The last couple of years I have created an ultimate party food spread on Halloween for my parents and Ryan because I live with them. Therefore, of course this is something I will continue for this year, but I thought it would be a good idea to put some ideas into a post for others to use as well.
I love good party food and I love creating a party spread. I mean Halloween is one of my favourite seasons, I just love this time of year seeing Autumn and then going into the Festive season. It just makes me so happy.
But let’s get into today’s post…
Sausage roll mummies
I have seen these all over Pinterest and Instagram but I had a little google and found this recipe from Sainsburys which is super easy and quick to do. That is one of the main things for me is to ensure I can make foods with limited time, which is important when you are putting on a party food spread.
Plus this is a great idea because you can use any type of sausage you wish I guess (whether you prefer meat or vegetarian), and also I just love a good sausage roll.
I will actually be practicing these the week before Halloween just so I know I am using the right sausages and they taste good. Therefore, Ryan and my dad will be the lucky ones to have to taste test with me as one of our lunches. but I am sure they won’t mind that at all.
Spooky sweet collection
There are more than enough sweet collections out there that when put together can create an amazing spooky selection. However, I have also seen sweet boxes you can buy in your local supermarkets which already have a great selection all in one box. All you have to do is put them on a plate or however you want to display them.
We have this orange skull tray that we bought a couple of years ago now from Poundland, and I think it will be perfect to fill with sweets. For example, you can buy vampire teeth sweets, jelly snakes, mice, liquorice and more.
Once you have your collection of spooky sweets of choice then you can arrange it into a Pinterest dream. This will create the ultimate spooky sweet treat, and it is great for a party. I mean I am not going to lie I don’t think mine will be Pinterest standard, however I will try to arrange them in a spooky way for my party food spread.
I mean the shape of the taco kind of looks like a monster anyway, therefore get creative and fill the taco’s with whatever you wish.
Personally I love to use quorn mince, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and salsa. But you can then rearrange these ingredients to create a face or for a more spooky theme. For example, you can use the salsa as “blood” and maybe even turn it into a vampire taco. It doesn’t matter just have some fun and get creative.
Pumpkin Shaped Pastries
I think this is another simple but tasty party treat. Again you can get creative and add whatever fillings you enjoy. Personally I am going to be creating some with just cheese fillings and then others with cheese and ham fillings for my party food spread.
For the pumpkin shape you can try and attempt to create the shape by hand, or you can buy cookie cutters online or in shops to just help make things a lot easier. However, I have made these with just using a knife and cutting the shape myself and it was fine!
I actually attempted this last year, but this year I have seen again so many on Pinterest (obviously much more better than my attempt). Honestly, Pinterest is a great way to gather inspiration when you want to create your own party food spread, or even throw a party.
If you want the simple way then just buy a ready made pizza from your local supermarket and simply arrange the cheese (or create your own) into a ghost like shaped. Then once you put it in the oven the cheese should melt into a cool ghost shape, and you will have little (or one big) ghosts all over your pizza. You can also use a topping of choice to create little eyes.
You can also create your own pizza from scratch if you are feeling more brave, or you can use small pizza’s with little ghosts on them. Or if you want you can actually create the dough into the shape of a ghost or anything that fits with the theme of Halloween, just have some fun.
Spooky biscuits or cakes
Of course it wouldn’t be a Halloween inspired party if you didn’t have some pudding. I already have my baking sets to the ready, and this is the one thing I don’t need practice with.
However, I have seen in supermarkets that there are some great ready made sets for you to buy! Asda have these “witches fingers for shortbread” which of course I picked up because I thought that is a cool idea.
Other brands like Kipling have cake specific ones as well, so if you don’t want to make from scratch then these are perfect for you! However, if you are feeling inspired then definitely do attempt your own.
Are you making any Halloween themed creations this year? Do you like Halloween party food?
Thanks for reading,
Gemma Jayne x