Jelly bugsMake up some simple jelly mix… with bug sweets dropped in before it sets. Colourful and a brilliant surprise when your toddler digs in.
Squidgy eyeballsPeel back the skin on some grapes (go for the red kind for even more goriness!) and put in your pre-schooler’s snack box. Add a label saying ‘Eyeballs’ for added ick factor.
Mummy sausage rollsThese pastry wrapped chipolatas make brilliant finger food for kids and adults. Check out the full recipe.
Vampire lolliesFreeze tomato juice in an ice cube or lolly tray. Catering for grown-ups? Add the vodka and spices for Bloody Mary treats. Try this raspberry lolly recipe instead if your child's not a tomato juice fan.
Spooky cupcakesUse a traditional cupcake recipe (try this Mary Berry one) and make whatever adaptations you like, whether it’s green food colouring in the sponge or even choc chip “bugs” in the icing.
Meringue ghostsMeringue peaks (shop-brought probably… who has the time?) with chocolate chips or dabs of chocolate sauce for the eyes. Too cute… erm, we mean scary of course!
Veggie fingersUse a peeler or knife to sharpen off the ends of your toddler’s cucumber or carrot sticks – hello, witch fingers! Much more fun to dip in that houmous.
Spider web pizzaEveryone loves decorating their own pizza base. Create a spider web pattern with strips of cheese and add a black olive “spider”.
Bug lucky dipMix some olives and cherry toms in that bowl of sweetcorn or peas – your child can hunt for the insects hiding in there.
Witch hat ice creamTurn a cone upside down on a scoop of vanilla, then chocolate sauce can be the witch’s stringy hair.