Halloween food ideas and recipes

halloween food

Hosting any ghoulish goings-on around 31 October? If you need inspiration for some gruesome grub for your Halloween party, we've plundered the Mumsnet recipe archive to come up with a selection of scarily good Halloween food ideas – plus, tasty ways to use up your leftover pumpkin.

Halloween party food

Time to get out the finger food (literally) for this year's frightening festivities. Check out the recipes and videos below to find out how to make these spooky snacks.

Halloween cocktails for kids (and grownups)

Whether you're looking for something gruesome to delight the kids with, or a little tipple to take the edge off the long line of trick-or-treaters outside your door, we've got simple recipes you can whip up in moments. Unicorn blood, anyone?

Halloween baking

It's the perfect time to get creative with some creepy cooking. Check out the video below and our Halloween baking page for some more inspiration.

Pumpkin recipes

What do you do with all that pumpkin once you've carved an amazing design for your doorstep? Throw it all in the blender with our easy soup recipes, that's what. Or you can really push the boat out with a pumpkin pot. Fancy? Us?

pumpkin pie

And, of course, you can always do Halloween variations on everyday nosh – spooky sarnies cut into ghost shapes, for example, or green food colouring added to juice to make witches' brew.

Have we missed a trick?

Got any great Halloween party food ideas to share? Please add it to our recipe index.