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Every year on October 31st we have a special, spooky family Halloween dinner. It has fun, spooky recipes, but is still very kid friendly. Here are all the details!

Our traditional Halloween dinner

Ever since I was a little girl, my family has done a traditional Halloween dinner. We do it a little earlier on Halloween night so there’s still time for trick or treating.

It was always one of my dad’s favorite things to put together, and I’ve followed in his footsteps. It doesn’t take much effort, and makes the day even more fun and special.

And as a bonus, you don’t just eat candy for Halloween dinner.

How to make this Halloween dinner super easy 

I’ve made this Halloween dinner even easier for myself this last two years because I order my groceries through Walmart+ and have them delivered to my house.

A Walmart+ Membership is only $98 annually ($12.95 if you pay monthly), and one of their benefits is free delivery from your store on groceries and more as long as the order over $35 (restrictions apply).

How grocery delivery works with Walmart+

Walmart+ works like other delivery memberships, with contracted drivers who pick up the groceries and deliver them to your house. They send you alerts when they’re picking up and dropping off, along with the drivers name, so everything is safe and secure. And you can even choose contactless drop off so they just place it on your porch!

I can even order paper goods, so I found these cute paper plates and threw those in my cart to be delivered as well.

Check out how cute our table turned out!

Our Halloween dinner menu this year

There are lots of really gruesome Halloween dinner ideas out there…I’m not a fan of those. I make things that have a spooky feel but they’re more cutesy than gross. I have some good ideas HERE.

  • Meatball Eyeballs
    • Just frozen meatballs with a slice of string cheese and and olive on top
  • Apple teeth
    • slices of apples, a smear of peanut butter, and mini marshmallows
  • Breadstick bones: 
    • Pillsbury breadstick dough with knots tied at the ends and baked
  • Root beer with dry ice to drink
  • Gummy worms on the side

Decorating the Halloween table

I like decorating a pretty table!

The Eek and Boo plates added a fun touch, plus some black candlesticks, creepy cloth (you could do spiderwebs instead), plastic cauldrons, and some pumpkins.

Simple and only slightly spooky.

Try it this year! I’m sure it’ll become one of your favorite traditions too. And sign up for a Walmart+ membership and make it even easier!

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Our Traditional Spooky Halloween Dinner

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Every year on October 31st we have a special, spooky family Halloween dinner. It has fun, spooky recipes, but is still very kid friendly. Here are all the details!

 

Our traditional Halloween dinner

Ever since I was a little girl, my family has done a traditional Halloween dinner. We do it a little earlier on Halloween night so there’s still time for trick or treating.

It was always one of my dad’s favorite things to put together, and I’ve followed in his footsteps. It doesn’t take much effort, and makes the day even more fun and special.

And as a bonus, you don’t just eat candy for Halloween dinner.

I ordered our food AND our decorations and it was all delivered to my house so I was ready for our special Halloween dinner.

Check out how cute our table turned out!

 

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Our Halloween dinner menu this year

There are lots of really gruesome Halloween dinner ideas out there…I’m not a fan of those. I make things that have a spooky feel but they’re more cutesy than gross. I have some good ideas HERE.

  • Two-meat Chili
    • recipe at the bottom of the post!
  • Apple teeth
    • slices of apples, a smear of peanut butter, and mini marshmallows
  • Breadstick bones: 
    • Pillsbury breadstick dough with knots tied at the ends and baked
  • Root beer with dry ice to drink
  • Gummy worms on the side

 

Decorating the Halloween table

I like decorating a fun and festive table!

I found THESE FUN BLACK AND WHITE PLATES earlier this summer and they’re perfect for a Halloween table. I added some black candlesticks, creepy cloth (you could do spiderwebs instead), plastic cauldrons, pumpkins, plastic skulls, and a few plastic Halloween dishes, like THIS AND THIS.

Simple and only slightly spooky.

 

Here’s our favorite chili recipe!

2-Meat Chili

This is a super delicious, hearty chili recipe that's perfect with cornbread or breadsticks, and is packed with protein and veggies.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz mild Italian sausage link
  • 1/2 yellow onion minced or shredded
  • 1 chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 lb ground beef 90/10% is best
  • 1 fresh jalapeño pepper chopped
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 15-oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 15-oz can kidney beans rinsed and drained

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Dice the sausage link and add to pan with onion, and the next 4 ingredients (onion through jalapeño); cook 8 minutes or until sausage and beef are browned, stirring to crumble.
  • Add chili powder and the next 7 ingredients (chili powder through bay leaves), and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine, tomatoes, and kidney beans; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 mins, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove lid and simmer an additional 10 mins.
  • Serve hot. Add shredded cheese on top, if desired.
  • Note, this is even better on day 2, and makes amazing leftovers!

 

Try it this year! I’m sure it’ll become one of your favorite traditions too.

 

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. Rebecca says:

    Tryint Out this reciepe, but a bit confused. The instructions mention bay leaves and wine, but i dont see thise on the ingredient list??

  2. Anita says:

    I was planning my weekly meals and decided to have a look at your weekly meals for inspiration. I love how most weeks, you include the family favourite, the bbq chicken pizza. that’s a winner for our family too.

  3. Sara says:

    Love your dinner and DECORATIONs. I have always loved HALLOWEEN. When my kids were little, i started making ghostburgers. Just draw out a ghost shaped pattern and cut around it on a slice of AMERICAN cheese.making 3 little holes for eyes and mouth. Place it on a warm burger to melt just ENOUGH to keep its Shape. I made those until my kids left home. Now they are grown and my HUSBAND still makes a ghostburger for me while i answer the door and pass out candy. It would not be HALLOWEEN without one. happy halloween!

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  5. Mara says:

    J’adore le site et les choses.Et la table est top! bravo! Desolée d’écrire en français , je ne pourrais pas écrire ce que je voulais en anglais
    bonne journée
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