15 Incredible Halloween Party Recipes is the best guide to planning the most amazing Halloween party – for kids and adults!
Our Halloween party is located outside – so we hope the weather stays decent. We’ve gotten lucky most years, except for the time when we had no power for two week because of a hurricane…but even more reason to light up the fire pit and have a few cocktails.
By week two without power I can tell you…we needed the cocktails.
But most years we get pretty lucky, even some years it’s been really warm like in the 70’s – and for Jersey that’s pretty warm for October.
So what we do is gather a bunch of neighbors and friends, make a bunch of food and drinks and light a fire. That way we’re hanging outside with the kids but having our own fun too.
Lots of these recipes are pumpkin based, to keep festive of course, but a few are just good, fun recipes to serve at a party. And we’ve served all of them here…to friends that were invited over – a random person just stopping by to trick-or-treat (Hey, how about a steak fajita to go and a beer?) that’s the way we do it. Lots of food and drink for anyone walking by.
Let’s start with this Pumpkin Beer Cocktail –
You know there’s the guys that just drink beer, I was one of them for a long time and I still am a beer guy. But I just like a lot more now too. So turn your beer guy’s favorite beer into this Pumpkin Beer Cocktail and you’ll make everyone happy.
Next we’ve got Pumpkin Pie Shots –
I mean you’ve got to have shots, right? I’m the shot guy – always mixing some up in the kitchen when you least expect it. These taste just like pumpkin pie in a glass so they’re perfect for your Halloween party.
Rum drinker? Try this Pumpkin Mojito –
This cocktail adds pumpkin flavor to the classic mojito, and it tastes amazing. you can make these ahead in a pitcher or even a large batch in a punch bowl for easy serving.
How about this amazing Candy Corn Martini?
This one takes a little bit of prep time, the layering takes a minute or two but I’ll tell you, it’s a show stopper. Not only does it look crazy cool but it tastes even better.
Grab the tequila and get ready to make this Vampire Tequila –
Even those out there who think they don’t like tequila are going to love this one. The tequila gets mixed with a pomegranate liquor and seltzer – complete with vampire blood dripping off the rim.
This easy Slow Cooker Sriracha Honey Kielbasa only takes minutes to put together –
Sweet and spicy kielbasa that can sit for hours in your slow cooker, it probably won’t last that long, but it’s nice to have a super easy appetizer that you don’t have to worry about heating up or getting cold on you.
These Bourbon Glazed Pumpkin Seeds are insanely addictive –
Pumpkin seeds tossed in a bourbon/sugar glaze then roasted until crunchy. Set them out in bowls all around your party and watch them disappear.
Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks are a low carb appetizer that everyone will love!
I came up with this idea for Christie when she was following a low carb diet, but it turned out to be one of my favorite snacks too. This recipe goes crazy on Pinterest every week, you’ve got to try it out for yourself!
Moving on to the food, get your pumpkin on a pizza and make this Spicy Sausage and Pumpkin Pizza –
You can make your own if you want, but I chose to keep this one easy and use store bought. The pumpkin combined with spicy sausage and crunchy pumpkin seeds is a combo you wont want to miss.
If you like lasagna, you’re going to love these Lasagna Rolls with Pumpkin Alfredo –
The pumpkin alfredo sauce alone is worth making this one for. The best part is that you can make it all ahead and heat it up when you need it.
If you’re looking for something fun, try these Spaghetti and Meatball Cups with Pumpkin Sauce –
Crazy good, juicy meatballs served in these fun spaghetti cups with pumpkin sauce. This is what I call party food – cool to look at and the flavor is just as good.
Slow cooker recipes always win, these Pumpkin Beer Chicken Tacos are perfect for Halloween –
Chicken slow cooked in beer, shredded and mixed together with a pumpkin sauce then loaded up into taco shells. I made my taco shells in muffin tins to make them look more like party food (and more portable) but you can use regular taco shells or tortillas.
Try this super easy recipe for Crock Pot Steak Fajitas –
We made these a couple of years ago on Halloween, just ran an extension cord and plugged them in outside and set out all the toppings. These were a fan favorite – they were gone in a flash.
My favorite slider recipe is these French Dip Party Sliders –
Perfect for a party, easy to grab and go, make ahead and cook come party time. I can’t even begin to tell you about the buttery gravy that these sliders are baked in. Just make sure you make more than enough of these to go around.
Another favorite for Halloween is this Everyday Chili –
This chili is what I call “kid-friendly”. It’s not too spicy at all, but you can spice it up as you like with hot sauce or sriracha. Put out sour cream, cheddar cheese, scallions and tortilla chips to load up on top.
These 15 Incredible Halloween Party Recipes should get you going for on Halloween…let me know which ones turn out to be your favorites too!