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7+ Spooky Kid-Friendly Halloween Party Snack Ideas

Hello, I’m Jenny!  Halloween season is my favorite, and I’m here to help you bring some spooky vibes to your spooktacular celebration with these fun Halloween party snack ideas that even work as a fun treat in your kid’s lunchbox.

Be sure to visit @Lunchboxmafia on Instagram and Facebook for video tutorials and tons of lunchbox inspiration.


SCARECROW HUMMUS SNACK BOARD

Scarecrow Hummus Snacks
Scarecrow Hummus Snack Board.

Snackboards are a great way to get everyone gathered around the table to eat.
Some kids will be so excited, they won’t be able to eat a full meal so make this
Scarecrow snackboard with hummus (or their favorite veggie dip).

What you’ll need:

  • Shallow plate to create the face.
  • Olives for the eyes
  • Pepper triangle for the nose
  • Sliced Olives for the mouth
  • Shredded carrot for his hair/hay
  • Whole wheat squares for his hat
  • Sweet peppers and cucumbers for dipping

This will satisfy their hunger, the crunchy veggies will satisfy the craving for snacks, and they’ll be full with good fiber and protein from the chickpeas (or whatever dip they like!)

TIPS:

  • If your kids are new to peppers, cut them in small rings. Let them put the pepper rings and olives on their fingers. Incorporating play helps with learning and discovery!
  • Kids love to dip! If they are new to hummus, let them DIP their favorite veggie into it and try a tiny bit first.
  • When it comes to snacking platters, always serve at least 1 food you know they love.
    Get them in the kitchen! Not only does it foster independence, but they’re invested in the experience. They usually eat more when they’re a part of the process!

MORE Halloween charcuterie boards for sharing at your next party!

To create a fun Halloween board, grab some of your favorite seasonal snacks like jack-o’-lantern goldfish crackers, seasonal M&Ms, bright green olives, orange cheddar cheese and blackberries.

Use cookie cutters to cut cheese and fruits into spooky shapes. Your kids will be so excited! Here are a few of my favorite creations:

Kid-Friendly Halloween Charcuterie Board
Kids and kids at heart will LOVE this Halloween inspired charcuterie board!
Skeleton Charcuterie Board
This Skeleton Charcuterie Board is almost too cute to eat!

2 INGREDIENT DONUTS

So easy to make and so YUMMY to eat! These 2 ingredient donuts will be an instant hit at your Halloween party.

Halloween decorated donuts

What you’ll need:

  • 1 box of cake mix (we used spice cake)
  • 2 cups of applesauce (or pumpkin puree)

Directions:

  1. Spray your donut pan with Baker’s Joy.
  2. Mix the contents of the boxed cake mix with the applesauce or pumpkin puree.
  3. Bake at the temperature and time according to the box directions.
  4. Decorate with festive sprinkles or add orange food coloring to your plain frosting!

SKULL PUFF PASTRY PIZZA (great for parties and lunchboxes!)

Who doesn’t love a snack that can double as a lunchbox treat?? I’ve got a few ideas for you that not only work great for parties, but also kids’ lunches.

Skull Pizza
The Skull Pizza’s make a great addition to the lunchbox too!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • Your favorite filling (I used shredded cheese and mini pepperoni)
  • Spooky Nordicware pan (linked in my bio)
  • Baker’s Joy spray for your pan
  • Egg wash

Directions:

  1. Spray your skull pan with Baker’s Joy and set aside.
  2. Unfold your sheet of dough. Cut along the folds in the pastry to form three long strips, and then cut each strip in half to form six equal rectangles.
  3. Place each rectangle on one of the skull shapes on the pan. Place the cheese and pepperoni in the center of the rectangle. Fold the sides in to seal the contents.
  4. Brush with egg wash.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-22 minutes. When you pull these apart at the mouth, you get a crazy cheese pull and they look like they’re screaming. So spooky!

This spooky pan is linked in my bio on Instagram @Lunchboxmafia


DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (another party pleaser and lunchbox-friendly idea!)

Dia De Los Muertos Sandwich
The Dia De Los Muertos Sandwich is another great party snack AND spooky addition to the lunchbox.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 pieces of Naan rounds (find them at Publix in the deli area).
  • Protein (I used salami) and cheese
  • Mini flower food cutters to create eyes
  • Heart shaped food cutter (upside down) to create the nose

Directions:

  1. Press the flower cutters into the bread to cut out the eyes.
  2. Place the heart-shaped cutter upside down so the tip is between the eyes, and press into the bread to cut out the nose cavity.
  3. Cut some lines for the mouth and that’s it! Food cutters are available on Amazon and at most craft stores.

GHOST SANDWICH 

Good ol’ sandwich cutters can be found at Dollar Tree or any craft store. They make it so easy to bring a festive touch to any lunchbox!

Ghost Sandwich Cutter
A BOOtiful addition to the lunchbox!

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Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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