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Throw the ultimate spooky celebration this Halloween with these Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas you will want to copy!

Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween is easily my favorite holiday!  I think it might be because my birthday is at the end of October, so Halloween just helps extend my celebrations!  Can you relate?

Seriously, Halloween is just a super fun holiday.  When you are a kid, you get to dress up, run around the neighborhood with your friends, and get loads of wonderful candy treats – what’s not to like???

And Halloween is one of the few occasions where adults can join in the fun and recapture some of the fun and magic of their childhood.

Whether you have kids or not, hosting a Halloween party – or even a costume party – is still perfectly socially acceptable, so why not make the most of this fun and irreverent holiday and throw an epic Halloween party!

These Fun + Creative Halloween Party Ideas will help you do just that without tons of time and money because honestly, not many of us have tons of cash to drop on Halloween festivities when Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner (just call me the bearer of bad news lol).

I’m all about keeping things simple, so you won’t find any super complicated and time-consuming party ideas here.  Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean these Halloween Party Ideas are lame either.  

These Ultimate Halloween Party Ideas will help you throw the best Halloween party ever in record time and on a dime!

 

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

An Epic Halloween Party:  Decorations

You don’t need to spend a fortune on store-bought Halloween decorations.  Make them yourself on a dime with these easy tutorials anyone can do!

Decorate for Halloween with free printables:  

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For more wonderful Halloween decor ideas, check out the following:

14 Chic DIY Halloween Decor Ideas You Will Want to Copy

25 Cheap and Easy DIY Halloween Decorations

 

FLOATING HEADS

These hilarious floating monsters will get this party started!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

FUN PAC MAN GARLAND

This fun garland design can pull double duty at your next birthday party!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN BANNER

A simple message stands out with this creative banner design.

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For more Halloween banner and bunting ideas, check out Free Halloween Party Printables for a Spooktacular Party.

Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

VINTAGE PUMPKINS

Bet you’ve never seen pumpkins this creepy before!  If you are going for a more vintage vibe with your Halloween decorations this year, this pumpkin banner will fit in perfectly!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

EMBROIDERY HOOP SPIDER WEB WREATH

As Halloween approaches, this is a quick and easy last-minute craft that can create some pretty impressive decorations to greet trick or treaters, or decorate for a party.

Make a huge version with a hula hoop!

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For more awesome DIY wreath designs for fall, check out the following:

16 Wonderfully Spooky DIY Halloween Wreaths

30 Easy DIY Fall Wreaths Anyone Can Make

Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

HEAD IN A JAR

Store this “pickled head” in the refrigerator to prank your family, then set it out for a scary party decoration. 

Use a picture of you or someone you know to make it even scarier, or just use their template.

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

SKULL WREATH

Greet your guests with this festive wreath made with cheap skull decorations from the dollar store.

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For more ways to decorate for fall with cheap items from the dollar store, check out 40 Must-See Dollar Store DIY Fall Decor Ideas.

For more DIY wreath ideas for fall, check out the following:

16 Wonderfully Spooky DIY Halloween Wreaths

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

HANGING SPIDER BALLOONS

These guys are the perfect touch of spook for a Halloween party, if you ask me, and would make an awesome addition to the entrance, or as a “chandelier” over a dessert table.  The glitter is optional, but encouraged.

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EASY JACK O’ LANTERNS

Draw goofy and scary faces on orange balloons with a Sharpie to get the jack o’ lantern look without carving.

Get a helium tank for your balloons here.

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Photo Credit + Inspiration:  Clean + Scentsible

 

TRASH BAGS SPIDER WEBS

With this easy tutorial, you can decorate for your party with trash bags you probably already have on-hand!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

DIY MONSTER LEGS

Jazz up any table with these DIY Monster Legs that will add a fun element to your party decor.

Colorful fake fur is easily transformed into legs and feet for Halloween decor that is unexpected and delightful!

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Best Halloween Party Ideas

 

BOO PUMPKINS

These boo painted pumpkins make an elegant decoration that would look great anywhere inside or out!

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SPIDERS EVERYWHERE

Put inexpensive plastic spiders all around the house to see who might have a phobia.

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Best Halloween Party Ideas

 

WITCH’S HAT DOOR HANGING

This DIY door decoration is the perfect combination of pretty and spooky for your Halloween porch decor!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

 

An Epic Halloween Party:  Food Ideas

Keep all the ghosts and goblins happy at your party with these epic Halloween party food ideas. 

For even more Halloween party recipe inspiration, check out the following:

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40 Best DIY Halloween Sweet Treats for the Ultimate Halloween Celebration

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TAKE ONE

Here’s a fun and creative way to serve up some sweet treats.

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

SODA LABELS [FREE PRINTABLES]

Witches, goons, and goblins can’t drink boring, old soda, and with these fun and creative labels, they won’t have to!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

JACK O’ LANTERN FLOATS

These Fanta Jack O’Lantern Floats are a sweet and spooky twist on a classic!  Made with Fanta Orange soda and vanilla ice cream, they’re the perfect, easy treat to impress kids and adults alike this Halloween!

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Best Halloween Party Recipes

 

POLYJUICE POTION

Any Harry Potter fans out there?  Here’s an awesome polyjuice potion recipe to help you celebrate your favorite character.

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For more Harry Potter fun, check out the following:

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

WITCHES BREW

This sweet and sparkling Halloween witches’ brew made with fruit juice is a fun party drink for all ages and can easily be made into an adult cocktail too.

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

SWAMP THING COCKTAIL

Swap in green tomatillos for tomato juice to make this eerie upgrade of a classic Bloody Mary.

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Best Halloween Party Recipes

 

SPIKED JOLLY RANCHER PUNCH

Prefer sweeter drinks?  This one’s for you.

What’s Halloween without a Jolly Rancher drink?!  This Spiked Jolly Rancher Punch is perfect for a crowd and full of candy flavors without being too sweet!

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Best Halloween Party Recipes

 

STRAW TOPPERS

Keep straws from falling down into bottles or cups with these handy DIY straw toppers you can make with inexpensive construction paper.

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas

 

Maybe spooky spiders are more your jam.  Here’s a cute DIY tutorial just for you!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

These spider web straw toppers aren’t just cute and festive, they are also surprisingly easy to make with a cutting machine!

If you don’t have a cutting machine yet, get one on Amazon.  They’re a wonderful tool if you enjoy crafting!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

DIY WINE GLASSES

No one will believe your made these wine glasses decals yourself!  All you need is a Cricut or pre-made decal letters.

And the best part?  You can just peel off the letters after the holiday if you like and decorate them for the next celebration!

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MAKE IT MEMORABLE

Planning to serve guacamole at your party?  Kick it up a notch with this super fun serving idea your guests will be talking about long after the party is over!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

HALLOWEEN SNACK MIX

Halloween snack mix is a great snack to have on hand.  Great for fall or Halloween themed parties, and it only takes 6 ingredients and 10 minutes of your time!

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For more amazing fall and Halloween snack ideas, check out Best Fall Snack Mixes for Ultimate Autumn Snacking.

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MUMMY JALAPEÑO POPPERS

These little mummies will win over your heart and your stomach.

They are just so darned cute you don’t want to eat them but trust me, once you have one you will be heading back for more.

And they are super easy to make, too!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

MONSTER SANDWICHES

Serve up a tray of these cute and creative sandwiches party-goers of any age will adore!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

CARAMEL APPLE NACHO BAR

Caramel Apple Nacho Bar is as delicious as caramel apples, but without all the hassle!  It’s definitely become my favorite fall treat perfect for parties, game day, or a cozy night in with the family.

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Best Ever Halloween Party Recipes

 

TWIX OR TREAT

Some people say trick or treat but for those of us that love Twix, we say it a little different.  Twix or Treat!  These DIY candy packs also make a cute Halloween gift for the kid’s teachers, friends and neighbors!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

MANDARIN PUMPKINS

Give kids a healthier snack option with a fun Halloween twist by drawing a jack o’ lantern face on mandarin oranges.

Outline the drawing with a fine point Sharpie for precision, then fill it in with a thicker Sharpie to save time.

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CHEESY EYEBALLS

This fun-to-make appetizer will have your Halloween party guests doing a double take.

A few simple ingredients make this savory snack a scary-easy addition to your party table.

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CAKE TOPPERS

Decorate your favorite Halloween cupcakes with these fun and creative free printable toppers!

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Use your fun and festive free printable cake toppers with these 13 Best Ever Halloween Cupcake Recipes!

Best Halloween Party Ideas

 

These free printable cupcake toppers will jazz up a plain, boring cake design in no time!

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Best Halloween Party Free Printables

 

These gravestone cupcake toppers are perfect for chocolate cupcakes that resemble graveyard dirt.

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Free Halloween Party Printables for a Spooktacular Party

 

Turn a plain store-bought or homemade cake into a show-stopping party dessert with this easy bunting printable!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

GIANT SUGAR COOKIE CAKE

Try this unique and delicious Halloween Sugar Cookie Cake with a homemade cream cheese frosting and topped with M&M’s and sprinkles – it’s the perfect Halloween dessert!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE TRUFFLE MUMMIES

These no-bake pumpkin cheesecake truffle mummies are so easy to make and are perfect for Halloween parties! 

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

CANDY CORN JELLO CUPS

Kids and adults alike will love these fun and festive candy corn-colored Jello cups.  Spike them for adults-only parties!

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For more Halloween cocktail ideas for your next grown-up party, check out 30 Harry Potter Cocktails + Super Fun Drinking Games for the Ultimate HP Party.

Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

RICE KRISPIE TREATS

Here’s another fun candy corn themed treat.

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

Kick your Rice Krispie treat game up a notch with these cute monsters you can design with the kids!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

These Rice Krispie treat brains might look gross, but they taste amazing!  Perfect for your Halloween or Mad Scientist get-togethers. 

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

MERINGUE BONES

Meringue Bones broken and served over a coagulated pool of raspberry blood make for a ghoulish Halloween dessert.

This is a gruesome Hallween Treat that also tastes amazing!!!!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

 

An Epic Halloween Party:  Fun Games + Activities

Keep guests entertained with these fun games and activities they will love!

For more party game ideas, check out these super fun Harry Potter themed games perfect for Halloween:

55 Best Harry Potter Party Ideas

30 Harry Potter Cocktails + Super Fun Drinking Games for the Ultimate HP Party – While this post is geared more toward grown-up parties, kids can still enjoy these games with a few modifications, of course 😉

 

BALLOON BACKDROP

Set up a photo area with this fun and festive Pumpkin Balloon Backdrop.

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

CANDY CORN PARTY HATS [FREE PRINTABLE]

Bright and festive candy corn is one of my favorite design elements for fall and Halloween!  Guests don’t have to dress up to get in on the fun with this cute DIY party hat free printable.

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

COOTIE CATCHER [FREE PRINTABLE]

No doubt you remember playing this fun childhood game.  Here’s a free printable Halloween version your kids can download for hours of cootie catcher fun.

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Free Halloween Party Printables for a Spooktacular Party

 

POP GOES THE BALLOON

Fill balloons with confetti and candy, then let kids take turns popping them for a fun, messy activity they’ll love.

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

COSTUME AWARDS

Have a friendly costume competition for Best Costume, Best Couples Costume, and Scariest Costume with these free printable awards.

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This Halloween Bingo game is the cutest that you will find!  Eight free printable game boards that you can print and play at any Halloween class party or just with the kids to make the holiday more fun!  Get them here. For more super fun fall activity ideas, check out 25 DIY Thanksgiving Games and Activities for a Full Day of Family Fun.

 

HALLOWEEN BINGO

This Halloween Bingo game is the cutest that you will find! 

Eight free printable game boards that you can print and play at any Halloween class party or just with the kids to make the holiday more fun! 

Get them here.

For more super fun fall activity ideas, check out 25 DIY Thanksgiving Games and Activities for a Full Day of Family Fun.

Spooky Halloween Free Printables That Will Get You in the Halloween Spirit

 

PUMPKIN CHECKERS

Make an everyday game extraordinary by replacing checkers pieces with cute mini pumpkins!  This idea also makes a great fall decor option.

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

PAPER DOLLS

Assemble these free printable Halloween paper dolls for hours of fun!

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Free Halloween Party Printables for a Spooktacular Party

 

DIY PIÑATAS

These easy DIY piñatas are adorable hung in groups or individually, and you could even hand these out as loot bags for your Halloween party this year!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

Or maybe you would rather enjoy this adorable jack o’ lantern piñata.

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The best part about these mini witch hat piñatas is they’re reusable – no smashing involved!

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This cute Frankenstein piñata will be a favorite for all your party guests!

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Don’t want to buy a bunch of craft supplies?  This pumpkin balloon piñata is the perfect way to enjoy piñata fun with supplies you probably already have at home or can easily find in just about any store!

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HALLOWEEN CORNHOLE

Here’s a super easy way to decorate a tabletop cornhole board for a fun Halloween game!

Depending on the age of your kids, they can put the whole thing together.  This would also be a great project and game for a Halloween party!

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Best Halloween Party Ideas

 

MUMMY BOWLING

Transform a regular bowling game into a fun and spooky Halloween activity.  All you need is gauze and a few other inexpensive supplies, and you’re good to go!

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TIN CAN BOWLING

Upcycle tin cans you were going to toss anyway with this fun and easy craft for a bowling game made with supplies you might already have at home!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

PUMPKIN PAINTING

Kids will love painting their own pumpkins for a fun outdoor activity!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

PROJECT MUMMY

Creative guests will enjoy competing to make the most enchanting outfit out of toilet paper.

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

BEAN BAG TOSS

The Decorating By Day blog seems to have vanished, but I still love this creative Halloween themed bean bag toss game idea!

 

Photo Credit + Inspiration:  Decorating By Day

 

 

CANDY CORN GUESSING GAME

Put candy corn in a jar, and let guests try to guess the number of candies inside for a fun prize they can take home!

 

 

PIN THE TAIL ON THE CAT

Give the classic pin the tail on the donkey game a Halloween twist with this easy tutorial and free printable cat pattern!

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An Epic Halloween Party:  Party Favors

Send guests home with party favors they can enjoy long after the party is over!

 

ADOPT A MONSTER

Younger kids will love picking their own cuddly monster to play with and take home!

Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

Photo Credit + Inspiration:  Jill Dubien on Flickr

 

EASY TISSUE PAPER PUMPKIN FAVORS

These creative party favors combine two things kids love – 1. CANDY and 2. PRESENTS!  These would also make fun and inexpensive treats for your kids to take to school.

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

CANDY CORN BAGS

Want something sturdier you can use year after year?  Check out these burlap DIY candy corn party favor bags that are sure to fit the bill!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

BAT TREAT BAGS

These easy DIY treat bags are perfect for Halloween parties or to package up a special holiday treat for your favorite goblin!

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SPOOKY SLIME

This easy slime recipe makes an awesome party favor, or pass them out to trick or treaters for a cute, non-candy Halloween treat.

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

SEVERED HAND

This treat bag idea with free printable gift tag looks like a severed hand – yikes!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

PARTY POPPERS

Halloween party poppers are sure to take your trick or treat game to a whole new level of fun.  Filled with candies and other goodies, they’re the ultimate Halloween party favors!

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Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spooky Celebration

 

 

 

 

Throw the ultimate bash with these Best Ever Halloween Party Ideas your guests will love!

What do you think of these Fun + Creative Halloween Party Ideas?  Please share your thoughts in the comments below, and be sure to share your Halloween plans for this year!

 

More Halloween Party Ideas:

55 Best Harry Potter Party Ideas

30 Harry Potter Cocktails + Super Fun Drinking Games for the Ultimate HP Party

 

More Fun + Delicious Halloween Treats:

13 Cutest Halloween Cupcakes for the Ultimate Not-So-Scary Party

31 Seriously Creative Halloween Cocktails for a Killer Grown-Up Party

40 Best DIY Halloween Sweet Treats for the Ultimate Halloween Celebration

 

More Spooky Halloween Decor Ideas:

14 Chic DIY Halloween Decor Ideas You Will Want to Copy

16 Wonderfully Spooky Halloween Wreaths

20 Creative Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

25 Cheap and Easy DIY Halloween Decorations

 

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