16 Halloween Party Food Ideas That are Scary Easy to Make!

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Gather your ghouls and goblins to eat all these fun Halloween party food ideas this year. 

holding a vampire donut halloween treat- halloween party food

For me, Halloween is all about eating creative and fun snacks and treats! 

While much of the excitement can revolve around creepy crawly Halloween costumes, I’m over here dreaming about easy and delicious Halloween party food ideas! There are so many fun and spooky Halloween snacks to make because you can use your imagination and get really creative. It’s even more fun to get the kids involved too!

using sharpie on jello cups

Some of these Halloween food ideas look professional, and rather complicated, but are actually very simple to pull off! I am fond of low-effort clever treats that anyone can do.

Here are 16 of the cutest & spookiest Halloween party food ideas to consider:

1. Halloween Inspired Charcuterie Board

halloween snack board as halloween party food

Creative snack boards with a variety of meats, cheeses, and fruits are still very trendy and popular. My Halloween-themed board has some festive candy involved, too! The spooky meat skull is my favorite part, and all of this was easy to put together.

2. Vampire Donuts

easy halloween party food vampire donuts

How spooky and ADORABLE are these Vampire Donuts?! And they are so easy to make using glazed donuts and vampire teeth — each one takes under 30 seconds to create!

3. Stacked Pumpkin Cookies Using Store-Bought Dough

stacked cookies on a tray

Stack these larger ready-to-bake pecan turtle caramel cookies under smaller ready-to-bake pumpkin sugar cookies for a festive cookie that is insanely delicious and very low effort. You can use the chocolate chip variety instead if desired! Just remember the 12 big cookie packages work best.

The key is to bake the larger cookie first for 5 minutes at 350 degrees, remove it from the oven and place the smaller sugar cookie on top. Then bake it for another 6 minutes. The result is a double-decker cookie that’s festive and oh so delicious!

two store-bought cookies stacked for halloween treats

4. Halloween Spooky Eye Ball Tacos

tacos for halloween

Photo credit: Food.com

Why have regular tacos when you can have spooky eyeball tacos this Halloween?! This idea wins points for the brilliant use of sour cream and black olives and is so easy and FUN to compile.

5. Haunted Ghost Pizza 

ghost pizza

Your little goblins are sure to get some silly spooks from this creative and easy-to-make ghost pizza. My talented teammate Chelsey made this with her kiddos and they were thrilled! She used a knife to cut the ghostly shapes herself out of cheese and added olives for the eyes.

It looks so delicious and festive once baked!

ghost pizza with olive eyes on a pan

6. Candy Corn Pretzel Hugs

easy recipe for candy corn hugs halloween party food idea

Here’s a simple Halloween party food idea all will love. Adding chocolate and a pretzel changes the flavor profile to a salty and sweet snack. Candy corn pretzel hugs are so delicious and very easy to make!

Check out these Halloween Party Food ideas on YouTube! 

7. Three Ingredient Pumpkin Dip

pumpkin pie dip in a white bowl

If you’re a fan of pumpkin spice desserts, this idea should definitely be on your must-make list! This 3-ingredient pumpkin fluffy, creamy, and perfectly sweet dip makes a delicious snack and/or dessert to share with friends and family.

8. Reese’s Peanut Butter Ball

Bite of Reese's Peanut Butter Ball

Are Reese’s pieces your favorite Halloween candy? Consider creating a Reese’s Pieces dessert dip using peanut butter as a fun twist to traditional cheese balls. It’s perfect for Halloween party food or any occasion, and is very easy to compile!

9. Guac-O-Lantern


Photo credit: Foodnetwork.com

This Guac-O-Lantern is just as clever as it is delicious! I love the idea of hollowing out a small pumpkin and having it look as though it’s throwing up. It’s funny and yet looks disgustingly good at the same time! 🤮

10. Easy Halloween Spider Cookies

plate of halloween spider cookies for a party

These spooky spider cookies are really easy to make! All you need is cookie mix, malt ball candies, chocolate-covered peanuts or raisins, and black icing for the legs.

11. Monster Eyeball Cake

monter cake as halloween party food idea

My Hip2Save sidekick decorated the cutest monster cake with her kids last Halloween! I love the bright colors and swirly designs. I bet she created a lot of fun memories also with the kiddos too.

Here are Liz’s tips to recreate her Halloween cake: 

“After applying a crumb coat on the cake, we started at the bottom of the cake and worked our way around in a circle to make sure we filled in all the spots with icing using a Wilton star tip! After this monster was fully purple we then went over some areas with green icing to give him spots!

My two tips for making a monster cake of your own would be that consistency of icing is important! If it’s too thin, it won’t hold the “fur” shape, and if it’s too firm it’ll be hard to squeeze out of the piping bag! So if you’re making your own icing be sure to add milk/heavy cream in small increments until you get that perfect in-between consistency!

I would also recommend using gel-based food coloring because it won’t affect the consistency.”

12. Bloody Band-Aid Wafers

band-aid vanilla wafer cookies

These bloody Band-Aid wafers seriously freak me out, but they’re SOOOO simple and so darn creative! All you need to do is add white cookie icing to the middle portion of vanilla wafer cookies and top with a drop of red gel icing as “blood”. The kids will really get a kick out of it.  😂

adding red gel to vanilla wafer band aids

13. Halloween Pudding Cups & Fresh Fruit Cups

jello and fruit cups Halloween treat idea

These Halloween pudding cups AND fresh fruit Halloween cups are SUPER easy to make!

fresh fruit Halloween cups

These are also perfect for classroom Halloween parties or putting in a child’s lunchbox!

14. Apple Cider Sangria

apple cider sangria Halloween party food

Here’s how to make the perfect fall pitcher of apple cider sangria! This adult drink recipe using white wine is super easy to throw together and tastes very light and refreshing. What a great way to take advantage of inexpensive and in-season apples this time of year, too!

15. Halloween Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

halloween sugar cookies

Check out the boo-tiful sugar cookies my Hip2Save sidekick made last year for a party!  Halloween is a perfect excuse to break out the cookie cutters and bake cookies. Be sure to check out our tried and true sugar cookie rolled dough recipe to make for all holidays!

16. Cream Cheese Carmel Apple Spread

cream cheese caramel apple dip party food

If you love caramel apples but not the work involved in making them, consider making this easy caramel apple spread idea with all the same vibes! You can use sliced apples for dipping, and it’s so delicious with the flavor combo of cream cheese and candy crumbs.

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 14

  1. Ruby C

    OMG!! Such cute and fun ideas. Love the vampire donuts!! Too cute!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      LOL! I’m loving the donuts too!

  2. Malinda

    This is awesome! I’ve been looking for ideas for our Campground Halloween Party. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh perfect! How fun! You’re very welcome, Malinda!

  3. Paisley

    Such creative & fun ideas! Makes me want to have a Halloween party!

  4. J.H.509

    I love the fruit cup ideas. Our school district doesn’t allow passing out candy. So this is an alternative to that. And such a wonderful idea!!

  5. Wendy

    Thank you so much for posting this!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re most welcome!

  6. Sue

    I like the spider cookies and absolutely love the pumpkin with the guacamole coming out of it’s mouth.

  7. Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)


  8. Pam

    I did the donut idea for an October bake sale at my daughter’s school last year and they sold like hot cakes. First item to sell out. Kids loved playing with the teeth after as well. And sooo easy to make. Highly recommend.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that is a great idea Pam! Thanks for sharing! So fun.

  9. Laura

    Definitely going to try the ghost pizza and eyeball tacos! Thanks for the fun ideas!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yay!! So fun Laura!

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