15 Easy Halloween Party Food Ideas For The Last Minute

Halloween seems to always be right around the corner, and it’s especially hard to keep up with it if you’re busy with classes, midterms, or work! My friends and I threw a Halloween party during my senior year of college, and it was definitely a rush to put the drinks and snacks together! Luckily, there are plenty of recipes that are simple and easy. Here are 15 easy Halloween party food ideas for the last minute (including a bonus!).

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15 Easy Halloween Party Food Ideas For The Last Minute

1. Black Lemonade (Works With Any Drink!)

This spooky drink is both tangy and healthy. Simply throw in 1-2 capsules of activated charcoal to ANY drink, and you’ll end up with this amazing Halloween-themed party food idea! For anyone over 21, throw in a little alcohol for some added fun(:

*The charcoal has no added flavor. Make sure you stay hydrated if you go with this idea!

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2. Chocolate Strawberry Ghosts

These chocolate strawberry ghosts are SUPER easy and affordable to make! All you need are strawberries, white chocolate melts, and milk/dark chocolate melts! This Halloween party food idea is quick and simple, perfect for anyone with a busy schedule!

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3. Jack-O-Lantern Chips & Dip

This cute Halloween party idea from Tasty is pretty simple to make. You don’t even have to completely carve out the pumpkin if you’re running short on time! You just need a small pumpkin, large plate/tray, guac, chips, and queso! Chips and dip are a huge welcome at any party.

4. Bloody Shots

This is SUCH a cute Halloween party idea that’s bound to be a popular choice. Based on your audience, fill it up with fruit punch or a mixed drink!

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5. Witch Brooms

These witch brooms are incredibly easy to make, and fast to put together! Just stick a pretzel stick in a Reese’s cup, and you’re good to go!

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6. Blood Bag Drinks

If you want to go all out, using these blood bags for punch or mixed drinks is a super cute Halloween party idea! It’s bound to get tons of attention and start new conversations! Also great for photos!

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7. Gummy Worm Jelly Shots

From my experience, jello shots are always a huge favorite at any college party. Add some gummy worms and food coloring for a more fun experience!

If you’re going for a non-alcoholic party, just jello is a great option!

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8. Floating Hands

This was another idea that we used! I recommend using non-latex gloves in case anyone has a latex allergy, and freezing these hands on a flat surface so the fingers don’t break off later! They melt fast, but adding regular ice into the drink will slow it down.

9. Dangerous Cupcakes

This is one of those Halloween party food ideas that are amazing to look at, and also super simple to make! For a quicker broken glass cupcake recipe, buy red velvet cupcakes, insert edible glass (sugar + corn starch), and sprinkle strawberry syrup over it! Check out the full recipe.

10. Blood Shots

Get your vampire on with these beautiful and simple blood shots! You can go for this fancy The Walking Dead-inspired sangria recipe by Cravings of a Lunatic, or simply add red food coloring to your vodka!

11. Bloody Popcorn

Continue your spooky theme with some bloody popcorn. Really, it’s just icing with red food coloring, and popcorn–so it’s super easy to make! You can find the full recipe here.

12. Rice Krispies Brains

Everyone loves their Rice Krispies. This is an interesting and fun take on those classic treats! You can find the full recipe by Sprinkles and Sprouts here.

13. Spider Bowls

If you don’t have time to decorate the food, then decorate the bowl! This is SUPER easy and you don’t even need anything fancy. Draw and cut out eyes with paper, and fold strips of colored (Sharpie works great!) paper to make the legs. If you have some time, beady eyes and straw legs are the way to go.

14. Creative Labels

Or add creative labels to your drinks and food (though a real description of what’s in there, especially if there’s alcohol, would be nice!). “Brain juice,” “Zombie virus,” and “Vampire brains” are some fun examples!

15. Spiders In Ice

Add plastic spiders to your ice cube tray and freeze them for a little added “spookiness” to your drinks! It looks both gross and great in a punch bowl.

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Bonus: Baked Apple Eyeballs

Baked Stuffed Apple Eyeballs by Recipe Hippie

If you’re looking to impress your guests with a tasty treat, these baked stuffed apple eyeballs are perfect for you. They’re wrinkly and freaky, but super delicious! Check out this full recipe by Recipe Hippie.

I hope you’ve found some ideas that inspired you! Good luck with your Halloween party, and remember to be safe!(:

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