25+ Halloween DIY’s, Recipes, & Costume Ideas


Let the Halloween countdown begin! A few of you may have already started decorating, but if you’re a normal person (haha) and haven’t started yet, we’ve got plenty of fun Halloween decoration DIY’s and costumes ideas in this roundup. And if you’re planning a party, we have some spooky recipes and to add to your menu as well!
Have you ever made alcohol ink pumpkins? Do. It. You can pick any color combinations to match your decor—we’re thinking a rainbow pumpkin would be fun, though!
How amazing is this Halloween countdown calendar that Elsie made?!
Turn a plaster skull into a shiny gold candle holder. Or, you can keep it simple and add faux succulents to its eyes.
Here are four garlands that are super easy to make. A few are autumn themed, so you can keep them up until Thanksgiving.And speaking of garlands, how about an easy one with creepy-yet-cute spiders?
Love these painted pumpkins or you can decorate pumpkins without the mess this year with these no-carve ideas.
Emma showed us five ways to decorate with skeletons for a Halloween haunted house! Food fight!What about a spooky photo backdrop?
One of our most popular Halloween DIY’s (ever) is Elsie’s skull string wall art. Isn’t it cool?
These mini playhouse pumpkins are so sweet and we love Mandi’s glass bead pumpkins—that pearlescent glow is so good.
I bet we all have an old sweater hanging in our closet. Click here to see how you can turn yours into a pillow!
What about starting a Halloween village tradition?
Let’s talk about treats! We love these little chocolate pumpkin bowls (they are edible!) and layered sweet fillings like pumpkin pie frosting and jam between Ritz crackers to make these. Perfect for a party.
This spiderweb cocktail is equal parts spooky and pretty.
How fun is this evil eye cocktail? “Eye” can totally “see you” making these easy eyeball cake toppers …We love how Emma made chocolate monster bowls to fill with Halloween candy. They would be fun party favors!
Laura comes up with the best jello shot recipes. Candy corn will always be our favorite.
Speaking of jello shots, these spooky eyeball jello shots are Halloween perfection! And here’s a sweet twist on a classic candy apple recipe.
Monster cocktail stirrers! And the most fun candy shopping trip, ever.
It’s easier than you think to make your own spooky chocolate bars. Speaking of chocolate—don’t forget the no-bake truffles (with googly eyes, of course.)
If you  celebrate Day of the Dead, how about this colorful candy party tray? And if you’re looking for a savory snack, you can make your own roasted pumpkin seeds using leftovers from a carved pumpkin. This is our favorite recipe.
Moving on to costumes! Words can’t express how perfect this mother-daughter mermaid costume is. Look at little Lola! How about this Flintstones Mommy and Me look?
Love this rag doll costume so much—the wigs are perfect!
A Dumb and Dumber Mommy + Me costume, anyone??
So classic and cute! Learn how to make your own Peter Pan and The Lost Boys family costume.
What kid doesn’t love Toy Story? Perfect family costume if you ask us.
We’ll never forget Britney and Justin’s denim outfits. Why would we want to? 🙂 This Stranger Things couples costume is also still one of our faves and here’s another couples costume you might recognize from a classic movie.
Could this Baby Elton John family costume get any cuter?! What if it was this Wayne’s World family option?
The infamous Bjork swan costume. This one is definitely worth the effort. And if you have a cardboard box around the house, try out this plant lady boxtume or our essential oil bottles costume!
And just for fun, what are your favorite horror movies? Here’s our list. Break out the popcorn, light some candles, and have some movie nights this month and check out Elsie’s Halloween home tour for more home decorating ideas!
If you’re throwing a Halloween party this year, check out our shopping guide to get all the goods! xo. – The ABM team



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