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12 Frightfully Fun Halloween Food Ideas for Your Party

Oct 15, 2020|

Halloween is right around the corner!

While many of us think of dressing up and taking the kids trick-or-treating for Halloween, going door-to-door for treats is actually on the decline. The reasons for this vary, from safety concerns to CDC recommendations to inclement weather. Whatever the reason, more and more people are opting for alternate ways to celebrate Halloween—and Halloween parties are a popular way to celebrate for people of all ages.

Part of the fun of a Halloween party is setting the right mood, whether it’s creepy and scary or cute and family-friendly, and what better way to do that than with Halloween-theme snacks?

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Take your Halloween festivities to the next level with creepy, fun, delicious party food.

The best Halloween food ideas

Whether you’re hosting a get-together or want to bring a treat to a party as a guest, these Halloween food ideas are sure to be a hit.

1. Spider web brownies

Looking for an easy dessert to whip up? Try these spider web brownies! All you need is a pan of brownies and a tube of white icing for a simple and tasty treat.

2. Devilish eggs

Deviled eggs take a new look with these festive roasted red pepper deviled eggs. Add some fake horns or a costume pitchfork to the table to make them even more devilish!

3. Halloween charcuterie

Who doesn’t love a good charcuterie board? This party food staple gets a Halloween twist with a fun pumpkin shape. You can also make a sweet board filled with candy goodies.

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4. Mandarin orange pumpkins

If you want to serve up some healthy Halloween food options, these mandarin orange pumpkins are the perfect solution. You can use navel oranges or clementines in place of mandarin oranges. This DIY party snack is also great for school parties.

5. Ghoulish grape punch

Quench your thirst with this Halloween punch that’s easy to make and fun to display. You can make it even more festive with Halloween themed glasses and drink stirrers.

6. Vampire cocktail

For the adults at the party, this Vampire cocktail is a spooky twist on the classic tequila sunrise. There’s also a mocktail version if your Halloween party includes guests under 21.

7. Rice Krispie brains

Now for one of the most unique Halloween themes: gory. These creepy Rice Krispie brains are fun to both make and eat—as long as you're not squeamish! These brains (along with the hotdog fingers below) fit the creepy Halloween theme perfectly.

8. Caramel apples

This fall staple is the perfect Halloween party food. You can serve them at your party as a ready-to-eat treat, or decorate them for some fun DIY party snacks.

9. Halloween cutout cookies

When it comes to Halloween party foods, sugar cookie cutouts are a must! Whether you want to create detailed cookies or just frost them and add some Halloween sprinkles, the sky’s the limit when it comes to decorating.

10. Hotdog fingers

Yes, these “bloody hot dog fingers” look a bit gross—and that’s what makes them a perfect Halloween party food! Better yet, they're simple and fast to whip up. You can also use cocktail smokies in place of hot dogs if you prefer a smaller appetizer.

11. Halloween nachos

Everyone loves chips and dip, which means these Halloween-themed nachos will be a definite crowd-pleaser at your Halloween party. Serve them in black and orange serving bowls and sprinkle a few spider rings on top to add a spooky flair.

12. Jello worms

If you want to make your party guests a little squeamish (and isn’t that part of the fun of Halloween?), these Jello worms are just the trick. You can serve them up as a treat, or use them as part of a “guess what’s in the bowl” party game.

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Set the mood with your smart home

Now that you have an assortment of Halloween party food, you’ll also want to create the perfect atmosphere for your Halloween party. Take a look at how your smart home can help set the stage for an unforgettable night.

  • Create mood lighting with Philips Hue. Transform your house with Philips Hue lights. These smart lights come in all colors, so you can change the color of the room in whatever color best fits your party's unique Halloween themes.
  • Let your smart speaker tell scary stories. If you have a smart speaker like Amazon Echo, you can install the Ghost Stories Alexa skill and play it for your guests. While you’re at it, use your Vivint app to turn lights on and off to help create a few scares.
  • Create a Halloween playlist. Spookify your Spotify playlists for Halloween! Spotify integrates with both Google Home and Alexa, so playing the perfect Halloween tunes is as easy as saying, “Hey Google, play my Halloween playlist."
  • Dish out some tricks with your doorbell camera. Halloween isn’t all about treats! If you plan on handing out some tricks this Halloween, your doorbell camera can help. Set a bowl of candy out for trick-or-treaters, and then use the doorbell camera’s two-way talk feature to play spooky sounds or talk to visitors as they come to the door.
  • Make a haunted house. Your smart home can help you transform your home into a haunted house this Halloween. You can play haunted house sounds—like creaking doors, werewolf howls, or screams—through your Amazon Echo or Google Home.

A buffet of delicious Halloween treats—combined with some frightfully fun effects from your smart home—will set the stage for a party you and your guests are sure to love.

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