Ideas, Crafts & Party Ideas.
Easy to make S'mores that look like owls! Great for Halloween, Thanksgiving or any party.
- Kid-Friendly Scary Sippers
Make an army of mummies by wrapping juice boxes in white electrical tape ($4 for Â¾"x66" roll; acehardwareoutlet.com) and adding adhesive-backed googly eyes. (Be sure to punch out a hole in the tape for the straw!)
Candy Dish for Halloween Buffet Treats
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
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?
Halloween Food Decorating Essentials - Halloween Food Ideas
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.
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.
You need eyeballs! They can decorate brownies, cookies, cakes, cupcakes and much more. Perfect for Halloween.
If you make candy mold suckers, use these bags to cover the chocolate portion so kids can take them home. Ties included.
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!