Last-Minute Halloween Hacks

Host a Halloween party with ease thanks to these fun last-minute Halloween hacks. We're sharing devilish ideas for spooky decor, festive foods, and easy party drinks. Enjoy all the treats with these clever tricks.

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    Spooky Halloween Donuts

    No time to bake? No biggie! Grab a dozen glazed donuts from the nearest shop and get decorating. These monster-dipped treats are the ultimate Halloween dessert and only you'll know just how easy they are. 

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    Printable Wine Labels

    Need a quick Halloween treat? Gift a cheeky bottle of wine decked with a free printable label. After all, we're only here for the boos. 

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    Speedy Spider Wreath

    Grab your hot-glue gun! This easy Halloween wreath is ready in just minutes. To create, glue plastic spiders to a white foam wreath form and hang with a bright ribbon.

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    Dipped Oreo Monsters

    Everyone's favorite cookie is dressed for your next Halloween party! Dip chocolate sandwich cookies in colored candy melt and add spooky embellishments. Dessert's done.

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    Ghostly Punch

    It wouldn't be a Halloween party without punch! Skip the ice cubes and freeze up a batch of spooky ghosts. It's as easy as spreading homemade whipped cream in molds. Pop them out of the freezer and you're ready to go. 

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    Halloween Wreath Under $5

    This Halloween hack starts in your backyard. Spooky Halloween decor doesn't have to be scary expensive. To make this wreath, gather some sticks, glue to a cardboard circle, and embellish with faux webs and spiders. 

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    Spooky Snack Mix

    Need a kid-friendly Halloween party favor? Package up some purchased snacks and finish with a fun printable label. Kids will love them and you'll love how easy they were to make. 

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    Cookie Cutter Pumpkin

    Pumpkin carving should be fun and easy! This pumpkin carving hack is as easy as grabbing cookie cutters from the kitchen. 

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    Mummy Dogs

    Halloween party food doesn't have to be frighteningly complicated. These three-ingredient mummy dogs are ready in just 20 minutes. That's a wrap.

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    Spooky Snack Mix

    This bag of bones is as easy as tossing white chocolate pretzels and marshmallows in a bag. Use an edible marker to add the smiling skeleton faces. Whip up a big batch and you've got our favorite easy Halloween party snack. 

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    Last-Minute Printables

    This Halloween food hack is as easy as hitting print. Purchased treats become party-ready when packed up in bags and finished with our printable label.

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    Candy-Coated Pumpkin

    Don't stash all that candy in your trick-or-treat bag! Decorate your Halloween pumpkin with brightly colored sweets. It's as easy as getting out your hot-glue gun. 

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    Last-Minute Costume

    Don't head to the store for a quick Halloween costume. This fun DIY couple's costume idea starts with solid-color attire. Simply add a felt letter for salt and pepper. Top with a chef's hat and you're ready to go.

     

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    Easy Kid's Costume

    An oversize cardboard star is the key to this quick kid's costume. Add a coat of glitter and some twinkle lights and your little one will be ready for the Halloween festivities. 

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    Candy Corn Game

    Keep the kids entertained with this easy Halloween party game hack. It all starts with a bag of candy corn and a glass bowl. Have guests guess how many pieces are in the bowl and award the winner with the candy!

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    Easy Halloween Party Game

    Here's a fun Halloween hack! Paint a bucket orange and adorn it with a jack-o'-lantern face cut from black electrical tape. During the Halloween party, let the kids try tossing a ball into the bucket. 

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    Chalkboard Pumpkin

    Instead of carving your pumpkin, give it a coat of black chalkboard paint. Let it dry and it's done! Decorate and redecorate it all Halloween night long. 

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    Easy Luminaries

    You won't believe what gives these Halloween luminaries their eerie glow: masking tape! Print our free pattern and get sticking.

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    Bat Window Decorations

    Create a cluster of spooky bat decals minutes before party time. This Halloween decorating hack starts with our free printable stencils. 

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    Scary Spider Web

    Have a roll of black tape? Your Halloween party decorating is done! Simply stick it your front door or window for an eerie display that's ready in minutes. 

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    Pumpkin Drink Garnish

    This jack-o'-lantern adds a spooky touch to your Halloween cocktail. Get the look by carving a face into a halved clementine. Finish with a wooden skewer through the top. 

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    Pumpkin Party Hats

    This Halloween craft for kids is the cutest thing we've ever seen! A painted paper bowl creates the base for this fun pumpkin hat. Finish with a cardboard stem and chenille stem vines.

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    Pumpkin Pie Shake

    This delicious Halloween dessert is all about pumpkin pie. Blend up a slice in your favorite vanilla milkshake and you've got an easy party dessert in no time. 

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    Pom-Pom Monster Wreath

    Halloween decor doesn't have to be gruesome! This adorable monster wreath is ready in minutes thanks to a pile of handmade yarn pom-poms and purchased eyes. 

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