Let me help you throw the best Halloween party ever with my 12 super easy Halloween party ideas. These clever ideas are budget-friendly too!
I grew up going to my Aunt’s house for her annual Halloween party every year and it was so much fun! My Aunt dressed up as a witch every year and put on an amazing party! Which is why I knew I had to take on the tradition to help create the amazing memories for all my nieces and nephews too!
Throwing a Halloween party for all your favorite people sounds like so much fun at first, but then you realize how stressful, overwhelming and expensive it can quickly become! No worries! I have 12 crazy easy Halloween party ideas that will help make your party prep easy and budget-friendly!
Let me help you throw an amazing party that your friends and family will be talking about for years to come!
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Easy Halloween Party Ideas
Go Thrifting First
If you don’t have a huge Halloween stash just yet then I HIGHLY suggest you hit up a few Goodwills and thrift stores to build up your collection! Last year was the first year I even decorated for Halloween (big fall gal over here), so I was a tad overwhelmed when thinking about all the Halloween decor I needed for our first Halloween party. So, my Mom and I hit up a few different Goodwills about 2 weeks before Halloween and we found so much stuff! I still purchased a few new items, but I definitely stayed within budget. Now I can just add a few things each year to expand our collection.
DIY Foam Pumpkins
You can’t go wrong with pumpkins for decor! This foam pumpkin DIY was a blast! I strolled past these foam pumpkins year after year due to the aggressively bright orange. I’m ashamed my inner DIY-er didn’t kick in sooner! I made up for it by ordering an entire case from Dollar Tree. Some of these DIYs are super quick and others are more time consuming. Pick your poison and have some fun! They make for great fillers for your Halloween decor.
Candy Ghost Bowl
How cute is this ghost candy bowl? Can you believe it’s made out of a stack of buckets? To make your own, lay a white sheet over a stack of buckets, place a bowl in the opening of the bucket, tape on paper eyes and a mouth and then fill the bowl with candy! That’s it! Super easy and cute!
Cover Walls with Black Plastic Tablecloths
Last year we hosted our party in our unfinished garage, so we stapled black tablecloths to the walls to make it more festive. We then added creepy cloth from the Dollar Tree for more texture and topped it off with good ol’ spider rings.
This is a blog callback to my previous DIY Book Stacks post. However, instead of painting the spine, I folded a piece of black cardstock over the books and labeled them with a chalk marker (here’s a link to my favorite kind). That way, I only have to store the cardstock, and I can use the books for the next holiday.
Floating Witch Hats
This is such a cute and easy backdrop. My mom and I found all of these hats at Goodwill! All you need to do is thread fishing line through the top of the witch’s hats and hang them at various lengths.
I love seeing these Bats all over my Instagram and Pinterest . Be sure to fold the wings twice in opposite directions to create a more 3D look. Use removable adhesive to adhere the bats to the wall so you can rearrange if needed. I cranked them out with my Cricut, but with its symmetrical shape, you should be able to make your own bat stencil by folding a piece of black paper in half.
We all know I love a good balloon garland for any occasion! I love them so much, I did an entire blog post about them showing you exactly how to make a perfect garland every single time! Check out my balloon garland post here to see all my tips and tricks!
My sister-in-law recreated one of those corn pits you see at the pumpkin patch by filling a kiddie pool with corn for her son’s birthday one year, and now it’s become tradition. We have a corn pit at almost every family function now. The kids love it and it keeps them entertained for hours. So we knew we had to have one at our Halloween party too! Just grab a few bags of corn at your local farm store and fill up a kiddie pool. That’s it! We like to toss it out around the property afterwards for the deer and other animals.
Yarn Ghost Garland
Yarn ghosts remind me of my childhood. They are just so cute and super easy to make too!
Start by cutting a piece of cardboard (or something sturdy- I used an old picture frame) two times the length of your finished ghost. Begin wrapping your yarn around the piece of cardboard until you reach your desired fullness – remember, the ghost will be twice as full as the loop around cardboard.
Carefully slide the loop of yarn off the cardboard and tie it in the middle using a separate piece of yarn. Cut through both looped ends and adjust into ghost shape. Wrap another piece of yarn around the top, to create the ghost’s head.
Take Pics and Store for next year
Once you have your decor looking spooktacular, be sure to snap a picture. I learned this hack from my Mama. Pictures will make it a lot easier to decorate next year. Even if you like to change it up, it will give you a great starting point.
Be sure to store all your Halloween décor in one space. My designated holiday totes prevented a lot of unnecessary purchases before we had a basement. My rule was if it couldn’t fit in the tote, I can’t buy it. This rule forced me to be creative with what I already had. Wreaths are the only thing I don’t store in totes.
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