Halloween is creeping up on us, and if you’ve decided to take on the task of throwing the Halloween party this year, there’s a lot you have to think about. First, you have to think of who you’re going to invite. Are you going to have a smaller party limited to close friends? Or are you planning on throwing a bigger event? What about decor? Food? Drinks? And let’s not forget about a costume, of course. The party host’s costume has to be iconic. So even if Halloween might feel like a long time away, it’s never too early to start planning. But whether or not you’re keeping things low-key this year, or want to go all out with your decorations, you can never go wrong with DIY decor. DIY halloween decorations will not only save you money, but they are also fun to make. So break out your glue and glitter and check out these 5 DIY Halloween party ideas:
1. Carve Pumpkins
No Halloween party is complete without pumpkins. Carving pumpkins is fun to do with friends and family and it makes for great DIY Halloween decor. All you need is a pumpkin and some carving tools and let your imagination take over. And if you really want to get creative, you can use a pumpkin carving pattern book to create more intricate designs.
2. DIY Your Costume
If you’re feeling extra creative this year, it is always a fun idea to make your own Halloween costume. It’s definitely more time consuming than buying something from a store, but you get the freedom to create your costume exactly how you imagine. A DIY Halloween costume is something we should all attempt at some point. And if making your own costume doesn’t interest you, you can buy an outfit and make the accessories yourself to add your own personal touch. There are tons of costumes to choose from, from matching couples costumes to individual ones.
3. Paint Plastic Glasses
Every Halloween party needs a good cocktail, so why not paint your own cocktail glasses to add a spooky touch? Rather than handing out plain, boring plastic glasses for your guests to put their drinks in, take some time to paint them. You can paint spider webs, ghosts, pumpkins- the options are endless! All you need is plastic glasses, paint, and you will be good to go. You can then fill the glasses with your favorite Halloween cocktails.
4. Make Halloween Garland
What’s the point of buying Halloween decorations when you can save yourself the money and make them at home? Halloween garland is a necessity when it comes to Halloween decor, but did you know you can easily make it at home? All you need is Halloween stencils, some craft paper, scissors, and string, and you can make as much garland as your heart desires.
5. Create Spooky Place Settings
If you’re planning on serving food at your party, using spooky place settings is a nice touch. This is super easy to DIY. Get some black plates, napkins, and silverware, toss fake cobwebs on the table, and finish with a plastic spider on everyone’s plate. When it comes to throwing a party, attention to detail is everything. Making your own spooky place settings is an easy way to enhance your party.
Throwing a Halloween party is a stressful yet exciting process. You want to throw a party your guests will love, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank while doing so. You just have to DIY some of your decor. Check out these Halloween party ideas and you will host the most iconic Halloween party your friends and family have ever been to.