If you’re throwing a Halloween party, you’ll have to put some effort into creating the right spooky atmosphere, decorating the house and putting together some suitably ghoulish games for the evening’s entertainment. But party food is a big part of creating the right vibe, and when it comes to Halloween, that means getting seriously inventive. Halloween party food without a supernatural slant is simply boring so get your thinking witch’s hat on, and come up with some truly creepy creations.
Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Halloween Party Food Ideas
A real conversation piece, the real question is whether any of your guests will dare eat the eyeballs on sticks on your Halloween table?
For the intrepid food tasters, there’s a pleasant surprise in store as the gory looking treat is actually nothing more than chocolate cake pops.
Eerie eyeball cupcakes, ideal food for Halloween!
Once cooked, the cake pop is covered in melted white chocolate and a Smartie is pressed into the surface. Once chilled to set in the fridge, it just needs an icing pen to add a dark pupil to each coloured Smartie and lots of red wiggly lines for veins.
The sticks should be served by sticking them into a hollowed out pumpkin shell.
Frozen banana ghosts
With just four ingredients, Frozen Banana Ghosts are the perfect finger food for parties: simple to make and yummy to eat.
To make the ghostly Casper creations slice a banana into two halves and insert a lollipop stick into each part. Cover totally in melted white chocolate the before it sets, sprinkle desiccated coconut over each ‘ghost’. Create a face using dark chocolate drops and then freeze for four hours.
A treat that taste like rich creamy ice-cream once it’s been frozen; it can keep for up to a week in advance of the party.
Sausage mummy dippers
Another ridiculously quick and easy recipe, these sausage mummy dippers look just like bandaged beings.
To create take a chipolata and simply wind uncooked croissant dough around the sausage in one long strip. This creates a perfect bandage effect and after being popped in the oven to cook, you have the perfect Halloween snack.
Serve with a devilish dip (see below) – and just remember not to scoff them all before your guests arrive.
Witches cauldron goo
A spicy tomato dip served in a hollowed out bread ‘cauldron’ this yummy dish has the perfect gory appearance for a Halloween table.
Like these happy souls you’ll love making witches cauldron goo!
To make the dip, you’ll need:
- 400g cream of tomato soup
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 bag of poppy seeds
- 1kg of butternut squash chunks
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 peeled cloves of garlic
- 1tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 2 tbsp. chilli sauce
- I large round loaf of bread
To begin, you’ll need to cut off the end of the loaf (don’t throw it away), then hollow out the inside. The crust needs to be 2-3cm thick all the way around to stop the witch’s goo from seeping out onto the table.
You can use the bread later on to serve as toasted soldiers to dip into the finished dish so don’t worry about waste.
Cover the outside of the bread cauldron with beaten egg and then smother with the poppy seeds. Bake in a hot oven for 10 minutes and then put to one side until you’re ready to serve.
Add the squash, onion and garlic to a large pan of salted boiling water and simmer until the squash is soft and tender.
Drain the pan then whizz these ingredients into a blender with the remaining items until you have a smooth puree. Just before the guests are due to arrive, heat it up in a saucepan until the dip is nice and hot then pour it into the bread cauldron, adding the lid you previously sliced off back on top.
Cucumber makes nice Frankenstein fingers to dip into the gore, plus the sausage mummy dippers make a wonderful accompaniment too.
Getting the food right
During your Halloween party your guests will be dressed up to the nines in their sexy fancy dress so they won’t want anything to eat which is too complicated, messy or awkward.
Finger food that won’t drip all down their sexy Halloween costumes is the ideal buffet so they can still look as sexy and stylish whilst satisfying their monstrous appetites too.
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