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.
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)
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!
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!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Lightly toast English muffins
Spread a layer of sauce followed by cheese
Top with pepperonis, sliced in half to resemble eyes and a mouth
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!
1 tube of refrigerated crescent rolls
your favorite ranch dressing
finely chopped cauliflower
diced yellow pepper
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
Prepare a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper
Unroll crescent rolls flat onto a baking sheet
Bake 13-15 minutes or until golden brown
Allow to cool completely, about 30 minutes
Separate into triangles
Spread ranch dressing over crescent rolls
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
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!
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!
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)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
Spray the baking sheet with non-stick spray or line it with parchment paper
Unroll crescent rolls, pat them together to form a large rectangle, then slice the rectangle into about 40 pieces.
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.
Place the hotdogs on the baking sheet with the cheese on the bottom.
Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the crescent rolls are golden brown and the hot dogs are fully cooked.
Place 2 small dabs of ketchup or mustard on the hotdog for the eyes and then place the candy eyes onto the mustard/ketchup.
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.
Everyone is going to love these Halloween Spider Cookies! They’re a fast and easy way to combine candy and cookies, which just so happen to be two of my favorite things. These treats are spooky good – and spooky fun to make!
This candy Halloween charcuterie board is filled with spooky skeletons, ghosts, witches, pumpkins, worms and hocus pocus sweet treats! Perfect for your next Halloween party to bring the scare for kids and adults alike.
Need a Halloween treat that’s spooky good? These Graveyard Pudding Cups are to die for! (not literally – but it just makes for the Halloween mood!) This simple dessert is a fun Halloween dessert that all ages will love to eat. Make sure to let the kids join in on the decorating fun!
Transform a simple bakery cake and packaged doughnut holes into an adorable ghost cake. This project is simple enough that your kids can do it and no one will ever guess how quickly this crafty cake comes together.
Apple Monster Mouths are an easy and healthy Halloween Treat to scare up a good time. With a few simple ingredients like apples, peanut butter, sunflower seeds, and strawberries, you have an adorable apple recipe to serve at your next party!
This Hocus Pocus Halloween Milkshake is the perfect festive treat for kids. It's bright green, topped with whipped cream and purple and green candy sprinkles. It's a fun and tasty treat that the kids will love!
This tasty layered Halloween Taco Dip is the perfect Halloween Party Food with delicious Tex-Mex flavors and an easy spider web decoration. Features yummy ingredients including guacamole, cheese, tomatoes, and black olives.
Halloween-themed sour cream sugar cookies are the perfect spooky Halloween party treat! The cream cheese frosting is fun to decorate, and the kids will love it at your next Halloween party. You could even pick up some Halloween cookie cutters, bake these ahead of time, then let kids decorate them at the party.
This Halloween Monster Mash Party Mix is a little creepy, a whole lot of fun, and has a little something for everyone. Just 5 minutes to throw together, enjoy at your next Halloween party or give to friends and teachers in cute little gift bags for a sweet Halloween surprise.
These Vampire Teeth Cookies are the perfect no-bake treat for your Halloween festivities. Red icing and mini marshmallows give these cookies a gruesome look, but they're actually really fun to make (and eat!). Kids love them, and they'll be be a hit at your upcoming Halloween party.
These gruesome Black Velvet Eyeball Cupcakes are sure to be a hit at your Halloween party! These strawberry jam filled cupcakes have the same flavour as the classic Red Velvet, but with black cake and black icing instead of Halloween.