Throwing a Halloween party this year? Keep your party food on theme with our spectacularly spooky Halloween buffet ideas!
From easy ways to decorate your sweets for trick or treaters to homemade spooky snacks, take a look at our best picks for inspiration.
1. Spider lollipops
Here’s one of our all-time favourite Halloween snacks – spider lollipops!
They’re so easy to make – all you need is a pack of lollipops, pipe cleaners and googly eyes to make your own batch of creepy crawlies. Then lay them out at on your table to make it look like they’re crawling across the table!
2. Oreo spiders
How about these Oreo spiders for a spooky-cute Halloween buffet treat?
Simply pull your Oreo apart (very carefully so it doesn’t crumble into pieces), lay small strips of liquorice in the middle so that they’re poking out, then put your biscuit back together and use writing icing to draw on two eyes!
Double stuffed Oreos work best for this!
3. Skeleton Gingerbread Men
All you need to make these funky skeleton gingerbread men is some home-made or shop-bought gingerbread men and writing icing in a variety of colours.
Copy our designs or create your own and remember you don’t have to stick to skeletons – you can transform your gingerbread into any Halloween figure you like. These quirky creations would even go down well at an adult Halloween party.
Simple Gingerbread Recipe
350g self-raising flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
175g light soft brown sugar
1 free range egg
4 tbsp golden syrup
- Sift together the flour, ginger and cinnamon.
- Add the butter and blend until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
- Stir in the sugar.
- Beat the egg and golden syrup together and add to the mixture.
- Knead the dough until smooth and chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
- Roll out to 0.5cm thickness and cut out.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until a light golden-brown colour.
4. Witch fingers
All you need to make these super creepy witch fingers is some shortbread and some red and white writing icing.
Draw a red fingernail at one end and use some white icing to draw on a wrinkly knuckle. Then lay them out at your buffet and tuck in if you dare!
5. Satsuma pumpkins
Next up is this cute satsuma pumpkins! A great healthy alternative to sweets, they’re easy to make and kids will love them!
Simply peel your satsuma and pop a small piece of celery into the middle – simple!
6. Banana ghosts
And when you thought our Halloween buffet ideas couldn’t get any easier, along come our banana ghosts!
Simply lay your peeled bananas out on a plate with the bottoms cut off and push in three chocolate chips – two for the eyes and one for the mouth. The perfect spooky snack!
7. Monster cupcakes
Finally, it’s our cute monster cupcakes. All you need is some plain cupcakes (or fancy ones) and some Aero Bubbles that you can use for eyes.
Then finish your cupcakes off with some writing icing to draw on a crazy expression!