Host a Spooky Soiree with these Halloween Dinner Party Menu Ideas

Halloween may be centered around hay rides, trick or treating, and indulging in sweet treats, but it’s not only for the kids! This year, put a sophisticated spin on the holiday by hosting a spooky soiree dinner party. The more whimsical, the better, so there’s really no pressure—especially when you prepare your Halloween dinner party menu with help from your local Foodtown grocery store. From whipping up ghoulish appetizers and entrees to relying on our supermarket bakery for Halloween treats, choosing Foodtown is not only easy… it’s smart!

Halloween Dinner Party Menu Ideas

From festive finger foods to spooky main courses, there’s no shortage of Halloween dinner party menu ideas. Here are some recipes to get you started—all that’s needed is a trip to your local Foodtown grocery store.

Mummy-Wrapped Brie

This holiday favorite gets a bewitching twist when wrapped like a mummy with puff pastry. The best part is that it can be made in advance and baked right before the party.

  • 1 Package (17.3 ounces) of Frozen Puff Pastry, thawed
  • ¼ Cup Apricot Jam
  • 1 Wheel of Brie Cheese (16 ounces)
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Water
  • 3-4 Apples, sliced
  • 2 Dried Cranberries or Raisins
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Unfold one sheet of thawed puff pastry. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out a 14-inch square.
  2. Cut off the corners of the square to make a circle and spread jam into a 4 ½ inch circle in the center. Place the brie on top of the jam and fold the pastry over top. Trim excess pastry as necessary and pinch the edges to seal. In a small bowl, beat the egg with the water and brush about half of the mixture over top of the pastry as an egg wash.
  3. Place the puff pastry and brie wheel on an ungreased baking sheet, seam side down. Roll the remaining puff pastry into another 14-inch square and cut four 1-inch strips. Cut the 1-inch strips in half, crosswise and wrap them around the puff pastry brie in a wrapped mummy-like pattern.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes and brush again with the egg wash. Bake for another 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Cut two circles from two of the apple slices and place on top of the brie wheel. Top each with a dried cranberry or raisin to create two eyes.
  6. Serve warm with the remaining apple slices.

Guacamoldy with Creature Chips

This appalling appetizer is the perfect addition to your Halloween table setting. It has just the right amount of scary sophistication, making it perfect for a spooky soiree.

  • Vegetable Oil Cooking Spray
  • Coarse Sea Salt, to taste
  • ¼ Cup Lime Juice
  • 1 Jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 24 Large Flour Tortillas
  • 7 Ripe Avocados
  • ¼ Teaspoon Ground Pepper
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Cilantro Leaves
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Use Halloween cookie cutters to cut as many shapes as you can from the tortillas. Coat each shape with cooking spray and season with salt. Bake until crisp and browned, for about 10 minutes. Once done, transfer to a wire cooling rack and repeat until all tortilla shapes are baked.
  3. Mash avocados with lime juice, salt and pepper, jalapeno, and cilantro. The texture can be as chunky or as smooth as you’d like. Serve with the tortilla chips and enjoy!

Eyeball Pasta

For a truly eerie entrée, add some eyeballs to your pasta! String cheese and black olives make the perfect googly-eyed spaghetti dish.

  • Spinach Pasta—the green color makes this dish extra grotesque
  • Pasta Sauce—jarred or homemade
  • String Cheese, approximately ½ stick per person
  • Black Olives
  • Plastic Straws—used to make the eyeballs
  1. Prepare the pasta according to the directions on the box.
  2. Slice string cheese into ¼-inch thick discs and cut the olives in half lengthwise.
  3. Using a straw, cut circles out of the center of the string cheese discs. Using the same size straw, cut out a circle of each olive.
  4. Place the olive circles into the circular hole of the string cheese discs to make eyeballs.
  5. When pasta is ready, top with pasta sauce and place eyeballs on top.

Smart Celebrations with Help from Foodtown’s Bakery

Between Halloween parades for the kids, finding just the right costume, and putting your Halloween dinner party menu together, you may not have time to whip up homemade desserts. That’s where the Foodtown bakery comes in. From wicked cupcakes in orange and black to hauntingly decorated cookies, our seasonal bakery department can help you put together a boo-tiful dessert spread that your guests will love.

From affordable prices to a helpful staff, Foodtown makes it easy to prepare for Halloween. Browse our Weekly Circular for the latest discounts and promotions and download our digital coupons app to have savings loaded right onto your Club Card!  If you haven’t tried online grocery shopping with Foodtown, ask your nearest store about in-store pickup or home delivery.