Halloween Party Ideas: Spooky Ways to Treat Your Guests on Halloween 2016

Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween party ideas for Halloween 2016 are easy to come up with—it’s a safe bet that you’ll want your party to be spooky. Goblins, ghosts, skulls, and witches are all popular and can be incorporated into food. Halloween food is essential at any Halloween party, but it can’t just be any regular food and appetizers. It has to go with the idea of the day.

Halloween Party Food

Having a party on Halloween? Then your guests need some spooky-themed Halloween party food to munch on and then rave about afterwards. All it takes is a little bit of imagination and creativity, but below are a few ideas to get you started.

Halloween Punch

Every party needs a delicious punch, which is something most people are happy to drink, especially kids. There are many ways to make punch, but for Halloween it definitely has to be red, and this can easily be achieved by adding grenadine to your mixture.

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A classic punch recipe combines two liters of a clear soda or ginger ale with a carton of orange juice, a jug of cranberry juice, and some pineapple juice. Add enough grenadine to get a deep red color.

Now here’s where the punch goes to another level: add an ice cube shaped like a hand that will float in the punch bowl. It is simple to make and worth it for the effect. All you need to do is fill a glove with water (but make sure it has no powdery coating on it) and freeze it. The end will have to be tied so the water doesn’t leak out. Let it rest flat on the freezer’s bottom. When frozen, remove the glove and add to the punch.

Halloween Skull Fruit Pizza

Fruit pizza is a light dessert and even the fussiest of people will nibble on a bite of this. To make it easier on you, save time and buy sugar cookie dough from the store. It doesn’t matter what kind, but it needs to be plain and white. Next, buy a selection of colorful fruit: kiwi, berries, oranges, blueberries, and pineapple are all good options.

Cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla will make the creamy spread that will coat the skull’s face, which is what the fruit will be applied on. Mix the three ingredients together (sugar and vanilla to taste) until creamy and set aside.

Spread the cookie dough out on the counter and then with your fingers shape the cookie dough into the outline of a skull. Transfer to a cookie sheet and bake for the amount of time suggested. When it has cooled, spread the cream cheese mixture on to the skull in a thin layer, but not too thin. Top with cut fruit that makes a face. This is where imagination is key.

The Main Meal

If you actually plan on feeding your guests dinner, try this fun recipe of stuffed peppers filled with a savory rice mixture. You can simplify the recipe by just making a rice, fried beef, and onion combo to fill the peppers with.

The fun part isn’t the filling, but the carvings that are done on the peppers. This particular recipe calls for making them little pumpkin carvings, but really you can carve out whatever Halloween inspiration you desire.