Somehow Halloween always sneaks up on and me. I mean, we start talking about Halloween costumes and things but seriously, before I know it, it’s the day of and I’ve done nothing to decorate or planned any fun activities.
It’s one of my kid’s favorite days so this year I have every intention of making it special. Inviting a few people over is a great way to make this time of year feel extra celebratory. So I gathered up these super easy Halloween ideas that are perfect for an inspired gathering.
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.
My favorite part of the DIY 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.
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.
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.
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.
I'm a big fan of customizing inexpensive t-shirts and this one is perfect for Halloween. Use a bleach pen to create a jack o' lantern face.
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.
I'm obsessed with this method of printing! You'll love the buggy effect that works perfectly as a base for your Halloween table.
Music to Listen To
Music is the quickest way to get into the mood. This can be the soundtrack to your life during October.
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.
What to Serve for Halloween
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.
If taking a cocktail along while you trick or treat isn't your thing, make this yummy warmed pumpkin drink and keep yourself feeling cozy all night long.
Nothing freaks me out more than the idea of spider eggs. So why not jazz up a yummy Pumpkin Cupcakes with a super gross white chocolate version of everyone's biggest fear.
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!
Pin these Easy Halloween Ideas for Later
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!