Halloween party food ideas for kids
Posted on September 02 2021
Children always go potty for Halloween. The copious amount of sweets and chocolate on offer is surely no coincidence. So, if you’re throwing a party for your little monsters and their buddies this October, you may be looking for Halloween-themed cakes, biscuits and other bakes for your party table.
We’ve set out some of our best-loved Halloween recipes for children’s party food below – they’re all straightforward to make, look appropriately ghoulish and taste frighteningly good! But, before you get stuck into all the food prep, you have to make sure your table is properly decorated for fright night to ensure your Halloween creations look the part. So, before we unleash the recipes, check out some of our favourite tableware from Party Pieces’ Halloween 2021 collection…
Plates and napkins
This is the place to start when putting your Halloween party table together, and we’ve got an excellent variety of looks to go for. If you're embracing the scary side of Halloween these Skull Paper Plates and Ghost Paper Napkins will be a terrifying pairing. If you want to put some colour into Halloween, go for these Bright Halloween Pumpkin Plates and Napkins. A Skeleton Grazing Board will be a fun way of presenting cupcakes or savoury snacks for diners to dig into, as will this amazing Coffin & Zombie Arms Donut Stand.
For your party cups, these Blood Drip ones are nice and gruesome, and will be a nice match for Bat Straws. If you really want to get the kids excited at the sight of the party table, lay out these Vintage Halloween Cups, that come in a selection of beautifully designed witches, cats, pumpkins and skulls that kids will love to drink from.
Adorn your table with decorations to get that Halloween atmosphere going. Add some pumpkin pizzazz with this shiny table confetti and dot some plastic spiders around the table, too. Our Pastel Spider and Vintage Halloween Surprise Balls contain small gifts inside, and also double up as fab decorations and going home pressies. If you are able to, some Hanging Glitter Bats set above the table will look magnificent as will our foil Halloween character balloons tied to chairs – we’ve got skeletons, bats, ghosts, black cats and more.
Finally, we assume your party guests will all be in fancy dress, but just in case anyone needs a little help getting into the spirit of Halloween, lay out an assortment of bat, witches hat and spider head bands for them to wear – any adults in attendance can put on too!
Buffet ideas for your Halloween party
Creepy witch fingers
These chocolate covered witches fingers are a fun way to decorate and add spooky Halloween snacks to the party table. Kids will love helping to prep these.
Spooky ghost muffins
Decorate your Halloween cupcakes or muffins with white fondant icing to create charming little floating ghosts. Make the muffins at home or buy some pre-made to skip the baking!
Six pre-made muffins of your choice
1. Start by cutting the rounded top off each muffin to make a flat surface. Turn upside down on a board and slowly peel off the cases
Menacing monster cookies
These whacky monster cookies will look crazily good on a Halloween buffet table. This recipe is super easy and one the kids will love!
Frozen Yoghurt Strawberry Ghosts
Looking for a healthy Halloween treat for the party table? These yoghurt dipped strawberries are a perfect choice.
Recipe from: Sainsburys
No Halloween party is complete without a cauldron of tasty punch. Try this kid-friendly Halloween punch packed with critters galore!
Halloween cupcake kits and cake toppers
Are you using a tried and trusted recipe for baking this Halloween? If you are, then we’ve got ready-made kits and products that will help you turn classic cakes and biscuits into Halloween-themed treats. These Vintage Cupcake Kits and Cake Toppers feature cute Halloween characters for decorating your bakes, and these cookie cutters will help you turn your homemade biscuits into a gaggle of skulls, witches hats, ghosts and bats.
Thanks for reading our Halloween food ideas. Don't forget to tag us @partypieces if you try any of our recipes! For more Halloween party ideas, take a look at our guide on DIY Halloween crafts to make this Halloween.