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Ghost cookies

The best Halloween buys for foodies

Published: September 23, 2019 at 11:02 am

Check out our best buys for Halloween, including spooky snacks and decorations for your kitchen and dining room.

We’ve found the best Halloween buys to make your house truly spooktacular.


From epic centrepieces and hanging decorations to Halloween-themed serving dishes and drinking cups, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve also included some easy, pre-prepared snack ideas but if you fancy making something spooky from scratch, choose from our selection of Halloween recipes.

bat shaped donut wall halloween party

Bat shaped Halloween doughnut wall

This gothic bat-shaped doughnut wall is the perfect Halloween centrepiece. Just prop it up on a table and hang ghoulishly designed ring doughnuts from its pegs.

Available from Ginger Ray (£9.99)

pumpkin cup with straw

Pumpkin glass with straw

Stay on theme by serving drinks (try our blood beetroot cocktails) in these pumpkin-shaped glasses. Alternatively, remove the lids and straws and pop a candle inside to add a subtle, spooky orange glow to the room.

Available in-store from Flying Tiger (£2)

black edible pen for decorating cakes and biscuits

Black double-ended edible food pen

Whether you're making googly eyes for our spider biscuits, ghoulish Halloween cupcakes or Halloween apple & strawberry pie, or perhaps decorating bakes with spiders and webs, edible food pens like this one make it a doddle.

Available from: 
Lakeland (£2.49)
Hobbycraft (£3)

ceramic ghost jar with snacks

Ghost ceramic snack jar

Serve scary snacks in this boo-tiful, ghost-shaped snack jar. Fill it with our creepy crackers, chocolate-covered Halloween pretzelshealthy Halloween nachos or Day of the Dead biscuits. Or you could try something a little creepier... (see below)

Available in-store from Flying Tiger (£4)

eat grub peri peri crickets insects halloween party food

Eat Grub peri peri roasted crickets

Is there anything creepier than creepy crawlies? Dare to eat these crunchy critters (fear not, the peri peri flavouring really does change the game here!)

Available from: 
Sous Chef (£1.99)

etsy pumpkin bowl

Pumpkin bowl

This gorgeous, handmade earthernware bowl is designed to look just like a pumpkin, both inside and out - it was even moulded from a real pumpkin! An apt serving vessel for a hearty pumpkin soup or a batch of our pumpkin hummus.

Available from Etsy (£25.99)

black squid ink linguine

Squid ink linguine

Stuck for ideas for a Halloween-themed dinner party dish? How about 'witch's hair' (a.k.a squid ink pasta)? Toss this spook-ghetti with fried garlic, olive oil, chilli and seasoning for something simple, or use it in one of our spaghetti recipes.

Available from Sous Chef (£4.50)

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Halloween recipes and tips

Halloween cake recipes
Halloween kids' recipes
Halloween drinks recipes 
How to make a halloween feast


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