Spooktacular Halloween Party Ideas

Believe it or not, Halloween is just around the corner. To get your home goblin and ghost ready, we culled the internet for a few home decor options to increase your house's spooky without breaking the bank. With a few appetizers and cocktail recipes on the list, being prepared for this All Hallow's Eve is a no-brainer!

Walking into Spiderwebs

Image via How About Orange For the procrastinator in all of us, these quick and simple spiderwebs bring a classic Halloween touch to any room - tons of time or dollars NOT required. Just literally grab a black trash bag, a pair of scissors and some tape. Get cutting and hang. Similar to snowflakes during winter, grab the kids and put them to work! These spiderwebs make quite the splash in the foyer or above a picture window.

Image via How About Orange

For the procrastinator in all of us, these quick and simple spiderwebs bring a classic Halloween touch to any room - tons of time or dollars NOT required. Just literally grab a black trash bag, a pair of scissors and some tape. Get cutting and hang. Similar to snowflakes during winter, grab the kids and put them to work! These spiderwebs make quite the splash in the foyer or above a picture window.

Image via How About Orange

Spooky Ghost Jugs

Image via Eighteen 25 Another quick and easy addition you can get the kids involved with are these spooky Halloween ghosts aka milk gallons dressed up with a sharpie! A great use for those extra jugs you have lying in the recycling bin, line your driveway or entryway with these luminaries for a ghostly evening glow.

Image via Eighteen 25

Another quick and easy addition you can get the kids involved with are these spooky Halloween ghosts aka milk gallons dressed up with a sharpie! A great use for those extra jugs you have lying in the recycling bin, line your driveway or entryway with these luminaries for a ghostly evening glow.

Image via Eighteen 25

Image via Eighteen 25

The Black Beard Cocktail

Image via Honestly Yum Dubbed The Black Beard by creator Todd for Honestly Yum, this devilishly dark-hued drink is the epitome of mystery when it comes to party beverages. It only gets more intriguing when you realize the black color comes from squid ink but don't worry, only an 1/8 of a teaspoon! When mixed with spiced rum and creme de cacao as well as a chocolate stout, this sweet and viscous libation is sure to turn heads at your next Halloween party.

Image via Honestly Yum

Dubbed The Black Beard by creator Todd for Honestly Yum, this devilishly dark-hued drink is the epitome of mystery when it comes to party beverages. It only gets more intriguing when you realize the black color comes from squid ink but don't worry, only an 1/8 of a teaspoon! When mixed with spiced rum and creme de cacao as well as a chocolate stout, this sweet and viscous libation is sure to turn heads at your next Halloween party.

Image via Honestly Yum 

Image via Honestly Yum 

Pumpkin Party Cooler

Image via Martha Stewart While Jack O' Lanterns are the standard accent piece for this holiday, why not outfit a pumpkin for a new task? As an ice bucket or snack bowl, just carve a a pumpkin hollow, grab a clear plastic bowl and fill with ice or treats as desired. Easy enough but also the perfect table addition or centerpiece necessity. 

Image via Martha Stewart

While Jack O' Lanterns are the standard accent piece for this holiday, why not outfit a pumpkin for a new task? As an ice bucket or snack bowl, just carve a a pumpkin hollow, grab a clear plastic bowl and fill with ice or treats as desired. Easy enough but also the perfect table addition or centerpiece necessity. 

Jalapeño You Business

Image via The Hopeless Housewife Not only are these jalapeño party snacks the perfect quick bite but they are just the right amount of cute and creepy to have your guests coming back for more! Allow only 8 to 10 minutes in the oven, these poppers are best served warm and straight off the pan. A little touch of savory goes a long way on one of the sweetest holidays around.

Image via The Hopeless Housewife

Not only are these jalapeño party snacks the perfect quick bite but they are just the right amount of cute and creepy to have your guests coming back for more! Allow only 8 to 10 minutes in the oven, these poppers are best served warm and straight off the pan. A little touch of savory goes a long way on one of the sweetest holidays around.

Ghost Face

Image via Hipsters Tea Party Everyone loves a good ghost story on Halloween, so why not invite a decapitated, floating head to your next soirée? This quick and easy DIY craft calls for cheesecloth, a styrofoam head and some spray starch. Measure, fold and spray, voilá, you've conjured a floating ghost. Quite spooky when placed in an unexpected space i.e. the bathroom or closet if you are feeling devilish, or in the entryway to greet your guests as they arrive. Either way, this easy homemade touch is sure to get people screaming, or at least, talking. 

Image via Hipsters Tea Party

Everyone loves a good ghost story on Halloween, so why not invite a decapitated, floating head to your next soirée? This quick and easy DIY craft calls for cheesecloth, a styrofoam head and some spray starch. Measure, fold and spray, voilá, you've conjured a floating ghost. Quite spooky when placed in an unexpected space i.e. the bathroom or closet if you are feeling devilish, or in the entryway to greet your guests as they arrive. Either way, this easy homemade touch is sure to get people screaming, or at least, talking. 

Image via Hipsters Tea Party

Witch's Broom

Image via  Sprinkle Bakes Not only are these teeny brooms cute but they are edible too. With a step by step how-to, these brooms are more than attainable and really, the hardest part is picking the dipping sauce. We agree with the author of Sprinkle Bakes though: guacamole's vibrant hue is most desirable and with these salty pretzels, this appetizer is sure to hit your guest's sweet spot.

Image via  Sprinkle Bakes

Not only are these teeny brooms cute but they are edible too. With a step by step how-to, these brooms are more than attainable and really, the hardest part is picking the dipping sauce. We agree with the author of Sprinkle Bakes though: guacamole's vibrant hue is most desirable and with these salty pretzels, this appetizer is sure to hit your guest's sweet spot.

Image via Sprinkle Bakes

Image via Sprinkle Bakes

Halloween Sangria Time

Image via The Seasoned Mom  For the annual Halloween Punch, why not try a brooding red wine sangria? Though the recipe calls for Casillero del Diablo a.k.a. The Devil's Cellar, any red wine will do. If you prefer sweet, go for a fruitier red. Want your sangria to have a little more bite, try a drier wine style. No matter what, this sangria is sure to get the party started!

Image via The Seasoned Mom 

For the annual Halloween Punch, why not try a brooding red wine sangria? Though the recipe calls for Casillero del Diablo a.k.a. The Devil's Cellar, any red wine will do. If you prefer sweet, go for a fruitier red. Want your sangria to have a little more bite, try a drier wine style. No matter what, this sangria is sure to get the party started!

Image via The Seasoned Mom

Hope you have a perfectly spooky Halloween and, as always, please drink responsibly! 

Cheers, 

KCH