Halloween is my favorite holiday ๐Ÿค—! I love dressing up๐Ÿง›๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ, decorating ๐Ÿ•ธ and creating fun and spooky bites ๐Ÿฆด๐Ÿ’€!

In this post, i’m sharing some simple and budget-friendly food bites ideas from my latest Halloween buffet !

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Witches broom๐Ÿงน

Witch's broom with pretzels and cheese

๐Ÿ›’What you need :

  • Pretzel sticks
  • String cheese sticks (of your choice)
  • Chives

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸณPreparation :

  1. Cut each cheese stick into four equal pieces.
  2. Fray one side of each piece to create a broom effect.
  3. Insert the unshredded side into a pretzel stick.
  4. Tie a small bow around the cheese with the chives.

Cautionโ— do not assemble ahead of time and refrigerate, as the moisture from the cheese will quickly soften the pretzel.


Carved bell pepper with choice of dip ๐ŸŽƒ

Carved bell pepper with choice of dip

๐Ÿ›’What you need :

  • Bell pepper (ideally orange like the color of a pumpkin)
  • Dip of your choice (Hummus, guacamoleโ€ฆ.)
  • Toothpick or small knife

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸณPreparation :

  1. Wash your bell pepper and dry it.
  2. Use a toothpick or tool of your choice to mark the parts to be cut. The goal being to make a face that has the expression of rejecting the dip ๐Ÿคฎ
  3. Cut out the parts to be removed from the bell pepper.
  4. Place the bell pepper on a plate and add the dip starting from the inside of the of the bell pepper.

Bats crackers ๐Ÿฆ‡

Crackers in the shape of bats

๐Ÿ›’What you need :

  • Pita bread or tortilla
  • A bat-shaped cookie cutter (if you don’t have one, use a small knife to cut out the shape. You can go by eye or create a paper bat pattern)
  • Olive oil
  • Seasoning of your choice (salt, pepper, paprikaโ€ฆ)

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸณPreparation :

  1. Preheat oven to 350ยฐF.
  2. Cut the chosen bread into bat shapes.
  3. Once you have the number of bats you want, spread them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  4. Pour in a little olive oil and add your seasoning.
  5. Toss the bats gently to ensure that each piece is well seasoned.
  6. Cook until golden and crispy.
  7. Let cool completely.

๐Ÿ’กTip : to cut several bats at once, place a few layers of the chosen bread and cut.


Pumpkin bowl ๐ŸŽƒ

Small pumpkin used as a bowl

๐Ÿ›’What you need :

  • Small pumpkin
  • Spoon or tool to scoop out the pumpkin
  • Small bowl (optional)

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸณPreparation :

  1. Cut the top of the pumpkin (the part with the stem) into a circular shape. Keep the piece, as it will be used for decoration.
  2. Empty the inside of the pumpkin.
  3. You can insert a small bowl or pour whatever you want directly into it!
  4. You can place the piece with the stem on the edge of the bowl or pumpkin. Just make an incision underneath or use toothpicks that will hold the piece to the body of the pumpkin.


Hot-dog Mummy ๐Ÿค•๐ŸŒญ

Hot-Dog rolled in dough to form a mummy

๐Ÿ›’What you need :

  • Pillsbury crescent dough
  • Hot-dogs
  • Butter
  • Mayonnaise & black olives (for the mummy’s eyes)
  • Kitchen knife or scissor

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸณPreparation :

  1. Preheat oven to 375ยฐF.
  2. Using a kitchen knife or scissors, cut thin strips of dough lengthwise.
  3. Wrap them around each hot dog. Leave uncovered spaces and an opening for the mummy’s eyes.
  4. Place mummies on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and brush with melted butter.
  5. Bake until golden brown (about 12 to 15 minutes). Let cool.
  6. For the mummy’s eyes, place a dot of mayonnaise and a small piece of black olive! You can use a toothpick to help.

Tombstone Brownies โšฐ

Brownies & tombstone cookies

๐Ÿ›’What you need :

Soil

  • Brownie mix or pre-baked brownies.

Tombstone

  • Oval or square cookies.
  • Tube of syrup or decorative chocolate icing.

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸณPreparation :

  1. Prepare and bake brownie mix. Let cool.
  2. Cut brownie pieces into squares or rectangles.
  3. Using a small kitchen knife, cut a slit in each brownie to insert the cookies.
  4. Label each cookie with RIP using the tube of syrup or decorative icing.
  5. Gently insert a cookie into a brownie.

Decorations ideas

Now let’s move on to decorations ideas for your Halloween buffet table

Spider web with climbing spiders

Spider web with climbing spiders ๐Ÿ•ธ ๐Ÿ•ท

Pumpkins (different size and color)

Pumpkins ๐ŸŽƒ (different size and color)

Bloody plastic hands or feet ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿป๐Ÿฆถ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿฉธ

Halloween light garland โœจ

Plastic bats ๐Ÿฆ‡

Candles (wax or battery powered LED) ๐Ÿ•ฏ

Smoke machine ๐Ÿ’จ

Here you go! These are just a few ideas, the choices of bites and decorations are almost endless, especially when you use your imagination ๐Ÿ˜„

I wish you a happy Halloween! ๐ŸŽƒ

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