Um, give us all the Halloween candy, but even a hardcore sweets lover needs a little hearty, savory food to sop up some of that sugar sooner or later. Save the cheesy monster-themed appetizers for the kids, though. We’re all about chic tapas-style snacks and apps that still lend a little bit of sophistication to all our All Hallow’s Eve soirees.
And if you have some other fun fall occasions coming up besides Halloween—Friendsgivings, dinner parties, etc.—the 25 recipes below totally work and will score you big-time points as a guest or host. From guilty pleasures like nachos and dips to healthier picks like stuffed squash and hummus, consider this your party menu planning guide.
Originally posted October 2016. Updated October 2017.