Spooky Halloween Menus

Whether you're hosting the neighborhood Halloween party or just having folks over before or after trick-or-treating, these menus will help you celebrate All Hallows Eve in great spirits.

  • Jack-o'-lantern Quesadillas

    Kids' Halloween Dinner Menu

    Friendly pumpkin-shaped quesadillas served alongside "bloody" soup and "bug-filled" salad will put the whole family in a festive, Halloween spirit.

  • Death by Chocolate

    Halloween Supper Menu

    Put a spooky twist on this seasonal meal with olives disguised as spiders and a creepy cobweb cake. To enjoy fall's best produce, serve recipes featuring pumpkin, parsnips, pears, and carrots.

  • Rocky Road Bark
    James Carrier

    Halloween Costume-Swap Party

    Simple sweets like fudge, caramel popcorn, and rocky road bars are easy pick-ups that pair well with chocolate spiced coffee. Place the treats around the house for guests to enjoy while the kids trick-or-treat.

  • Halloween Bake Shop

    Halloween Bake Shop

    Serve all things sweet this Halloween with cookies shaped like jack-o'-lanterns, witches, and eyeballs, a cake disguised as a graveyard, and skeleton and ghost cupcakes.

  • Halloween Party Menu

    Halloween Party Menu

    Revel in the Halloween fun by hosting a party featuring spooky foods like Bucket o' Bones (ribs), Voodoo Fondoo (cheese dip), Finger Food (green beans and carrot sticks) and Blood Bath Punch (cranberry juice cocktail).

  • Brew-Ha-Ha Punch

    Halloween Open House

    The centerpiece of this block party is the food – delicious and just creepy enough to keep with the theme. White Chicken Stew Brew anchors the menu as a hearty main dish, while the Pumpkin Cheese Ball and Monster Eyes provide plenty for kids to snack on throughout the party.

  • Boil and Bubble Soup Cauldron
    Richard Jung

    A Wicked Boo! Fete

    Although the recipes sound scary–Boil and Bubble Soup Cauldron, Spook Crisps, Bleach Bones and Bloodshot Eyes–we guarantee that they won't scare off your bunch of hungry goblins. Menu: A Wicked Boo! Fete

  • Halloween Green Bean Salad
    HOWARD L. PUCKETT

    A Spooky Halloween Menu

    Satisfy the kids' appetites with a wholesome supper before they go trick–or–treating. Once they fill up on Creamy Bacon Dip and Barbecue Pizza Bites, they might pace themselves a little on the candy. Or not.

  • Harvest Moon Lollipops

    Fun with Friendly Ghosts

    What's not to love about a menu featuring Brew-Ha-Ha Punch, Weiner Worms, and candy-decorated moonpies on a stick? Dressing up in a costume is recommended but not required.

  • Ghostly Gathering

    Ghostly Gathering

    You don't even have to twitch your nose to create this bewitching menu featuring Roast Chickens with Vampireproof Garlic Garland, Green Salad with Dracula's Teeth, Broomstick Breadsticks, and Meringue Ghosts. It's easy, it's fun, and it it'll work magic on your hungry guests.

  • Mexican Ham and Bean Soup
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro, Melanie J. Clarke

    Soup for Supper

    When you're headed out o the carnival or to trick-or-treat, a complicated menu is not what you need. This two-recipe supper featuring hearty bean soup and oatmeal bread is an ideal way to start your busy, fun-filled night.

  • Southwestern Chili
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Casual Chili Party

    For a casual come-and-go gathering on Halloween night, consider a chili buffet that practically serves itself.

  • Pumpkin Mini Muffins

    Wicked Good Fun Menu

    No tricks this year–just delicious treats to serve to spirited friends.

  • Vampire Dinner Menu
    Oxmoor House

    Vampire Dinner Menu

    With this collection of fang-tastic food, give 'em a thrill on the spookiest night of the year.

  • Spectacular Dinner Menu
    Oxmoor House

    Spectacular Dinner Menu

    Serve up some Halloween fun with this hauntingly tasty dinner for eight.

  • Coconut-Granola Rice Cereal Pops
    Photo: Tara Donne; Styling: Erin Swift

    Scare Up a Crowd Menu

    Decorate your table with vintage books and anatomical prints for an artful Halloween vibe. A pitcher of Blood Orange-Bourbon Coolers will add the perfect spot of orange to the setting.
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