Sure, there are lots of cute Halloween candies and cupcakes  you can make to impress your guests, but it's important to serve some savory offerings as well. Check out these 13 orange-hued recipes so you can stay in line with your Halloween  decor without making every food item pumpkin- or bat-shaped.
— Additional reporting by Aemilia Madden
Pimento Cheese Fondue
Meld together pimento cheese and fondue  for an unexpected, irresistible take on this '70s party staple.
Stuffed Squash Blossoms
If squash blossoms are still available at your market, stuff the golden blossoms with burrata  and serve them with tapenade and crostini for a light nibble.
Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus
Sun-dried tomato hummus  is bursting with color and flavor and perfectly complements crisp vegetables and chips.
Apricot, Almond, and Goat Cheese Bites
Like a cheese platter all in one tidy package, these apricot, goat cheese, and almond bites  are a snack your guests won't be able to resist.
Grilled Buffalo Shrimp
For a briny take on buffalo wings, try grilled buffalo shrimp  and prepare to wow your Halloween  guests.
Peppery Ranch Cheese Ball
Go retro with a peppery ranch cheese ball  and crackers.
Patatas bravas , a common Spanish tapa, are a simple, spicy alternative to french fries. Serve them with a bright orange sauce made of mayo, tomatoes, and paprika.
Pumpkin Pie Dip
Embrace the flavors of Fall with pumpkin pie dip ; it'll start your celebration off on a sweet note.
Gazpacho Bloody Mary
For a tongue-in-cheek appetizer-drink hybrid, serve gazpacho Bloody Marys .
Mozzarella sticks  are surprisingly easy to make at home and utterly delicious.
Go exotic with muhamarra, a Syrian roasted red pepper and walnut dip .
Roasted Fruit-Topped Bread
Roasted apricots and figs on bread  can be enjoyed pre- or postdinner. If apricots aren't available, you can substitute persimmons to keep the orange hue.
Cornish pasties  are sure to keep you and your guests good and full, thanks to warming ingredients like polenta, butternut squash, potato, and chicken as well as fresh sage.