30 Easy Halloween Dinner Ideas for Kids From Mini Spider Pizzas to Bandaged Finger Hot Dogs

Halloween dinner ideas for kids make the holiday even more fun! It may seem like a day that is all about the treats, but it's certainly not a trick to make sure you fuel up your little ghouls and goblins for their journey through the neighborhood—or even around the house this year. And it's even better when you serve a spooky supper like one of these fun Halloween food ideas for the main meal or even add an extra scary sweet treat after dinner!

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I’m just not good at getting creative with my food. Oh, flavors and ingredients, sure that I can do. But as far as making it look like something else—like those cute spider cookies or graveyard pudding cups—that’s not my area of expertise. Now as a parent, I want to be able to celebrate holidays with extra-special meals. I guess I blame Pinterest for this inclination to dress up dinner. I mean, I think when I was a kid, for Halloween, my mom just cooked up some hot dogs or macaroni and cheese (and didn’t try to make them look like fingers or brains) because all I wanted to do was eat quickly and get to the candy. You have to admit though, there is something about trying to freak out your kids by telling them they are having rats and snakes for dinner!

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What to Make for Halloween Dinner:

For some ghoulishly good grub, you can check out lots of great ideas in this collection of 30 fun and creepy Halloween dinner recipes, like these:

  • Crescent rolls wrap up your dishes into mummies and snakes.

  • Orange bell peppers can be carved into a Jack O'Lantern stuffed with Shepherd's Pie or chili.

  • Olives are a great way to add eyeballs and spiders to pizza, dips, soups and more.

  • Classics like snack mixes, popcorn balls, charcuterie boards and cereal treats are easy to make spooky and seasonal.

  • Halloween cupcakes are easy to decorate to turn into bats, mummies and bubbly cauldrons.

Best Halloween Dinner Ideas for Kids

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Cali'flour

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Teresa Blackburn

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Apron Strings

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David Burtka

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Cupcakes and Kale Chips

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Teresa Blackburn

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Katie Workman

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Moore or Less Cooking

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Krista Marshall

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Cupcakes & Kale Chips

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Krista Marshall

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Recipe Runner

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Alan Richardson

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Krista Marshall

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George Duran

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Cupcakes & Kale Chips

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Fork and Beans

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Cupcakes & Kale Chips

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Cupcakes & Kale Chips

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Big Bear's Wife

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A Mind Full Mom

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Neighborfood

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Cotter Crunch

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Sumptuous Spoonfuls

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Shugary Sweets

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Peas and Crayons

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The Complete Savorist

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Pocket Change Gourmet

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Like Mother Like Daughter

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Healthy Slow Cooking