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Spooky Season’s Arrived: Halloween Party Ideas

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Halloween candy buffet table scene over a black stone background. Assortment of sweet, spooky treats. Above view.

The arrival of fall means it’s time to start digging in on those Halloween party ideas you’ve got brewing. Whether you’re throwing a spooky adults-only costume party or a family-friendly Halloween gathering, we’ve got recipes and tricks to take the scary out of planning a fun time with friends.

Plan Your Menu
Try to plan your party menu as early as possible, so you can get all the ingredients you need for your Halloween recipes. (Bonus points if early planning results in savings from weekly ads and the like!) Here are a few of our favorite seasonal treats:

  • Candy Corn Cookies: There might be some debate about the actual candy, but candy corn cookies are likely to please a wide range of partygoers. 
  • Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Sandwiches: This fun fall twist on a warm weather favorite is the perfect addition to your next Halloween party.
  • Caramel Apples: This essential fall treat is a delectable snack for a Halloween party that will also add some oomph to your décor. (And they can be customized with candy, pretzels and other add-ons to suit every person’s taste!)
  • Spooky Veggie Trays: Want to keep your party menu on the healthier side? Create some fun and spooky veggies trays using the produce selection at your neighborhood Food Town. (A few Día de los Muertos sugar skull cookies can add a little color, amp up the visual appeal and satisfy sweet tooth cravings, too).

Get the Savings
We love bringing you great deals on your favorite items. As you start shopping for Halloween party supplies, keep an eye out for Swift Savings coupons to save money without sacrificing quality. Look for bright yellow coupons as you’re shopping and enjoy the savings! We even have digital deals (and those available through the Food Town + app) if you’re doing your party prep online.
FUN FACT: You can often find BIG deals on bagged candy that’s perfect for filling up those party dishes or passing out to trick-or-treaters!

Choose the Décor
Decide if you want to create a truly scary haunted house or to opt for Halloween decorations that are more kid-friendly and fun. From tablecloths to plates and cups, a lot of your party décor can be found in the aisles of your neighborhood Food Town. And some friendly advice? Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to decorate before you start prepping the food for the party. There’s nothing worse than feeling overwhelmed and underprepared as guests start ringing your doorbell. Don’t forget, you can spread your celebration out over multiple days! If you’re planning to recognize Día de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday that falls on November 1 and 2, you can incorporate a few décor ideas that work for both holidays — and help you honor loved ones who have passed.

Your neighborhood Food Town is here to help you prep for all your Halloween and Day of the Dead fun. From napkins and paper plates, to everything you need for your recipes, one stop can help make your Halloween party ideas a reality. We’ll see you soon in your town!

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