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.
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Mummies in a Blanket
Make it spooky: Cut the crescent roll triangles into even smaller strips and wrap them individually around cocktail wieners. Use yellow mustard for eyes.
Spider Deviled Eggs
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.
Spider Web Dip
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).
Brownie Dirt Cake
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!
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.
Pumpkin Cookie Balls
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.”
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.
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. 👀
Wishing you a spooky Halloween!