Halloween is such a great time of year (and that’s not just because it’s in the same month as my birthday). It’s the one time of year when everyone gets to be an actor, putting on costumes and becoming someone else! Now, trick-or-treating is great and all, if you’re five, but I like to celebrate with a Halloween party. When I through a party, I go all out. Example, I threw a dinner party for some college friends with three courses, a table cloth, fancy tableware, and I made them all dress up. It was a good time. However, going full-out for a Halloween party can get expensive between the costume, decorations, and food. So here’s my favorite projects for throwing an amazing party that won’t break the budget! From homemade Halloween costumes to the best Halloween party food ideas, you’ll find all the DIY projects you need to costume, food, and decor right here.
Affordable Halloween Party Ideas
Costumes are arguably the most important part of Halloween. But if you’ve been online or in a Halloween store recently, you know that the price tag on your dream costume will make your eyes go cross-eyed! These DIY Halloween costumes are the way to look fabulous on Halloween without dishing out your savings. Here are my top five Halloween costume DIYs:
Peter Pan’s Shadow Here’s a creative idea; Peter Pan is old hat, but his shadow is a unique way to put a fun twist on the classic costume!
Human Ariel Costume This Human Ariel costume is so simple, and entirely adorable.
Despicable Me Minion Costume Did someone say no-sew costume? Your wish is granted! Here’s a great no-sew costume that will keep you warm in late October.
Flintstones Couple Costume So you want to do a couple costume? How about a throwback to childhood with this great Fred and Wilma Flintstone costume?
Army Man Costume I’ll admit, this one is my favorite. How creative! It makes me think of Toy Story.
What’s a party without food? Having a good time burns a lot of energy, so you’ll need plenty of good eats if you’re going to throw a successful Halloween party. Now, you could just serve normal food, but what fun would that be? These Halloween-themed recipes are the perfect snacks, meals, and appetizers for your party. Check out my top five Halloween party food ideas:
Pumpkin Chili Recipe Enjoy the fall flavors of pumpkin with this delicious chili recipe.
Demon Deviled Eggs These demonic (possibly possessed) deviled eggs will be the perfect appetizer for your party.
Bloody Cupcakes What’s Halloween without sweets? These Bloody Cupcakes will hit the spot for every vampire and monster at your mash.
Delicious Homemade Candy Corn Candy corn is the perfect treat to have out in small dishes so guests can snack on it all night long.
Spine-Chilling Ice Cream Floats End the night with some brain freezing ice cream floats!
Halloween Decoration Ideas
To throw a really great Halloween party you have to set the mood with decorations. Transform your home to a ghostly graveyard or a haunted hall. These DIY projects will be fun to make and your home will be ready to welcome all the dearly departed to your doorstep! Create spooky lighting, creepy cobwebs, or perky pumpkins with these Halloween decoration ideas! Try my top five DIY Halloween decorations:
Haunting Halloween Luminaries Mood lighting will be easy with these lanterns around the house.
Spooky Lab Experiment Jars Set the spooky precedent by greeting your guests with these chilling mad scientist experiment jars.
Glow-in-the-Dark Bats Suspend these glow-in-the-dark bats from your ceilings so the can swoop among your guests during the party.
Precious Painted Pumpkins These darling little pumpkins will give a good balance to all the scary decorations.
Wire Webs These wire webs are the perfect addition to your Halloween decor, and will look great at your party!