Creative and unique Halloween food ideas can be a real game-changer for this year’s festivities. You may not think of Halloween as the perfect time to grill, but many home chefs can still enjoy great weather during this time of the year.
In fact, there are a variety of great Halloween BBQ party ideas that help you celebrate the season, whether or not you choose to dress up. Everyone is familiar with Halloween themed party food like spaghetti noodle “guts” or peeled grape “eyeballs,” but what about some more sophisticated options? You do not have to shelve your grilling ideas simply because the weather is cooler. Try these fun BBQ ideas for your costume party!
THE BEST HALLOWEEN THEMED PARTY FOOD COMES FROM THE GRILL
Halloween-themed parties are spooky, scary and sometimes gory. Home chefs can transform everyday foods into creepy analogs with just a little creativity. Consider the “severed finger” hot dogs, in which you cut a “fingernail” bed onto one end and decorate the other with ketchup “blood.”
Make “bat wings” out of traditional chicken wings with black food coloring mixed into the barbeque sauce. Even grilled cheese can take a macabre twist when you cut the sandwiches into coffin shapes — and these treats can easily be made on a portable grill.
Feeling a little bit more adventurous? Your Halloween BBQ party ideas can become more extreme if you are willing to experiment with animals’ internal organs, often known under the generic name of offal. Grilled hearts, lungs, livers, and other organ meats can be delicious, nutritious, and super spooky when you break out these unique recipes for your Halloween affair. Consider recipes such as:
- Heart meat pizza, in which pork heart is ground and added to a grilled flatbread
- Grilled sweetbreads with a chimichurri sauce (the key is to get the outside super crispy with a dark char)
- Chicken liver crostini, with chicken liver pate placed on grilled toast bites
- Grilled marrow bones with rosemary and lemon, for an extra scary aesthetic
Cooking more sophisticated “creepy” food for your adult guests can elevate your party from a simple gathering that is designed for kids.
HALLOWEEN BBQ PARTY IDEAS TO ACCOMPANY YOUR GRILLED DISHES
No party would be complete without delicious side dishes, tasty drinks and desserts for your attendees. Consider a spooky ghost-themed cake, or a “bloody” cheesecake with a tantalizing strawberry glaze. You could even use your grill to make some grilled pineapple sundaes, or even s’mores roll-ups with tortillas, marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers. The BBQ ideas are only limited by your own creativity.
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