Halloween doesn’t have to just be all about candy ‒ here are our top Halloween food ideas for kids (that aren’t just more candy).
From planning the perfect Halloween party food for kids to spooky Halloween meals in-between the festivities, we’ve got all the best Halloween snacks, meals, and treats for you to choose from.
In this article 📝
- What food is for Halloween?
- What kind of food do you have at a kids’ Halloween party?
- Savory snack Halloween food ideas for kids
- Sweet Halloween food ideas for kids
- Halloween dinner ideas for kids
What food is for Halloween?
Some foods just scream ‘Halloween’. If you want to make sure you’re covering all the classic Halloween food ideas for kids, here are the most traditional Halloween foods:
1. Candy and caramel apples
Sweet, sticky, and scrumptious ‒ caramel apples are a must-have Halloween party food for kids. Caramel apple recipe here.
2. Pumpkin pie
3. Caramel corn
4. Apple pie
Like pumpkin pie, but you can make it fresh with your own picked apples! Make it even spookier with a fun jack-o-lantern face on the pastry. Apple pie recipe here.
5. Candy corn
Okay, so this one is a candy, but it’s still an unmissable kids’ Halloween party food! Make your candy corn extra special by turning it into corn on the cob. Candy corn on the cob recipe here.
What kind of food do you have at a kids’ Halloween party?
The best Halloween party food for kids is bitesize, not-so-sticky, nutritious, and delicious!
Plus, if you can make them spooky, all the better!
We recommend serving your kids’ Halloween party food as a buffet, rather than a ‘formal’ sit-down meal. Then your party ghouls can pick and eat whenever they get peckish.
Savory snack Halloween food ideas for kids
Looking for salty, tasty, savory Halloween food ideas for kids for your next spooky party? Read on… if you dare!
6. Spinach dip with pumpkin tortilla chips
Green, gooey, and surprisingly good for you! Get some veggies into your little ones with this delicious dip. Make it extra-spooky by cutting tortillas into pumpkin shapes and baking them in an oven. Spinach dip recipe here.
7. Devilled eggs
A devilishly delicious Halloween party food for kids, and super-easy to prepare! Make them even spookier by adding cut-up black olives and small celery sticks to make the ‘devil’ into a mini Jack-o-lantern or spider. Devilled eggs recipe here.
8. Pretzel broomsticks
These are a little fiddly to put together, but they make one of the most fun Halloween food ideas for kids’ parties. Pretzel broomsticks recipe here.
9. Spooky charcuterie
Okay, so charcuterie doesn’t sound like something children will enjoy, but hear us out! Gather some snacks, fruit, crackers, and dips, and arrange them into a spooky Halloween character. Here are some creepy charcuterie boards to inspire you.
10. Graveyard chicken dip
How about serving your party guests something more substantial? This kids’ Halloween party food is sure to be a hit at your ghoulish gathering. Graveyard chicken dip recipe here.
11. Frankenstein spinach wraps
One of the healthier Halloween food ideas for kids on our list ‒ spinach wraps add the green hue and nutrition, and slices of cheese and olives make Frankenstein come to life! Frankenstein spinach wraps recipe here.
Sweet Halloween food ideas for kids
Now for all the kids’ favorites ‒ sweeter treats for kids’ Halloween party food:
12. Vampire cookies
Everyone loves cookies! Just when you thought they couldn’t get any better… marshmallows! These fang-tastic cookies are one of our favorite Halloween food ideas for kid parties. Vampire cookies recipe here.
13. Sugar cookie skulls
If you want to combine Halloween food ideas for kids’ parties with a dedication to your Mexican heritage, how about these delicious sugar cookie skulls? Don’t want to adopt the colors of Dia de los Muertos? Decorate them as normal skulls. Sugar cookie skulls recipe here.
14. Marshmallow ghosts
These are possibly the easiest kids’ Halloween party food ideas on our list ‒ simply add eyes and a ghoulish mouth (using a black food coloring pen or icing) to white marshmallows for ghostly goodies! Make them extra spooky by popping them in the oven or microwaving for a few seconds, so they turn gloopy. Marshmallow ghosts recipe here.
15. Spider truffles
These no-bake truffles are quick to prepare, but take a while to set. But if you’re looking for the best chocolatey Halloween food ideas for kids, you’re in the right place! These scrummy spiders are sure to scuttle away quickly! Spider truffles recipe here.
16. Fantastic fruits
Transform everyday bananas and tangerines into kids’ Halloween party food in a matter of minutes! These make one of the healthier toddler Halloween party food items on our list. Fantastic fruits recipe here.
17. Strawberry chocolate ghosts
18. Oreo eyeballs
These are the perfect last-minute Halloween party food for kids, taking mere minutes to make. Oreos have never looked so creepy! Oreo eyeballs recipe here.
19. Rice Krispie pumpkins
These have been a staple of Halloween food ideas for kids’ parties for years! Plus, your little ones can get involved with baking them, too. Rice Krispie pumpkins recipe here.
20. Chocolate mousse tombstones
Another chocolatey Halloween party food idea for kids, you can make these quickly with pre-made mousse and blended Oreo cookies for the ‘graveyard dirt’. Chocolate mousse tombstones recipe here.
21. Ghostly meringues
These cute meringue ghosts make a perfect centerpiece for kids’ Halloween party food. Skip the tricky step by getting pre-made meringues and dotting eyes and mouths on them with black icing. Ghostly meringues recipe here.
22. Vampire donuts
Vamp up regular ring donuts with some plastic Dracula fangs and some red food icing. Plus, your little hobgoblins will each get a set of vampire teeth to wear afterward. Vampire donuts recipe here.
23. Shrunken head punch
How about something to quench your little ghouls’ thirst? Mix up their favorite fruit juices (add some red, black, or green food dye for an extra spook), then add peeled, carved apples for a creepy surprise! Shrunken head punch recipe here.
Halloween dinner ideas for kids
How about some fiendish food for the days leading up to Halloween? We’ve got eight boo-licious Halloween meals to get you into the spooky season:
24. Ghostly pizza
Make your pizza extra spooky this October ‒ adding blobs of mozzarella with olive or caper eyes switch an everyday pizza into a delicious Halloween meal. Ghostly pizza recipe here.
25. Mummified hot dogs
Scrummy mummy hot dogs make for a terrifyingly tasty Halloween meal in the days before Halloween. Pair with some fries and veggies, and you’ve got a yummy mummy hot dog Halloween meal! Mummified hot dogs recipe here.
26. Jack-o-lantern stuffed peppers
After a healthier option for Halloween dinner ideas for kids? How about spookifying some stuffed peppers, simply by carving Jack-o-lantern faces in them. Jack-o-lantern stuffed peppers recipe here.
27. Frankenstein toast
How about ghoulish Halloween breakfast ideas for kids? Turn simple avocado toast into freaky Frankenstein toast with olives, cheese, and veggies. We might have to try this one ourselves… Frankenstein toast recipe here.
28. Ghoulish grilled cheese
A scrumptious Halloween meal idea for any time of day! Make normal grilled cheese more spine-tingling by simply cutting out one side of the bread into a spooky creature ‒ bats, pumpkin faces, or ghosts.
29. Jack-o-lantern quesadillas
Just like the ghoulish grilled cheese, you can transform everyday quesadillas into a thrilling treat, just by cutting one of the tortillas into the face of a Jack-o-lantern. Spooky!
30. Peculiar pumpkin soup
The perfect fall dish, and one of our favorite Halloween dinner ideas for kids. Make it even creepier by cutting dipping bread into the shape of bats and drizzling cream over the top to look like a spider’s web. Peculiar pumpkin soup recipe here.
31. Witches’ hair and eyeballs pasta
Forget normal spaghetti and meatballs, instead, you have witches’ hair and eyeballs for a spooky Halloween dinner idea for kids ‒ but we promise it’s not as gross as it sounds! Stuff meatballs with mozzarella and black olives, and add black food coloring to the spaghetti for even more creeps. Witches’ hair and eyeballs pasta recipe here.
We hope you enjoy our devilishly delicious Halloween food ideas for kids! Share snaps of your Halloween meals and kids’ Halloween party food with the rest of the mamas on Peanut, and get even more recipe ideas!
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