Awesome Spooky Halloween Party Food Idea – Sweets Charcuterie

Take me just about anywhere for dinner these days and I’ll be browsing the cheese and charcuterie board options on the menu.  I LOVE the pretty boards full of delicacies styled to the nines.  Creamy cheeses, nuts, dried fruits, olives, chutney, bread and crackers, spicy meats…so many good things!  And let’s face it.  There is something about a plethora of beautiful food heaped on a platter that just looks amazing.  I thought it might be fun to create some different types of charcuterie style boards for upcoming holidays and since Halloween is up first, I definitely have candy on the brain.  If you are looking for a fun spooky Halloween party food idea, give one of these cool boards a try.

Spooky halloween party food

Candy buffets have been a hit at parties for years, and I am always on the hunt for a new and different way to style party food.  Presentation is key ( I loved doing this Halloween candy buffet last year) and so I decided to grab this cool black tray and try my hand at an awesomely overflowing candy board.  

spooky halloween party food

While I am a chocolate lover, I felt like a spooky Halloween party food board would be colorful and eye catching, so I picked up an assortment of sour gummy worms, cherry sours, candy corn, pumpkins, gumballs, candy necklaces and licorice. 

Spooky food ideas for kids

These adorable monster themed chocolate kisses brought in more color (and let me sneak some chocolate in.) 😉

spooky halloween party food

Have you tried making these pretzel treats yet?  They are SO yummy and ridiculously easy!  I first made them for a Monster’s Inc. party idea way back when, and since then I have made them to go along with this Halloween Printable Tag, for Easter treats with an M&M twist, and now here I whipped some up for this spooky Halloween party food tray.  They eyeballs are a fun find in the baking/sprinkle section at the store.  

spooky Halloween party food

I think the key to making a board like this is to vary the colors, textures, shapes and sizes of the snacks and candies you use.  You want to fill it up, stack things on top of each other, and make it look like a real feast.  Gummy worms are a bit creepy, so are edible eyes. 

spooky Halloween party food

I like the bright gumballs in varying sizes and colors.  I added some cookies to break things up…these mint Oreos are great Halloween colors and when they are stacked on their side they add an interesting grid/linear pattern to the tray.  These pumpkin and Frankenstein cookies were HomeGoods finds in the gourmet food section and they are a big, bold element that adds some personality to the tray.  

spooky Halloween party food

I also whipped up some chocolate lips for a funny, costume feeling element on the this Halloween charcuterie board.  Wax lips would be fun and so would gummy mice.

spooky Halloween party food

Paired with these cute and whimsical paper plates, this spooky Halloween party food is pretty darn cute if you ask me.  It looks like a giant party on a tray.  

It took me a total of about 10 minutes to put this tray together.  Want to make one of these exact trays for yourself?  Here is what you’ll need:


Black Tray

6-8 Iced sugar cookies in Halloween shapes

1 package of Mint Oreos

2 packages of Sour Gummy Worms

1 Package of Candy Corn

1 Small Bag of Cherry Sours

1 Bag of Pumpkin Candies

1 Individual size Red Vines package

Hershey’s Kisses (I bought these fun Monster themed ones)

Pretzel Treats (homemade with these instructions)

Gumballs in various sizes and colors

2-4 Wax or Chocolate Lips

3 small bowls

We have TONS of free Halloween Printables and DIY Halloween Ideas for you here on the site!  Here’s a sampling of some of the most popular.

free halloween printables

Krispy Skreme | We’ve Got Our Eyes On You | Rest In Pieces | Bone Appetit | Bugs & Kisses

DIY Halloween Ideas

Halloween Candy Buffet | Halloween Home Decor | Mummy Treat Bowl | Pumpkin Pancakes | Halloween Dinner Party

DIY Halloween Ideas

DIY Spider Wreath | Halloween Dinner Ideas | Spiderweb Snacks | Spider Headband | Spiderweb Drink Bottles

Looking for more fun DIY Crafts and printables?  You can find TONS of fun Halloween ideas in our Halloween DIY Gallery.

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Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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