After the costumes, Halloween party food is the next big ingredient for a successful event. The more gruesome it is, the better. However, it’s a challenge to present foods that are not just a repeat of what you have served in your past parties and, if possible, different from the ones they have tasted in other events.
Are you out of ideas? Don’t worry, we at M2Live have got you covered.
From Halloween appetizers, main dishes, desserts and drinks, here are 25 of the best Halloween food ideas that are wickedly good, satisfyingly grisly, and party-ready that will keep guests coming back for more!
Spider Deviled Eggs
Overcome your fear of spiders with this deviled eggs (and oh, there’s no spider harmed in creating this dish!). These make a perfect appetizer for a Halloween party even for the little kids! Get the recipe here.
Jalapeño Popper Mummies
You will never look at mummies the same way again once these oozing little mummies have won over your heart and stomach. Check out this recipe and you have started with something that you’ll definitely be making -- batch after batch.
Serving soup in pumpkins is more gorgeous than creepy but, still, they make a good Halloween treat and delicious too! View the recipe here.
These morbid severed finger biscuits will raise everyone’s hair on the back of their neck. Whether you choose these finger pretzels or these lady fingers (that have a bad case of red nail polish) both will still work the way you want.
Pumpkin-Shaped Cheese Balls
Everybody loves cheese balls and pumpkins! Combine them together to make one good appetizer that’s perfect for your Halloween party. Get the recipe here. P.S. No real pumpkins are used.
Nothing screams “Trick or Treat” better than a plate of black spaghetti. Take your pasta to the Halloween-ish level with this recipe.
Toxic Waste Mac and Cheese
This may not look as delicious as it is but, trust us, you will never be bothered that you’re eating something very weird once you take the first bite. Get the recipe here.
Pizza skulls (a.ka. pizza pockets baked in a skull pan) are easy to make and can easily be customized to everyone’s preference. Bake and freeze them ahead of time and reheat just minutes before your party.
Jack-o'-Lantern Stuffed Peppers
Aside from being a fun, kid-friendly Halloween dinner, Jack-o'-Lantern stuffed peppers will take your love for pumpkin carving to the next level. Try the recipe here.
Fill up your hard taco shell with your favorite toppings and top it off with a couple of slices of olives to make the eyes. Voila! You’ve created your own monster-eye taco. If you need a further guide, check this recipe.
Pumpkin Rice Krispies
This is a real treat for kids on their Halloween party! They will beg you to make another patch (pun intended). Follow this easy recipe.
TIP: Aside from pumpkins, you can pretty much make anything out of rice cereals and marshmallows -- shape them into Frankenstein, ghosts, brains, spiders and many more!
Worms don’t just infest your intestines, they make a great snack for Halloween (or anytime you feel like snacking) too! Start creating this wormy goodness here.
Halloween Fruit Treats
A serving of Halloween fruit snacks is a way healthier option than the usual candy treats often associated with trick-or-treating. Check out this mandarin pumpkin and banana ghost recipe or this apple monster mouth recipe.
Poison Toffee Apples
These apples are the most sinister Halloween treat you’ll ever make and they make an excellent centerpiece too. If you feel like transforming into an evil queen, follow this recipe.
Bloody Candy Apples
If poison toffee apples are not enough for you, you can add these bloody candy apples on your table. Let them wonder if this is one giant bleeding tooth or just a creepy looking apple. Get the recipe here.
There’s no better way to eat oozing brains than with Jell-O! Check out this recipe to creep out your guests on your party.
TIP: You can also carve out watermelons like this to serve to your vegan zombie friends.
Bloody Eyeball Treats
Bloody Red Velvet Cheesecake
Cheesecakes are a perfect addition to Halloween festivities. Children will love them, if they don’t get the creeps at the sight of them. Get the recipe of the bloody cheesecake here or explore some of the equally goody recipes here.
This Halloween treat is sweet, salty, delicious, and filled with crunchy chocolate candy in potion and slime colors. Follow this recipe for an instant go-to dessert for Halloween.
Monster Eye Cookies
You surely have an already-perfected cookie recipe. Now, add some twist to it to create a Halloween treat. You can also check this recipe for some idea.
Fancy a black drink? This lemonade gets its black color from pig’s blood. Just kidding, it’s from activated charcoal that is proven to be beneficial for the health. Get the recipe here.
This milkshake recipe is a tricky way to boost the dairy intake of your kids. Plus, it’s perfectly easy to make while tasting like it’s expertly made.
TIP: You can subtly mix your kid’s favorite fruit to the shake to add a bit of color, texture, and flavor.
Candy Corn Milkshake
Candy corn is an all-time favorite candy. Now you can sip it too! Try this recipe and it will definitely work with your fall dinner party or just any celebration you will have as well.
No Harry Potter-themed party or movie marathon is complete without a swig of Butterbeer – the ideal Halloween party beverage for every Potterhead. Try these recipes at home.
NOTE: In case you didn’t know, you can also brew your own pumpkin juice. Try this vegan recipe.