You Can Get Free Scary Face Pancakes at IHOP For Halloween

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Halloween may be all about trick-or-treating, but there’s no reason the fun has to wait until the sun goes down. In fact, IHOP is hoping you start with breakfast.

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Oct. 31, kids 12 and under can create a free Scary Face Pancake at participating IHOP locations. Even better, if you don’t make it to IHOP for breakfast, the deal goes until 10 p.m., so you can instead have breakfast for dinner, even after trick-or-treating. This offer is valid for dine-in only and is limited to one per child.

While IHOP doesn’t say exactly what your kids will be using to decorate their pancake, the photo on their website shows candy corn, Oreos and strawberries.



It also looks like the creation is all about imagination, so no two pancakes will look alike. A photo posted to Instagram by the restaurant for last year’s event shows a pancake with three eyes and some pretty crooked candy corn teeth. So cute, er, scary!

Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, so if you don’t have time to take the kids out for breakfast, you can easily make your own spooky pancakes at home. Start with this recipe for the perfect fluffy pancakes, then let your kids pick out their favorite toppings. Instead of just a scary face, let their creativity run wild before sending them off to school and have them create monsters, goblins, spiders — whatever their hearts desire!

If you don’t have time for pancakes — or to clean up the mess they make — try these adorable grapefruit jack-o’-lanterns stuffed with fruit salad, or these monster apple bites from (full recipe and instructions at Fork and Beans), made with peanut butter, apples, sunflower seeds and strawberries. Look at how cute they are!

Fork and Beans

Will you be taking your little ones to IHOP for this deal, or making your own fun treats this Halloween?