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Awesome Halloween Party Hacks

Updated on September 11, 2015

Got a Party? Why not make it Spooktacular?

Halloween is my favorite time of the year, I'm a sucker for anything spooky or creepy and I absolutely adore it when you can bring those elements to a party but I find that it's hard coming up with fun and fresh ideas for parties year after year. So I hope that these creative ideas inspire you to come up with an exciting party and Happy Halloween y'all!

Message in a Bottle Invitations

Ain't nobody got time for boring party invitations! So spice up your invites with a quick and easy how-to from the DIY Goddess herself, Martha Stewart. Full instructions can be found at

Cobwebbed Entryway

Enter if you dare! Place artificial cobwebs around the house so guests must walk through them to enter the party.

Spooky Stairwell

Don't you just hate it when people go snooping into rooms they shouldn't? Just add fireproofed curtains, clusters of candles, and police tape to cordon off the stairs to the private rooms of the house.

Creepy Cloth

Pumpkin Party Cooler

A pumpkin cooler is a festive alternative to a regular punch bowl or ice bucket. With only 3 easy steps this is a fun DIY trick to liven up the decor, plus you get extra points if you serve Pumpkin Punch or Pumpkin Beer in it.

Step 1: Choose a large wide pumpkin and cut off the top with a serrated knife and remove the pulp. Make sure you cut a large enough opening to accommodate all of your beverages or your punch bowl.

Step 2: If you are using the pumpkin as an ice bucket simply line the inside with plastic wrap then fill with ice. Place a plastic or glass bowl into the pumpkin if it's going to be used as a punch bowl.

Step 3: Fill it up and enjoy!

Specimen Jars Bar

Specimen Jars are a fun and playful way of spooking up your bar, plus you get extra points if your bartender dresses like a mad scientist. To make a jar just follow these 3 easy steps

Step 1: Mix water with a few drops of food coloring until you get your desired color then fill into glass jars. You can also add a few tablespoons of milk to make it murky.

Step 2: Add anything weird or creepy to the jars such as cauliflower, broccoli or cabbage for a brain, a fennel bulb for a heart, gummy worms, spiders, etc.

Step 3: Attach a printed or written label to the jar and enjoy.

Quick tip: You can place a glow stick inside the jar to make it look even creepier.

Eyeball Appetizers

Not only are these eyeballs creepy to look at but they're incredibly easy to make and you could be enjoying them in minutes by following the step by step instructions at

Thorax Cake

This cake is quite a production but it looks quite impressive as a centerpiece on your buffet table. To create this icky wonder you can follow the directions of the mad scientist behind it at

And I hope this has given you some inspiration to make your Halloween party the talk of the neighborhood.

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      Joslyn Carter 

      4 years ago from Oklahoma City

      Awesome. It looks like something straight out of a horror flick.


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