Halloween Party Snacks and Ideas, and Treats

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Spooky season is almost here. And what better way to get in the Halloween spirit than by planning some fun Halloween party food ideas?

If you’re asking yourself: What is a popular Halloween treat to serve at parties these days, we’ve got you covered!

From classroom celebrations to costumed bashes at home, here’s what to make for Halloween that is sure to bring delight—and fright—to party guests of all ages.

Treats for Halloween Party at Home

Let’s start off by thinking about what snacks to have at a Halloween party in your home. Everyone will love these fun and creative Halloween party snack ideas, so be sure to add them to your table.

  • Mummy Dogs

For Halloween party snacks that always make a statement, try mummy dogs! You will need hotdogs, crescent roll dough, and sliced American cheese.

Unroll crescent dough and cut it lengthwise into thin strips. Divide cheese slices into quarters. Pair one hot dog and one cheese slice. Wrap strips of dough around each hotdog to look like mummy wraps.

Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Add “eyes” by attaching small pieces of olive with a dot of mustard.

  • Mummy Taquito Roll Ups

As an alternative to the above, you can make mummy taquitos. Simply bake frozen taquito rolls according to package directions. Once they’re mostly cool, wrap thin strips of white cheese (such as provolone or white American cheese) around each taquito roll. Add small olive pieces for eyes.

  • White Chocolate Ghost Halloween Treats

One of the best Halloween snacks for a party, these sweet ghosts always make an impression. Dip strawberries in a generous amount of white chocolate and place on a sheet of waxed paper. Let the excess white chocolate drip off the bottom to look like a wavy ghost. Use mini chocolate chips to add eyes and an o-shaped open mouth.

  • Dipped Pretzel Rod Halloween Treats

Next on our list of Halloween snack ideas we have dipped pretzel rods. Dip a pretzel rod in melted chocolate about three-quarters of the way, leaving room for a “handle.”

While the chocolate is still tacky, scatter on festively colored sprinkles. For white chocolate pretzels try orange and black sprinkles. For milk chocolate or dark chocolate pretzels, try orange and white sprinkles. 

  • Spooky S’mores Cups Halloween Party Snacks

These yummy Halloween party snacks are perfect for s’mores lovers. Here’s how to make Halloween treats inspired by s’mores. First, you’ll need Halloween marshmallows shaped like Frankenstein and jack-o’-lanterns, which you can find at the store. Next, you’ll need individual graham cracker pie crusts and chocolate squares. Fill each crust with a few chocolate pieces, top with a themed marshmallow, and bake at 350 degrees for about 7-8 minutes. These spooky Halloween treats are a truly memorable party dessert.

  • Spooky Punch

One of our favorite Halloween party ideas is to serve a spooky punch in a plastic cauldron. There are many online recipes to choose from—some of which include dry ice for the effect of a bubbling, smoking witches’ brew.

For busy parents who want to make things even easier, serve green soda or juice in a clear punch bowl. Add floating plastic eyeballs to ramp up the fright factor. You can also do red fruit punch with floating plastic bones or skeleton hands. You’ve got to love Halloween party ideas that pack a big “punch.”

Halloween Cakes and Cookies

If you’re in the market for Halloween desserts and don’t have time to bake, head to the bakery section of the grocery store. They will typically have baked Halloween treats to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth, including pre-decorated Halloween cakes, cupcakes, brownies, and more. You can also head to an independent bakery for specialty treats like cake pops and expertly decorated rollout cookies.

Spooky Snacks for Halloween Party at School

If you’re wondering what to bring to a Halloween party at school, try these easy Halloween food ideas that are convenient to take on the go.

  • Clementine Jack-o’-Lanterns

Simply take a food-safe black marker and draw a face on the outside of a clementine. Voila! You have a mini jack-o-’lantern. Get creative with different faces, from happy to scary to funny.

  • Cheese Stick Ghosts

When it comes to foods for picky eatersstring cheese often makes the cut. Give this popular snack a spooky makeover by using a black marker to draw a ghost face on the outside of the clear wrapper.

Packaged Halloween Party Snacks

Short on time? These days, you can find plenty of store-bought Halloween treats and snacks for kids, such as bat-shaped pretzels, ghost-shaped cheddar puffs, monster-shaped veggie chips, chocolate cookies filled with orange cream, and more. 

These are all festive, kid-friendly choices for classroom parties, and also work well for a scary movie night at home.

  •  Welch’s® Fruit Snacks

Welch’s® Fruit Snacks are allergen-free, making them the perfect choice to share with friends at classroom parties. Made with real fruit, they’re an excellent source of Vitamins A, C & E. And because they’re individually packaged, Welch’s® Fruit Snacks are ideal for handing out to trick or treaters or using as a filler for take-home goody bags. 

How to “Boo” Your Neighbors

Now that we’ve covered Halloween party snacks, let’s talk about a fun tradition: Booing your neighbors!

The idea is to anonymously surprise a local family by leaving a basket of spooky Halloween treats on their doorstep, along with a sign that says: “You’ve Been Booed!”

To make a “boo basket,” you can either use a traditional basket, a gift bag, or something fun and creative like a trick or treat pumpkin or mini plastic cauldron. 

Fill your boo basket with individually packaged treats such as candy, pretzels, chips, and Welch’s® Fruit Snacks. Add some non-edible goodies as well, such as a deck of cards, fall-themed stationery, or a small pumpkin-scented candle. 

Be sure to attach a card or sign that says: “You’ve Been Booed!” Hopefully the family you booed will pay it forward by booing another family.

We hope our list of Halloween party snacks and ideas has you feeling ready for spooky season. Be sure to stock up on Welch’s® Fruit Snacks for trick or treating, classroom parties, boo baskets, and more. Happy Halloween!

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