Worried that it’s not possible to throw an amazing vegan Halloween party? Have no fear! Almost all popular Halloween foods and activities are easy to veganise, so you and your guests can have a great time without contributing to animal suffering
Make Vegan Toffee Apples
It’s easy to make this traditional Halloween snack vegan – most recipes use water, sugar and golden syrup, but if butter is required you can simply swap it for a vegan version, like soya spread.
For a fun, bite-size alternative to regular toffee apples, make mini toffee apple wedges, using cocktail sticks to dip them into your toffee mixture.
Carve Themed Pumpkins and Light with Soy Candles
Carving pumpkins is a fun way to get creative and encourage your party guests to express themselves. Grab a selection of pumpkins and print off some stencils with different designs for guests to choose from.
Instead of sticking with the traditional spooky pumpkin face, why not show off your love for animals by trying out a cat’s face, a cute pig, or even the words, ‘Go Vegan’? Plenty of people will see your pumpkin when they pass by, so it’s a fun way to be an activist.
Use soy candles to light your finished pumpkins to ensure that they’re 100% vegan.
Use Cold Vegan Food for an Interactive Monster Story
Got kids to entertain and want an activity that’s both spooky and vegan-friendly? Try telling a creepy tale about a monster in the dark, while passing around different ‘body parts’ made from fruit and vegetables.
Peeled grapes make amazing fake eyeballs, cold pasta can easily pass as intestines, dried apricots can be pretend tongues, and a peeled tomato is a perfect heart. Have fun encouraging kids to guess what each food is and be sure to weave the answers into your story.
Bake and Decorate Vegan Ghost Cookies
Cookie decorating is a fun activity for kids and adults – and you’ll be left with some delicious treats to share. Just follow your favourite vegan cookie recipe and use a ghost-shaped cutter instead of a regular round one.
Provide your guests with vegan icing, sweets, chocolate chips and anything else you fancy, and let them create their very own spooky cookies. You could even give prizes for ‘scariest’, ‘most artistic’, ‘cutest’ and ‘best effort’.
Serve a Spooky Vegan Buffet
Serving regular food with a spooky twist is all of part of the Halloween fun, and being vegan won’t stop you from joining in.
Check out these vegan Halloween buffet ideas below to get inspired:
- Serve tomato juice ‘blood’ in wine glasses
- Make green smoothies and call them ‘Swamp Water’
- Use black marker to draw pumpkin faces on mason jars and use to serve orange drinks
- Serve guacamole and tortilla chips and label as ‘Mashed Brain Dip’
- Add a dollop of ketchup and an olive slice to falafels to make them look like eyeballs
- Make stuffed peppers and carve mini Jack-o’-lantern faces into them
- Add olive eyes and tomato wedge mouths to avocado toast slices to make a creepy face
- Add vegan liquorice bootlaces and two blobs of icing to Oreos to make them look like spiders
- Poke a small piece of celery into the top of peeled satsumas to make mini pumpkins
- Make vegan gingerbread men and ice to look like skeletons
- Use a dollop of white icing and some vegan chocolate chips to make ‘ghost’ cupcakes
Being vegan won’t stop you from throwing the best party this Halloween!