How to Throw A “Tricks & Treats” Halloween Party

by Melissa

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Create a fun Tricks & Treats Halloween party with these adorable Halloween party tablescape ideas, food ideas, games and simple party favors! 

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A Tricks-Or-Treats Halloween Party!

Halloween is such a fun holiday. And I say fun, because you can stay far away from the scary stuff (like me!) and enjoy all the orange and black and pumpkins and festive foods and themed parties that this holiday has to offer. Speaking of Halloween parties, I’m going to show you how fun it can be to put together a Halloween party of your own.

How to Create This Tricks & Treats Backdrop

For this tablescape, I used a plastic tablecloth for the backdrop. (Similar one here). Orange and Black colored paper plates with the letters “Tricks & Treats” were a cheap way to make a big statement. I added in other pops of oranges and blacks since again, I’m not into the really scary stuff.

You can be as simple as you like, but I love making a great tablescape.   Usually the food is one of the main elements of a party, so I usually spend more time on a themed tablescape than on anything else. I think if you have one great focus point, such as the table, you don’t have to do a lot of other decorating.




Related: How to Throw a Hocus Pocus Themed Halloween Party 

Now for the party food: a Tricks & Treats To-Go Bar!



Pinterest has lots of great Halloween party food ideas, but what about thinking of something outside the box and inside the cup? Have you heard of the “walking taco” trend? It’s where you can mix different snacks together in a container and eat them on the go.


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Create Halloween-themed walking tacos for your party guests! NABISCO Go-Paks! make the perfect container for walking tacos. The cups are plastic and won’t leak. Also, they are only about half full of product so there is plenty of room to add lots of other things inside. Since the Go-Paks are just $1 at Walmart, it’s easy to stock up on them for your party while you are doing your regular shopping.

Halloween snacking ideas

Right now, you can print a coupon that will get you a FREE Go-Pak when you purchase a Snack Pack Pudding. That makes them an even cheaper treat!


Creative Snacking

Thare are fun Halloween variations you can pre-make for the party. Or, set out all the mixins for a Tricks & Treats To-Go Bar. You can get the printable labels at the end of this post.

See how easy it is to throw together this “Mud Pie” using Mini OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Snack Pack chocolate pudding, and Reddi-wip.

Easy on the go treats for Halloween

Here are some other festive combination ideas:

  • Mud Pie -Go-Paks! Mini OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies + Snack Pack® Chocolate Pudding + Reddi-wip + gummy worms+ chocolate toffee pieces
  • Ghost in the Graveyard– Go-Paks! Mini NILLA Wafers + Snack Pack® Vanilla Pudding + Reddi-wip + ghost marshmallow
  • Cookie Monster Mash – Go-Paks! CHIPS AHOY! Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies + Snack Pack® Butterscotch + Reddi-wip + Halloween colored candies
  • Tricks & Treats – draw cards to find out what you put inside your walking taco. Are you brave enough to play this game? And better yet, eat what you create? The possibilities are endless with this option! Think: marshmallow ghosts, monster toenails, worms, eyeballs, teeth, and other festive candies.


Cute Halloween treat idea

Halloween Party Games

The Tricks or Treats Game


To play this game, print out the Tricks & Treats printable cards, available from my free Holiday Resource Library. If you haven’t signed up for FREE access yet, be sure you do so you can get access to all my holiday printables.

Once you print them off, follow these directions for a fun game! It’s also a great option for class parties or family Halloween parties.

You’ll love watching them “act like a superhero” or get to pick a favorite treat.


Another fun game you can play is Wrap the Mummy.

Don’t forget the Halloween party favors!

You can make some simple favors by picking up some pre-made favor bags at the store (these are from Walmart) and filling them with a few tricks and treats.



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