5 Spooktacular Ideas to Spice Up Your Halloween Party

by Old Town Spice Shop on October 11, 2023

Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning the perfect party. Whether you’re hosting a kid-friendly event or an adults-only soiree, every Halloween celebration needs one thing: delicious treats! Instead of opting for the basic candy and chips, why not spice things up with some easy gourmet creations using our favorite spices of the season from Old Town Spice Shop in Fort Collins?

From sweet to savory, our gourmet spices and seasoning blends will definitely cast a spell on your taste buds! Keep reading to discover some of our favorite Halloween party treats that will transform a basic party spread into something truly spooktacular!

OTSS Pumpkin Spice Sugar and chocolate chip cookies

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

There’s no denying that pumpkin spice is the quintessential flavor of fall. So why not incorporate it into your Halloween party treats? Old Town Spice Shop’s Pumpkin Pie Spice and Pumpkin Spice Sugar are the perfect ingredients to create a variety of spooky snacks. Try making pumpkin spice sugar cookies, pumpkin caramel chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin spice cake pops, or homemade pumpkin spice cream cheese dip. The possibilities are endless!

Tip: Add 4 teaspoons of OTSS Pumpkin Pie Spice to your favorite made-from-scratch sugar cookie recipe yielding 30 cookies, or fold 1-2 teaspoons into a premade sugar cookie dough and thoroughly blend. Sprinkle OTSS Pumpkin Spice Sugar on top, or decorate them as your favorite Halloween characters! 

OTSS Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa and a Halloween hot chocolate bar

Haunted Hot Chocolate Bar

Nothing screams Halloween quite like cozying up to a warm cup of cocoa. Old Town Spice Shop offers a variety of gourmet hot chocolate mixes, perfect for creating a delightfully spooky hot chocolate bar. Choose from some of our fall faves like Pumpkin Spiced Hot Cocoa, Chai Spiced Hot Cocoa, Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cocoa, Mexican Hot Cocoa, Red Velvet Hot Cocoa, and, of course, Traditional Hot Cocoa. Top with whipped cream, marshmallows, and flavored sugar, and your guests will be begging for seconds.

Hosting a kid-free party? You can transform your hot cocoa bar into an adult-only version by adding a shot of baileys, schnapps, bourbon cream, spiced rum, or whatever liquor floats your boat. The toppings can also be tailored to fit the theme of your party.

Tip: Try Old Town Spice Shop's flavored sugar for toppings instead of sprinkles. We recommend Pumpkin Spice Sugar, Spiced Chai Sugar, Dark Chocolate Sugar, Cinnamon Sugar, or even Habanero Sugar for a spicy kick! Skipping the whipped cream? Rim the mug with these sugars to elevate the flavor!

OTSS Pumpkin Spice Popcorn Seasoning and a popcorn ball

Petrifying Popcorn Balls

Popcorn balls are a classic Halloween favorite, and they’re perfect for pleasing both sweet and savory palates. Try replacing the salt in your favorite easy marshmallow-based popcorn ball recipe with one of our gourmet popcorn seasonings, or add a dash of flavored sugar to elevate the flavor. Mix in your favorite candies, snacks, and toppings, and your guests will be spooked by how delicious they are.

Tip: Some of our favorite popcorn seasonings for popcorn balls include Pumpkin Spice Popcorn Seasoning, Dark Chocolate Popcorn Seasoning, Salted Caramel Popcorn Seasoning, Kettle Corn Popcorn Seasoning, and White Cheddar Popcorn Seasoning.

OTSS Pub Cheese Dip and a pumpkin-shaped cheese ball

Devilishly Delicious Dips

Get creative this Halloween and transform your party spread with delicious spookified dips! Add a little fright to classic queso dip by whipping up an ooey gooey Black Cauldron Queso, made with our Chili Con Queso Dip Mix and served in a spooky cauldron. Want to spice things up a notch? Try making Grim Reaper Guacamole using our top-selling Guacamole Dip Seasoning, or fire it up with a pinch of Ghost Pepper Salt, but beware! This is only for the bravest ghouls who can handle some serious spice, so only add if you dare!

Tip: Show off your spooky culinary skills by crafting a pumpkin-shaped cheese ball using our fan-favorite — Beer Cheese Pub Dip! With its creamy and savory blend of beer and cheddar, your guests will be howling with delight when they dip crackers and veggies into this ghoulishly delicious appetizer.

OTSS Smoked Paprika and deviled eggs

Frightfully Delightful Finger Foods

Finger foods are a must for any Halloween party, and we have a few ideas that will send shivers down your guests' spines! Whip up bone-chilling deviled eggs topped with our mouthwatering Smoked Paprika, or dare your taste buds with our spicy Smoked Hot Paprika. For the main event, go simple yet tasty with an air fryer boneless chicken wing charcuterie featuring several of our favorite dry rub seasonings, including:

These frightfully delightful finger foods will have your guests clawing for more!

Tip: For some simple yet tasty snacks, roast up those pumpkin seeds you saved from carving your Jack-o-lanterns and season them with our to-die-for Parmesan Everything Bagel Seasoning.

And this year, skip the boring store-bought Chex Mix; instead, make your own using your favorite snacks like mini pretzels, cheddar or parmesan Goldfish, peanuts, cashews, and toasted rice cereal squares. Season with our spicy Jalapeño Everything Bagel Seasoning that will have your taste buds howling!

Find All the Spices and Seasonings You Need for Halloween

Well, there you have it! With Old Town Spice Shop’s unique spices, seasonings, and flavored sugars, you can transform your basic Halloween treats into something truly spooktacular. From pumpkin-spiced sweets to savory dips, your guests will be screaming for more. So, don’t settle for boring treats this year — visit Old Town Spice Shop, or order online, and spook up your Halloween party with elevated flavor! And from all of us at Old Town Spice Shop, Happy Halloween!


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