Easy Halloween Recipes for a Ghoulishly-Cool Party

Halloween Fun

Halloween is a frighteningly fun holiday to celebrate, pun intended.

It’s an excuse to dress up like your favourite superhero, demand candy from strangers, and scare your friends half to death.

After all, what’s the point of having a devilishly roguish sort of occasion once a year, without being able to pretend that you’re in your very own horror movie (or the lovable Gru from Despicable Me for those less intrepid)?

So here are some easy food ideas that your family and friends can have a little ghoulish fun with! They’re quick and easy to make, and most importantly, delicious! And you’ll have plenty of time to change into your Halloween costume before the party starts!

Photography Charissa Leong | Zombie blood and a hand in my drink!
Photography Charissa Leong | Zombie blood and a hand in my drink!

Photography Charissa Leong | Lucaris crystal glasses from Metro, The Centrepoint keep your party drinks classy.
Photography Charissa Leong | Lucaris crystal glasses from Metro, The Centrepoint keep your party drinks classy.

Photography Charissa Leong | You can keep the syringes in their packets for a more realistic look!
Photography Charissa Leong | You can keep the syringes in their packets for a more realistic look!

Photography Charissa Leong | Grab cool Halloween props from Typo at Anchorpoint or Waterway Point for fun party accents!
Photography Charissa Leong | Grab cool Halloween props from Typo at Anchorpoint or Waterway Point for fun party accents!

Photography Charissa Leong | Delicious sweet blood in a shot! Literally!
Photography Charissa Leong | Delicious sweet blood in a shot! Literally!

Photography Charissa Leong | Lethal, but isn’t that the point at Halloween?
Photography Charissa Leong | Lethal, but isn’t that the point at Halloween?

Photography Charissa Leong | Perfect for your vampire guests!
Photography Charissa Leong | Perfect for your vampire guests!

Zombie’s Blood Shots

Ingredients

  • Cranberry juice
  • Syringes

Method

  1. Fill the syringes with cranberry juice.
  2. Serve individually or as a mixer in drinks.
  3. Let your guests have fun injecting the zombie’s blood (aka cranberry juice) into their beverage (works for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks!)

Photography Charissa Leong | Now this is finger food!
Photography Charissa Leong | Now this is finger food!

Photography Charissa Leong | Fun Halloween food or an unfortunate mess in the kitchen?
Photography Charissa Leong | Fun Halloween food or an unfortunate mess in the kitchen?

Photography Charissa Leong | The bloodier, the better!
Photography Charissa Leong | The bloodier, the better!

Finger Food

Ingredients

  • Chicken franks
  • Tomato ketchup

Method

  1. Cook the chicken franks.
  2. Carve out fingernails and crease lines with a knife, and roughly tear out the other end of the sausage to make it look like a ripped-out finger.
  3. Place on your serving platter, and add ketchup around the severed end to look like blood.
  4. Don’t bite on your own fingers when you eat one.

Photography Charissa Leong | Super simple banana ghosts on colourful paper straws! Easy to make and easy to eat!
Photography Charissa Leong | Super simple banana ghosts on colourful paper straws! Easy to make and easy to eat!

Photography Charissa Leong | Pick out some interesting chocolate sprinkles and glass jars from the baking section at Metro, The Centrepoint!
Photography Charissa Leong | Pick out some interesting chocolate sprinkles and glass jars from the baking section at Metro, The Centrepoint!

Photography Charissa Leong | Woooo..
Photography Charissa Leong | Woooo..

Boo-nana Pops

Ingredients

  • Bananas
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Paper straws

Method

  1. Peel and cut the bananas in half.
  2. Insert a paper straw at the base of each half.
  3. Stick the chocolate chip eyes on.
  4. Take a bite. Simple.

Photography Charissa Leong | Yummy guacamole spewing from bell pepper jack-o-lanterns!
Photography Charissa Leong | Yummy guacamole spewing from bell pepper jack-o-lanterns!

Photography Charissa Leong | Making faces on a whole new level!
Photography Charissa Leong | Making faces on a whole new level!

Photography Charissa Leong | Fun tip: you can carve a big ‘O’-shaped mouth to make the jack-o-lanterns look like they’re screaming Guacamoleee!
Photography Charissa Leong | Fun tip: you can carve a big ‘O’-shaped mouth to make the jack-o-lanterns look like they’re screaming Guacamoleee!

Jack-O-Lantern Problems

Ingredients

  • Orange or yellow large bell peppers
  • 3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • Cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Method

  1. In a large bowl, toss and coat the scooped avocado pulp with the salt, cumin, cayenne, and lime juice.
  2. Mash the avocado using a potato masher.
  3. Then, fold in the onions, jalapeno, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic.
  4. Carve scary pumpkin faces on the bell peppers with a carving knife.
  5. Lay out the guacamole in front of one bell pepper.
  6. Dip your nachos into the tempting green ‘vomit’.
Photography Charissa Leong | So now that you know what to do, go ahead and scare your guests with some fun food!
Photography Charissa Leong | So now that you know what to do, go ahead and scare your guests with some fun food!

Where To Get Your Ingredients and Tools

Get all the food that you need from Cold Storage (Anchorpoint; Causeway Point & Northpoint), FairPrice Finest (Valley Point & Waterway Point) and NTUC FairPrice (Eastpoint Mall & Yew Tee Point).

Head to Guardian (Causeway Point; Eastpoint Mall; Northpoint & Waterway Point) or Unity (Waterway Point & YewTee Point) for disposable syringes.

Check out Typo (Anchorpoint & Waterway Point) for some festive party props.

And as always, Metro (The Centrepoint & Causeway Point) stocks sexy glass jars, pretty party platters and paper straws to complete the look.

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