11 Halloween Food Ideas for a Spook-tacular Celebration!

Halloween is a time for fun, frights and food! 

So, if you’re looking for some creative ideas to make your Halloween celebration extra spooky, then look no further as we’ve compiled some awesome DIY Halloween party food ideas that will make for a ‘spook-tacular’ celebration. 

From creepy-crawly finger foods to spooky desserts, these Halloween party recipes are sure to please both kids and adults. So get in the Halloween spirit and read on!

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If you are looking for ideas for how to celebrate Halloween, then Spotlight is your one-stop-shop! There are so many costume, craft and decoration ideas available in store and on their website. As well as ready-made costumes they have a plethora of craft materials so you can get creative and DIY your costume or get creative in the kitchen with their huge range of cake decorating supplies. Maybe some bat shaped cookies? Some black spooky icing? The limit is your imagination.

Halloween Food Ideas for Kids

1. Halloween Food Recipes by Spotlight Stores

Look no further than Spotlight to find some great Halloween theme food recipes!

Check out Bleeding Heart Cake which has a novelty sugar blood centre that bleeds out once you cut the cake! Or the Bewitched Bundt Cake which features some delicious yet creepy monster-like toppers. These two recipes even have a handy shopping list so you can add all the ingredients straight to your cart to purchase.

Other awesome Halloween food projects you might want to try include the Pile O’bones Cake, The Halloween Cupcakes, Halloween Cookies, Ooey Gooey Zombie Intestine and Brain Cupcakes, the Halloween Fault Line Cake Project and the Halloween Chocolate Graveyard Cake Project!

bleeding heart cake project

2. DIY Halloween Cake and Cupcake Kits by Clever Crumb

Clever Crumb has prepared a whole lot of baking activities that are both creative and creepy to get you in the Halloween spirit this year!

Have a great time baking some deliciously spooky homemade treats such as the Monster Cake Kit, Grim Reaper Cupcake Kit, Hocus Pocus Cupcake Kit and more.

The kits are suitable for beginners and have been designed to guide you through the baking and decorating steps.

Please allow 3 business days for your order to be packed and dispatched, plus the time for shipping. Taking into consideration delivery times, they recommend purchasing your kit at least two weeks before the required date.

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Be ‘scared’ into creativity with Sugar Rush by Steph’s Happy Halloween DIY Cookie Kit which is a perfectly fun Halloween activity for parents to enjoy with their kids. 

The cookie pack includes an instruction card, a pack of 10 cookies (with a mix of two types of ghost-shaped cookies, candy-shaped cookies as well as bat-shaped cookies), a pack of eyeball sprinkles, marshmallows, some confetti and 3 royal icing colours which you can use to decorate your cookies. 

If you don’t fancy decorating your own cookies then Sugar Rush by Steph has a whole Halloween cookie range. All products are made and dispatched from Maroondah, Melbourne.

Happy Halloween DIY kit

Looking for some fun Halloween food ideas? Trick or treat yo’ self with the special DYO (decorate your own) Cookie Kit from Something Special by Sally!

The kit includes everything you’ll need to make some boo-tiful Halloween cookies, such as 10 vanilla sugar cookies, 3 pre-made royal icing bags in white, black and orange, 4 packs of assorted Halloween-themed sprinkles, plus decorating instructions and tips!

Note that all DYO Cookie Kits are made to order for ultimate freshness. As such, all orders will be shipped or ready for collection within 48 hours of orders being received.

Dyo cookie kit

Spread the spooks and the treats this Halloween with Cookie Planet’s bone-chillingly good Halloween cookies and DIY Halloween Cookie Decorating Kit

Perfect for an afternoon activity, the DIY Cookie Decorating Kit comes with 6 Sugar Halloween-themed Cookies, 3 Bags of Royal Icing, Deluxe Sprinkles, Sugar Eyes and a Decorating Instruction Card.

Note that Cookie Planet’s cookies have a shelf life of one month with a minimum production time of four business days, so make sure to place your orders with enough time. 

Halloween Cookie Decorating Kit Cookie Planet

6. Monster Cupcake Kit by Cake 2 the Rescue

Enjoy a super easy and super fun cake decorating activity with Cake 2 the Rescue’s DIY Monster Cupcake Kit! Not only will they make the cutest addition to your Halloween party but they’re also guaranteed to be an awesome afternoon activity that parents and kids will enjoy making together.

The kit includes everything you will need to bake and decorate 12 or 24 cupcakes with 4 different designs!

Note that Cupcake Kits take longer to make as each cupcake has an individual design. As a guide, Cake 2 the Rescue says that you should allow 2-3 hours to finish 12 cupcakes and 4-5 hours for 24 cupcakes. 

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7. Halloween DIY Baking Kits by Miss Noble

Miss Noble has a spook-tacular range of Halloween sweet treats and even a Halloween baking workshop to celebrate the fun!

For their Halloween DIY food kits choose from Paint Your Own Halloween Cookies, Halloween Mini Graveyard Cake Centrepiece, and Halloween Open Class.

Pickup is from Yarraville or postage is available.

Miss Noble Halloween Paint Your Own Cookie Kits

8. Halloween recipes for kids by BBC Good Food

BBC Good Food publishes tons of amazing Halloween recipes for kids all in one easy-to-access site!

For instance, check out their family-friendly, chocolate-flavoured, feline-themed Black Cat Cake is a fun Halloween baking activity that kids will love getting involved in, especially once it comes to decorating the adorable black cat.

On top of this, be sure to check out their other wonderful Halloween food ideas that will take your Halloween party to the next level such as the Freaky Fruit Platter, Meringue Monsters, edible fake blood and so much more!

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9. Halloween baking recipes by Wilton

Wilton is a specialist baking and decorating brand so their website is full of colourful Halloween recipes!

For Halloween treats that will really impress at your next Halloween party, take a look at the fun ideas and activities such as the Wicked Halloween Witch Hat Cupcake Cones, the Mini Donut Halloween Treats, the Halloween Mini Cupcakes and more!

The best part about picking an idea or activity from Wilton is that they’ve got a skill level rating which proves to be very useful when selecting Halloween dishes or desserts to create.

Witch Hat Cupcake cones

10. Dr Dough Donuts

Dr Dough Donuts wants to only give you treats this Halloween with their Dr. Dough Halloween Cookies which come in an assortment of purple and orange tones, embossed with Halloween-themed designs on their delicious vanilla cookies, and their Halloween – Tricky Treats which is a box of 10, 20 or 30 scarily sweet and delicious Halloween doughnuts!

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11. Kirsten Tibballs’ Halloween Treats

Australia’s Queen of Chocolate has outdone herself this Halloween with an array of enchanting treats that are not only visually captivating but also irresistibly scrumptious.

Great for little kids and big kids alike, these easy-to-make treats are perfect for trick-or-treating and Halloween parties, so might be of interest for any upcoming Halloween features:

  • Chocolate Eyeballs: Upping the gross factor, these dark and white chocolate eyeballs have a rich chocolate taste kids will love.
  • Spider Peanut Cookies: These rich and chewy peanut butter cookies are topped with a charming yet creepy chocolate spider.
  • Ghost LollipopsThe ultimate trick, these lollipops are actually floating, ghost-shaped truffle shells made from white chocolate and a milk chocolate honey ganache.

Also happening this Halloween, Kirsten will be launching her newest cookbook, Chocolate All Day, which will be available in bookstores from the 31st of October. Chocolate All Day invites you to indulge friends and family with choc-focused treats for any time of the day. Recipes include tips on how to ‘fix it’ when there’s a problem, ways to take the bake to the next level, as well as Kirsten’s trademark skill-building advice so you too can master chocolate.

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About Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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