Best Side Dishes to Bring to a Halloween Party

Halloween is such a fun time of year! If you find yourself invited to a party and you’re wondering what type of dish to bring that will make you star of the party, then look no further. We have you covered with some of this year’s most mouth-watering, delicious, and party ready appetizers this side of the Mississippi. So now you can worry less about what you’re going to bring to the party and you can spend more time perfecting your costume! Or, you can save yourself lots of time and just go as “Three Hole Punch Jim” and just attach three black dots to your favorite business casual outfit.

Note: These dishes are in no particular order and cover a good variety from savory to sweet to easy and medium difficulty. Pick your favorite one and have fun!

Dish #1: Crockpot Pumpkin Chili

Let’s get one thing quite clear, fall is the perfect time to break out your favorite chili recipe. You don’t have to wait until the dead of winter. Here is an easy recipe that you can use that is basically “set it and forget it” levels of simplicity yet packs a flavor punch that hits way above its weight class. If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can definitely use a dutch oven or even just a large pot, you will just have to check it more often and make sure it isn’t scorching. The addition of pumpkin into the complex flavor profile of your average chili really makes it sing and it is perfect for Halloween.

Dish #2: Spooky Spider Taco Ring

This dish is relatively new and is very exciting. It is basically a taco bar and a monkey bread rolled into one. Made with those delicious crescent rolls you find in a can at your local supermarket, there isn’t a single thing in this recipe that isn’t a crowd pleaser. It’s a spider shaped ring of tacos with tasty dipping components and toppings in the center. A real crowd pleaser!

Dish #3: “Deviled” Ham Open Faced Eyeball Sandwiches

This one is definitely the easiest to pull off, but it also packs a huge amount of flavor. It’s so simple, it doesn’t even require cooking anything, but it looks very on theme and fun. Perfect for the holiday at hand. You can make these as spicy or as mild as you’d like. Either way, they are fun to eat and a great treat to go along with any potluck party.

Dish #4: Hot Dog Mummies

Yes, mummies are real! And they are really tasty to boot. This is another simple recipe that you can dress up as much or as little as you like. It’s totally optional, but you can also make your own dipping sauce to go with these bad boys, or just serve them plain. They are good either way.


We hope that this Halloween party side dish recipe guide was helpful. If you end up trying one or more of our suggestions, please share it with us on social media or in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to check out our events page on our website. Our events are always a blast and it’s a great opportunity to show all of our products in person and to meet Justin (the man himself!) and to get expert product tips, demonstrations, and samples. It’s always a blast to see our great products in action for yourself. Hope to see you around. No matter what you do this year, we hope you have a wonderful year from Better Man Beard.