Healthy Halloween Fruit Platter: Great For Kids and Teens Halloween Party
Looking for a festive and spooky fruit platter to serve at your Halloween party? Halloween is a great time to get creative with your food. If you’re looking for healthy and fun Halloween treats for kids and teens, try a Halloween Fruit Platter.
These platter can be decorated to look like a spooky graveyard, complete with tombstones made of apples and grape ghosts. You can also use other fruits to create creepy crawlers, such as orange spiders or green worms. Or make each peace of fruit to resemble a Halloween creature: Peeled banana into a ghost, apples with peanut butter and seed teeth scary monsters, orange into Jack-o-lanterns.
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Not only is this platter healthy and festive, but it’s also sure to be a hit with kids, teens and adults alike. So if you’re looking for a unique and healthy Halloween treat, try making a Halloween fruit platter. If you are having a Halloween Party for Toddlers then having a fruit platter would be a fantastic ideas as you don’t want the little ones having too much candy, plus they will squeal with delight when they see the fruit as Halloween creatures.
When the kids hear fruit platter for Halloween they probably think boring. But with a little bit of creativity, you can turn this healthy snack into something they’ll love. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Ingredients need to make this fruit platter are:
- celery sticks
Apples are a classic fall fruit and make a great addition to any Halloween platter. You can use them to create a variety of fun and festive designs, such as apple monster mouths, ghosts, witches, or jack-o-lanterns. If doing the apple monster mouth make then as spooky as you can.
Bananas are a great fruit to use for creating ghosts. Simply peel the banana and cut it in half. Then, use a little melted chocolate to draw on eyes and a mouth. If you want your ghosts to be extra spooky, try adding some edible googly eyes.
Strawberries are the perfect size for creating little ghosts. Simply dip the top of the strawberry in melted chocolate and then use a toothpick to draw on eyes and a mouth. If you want, you can also add some edible googly eyes or mini marshmallows for extra spookiness. You can also slice strawberries into thin wedges and arrange them around the outside of your platter to create a spooky border or use as the tongue in the apple monster mouth.
Blackberries, Blueberries, and other Small Fruits
These fruits are perfect for creating a variety of Halloween creatures, such as spiders, snakes, bats, or worms. Simply arrange them on your platter in the desired shape and then use melted chocolate or peanut butter to add eyes, mouths, and other details. Make fruit skewers with blueberries and mango on a festive stick.
Celery sticks make great “bones” for graveyard scenes. Simply arrange them on your platter in the desired shape and then use melted chocolate or peanut butter and then add eyes. Using a piping bag will make it easier to pipe in the peanut butter.
Mandarins and Oranges
Mandarins are perfect for creating jack-o-lanterns. If you want, you can also add stalk of celery or Oranges are perfect for creating jack-o-lantern faces on your Halloween platter. Use a sharp knife to carve out a face, the fill the orange with cut up orange, kiwi and blueberries.
Grapes are another great fruit to use for your Halloween platter. You can string them together to create spooky spider webs or arrange them in the shape of a skull or skeleton. Make googly monster eyes, cut them in half and add a google candy eye, For an extra touch of creepy, try using black grapes instead of green or red.
Pears make great monsters and ghosts, peel them, stew them and then carve out a circle for the mouth. Add blueberries and eyes and you can ever add a walnut as a brain. For a more traditional jack-o-lantern look, carve out small eyes, a nose, and a mouth on a pear and place it in the center of your platter. You can also slice pears into thin wedges and arrange them around the outside of your platter to create a spooky border.
Kiwi makes great Frankenstein/monster faces when sliced thinly and placed on your platter. For an extra touch of creepiness, try using black grapes for the eyes and mouths. Or use strawberries for tongues and mini marshmallows for eyes.
Fruits that are available in Autumn work best for this platter. Remember you want the kids and teens to eat them so ones they are familiar with and you know they will eat.
Yes, you can prep most of this the day before. Just wait to add any fruit that will brown, like apples and bananas. You could also carve the pumpkins the day before to save time. If you do this make sure to put them in a sealed container with a lid or wrap tightly with plastic wrap so they don’t dry out.
No, you could put everything in bowls or on plates. If you want to get really creative you could make individual ones for each person, like these orange Jack-O-Lanterns above. There are loads of different Halloween platters, trays and plates you can get quite cheap. They will add that extra spooky feel.
It’s that time of year again! Time to get into the Halloween spirit with some spooky, healthy snacks. This Halloween fruit platter is perfect for both kids, teens and adults. Add this to your Spooky Halloween drinks and the kids will love it. It’s easy to make and only requires a little imagination. Best of all, it’s a healthy alternative to all the sugary snacks out there. So go ahead and indulge in this delicious treat! From our family to yours, we hope you have a spook-tacular holiday!