These super easy Halloween Party Ideas are perfect for people who don't like Halloween. These ideas are quick to make, inexpensive and will put a smile on your kids' faces.
Whether you hate all the gory stuff or just can't get motivated to go all out on a holiday that really only lasts for one evening, I've got easy entertaining ideas that you'll enjoy.
This post was originally published on September 30, 2019 and has now been updated with more fun ideas.
I'm not a fan of Halloween. But my kids love it. So when they ask to invite people over it makes me cringe.
Whether you want to throw an actual party, just have a few people over or just celebrate with your kids, these simple Halloween ideas have got you covered.
Why These Ideas Are Good
Somehow, Halloween always sneaks up on and me. My kids and I start talking about Halloween costumes and things but before I know it, it's half an hour until we trick or treat and I've done nothing to decorate or planned any fun activities.
These super easy Halloween ideas that are perfect for an inspired gathering whether it's just one friend or a house full of people.
My favorite part of the DIY Halloween ideas is that most of them start with store-bought items that you just modify to make them even cuter.
That's one of my favorite time-saving tricks. It still lets you flex your creative muscle without having to start from scratch. It keeps things easy but feels festive.
These DIY ideas are low effort and great for people like me who want to make their kids happy but don't want to make a huge time or cost investment.
And holiday-inspired food and drink is just plain fun! You know your kids and friends will love these yummy treats. They're simple to make and will absolutely cause smiles.
If you want to throw a full-on Halloween party check out this Cute Zombie Party post with tons of ideas!
Easy Halloween Ideas
My kids love Halloween. I tolerate it. These simple Halloween ideas are great for moms like me who want to make holiday memories for the kids but don't want to spend a lot of time on it! And these aren't super gory. Because that's gross.
Easy Party Ideas
These easy Halloween party ideas are a great way to gather friends and celebrate the day.
Turn an after school playdate into an easy party. Make the activity the snack and the party favor. You don't need to invite a bunch of people to make it count as a party.
I hate dressing up so I like to do something fun for Halloween that doesn't require it! And adult-friendly get together is a fun idea for some cocktail sipping and creepy jewelry making.
DIY Halloween Decorations
It's time to get crafty! Create these fun DIY projects to add a little holiday fun to your house. Very little skill required.
Bugs are gross. But the oversized plastic version look pretty cute on these store-bought pillar candles.
This easy Halloween garland idea is inexpensive and colorful. It works really well as wall decor or even a photobooth back drop!
This is such a quick and easy way to create festive wall decor. Choose your saying wisely. The shorter the easier.
Mobiles were all the rage a few years ago and this one is easy and cheap to make. There are so many fun DIYs you can do with plastic fangs!
Put a festive spin on this Christmas tradition and turn your oranges into tiny pumpkins! Plus this smells AMAZING!
These cute fabric bugs are easy to make and would be so cute scattered through your house for Halloween. Hot glue is all you need.
Creepy Crawly Tablecloth DIY
I'm obsessed with this method of printing! You'll love the buggy effect that works perfectly as a base for your Halloween table.
Halloween Music to Listen To
Music is the quickest way to get into the mood.
If you love indie music, this playlist of gloomy songs is just what you need. They aren't traditional Halloween songs, but def have a melancholy mood.
Halloween Party Food Ideas
Why are themed food and cocktails so much better?
This yummy rum-based cocktail is a great one for sharing with friends or taking with you while you trick or treat.
Yes. You bake a pie inside a cake. And when you cut it open it looks like guts. It's rad.
This is the tastiest dessert ever! You can make this as a delicious treat for the kids to celebrate the holiday or make it after with leftover candy from trick or treating!
This black spiked punch is the perfect vodka cocktail to serve for your adult Halloween parties! It's delicious and a little spooky.
This black cocktail idea is a fun one for the upcoming holiday. Make this Halloween Moscow Mule to keep the ghouls away. With fresh blackberries, rosemary and spiced rum, this drink is flavorful and perfect for tricks and treats.
These cupcakes are Halloween themed but super easy to recreate even if you don't have a lot of baking skills.
Rice Crispy Treats are easy to make and can easily be transformed into the perfect Halloween treat! This list has 13 different ways to make them perfectly holiday themed.
These Halloween cocktail ideas are creepy and cool. They're the perfect drink to share with mom friends while trick or treating.
These easy Halloween ideas will help you satisfy your kids (and make fun memories too) without spending tons of time or money. You may even want to throw a party so you can show off your cute DIYs!
Shop for your Halloween party
- Fake plastic ants: These are great for the DIY candle craft above but also can be placed around to make the house feel a bit more creepy crawly.
- White cotton cobwebs are essential for Halloween parties.
- These spiderweb decorations add a spooky touch without covering your house in fake blood.
- These pumpkin decorating stickers are great for last minute decor or if you forgot to give yourself enough time to actually carve pumpkins.
- This neon bat sign feels modern and cool plus it's inexpensive and can be used year after year.
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