It’s finally here, the week that every kid (both young and old is waiting for). The front lawns on your friendly neighbourhood street turn into graveyards and zombie zones. And everyone is getting the perfect costume ready for trick-or-treating or the big Halloween party. If you are hosting a ghoulist get-together, don’t serve regular food, serve food that suits those ghosts and goblins. You can even make it a fun activity to make the party food with your kids. Here are some great ideas for frighteningly fun and easy Halloween party food. Note: these recipes are a hit with big kids too!
Mini Mummy Pizzas
These adorable little pizzas are super-easy to make with the kids.
Whole wheat English muffins
Mozzarella (cut into thin strands)
Black olive slices
Green Onion (sliced finely)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place English muffins on a baking sheet.
- Spread 1-2tbsp of pasta sauce over top of English muffins.
- Place mozzarella strands crossways on muffins.
- Put two olive slices for the eyes.
- Place two pieces of green onion for the eyeballs.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese has melted.
Apple Spooky Smiles
These creepy apples are a great healthy Halloween treat. Just use green and red apples with slivered almonds for the teeth.
- Cut apples into quarters, removing core.
- Brush the apples with lemon juice to prevent the apples from browning.
- Cut the “mouth” section out of each apple piece.
- Press slivered almonds into apples to make spooky smiles or vampire teeth.
Here are some other Tricky Treats:
- Severed Finger Cookies – Using your favorite cookie dough recipe, form the cookies into finger-like shapes. Place an almond at the end for the fingernail. Then decorate the end of the finger with red icing or red sugar (for the bloody details). Click here to watch this youtube video for step-by-step instructions.
- Veggie Eyeball Bites – Cut cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and carrots into flat slices. Put 1 tsp of humus, dip or cream cheese. Top with a black olive slice for the eyeball. Click here to watch this youtube video on how to make these healthy treats.
As you get those ghostly ghouls, princesses and pirates ready for trick-or-treating, don’t forget safety. Make sure that children are accompanied by an adult and that you provide them with flashlights and reflective bands/tape to ensure that they are seen at night. Try to plan with neighbors and friends so that you can go in a group with several adults.
Always remind your children not to eat any candy without having an adult inspect it first and always throw out unwrapped candies and food items. With proper planning and safety, Halloween is sure to be the most spooktacular event of the year for kids and parents.
Have a Safe and Spooky Halloween,