Super Simple No-Bake Halloween Party Food Ideas

Some people will go all-out for Halloween-themed snacks and build monsters out of Jell-o or make cupcakes that look like black cats, but that takes a lot of effort and creativity. Here are some fast ideas to whip up some spooky snacks and cocktails that

Chances are, you’ll probably be invited to some type of Halloween party this week — a coworker’s, a friend’s, a relative’s or as someone’s date. You might even need to throw a Halloween party of your own for the aforementioned coworkers, friends, relatives or dates. 

At this party, you’ll need to bring a gift of food or drink to the party-thrower or provide food and drink for your guests. And this nourishment will need to be Halloween-themed. 

Some people will go all-out for Halloween-themed snacks and build monsters out of Jell-o or make cupcakes that look like black cats, but that takes a lot of effort and creativity. Here are some fast ideas to whip up some spooky snacks and cocktails that are pretty decent/thematic. 

Freaky food

Witches’ Fingernails

INGREDIENTS: Fritos, bowl, marker

INSTRUCTIONS: Dump a bag of Fritos into a bowl. Attach a label that says, “witches’ fingernails.”


Witches’ Brooms

INGREDIENTS: Pretzel rods, bowl, marker

INSTRUCTIONS: Fill a bowl with pretzel rods or pretzel sticks. Attach a label that says, “witches’ brooms.”


Bloody Cotton Balls

INGREDIENTS: Cotton candy, raspberry jam

INSTRUCTIONS: Put raspberry jam in the middle of a cotton candy ball to make it look bloody.


Rat Kidneys

INGREDIENTS: Red jellybeans, bowl, marker

INSTRUCTIONS: Fill a bowl with red jellybeans. Attach a label that says, “rat kidneys.”


Pumpkins

INGREDIENTS: Black marker, oranges

INSTRUCTIONS: Draw some jack-o-lantern faces on oranges.


Ghosts

INGREDIENTS: Marshmallows, chocolate sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS: Affix chocolate sprinkles to the marshmallows to look like ghost eyes.


Ahhhhh-lcohol

Spider Surprise Cider

INGREDIENTS: Alcoholic cider, gummy spiders

INSTRUCTIONS: Get some gummy spiders and some alcoholic cider. Pour the cider into a cup. Add a gummy spider. SURPRISE!


Black Cat Cocktail

INGREDIENTS: Vodka, Coke, black straw

INSTRUCTIONS: Stick the straw out of the top of a cup of vodka and Coke and bend it to look like a tail. This makes it look like a black cat drowned in the drink. 


Monster Eyeball Martini

INGREDIENTS: Vodka, green olives with pimentos

INSTRUCTIONS: Pour some vodka into a martini glass. Add two green olives with pimentos. For a moldy monster eyeball, use a blue cheese-filled green olive.