Snacks & Finger Foods for an Adult Halloween Party


Adult Halloween parties can be tailored to any type of group you might be hosting. Whether it is costume choices, music options, or the types of foods enjoyed, you can easily find the party specifications that meet the preferences of you and your guests. Food is pivotal for a good Halloween party and it, like everything else pertaining to the holiday, can contain character and fun to spruce up the occasion.


  • Fondue can be a great way to mix something delicious with something that looks absolutely abhorrent. You can make this in any small fondue pot or crockpot that you might have around the house. Serve it in a regular fondue pot if you want, but if you really want to give it character, you can try something more sinister.

    Find a nice black cauldron at a local Halloween store. Cauldrons are easily associated with witches and Halloween, so you won't have much trouble finding one. Put the fondue in the cauldron to make it look like a devious, yet delicious witch's brew fondue.

    You can also choose to roast a pumpkin in the oven to hold the fondue. You can do this by preheating the oven to 350 Fahrenheit, slathering the inside of the seeded and hollowed pumpkin with a mixture of two tablespoons butter, one pinch of nutmeg and a pinch of cinnamon. Cook the pumpkin in the oven for about 30 minutes. This will result in the pumpkin being firm enough to hold the fondue. The butter, cinnamon and nutmeg will counteract the taste of the pumpkin so that your fondue does not have a foul aftertaste.

Eyeball Donuts

  • Anything with the label of "eyeball" is perfect for a Halloween caper. Eyeball donuts combine delicious snacks with the faux-gore of Halloween. To make these, simply get a bag of any flavor of donut holes, white-chocolate melting chips, a bag of plain M&Ms, and some gummy Life Savers. Melt the chocolate in a pot to where it is nice and runny and dunk the donuts into the mixture. Place them on a sheet of wax paper and let them dry for about an hour. Then, place a gummy Life Saver on the top of the ball and place an M&M inside of it. This will give it the look of an eyeball and the delicious taste of a donut.

Simple Hot Dog Roll Gravestones

  • This is a tasty finger food recipe that can be done with ingredients found around the house. Simply take a hotdog, roll and fill it with a mixture of salad, sausage, dressing and anything else you want in it. Then, cut the roll in half and place it on a leaf of lettuce so that the mixture is on the bottom. This looks fantastically like a gravestone on the grass with a delicious mixture found underneath.

Jack-o-Cheese and Crackers

  • This is another simple recipe that takes an old party classic -- cheese and crackers -- and gives it a Hallowed spin. Get an orange or yellow cheese and a white cheese. Cut the white cheese into a cracker-sized circle and place it on your choice of cracker. Then, use a miniature jack-o-lantern cookie cutter for the orange cheese to make the pumpkin shape. Place the jack-o-lantern cheese on the white cheese to make a delicious and creative snack.


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