Halloween Party Food

Halloween Party Food

These Halloween Party Food ideas
Are Terrifyingly Tasty!

Whether you are preparing food for a huge Halloween happening or just a quiet bit of family fun, you will need some special Halloween party recipes.

These might be very traditional Halloween dishes or treats.

But maybe on this night of all nights its fun to make up your own special Halloween menu of delights.

Halloween is a night when anything goes. The gorier and ghastlier your creations the more you will delight your party guests.

Don't forget to give your creations hauntingly beautiful or downright spooky names!

Satan's Salsa

Dice 2 scallions, 2 tomatoes and some cucumber together. Add a little lemon and perhaps some chilli (to taste).

Serve with tortilla chips

Snail Delights

Spread a flour tortilla or wrap with red puree, relish, guacamole or a similar dip. Roll tightly and slice to form the snail shells. Make the bodies from cooked sausages and attach with cocktail sticks. Arrange an attractive display of tasty molluscs over a plate of lettuce leaves.

Bloodshot Eyeballs

Halloween party food should be as gory as possible. Remove the shells from hardboiled eggs. Carefully cut in half. Scoop out the yolks and mix with some cream cheese. Replace in the cavity left in the whites. Add a pimento stuffed olive for ghastly bloodshot staring eyes.


This is a simple variation on deep fried kettle chips (crisps in UK). Use a vegetable peeler or mandolin slicer to cut fine slices of carrot, beetroot, sweet potato and parsnips. Deep fry (adults only) and drain on kitchen towel before serving with salt.

Scary Pizza

Pizza makes perfect Halloween party food. Prepare or buy a pizza base as normal. Add a tomato paste base and plenty of cheese. Use slices of pepper, red onion, ham, olives, capers, anchovies, pineapple etc to create scary faces. Don't add more cheese on top instead press down firmly into the cheese below. Cook as normal.

If you prepared everything in advance making small versions of these pizzas to cook later can be a great Halloween party activity for kids.

Mummy's Innards

Cut long ribbons (with a vegetable peeler) from carrots or courgettes (zucchini) to make the mummy's bandages. Use ceasar dressing mixed with a little tomato ketchup or thousand island dressing and cooked prawns to make the innards. See if you can arrange on plates to look like decomposing Mummies.

Pan de Muertos (Bread of the Dead)

This is a Mexican treat borrowed form the Day of the Dead. Simply shape bread dough into skulls and bone shapes. Bake and then glaze with a mixture of sugar melted into orange juice.

Ghostly Sandwiches

This is easy, make your sandwiches with white bread. Take a Halloween ghost shaped cookie cutter and make a plateful of ghouls. You could add currents or sliced olives for eyes depending on whether the filling is sweet or savoury.

A plate of these on a dark plate look great at a Kids Halloween Party.

Dirt and Worms

Crumble chocolate cake into individual serving bowls. drizzle a little cream or chocolate sauce on the crumbled cake. Strategically place gummy worms over the crumble to create an authentic "decayed" look. Sprinkle with a little cocoa powder to finish.

Frozen Jack-o-Lanterns

Slice the tops off large navel oranges and scoop out the flesh. Carefully carve a simple Halloween face on each. You could actually simply draw on with black permanent marker if you preferred. Fill the mini jacks with chocolate ice cream and place in the freezer until ready to serve.

Witches Brooms

Use chocolate finger biscuits for the handles and shredded liquorice for the brush. Tie on with a thin liquorice string.

Cobweb Cakes

Any cake with icing lends itself to being easily cobwebbed. Use either a small knife to disturb the icing as it sets . Or add coloured icing lines to the flat icing. You could also use thin strips of liquorice to create a cobweb confection. Don't forget to add some plastic spiders either to the plate or cakes.

And finally….

Why was there no food left after the Halloween party?

Because everyone was a Goblin!!

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