Looking for fun Halloween ideas? Here are seven I love. Some are really yummy. Some are just for adults. Some are downright cheap. All are fun! I hope you find something that’s just right for you!
1. Hot Cider Punch in the slow cooker welcomes everyone!
Keep plenty ready to go or borrow extra slow cookers because this will be very popular!
Easy Mulled Apple Cider in the Slow Cooker
- 1 gallon apple cider
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 orange sliced
2. Decorate with ghost luminara.
These look great lighting the way to your front door. Use a black marker to draw faces on clean, empty plastic milk jugs. Cut a hole in the side bottom to thread white Christmas lights through several jugs. Easy and fun!
3. Serve soft pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting.
These are beautiful soft cookies that are worth your time to make. Here’s the recipe at My Baking Addiction.
Or serve Big Soft Ginger Cookies, the most popular cookie recipe on AllRecipes. To make them look more like Halloween cookies, add the cream cheese frosting from the above recipe and then sprinkle with Halloween jimmies. I think they’d look nice if you frosted just half of the cookie and added the jimmies.
4. Hang some spider lanterns.
I love these for adding atmosphere to a party room. They are simple to make, but add a lot of drama.
You might want to try making masking tape white spiders to add to the lanterns. Somehow they look extra creepy to me.
I couldn’t find any directions to make these ghostly spiders, but a little experimenting should work. Click here to link to the spider lantern directions.
5. Wrap serving dishes with cheesecloth.
This is an easy way to turn ordinary bowls and containers into spooky mummy wraps.
Use decoupage glue to attach the cheesecloth to look like it’s a mummy’s wrap coming unwrapped. You can add googly eyes if you like. Here’s an easy and cheap recipe for decoupage glue to use for this project.
An easy snack to serve in the bowl: salted peanuts mixed with candy corn. It really tastes like a Payday candy bar.
6. Serve pumpkin gingerbread like Starbucks.
You can not go wrong with this bread. It is seriously addicting. We experimented with several pumpkin bread recipes and this one is the clear winner. Click here for this amazing recipe that you will want to make over and over again!
7. Serve something salty.
You will need it as a change from all this sweet stuff. Try purple (blue) and orange tortilla chips with a green dip for a quick Halloween look. Here is an easy edemame dip that works for this. I think it looks more Halloweeny than avocado-based dips. It’s also super healthy.
Want to make your pumpkins special this year? Click here for 7 Easy Tricks for Beautiful Pumpkins. If you prefer a traditional pumpkin, be sure to see #7 for a super easy way to carve that pumpkin!