Are you as excited for Halloween food as we are? After a long evening of following your toddler in their superhero costume searching for Reese's Cups, Butterfingers, and lollipops, everyone's probably worked up an appetite! Read on for some spooky (and not-so-spooky) snacks and treats for the perfect Halloween celebration!
Many people don't think too much about Halloween once they've outgrown trick-or-treating or costume parties where you dance to the "Monster Mash."
But Halloween can be fun no matter what age you are! Whether you want to throw a costume party or indulge in Halloween food, there are many ways to celebrate. With a few decorations and some simple recipes, you’ll be well on your way to having a new favorite holiday!
But before we get to the treats, we've also got a few Halloween party tips and tricks to get you started.
One of the best parts of a Halloween party is using a fun theme to get guests excited. This can help people pick the right Halloween costume for the evening, and help you select the best decorations/food.
You may want to have everyone come as their favorite Halloween movie character! Recently, Tik Tok trends have shown themed parties where attendees dress as different holidays, or different iterations of the same character or person (i.e. Jim Carrey roles or Britney Spears costumes).
You may want a party centered on a single theme like The Nightmare Before Christmas or a Murder Mystery. A haunted house theme is a classic, too, and easy to execute with a variety of decorations.
But a Halloween-inspired theme doesn't have to be scary! Try out a Nancy Drew mystery or Harry Potter theme that your children will look forward to! You can even serve some of the same delicious treats at a fall harvest party or other seasonal gatherings.
There are lots of ways to decorate for Halloween that don't have to cost too much money. Adding a few well-placed decorations outside can go a long way towards creating the mood, and you can enjoy them long before and after October 31. When it comes to creating a mood for the party, the right lighting goes a long way! If you're opting for a spookier theme, pick up a few 15-watt light bulbs from the store to dim the atmosphere. Or, use faux tealights scattered around to make things creepy.
After that, add a few accents to your home to really get the party started. Try a cheesecloth material in black that you can decorate lampshades and furniture with for a spider-webbed look! If you want to go high-tech, project spooky images onto a wall or play some mood music.
Of course, if you want to embrace a more whimsical Halloween look, embrace the gorgeous hues of fall. You could go for a Disney-themed costume party or even an All-Hallows Eve event. So instead of a frightful with or ghost, dress up your house with festive gourds, happy Jack-O'Lanterns, or DIY fall decor.
Halloween snacks are a great way to get your party started! Whether you're opting for kid-friendly Halloween treats or more spooky adult options, there are lots of great Halloween food recipes and Halloween snacks to try this season. When it comes to the party food presentation is key. Try serving your finger foods or charcuterie out of a hallow mini skeleton!
Whether you want kid-friendly cupcakes, or some beverages just for adults, here are a few ideas to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Spice up your fall gatherings with this delicious cocktial.
a few seconds
half and half
graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon (optional garnish for glass)
Pumpkin Pie Martini
Combine ingredients with ice in a shaker until chilled. (Less than a minute)
Pour into glass.
Garnish rim with crushed graham cracker, sugar, and cinnamon.
With a great costume, a few spooky decorations, and some delectable Halloween food and drinks, you can enjoy this delightfully frightful holiday! If you have some great ideas for your own easy Halloween food recipes, share them on FamilyApp!