Treats for a Kids’ Halloween Party
Your children have been thinking of their costume for a month. If you are one of the unlucky parents, they have changed their costume 3 times! Halloween is a fun time, you get to be someone else, anyone else, stay out late, and it is a sugar free for all.
Be sure to read “Trunk or Treat” if you are looking for a safe, yet super fun alternative to traditional Trick or Treating!
Trunk or treat checklist
- Your children want to dress up
- You want them to be safe
- Know the people giving treats
- Create a party for all ages.
- Easy to plan and execute.
- A Halloween everyone will remember!
If you have decided to have the celebration at your home, you will want to be creative with creepy and suitably ghoulish treats.
Here are some ideas to get you started that your little one can have fun helping you create.
- Halloween Sugar Cookies: Bake sugar cookies in Halloween-themed shapes like pumpkins, ghosts, or bats and decorate them with icing and sprinkles.
- Mummy Hot Dogs: Wrap crescent roll dough around hot dogs to create mummy-like treats, then bake them until golden brown.
- Spiderweb Cupcakes: Bake and frost cupcakes, then use black icing to create spiderweb designs on top.
- Ghostly Popcorn: Make a batch of popcorn and drizzle it with melted white chocolate to create ghostly shapes.
- Jack-o’-Lantern Fruit Cups: Carve spooky faces into oranges or tangerines and fill them with assorted fruits for a healthy Halloween snack.
- Pumpkin-Shaped Rice Krispie Treats: Shape Rice Krispie treats into pumpkins and use green icing for the stems.
- Candy Corn Bark: Melt white chocolate and layer it with candy corn and Halloween-colored sprinkles. Let it set and break it into pieces.
- Witch’s Potion Punch: Mix different colored fruit juices with sparkling water or lemon-lime soda, and add gummy worms for a fun and fizzy beverage.
- Monster Eyeball Pretzels: Dip pretzel rods into melted white chocolate, then attach candy eyeballs to create monster eyeball treats.
- Spiderweb Pizza: Use pizza dough to create a spiderweb design, then add your favorite toppings for a spooky pizza night.
- Halloween-themed Pancakes: Add orange food coloring to pancake batter and use cookie cutters to create Halloween-themed shapes like bats, ghosts, or pumpkins.
- Creepy Crawly Jello Cups: Layer green and orange gelatin in clear cups and place gummy worms inside for a creepy treat.
- Witches’ Fingers: Shape sugar cookie dough into finger shapes, add almond slices as fingernails, and bake until golden brown.
- Monster Cupcakes: Decorate cupcakes with colorful frosting, candy eyes, and draw monster faces using icing or edible markers.
- Pumpkin Spice Popcorn Balls: Mix popcorn with melted marshmallows, pumpkin spice, and butter. Form into balls and let them cool.
- Halloween Spiderweb Dip: Create a savory dip like spinach and artichoke or cheese dip, then use black food coloring to draw spiderweb patterns on top.
- Mummy Brownies: Bake a batch of brownies, then use white icing to create mummy bandages across the top.
- Graveyard Pudding Cups: Layer chocolate pudding with crumbled chocolate cookies, then add cookie tombstones and gummy worms on top.
- Caramel Apple Monsters: Dip apples in caramel, insert candy eyes and use pretzel sticks as arms to make cute caramel apple monsters.
- Pumpkin Patch Dirt Cups: Layer chocolate pudding, crushed chocolate cookies, and gummy pumpkins in clear cups to create a pumpkin patch dessert.
That is a gooey, thirst inducing list of sweets and treats! Here are some Halloween themed drinks worthy of this holiday table.
- Witch’s Brew Punch: Mix together green fruit punch, lemon-lime soda, and lime sherbet. You can add gummy worms or plastic eyeballs for an extra creepy touch.
- Pumpkin Juice: Combine orange juice, pineapple juice, and a splash of grenadine for a sweet and colorful Halloween drink. Serve it in small pumpkin-shaped cups or add a floating plastic spider.
- Monster Milkshakes: Make a classic milkshake with vanilla ice cream and milk, and add a few drops of green food coloring. Top it with whipped cream and candy eyes to create a monster face.
- Spider Cider: Mix together apple cider and a small amount of black food coloring. Serve it in clear cups and add plastic spider rings on the rim.
- Frankenstein Floats: Fill a glass with lime sherbet and pour lemon-lime soda over it. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and decorate with chocolate syrup to create Frankenstein’s face.
- Ghostly Hot Chocolate: Prepare hot chocolate as usual and top it with whipped cream. Use chocolate syrup or mini chocolate chips to make ghost faces on the cream.
- Vampire Blood Punch: Mix cranberry juice, cherry soda, and a splash of lemonade. Add frozen raspberries for a bloody effect and serve it in plastic vampire-themed cups.
When it comes to what people are craving during Halloween, it is pretty much the same as what they want now that Fall is in the air: apples and pumpkins.
If you come up with anything apples or anything pumpkin or pumpkins spice you are sure to have a Halloween hit, just not a creepy one.
Here are some apple ideas:
- Apple Fritters: Let’s face it, fried dough with icing, there is nothing better!
- Apple Slices with Peanut Butter: Slice apples into thin rounds or wedges and serve them with a side of peanut butter for dipping. This combination provides a good balance of natural sweetness from the apple and protein from the peanut butter.
- Baked Apple Chips: Thinly slice apples and bake them at a low temperature until they turn crispy. This makes for a crunchy and portable snack that kids will enjoy.
- Apple Nachos: Slice apples into thin rounds and arrange them on a plate. Drizzle some melted chocolate or caramel sauce over the apples, and sprinkle with toppings like crushed nuts, granola, or shredded coconut.
- Apple and Cheese Kabobs: Alternate apple chunks with cubes of cheese on skewers for a fun and nutritious snack. You can use cheddar, Monterey Jack, or any other type of cheese your kids prefer.
- Apple Cinnamon Muffins: Bake some homemade apple cinnamon muffins using fresh apples. This snack is perfect for fall and can be made ahead of time for easy grab-and-go snacks throughout the week.
- Apple Fruit Salad: Combine diced apples with other seasonal fruits like pears, grapes, or cranberries. Toss the fruit salad with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to prevent browning.
- Apple and Oat Energy Balls: Blend together chopped apples, oats, nut butter, honey, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls and refrigerate until firm. These energy balls make a great snack for active kids.
Here are some Pumpkin ideas:
- Pumpkin Donuts: These are my favorites! I anxiously wait every year for these to appear on the shelves.
- Pumpkin Bread: Bake a moist and flavorful pumpkin bread using pureed pumpkin, warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and a touch of sweetness. Slice it into snack-sized portions for an easy grab-and-go option.
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies: These are almost as good as those donuts.
- Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls: Combine rolled oats, pureed pumpkin, nut butter, honey, pumpkin spice, and a handful of chocolate chips. Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls and refrigerate until firm. These energy balls are packed with fall flavors and make a convenient snack.
- Pumpkin Pancakes: Whip up a batch of fluffy pumpkin pancakes using canned pumpkin puree and a dash of pumpkin spice. Serve them as a snack or a special breakfast treat.
- Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: After carving pumpkins, rinse the seeds and toss them with a little olive oil, salt, and pumpkin spice. Roast them in the oven until golden brown for a crunchy and nutritious snack.
- Pumpkin Spice Apple Chips: Thinly slice apples and toss them with pumpkin spice and a sprinkle of sugar. Bake the slices at a low temperature until they turn crispy. These apple chips with a pumpkin spice twist are sure to be a hit.
- Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars: Make homemade granola bars using oats, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, nuts, and dried fruits. These bars are not only delicious but also a great source of energy.
Kids love parties. Halloween is a perfect excuse to throw a fun get together. It is almost easier to plan a party if you have a theme so that you can narrow down the food, decorations, activities, and music. Here are 40+ Halloween Sweets and Treats to liven up your get together.