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35 Spooktacular Kids Halloween Party Food Ideas

kid friendly Halloween party ideas

A few years ago our family decided we would celebrate October 31st together with a fun kid-friendly party full of great Halloween food, Halloween treats, Halloween riddles, and Halloween movies!

This party was so much fun to put together that I thought I’d share with you some of the kids Halloween party food ideas that made our party a huge success!

Kid-Friendly Halloween Foods

Are you planning to host or attend any Halloween parties? If so, here are some fun Halloween food ideas that are a great way to delight the little ones! I’m a busy mom, as I’m sure you are too, so these are all easy ideas for your Halloween party table.

Monster Donuts

We kicked our night off with an edible craft — making Monster Donuts! These were so easy to make and the kids thought they were awesome! I knew my kids would like them because a favorite treat at our house is air fryer donuts.

Monster Donuts Supplies

  • Donuts (we purchased glazed pre-made donuts to keep things simple)
  • Icing (we used white but you could use any color or even use food coloring to dye it)
  • Sprinkles
  • Candy Eyes
  • Vampire Teeth

How to Make Monster Donuts

First things first! Prep your workstation by giving each child a paper towel or paper plate. This makes cleanup a breeze because you can almost expect to drip icing or spill sprinkles.

Next, spread a layer of icing over the donut. Then sprinkle the desired color of sprinkles on the icing (BONUS! Check out a super fun icing hack below you can use for upcoming holidays). Cut the vampire teeth into two pieces and place on the top and bottom of the hole. Finish by putting the eyes in place, adding eyelashes or eyebrows if desired.

Holiday Baking Tip — Something I found super helpful when using icing (and I’ve learned that not many people know) is that paper towels serve as a great tool for evening out icing to give treats like cookies, cakes and donuts that “next level”, fondant-like look. After icing your baked goods, place them in the fridge for about 10 minutes. When that’s done, you simply dampen a paper towel with water before laying it over the baked goods and lightly press down on the paper towel to smooth out the icing. You then peel the sheet back to reveal a perfectly iced donut, cake, or cookie – Voila!

The kids had such a great time making these fun Halloween treats and I have to admit, my husband and I had fun with them too! They turned out so adorable!

Once the donuts were decorated we brought all of the other yummy food that my husband and I had prepared for them out to the table and had a delicious, festive Halloween dinner!

Kid Friendly Halloween party ideas

Here’s our Halloween menu and how we made them.

Jack-O-Lantern Mini Pizzas

This twist on a classic kid favorite is so simple!

Halloween Mini Pizzas


  • English Muffins
  • Marinara sauce
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Pepperoni


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Lightly toast English muffins
  3. Spread a layer of sauce followed by cheese
  4. Top with pepperonis, sliced in half to resemble eyes and a mouth
  5. Bake for 7-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted.

Candy Corn Veggie Pizzas

This was such a fun, easy twist on the popular veggie pizza. It only requires a few ingredients too!

Candy Corn Veggie Pizza


  • 1 tube of refrigerated crescent rolls
  • your favorite ranch dressing
  • finely chopped cauliflower
  • shredded carrots
  • diced yellow pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Prepare a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper
  3. Unroll crescent rolls flat onto a baking sheet
  4. Bake 13-15 minutes or until golden brown
  5. Allow to cool completely, about 30 minutes
  6. Separate into triangles
  7. Spread ranch dressing over crescent rolls
  8. Starting at the widest part of the crescent roll, spread yellow pepper on 1/3 of the triangle, followed by shredded carrots on the next 1/3 of the triangle, followed by the chopped cauliflower at the smallest 1/3 of the triangle
  9. Serve immediately and refrigerate any uneaten “pizzas”

Halloween Jiggler Shapes

These were super easy! Just grab some Halloween-shaped silicone ice cube trays. Spray them with nonstick spray (don’t forget to do this step!) and then use 1 1/4 cups of boiling water for each 6oz box of flavored gelatin. One 6oz box goes a long way! Refrigerate until set, about 2-5 hours depending on the size of your molds.

It’s an easy Halloween dessert that most kids love and the perfect snack if you’re looking for something that won’t be messy!

Mini Pumpkins

Like the jigglers, these were also super easy! It’s just peeled clementines with small pieces of celery stuck inside the top for stems. The best part is that it’s a healthy food for your party guests.

Gideon’s face was hilarious when he picked his up and realized what he thought was a mini pumpkin was actually an orange! We managed to snap a photo at the perfect time, ha ha!

Mummy Dogs

These were such a crowd-pleaser and so easy too! If your party is on Halloween night, you’ll want some dinner items and these will be perfect!


  • 10 hot dogs
  • 1 tube of refrigerated crescent rolls
  • Candy eye (you could also use two dots of mustard or ketchup if you’d like)
  • 2 1/2 slices American cheese, quartered (2.5 oz)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Spray the baking sheet with non-stick spray or line it with parchment paper
  3. Unroll crescent rolls, pat them together to form a large rectangle, then slice the rectangle into about 40 pieces.
  4. Take a quartered slice of cheese and place it under a hot dog, then wrap 4 crescent strips around the hot dog and cheese. Make sure you leave a small section open for the eyes.
  5. Place the hotdogs on the baking sheet with the cheese on the bottom.
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the crescent rolls are golden brown and the hot dogs are fully cooked.
  7. Place 2 small dabs of ketchup or mustard on the hotdog for the eyes and then place the candy eyes onto the mustard/ketchup.
  8. Serve warm.

Easy Halloween Food Ideas For Our Next Halloween Party

It’s been a few years since our last Halloween party so I wanted to plan another one to enjoy with my family this year. This year I’m going all out and finding recipes for the whole day. I want to make a special Halloween breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course, Halloween desserts.

I’ll be incorporating the Halloween recipes I shared above but I’ve also collected lots of other easy Halloween food ideas to choose from as well. To help make the planning for your Halloween party menu quick and easy, I’m sharing them below.

Kids Halloween Party Food and Drink Recipes

I've got so many fun ideas to make your Halloween party for kids a yummy time! I hope your family enjoyed these easy Halloween recipes. I've assembled a big list of Tasty Halloween treats for you to consider.

I hope you have a very happy Halloween and that your next Halloween party is a huge success! Let me know if you decide to fix one or more of these great ideas for your party!

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Peggy Nunn

Thursday 5th of October 2023

The Monster Donuts are so cute.... I love them.

Mia E.

Monday 3rd of October 2022

I think all of these recipes are so cute and clever. The purple monster cupcakes are my favorite.

Alice F

Tuesday 30th of October 2018

Looks as if your little ones really enjoyed the Halloween party! Also, I liked that although it was a Halloween party, you served healthy treats (veggie pizza and orange pumpkins).

Mia Rose

Tuesday 30th of October 2018

I love all of these fun and fabulous ideas for snacks and activities. You even got lots of vegetables and healthy foods in there which is not so easy when its Halloween.

Dana Rodriguez

Tuesday 30th of October 2018

These are all really cute ideas. I love Bounty too. Especially the Select-A-Size!