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How to Host an Awesome Halloween Party Extravaganza

It may be spooky season, but the kitchen doesn't have to be a scary place this Halloween! Use this easy walk-through for tons of fun recipes!

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Does the idea of throwing a Halloween-themed party strike terror into your heart? Never fear, SideChef is here! If you, like me, are always doing things last-minute, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re hosting a sophisticated Halloween dinner or a kids’ dress-up party, just follow our fang-tastic party guide and we’ll make sure it all ghost to plan!

Snacks

As everyone knows, any good party has a table laden with a vast array of snacks. Our favorite snack ideas include these adorable Mummy Cake Truffles, Spider Infested Chocolate Chip Cookies, gruesome Witch Fingers, and these scary Eyeball Meatballs. Your guests will be sure to make a beeline (or should it be boo-line) for the snack table.

That's a Wrap

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Mummy Cake Truffles

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These delicious white chocolate-covered cake truffles are the perfect sweet treat to serve at your Halloween party.

Creepy Crawlers

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Spider-Infested Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hungry Happenings

Spiders have infested these delicious, thick, and chewy chocolate chip cookies.

Give Me a Hand

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Witch Fingers

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Enjoy this simple recipe for Halloween fun!

I Spy

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Eyeball Meatballs

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These bite-sized treats make a tasty appetizer for your Halloween party.

Drinks

The perfect drink for a Halloween-themed party has got to be our Witch’s Berry Brew. It takes just ten minutes to make, and, served over dry ice, will definitely impress your guests. Alternatively, try our refreshing, zingy Spider Sangria, which is alcohol-free, so the kids can enjoy it too!

Fresh from the Cauldron

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Witch's Berry Brew

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A lip-smacking concoction of blackberries, berry jams & ginger-ale. Feel free to add your poison of choice for a boozy version.

Spooky Sips

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Spider Sangria

SideChef

A refreshing, non-alcoholic sangria that kids will love!

Dinner

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Beef Goulash

Olga's Flavor Factory

Take delight in your guests groaning as you announce the main dish, a tasty Beef Ghoul-ash.

Dessert

If you still have room for dessert, we suggest this deliciously smooth, rich Pumpkin Cheesecake, which we guarantee will have no leftovers!

Pumpkin Power

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

BlenderBabes

Complete your healthy holiday with this twist on traditional pumpkin pie: smooth, rich, and delicious pumpkin cheesecake in a super easy-to-make homemade gingersnap crust!

Party Bags

If you’re hosting a kids’ Halloween party, these spooky Witch’s Hat Cookies and Halloween Candy & Oreo White Chocolate Bark make great party bag fillers or candy for trick-or-treaters.

Top It Off

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Witch's Hat Cookies

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These fun cookies are another easy treat to make with the kids and serve at your Halloween party, or hand out to trick-or-treaters. A surprise treat inside will add to the holiday cheer.

The Best of Leftovers

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Halloween Candy & Oreo White Chocolate Bark

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A salty-sweet combination of crushed oreos & pretzels, white chocolate and Halloween candy. A delicious no-bake recipe that's great for the kids to make, and the perfect treat to make with leftover candy.

And there you have it! With these recipes you’ll be sure to impress your guests with your spook-tacular house-creeping skills.

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