Nothing gets you in the October spirit more than a festive and spooky meal. But it’s doesn’t have to be super complicated. Here’s some super easy Halloween dinner ideas that your whole family will love. Check it out!
I love throwing Halloween parties, but sometimes I get burnt out from all the work. That’s why I love these simple Halloween dinner ideas that you can throw together at a moment’s notice. Here’s everything you need to know.
Idea #1: Print your free Halloween dinner menu
To add a touch of fun for your guests, you can print out the fill-in-the-blank menu below. My kids loved looking at the menu and seeing what was to come. You can add fun spooky names to ordinary ingredients to make it more Halloweenie. Click on the link below to download and print your menu. I offer this printable for FREE to all visitors of my blog, but if you’d like to show your support, feel free to buy me a taco.
Idea #2: Gather your ingredients
When I said these Halloween dinner ideas were easy, I wasn’t kidding. Here’s what food you’ll need to make this dinner a success:
- Maggot Mix (spaghetti) – Just add a few drops of 1-part blue food coloring and 4 parts red food coloring to a ziplock bag of cooked spaghetti noodles. You can pre-plate the spaghetti with a little noodles, spaghetti sauce and two olives for eyes.
- Witch Fingers (green breadsticks) – I bought my witch fingers at the grocery store already pre-made. But if you’re feeling ambitious, use your favorite breadstick recipe and add green food coloring and an almond at the tip of your breadstick before you cook it.
- Haunted Forest (green salad): Grab a salad mix at the store and you’re done.
- Monster Mucus (grape juice): Any type of grape juice will do. Or you can get Orange Fanta, Strawberry Fanta, chocolate milk. Whatever you want
- Goblin Bites (donuts): Most grocery stores sell Halloween-themed donuts in October. Super easy.
Idea #3: Add some easy Halloween table decorations
It doesn’t take much to add a festive touch to your Halloween dinner. Here’s a few items that I like to place among the plates of food on the table:
- Creepy cloth or table runner
- Flameless flickering candles
- Halloween candelabra
- Skeleton salad tongs
- Plastic skull heads
- Cauldron for serving food
- Halloween serving trays
Idea #4: Make name tags for each of the food items
With spooky menu items such as “Haunted Forest” and “Monster Mucus”, you just have to make a name tag for that. It changes any Halloween party from average to amazing. You can print your own Halloween food labels here.
Idea #5: Set the mood with spooky music
There’s so many fun Halloween music tracks out there and it makes the atmosphere so much more authentic. You can go with popular pop music like Michael Jackson’s Thriller or stick with the creepy Halloween sounds. Whatever you choose, crank it up and soak in the fun.
For an added fun effect, you can also cast a Halloween TV screen saver that displays a spooky scene while playing scary music at the same time.
I hope these Halloween dinner ideas will help you as you’re planning your next spooky meal with your friend and family. Let me know how it goes in the comments below. If you didn’t get a chance to download the FREE printable Halloween menu, here it is one more time.
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