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Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Guest Posts, Halloween | 0 comments

Throw the Spookiest Halloween Party Ever with These Easy DIY Fright Foods

It’s that time of year again. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing color, and the pumpkins are ripe for carving. That’s right—it’s October and the countdown to Halloween has begun! You have your costume, you’ve gathered your decorations, and your playlist will wake the dead, but if your Halloween party is to be the ultimate monster mash, then the food needs to be to die for. Don’t fret, my crypt keepers, we Halloween fiends here at Modernize have compiled a list of easy, must-have treats that won’t cost a lot of bones.

Jack-O-Lantern Fruit Cups

Via Simple Thrifty

What’s the one thing you can never have enough of at a Halloween party? Jack-o’-lanterns, of course! If you don’t want to splurge on pumpkins, this is a cheap way to get more bite for your buck and appease all those vegan vampires at the same time. Just carve faces into orange peels, and these Jack-O-Lantern Fruit Cups can go a long way. Fill them with some fruit and you’re good to go.

Witch Fingers

halloween party food witch fingers

Via The Spruce

If you’re going to have finger foods, you might as well start with fingers. And what better than witch fingers? These creepy candies are perfect for those ghoulish guests who crave their snacks sweet and savory. Witch fingers don’t take too long to whip up and you don’t even have to hack up a witch’s hand to make them.


Via Taste of Home

For those with a monster appetite, Frankenguac is sure to be a party pleaser. It’s super easy to make, too. After mashing avocados to guacamole, it’s time to play Dr. Frankenstein. Spread the guacamole into a nice face shape, then use onions, olives, and sour cream to bring your creation to life (arrange Frank’s face). Refried black beans are perfect for color and texture for scars and black bean tortilla chips make great hair.


Cobweb Brownies

halloween party food cobweb brownies

Via Delish

It’s Halloween, so treats are a must, and you won’t even have to trick your guests to eat them—they’ll be dying to try these boo-tiful brownies. Store bought or made from scratch, cobweb brownies are a cinch to make, and the best part is, no spiders needed—just marshmallows!


Pumpkin Deviled Eggs

halloween party food deviled eggs


Deviled eggs are the devil’s food, so why not dress them up to suit your spooky soirée? With chives for stems and a dash of paprika, you’ll have your deviled eggs looking like pumpkins faster than you can say Jack-o’-lantern. Garnish with arugula for the ultimate pumpkin patch look.


Strawberry Ghosts

Via Candiquik

Don’t worry, these guys won’t haunt you, but they will stay with you long after they’re eaten. That’s what delicious dishes do, and this one is no exception. Just dip some strawberries into melted Candiquik and allow the run-off to give the ghost its shape. Use chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth, and watch these apparitions come to life.


Pumpkin Spice Halloween Punch Recipe

halloween party food pumpkin spice punch

For all you adult vampires who are looking for something other than blood to drink this Halloween, it’s time to cash in on the pumpkin spice craze. That’s right, we’re talking about your own batch of witch’s brew. This takes a little more preparation, but these spirits will treat your taste buds and send chills down your spine.

The great part about October is you can get away with leaving your Halloween decorations out all month. This means when it’s time to party, you’ll have plenty of prep time to make these devilish dishes. With a little effort and some creativity, you’ll be able to not only have the spookiest party on the block, but also the tastiest. It’s so easy it’s…scary!

Peter Sawyer is a screenwriter and cinephile who enjoys DIY home and living hacks. Writing for Modernize gives him a platform to write about energy-efficient living in the home. He just wrote a produced a featurette about Halloween.