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Let’s Plan a Menu With Halloween Party Food Ideas for Adults

You have decided to host an October 31 get-together, and now you need to plan a menu - you need Halloween party food ideas for adults. Having a get-together is always fun, but hosting an All Hallows Eve celebration is the most fun of all celebrations. You have decided on a theme, decorations, and you have set the menu goals you want to meet. They are: 

Appetizing and tasty dishes

Entrées and side dishes, which are quick and easy to prepare

Dishes that can be made ahead of time

Foods that can be purchased already prepared

Cost of foods and beverages must be within your budget

Use the following Halloween party food ideas for adults as your menu, or pick, and choose, the dishes you prefer, to make your own menu.

Halloween Party Food Ideas for Adults – Beverages

Alcoholic Drinks:

Bloody Mary - Purchase the ingredients necessary to make this easy-to-fix alcoholic drink.

Zoombie - This drink requires several different alcohols; it can be expensive to make unless you normally keep these on hand.

Screwdriver - A simple drink to make, and it uses vodka, which is also used in the Bloody Mary.

Non-Alcoholic Drinks:

Apple Cider - Serve warm from a slow cooker/crock-pot, and be sure to have cinnamon sticks to add to the cups of cider.

Southern Sweet Tea - Most people like this drink, just as it is, or it could be used to make mixed drinks.

Brita Pitcher of Water - Always a great addition to every buffet table.

Halloween Party Food Ideas for Adults – Appetizers and Snacks

Cerebral Matter Cauliflower - Purchase two heads of fresh cauliflower. Remove the leaves from the cauliflower, and cut off the stems. Wash both heads, and blot dry with paper towels. Place one of the whole cauliflower heads in a glass bowl and refrigerate. Cut the other cauliflower head, first, into clusters, then into florets, and store in the refrigerator. To serve, place the whole cauliflower head in the center of a large serving platter, and arrange the florets around it. Make a small sign:  “Cerebral Matter Before All Hallows Eve,” and attach it to a food-pick, and stick it into the whole cauliflower. Make a second sign:  “Cerebral Matter After All Hallows Eve,” and affix this sign to a food-pick, and stick it into one of the florets. Make up your favorite veggie dip to accompany the cauliflower. Since everything is already prepared, all you need to do is to place it on a platter, just before your guests arrive.

Nuts and Bolts Mix - Mix up a batch of this fun and easy snack fare. Set out several bowls, to make it convenient for snacking. This can also be purchased ready made, but I think the homemade one has more flavor.

Deviled Eggs - Another super easy, ‘make the day before’ dish. These can either be served as an appetizer or as a side dish.

Halloween Party Food Ideas for Adults – Entrées

Barbecued Ribs - What could be a better on All Hallows Eve than a serving of ribs? If you decide to cook these yourself, plan on several hours to cook them properly, either in the oven or on a grill. One alternative, you might want to consider, in order to save time, is to purchase them already cooked. My local Costco and Sam’s Club both have ribs already cooked, and ready to serve, at a reasonable price.

Raven Wings - Here is another spooky, but tasty, entrée to serve. Make these using your favorite recipe, or purchase them, ready to serve, from your local grocery or warehouse store. Another option is to buy the fully cooked, frozen wings. These need to be heated up before serving; be sure to follow the instructions on the package.

Fried Chicken Legs & Thighs - This is an easy one to fix and/or buy.

Halloween Party Food Ideas for Adults – Side Dishes

Creepy Crawly Slaw - This popular side dish can be made the day before and refrigerated until it is time to serve. Before serving, position a few of those candy worms, or other creepy crawlies, as if they were coming up, out of the slaw for air.

Cauldron of Beans - Baked beans are another tasty side dish that can be assembled early, refrigerated, and cooked before serving.

All Hallows Eve Corn Pudding - This tasty fall dish will complement any of these entrées. It can be assembled earlier and baked just before serving.

Headstone Biscuits or Rolls - You can make either biscuits or rolls. If you decide to use purchased bread, then check out the Artisan style breads; they are tasty and very popular.

Halloween Party Food Ideas for Adults – Desserts

Devils-Food Cake - Make up one of these two or three layer cakes the day before. This is an excellent make-ahead dessert. (You might need to find a place to hide it, so no little, and/or big, goblins will help themselves to this delicious treat.)

Pumpkin Cake - The name isn’t spooky, or shocking, but how could you celebrate All Hallows Eve without something pumpkin? Many of these cakes must be refrigerated, so allow space in the refrigerator for one.

Trash - Mix up a batch of this sweet treat, and serve it in a large bowl for your sweet tooth friends.

Witches Brew - Make your favorite coffee, and offer your guest creamers that are flavored for the season, such as anything pumpkin. Also, have a variety of herbal teas (think apple) and hot water available for the tea lovers.

A Simplified Halloween Party Food Ideas for Adults Menu

Cauldron of Brunswick Stew - This stew can be made up the day before. In fact, it is better if made the day before, and refrigerated, so the flavors can mingle. Simply reheat to serve, and serve it from a pumpkin soup tureen.

Congealed Salad(s) - Make your favorite congealed salad(s); keep them refrigerated until it is time to serve.

Homemade Bread - This, too, can be made ahead of time, but it is always best when taken fresh from the oven. Plus, bread baking in the oven, makes the whole house smell wonderful.

Pumpkin Dessert - Choose your favorite - pie or cake. Make the day before, and it will be ready when needed.

The above, Halloween party food ideas for adults, says, “Fall Season!”