If there ever was a holiday where you could feel zero pressure to go all out on the menu–it’s Halloween. In my opinion, the holiday is purely for fun, so there’s no reason to go overboard in any aspect. So, while your kiddos are loading up on sweets, here are 3 super easy Halloween party food for adults that will satisfy you and your friends.
Easy Halloween Party Food for Adults
In our town, trick-or-treat doesn’t start until it’s almost dark out and, with kids so little, that usually means it’s a pretty short event. By the time 8:00 p.m. rolls around, someone’s usually crying (whether that’s me or one of the kids, I’ll leave it to you to decide). All that to say, I’m here for simplicity! I like to choose a few make-ahead options that can be pulled out before/after trick-or-treating with zero prep.
Hot Apple Cider
This time of year, you can usually find some locally made apple cider where we live. If you live in a more urban setting, I love the Spiced Apple Cider from Trader Joe’s, too. You can serve it hot or cold, spike it with bourbon, add a cinnamon stick and an apple slice, then call it a day.
Chocolate mousse is a decadent addition to the party and one that will satisfy your sweet tooth. I’m a sucker for chocolate of any kind, but I love the light and fluffiness of a mousse. It’s a treat I rarely make but never regret! There are about a million and one recipes for Chocolate Mousse on Pinterest but if you need one that’s tried-and-true, I like this one from Celebrating Sweets.
Cheese & Crackers (& Chocolate)
No party is complete without a pretty cheese board. Again, we’re all about keeping it simple here, so pick 2-3 of your favorites, add a variety of crackers, and throw in a few fun halloween-themed chocolates to complete the dish.
Here are a few options:
-Fresh fruits: Apples, grapes, pears, apricots
-Cheeses: Manchego, sharp cheddar, goat cheese
Simple Decorations for Your Halloween Party
Halloween decorations are the easiest to DIY. All you need is some faux spider web, spider rings, and bat cutouts. I tied things together with this inexpensive table runner, but you could also use more spider web or a simple piece of folded fabric.