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Fun Halloween Party Ideas

Hosting a fun and memorable Halloween party doesn’t have to be stressful, nor does it need to break the bank. Here are some great DIY fun party ideas to help you save money while hosting a super fun Halloween party! 

Fun Halloween Party Ideas

Everyone loves a good party! In today’s post, let us show you how to host a party that is not only memorable but truly fun – all without spending a lot of money. 

Invitations:

It’s super easy to make your very own DIY Halloween invitations. Be creative and make your own invitations or check out the following ideas:

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Unique Coffin Invitation with Templateby Do-It-Yourself-Invitations.com

 

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 DIY Halloween Party Invitations with Template by Crafty in Crosby

 

DIY Halloween Invitations

Make Cute Halloween Party Invitations by The V Spot

More great DIY invitation ideas:
Sisters Stuff Halloween Ideas
Harry Potter Ideas from 3 Chic Geeks
Free Halloween Printables by Brandy Frank
Free Halloween Fonts by Ella Claire 
Vintage Halloween Printables by Tried and True 

The “Spooky Factor” 

If you are going for a scary themed Halloween party then be sure to incorporate the “Spooky Factor” by using props and decorations that add a surprise element.

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Shop for old (and possibly free) mannequin body parts and put them places where you wouldn’t expect to see them. When the lights are dim the “Spooky Factor” will take over and add creepiness to your party.

Halloween FogHow to Make Great Graveyard Fog by From House 2 Home 

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Spooky Front Porch Halloween Decorating Ideas by The Garden Glove

Halloween Hanging Candles

Harry Potter Party Ideas by Eating Bender

More great spooky decor ideas:
Printable Harry Potter Potion Bottle Labels by Over the Big Moon
Halloween Decorations by Dishfunctional Designs
Creepy Halloween Decor Ideas by Reasons to Skip the Housework
Packing Tape Ghost by The Crafty Geek DIY Bloody Handprint Window Clings by HubPages
Haunted House Silhouettes by Make
Boneyard Lantern by Oh My! Creative
Disgustingly Awesome Ways To Take Halloween To The Next Level by BuzzFeed Life

Decorations:

Not all Halloween decorations need to be scary or creepy. Simple creative decorations can still be fun, especially for younger children. 

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 Carve pumpkins with silly or goofy expressions.

 

pumpkin-monsters3 DIY Pumpkin Monster Babies by Blessed Beyond Crazy

 

table-party-halloween-craftsDIY Halloween Owls, Cats and Bats by Happy Thought Printable Paper Products

More fun decor ideas:
Pinecone Monster Wreath by Craftaholics Anonymous 
Toilet Paper Roll Bats by Practically Functional 
Halloween Mason Jar Luminaries by Anything and Everything DIY Blog
11 Ideas for Pretty Pumpkins by Decorarting Your Small Space
10 Sweet Ways to Decorate with Halloween Candy by Good Housekeeping
Mason Jar Halloween Crafts by Real Simple
Quick and Easy Halloween Decorations by Country Living
20 Last Minute Halloween Crafts and Recipes by Smart School House

Costumes:

Kids love to play “dress-up” and Halloween is the perfect time of year to do just that. Not only do kids (young and old) enjoy a great costume, but pets can get in on the action too.

Halloween Sheep Costumes

26 Halloween Costumes for Toddlers That Are Just Too Cute To Believe by BuzzFeed Life

 

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DIY Olaf Costume by DesertChica.com 

 

Frodo Costume

Great Children’s Costumes by Dose.com

 

Dog Costumes

Top 10 Dog Costumes! by Reasons To Skip The Housework

Kitty Costume

 57 Great Pet Costumes by BuzzFeed

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25 Adorable Pet Costumes by Kids Kubby

More costume ideas:
18 Awesome Halloween Costumes For Couple That Don’t Suck by Huffington Post
30 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas by HubPages
25 Makeup and Nail Looks for Halloween by This Silly Girl’s Life
Pretty Halloween Makeup Ideas You’ll Love by StyleCaster
33 Totally Creepy Makeup Looks To Try This Halloween by BuzzFeed
Light-up Tulle Fairy Dress by A Designer Life
Work Appropriate Halloween Costumes by Life a la Wife
101 Cheap Homemade Halloween Costumes by PopSugar
65 Animal Inspired Halloween Costumes by Brit + Co
18 Cute and Unique Halloween Costumes For Best Friends by Gurl.com
No-Sew Leaf Fairy Costume by Alpha Mom

Games:

Have several fun Halloween-themed games for your guest. Keep the games simple and active to keep your guest involved. No one wants to get bored at a party.

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Spiderweb Walking Halloween Game by No Time For Flashcards 

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Free Printable Halloween Bingo Game by Crazy Little Projects

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30 Awesome Halloween Games For Kids by My Life and Kids

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Adult Halloween Drinking Games by eHow.com

More fun game ideas:
Fun Halloween Game Ideas by eHow.com
Halloween Games for Kids by A Girl and a Glue Gun
Halloween Tin Can Bowling by Red Ted Art
5 Halloween Party Games For Adults That Cost Nothing by Coupon Closet 
Halloween Games For Class Parties by Madly Stylish Events
Over 450 Free Halloween Printables by Passion For Savings
Ideas For Spooky Sensory Halloween Boxes by Inner Child Fun
33 Halloween Ideas by It’s Written on the Wall

Story Telling:

Story Telling is fantastic way to end any Halloween party. You can make your stories as scary or as silly and funny as you like. You can easily tweak each story depending on the age of the guest attending. Most children love a good story and it’s fun to get them involved and interacting with the storyteller as much as possible. Here are some great ways to do just that.

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5 Ways to Make and Use Story Stones by the Artful Parent

 

Fairy-tale-story-prop-basket-680x453Fairy Tale Story Telling Basket by The Imagination Tree   

More storytelling ideas:
50 + Storytelling Ideas by Inspiration Laboratories
Story Telling Dice by Happy Thought
Wooden Spoon Puppets by Teach Me Mommy 
Story Cups For Light Play by PlayTrains
How to make Story Stones and Facilitate Group Storytelling by Mommy Labs
13 Musical Storytelling Activities For Kids by Let’s Play Music
Storytelling Through Classical Music by This Reading Mama

Food:

What would any party be without food? This is probably the easiest part of throwing a Halloween party. There are many easy and fantastic recipes to help make your Halloween party a success.

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Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip by Well Plated

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Easy Halloween Mummies by Meine Svenja 

Halloween Pumpkin Punch

Halloween Pumpkin Punch by Honestly Yum

More food ideas:
Halloween Sugar Cookies by Blessed Beyond Crazy
5 DIY Halloween Cupcakes by Girl Inspired
Candy Corn Butter Cookies by TidyMom
Ghost Meringues by Smart School House
Full Moon Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups by Bubbly Nature Creations 
Reese’s Owls by Inside BreuCrew Life
Sweet and Salty Halloween Chex Mix by Wishes and Dishes
Maple Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bar Trifle by Blessed Beyond Crazy 
Halloween Oreo Funfetti Cookies by Deliciously Sprinkled
Monster Ball Halloween Party Ideas by Hostess with the Mostess
Simple Skeleton Cookies by Michelle @MakeMeCake.Me 
Candy Corn Pretzel Hugs by Sally’s Baking Addition
Candy Corn Krispie Cake by delightfulemade.com 
Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats by CincyShopper.com 
Owl S’mores by Living Locurto 
Strawberry Ghost by Miss Candy Quik
Boo Boo Bites by Blessed Beyond Crazy 

Favors:

Send you little goblins home with a fun Halloween favor such as:

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Oreo Witch Shoes Party Favors by Your Homebased Mom

 

Candy-Pumpkin-Bottles-Craft-IdeaCandy Pumpkins Favors by Club Chica Circle

 

Monster Cookies

Homemade Monster Cookies Gifts by Betty Crocker 

 

Halloween Favors

5 Halloween Candy Boxes Anyone Can Make by the Kitchn

 

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DIY Balloon Pumpkin Patch Favors by Hostess with the Mostess 

 

Ghost Pops Favors

Ghost Pop Favors by A Girl and A Glue Gun

More party favor ideas:
DIY Witches Broom Favors by Two Crafting Sisters
Witchy Shoe Favors by The Fickle Pickle
Bugs and Kisses Halloween Favors by Dixie Delights
A Bit Of Light for Halloween Night by I Love My Classroom 
Halloween Candy Corn Popcorn Hands by Yummy Healthy Easy
Healthy Preschool Party Favors by The Nerds Wife
Halloween S’mores by Family Frugal Fun
25 Creative Halloween Treat Bags by Cute Food For Kids

Allergy Friendly Halloween:

If you know children who have food allergies you know how hard it can be for them to participate in some food related activities. The Teal Pumpkin Project by F.A.R.E. is a way to help these children enjoy a safe and healthy Halloween. Simply paint a pumpkin teal and place it by your front door for everyone to see. This symbol helps to raise awareness and let children know that you have food allergy-friendly treats available for Halloween. Fun non-food items can be things such as stickers, glow sticks, plastic rings, pencils, and other non-food items. For a free printable sign check out the link below:

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Create An Allergy-Free Halloween by BonBon Break

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Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas by Simple Roots Wellness

For more party ideas be sure to check out:

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We hope that you have a safe, healthy, happy and enjoyable Halloween!!!

Linda and Anna

 

 

 

About the author: Linda and Anna are a mother-daughter team that enjoy cooking, crafting and sharing advice with each other. Here they enjoy sharing all their new recipes and ideas with their readers.

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  • Emilio Houston January 7, 2016, 11:14 am

    Really liked the Harry Potter floating candle idea and the coffin invitations!

    • Blessed Beyond Crazy January 7, 2016, 7:01 pm

      Hi Emilio,
      People are so clever aren’t they? Those were some of my favorites as well.
      Thanks for stopping in and dropping us a note!
      Linda

  • Wanda September 12, 2015, 7:10 am

    What a great list of fun Halloween ideas! Thanks for including my “how to make fog” post. (I wonder if I can get my cat to wear bat wings…)
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    • Blessed Beyond Crazy September 12, 2015, 10:28 am

      Hi Wanda,
      Thanks! Everyone is so creative and this was a super fun post! Love yours by the way!!!
      Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!
      Linda

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