The party will start at about 7, so light appetizers would work but I'm not sure how to put a spooky spin on that kind of stuff. Typically I'd make cupcakes and the like but this is adult-only and we want it to be "spooky and ghostly". So no cupcakes unless there is a way to make them super creepy. Also we'd prefer nothing too messy, mostly finger foods. However I was thinking of maybe making something in the crockpot, like my famous Santa-Fe style soup... you eat it like a dip w/ "scoop" corn chips. I also need ideas for adult beverages. Recipes, names for them, etc. TIA for any input or ideas to make this an awesome party!
Popular Halloween Party Food Ideas
1. Creepy Halloween Meals
In case you are organizing a fun filled adult Halloween party, then some creepy Halloween party meals could be the perfect choice. Creepy Halloween meals include various foods that look purely spooky, gross, and macabre on the plate. You can serve a meatloaf made in a brain-shaped cast. This will tickle your taste buds and deliciously torture your eyes too. Moldy pistachio pudding , finger-shaped cookies, and green booger gelatin tend to go well with your creepy feast too.
2. Scary Eats
A popular creepy Halloween party food is created out of deviled eggs which are served as eyeballs. Leg bone shaped cheese slices and olive stuffed cherry tomato looks just like eyeballs too. Mashed potatoes garnished with moldy green coloring and finger-shaped carrots is considered to be an ideal accompaniment to it. Hot gummy desserts and refreshing frozen plastic bugs in ice-cubes at the end of the meal add an interesting twist as well. Complimentary dishes can include spider-shaped breadsticks that go well with the scary fare.
3. Spooky Drinks
There are many creepy beverages that can scare you out of your wits. The most popular ones among them include:-
- Ghost-snot vanilla milkshakes,
- Berry Bloody Smothie
- Green Grog
- Wicked Witch Brew
4. Gourmet Halloween Meal
One of the common meal ideas that are adopted in most of the adult parties is Gourmet Halloween party meals. Generally, people prefer separate courses of gourmet meals during Halloween parties. This way they can indulge in one dish at a time and enjoy the taste of the dish to the fullest. The first course of the Halloween party usually comprises of Pumpkin bisque. Moreover, you can serve three-bean salad and chilled squash in order to refresh the second course. Some other popular serving of Gourmet Halloween party meals includes ginger-breaded chicken over toasted pumpkin seeds, apricot soufflé, caramelized sweet potato, and wild rice.
5. Halloween Cocktails
A gourmet meal is seldom complete without cocktails. Halloween based cocktail ideas are meant to intrigue as well as amuse you with their creativity. You may go 'ugh' on seeing the drink served to you in the finest glassware but you will certainly not be able to resist them. The best of such drinks include:-
- Bayou Slime
- Corpse Reviver
- Devi's Handshake
- Green Ghoul
Apart from these, you can always use your imagination to create other Halloween meal ideas like simple Halloween, healthy Halloween, and scary Halloween. All you have to keep in mind is to think of some traditional yet trendy and popular Halloween Party Food Ideas.
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Witch Finger Cookies
This takes the term “Halloween finger foods” quite literally. Bake a batch of these witch finger cookies for guests to snack on. They’ll do a double take of this slightly gross cookies since they look a little too real beyond anyone’s preferred comfort level.
Follow our easy recipe to make this creepy fingers.
Eye-Popping Cake Pops
Cake pops are the perfect party finger food. It's portable. It's sweet. It's perfect! It's just the right size of sugar and they give your party menu a cute look and feel especially if they are decorated in a special way. And these bloodshot eye cake pops are certainly special.
These eerie eye cake pops are fun to make and decorate for a Halloween party.
Spooky Mummy Cookies
Cookies are also a portable sweet you can pop onto a cookie stick for people to snack at your party. These mummy cookie pops have just the right amount of spook and fun at the same time.
Using candy eyeballs, our mummy cookies are sure to be loved by all of your guests. Check out our cookie pop how-to to make these for your Halloween party.
Look Into My Eyes…
Deviled eggs are a party menu standard. Maybe it’s because it’s a simple and inexpensive dish to make, or people just love the comforting taste of this classic dish, but give it a spook-worthy twist with our recipe. These deviled eggs make for an easy Halloween party finger food people can pop in their mouths as they get their spook on.
These deviled eggs will certainly keep an eye on your guests and who’s enjoying what foods at your Halloween party!
GROSS Earwax Appetizers
Everything about these “treats” is not appealing to the eye at all. This Halloween food idea featured on Tablespoon is actually quite clever.
By taking mini marshmallows and melted butterscotch chips, these appetizers are certainly realistic looking. To say the least!
Halloween is a fun holiday that let's you get really creative with your party menu. By incorporating a few scary elements to your Halloween treats, you can make up an array of Halloween party finger foods that guests will enjoy nibbling on as they socialize.
by HiDiOctober 2, 2012 at 4:49 PMAlways a 'party pleaser' the spicy,Chex Mix (recipe on the package),remember the popcorn(no matter how 'corny it sounds'-smile),basic port wine cheese ball(yes,Kroger deli waiting for you!), chicken nuggets,and last;but,definitely not less Hostess Halloween 'Scary CupCakes,or,GloBals(you already have enough to prepare,& fix-smile)! A good time for you the,'The Hostess with the Mostess(smile) & your party friends!
by MommyMaysOctober 24, 2012 at 9:51 AM
Maybe Google "Worms on a Bun." That is one of the things we served at our party this year. The rest of our stuff was pretty normal, popcorn chicken, mini sandwiches, etc. But we had kids at ours also, so we tried to keep it clean and not too creepy.