Last-Minute Halloween Food & Decor Guide

If you’re anything like me, the holidays tend to sneak up on you. I get really excited for them and enjoy the festivities that lead up to the big day, but when it comes to decorating I tend to put it off until the holiday is suddenly upon me and I realize I haven’t gone through with half the fun ideas I had planned. (For Christmas this year, I am bound and determined not to let that happen!) Should you find yourself on Halloween in need of some last-minute decorations or treats, there are some quick and easy DIY projects that can remedy that. No need to feel gravely un-festive amid trick-or-treaters or an impromptu party at your place. Try some of these last-minute Halloween ideas and no one will be the wiser.

Last-Minute Halloween Decorating

1 These crafty spider webs were made out of something most of us have readily available at home: trash bags. All you need are the bags, scissors and tape and you’re good to go.

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Tutorial: HGTV

2Here is another clever Halloween decorating idea using trash bags, this time to create a creepy tree for a window. This tutorial is a little more involved if you want to take it all the way with chalk and chalkboard paint.

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Tutorial: PopSugar

3Adorn your front yard with some DIY bats to hang from the trees or porch. They will definitely help set the eerie mood and are easy to make with a handy printable template.

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Tutorial: HGTV

4To create some glowing ghosts, pop a glow stick into a balloon, inflate it, tie it closed, and then draw a ghostly face on it. I’m filing this one under Why Did I Never Think of That.

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Tutorial: Martha Stewart

5Pillowcases can be turned into trick-or-treat bags or easy decor by drawing or ironing on a ghostly expression.

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Tutorial: Martha Stewart

6These cute little yard ghosts are easy to make, even if you can’t get all the materials listed in the tutorial last minute. You can use alternatives such as lightweight balls and old t-shirts to get the look without hitting the craft store.

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Tutorial: Practically Functional

7Dress up your windows with eerie silhouettes that will get even cooler looking as the sun goes down and the glow from inside makes them stand out.

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Tutorial: DIY Network

8Create creepy Halloween candles from cardboard tubes and glue sticks that you can hang indoors or outdoors.

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Tutorial: Crafts Unleashed

Last-Minute Halloween Treats

9If you have some chocolate brownie mix, marshmellows, and either decorating gel or chocolate chips, you can bake these adorably spooky brownies.

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Recipe: Betty Crocker

10Wrap up hot dogs in breadstick or croissant dough and bake them for the cutest darn little appetizers ever.

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Recipe: Better Homes & Gardens

11These “boo-tiful” treats are made from orange JELL-O, whipped cream and chocolate chips.

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Recipe: Kraft

12For a healthy Halloween snack, turn tangerines into pumpkins and bananas (and chocolate chips) into ghosts.

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Recipe: Weelicious

13Paint faces with a food color marker on little marshmallows to Halloween-ify your hot cocoa.

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Recipe: Family Fresh Meals

Do you have any fun last-minute Halloween ideas? Share them in the comments!
Have a safe and happy Halloween. ^v^

siglindsay

P.S. ^v^ That’s a bat.

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  1. 1

    says

    I just love all this tuff. I have decorations I put at in early October. But TODAY, I add a shrieking ghoul in the window, a skeleton I made out of PVC pipe, and a little ghost who is noise activated that I hang at the front door to startle trick-or-treaters. Can’t wait! I also make a Halloween themed dessert, and this year I’m making jack-o-lantern turkey burgers in a a pumpkin patch of sautéed spinach with pumpkin rolls. Over the top?

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      says

      You can never go too over the top with this kind of stuff, in my opinion. The more you go all out, the better. I LOVE your Halloween-themed food — I’m going to keep those ideas in mind for next year!