All The Halloween-y Snack Ideas You Could Possibly Want

Forgive me, please…because you’re about to be hit with an avalanche of Halloween-related content. Honestly, though, I feel 100% entitled to milk my son’s Halloween-themed birthday party for every single last itty-bitty drop of content, because I DESTROYED it.


(You know: ifIdosaysomyself.)

Remember last year when I had that epiphany that I should just do Safeway cupcakes and pizza for birthday parties and call it a day so I can actually enjoy myself? Something about the fact that my kids have reached an age where Halloween can be a (little bit) spooky has inspired me to go full-on Pinterest Mom (sorry) and make All The Things.

ideas for food for a kid's halloween party

First up: A Roundup of Creepy Bites (click “Check Out The Post” next to each pic to go to the how-to).


Bloody Band-Aids

cannot take credit for inventing this one – I found it on Pinterest – but I wish I could, because it’s genius, costs next-to-nothing, and takes about five seconds (not counting the twenty minutes I spent hunting for a box of Band-Aids to add the all-important finishing touch).


Bloody Brains

Ew. I know. But Bloody Brains score extremely high on the effort/impact scale: they take just a few minutes to make, and everybody will have something to say about them. (That something will probably be “ew.”)


Puking Pumpkin

Obviously you need to make a puking pumpkin this Halloween. If you click through to the post, you’ll find a whole bunch of ideas ranging from the basic to the utterly horrifying.


Worms 'n' Dirt

Now THIS is the kind of dessert I could have gotten on board with as a kid: Oreos that have been decimated to the point where total potential cookie intake is maximized like whoa.


Lollipop Ghosts

The hardest part of making these was keeping my children from eating all of the lollipops quicker than I could wrap them up.

Bonus: These work both as party favors and as decor.


Mac 'n' Cheese Pumpkin Cups

Draw on the little faces in advance, and whip up the (boxed, please) macaroni day-of, and you have a perfectly portable mini-meal.

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