Spooky Halloween Party Appetizers & Drinks

Great White Pumpkin Cheese BallNo Halloween celebration is complete without fun, themed appetizers. Our easy recipes will be the haunting hit of your party!

Give a subtle nod to the Halloween classic It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and serve this sharp-cheddar cheese ball with a pepper kick.

The Great White Pumpkin Cheese Ball
Ingredients:

  • 2 (10-oz.) blocks extra-sharp white Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 (4-oz.) goat cheese logs, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Braided pretzel, muscadine vine and leaf
  • Crackers and assorted vegetables

  • Preparation:
    Stir together first 4 ingredients. Shape mixture into a ball to resemble a pumpkin. Smooth pumpkin's entire surface with metal spatula or table knife. Make vertical grooves in ball, if desired, using fingertips. Press pretzel into top of cheese ball to resemble a pumpkin stem; place muscadine vine and leaf beside pretzel. Serve with crackers and assorted vegetables.

Related: 31 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Then, try this twist on the traditional Halloween game that serves as a kid-friendly punch.

Apple Bobbing PunchApple Bobbing Punch
Ingredients:

  • 1 (32-ounce) bottle apple cider
  • 1 (32-ounce) bottle cranberry juice drink
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar whole crabapples, undrained
  • 1 (6-ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 (6-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 (1-liter) bottle ginger ale or lemon-lime soft drink, chilled

  • Preparation:
    Stir together first 5 ingredients. Chill. Stir in ginger ale just before serving. Serve over ice.

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