When it comes to hosting parties, the most important part is the food! You can make the food a part of the presentation of your decorations. I love how festive you can get, and your guests will love it too! I took several Pinterest ideas and made them to test how easy they were! Overall, they were pretty accurate to the original, and I found that my table looked amazing for my Halloween buffet. Here are some last minute ideas for your next party!
First up are these delightful Frankenstein wraps! I found that these were so incredibly easy to make and they really do look like little Frankensteins!
All you need to do is buy spinach wraps from the store, filling of your choice, then cheese, nori (sushi seaweed), small pickles and mini olives. Then you can craft away with the faces. I used a small pair of kitchen scissors to cut the nori and cheese. I found it had the best control to get the shapes I wanted and loved how these turned out. They were one of my favorites! I rate these 9/10!
Next, is the classic “Boo Board”! This was great for a last minute grazing option for the table. What I liked about this one is you only need 2 types of food, orange and black. It was so easy to customize this into sweet, salty, and savory. There were so many options I didn’t even get to put on the board.
In terms of ease, this was the easiest to create. It really is left up to you on how you want to structure your board. You can get a round grazing board at Walmart, Amazon, Target, and most kitchen retailers. I added some green cucumber for the stem, This was 10/10!
For some mini items, I made these mini cheese broom sticks. These are very cute and tasty, but assembly is a bit tricky. I ended up trying multiple cheeses and found that the string cheese are the easiest. I cut the cheese in half and pulled it apart at the base and carefully stuck the pretzel in the top. Do not stick it too far or the cheese will break. For the green piece, tie a chive around the cheese.
Easy Kid Friendly Treats
Overall these are delicious, but a bit tricky to make. I rate these 6/10.
The next three are some fun filler ideas! First are the spooky critters. These are the least spooky, and probably the healthiest option! Just use some peanut butter to act as the glue for the fruit and veggie options! I rate these 8/10 Next, the cutest dessert option are these zombie chocolate fingers! With just melting chocolate, food dye, pretzel rods, and almond slivers. Dip the pretzel in 3/4th of the way of the colored melting chocolate and add the almond sliver as the nail. I used a toothpick to mark the knuckles! The ease of these and the look push these to 9/10. Lastly, these “dirty worm” caramel apples were some of the fan favorites for dessert. We sliced them when served and the flavors were delicious! All you need is caramel, crushed Oreo, and gummy worms. I rate these 8.5/10.
Finally, these are two that were realistic! I loved how spooky and creepy they looked on the table! For the eyeballs, I used deli ham, mozzarella, and mini green olives. These were definitely spooky and were tasty. However, I did think that assembly was a bit tedious and not all of them turned out the greatest. I rate these 7/10. For the mummies, I made a simple Shepards pie and toped it with mashed potatoes using a ziplock and frosting tip. They were hearty, delicious, and looked like mummies! This one took the longest just due to the cooking the filling and potatoes. Overall it took me about 30-40 minutes total. I rate these 7/10!
Lastly was the mummy brie. This tasted the delish and was super easy to make. All you need is some puff pastry, olives, and mini pepperoni. I placed this in the oven at 350F for about 15-20 minutes until the puff pastry has risen. This was easy, tasty, and festive 10/10.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed making these items. What was great about these were the ease, and how great they looked on the buffet together. I tried picking some items that used similar ingredients to get the most out of my groceries! I hope you decide to try some of these. There are endless halloween ideas out there!