The Halloween party food ideas below are Halloween holiday staples in our home. They are quick, easy, and not-too-scary fun to do with your kids. Enjoy!

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6 Simple & Creative Halloween Party Food Ideas

The Halloween party food ideas below are Halloween holiday staples in our home. They are quick, easy, and not-too-scary fun to do with your kids.

Microwave Caramel Corn

I just made batches of caramel corn this morning, and it’s so easy to do! Definitely a staple when it comes to Halloween party food ideas. 


4 quarts of popped popcorn
1 stick of butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white corn syrup
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 brown paper grocery bag


First, pop 4 quarts of corn, no salt added. I have a “Stir Crazy” brand popper, but microwaveable popcorn works just fine. Pour into a brown paper grocery sack.

Then, melt a stick of butter or margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/3 cup white corn syrup, ½ teaspoon of salt and vanilla. Stir and allow the mix to come to a boil. Turn down the heat and stir for three minutes, letting the sauce continue to boil. Take the sauce off the heat, and then add ½ teaspoon baking soda. This ingredient makes the sauce foam.

Pour over the popcorn and fold the grocery bag down. Place in a microwave. Cook on high for 1 minute. Shake. Cook for 1 more minute. Shake. Cook for 30 seconds. Shake. Cook for 30 more seconds. Shake.

Pour the caramel corn onto wax or parchment paper to cool. Place in plastic bags or orange paper cups.

A movie will also be a great addition to any party! Here are the 10 best Halloween movies for all ages.

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Witches’ Fingers

This is one of the best Halloween party food ideas and I even made this recipe as a child!


Bugles Snacks
12 ounces (1 bag) chocolate chips


Melt chocolate chips in the microwave, then dip the pointed end of the Bugles into the melted chocolate. The Bugles are the bony witches’ fingers, and the chocolate represents the fingernails.

Witches’ Hats

We recently made this delicious snack while camping. I commented at the time, “Hey, these look like little upside-down witches’ hats!”


Waffle cones
Miniature Marshmallows
Chocolate Candies
Aluminum Foil


Take a waffle cone and fill with miniature marshmallows and different types of chocolates. We used Hershey’s Kisses, Rolos, and miniature Reese’s Cups. Wrap tightly in foil. Then lay in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. The waffle cone gets warm and crunchy while the inside marshmallows and chocolates melt together. Decadent!

Chocolate Haystacks

This recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make.


2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups butterscotch chips
10 ounces (dry, crunchy) chow mein noodles
½ cup peanuts


Melt together 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips and 2 cups of butterscotch chips. Then add 10 ounces of chow mein noodles and ½ cup of peanuts. Combine, stirring quickly to coat the chips and noodles with the melted chips. Dip out tablespoons onto wax paper. Cool.

6 Simple & Creative Halloween Party Food Ideas

Bob for (Mummy) Apples

We didn’t worry too much about kids getting their faces wet or spreading germs on this one, but if you’re concerned, I will offer another option, so keep reading….


Variety of apples
Dry raisins, cranberries, or blueberries


Peel your apples except for two strips of apple skins that stay on the apple. The skins are the gauze, or wraps, of the mummies. Where the apple flesh is showing, pin two raisins or dried cranberries (or even blueberries) with toothpicks (make sure the kids don’t eat the toothpicks!). Place the apples in a huge tub of water. The kids have to latch onto the apples with their mouths, without using their hands.

An alternative to “bobbing” is tying an apple onto a long string hanging from somewhere high. Each kiddo has to try to eat the apple on the string without using their hands. It’s harder than it sounds!

Skeleton Veggie Tray

No bones about it, this skeleton-shaped try of veggies will add muscle to your party.


Lettuce leaves
Colored Peppers
Pea pods
Zucchini Spirals
Cherry Tomatoes


Lay out lettuce leaves at the top of the tray (for hair), then add about ¼-1/3rd of a head of cauliflower to make the skull. Add olives for two eyes. Lay colored pepper strips on top of broccoli for ribs, pea pods for arms, matchstick carrots for fingers, zucchini spirals for intestines, whole mushrooms and cherry tomatoes for joints, and carrot and celery sticks for lets. Cucumber slices are stacked for feet. Then stand back and watch guests nibble away.

The best Halloween party recipes! The Halloween party food ideas below are Halloween holiday staples in our home. They are quick, easy, and not-too-scary fun to do with your kids.

Tammy Tilley
Tammy Tilley
Tammy Tilley, mom of two adult children, cares deeply about parenting issues. Although she’s looking in the rearview mirror of her hands-on parenting days, once you’re a parent, you’re always a parent. She enjoys sharing a few memories and a touch of advice about spending energy on the things that matter. Tammy has a BA in English from Anderson University (IN) and a MS in Education from IUPUI.