29 Fun Halloween Dinner Ideas For A Spooky Celebration

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Odette Published: September 24, 2021 Modified: November 11, 2021
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For parents and party planners, making your food in preparation for a Halloween party is just as enjoyable when you’re eating them. There’s just one teeny-tiny problem at first: picking what Halloween dishes to cook. For some, it’s also overwhelming. So if you want to impress dinner guests, a list of Halloween dinner ideas for a truly spooky celebration is much needed.

But how are you going to do that? Why, by taking a look at our list of 29 fun Halloween recipes, of course! They’re not only delicious, but they’re also perfect 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

mummy hot dogs recipe

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!

Recipe for Inspiration: Mummy Hot Dogs

Deviled Eggs

party 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!

Recipe for Inspiration: Party Deviled Eggs

Witch Brooms (Cheese Pretzels)

witch brooms cheese pretzels recipe

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!

Recipe for Inspiration: Witch Brooms (Cheese Pretzels)

Mummy Mini Pizzas

mummy mini pizza recipe

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!

Recipe for Inspiration: Mummy Mini Pizzas

Wormy Hotdogs (Hotdogs and Spaghetti)

wormy hotdogs (hotdogs ‘n spaghetti) recipe

Another simple Halloween 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 hotdogs. Serve it with tomato sauce for a truly grubby but yummy look.

Recipe for Inspiration: Wormy Hotdogs (Hotdogs ‘n Spaghetti)

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!

Stuffed Peppers

turkey zucchini–stuffed lantern bell beppers recipe

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 carve.

Recipe for Inspiration: Turkey & Zucchini–Stuffed Lantern Bell Peppers

Halloween Chicken Pot Pie

halloween chicken pot pie recipe

Another fun recipe is this Halloween chicken pot pie recipe. There’re a ton of designs you can make with pie crusts. But here’s an idea: make a spider-shaped top crust.

Recipe for Inspiration: Halloween Chicken Pot Pie

Eyeballs Pasta

eyeball pasta halloween dinner idea recipe

This eyeballs pasta will be a perfect add-on to your Halloween dinner ideas. The spinach pasta and bloody red homemade pasta sauce make for a perfect creepy backdrop to the eyeballs.

Recipe for Inspiration: Eyeball Pasta (Halloween Dinner Idea)

Ghostly Halloween Pizza

ghostly halloween pizza recipe

For even more creative dinner ideas, start with these hauntingly cute pizzas! You won’t need additional ingredients too because you can make it using the usual pizza ingredients.

Recipe for Inspiration: Ghostly Halloween Pizza

Bloody Hand Sandwiches

bloody hand sandwiches recipe

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.

Recipe for Inspiration: Bloody Hand Sandwiches

Spooky Shepherd’s Pie

spooky shepherd's pie recipe

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!

Recipe for Inspiration: Spooky Shepherd’s Pie

Stuffed Pumpkin Rice Casserole

baked pumpkin stuffed with meat, rice and vegetables

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.

Recipe for Inspiration: Stuffed Pumpkin Rice Casserole

Toxic Waste Mac N Cheese

toxic waste mac n cheese recipe

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!

Recipe for Inspiration: Toxic Waste Mac N Cheese

Monster Burger

monster burger recipe

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 after all! Complete with edible monster eyes, tongue, and fangs, this monster burger is a sure hit among party-goers.

Recipe for Inspiration: Monster Burger

Halloween Side Dishes

Don’t think we forgot Halloween side dishes! Check what you can make alongside your appetizers and main entrees below.

Mummy Meatballs

mummy meatballs recipe

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

Recipe for Inspiration: Mummy Meatballs

Halloween Pumpkin Soup

halloween pumpkin soup recipe

This soup may be warm but its spider web garnish will leave you and your guests cold. It looks hard to make but you’ll be surprised how easy it actually is! Pour yogurt in circular motions over the soup and shape webs using a cocktail stick. Genius, right?

Recipe for Inspiration: Halloween Pumpkin Soup

Ladies’ Fingers and Men’s Toes

ladies' fingers and men's toes recipe

The uncanny resemblance to real toes and fingers in this recipe will creep you out. But don’t worry. It’s made of flour, yeast, sugar, to name a few. As for the nails, think almonds. Try dipping these witch fingers cookies into the Halloween pumpkin soup for a burst of flavors.

Recipe for Inspiration: Ladies’ Fingers and Men’s Toes

Monster Sandwich Wraps

Monster Sandwich Wrap Recipe

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.

Recipe for Inspiration: Monster Sandwich Wraps

Halloween Desserts

Your spooky Halloween party is incomplete without disgustingly cute and delicious desserts!

Chewy Caramel Apples

chewy caramel apple

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

Recipe for Inspiration: Chewy Caramel Apples

Pukin’ Pumpkin Cake

Pukin Pumpkin Cake Recipe

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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!

Recipe for Inspiration: Pukin’ Pumpkin Cake

Halloween Gingerbread House

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

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.

Recipe for Inspiration: Haunted Halloween Gingerbread House

Halloween Cupcakes

Spooky Delights Halloween Cupcakes Desserts Treats

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.

Recipe for Inspiration: Spooky Delights Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween Crispy Marshmallow Ghosts

Halloween Crispy Marshmallow Ghosts Recipe Dessert Treat

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.

Recipe for Inspiration: Halloween Crispy Marshmallow Ghosts

Gross Out Pudding

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.

Recipe for Inspiration: Gross Out Pudding

Butchered Hand Brie

butchered hand brie recipe

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?

Recipe for Inspiration: Butchered Hand Brie

Brain Cupcakes

Brain Cupcakes Recipe

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.

Recipe for Inspiration: Brain Cupcakes

Halloween Drinks

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

Candy Corn Shooters

candy corn shooters recipe

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.

Recipe for Inspiration: Candy Corn Shooters

Wormy Swamp Water Punch Recipe

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

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.

Recipe for Inspiration: Wormy Swamp Water Punch

Kid-Friendly Witches’ Brew Punch

Witches Brew Punch Recipe, kid friendly halloween drink with gummy worms

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.

Recipe for Inspiration: Kid-Friendly Witches’ Brew Punch



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.

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