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, all while keeping money in your pocket!!!
First up- you are going to need to send out invitations!
Halloween Party Decorations
these sweet garlands are so fun and simple!
a fun photo booth for people to snap some pictures (love the police line backdrop): source unknown
You know you can print GIANT black and white engineering prints at Staples. for cheap. Then just tape up. SOURCE
Your backdrops need all sorts of great dress-up props (for those people that don’t dress up!): source
Kids can make these tissue paper ghosts
These eyeballs are AMAZING! (hello paper plate!)
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)
A cute little way to jazz up your food table–Delia Creates
Put a glowstick in a balloon and add some creepy eyes!
or make them look like pumpkins…Balloons are just so affordable! Source
Another easy and adorable idea: Source unknown
or make some AWESOME ghost balloons: (just some crepe paper and black vinyl)
These napkin holders are too cool for school! SOURCE
(buy some fangs HERE)
How cute are these utensil holders!!! Todays creative blog
With a little yarn and some tape, you have some awesome decorations! : source
Halloween Party Drinks
It’s always cold here on Halloween…so this hot cocoa is so fun! SOURCE
Go super festive (but still easy..peep straws and eyeballs)
Add a spider ring to a straw for a totally easy DIY!
If you don’t have time to whip up a custom drink, just buy some and add these printables!!!
This Black light lemonade is totally cool! and kids would love them!
Or you can just throw in a glow stick…(if you don’t have a black light)
Add some fun paper and eyes and these cups will be a big hit! source
OR just some plain googly eyes will do the trick! source
Spiders in ice cubes=pure genius! source unknown
This DIY is so good. Fill water in a plastic glove and freeze for a creepy ice hand!
okay..moving on to my favorite portion of the evening…
Halloween Food and Snacks
No one wants to be stuck in the kitchen all Halloween! These super easy menu items will be a BIG hit!
Just add a face onto popsicles! SOURCE
These breadsticks are amazing! source
or make the easiest dessert ever…just jello in a fun mold! (and the mold is cheap!) source
Everyone loves Oreos!!! source
Popcorn is a great salty snack to all the sweet treats!
Pudding is a perfect dessert! source
Monster mix. It’s like trail mix but spookier!
To balance out all the candy…draw on some Orangecuties!
Mummy dogs would be a GREAT kid pleaser!!! source
Make sure the kids eat their veggies!!! source
These donuts are perhaps the CUTEST THING EVER. source
Fun and easy games to ward off boredom! source
Guess how many candy corn (okay..i’m kinda a germ freak..so this kid’s hands in the jar is freaking me out.) source
my kids Love this gross sensory game.
A fun pumpkin toss….source
Tie a donut up and eat it!!! a classic around here. source
We love this game! source
these are all so fun! perfect for all ages! source
This is like pin the tail…but pin the spider on the web! source
Easy fun paper plate crafts! source
Ring toss made from dollar store supplies!
Nothing says Halloween by getting scared out of your mind by a good movie! Here are our favorites:
- Monster House
- Hocus Pocus
- Watcher in the Woods
- Corpse Bride
- Monsters inc
- Little Monsters
- Edward Scissorhands
- Young Frankenstein
- Scooby Doo
- The Addams Family
- Harry Potter
- ghost dad
- Nightmare Before Christmas
- Hubie Halloween
- Practical Magic
- Hotel Transylvania
- The Ring
- When a Stranger Calls
I hope you are inspired to throw an EASY Halloween party on the CHEAP!!!! It doesn’t have to be expensive to have some fun!