40 Delicious Halloween Party Food Ideas for Your Big Bash

These recipes taste as good as they look.

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Steve Giralt

Halloween can mean many different things to different people, but there's usually one aspect that's consistent: lots of Halloween party food. Between work, school and home, there's bound to be at least one Halloween party that you'll be bringing treats to.

Whether you're looking for a spooky savory appetizer or a creepy-crawly dessert, there's a Halloween-themed recipe for just about every kind of party food you could imagine. Get ready to start menu planning for this year's bash with a variety of Halloween party food ideas ranging from spookily simple to eerily creative.

Iain Bagwell
Cheese Pumpkins

Every party needs a good cheese ball, and these pumpkin-shaped ones are both festive and delicious.

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Mark Ferri
Jack-o-lantern Tamale Bake

If you're looking to serve something a little more substantial than finger food, this tamale bake is a savory choice that will leave your guests feeling equal parts seasonal and satisfied.

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Mark Ferri
Bewitching Brownies

These sinfully delicious vampire-inspired brownies will turn even the undead into chocoholics.

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Kate Sears
Severed Toes in Bandages

With a few small adjustments, like a slivered-almond toenail, classic pigs in a blanket transform into creepy bandaged-wrapped toes.

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Mark Ferri
Creepy Cookie Stacks

For the craftiest bakers out there, these layered cookies give a cool 3D effect that is sure to impress your fellow party-goers.

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Jonny Valiant
Guacamoldy Eyeballs

Take your eggs from deviled to possessed with these creepily delicious guacamole eyeballs.

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Con Poulos
Marshmallow Heads

No kid would ever be able to pass the marshmallow test with these fun-looking marshmallow heads on offer.

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Jonny Valiant
Mini Mummy Meat Loaves

For a savory food that's easy to eat, try these mini mummy meat loaves stuffed with a cherry tomato center.

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Antonis Achilleo
Nerdy Popcorn Balls

Halloween is all about the candy, so why not add it to your popcorn too? This sweet and salty colorful combo looks adorable served in lollipop form.

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John Uher
Skulls and Monsters

These Rice Krispie treats are an easy to make party snack that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The straight-forward instructions are simple enough for kids, and they'll love getting to decorate their monsters.

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John Uher
Spiderweb Cookies

This recipe uses store-bought oatmeal cookies, which is perfect if you're on a time constraint but still want to do something festive.

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John Uher
Bloodshot Eyeballs

Elevate a basic donut hole with this simple bloodshot eyeball design that uses M&Ms and strawberry jam.

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John Uher
Mummy Cakes

Kids will go crazy for these mummified Twinkies. The only thing you'll be keeping under wraps is just how effortless these were to make.

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Kate Sears
Bats Across the Moon Cookies

These moon and bat shaped cutouts look almost too good to eat, and with the recipe calling for store bought cookies, you won't go batty making them.

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John Uher
Witchy Fingers

These witchy cinnamon breadstick fingers are the perfect finishing touch to any snack table.

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Kate Sears
Haystack Creatures

Chow mein noodles and chocolate might sound like a strange combination, but these haystack creatures prove that sometimes the best food ideas come from outside the box.

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John Uher
Monster Munch

Halloween is the one day a year you can actually encourage your kids to act like little monsters, so why not fuel them with some Monster Munch? Packed with popcorn, gummies, and chocolate, they gobble it up in seconds.

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Mummy Jalapeno Poppers

You're wearing a costume, so why shouldn't your food too? Transform your cheesy jalapeno poppers into little mummy bites.

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Steve Giralt
Skull and Pumpkin Cookies

These stunningly colorful sugar cookies may look tricky, but with this straightforward recipe you'll be baking like a pro in no time.

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Kate Sears
Skeleton Cupcakes

You'll be saying bone-appetit with these tasty skeleton cupcakes topped with yogurt covered pretzels and marshmallows.

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Mark Ferri
Ghost Toasts

These easy-to-make ghost pita chips are the perfect accompaniment to any dip.

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Levi Brown
Spider Bite Cupcake

Mallowmars become adorable spiders in this inventive cupcake design.

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Mark Ferri
Large Sno Ball Spider

Get creative in the kitchen by using orange colored food spray to turn a basic Sno Ball into these creepy-crawly spiders.

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halloween party food enchanted brooms
Kate Sears
Enchanted Brooms

The best treats are sweet and savory, which is why these brooms will magically disappear within minutes of being set down.

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halloween party food Black Cat, Bat, Spider, and Mice Doughnuts
Steve Giralt
Black Cat, Bat, Spider, and Mice Doughnuts

The kids will love creating these creepy critter treats. Just hand them some candy corn and M&Ms and let them get creative.

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halloween party food mini cauldrons
Kate Sears
Mini Cauldrons

Calling all chocolate lovers. This lava cake is rich and decadent, but still has all the charm you're looking for in your Halloween dessert.

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halloween party food Candy Kebabs
Steve Giralt
Candy Kebabs

Grab a few wooden skewers and stack colorful gummies and marshmallow treats onto them for a grab-and-go dessert the kids will go nuts over.

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halloween party food Candy-Covered Apples
Jonny Valiant
Candy-Covered Apples

Red syrup and red cinnamon gummies are the most important ingredients for these candy-coated Red Delicious apples.

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halloween desserts - Halloween Cat Cake
Steve Giralt
Halloween Cat Cake

Guests won't be able to resist petting the orange cotton candy tail on this festive cake.

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halloween cupcakes - Frankenstein and His Bride Cupcakes
Steve Giralt
Frankenstein and His Bride Cupcakes

Chocolate sprinkles have never looked so good. But be warned: the kids are definitely going to fight over the bride (after all, there's way more frosting on her).

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