Awards for cutest costume, scariest costume, funniest costume, most 2018 costume, and more = best favors ever.
What you'll need: plastic skeleton ($19, ), gold spray paint ($7, )
Ice cream sundae bars aren't really fall appropriate. Apple nacho bars, however...
See? It's easy to give your favorite party games a Halloween makeover.
What you'll need: washi tape ($3, )
Meet your October drink of choice: A sugary-sweet creamsicle float.
What you'll need: paper straws ($5, )
Encourage guests to help themselves by sticking spooky labels to clear decanters. Oversized helium wrapped with signal where the real party's at.
What you'll need: black tulle ($13, ), balloons ($8, )
Virgin cocktail or spiked potion, every Halloween drink could use some . Just drop 'em in an , cover with water and freeze before party kicks off.
What you'll need: plastic spiders ($7 for 144, ), ice cube trays ($10 for 4, )
Give off eerie vibes with a piece of artwork or mirror you already own. It can serve as the framework for a handwoven cobweb — and home to an enormous creepy-crawly of course.
What you'll need: black string ($6, ), plastic spider ($9, )
Mini gourds become bud vases for ranunculuses, mums and dahlias when you chop the tops off. Keep blooms perky by cutting the bottoms off water bottles and using them as hidden vases.
What you'll need: gold paint ($2, ), plastic spiders ($6, )
Whether you cut out cute or creepy features, can act as little skulls. Adhere the with and you're good to go.
What you'll need: black paper ($3, ), lanterns ($11, )
Mix blackberry soda, blood orange slices, and rum together for this elegant Halloween cocktail.
The classic Halloween candy gets a boozy twist with these colorful jello shots.
What you'll need: shot glasses ($8, )
Customize to hand out to guests at the end of the night with these free printable labels.
What you'll need: chocolate bars ($23, )
Trust us: It tastes a lot better than it looks. The surgical scissors as a garnish really complete the look.
What you'll need: surgical scissors ($13, )
Does it count if you drink your apple a day? Because this mocktail is the epitome of fall in a cup. To make this family-friendly treat, carve out the apple centers, pour in warm cider and serve with cinnamon-stick straws and star anise.
$36 for 20
Send out on-theme invites — like these cute candy corn notes — to get people excited for the upcoming festivities.
Make this gourdgeous flower arrangement last until morning by inserting a glass vase with water into the pumpkin before adding the blooms.
What you'll need: glass vase ($13, )
No party is complete without chips and dip. Guacamole — well, that's extra. To add spook to your snack table, add a Jack-o'-Lantern into the mix.
Create a cute and creepy chandelier by hanging a bunch of these balloons over the dessert table.
What you'll need: balloons ($14, ), glitter ($8, ), twine ($7, )
Dress up your mantle for your Halloween party with a spooky garland and by spelling out a ghostly greeting on white pumpkins with black .
What you'll need: bat garland ($16, ), black sharpies ($9, )
Hand out favor bags full of candy at the end of the night. If you're throwing a Halloween party for adults who don't get to go trick-or-treating anymore, they'll love it.
What you'll need: neutral tote ($10 for 12, )
Turn your home's bar area into Victor Frankenstein's lab with vintage beakers, "medicine" bottles, dry ice and, of course, a cocktail.
Give guests a creepy but delicious surprise at the bar by filling a punch bowl with pomegranate juice, seltzer, and an icy hand frozen in a latex glove.
What you'll need: glass punch bowl ($40, ), ladle ($14, )
When picking out the color palette for your party, consider swapping out traditional orange for ultra-glam purple.
What you'll need: black candelabra ($30, )
Dressing up your favorite chocolate cake with a colony of bats is as easy as gluing knots of to and adding dots of puff paint as eyes.
What you'll need: simple cake stand ($19, )
Use the same simple DIY idea to add "bats" made out of knots of black ribbon to paper straws at your bar.
What you'll need: glass milk bottles ($18, ), straws ($6, )
Use dry ice to create the witchy effect on these cocktails (just be sure to warn guests to not drink the dry ice!).
Take your cheese and cracker platter to the next level with help from your spooky friend, Mr. Skeleton. Arrange an assortment of cheeses, meats and crackers around his bony frame for an eerie presentation.
What you'll need: Mr. Skeleton ($27, )
This DIY balloon backdrop would make a super fun photo booth for all those costume photos.
What you'll need: orange balloons ($24, )
If you hollow out a pumpkin and use it as a punch bowl, you'll have one less dish to wash at the end of the night.