We had a lot of fun with Halloween food and crafts this year, thanks mostly to my mom! We spent a weekend at her house, and she was oh-so-prepared with Halloween funtivities.
Today I’m going to show you the fun Halloween food the kids got to create and enjoy, and then on Tuesday I’ll share our non-edible creations!
All of these Halloween foods are easy to make and fun for kids of all ages. Older kids can do most of the work themselves, and little ones will have fun helping out!
Fun Halloween Foods for Kids
First, the kids had a lovely little Halloween lunch:
My mom made them jack o’ lantern peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by cutting out shapes on the top piece of bread:
Vanessa had to give hers a kiss. I promise I’m not smashing it in her face for any other reason.
Some festive Halloween pasta rounded out the meal:
For dinner, we had Mummy Hot Dogs!
Mummy Hot Dogs
Mummy Hot Dogs
- 11 oz Can of refrigerated breadsticks
- 8 ct Hot dogs
- 1 tsp Mustard
- Separate the strips of breadstick dough and cut each in half lengthwise
- Wrap two or three strips around the hot dogs, leaving a space near the top (for the mummy's eyes!)
- Bake on a cookie sheet for 15 minutes at 350 degrees
- Add mustard dots for eyes and serve!
For dessert, we had spider cupcakes!
These are just regular cupcakes-from-a-box, with some food coloring and various “extras,” set on spider cupcake holders from Home Goods. They look great on the table, and would be perfect for a spooky party!
The last food craft we actually ran out of time for, but my mom gave it a go after we left:
Carved Orange Jack O’Lanterns
Ever thought of carving oranges?! Well you can, and they look like adorable little pumpkins! A perfect Halloween party snack!
Carved Orange Fruit Salad
- Cut-up fruit optional
- Cut off the top of each orange and scrape out the insides, just as you would when carving a pumpkin
- Carve a face!
- Cut up the orange pieces you scraped out, mix with other cut-up fruit if you wish, and put the fruit mix back inside the orange
- Put the top back on and stick in a green straw for the stem
- Serve with spoons and enjoy!
Here are some of the supplies that you might want for your Halloween food fun day:
Thanks for stopping by! Come by on Tuesday to see the rest of our Halloween crafts!
Originally posted 10/28/2012, updated 9/29/2019