Creative Halloween Dinner Ideas

We’ve covered a ton of Halloween dessert & treat recipes this month, but not a lot of ideas for when you (or your kids) need to eat something other than sugar! So here are 10 creative ideas for Halloween-themed meals that loved ones & party guests are sure to get a kick out of…

1. First up is this super-cute “Boo Spaghetti” idea from Jeanne Benedict. Gotta love it when something is this simple & cool! Dish up individual servings of pasta for your family or dinner party guests so that each person guests their own (pre-baked) “boo“.

Creative Halloween Dinner Ideas


Next up, some clever ideas from BHG that prove it’s all about presentation

2. Adam’s Ribs –  A knife stabbed into a sweet red pepper & displayed between 2 racks of spareribs makes for a decidedly Halloween-appropriate Halloween dinner!

3. Slithering Snake Sandwich – This pizza-like hoagie is such a cute idea – kids will eat this one up (both literally and figuratively)!

4. Tipsy Tombstone Sandwiches – Chicken salad takes a Halloween twist when cut into the shape of tombstones and served up in a “creepy cabbage graveyard”.

5. Scary Cerebrum – It’s Halloween… forget that pretty cocktail glass that your shrimp cocktail usually hangs from and try something a little um… gorier instead! Great appetizer idea or side dish for an Evil Scientist themed party.


Creative Halloween Dinner Ideas

And some more fun Halloween meal ideas from Taste of Home:

6. Chilli-filled Coffins – Black food coloring turns cornbread the perfect graveyard hue!

7. Jack-o’-Lantern Sloppy Joe Pie – Finally, a “Jack-o’-Lantern” that’s tasty AND super-easy to carve.

8. Eyeball Taco Salad – Ever get that weird feeling that something is staring at you?

9. Jack-o’-Lantern Burgers – Another cute, super quick idea for guests of all ages!

Creative Halloween Dinner Ideas

10. Last but not least is this tasty-looking Ghost of Montecristo recipe from Martha Stewart. Made with country potato bread, melted cheese, turkey, ham, and a dusting of powdered sugar… these sound so good I could go for one right now!


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Laura SAYS:

om gosh, I’m starving right now..
great job as always ~

Reply October 23, 2009 at 10:56 am

Cheryl @ Highlowaha SAYS:

This is greatness. I hope my friends at check it out as I have shared your post with them. I know Kate and Lauren could replicate these recipes!! :)

Reply October 23, 2009 at 11:16 am

Marcie SAYS:

I saw those ribs last year and new I had to try them! :)

Reply October 23, 2009 at 11:44 am

merium SAYS:

I love Halloween dinner! Ratloaf, mashed brains, swamp greens, saliva dressing, batwings in tarantula sauce~why will no one come to eat at my house??

Reply October 23, 2009 at 9:21 pm

honeybee SAYS:

i’ve been asked to make dinner for the family and have no clue what to make. HELP??!! i want to do something with vegetables or fish, no meat, i can look up the recipe but any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Reply October 24, 2009 at 6:19 am

Kimi @ Global Knives SAYS:

Well these are simply spooktacular Halloween ideas! So cool and the kiddos will love them! Thanks!

Reply October 24, 2009 at 9:53 am

Sheila SAYS:

these are all such great ideas.
we always do spaghetti dinner before trick-or-treating but with black noodles (i find them at target usually)

Reply October 24, 2009 at 10:33 am

Down Pillow SAYS:

Great ideas :) I really like ‘Adam’s Ribs’ – very clever.

Reply October 25, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Niche Topics SAYS:

Awesome!!! Snake sandwich looks cute :)

Reply October 25, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Alex SAYS:

How effective is the boo spaghetti! I might try hiding some in tonight’s supper…

Reply October 26, 2009 at 6:05 am

Neelam SAYS:

Awesome Ideas as always!

Reply October 29, 2009 at 6:21 am

Rochelle SAYS:

Yum! Everything looks so good!

Reply October 30, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Maithripala Seanage Ranasinghe SAYS:

Nice menu

Reply October 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm

michelle taylor SAYS:

great ideas

Reply October 10, 2012 at 6:28 am

Joan Spicer SAYS:

So creative! Lots of fun and easy ideas. Can’t wait to surprise the Grandkids with eventful meals this month.

Reply October 6, 2013 at 10:19 am

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