If you're lucky enough to celebrate your birthday in October, you've got a ready-made theme loaded with fun, easy decorating ideas. From spooky sippers to cute cupcakes, there are Halloween birthday party ideas for kids and adults of all ages. Browse our best Halloween cakes, appetizers, snacks, treats, and drinks, then mix and match your favorites to create the perfect Halloween birthday party menu. Our cakes and cupcakes are almost perfect; they're just missing the birthday candles!
Witches' BrewScare them silly by floating a frozen hand in this yummy brew!
Sweet and Savory Tortilla Bats
Making a spooky snack for your Halloween table is as easy as cutting tortillas with a bat-shaped cookie cutter (R&M Flying Bat; amazon.com). We seasoned one panful with cinnamon and sugar and the other with chile salt, but you can go for all sweet or all savory if you prefer. These Halloween snacks can be served as appetizers alongside salsa for a savory bite or Greek yogurt swirled with honey for something sweet that goes beyond candy.
Fried BonesThese eggroll-inspired treats are a hit with all ages. Like a slice of pizza on the go, these treats a must for your next party.
Deserted Graveyard Cake
Prepare this decadent, chocolate-frosted cake for a festive Halloween dessert.
Bucket o' Bones
With lime drink and pineapple juice, this party punch isn't scary at all–for the kids or the adults. But putting the punch in a second bowl of dry ice gives it that eerie feeling that's perfect for a spooky party.
Ghoul-Aid PunchGive your guests a scare by float a creepy ice face in your punch bowl. Fill a Halloween mask with water (seal the openings with sturdy tape), freeze overnight, then remove the ice from the mask and float face up.
The Great White Pumpkin Cheese BallGive a subtle nod to the Halloween classic "It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and serve this sharp-cheddar cheese ball with a pepper kick.
Mummy Hot DogsIf you like pigs in a blanket, you'll adore these halloween-inspired mummy hot dogs! Easy to make and totally kid-friendly, these little guys will be a hit at your party.
Monster-Face MuffinsAdding a few frighening features to these easy-to-make muffins will bring smiles to your party guests.
Finger FoodNot all Halloween party foods have to be sweet. These frighteningly delicious "fingers" are actually green beans and strips of carrot with an almond "fingernail" stuck to the end with a bit of cream cheese!
Devils on Horseback
Witches' Fingers in BandagesTake pigs-in-a-blanket to a new level with these scary puff pastry-wrapped witch's fingers. The cocktail-size franks are the perfect size for an easy pick-up appetizer and you won't even need to serve with dip since each "finger" has red nail polish (ie. ketchup).
Jack-o'-Lantern Cheese Ball