40 Cheap and Easy Last-Minute Halloween Party Ideas

Short on time? We've got you covered.

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Steve Giralt

Americans spend a lot on Halloween after you combine the costs of decorations, pumpkins, delicious treats, and more. But if you don't want to spend a fortune, we've rounded up some of the most clever and creative ideas you can pull together at home.

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Steve Giralt
Backyard Branch Decor

Find affordable decor in your yard. Gather long sticks and spray-paint them glossy black, then push them into the tops of pumpkins.

What you'll need: glossy black spray paint ($7, )

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Steve Giralt
Frankenstein and His Bride Cupcakes

Bright green frosting, black sprinkle hair, and licorice bolts make this recipe a graveyard smash.

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Steve Giralt
Cotton Doily Webs

Spiders and lace transform a blank wall into a spooky backdrop. Frame a cotton doily and a plastic spider to honor Halloween’s creepiest crawlies.

What you'll need: cotton doilies ($10 for 4, )

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Steve Giralt
Black Cat, Bat, Spider, and Mice Doughnuts

Kids will swarm around this chocolate-dipped dessert that's frightfully cute.

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Steve Giralt
Bottle Beverages

All it takes is a little paper and a savvy template to turn mini milk bottles in festive drinking vessels for your party.

Get the template.

What you'll need: black paper ($10, )

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Steve Giralt
Plush Pumpkin Pillow

Deck out your porch with fresh-picked pumpkins that are as cozy as they come — and a no-sew pillow to match.

Get the template.

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Steve Giralt
Bookshelf DIYs

Eye of newt? Check. Claw of raven? Check. Empty vitamin containers and spice jars become display-worthy decor with a little hot glue and paint. Then cover cardboard books with a coat or two of acrylic paint and decorate the spines with permanent marker and strips of Washi tape.

What you'll need: Washi tape ($7 for 48 rolls, )

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Steve Giralt
Halloween Cat Cake

This clever confection will electrify your taste buds. Make white fondant bones, then wrap orange cotton candy around a skewer for a fluffy tail.

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Steve Giralt
Spooky Mantle Display

Build an eerie Halloween village with black metal lanterns, then add LED lights for a candlelit glow.

Get the template.

What you'll need: LED lights ($14 for 36, )

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Steve Giralt
Cookie Skulls and Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Honor the Mexican tradition with scary-sweet treats and dazzling gourds. Don't let intricate-looking designs frighten you! Bring simple cookies to life with easy-to-pipe dots, swirls, and stitches plus candied seeds.

Get the recipe.

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Witches' Brew Halloween Cupcakes

Make any Halloween party instantly more festive with these cupcakes inspired by a witch's magical potion.

Get the recipe at .

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Pastel Halloween Party

This year, instead of using the typical colors of Halloween like purple, orange, and black, opt for a pastel color scheme.

Get the tutorial at .

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Pumpkin Patch Dirt Cups

Adults and kids alike will love this sweet Halloween treat. Make the dirt with crushed Oreos — and don't forget to top with candy pumpkins and gummy worms.

Get the recipe at .

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Copper, Black, and White Halloween Party

Add a touch of modern flair to your decor with copper accents. These copper-glazed cake pops are stunning and delicious.

Get the tutorial at .

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Halloween Cookie Eyeballs

Super creepy but simple to make, these cookies (made from Oreos) are the perfect centerpiece dessert for your Halloween party.

Get the tutorial at .

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Pink and Black "Boo!" Halloween Party

For a sweet (versus spooky!) take on Halloween, incorporate some pink, a few stripes, and little smiling ghosts into your decor.

Get the tutorial at .

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Halloween Trail Mix

Your guests will go nuts for this harvest mix. Use a big bowl on the snack table, or place several bowls throughout your home during the party.

Get the tutorial at .

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Mummy Pops

These cute and simple mummy banana pops are made with only three ingredients (bananas, chocolate, and M&M's) and are ready in 30 minutes or less — no baking required.

Get the recipe.

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MARK FERRI
Spooky Spinach Dip in a Cauldron Bread Bowl

Impress guests with this crafty Halloween appetizer, which cleverly transforms pumpernickel bread, breadsticks, and cream cheese into a basket, then fills it with a super-simple creamy spinach dip.

Get the recipe.

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More Pumpkin Recipes

Don't toss those jack-o'-lantern innards! Toast the pumpkin seeds with cinnamon and sugar for a yummy treat, and puree the stringy parts to use in and breads.

RELATED: Halloween Movies for Kids That Are Both Silly and Scary

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Steve Giralt
Graveyard Cookie Jar

This is one dessert you'll be dying to dig into! Fill a large glass cookie jar with crumbs from your favorite chocolate cake along with white chocolate bones. Layer in tombstone sugar cookies decorated with gray, black, and purple royal icing. Pipe in tufts of grass using green-tinted buttercream. Push in a cemetery sign made from card stock and painted wood skewers for an added touch of Halloween spirit.

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Pumpkin Mason Jars

These easy-to-make Halloween crafts double as party centerpieces!

Get the tutorial at .

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Halloween Cocoa Bar

Warm up on a chilly night with a cup of hot chocolate topped with ghost-shaped marshmallows and candy corn.

Get the tutorial at .

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Antonis Achilleos
Wine Bottle Decor

Create these ghosts from . Use a paint scraper to remove the label from an empty dark-colored glass wine bottle, and remove any glue with Goo Gone. Draw a scary face using a white paint pen.

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Hocus Pocus Punch

Only three ingredients are needed to brew this Halloween potion.

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Barrel of Boos

Your guests will love picking out a piece (or two or three!) of their favorite candy from this ghostly bucket.

Get the tutorial at .

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Kate Sears
Ghoulish Punch

This frightfully refreshing concoction is made from lemon-lime seltzer and lime sherbet.

Get the recipe.

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Kate Sears
Porch Scarecrows

You'll need a pumpkin, old clothes and hats, a hot glue gun, and hay or a cheap material (hello, plastic grocery bags!) for stuffing.

Get the tutorial.

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John Uher
Monster Munch

Gummy worms add the perfect touch to this crowd-pleasing party mix. It's a perfect combo of salty and sweet that can be ready in 10 minutes flat.

Get the recipe.

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Movie Options

Pop some popcorn and cozy up on the couch to watch a Halloween classic (check out the 13 best movies to watch with your kids this Halloween) on Netflix, or to take in a viewing of which local stations usually air a few weeks before Halloween.

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