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5-Step Last-Minute Halloween Party Guide

Halloween isn’t just for kids, and our 5-Step Easy Last-Minute Halloween Party Guide is perfect for everybody. (Make it kid-friendly with non-spiked punch.)

5 steps is all it takes to throw a great Halloween bash on a moment’s notice. Check out these fast, simple and fun ideas that’ll make this year’s Halloween way more fun than buckets of trick or treat candy!


5-Step Last-Minute Halloween Party Guide Step #1:

Carve a Pumpkin … or Paint one!

This classic carved pumpkin is totally “messy” and truly adorable!

To watch the DIY YouTube how-to video Click HERE for this Cute & Easy Pumpkin Carving



Double-Duty Pumpkin Game:

Hollow out a couple of pumpkins then stack them for a beanbag toss!

Source: countryliving.com

Click HERE for their article 46 Easy pumpkin Carving Ideas



Super-Simple Spider Pumpkin

Grab a bag or two of little plastic spiders & glue away!

Source: hative.com  

Click HERE for instructions



Painted Chain Ghost Pumpkin

This is so easy, it’s obvious!

Source: hative.com  

Click HERE for more Cool No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas



Spray Paint Pumpkins

These gorgeous ideas come from The Celebration Shoppe.

Source: thecelebrationshoppe.com

Click HERE for their DIY Spray Paint Pumpkin blog



5-Step Last-Minute Halloween Party Guide Step #2: Create a Bloody Good Punch

Note: Both of these recipes are fabulous “virgin style” so make two bowls of each!

Dracula’s Blood Punch

Source: bbcgoodfood.com


You’ll need:

  • Cherry juice
  • Chili sauce
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Vodka
  • For more fun: Garnish with edible fangs.

Click HERE to get the recipe



Even Bloodier Bloody Mary

Picture: BBC Good Food

Start with:

  • Tomato juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Vodka

Then add

  • Red grape juice or pomegranate juice to give it a “bloodier” color!

Click HERE for the recipe



5-Step Last-Minute Halloween Party Guide Step #3: Easy-Cook or No-cook Spooky Treats

Here are 11 yummy and ultra-easy recipes. (And we’ve alternated sweets with not-sweets just to keep things fair!)

BIG TIP: If you want to have a more substantial snack table, then make your party a potluck!

Meanwhile, you toss together these cute & spooky goodies.


Super-Easy Mummy Brie

Just wrap puff pastry strips around a regular wrapped brie, then add eyes with black olive circles & pimentos.

Source: delish.com



Ghost S’Mores Dip

Source: delish.com

Click HERE for the easy video tutorial



Graveyard Chicken Enchilada Dip

The “big secret” is sticking round tortilla chips straight up like headstones!

Source: delish.com

Click HERE for the recipe



Spider Nest Treats

White cotton candy puffs on top of little cakes or biscuits make the perfect quick treat. Make them yourself or snag some at the store. They’re great either way. Add a plastic spider for fun. (Maybe the leftovers from the Spider Pumpkin???)

Picture: BBC Good Food


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Pumpkin Patch Deviled Eggs

These are so easy, you almost don’t need a recipe!

Source: abc.go.com

Click HERE for the recipe & easy display instructions



Pumpkin Pie-Flavored Pumpkin Seeds

TIP: You do want these in the shell

Source: Delish.com

Click HERE for the recipe



Spiderweb Deviled Eggs

These are totally worth the extra work!

Source: Duke’s Mayonnaise

Click HERE for the recipe



Jack O’Lantern Quesadillas

Could these be any easier?!

Source: delish.com


Click HERE for the recipe



Melted Witch Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Nope, it doesn’t have mint. Just green food coloring. This is perfect with:

  • Apples
  • Pretzels
  • Graham crackers
  • Strawberries

Source: Delish.com

Click HERE for the recipe from I Wash You Dry



Spooky Spider Halloween Appetizer Dip

Talk about 5 Minute Health food!

Source: Two Healthy Kitchens



Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

Serve this with:

  • Graham crackers
  • ‘Nilla wafers
  • Jumbo marshmallows (stick them on mini preztel sticks!)
  • Tart crunchy apple slices like Granny Smith, Fuji, Gala, Cortland, or Golden Delicious

Source: Delish.com

Click HERE for the recipe from momontimeout.com



String Cheese Witches Brooms

Way easier than they look – the “tie” is a strip of green onion top.

Source: foodnetwork.com

Click HERE for the recipe the Food Network



Roasted Pumpkin Seed Hummus

Source: halfbakedharvest.com

Click HERE for the recipe from Half Baked Harvest


Want more ideas?

There are TWENTY additional awesome recipes here – they just take a little more work!

Click HERE for all of the recipes & links courtesy of 31 Halloween Appetizers to Get the Party Started



5-Step Last-Minute Halloween Party Guide Step #4: Create Clever E-Invitations

No need to wait for snail mail or print anything out and pass around. Now you can send any type of invitation from your phone!

Source: imgbaik.com

Click HERE for Apartmenttherapy.com 6 Ways to Send Party Invitations Right From Your Phone



5-Step Last-Minute Halloween Party Guide Step #5: Create a Cute Costume with Stuff from your Closet

If you haven’t see this blog, CLICK HERE NOW!



Bonus Fun: Take a tip from the British & Finish Up with a Bonfire!

And since anything that’s safe for kids is also safe for everybody, we found kid-friendly instructions for a bonfire that’ll have them talking about your Halloween party for weeks!

Source: rosslynva.org

Click HERE or on the image below to read the article 10 Tips for a Safe Bonfire with Kids


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