Halloween may be different this year, but these 7 easy Halloween party ideas are perfect for any type of celebration – a small gathering, a party of two, or just a special something for the ones you love.
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For many of us, Halloween will be very different this year. But, that doesn’t mean it can’t still be fun.
Whether you’re celebrating with just your immediate family or a few close friends, here are some relatively easy Halloween party ideas that’ll make you forget the stress of the year.
1. Printable Treat Bags
Every year, we make goodie bags for the kids in our lives. We fill them with candy, little toys, and more. They’re always a hit.
This year, trick or treating is banned in many communities. I can’t imagine the disappointment in the affected kids. One of my absolute favorite parts of Halloween is passing out candy to all the adorable kiddos.
This is one of the BEST easy Halloween party ideas because it’ll make kids super happy. It doesn’t even need to be for a party. Simply make treat bags for all the kids in your life who will miss out on trick or treating this year.
To make this extra easy, I decided to make my popular handmade Halloween goodie bags into printable designs that are available for instant download.
Please visit Love Mischka on Etsy to see all the designs and more.
All you need to do is print, cut, and glue the designs on a bag of your choice. You can get bags at the dollar store or Michaels. For 40% off ALL Halloween Decor at Michaels, click this link!
I use brown kraft bags that are 4.5″ x 2″ x 5.75”. These Brown Paper Gift Bags by Fun Express are the perfect size.
If you use a bigger bag, some of the bag will show behind the design. Which is still cute!
Pro Tip – I use Martha Stewart’s Precision Scissors to cut clean, precise lines.
For more tips and designs, please check out – Easy DIY Printable Goodie Bags.
These adorable goodie bags are one of the best easy Halloween party ideas. They’re a cute way to brighten someone’s day!
2. Easy Printable Banner
A list of easy Halloween party ideas wouldn’t be complete without some decor.
Decorate your house with this printable boo banner. It comes in black and orange. It’s an easy way to have a more festive holiday.
It also includes extra ghost designs, which means you can make an additional ghost banner!
3. Halloween Photo Props
Every year, I make lots and lots of Halloween Party Props for people with my Etsy shop.
This year, I made printable versions of the monsters and added some super cute Halloween glasses.
I’m really excited about the glasses. Especially the ghost ones.
I recommend printing these photo props on high quality, white cardstock. Neenah Exact Index Cardstock is my favorite.
I usually add chipboard to the back of my props. This provides more structure and durability. It can be a hassle cutting the chipboard to perfectly match the design though.
If you’re interesting in adding chipboard, this ThunderBolt Paper’s 24pt Chipboard is easier to cut by hand than most.
After printing and cutting the Halloween photo props, attach each to a wooden dowel. I always buy Woodpeckers’ 3/16 inch x 12 inches Wooden Dowel Rods. The size works with both large and small props.
I use a hot glue gun to attach the dowel to the back of the prop. Let it dry completely then you’re ready to go! Or should I say… ready to paaarrty. 🤓
4. Halloween Cheeseboards
Every holiday and gathering needs a cheeseboard.
But, this easy Halloween party idea isn’t for an ordinary, boring cheeseboard.
It’s for extra creative, fun ones.
Like this –
It is still my absolute favorite. Kids and adults LOVED it.
I bought the skull and hands at the DollarTree. After cleaning them, I wrapped them in plastic wrap then carefully layered all different types of meat – salami, prosciutto, pepperoni and more.
I also arranged plastic bugs on the cheeseboard as well as pecans. Because pecans kind of resemble roaches.
If this cheeseboard is too gruesome for you or it’s too much meat (it was pretty expensive), the following Halloween cheeseboard might be a better choice.
I simply cut pieces of cheese like tombstones. A big block of Brie was perfect to make a coffin with.
5. Pudding Shots!
As you can see in the above photo, I also made pudding shots that year.
Pudding shots are incredibly easy to make. You combine instant pudding, milk, booze, and cool whip.
I used Halloween stickers to distinguish the two types. Amazon has lots of different holiday stickers. I really like these character stickers.
The Pumpkin Fire one was so so so good.
It is made with a small package of Pumpkin Spice Instant Pudding, 3/4 cup Whole Milk, 3/4 cup Fireball Whisky, and 8 ounces of Cool Whip.
You mix the ingredients together in a bowl. Scoop the mixture into little shot glasses or individual cups. I used these Plastic Portion Cups With Lids.
Then freeze for at least two hours. Super easy.
6. More Booze ideas!
I like to get creative with my Halloween adult beverages.
One year, I made a “Melted Witch Brew”. I even tried to make a broom with the ladle. 😂
My absolute favorite drink was an Apple Cider Sangria with shrunken heads.
I wish I remembered the exact recipe because it was gooooodddd. When I make things for myself (not the blog), I’m guilty of just adding ingredients until it tastes good.
This one had white wine, apple cider, and fireball whisky… I believe. 🤔
I do have this simple, delicious Baked Apple Cider Donut Muffin Recipe. Feel free to check it out!
You can add shrunken, creepy heads to whatever drink you make. It doesn’t even have to be alcoholic!
Just peel a bunch of apples and carve faces into them. The sadder and creepier, the better.
Cupcakes are the ultimate Halloween party idea! For an easy option, you can make Pillsbury Funfetti Halloween Cupcakes with this mix.
All the kids in my family LOVE these. Most years, I quickly make a batch.
I add food coloring to the frosting though. For a fun, easy twist.
McCormick Neon Food Coloring works the best for bright, Halloween colors, like purple and green.
To do this, divide white frosting into small bowls. Add whatever color food coloring you want to each bowl. Mix until blended. Then frost the cupcakes.
For the following, I divided white frosting into two small bowls. I added red and yellow food coloring to one bowl (to make orange) and neon purple food coloring to the other.
I added spider and bat rings for an extra fun touch!
I hope you enjoyed these easy Halloween party ideas!
I also hope you have a happy, fun, SAFE Halloween, no matter how you celebrate! Sending lots of love. xo