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Halloween Party Recipes

Host the creepiest party on the block with these Halloween party recipes, including pizza, punch, chili, desserts, apple cider, pretzels, caramel apples, popcorn balls, pumpkin mousse, pumpkin spice bread, snack mix and more.

Halloween Pizza

Halloween Pizza

Halloween Pizza

"I like to perk up Halloween -- or any occasion -- by having the grandkids make these special pizzas," relates Flo Burtnett of Gage, Oklahoma.

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake

We sometimes call this Thanksgiving Cake because it's a tasty alternative to pumpkin pie, but we don't relegate it to just that holiday. I think you'll agree it's delicious any time of the year.—Kathy Rhoads, Circleville, Ohio

Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake

A slice into this fun pumpkin-shaped dessert reveals a moist banana cake inside. A tempting nut filling joins two cakes to form the pumpkin. Decorating is easy with orange-tinted frosting. We use it as a birthday cake, but it also would be nice following a special fall meal. —Julianne Johnson, Grove City, Minnesota
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Pumpkin Stew

Pumpkin Stew

Pumpkin Stew

This special stew is the meal our two kids look forward to each fall because we only get to enjoy it when the fresh pumpkins come out of the garden. The stew is cooked and served right in the pumpkin shell. A true taste of autumn, it also makes a pretty presentation at a potluck. —Donna Mosher, Augusta, Montana

Owl Cookies

Owl Cookies

Owl Cookies

I came up with these cookies as a treat for my kids class parties. Not only do they look cute but they are also delicious.—Starrlette Howard, Ogden, Utah

Quick Ghost Cookies

Quick Ghost Cookies

Quick Ghost Cookies

Spruce up store-bought cookies for the holiday. These are a real hit with "goblins" of all ages. —Denise Smith, Lusk, Wyoming

Wiggly Pumpkins

Wiggly Pumpkins

Wiggly Pumpkins

Pumpkin-shaped cookie cutters form these festive finger snacks. My grandkids love them! —Frances Poste, Wall, South Dakota

Halloween Layer Cake

Halloween Layer Cake

Halloween Layer Cake

There's nothing "scary" about this cake. I make it every Halloween for my husband, Mike, and our three children. —Karen Wirth, Tavistock, Ontario

Cream Puff Monsters

Cream Puff Monsters

Cream Puff Monsters

These "costumed" cream puffs are as cute as can be. —Susan Seymour, Valatie, New York

Orange Sherbet Party Punch

Orange Sherbet Party Punch

Orange Sherbet Party Punch

This punch is always a big hit with everyone. It's especially good for weddings and special parties where you have guests of all ages. —Lannis Blunk, Mascoutah, Illinois

Spiderweb Brownies

Spiderweb Brownies

Spiderweb Brownies

To decorate these moist brownies for Halloween, I drizzle a chocolate spiderweb on their white icing. They're so delicious and chocolaty...you'll find yourself making them for gatherings throughout the year. —Sandy Pichon, Slidell, Louisiana
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