Halloween’s a holiday that I hold near and dear to my heart. My kids were born on October 29th and November 1st!
I went into labor on October 31st as I walked my little sister around the neighborhood trick-or-treating. Trying to “walk that baby out!” (Do women still do that?)
I was thrilled that my kids were born so close to Halloween so I could have a reason to dress up and host countless costume parties!
Halloween party goals
Ever since I was a kid and saw on The Cosby Show Vanessa Huxtable’s home Halloween party, it’s been my thing to host the best Halloween themed birthday parties.
Vanessa’s Halloween party is in season 2 and the episode where we meet, for the first time, her first crush, Robert.
You may remember, while daydreaming about Robert, Vanessa drops an entire tray of punch-filled party glasses and runs off embarrassed— like any perfectly normal teenage girl!
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Halloween treats matter- like big-time matter!
Overall, Vanessa’s costume party was Halloween goals, less the untimely spill- although she did end up with Robert by episode end!
I got to live out my own Huxtable Halloween through countless birthday parties for my kids!
One thing I learned that’s timeless and true for Halloween parties, especially for kids, is that treats matter! The more unique and creative, the better— with bonus points for the ooey-gooey jelly frosting or gummy-worm additions!
Here are 40 easy Halloween ideas that come together quickly for your very own #Goals Huxtable Halloween party for kids at home.
40 Halloween treat ideas that come together quickly!
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Awesome! I love all the treat ideas!
Thanks so much- I’m glad you love these ideas!
I don’t even have children and I want to create all of these treats!!! Love the octopus tentacled one!
My kids are young adults and I still make some of these, LOL!
A bit more of the savory dishes. Tend to get sweets burnout
Yeah, there’s some good savory ones in here, too!
Great ideas will be doing some of them especially the spider cookies
Great, Kathy! So easy to make and soooo cute!!
The barfing pumpkin dip brought back some fun memories of carving pumpkin when I was a kid. We made a barfing pumpkin at my dads that his neighbors loved 🙂
That one is so Halloween fun!!!
Great ideas here…guess we all have to be more creative this year!
Thanks so much, Alex- and you’re right about being a little more creative this year.
So many great ideas, I will be trying some of them.
I’m happy you like them!
Cute ideas. I like the episode of The Cosby Show where they had their own haunted house. Life in the Huxtible household always seemed like fun.
Right, Mary!! That was a good episode, too! (Truly they’re all good!!)
We are hoping to do something fun and a bit extra since we wont be trick or treating this year, so I taking note of all these fun ideas!
Good ideas for you here, Jenn!
We were going to go trick or treating but I think it would be a better idea to stat at home and make these treats! My nieces love to bake after all!
Oh they will LOVE this!!
The cat cupcakes are so cute!
These cats cupcakes seem to be the fan favorite on Pinterest!
Many cute ideas here, although I’d skip putting a mask on an animal as unlike humans, they can’t untie it to fit properly and could have trouble breathing or become extremely stressed with the mask.
Makes sense, Lori.
i love the spooky cute halloween party ideas!
I’m so happy you like this post, Melissa!
omgeeee I love the little mummy dogs! So many creative ideas!!
Right! Those mummy dogs look yummy!!
Wow these are great treat ideas definitely going to try a few out. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas.
You’re welcome, Sandra!
I LOVE the apple teeth and so many of these are so awesome but I don’t think I could eat the octopus!
LOL- the octopus drink!!
I love these ideas for a party this is such a great post
So happy you love these ideas, Nerlande!
Great ideas, makes me wish my kids were still little! Love your puppy!
Awe, thanks Cheryl! My kids are young adults, so now I dress up the dog, LOL!
I love all of these idea’s except the pumpkin that hold’s the chip dip that flow’s out of it’s mouth. Just a little to much for me.
Definitely that one’s an acquired taste (no pun intended)!
OMG such great ideas…the cat cupcakes, spider cookies, barfing pumpkin ideas, very creative and fun! Thanks for helping Halloween be a success 🙂
Awe, you’re so welcome, Docia! Cheers to Halloween at home!!
These are some of the best Halloween ideas and recipes I have ever seen. I am adding this post to my files. I can’t wait to see what you do for the other holidays.
Oh, Audrey! You’ve put the pressure on to out-do this post, LOL!
So many cute ideas! I especially love the hot dog mummies!!
Those mummy dogs seem to be a fan favorite!
The apple slice & marshmallow mouths have been a favorite since I was a kid!!
Those apple marshmallow teeth inspired me to create this blog post!
Great ideas! Will give them a try. Thanks!
You’re welcome, Raki!
These are all such great ideas and I am definitely going to be making some of these treats this weekend!
Have fun making these!
Wow there are so many cute and awesome halloween recipes here! Amazing.
So glad you love so many of them!
I’ve got a good friend who plans all year for Halloween …it’s her favorite holiday of all! I’m sending her this post! So many crazy good ideas!
Awe, thanks so much for sharing, Rust! Sounds like this post is just for her!
I like the cupcakes.
Join the cupcake club!
Great ideas since we will be staying in this year for Halloween. We will try some of these ideas in the afternoon and spooky movies and these goodies at night!
Sounds like a Halloween plan I adore!! Cozy at home!
These are all too adorable to eat.. Ok, if you force me to. Lmao
I’m forcing you, Mya! LOL!!
Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year, so I absolutely love this. Too much fun. I would love to attend such a party.
So glad you love these ideas!
Some of these treats will be fun to make with my granddaughters anytime of the year.