We’re big fans of Halloween for little ones here at Little Ankle Biters, and we’re always looking for easy Halloween food recipes we can quickly put together to get maximum results, and have some fun with the kiddies in the kitchen at the same time. These ideas are easy to do, they look fantastic and will finish off your Halloween party table perfectly!
1. The Halloween Vomiting Pumpkin
For the last few years I have made this classic vomiting pumpkin which looks both revolting and amazing at the same time. It’s really simple but will be a fantastic centre piece at your kid’s Halloween party.
Carve a large pumpkin with the face you desire ensuring you leave quite a large gaping hole for the mouth, place it on a big tray or plate and use hummus or guacamole to create a vomiting effect coming out of the mouth. Finish with cucumber and carrot sticks and toasted pitta fingers for dipping. The reaction with both kids and adults is always incredible!
2. Banana Ghosts
These are definitely more cute than scary, but the kids love them and it’s a good way to top up on their 5 a day, with some little treats thrown in too!
Simply cut bananas in half and use writing icing to stick on mini smarties for the eyes and mini marshmallows for the arms – easy peasy!!
3. Monster Apples
Another great way for your little ones to enjoy one of their 5 a day, these Monster Apples are easy and quick to make and my kids love them.
Cut a green apple into quarters, then cut a wedge into the apple to create the mouth. Chop some strawberries into slices to create the tongue and stick the strawberry slice into the mouth with some writing icing. Stick mini marshmallows or small raisins to create eyes and sunflower seeds for the teeth – delicious and pretty nutritious!
4. Skull Lasagne
This is a frightfully gruesome and wickedly delicious meal to serve up for your little monsters at Halloween.
For this recipe I made a beef lasagne as normal (for some great lasagne recipes, click here) and finished with a layer of bolognaise. I then placed 2 olives for the eyes and cut up courgettes for the teeth and then created a skull with grated cheese. You may also want to add tomato puree around the eyes and skull to give it more definition and a spooky finish. Enjoy!
5. Halloween Fly Lemonade
This is a really simple trick, mix together something fizzy like lemonade and raisins – the bubbles from the lemonade make it look like the raisins are flying around the lemonade. Add a small amount of red colouring for a blood effect.
6. Finger Hot Dogs – great Halloween party recipes
These are brilliant and so unbelievably easy, and let’s face it hot dogs are always a firm favourite at any children’s party. To create the hot dog fingers I cut finger creases into each sausage and sliced a finger nail sized piece at the top and then squirted some ketchup around the plate – the children were completely grossed out!
7. Spider Oreo
A favourite for anyone with a sweet tooth, they certainly go down well when we’ve had Halloween parties before, and they look amazing on a party table!
Again this is really easy and quick to do. Use the Oreo as the spider’s body, mini smarties stuck with icing to the body make the eyes, and then make some eyeballs with an icing pen. Finish it off with some fizzy sweets for the legs and there you have it Halloween spiders to give a creepy edge to your party.
We hope you enjoy trying these out at home ready for your Halloween party. Have fun!
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