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How to throw an EASY Halloween party on the CHEAP!!!!

hey. 9 months until my birthday. in case anyone was wondering. throw a halloween party for cheap! easy and fun ideas that won't break the bank!

I love halloween…but hot dang. I really hate spending money. so I love when I can create a whole party for cheap…I’ve put together a really fun roundup of great ideas to make your halloween bash AMAZING…while keeping money in your pocket!!!

  halloween decorations

 these sweet garlands are so fun and simple!

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a fun photo booth for people to snap some pictures (love the police line backdrop)

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You know you can print GIANT black and white engineering prints at Staples. for cheap. Then just tape up.

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and your backdrops needs  all sorts of great dress up props (for those losers that don’t dress up!

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kids can make these fun swirly ghosts!

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these eyeballs are AMAZING! (hello paper plate!)

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throw on some magnets on some creepy spiders…amazing outcome! (I save those magnets that come on phone books….and spiders can be found at the dollar store)

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you can make some awesome giant sized spider webs!

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a cute little way to jazz up your food table–

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throw a glowstick in a balloon and add some creepy eyes!

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or make them look like pumpkins…

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or make some AWESOME ghost balloons: (just some crepe paper and black vinyl)

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these napkin holders are too cool for school!

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(buy some fangs HERE)

 

cutest utensil holders!!!

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a little yarn….some tape…you have some awesome decorations!

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They also have amazing yarn spider webs..use this glow in the dark yarn for some real fun! 51f89nxGPDL._SX425_

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halloween drinks

decorate some plain plastic cups with sharpies! just cut out and trace! cheap halloween cups cheap halloween party ideas sharpie glasses

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it’s always cold here on halloween…so this hot cocoa is so fun! Halloween-Hot-Cocoa-FamilyFreshMeals.com_

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or go super festive (but still easy..peep straws and eyeballs)

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add a ring to a straw!
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if you don’t have time to whip up a custom drink….just buy some and add these printables!!!

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this is tooooootally cool! and kid would love them!

Black light lemonade Black Light Lemonade

Or you can just throw in a glow stick…(if you don’t have a black light)

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add some fun paper and eyes and these cups will be a big hit! 3fbb9e776b59fca58a4b318c49e8dd3c

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or just some plain googly eyes will do the trick!

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spiders in ice cubes=pure genius!

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fill water in a plastic glove and freeze for a creepy ice hand!

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okay..moving on to my favorite portion of the evening….

halloween foodsnacks no one wants to be stuck in the kitchen all halloween! These super easy menu items will be a BIG hit!

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some breadsticks! amazing!

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or make the easiest dessert ever…just jello in a fun mold! (and the mold is cheap!)

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everyone (EVERYONE) love oreos!!! OREO-eyeballs-green-and-blue

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popcorn is a great salt to all the sweet!

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pudding is a perfect dessert! halloween-frankenstein-pudding-cups-turtles-life-for-me-720x720

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to balance out all the candy…draw on some cuties!

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mummy dogs would be a GREAT kid pleaser!!!

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make sure the kids eat their veggies!!!

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these donuts are perhaps the CUTEST THING EVER.

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halloween activities

fun and easy games to ward off the boredom! pumpkin-bowling--900x1366 source

guess how many candy corn (okay..i’m kinda a germ freak..so this kids hands in the jar is freaking me out.)

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my kids would LOVE THIS. like 110%.

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a fun pumpkin toss…. Funkins-Toss-Game-such-a-fun-and-cute-idea-for-any-Halloween-party-pumpkins source

tie a donut up and eat it!!! a classic around here

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we love this game!

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these are all so fun! perfect for all ages!

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a fun trivia printable

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love bingo! it’s a classic!

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like pin the tail…but pin the spider on the web!

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easy fun paper plate crafts!

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source halloween movies

nothing says halloween by getting scared out of your mind by a good movie! Here are our favorites:

the best roundup of halloween movies for your family!!!

  1. Casper
  2. Labrinyth
  3. Monster House
  4. Hocus Pocus
  5. Watcher in the Woods
  6. Corpse Bride
  7. E.T.
  8. Ghostbusters
  9. Gremlins
  10. Witches
  11. Monsters inc
  12. Little Monsters
  13. Edward Scissorhands
  14. Young Frankenstein
  15. Scooby Doo
  16. The Addams Family
  17. Goosebumps
  18. Beetlejuice
  19. Harry Potter
  20. ghost dad

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About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.