A Halloween party calls for a special spooky menu, greeting guests who arrive in Halloween costumes for the October holiday celebrations. Who needs some creepy food ideas? Here are several spooky snacks and disgusting (but delightful) desserts for such an occasion. Each of these items is actually a real food, adapted for a Halloween theme. The presentation is what makes it creepy.
1. Iced Teeth Tea
Purchase several sets of plastic teeth. These can be found in Halloween costume and novelty displays at dollar shops, discount stores, party stores, and Halloween shops. Party favor merchants sell plenty online as well.
Bend the teeth all the way open, so they lay flat. Place them on a flat tray or baking sheet, with the teeth points facing down. Fill them with water, stained yellow with food coloring. Freeze them overnight until they are solid.
Remove the teeth molds from the freezer, and pop the iced teeth into guests’ glasses. Then fill them with neon Gatorade, green tea, Mountain Dew, or green lemonade. Hang a set of plastic teeth on the edge of each glass as a garnish and take-home Halloween party favor.
2. Blood and Guts
Prepare linguini and meatballs, using your favorite recipe. Serve it hot or cold, describing in age-appropriate colorful detail what it might be. Eek!
3. Eyeball Salad
Wash a big bunch of red or green grapes, and remove all the stems. Pour a large jar of applesauce into a big glass party bowl. Stir in the grapes. Serve this crazy concoction in little glass bowls for the creepiest effect.
4. Ants and Maggots on a Log
Open a bag of pretzel rods. Spread each pretzel with cream cheese, peanut butter, or soft cheddar cheese spread. Place black and white raisins on top.
As a variation, this freaky food item may use celery sticks in place of the pretzels.
5. Wormy Apples
Grab a big bag of apples and a package of gummy worms. Use an apple wedger to cut the apples into sturdy slices. Dip these in orange juice to prevent browning. Arrange the apple slices on a large platter, and cover them with the gummy worms. Try to make the worms look like they are crawling in and around and through the apples.
6. Giant Chewy Spiders
Make a batch of fudge brownies, using a favorite recipe or mix. Pour the batter into greased muffin pans. Bake them, and allow them to cool. Remove the baked round brownies from the muffin pans.
Cut shoestring licorice (red or black) into four-inch strips. Stick eight of these into each round brownie to form a spider. Add candy dots or butterscotch chips to make the eyes.
Creepy food makes a Halloween party menu more memorable. It’s sort of like mixing the holiday tricks right into the treats.