Scary Easy Ideas for a Spooktacular Halloween Party
It's never too late to organize a super simple Halloween Party. This year I hosted our fifth annual neighborhood party and tested out some frighteningly easy Halloween snack recipes. They must have been a hit, because my little ghosts and goblins didn’t let out a single boo in protest. Now that I have my fifth party under my (witch's) hat, here are a few tricks for how to host your own Halloween Party.
Get everyone in the Halloween spirit by serving some of these spooktacular treats.
Scarecrow Snack Mix Recipe
This seasonal snack mix is a blend of sweet and salty and tastes like pure Halloween fun - it’s also a great way to use up all that extra candy corn that you can’t stop eating. This year, we used a little bit of the following:
- Pretzel Squares
- Caramel Corn
- Reese’s Pieces
- Chocolate Graham Crackers
- Candy Corn
- Mellowcreme Pumpkins
I kept filling a big bowl with little bits until I created something that looked about right. You can get creative with this mix -anything sweet or salty would do. I can imagine adding chocolate chips or a dash of Halloween sprinkles would be amazing.
Candy Corn Punch
Halloween is one of those times that I say “good bye” to our regular “sugar aware” diet and this punch definitely embraces this!
There is no exact science to this spirited concoction. I mixed equal parts orange juice and sparkling water to achieve this seasonal hue. You could probably also add some orange soda if you wanted to increase the sweetness a bit. For a little extra, I froze pineapple chunks in an ice cube tray and let them float. As they melted, they gave the punch a bit of a kick! I garnished each cup with a swirl of whipped cream and tossed a few candy corns on top of that for good measure.
Chocolate Covered Apples
Those candy apples in the shops always look so amazing. You know the ones - those giant orbs of caramel goo that call to you at every time you enter the supermarket. Once we bite into them, I am instantly filled with regret and my daughter is basically covered head to toe in candy. This year I learned my lesson - in order to avoid the mess I dipped slices of apple in chocolate and decorated them with Halloween sprinkles. They took about 5 minutes to make and were a huge hit at the party. You can switch chocolate for caramel pretty easily- the best party is there is almost zero waste!