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25 DIY Halloween Party Hacks

Kick off your Halloween party with these easy Halloween party hacks!

Halloween Party Hacks for a Scarier Holiday

What Makes Halloween Special?

These easy and spooky Halloween party food and decorating ideas will give your guests a real scare. Halloween is the perfect time for you to be creative. Among all the holidays, it’s the most fun you can get decorating your house, and well, everything else. If you’re hosting a Halloween party, I’ve rounded up some amazing yet easy Halloween party ideas for you to choose from. Here’s a great list of Halloween decorations, crafts, and food ideas that will make your neighbors jealous.

1. Cake-pop Eyeballs

Make your guests’ eyes pop with this one-of-“eye”-kind Halloween treat. This is really fun and easy to make. If you’ve already made cake-pops before, I’m sure these cake-pop eyeballs would just be a breeze.

2. Medusa Ice Face And Hands Punch

Creepy drinks are always in demand. I love this Halloween idea of making an ice face and hands by simply freezing water in latex gloves. Then, you can just simply add it to your favorite punch.

3. Creepy Ribs

A Halloween party dinner wouldn’t be complete with the main course. You’ll surely have a scare with this Halloween food idea. Get the recipe for this creepy ribs and don’t forget the red bell pepper and stick a knife into it, and you’re done!

4. Jack-O-Lantern Quesadillas

Here’s a great Halloween food idea for you, Jack-O-Lantern Quesadillas! I love quesadillas at parties and I’d love it more with a spooky face. I’m sure you will love it, too!

5. Orange Snack-O-Lanterns

If you’re thinking of a new way to give sweets out, here’s a fruity Halloween idea for you. Carve out some oranges, fill them with sweets, and you’ve got yourself some snack-o-lanterns.

6. Halloween Sodas

A party is never complete without sodas. To keep your Halloween party theme, I’ve got a simple Halloween party idea: Halloween sodas to keep your guests ghoulishly hydrated.

7. Strawberry Ghosts

Ghosts always make great Halloween desserts. Here’s a simple one for you — strawberries and chocolate. Every sweet tooth will be delighted in this delicious treat.

8. Eyeball Martinis

If you’re into martinis, here’s the perfect Halloween party drink you can try. Use radishes, grapes, lychee, blueberries, or cranberries. Anything you pick will surely bound to be eerie.

9. Halloween Cookie Favor Cones

These Halloween cookie favor cones will complete your Halloween party treat. Once your party is over, simply hand them out to all your guests. You can even hang it during the party to serve as Halloween decor too.

10. Egg Carton Cup Eyeballs

If you can’t get enough of eyeballs like me, grab some egg cartons, a pair of scissors, pen, and markers, and you’re all set. These egg carton cup eyeballs would be an excellent Halloween craft for the whole family.

11. Ghostly Refrigerator

DIY ghost decorations are a dime a dozen because they’re so easy to make. Haunted houses will never be complete if not every single thing in your house looks creepy. Don’t leave your refrigerator in the dark and turn it into a ghost with this easy DIY ghostly refrigerator. I love how simple this Halloween decoration is!

12. House-O-Lantern

Jack-O-Lanterns are Halloween decoration favorites. It can get boring sometimes though when you always have to do it on pumpkins. If you’re into upscaling your Jack-O-Lantern decor, try this easy-to-follow tutorial of making a house-o-lantern.

13. Pumpkin Spiders

An easy Halloween craft perfect for kids. You can make these creepy crawlers just from mini pumpkins and some pipe cleaners. Now that’s a great pumpkin decorating idea!

14. Witch Table

Need I say more? Don’t look now, but your Halloween party just got bewitched. Know how you can make a bewitching table and make your Halloween party a lot spookier.

15. Dead Witch Doormat

This dead witch doormat makes a great illusion that will surely spook anyone who drops by your door. An easy Halloween craft you can make with the kids.

16. DIY Pumpkin Light

Want a new idea to light up your pumpkins? This DIY pumpkin light is a simple and creative pumpkin decorating idea, perfect for those who just want to enjoy the Halloween spirit without the scare factor.

17. Bloody Candles

Halloween decorations are never complete without candles. Get a spine-tingling look by creating the illusion of bloody candles. All you’ll need are some white and red candles, drip some melted red wax on the white ones, and you’re done.

18. Pineapple Jack-O-Lantern

Jack-O-Lanterns surely look scarier with a prickly face and unexpected textures! Try this pineapple jack-o-lantern this Halloween. I’m sure it will make quite the quirky impression!

19. Pumpkin Party Cooler

I didn’t forget your ice bucket. Here’s a smart Halloween party idea for you, a pumpkin party cooler. Fill it with some beers or use as a punch bowl for some mulled cider!

20. DIY Faux Pumpkins

Solve the universal problem of running out of pumpkins with this easy Halloween craft. All you need are some canning rings, twine, acrylic paint, satin spray paint, a burlap, and a twig. Voila! You’ll never lack pumpkins to decorate with ever again.

21. Creepy Mason Jar Lanterns

Want your own set of monsters? Here’s your chance to create DIY Halloween decorations out of mason jars. I love this idea! You’ll love it too when you get the chance to create your own with its easy tutorial.

22. Glow Stick Lanterns

If you want an eerie ambiance in your Halloween party, here’re glow stick lanterns to give you the exact creepy feeling. It’s inexpensive and really easy to make.

23. Mason Jar Mummies

Looking for something else to do with those mason jars this Halloween? These mason jar mummies are a very easy Halloween craft you can try, and they won’t fail to give you some spooky thrill.

24. Cheesecloth Floating Ghost

Spook your guests with this creepy Halloween decoration. Can you picture the look your on guests’ faces once they see hanging cheesecloth ghosts in your living room?

25. DIY Cobwebs

What’s a haunted house without cobwebs? Just a house! Complete your Halloween decorations with these DIY cobwebs. Simply rip some cheesecloth and hang them from the ceiling. Genius, right?


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Whatever you choose for your Halloween celebration, doing any of these Halloween party hacks will guarantee you not only a truly spooky Halloween party but also one that would not break the bank. So start your Halloween preparations by making these DIY Halloween decorations, and have a blast!

Which DIY Halloween party hacks caught your eye? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on October 19, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.



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