Just under two weeks away is one of my favourite holidays of the year! No, there are no presents involved, just wholesome family fun with a big Halloween party. Why is it my favourite holiday of the year? I get to make some awesome culinary creations to delight and scare party-goers and it starts a few weeks before Halloween.
No party is complete without delicious foods to go with it. So take some of your ordinary party foods and make them look as if they belong in an asylum, haunted house or deserted fairground. Everyone will love them and you’ll love making them. Bonus, they aren’t candy – so they are dental and waistline friendly!
These would be great at a Halloween party for kids or adults. Probably one of the grossest main Halloween meals I could find, but they are brilliant! Party Tipz brings us the severed finger, a la, hot dog in a bun with loads of tomato (blood) ketchup. A few slices and a fingernail fix and you’ll be scaring the pants off party-goers. This would also work with tofu dogs for the vegan friendly version. This takes “finger foods” to a whole new level.
Oh my gosh, looks absolutely creepy doesn’t it. Kids will love this Halloween Spaghetti from The 36th Avenue. It is incredibly easy to make with just icing colouring found in the baking section. The pasta doesn’t dye your mouth and tastes exactly like pasta should, it just looks a whole lot creepier! Instead of olives for my eyeballs I made bread rolls, really small ones and a sun dried tomato for the iris. My kids won’t eat olives, so if yours will this is excellent and looks something like a melted alien. So even if you aren’t doing a big halloween party, you can still surprise the kiddies for tea this Halloween.
A fantastic way to bring a bit of Halloween cheer to the dinner table. Peppers stuffed with anything from spaghetti to zucchini noodles or rice. This recipe from Healthful Pursuit turns Halloween from a sugar filled candy feast to a healthy meal with all the fun. This is the perfect way to fit Halloween in if your children suffer from food allergies as they can get involved and there are no allergy worries. According to Healthy Pursuit it can be made gluten free, corn free, sugar free, yeast free, nut free or vegan. There’s a bit of something for everyone.
Fun Halloween Treats
Halloween doesn’t have to be all about buying those massive bags of sweets and packingup little goodie bags. Kids do love their sweeties, but we’ve got some fun (and sometimes healthy) alternatives that you can make for this years Halloween party. Even the kids can chip in and help make some of them.
These look absolutely fantastic. My kids would definitely find them awesome! These Poison Toffee Apples from Simply Delicious Food definitely put a ghoulish spin on the typical toffee apples. Goose Fair just ended here in Nottingham and the kids didn’t feel like they got their fill of these fun fair treats, so they’ll definitely be on our Halloween Party menu this year. The recipe is rather easy to make. It’s literally five ingredients, just make sure the apples you choose aren’t waxed or the toffee will just slip right off. Enjoy!
I can tell you now, these are more than just a Halloween treat. Take away the red mummy eyes and you have great treats for any party, any time of year. I mean who doesn’t love pumpkin cheesecake?
These mummy pumpkin truffles from Le Creme de la Crumb are the perfect quick, no bake treat this year. They do require quite a few ingredients, but this time of year I have nearly everything already in my cupboard. Plus, you read right above, they are no bake. The baking time on the recipe actually correlates to the amount of time they need to be refrigerated. Make them ahead or as a last minute addition to any party. They are guaranteed to make the ghouls grin.
I’m not sure what screams more Halloween about this dish, the s’more flavours or the nightmare of a mess. Eh, never mind the mess, the kids will love the chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker flavours in this fun gooey munchie mix from The 36th Avenue. This is an autumn staple for my family here in the UK. Without the bonfires on the weekend where we can roast marshmallows and make s’mores this is the perfect alternative. What’s even better is we can eat them from inside without venturing out in the cold!
Now, if your Halloween party is more of an adult affair, I’ve gathered up some of the spookiest cocktails I could find to delight your guests. Why serve up cervezas when you can serve up on of these?
If you’ve read any of my other blogs then you know that I am a lover of anything pumpkin spice and this Pumpkin Spice Margarita from Real House Moms is no exception. Until I came across this recipe I believed that margaritas were best left for beach holidays abroad in the sun. That all changed with this fun autumn alternative on the original. Perfect for the adult halloween party or even just a dinner party during the season. They are relatively easy to make and you can make the mix in bulk so you don’t have to play bartender.
What a seriously spooky looking cocktail. What could be more Halloween like than Absinthe? That is the main ingredient in this Halloween cocktail from Divine Caroline. For some reason looking at this cocktail reminds me of fog in a cemetery and gives me that creepy goosebumps feeling. Sounds like the perfect juice to serve up at my party next week! Hopefully, everyone will love it as much as me.
Now remember, when you’re serving these epic cocktails with a spooky twist, please drink responsibly.