41 Fun Halloween Dinner Ideas For A Spooky Celebration

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Odette Modified: January 16, 2023
41 Fun Halloween Dinner Ideas For A Spooky Celebration
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For parents and party planners, preparing foods and treats for a Halloween party is just as enjoyable as eating them. But there’s always a teeny-tiny problem at first: choosing what Halloween dishes to cook. While it may seem overwhelming for some, fret not! You can easily impress your dinner guests with this list of Halloween dinner ideas for a truly spooky celebration!

Take a look at 41 fun Halloween recipes below and enjoy dishes that are not only delicious, but are also eye candy for your guests. From dreadfully scary Halloween foods to horribly cute cupcakes, we have it all on this list! 

Halloween Appetizers and Snacks

First, let’s start off your Halloween party with some creepy snacks and appetizers for a perfectly eerie feel.

mummy hot dogs recipe
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Mummy Hot Dogs

This mummy hot dog will surely steal the attention of kids and adults alike. Another thing that managed to impress us? They’re made of two ingredients only! Hot dogs and crescent roll dough!

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Egg Recipes
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Deviled Eggs

Nothing can be a more perfect Halloween appetizer than the aptly named deviled eggs. You can easily turn them into Halloween-themed pumpkin deviled eggs by simply sticking a chopped chive at the top of the egg yolk!

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witch brooms cheese pretzels recipe
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Witch Brooms (Cheese Pretzels)

Snack non-stop on these mini witch brooms made of pretzel sticks and string cheese. These edible witch brooms can be eaten and served on their own. But another way you can use it is by adding it to your Halloween-inspired charcuterie board!

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white chocolate covered pretzel designed as ghosts with faces
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Halloween Chocolate Covered Monster Pretzels

Make your simple pretzels at home, fun and interesting with these Halloween-inspired chocolate-covered monster pretzels! Get creative and use a variety of colors for this recipe and design it into either scary or cute monsters using googly eyes and candies! 

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mummy mini pizza recipe
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Mummy Mini Pizzas

Your kids will surely love these fun tiny pizzas made of buttermilk biscuits. Decorate them with plenty of mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, olives, and pizza sauce!

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french bread pizza mummies recipe
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French Bread Pizza Mummies

Here’s a fun way to prepare a mummy-themed snack for your guests! This French bread pizza mummies only require four simple ingredients. It is packed with the familiar and classic flavor of pizza with the mozzarella cheese and black olives creatively used to design the mummies! 

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wormy hotdogs (hotdogs ‘n spaghetti) recipe
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Wormy Hotdogs (Hotdogs and Spaghetti)

Another simple Halloween dinner recipe is this wormy hotdogs recipe. How do you make it look wormy? Just spear hotdogs with dry pasta and boil them! After cooking, it will look like some worms are coming right out of the hotdogs. Serve it with tomato sauce for a truly grubby but yummy look.

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Halloween Dinner Mains

Of course, we wouldn’t forget to add dinner mains to our list of creepy Halloween dinner ideas. These recipes are such eye candies you’ll have fun even just by looking at them. And don’t forget to take a snap!

turkey zucchini–stuffed lantern bell beppers recipe
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Stuffed Peppers

Nearly not enough jack-o’-lanterns for your spooky Halloween celebration? Why don’t you try these jack-o’-lanterns made of bell peppers? These tasty stuffed bell peppers are easy to make and and fun to carve.

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halloween chicken pot pie recipe
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Halloween Chicken Pot Pie

Another fun Halloween dinner party recipe to make is this chicken pot pie! You can get creative in this recipe and make a ton of Halloween designs with its pie crusts. But here’s an idea: make a spider-shaped top crust to add more spook on your dinner table! 

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eyeball pasta halloween dinner idea recipe
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Eyeballs Pasta

This eyeballs pasta will be a perfect add-on to your Halloween dinner ideas. The spinach pasta and bloody red homemade sauce make a perfect creepy dish completed with some eyeball toppings made with cheese and black olives. 

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ghostly halloween pizza recipe
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Ghostly Halloween Pizza

Got no time for a complicated Halloween dinner idea? These hauntingly cute pizzas won’t need any additional ingredients because you can make it using the usual pizza ingredients! Just form your cheeses like ghosts and arrange your olives to look like eyes and spiders and you’re good to go!  

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bloody hand sandwiches recipe
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Bloody Hand Sandwiches

Put your creativity to the test with these bloody hand sandwiches. And since it’s easy to make, it will be a fun Halloween project for the kids too! Plus you only need a couple of ingredients like crescent rolls, hot dogs, and ketchup.

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spooky shepherd's pie recipe
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Spooky Shepherd's Pie

Tired of making jack-o’-lantern everything? Cook up a graveyard shepherd’s pie and give your dinner guests something new to eat and enjoy! Add ghouls to it by making mashed potatoes. Your kids will love designing the ghouls!

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baked pumpkin stuffed with meat, rice and vegetables
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Stuffed Pumpkin Rice Casserole

The perfect vessel for your dinner mains? Pumpkins, of course! Around this time pumpkins are cheap and are readily available, which makes them truly ideal. For this recipe, we like that it added tons of flavors to the dish as well.

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toxic waste mac n cheese recipe
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Toxic Waste Mac N Cheese

Dreadfully delicious mac n cheese for Halloween? Look no further than this toxic waste mac n cheese! Just by looking at it, you can picture witches brewing poison. Another thing we like? It’s surprisingly healthy too!

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monster burger recipe
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Monster Burger

Now, this may be last on our list of dinner mains but it may well be the best. This silly monster burger takes the cake for best in presentation and is a great halloween dinner idea for adults! Complete with edible monster eyes, tongue, and fangs, this monster burger is a sure hit among party-goers. 

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Halloween Side Dishes

Don’t think we forgot some good Halloween side dishes! Check out what sides you can pair with your Halloween dinner ideas below! These are perfect alongside your appetizers and main entrees.

mummy meatballs recipe
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Mummy Meatballs

Happen to love meatballs and mummies? Don’t pass up on a perfect opportunity to make these mummy meatballs. It’s absolutely easy to make, but we’re sure little hands are more than welcome to help in the kitchen.

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halloween pumpkin soup recipe
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Halloween Pumpkin Soup

This soup may be warm but its spider web garnish will leave you and your guests cold. Don’t get too intimidated with the spider webs because it’s surprisingly easy to make! Simply pour some yogurt in circular motions over the soup and shape the webs using a cocktail stick. Genius, right?

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ladies' fingers and men's toes recipe
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Ladies’ Fingers and Men’s Toes

The uncanny resemblance to real toes and fingers in this recipe will definitely creep you out. It’s made of flour, yeast, and sugar, to name a few, while the nails are made of almonds. Try dipping these witch fingers cookies into the Halloween pumpkin soup for a burst of flavors.

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Monster Sandwich Wrap Recipe
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Monster Sandwich Wraps

Add more monstrous food to your list of Halloween dinner ideas with these cute but scary Frankenstein monster sandwich wraps! Using cheese, nori (dried Japanese seaweed), cornichon pickles, and black olives, watch your kids turn boring old wraps into spooky cute Halloween snacks.

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Halloween Desserts

Your spooky Halloween dinner ideas are incomplete without disgustingly cute and delicious desserts!

chewy caramel apple
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Chewy Caramel Apples

For the easiest Halloween dessert, these chewy caramel apples can be whipped up in just 15 minutes. All you have to do is microwave some chewy caramels with evaporated milk, dip the apples, and you’re all done. Easy peasy!

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Pukin Pumpkin Cake Recipe
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Pukin’ Pumpkin Cake

Don’t know what cake to get for Halloween? Well, don’t pass up on this puking pumpkin cake! But what is it puking anyway? This Halloween recipe asks for gummy worms or candy corn, but you can also add whatever you like. You can put Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or M&Ms. Take your pick among your favorites!

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Halloween Gingerbread House Recipe, simple spooky diy halloween gingerbread house made of graham crackers and candy
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Halloween Gingerbread House

Gingerbread houses are not reserved only for Christmas. Make a spooky one just for Halloween! What’s more, it’s a good Halloween project for the whole family.

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candy corn bark
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Candy Corn Bark

Candy corn is a Halloween staple that you don’t wanna miss out on making this year! But in this recipe, we’re combining candy corn with another Halloween staple—candy barks! Its white chocolate base is topped with pretzels and candy corn giving you and the kids the best of both worlds! If you don’t have any white chocolate, you can use any types available.

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Spooky Delights Halloween Cupcakes Desserts Treats
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Halloween Cupcakes

Just by looking at the popping eyeballs, you’ll want to have these gory cupcakes on your list of Halloween dinner ideas! So, preheat your oven, ready your piping bag, and get to baking using this easy-to-follow recipe.

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Halloween Crispy Marshmallow Ghosts Recipe Dessert Treat
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Halloween Crispy Marshmallow Ghosts

Let’s not forget cute marshmallow ghosts for the kids and kids at heart! Just mix marshmallows with crispy rice cereals and pour melted white chocolate over them to set.

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Gross Out Pudding

Looking for bloody-looking desserts? Stop the search! This gross-out pudding gets the cake for bloody. To achieve the bloody pudding just mix a teaspoon of red food coloring with instant pudding mix. That’s it.

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butchered hand brie recipe
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Butchered Hand Brie

Add more unsettling Halloween goodies to your list of Halloween dinner ideas like this butchered hand brie made of puff pastry and raspberry jam. Remember to cut some holes in the hand before putting on serving plates so blood seeps out. Spooky, right?

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Brain Cupcakes Recipe
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Brain Cupcakes

Does your kid love zombies by any chance? Then don’t miss out on this easy brain cupcake recipe. They’re so easy to make that you can have the kids pipe the brain themselves. Plus, it also needs just a few ingredients, so it’s good for last-minute preparations.

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low fat chocolate mummy cupcakes recipe
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Low Fat Chocolate Mummy Cupcakes

Interested in trying out more mummy-themed desserts? Then you might like these chocolate mummy cupcakes! For parents who are strict with their kids’ food consumption, it’s even greater news because these cupcakes are low-fat! It’s also soft and moist at the center and can be easily decorated with vanilla frosting on top. Lastly, don’t forget to add the eyes using M&Ms or other candies you prefer to complete its spooky yet cute face! 

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halloween owl cupcakes recipe
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Halloween Owl Cupcakes

If your kids are not too fond of scary themed desserts but still want something fun for the party, these halloween owl cupcakes are the perfect treat for them! This recipe is very easy to prepare especially if you have chocolate cupcakes and frosting ready on hand. You can even get creative and let your kids help with assembling the eyes and nose! 

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Candy Corn Rice Krispies Recipe
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Candy Corn Rice Krispies

Give your traditional rice krispies a fun twist this halloween and make this candy corn version! Kids and kids at heart will surely enjoy this gooey and crunchy treat that combines marshmallow and the classic candy corn flavors and colors. You can make it a day before too so you can have all the time to tweak it into different colors or make other variations that the kids will absolutely love. 

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devils food spider cupcakes
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Devil’s Food Spider Cupcakes

Planning to creep out your Halloween guests? This devil’s food cupcake is spider themed and will definitely spook some people out (especially the little ones)! Just like a regular devil’s food cake, this cupcake version is as indulgent as it can be. Every bite is perfectly moist and has a rich chocolate flavor topped with gummies arranged to look like a cute yet rather believable spider (albeit at first glance!). 

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Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Bundt Cake Recipe, Mini pumpkin bundt cakes with vanilla frosting, topped with assorted chocolates
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Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Pumpkin is an all-time favorite flavor during the Halloween season. And what better way to incorporate it than making these pumpkin bundt cakes in jack-o-lantern style! These mini bundt cakes are absolutely eye-catching but they’re also wonderfully flavored with pumpkin spice, giving you that strong fall flavor!  

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tombstone halloween cupcakes
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Tombstone Halloween Cupcakes

Let your imagination run crazy and make your Halloween extra by making these tombstone cupcakes! You can simply top off any cupcakes of your choice with chocolate frosting and crush some Oreos to make your ‘dirt’. Take any plain biscuits and cut them in half before writing “RIP” using your piping bag. Place it on top and you got yourself some  graveyard-themed cupcakes!  

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Halloween Drinks

Drinks to go with your favorite Halloween snacks, anyone? We got you!

candy corn shooters recipe
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Candy Corn Shooters

This cocktail may be elaborate-looking but they’re easy to make! The yellow and orange color greatly resembles candy corn which makes it just the right cocktail to serve at your Halloween party.

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Wormy Swamp Punch Recipe, Halloween green swamp juice cocktail with gummy worms
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Wormy Swamp Water Punch Recipe

A punch with gummy worms on it? Big yes! But don’t let it fool you. This punch has apricot brandy and lime vodka made distinct by the candies.

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Witches Brew Punch Recipe, kid friendly halloween drink with gummy worms
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Kid-Friendly Witches’ Brew Punch

Bring your kid’s witch dreams to life with this witch’s brew punch. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a bartender to make this. This easy-to-make drink is made of Kool-aid, pineapple tidbits, and candies. Served with dry ice, this drink will be a head-turner at your party.

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halloween hot cocoa recipe
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Halloween Hot Cocoa

No one could ever resist a good cup of hot cocoa during Fall season. But make it in theme and do it the Halloween style! Enjoy some extra spook and fun by adding marshmallow ghost toppings or a simple green tint with some gummy worms on the side! 

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Bloody Maria Recipe, cocktail drink recipe with tequila, tomato juice, and lime juice
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Bloody Maria

Of course, what’s Halloween without the classic bloody maria? Instead of the usual blend of tomato juice and vodka, you can opt to substitute it with tequila for an even bolder and citrusy flavor. You can also add a spooky twist to this famous tomato juice cocktail by decorating it with googly eyes on top or using a skull-shaped glass for serving! 

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Tootsie Rolls (Drink)

The chocolate-flavored caramel candy tootsie rolls are one of the all-time favorite Halloween candies out there. It’s classic chocolatey flavor is perfect for the Kahlua and orange mixture of this alcoholic drink. Plus, it tastes just like the classic candy flavor! Now you can enjoy the well-loved Halloween candy into a cocktail drink.

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Odette is a content writer and proofreader by day, and living her inner artist as a poet and singer by night. She's also a former member of a publication who she now mentors from time to time. She likes how sharing a tiny bit of her life and her journey can help others in return. And because she is a curl embassador, she finds joy in empowering fellow curlies to embrace their natural curls. She also loves doing random acts of service to people she loves by cooking for them during her free time. This girl loves anything pasta and French cuisine though she just went through her Japanese and Korean cuisine phase.