Ahhh, Halloween. It's that lovely, picturesque season when the leaves turn vibrant shades of orange and red, jack-o-lanterns grace every home across the country, and that Halloween party you promised your kid you'd throw is creeping closer and closer (pun intended). No matter if that last fact brings tears of joy to your eyes or causes you to shudder in fear, we couldn't help but come up with a way to de-stress your life during holiday madness by compiling a list of easy Halloween party snacks that all of your guests will love in partnership with Minute Maid. And since you already have plenty of things going on in your life, we're also reminding you that no matter how elaborate your Halloween season is (or isn't), you're still #doingood.
Whether you're crafting into the night or dashing into the store at the last minute for extra juice boxes for guests to enjoy, Minute Maid wants you to remember that it's the time you spend with your kiddos that matters, not whether you win the award for most Pinterest-worthy costume. And when it comes to a Halloween gathering, keep in mind that your children will remember giggles and laughter much more than whether your treats and decor were the most elaborate. So grab some spooky inspiration here, enlist your little one help you prepare the menu, and enjoy the party together. You deserve it!
We'll kick off with the healthy treats, like these adorable tangerine pumpkins from Primal Peak. It doesn't get simpler than peeled tangerines and a little celery to make the cutest dentist-approved pumpkins. Enlist your little ones to help with the peeling — or the celery stem poking if they're very small — and you'll have a Pinterest-worthy snack in minutes.
Silly Apple Bites
If you have allergy concerns, these Silly Apple Bites should be your go-to. No nuts, no soy, and no gluten, just a whole lot of silly and a little bit sweet. Click through to Fork & Beans for a quick tutorial on those homemade monster eyes and feel free to stick them on the rest of your kiddos' food on Halloween for instant smiles!
Mini Spider Donuts
Four ingredients will get you the cutest mini donut spiders with this recipe from It's Always Autumn. Just chocolate donuts, pretzel pieces, a little frosting or melted chocolate for glue and candy for eyes.
Spooky Pudding Cups
If you can wield a permanent marker, you're ready for these spooky pudding cups from Cake Whiz. Instant vanilla pudding with any wacky food coloring will turn plastic cups into monsters in a hurry. And if you can corral your kids into staying away from walls with a permanent marker, they'll love helping draw those monster cup faces.
Pretzel rods are always a hit at a holiday party — especially these sweet treats from Let's Dish. They're easy to chomp while you're walking and talking, and they add height to table decor if they're arranged upright. Plus, they make a really easy make-ahead treat.
Confirming the theory that googly eyes make every Halloween treat more fun, these pretzel monsters from Close to Home are as cute as they come. And with only four ingredients and endless color options, you'll have an army of kooky monsters for a kid-friendly soiree.
Spook-tacular Juice Boxes
Who knew your kid's favorite drink could be morphed into such an adorable part of your Halloween festivities? Keep your little ones entertained while you're setting up last-minute details by letting them turn their Minute Maid juice boxes into spooky characters! Get the how-to here.
A tie with tangerine pumpkins for the simplest Halloween treat, these banana ghosts will delight especially the youngest at your holiday gathering. Primal Peak's idea for tiny chocolate chips stuck into banana halves is an easy and healthy snack that's toddler-approved!
It's hard to be scared of ghosts when they're dunked in pudding cups, right? These ghosts from Love Bakes Good Cakes are fairly foolproof using melted white chocolate and a handy template, but in a pinch you could substitute store-bought marshmallow ghosts as well.
Three cheers for a party snack you can make with ingredients you probably keep on hand for your kids. And you might as well throw in an extra cheer for a Halloween snack that doesn't involve sugar! String cheese and pretzel sticks team up for this cute crowd pleaser from The Simple Parent.
This post is sponsored by Minute Maid.