Easy Halloween Dinner Ideas

Need some easy Halloween dinner ideas? Try this delicious and nutritious make-ahead meal: Ghostly Potato Soup. Halloween night can be a whirlwind of commotion with greeting trick or treaters, transforming your family into spooky costumes, and of course making dinner. So here’s the plan…

Ghostly Potato Soup for Halloween
Toppings for the Ghostly Potato Soup in skeleton hand serving dish from Pottery Barn

First up is something healthy for those candy-craving bellies! Kids and adults alike will get a scare as they top their soup with grated cheese, sour cream and green onion served in this chilling Pottery Barn Skeleton Hand Condiment Set (link to similar). 

Ghostly Potato Soup Ingredients


4-6 potatoes, cubed
3-4 stalks celery, sliced
3-4 carrots, sliced
1 large onion, chopped
6-8 cups chicken or vegetable stock
12 oz. evaporated milk
salt + pepper to taste

TO MAKE: Add potatoes, celery, carrots, onion and chicken broth to slow cooker. Pour stock over vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Before serving, slowly stir in evaporated milk for a creamier taste and ghostly appearance.

Spooky Spiced Cider with floating apples in a skeleton hand drink dispenser from Pottery Barn
Red Hots, Cinnamon Sticks & Ginger Snap Toppings for Spiced Apple Cider

Spiced Apple Cider

While kids sort and trade their Halloween findings, treat your family and friends to some spiced apple cider.

This classic fall drink gets a haunted makeover when served in the Pottery Barn Skeleton Hand Drink Dispenser (link to similar) paired with the Tombstone Condiment Set, which includes that to-die-for, spooky-hand spoon. Ginger snaps, red hots and cinnamon sticks make for delicious mix ins.

Mixing in Toppings to Spiced Cider for Halloween

Tricks & TreatS Bag Tags

Of course I couldn’t resist sharing a free printable! Be prepared with both tricks and treats this year for all the neighborhood kids. Package mini yo-yo tricks and frightening chocolate treats in small zip-top bags. Add our freebie printable Trick & Treat Foldover Tags to complete.

Download Trick & Treat Foldover Tags Template

Cute Trick or Treat Goody Bags using free printable tag from @PagingSupermom

Bettijo Bridges

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Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares creative ideas for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and holiday entertainment. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local TV. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. She enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Mom of 4 kids.