Throw a spooktacular Halloween Party with this easy menu of snacks, sweets, and drinks. Or, see how easy it is to convert any of your favorite recipes into their scariest version!

If you don’t feel like making (or eating) a prosciutto-wrapped head or a spaghetti-brain cake this Halloween, fear not! I didn’t either. I prefer to start with the recipes I know and love and convert them into something festive for Halloween.

That’s exactly what we did here! Follow these menu ideas or just get inspired to go your own way. It’s surprisingly easy to plan a fun (and spooky) party with whatever you want to serve.

A table filled with Halloween party inspired versions of everyday recipes.
Table of Contents
  1. Meatball Monsters
  2. Mummies in a Blanket
  3. Spider Deviled Eggs
  4. Spider Web Dip
  5. Brownie Dirt Cake
  6. Biscotti Ghosts
  7. Pumpkin Cookie Balls
  8. Spooky Punch
  9. Creepy Crudités
  10. Spooky Cheese and Crackers

Meatball Monsters

Italian Meatballs
These classic Italian Meatballs are ready to be sauced and served with spaghetti, on meatball subs, or as an appetizer. Pan-fry and baking instructions included!
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Spaghetti and meatballs on a white platter.

Make it spooky: Make the Italian meatballs (or turkey meatballs) and heat in marinara sauce. Or substitute frozen meatballs and your favorite store-bought spaghetti sauce.

Side by side picture of regular Italian meatballs and a Halloween party version.

Mummies in a Blanket

Easy Pigs in a Blanket
These Easy Pigs in a Blanket take just two ingredients and 20 minutes. Makes a great snack for kids or double the batch for your next party!
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Easy pigs in a blanket on a white plate with a side of ketchup.

Make it spooky: Cut the crescent roll triangles into even smaller strips and wrap them individually around cocktail wieners. Use yellow mustard for eyes.

Side by side picture of regular Pigs in a Blanket and a Halloween party version.

Spider Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs
This easy Deviled Eggs recipe is my family’s most trusted and the only one you’ll ever need. They are creamy, delicious, and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
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Easy deviled eggs on a white plate.

Make it spooky: Make these classic deviled eggs as directed in the recipe, then top with black olives cut up as spiders. Use tweezers if needed to arrange the spider legs.

Side by side pictures of regular devilled eggs and a Halloween party version.

Spider Web Dip

Easy 7 Layer Dip
This 7 Layer Dip recipe is made with beans, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, tomatoes, olives, and scallions. It’s easy to make and always a hit at parties! 
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This 7 Layer Dip recipe is made with beans, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, tomatoes, olives, and scallions. It's easy to make and always a hit at parties!

Make it spooky: Rearrange the layers so guacamole is on top, then add a “web” using sour cream in a squeeze bottle. Garnish with a plastic spider. Taco dip would be a delicious base, too (just top it with guac so you can see the web).

Side by side picture of regular seven layer dip and a Halloween party version.

Brownie Dirt Cake

Oreo Brownie Trifle
Layers of brownies, chocolate pudding, whipped topping, and crushed Oreo cookies star in this Oreo Brownie Trifle that's easy enough for any day but elegant enough for a holiday dessert.
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Oreo brownie trifle assembled in a trifle dish.

Make it spooky: Prepare the component layers as directed for the trifle, but layer them in a 9-inch x 13-inch cake pan instead. Top with extra crushed Oreos and dot with Milano cookies (write on the “tombstones” with Wilton decorating pens). Add gummy worms for extra credit!

Side by side picture of a regular Oreo brownie trifle and a Halloween party version.

Biscotti Ghosts

Cherry Almond Biscotti
This easy Cherry Almond Biscotti is delightful dunked in coffee or enjoyed on its own. Sweet maraschino cherries and salty almonds liven up this classic Italian cookie.
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Cherry almond biscotti on a plate.

Make it spooky: Bake the biscotti (or use store-bought), then dip in melted white chocolate. Add eyes and a spooky mouth with a Wilton decorating pen or melted dark chocolate. Or try meringue mushrooms but piped into ghosts.

Side by side pictures of regular biscotti and a Halloween party version.
Oreo Cookie Balls
The ultimate Oreo Cookie Balls recipe is right here, waiting to be rolled into your family’s holiday cookie line-up.
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The ultimate Oreo Cookie Balls recipe is right here, waiting to be rolled into your family’s holiday cookie line-up. These no-bake beauties get drizzled with a homemade Salted Caramel Sauce, but you can change them up in a million different delicious, chocolatey ways.

Make it spooky: Make the filling for the cookie balls as directed. Instead of dipping in chocolate, dip in melted orange melting wafers or white chocolate tinted orange (or use white chocolate and roll in orange sugar). Add a small pretzel stick and a green M&M as the “stem.”

Side by side picture of salted caramel Oreo balls and a Halloween version.

Spooky Punch

Fruit Punch
This Fruit Punch is the real deal. Super sweet, super fruity, and guaranteed to be guzzled by kids everywhere. Dress it up (or down) all you want with endless variations.
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Fruit punch in three clear glasses.

Make it spooky: To get the orange color, top the punch with a quart of orange sherbet. Garnish the bowl and individual glasses with plastic spiders. For the 21+ crowd, substitute a big batch of Pirate Punch.

Side by side pictures of normal homemade fruit punch and a Halloween party version.

Creepy Crudités

Easy Dill Dip
Easy Dill Dip is a sure-fire hit for all your parties from here on out. This super creamy classic uses only dried herbs and spices (a great excuse to raid your spice cabinet) and only tastes better when you make it a day in advance.
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A platter with dill dip and fresh vegetables.

You can add candied eyes to anything these days, and they look so cute on a platter of fresh fruit and veggies. Delicious with dill dip or ranch dressing.

A Halloween party version of a fruit and vegetable platter.

Spooky Cheese and Crackers

Use Halloween cookie cutters to cheese slices into ghosts, spiders, or anything else that scares you. Serve with crackers and googly eyes if desired. 👀

A Halloween party version of cheese and crackers.

Wishing you a spooky Halloween!

A table filled with Halloween party inspired versions of everyday recipes.

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