28 Ghoulishly Good Halloween Party Food Ideas

We’re only days away from Halloween and there are so many fun new Halloween food ideas to share! Today we’re basically putting your Halloween party menu together with snacks/appetizers, main courses, sides, and dessert. You’re welcome!

Halloween Snacks & Appetizers

These easy snacks & appetizers have just the right amount of festive flair! Keep your guest’s hunger at bay with these howlingly good bites.

A halloween themed charcuterie board with a skeleton hand and small pumpkins

Halloween Charcuterie Board


This easy Halloween snack track is super easy and super impressive! It comes together in about 15 minutes using store-bought cookies, fresh fruits, cheeses, and sliced meats.

A pumpkin cheese ball with a pickle for a stem, and leaves.

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

This Pumpkin Cheese Ball is a super cute party appetizer made with crushed Doritos that are pressed into the sides of a cheese ball shaped like a pumpkin. Just add your favorite crackers, chips or veggie sticks!

Blue bowl filled with roasted pumpkin seeds

Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


Crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds spiced with smoked paprika, chili and garlic. They’re compulsively eatable and a healthy Halloween snack idea too.

A hand crabbing a piece of caramel popcorn from a white bowl

Microwave Caramel Popcorn

Microwave Caramel Popcorn is ready in just 15 minutes? You better believe it! This classic snack is made with a handful of ingredients, a microwave, and a brown paper bag.

crock pot buffalo chicken meatballs drizzled with ranch dressing on a serving board

The Ultimate Easy Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

These tender crockpot meatballs are made with ground chicken and covered in a spicy buffalo sauce. They’re a lighter healthier version of your favorite buffalo wings – and the perfect party appetizer!

close up of baked pasta chips served with basil pesto

Crunchy Pasta Chips | Air Fryer OR Oven!

Yes you read that right: crunchy chips made with pasta! Tender pasta shapes are tossed with cheese, garlic, basil and olive oil before air-frying to a crispy, compulsively munchable party treat.

A mini corn dog with a bite taken out of it, in a basket of more corn dogs.

Mini Corn Dogs

Mini hot dogs dipped in sweet cornmeal batter and dunked in your condiment of choice are a party food classic! Kids and adults love these super easy corn dog nuggets. Just serve them with ketchup, mustard and maybe some cheesy sauce!

Drinks & cocktails

These easy sips are full of fall flavors! For even more ideas, check out our post about the best Halloween drinks & cocktails!

Purple Hooter Cocktail with a gummy eye.

Purple People Eater Cocktail


It doesn’t get more festive than this purple people eater cocktail. A sweet and slightly tart mix of alcohols with a vibrant purple hue and decorated just in time for Halloween.

slow cooker spiked cider cocktail with pumpkins in the background

Slow Cooker Spiked Hot Apple Cider

Slow cooker spiked apple cider? Yes please. Sweet and tart apples are cooked together with warm spices, then topped with a sugar rim. Sign me up!

RumChata and whiskey layered shot recipe

Apple Pie Shots

This creative two ingredient whiskey shot recipe is rimmed with a real pie crust! You’re basically drinking a boozy apple pie with this must-try recipe.

Funfetti Cocoa Bombs


If you haven’t tried Hot Chocolate Bombs yet, this colorful and fun recipe is here to fix that. There’s something to be said for the simple joy of colorful sprinkles, marshmallows, and chocolate melting all together in a warm mug of milk. Amiright? Hot chocolate for the win!

Mains & Sides

When it comes to main course fare on Halloween, you want something fun and easy to make. And these recipes deliver! They can all be made ahead and are ideal for feeding a hungry crowd of ghosts.

Hot dogs wrapped in crescent dough.

Mummy Hot Dogs

You won’t want to keep this quick and easy appetizer under wraps! These Mummy Hot Dogs wrapped in biscuit dough are a spooky variation on pigs in a blanket that come together in minutes. Perfect for kids’ Halloween parties and served with a fun and creepy eyeball dipping sauce.

Macaroni and cheese being lifted off of a plate on a spoon.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

I feel like I don’t even need to say this but, everyone will love this recipe. Creamy, cheesy homemade macaroni in cheese baked to bubbly perfection in the oven. Make it in advance for a guaranteed party hit!

A mummy pot pie decorated with strips of pie crust, eyeball sprinkles, and plastic spiders.

Mummy Chicken Pot Pies


These Mummy Chicken Pot Pies are the perfect Halloween dinner recipe to feed your trick-or-treaters before they overload on candy. Made with refrigerated pie crust, this recipe is as easy as it is impressive.

A cooked croissant strata in a white baking dish.

Spinach and Cheese Strata

Instead of using bread why not up your strata game by using buttery croissants? This cheesy casserole can be made ahead and served for dinner at your Halloween party! It’s cozy, comfort food that’s pretty much made for chilly autumn evenings.

ladle inside a dutch oven with cream of zucchini soup, garnished with croutons, heavy cream swirl, and fresh green herbs

Cream of Zucchini Soup

The green hue of this simple zucchini soup recipe makes it perfect for Halloween parties – just give it a spooky name like Green Goblin Soup! If you want to add even more spooky vibes, drizzle sour cream thinned with a bit of milk on top in the shape of a spider web.

Ditch the dinner rolls and give these pumpkin cornbread muffins a shot! The perfect companion to your dinner table or holiday meal. Warm cornbread muffins slathered in butter are the way to go!

Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins

These fluffy pumpkin cornbread muffins are just begging to be made for your Halloween party. Serve them warm with a swath of melty butter!

Halloween Desserts

Every good celebration deserves a sweet ending and these Halloween desserts are ready for the grand finale. If you’re looking for even more Halloween treats, check out these Halloween cupcakes and these Halloween dessert ideas!

Nightmare Before Christmas cake decorated with a Spiral Hill yellow sugar paste topper, buttercream pumpkins, and graveyard cookies.

Nightmare Before Christmas Cake


This Nightmare Before Christmas cake recipe features a tender chocolate cake, colorful swiss meringue buttercream, and whimsical decorations. The pumpkins are made of buttercream frosting and the tombstones are made with cookies covered in chocolate.

A white plate of witch hat cookies

Witch Hat Cookies


Soft chocolate cookies topped with a Hershey’s kiss, frosting, and sprinkles. This easy witch hat cookies are sure to be a hit with your party guests.

puppy chow in a white bowl

Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies)

Have you ever tried muddy buddies? Also known as puppy chow, this no-bake sweet & salty treat is always a hit with chocolate and peanut butter fans. Just be sure to make a big bowl because this one dissapears fast!

a white bowl filled with with a halloween snack mix

Halloween Monster Munch

This easy Halloween treat requires no-baking! Throw together your favorite sweet and salty snacks, cover them with white chocolate and add in some candy eyeballs. Done and done!

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies


Reeses peanut butter cups and candy eyes turn chewy peanut butter cookies into a Halloween treat!

A pile of chocolate cookies with M&M candies and candy eyes.

Quintuple Chocolate Monster Cookies


These soft and chewy monster cookies have not one, not two, but FIVE kinds of chocolate! This is the kind of homemade cookie that chocoholic dreams are made of.

10 candy-corn jello shots scattered on a white table.

Candy Corn Jello Shots with Vodka


Are jello shots a drink or a dessert? We couldn’t decide but we knew they had to be included in this round up! Three jello flavors are mixed with vodka and layered in shot glasses for a super cute grown-up treat.

Pumpkin pie pops in a jar of sugar.

Pumpkin Pie Pops

These pumpkin pie pops make us want to bite their heads off, but in a good way! Perfectly spiced pumpkin pie filling is wrapped in buttery pie crusts shapped like jack-o-lantern heads and topped with sparkly sugar. Gimme!

soft pumpkin cookies

The BEST Soft Pumpkin Cookies


These Soft Pumpkin Cookies are spiced just right and topped with a homemade cream cheese frosting! Served with a mug of the warm apple cider mentioned above we really can’t imagine a more perfect combination.

a slice of pumpkin pie on a plate topped with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon

Easy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Buttery gluten free pie crust and a custardy sweet pumpkin filling make this classic fall dessert hard to beat! If you have gluten free guests coming to your party this treat is an easy win.

monster cookies

Ultimate Peanut Butter Cup Monster Cookies


Made with chocolate chunks, Reese’s Pieces and mini peanut butter cups, these monster sized cookies are filled with all your favorite things!

Enjoy more holiday recipes all season long! Check out our recipe index for hundreds of festive food and drink ideas.

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