Any Halloween party can be quite an interesting delight and so can the snacks prepared for such a festivity. Depending on your taste and creativity, they can surprise even the most experienced Halloween fans.
From a simple dinner through classic trick-or-treating that happens in most neighborhoods all the way to different festive games that could happen, this celebration can work up an appetite in both kids and adults.
Yes, the main game is about who has the best costume and who decorated their home in the most inventive way. But, all of the snacks involved are usually very welcome, and they round up the whole holiday.
There are two options: if you choose a bit simpler set, you can probably make them yourself, or if you choose more complexity and variety, there are always reputable professionals which provide Halloween catering all over your city and beyond. The choice is yours, and we are here simply to talk about a number of snacks in this tasty article, hopefully in order to bring some inspiration.
Candy corn cupcakes
Almost everyone has a sweet tooth when October 31st comes. And if you love sweets, you certainly won’t say no to some interesting soft cupcakes colored like the season the festivity is happening in. Combine it with sweet corn as a decoration sprinkled over the icing, and it’s a certain hit.
Pumpkin tarts/cookies in different shapes
Pumpkin products, especially pies, are traditional at this time of year. However, it isn’t necessary to make it big for a classic dining table. You can use pumpkins when baking cookies and small tarts so that guests can take one and continue to mingle through the room or the yard. In the spirit of Halloween, you can bake them in interesting spooky shapes, like ghosts, spiders, bats, skulls, and, of course – jack-o-lanterns.
Spider web-covered foods
It is pretty effective when people uncover a dish of food in a spooky-decorated home and find that it has a huge edible spider web over it, with a few tasty spiders, fake eyes, etc.
Pizza is probably the easiest. Just pour strings of melted cheese over it, making it into a web, and then do a couple of insects from black olives and maybe an egg or two to look like eyes.
You can do similar tricks with nacho spreads, different kinds of pies, cakes (with frosting and fruits), and so on.
Make monsters out of wrapped food
Burritos, crepes, and other kinds of wrapped foods and desserts can all be used as a basis for making a fun monster dish. Play around with decorations, veggies, and fruit; be creative. They can look like anything, from simple house ghosts to zombies, bats, witch brooms, etc.
Cheese or chocolate balls can be monsters too
An edible ball can easily become a fake monster head. Add some eyes, some nice pretzel legs or arms, horns or spikes, the choice is wide. There just has to be a lot of them for everyone to be scared and enjoy themselves.
How about this: take a burger bun, carefully carve it in order to make a perfect replica of a classic jack-o-lantern pumpkin, add some salad and a fat, juicy burger, and then decorate it with ketchup, and other things to make it look more bloody and scary. It will be a sensation for both the eyes and the tummy.
Mummies can be wrapped in dough, too
The dough can be shaped in so many different ways and used for decoration, as well as to wrap things in. So, if you are thinking of how to make a bunch of mummy snacks, you can – for example – take some mini hot dogs, cheese, bacon, veggies, and even some spicy peppers, and wrap them in strings of dough, maybe add some fake eyes, shape it like a mummy wrapped in bandages, and there you go.
Shape those sandwiches into a scary form
Sandwiches are usually easy to make: you take two slices of bread, add something nice inside, and voila. But, this food can be quite an interesting Halloween snack as well, if you carve it into some spooky shapes. The same things we have talked about in that pumpkin cookie recommendation can be used here: bats, jack-o’s, skulls, zombie faces, maybe some scary-looking eyes, zombie hands, etc.
These are just some examples of how you can make your Halloween spread more interesting. Of course, there are so many variations. Sweet, salty, spicy – your choice. If you have time, the options are almost infinite. If you don’t have time, but you have ideas and funds, there are always quality catering services. Enjoy, we hope you have a happy and tasty celebration!