Halloween Dinner Ideas For the Kids
“There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight.” — Unknown
Halloween comes only once a year, and while it’s a night dedicated to ghosts and goblins and candy – it’s also a nice excuse to create a fun and memorable meal for the kids. If you’re not sure what to fix the kids for this autumn occasion, here are some great ideas that will keep everyone in the Halloween spirit.
- Chicken Pot Pie with Crawling Hands: Do you want a dish that’s warm and cozy with just a hint of spookiness? Then this chicken pot pie fits the bill! It’s rich and creamy and full of vegetables, and the “crawling” hand made of puff pastry dough is a great addition.
- Not-So-Spooky Mummy Calzone: How about a dinner you can eat with your hands? This calzone is certainly that – and it looks like a not-so-spooky mummy. While this recipe calls for diced up ham, you could easily substitute any of your favorite pizza toppings.
- Mummy Dogs: Dogs are a classic Halloween meal because they’re easy to make, and the kids love them! (Adults do, too – even if they don’t admit it!) Put out all of your favorite hot dog condiments, and everyone will have fun eating Mummy Dogs!
- Killer Halloween Meatloaf: This is definitely kind of terrifying to look at, but it’s packed with all of the flavors of a traditional meatloaf – with the added bonus of being wrapped in bacon! This screams, “Halloween!”
- Deviled Eyeballs: Deviled eggs are always delicious, but these fit the holiday with the addition of avocado and some creative decorating! And if you don’t want the added heat from the horseradish – just leave it out.
- Spider Web Pizza Snacks: Kids are always going to be happy when pizza is on the menu. And these bite-size pizza snacks made from bagel crisps are festive – and yummy! Just add your favorite toppings and then create a cool spider web from the cheese.
- Jack-o’-Lantern Sloppy Joe Pie: Do you want a dinner that everyone can enjoy together? How about this Jack-o’-Lantern Sloppy Joe Pie? You can even let the kids “decorate” the pie by letting them cut out the dough to create a really cool pumpkin.
- Jack-o’-Lantern Taco Stuffed Peppers: This is another cute – and relatively healthy – dinner for Halloween night. All of your favorite taco flavors stuffed into a pepper and baked in the oven. Serve with your favorite taco toppings, and there will be smiles all around.
- Eyeball Pasta: Spaghetti and meatballs never looked so frightening! And if you don’t have time to make homemade meatballs, pick up some of your favorites from the grocery store and go for it! No one will know!
- Jack-o’-Lantern Quesadillas: If you can cut a jack-o’-lantern face into it – you can make it into a Halloween meal. These quesadillas use pepper jack cheese, but feel free to use your favorite shredded cheese as some children may not like the spiciness of pepper jack. Additionally, if you have some leftover chicken, steak, or ground beef – add it right in!
- Simple Spider Web Cake: Sure, Halloween is all about the candy, but dessert doesn’t have to be mounds of candy bars. This Simple Spider Web Cake is simple to create as it uses a store-bought cake and frosting.
- Goosebumps Punch: Last, but not least, if you want a drink to go with dinner that fits the Halloween theme, try this Goosebumps Punch. It’s green and practically seems to glow!
Halloween fun can be had in all sorts of ways, from scary movies to haunted houses to a creative Halloween meal. This Halloween, make dinner a truly spooky experience with some of these tasty ideas.