Some people wait all year for Halloween and begin planning their annual party months in advance. Whether the guest list includes adults or children, there are plenty of creative Halloween party food ideas to consider. Some of the most creative dishes are very easy to make using basic ingredients. The food will be almost as unique as the costumes!
Make a regular meatloaf and cook completely. Cook six to eight lasagna noodles according to the instructions. From the meatloaf into single-portion patties and place in a serving pan. Add a thin layer of ketchup and cut slices of cheese into circles. Put two cheese slices onto each patty to form eyes. Halve the noodles and trim off the scalloped edges. Put the noodles across the meatloaf in a random fashion, filling in most of the spaces except part of the eyes. Add two green or black olives for eyeballs and you have a mummy meatloaf.
Mozzarella eyeballs are truly scary and easy to make using mozzarella balls, topped with green olives sliced widthwise. Insert a slice of black olive into the center of the green olive hole and accent the eyeballs with pimento. Using marinated mozzarella balls makes the “eye” look especially creepy.
Whip up creepy drinks using tapioca pearls. Use a 7:1 ratio of water to tapioca, boil the water, then add the tapioca. Continue boiling for 25 minutes in a covered pan. Turn off the heat and let the tapioca sit for 15 minutes in the water. Rinse the tapioca, drain the water, and cover with colorful drink mixer, grenadine, or alcohol (adults only). Add these colorful pearls to drinks or shots.
For dessert, prepare cookie ghosts using Keebler E.L.Fudge cookies or Nutter Butters. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and melt white chocolate in the microwave. One bag of white chocolate chips should cover approximately 40 cookies. Sit the bowl of chocolate in a pan containing a small amount of hot water. Use a spoon to spread the white chocolate on the sides and front of the cookie. Before the white chocolate hardens, add two miniature chocolate chips for the eyes.
Adding Halloween party food ideas like these to your menu will make every guest return next year. Party hosts should be aware that they are setting a trend to outdo themselves next year so they may not want to raise the bar too high initially. With so many great ideas for Halloween party food, you should have enough to last a lifetime.
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