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20 Creative Halloween Food Names for Your Party Menu

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Last Updated: Nov 2, 2021

What’s in a name? Well, when you’re creating a spooky Halloween menu, it can make all the difference! The right Halloween food names can make everything so much creepier. Mix this with some creative ideas to give your foods a spooky twist, and you’ll create an evening your guests will never forget.

Not sure where to start? Check out these fun ideas.

Creative names for Halloween dinners

It’s easy to have just as much fun with your main meals! These spooky food names will turn a regular dinner into something extraordinary:

1. Spook-etti

Halloween eyeball pasta, above view on old wood with spiders

A simple bowl of spaghetti with tomato sauce turns creepy when you call it spook-etti. You can also top it with meat “eyes,” using olives to make the eyeballs.

2. Halloweenies

Hot dogs can turn into Halloweenies! Give them an extra creepy touch by wrapping strips of phyllo dough around them to turn them into mummies.

3. Bat wings

Turn chicken wings into “bat wings” by marinating them in a sauce with a touch of black food coloring. Then, bake them in the oven.

4. Franken burgers

Serve black bean burgers and call them “Franken-Burgers.” Top them off with some catsup “blood” or guacamole “slime” for a meal that’s both super gross and amazingly tasty.

5. Toxic sludge

Mac and cheese is always a party favorite – but what will your guests think when you add some green food coloring and call it toxic sludge?

Gross Halloween food names

Even the simplest of foods can seem gross when you give them a creative name. So here are a few ideas:

1. Char-cut-erie

Halloween charcuterie table scene against a white wood background

It doesn’t get much calling your Halloween-themed charcuterie board “Char-cut-erie.” Make your board with a selection of cheese, meats, olives, and nuts – and add a few creepy decorations to give it a finishing touch.

2. Bloody nuggets

Chicken nuggets served with catsup or a side of barbecue sauce quickly become a gross snack when you call them “bloody nuggets.”

3. Fried Bugs

Sesame sticks are delicious, but they may make your stomach turn when you see a sign that says they’re “Fried Bugs.”

4. Spider eggs

Give wasabi peas a creepy twist by labeling them as “spider eggs.” Put some plastic spiders nearby to finish off the look

5. Bat’s blood soup

Cups of tomato soup can easily turn into “bat’s blood.” Want to take things up a notch? Serve them with grilled cheese sandwiches cut into bat shapes with a cookie cutter.

Spooky Halloween drink names

Keep the party going all night with these awesome Halloween drink names. These cocktails are just the right amount of spooky and 100% delicious.

1. Witches brew

Green drink with ice cream float and gummy worms for Halloween

A “witches brew” is simply a blend of ginger ale, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, and lime sherbet. Put it in a spooky Halloween bowl, and your work here is done.

2. Bloody blender

A slushie made with vodka, cranberry juice, and ice sounds much grosser when you call it “Bloody blender.”

3. Halloween hypnotist

Your guests will be talking about this super-cool drink long after Halloween has passed. It’s an unforgettable blend of vodka, Hypnotiq liquor, and a splash of lemon juice. What puts this blue martini over the top, though, is the glow-stick garnish.

4. Children of the corn

Reminiscent of the cult classic with the same name, the “Children of the Corn” cocktail takes a bit of effort but is well worth it. Start by infusing vodka with candy corn, then mix the infused vodka with cinnamon simple syrup, lemon juice, and seltzer water. Garnish it with a lime wheel and some candy corns held on with a toothpick.

5. Vampire kiss martini

Nothing says Halloween quite like a blood-red drink called a “vampire kiss.” It’s simply a mix of raspberry liquor, vodka, and sparkling wine. Before pouring the blend into your martini glass, dip it in a bit of the liquor and rim it with red sugar.

Fun Halloween dessert names

A Halloween party wouldn’t be the same without some sweet treats. Keep the party going by having fun with your Halloween candy names and creating some gross Halloween desserts.

1. Zombie brains

Funny cookie with brains of marzipan on Halloween.

red velvet cupcake or stuffed cookie swirled with red frosting turns into a tasty treat of zombie brains. Add some red icing to give it more of a “bloody” look.

2. Rice creepies

To make “rice creepies,” add green or black food coloring to your Rice Krispy treats and roll them into balls. Serve them in a dish with a bit of fake spider web stretched across part of the top and a few plastic spiders for good measure.

3. Yummy mummy

A chocolate volcano cake decorated with white frosting ribbons becomes a yummy mummy cake. You could also call this dessert “death by chocolate.”

4. Poison apples

To make poison apples, place candy apple sticks inside green apples, then dip them in a mixture of sugar, water, corn syrup, and black food coloring.

5. Mummy mix

Mix candied popcorn with M&M’s and mini peanut buttered cups to make this delicious “mummy mix.” You can even serve it in paper bags decorated like mummies.

Make your Halloween party planning easy

A lot goes into throwing a successful Halloween party. You’ll want to put some time into planning your menu and coming up with fun Halloween food names. You’ll also need to decorate, cook, and dress up. The good news is, you can skip the shopping!

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