Spooky Halloween Food Ideas, Kids Halloween Party Foods

Who doesn’t love a great Halloween party? What is one of the best parts of the Halloween Party?  The gross but yummy food of course.  Make your next Halloween party a hit with these fun spooky Halloween food ideas for kids

Fun serving idea- Make a sign for each platter you make!


Materials: Graham crackers, white frosting, red food gel (in the baking aisle), band-aid box

Step 1: Carefully break the graham crackers along the lines to get thin pieces.

Step 2: Put a little bit of frosting in the center.

Step 3: Add a dot of red food gel in the center so it looks like blood, eww

Step 4:  Place them on a platter with a band-aid box in the center.

Halloween band-aid snacks

Boogers on a Stick

The kids love this one!

Materials: Pretzel sticks, Cheese Wiz, green food coloring, parchment or wax paper

Step 1:  Heat up the Cheese Whiz according to the label.

Step 2:  Add a couple of drops of green food coloring to the Cheese Wiz.  Mix them together until you get the green color that you like

Step 3: Dip the pretzels into the green cheese and allow it to dry on parchment or wax paper.

Step 4: Place on a tray, serve.

boogers on a stick snack

Ghostly Brownies

Materials: Brownie mix, large marshmallows, red food gel, white frosting, cupcake tin, wax or parchment paper

Step 1: Make the brownies according to the box.

Step 2:  Fill cupcake tins halfway with brownie mix, bake for about 15 minutes on 375.  They are done when you can stick a toothpick into the brownie and it comes out clean.  Let brownies cool.

Step 3: While the brownies are baking, draw a face on each marshmallow using red food gel.

Step 4: Heat up some white frosting in the microwave until it is a little melted.  You do not want it to melt too much.  Just enough where you can pour it over the brownies.

Step 5: When the brownies have cooled down, place them on parchment or wax paper.

Step 6:  Pour some frosting over the brownies and stick a marshmallow on top.  As the frosting cools it will harden and the marshmallow will stick.

Halloween Brownies

Mummy Mini Hot Dogs

Materials: Cocktail hot dogs, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, black food gel, pizza cutter

Step 1: Unroll the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and cut them into skinny strips using a pizza cutter.

Step 2: Wrap strips around the top of the cocktail hot dogs.  Leave a space to make a face, then continue to wrap strips around until it looks like a mummy.

Step 3: Bake until dough is light brown.

Step 4: Using the black food gel,  draw a face on your cocktail hot dogs.

Gruesome Finger Cookies 

If you want spooky Halloween party foods you must make these gruesome finger cookies.  I scare kids every year with these!

Materials: Finger cookie tray, green food coloring, raspberry jelly, shaved almonds, sugar cookie or cream cheese cookie dough

I used the cream cheese cookie recipe and they came out great! 2 1/4 cups flour, 3oz cream cheese, 1 tsp spoon vanilla, 1 egg yolk, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup butter.  Cream the sugar, butter, and cream cheese.  Next, add vanilla and egg yolk, then add the flour

Step 1: Add a couple of drops of green food coloring to get the color you like.  I only used a little so the fingers looked a little dirty.

Step 2: Sprinkle some flour into the cookie tray and bake.  Check repeatedly until cookies look golden brown.

Step 3: When the cookies a completely cool, put a little jelly at the trip of the finger and place a shaved almond on top.

Halloween Party Foods

Lollipop Display Ideas

Kids love lollipops.  Having a lollipop display would be an awesome addition to your Halloween party. 

Lollipop Display idea #1

To make the above display I purchase a witches cauldron.  I placed a round styrofoam ball (purchased on Amazon) inside the cauldron.  I purchased a large bag of blow pops and inserted them into the styrofoam ball.  All finished easy peasy!

Lollipop Display Idea #2 

Halloween lollipop display

I used this lollipop display for younger children.  I’m always afraid to give young children blow pops because of the gum.  For the first step, you will need tissue paper.  I used purple.  I used enough purple tissue paper to fill the cauldron to halfway.  Next, I used the three bags of candy corn I purchased and filled up the cauldron to the top.  Last I put lollipops and spiders on top.