18 Delightfully Frightening Halloween Snacks for Your Next Bash
You’ve decided to throw a Halloween party this year — for the first time ever. That in itself is scary! Halloween is one of the most coveted holidays of the year for both kids *and* adults, so the pressure is ON. You’ve got your creative pumpkin carving blueprints drawn out, you’ve created a solid Halloween playlist to help your guests boogie and you’ve found yourself a perfect last-minute costume. All that’s left is prepping some spooky munchies. And because we LOVE Halloween, we’ve dug up 18 delightfully frightening snacks that will help you be the g(host) with the most.
1. Cheesy Crescent Mummy Dogs: With only the simplest of ingredients, you could be the most well-liked person at this year’s celebration. After all, everyone loves hot dogs and will fight to get these mummies into their tummies. (via The Seaman Mom)
2. Pumpkin Pork Enchiladas: If you’re looking for a substantial meal to dish up before taking the kids trick-or-treating on fright night, these hot and cheesy enchiladas will deliver. They’re stuffed with pumpkin-y and pork-y goodness. (via Better With Butter)
3. Halloween Pizza: Nope, this isn’t Fear Factor pizza made with coagulated blood and bone marrow crust; it’s the real delicious thing, we promise. If you’re planning to get cozy with some scary movies, consider these freaky little pizzas as a snack. (via Vegan Richa)
4. Pumpkin Hummus: This might look like pumpkin pie filler, but it’s better. Grab a box of your favorite crackers and get ready to dip into this silky, smooth and healthy hummus. (via The Muffin Myth)
5. Pumpkin Cheese Ball: If pumpkin-stuffed everything makes you cringe at Halloween, we’ve got you covered. This creamy and delicious cheese ball is totally pumpkin-free — it’s just shaped like one because that’s the cool thing to do. All you’ll find in this bad boy is cream cheese, sharp cheddar and crumbled cheesy nacho chips. (via Baking Beauty)
6. Squid Ink Couscous: Squid ink pasta is spooky on an average day, let alone on Halloween. Impress your sophisticated friends all while freaking them out with this blackened couscous salad. (via Food Nasty)
7. Pepperoni Pizza Pockets: Whether you’re throwing a Halloween party for kids or adults, these pepperoni pizza pockets will be all the rage. The great thing is you can make them ahead, so they’re delicious and they free up some time. (via Dinner at the Zoo)
8. Spider Web Cake: Strewn with a marshmallow and fondant web, this cake isn’t just amazing on the outside; it’s got a lot going on inside of it too. With a filling of Speculoos and Nutella, no cookie butter lover could ever deny a slice. (via Oh the Goodies)
9. White and Dark Chocolate Dipped Pretzels: Not ALL Halloween party nosh has to be spooky in an obvious way; it’s what you make it. This sweet and salty snack is great for any event, but for Halloween, you could pretend the crushed nuts are actually crushed BONES. Snacks and imagination are all we truly need in this world. (via Fashion Edible)
10. Caramel Apples: Sink your teeth into these bright green caramel apples. They’re super easy to make and can be personalized to please every tastebud. If you want fruity, you’ve got fruity. Salty? No problem. They also create a stunning statement on a table spread. (via Strawberry Blonde Kitchen)
11. Pumpkin Pretzels: If you love a combination of salty and sweet, these bite-sized goodies are right up your alley. Crunchy salted pretzels coated in sweet melted chocolate — so easy to make, even the kids can lend a hand. (via Kitchen Mason)
12. Red Velvet Boo Cakes: No Halloween affair is complete without some ghastly cupcakes. These rich, chocolatey red velvet cakes are topped with the cutest marshmallow ghosts. The only frightening thing about them is that they do eventually disappear. (via Every Nook and Cranny)
13. Reese’s Peanut Butter Oatmeal Skillet Cookie: What’s better than a soft and chewy cookie? A GIANT soft and chewy cookie! This mouthwatering skillet confection is loaded with peanut butter and chocolate galore. Top it with some vanilla ice cream and escape to a dark room where you don’t have to share with anyone else. (via Life Made Sweeter)
15. Caramel Popcorn Balls: Even the most blood-thirsty of vampires could pass on a slender neck to sink its chompers into one of these caramel-y chocolatey popcorn balls. Satisfy your sweet tooth and salty cravings all at once. (via Pumpkin ‘n Spice)
16. Marshmallow Madness Cake: Don’t let these adorable little marshmallows escape! This three-layered cake really has it all: a drippy chocolate glaze, sweet marshmallow frosting and a moist spongy cake that will make your eyes roll to the back of your skull. (via Cake Merchant)
17. Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Hand Pies: When you’re finished with carving your pumpkins, carve out some pumpkin hand pies to reward yourself. Crusty on the outside and soft on the inside, it’s like having your very own personal pumpkin pie. (via Acorns and Custard)
18. Puffy Mummy Pockets: These too-cute-to-eat mummy pockets are super simple and versatile, so you can get creative and fill them with just about anything. They’re a great way to have an eerie breakfast, a spine-chilling lunch or a mysterious snack. (via Twisted Noodle)
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)