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

Let the Halloween countdown begin! A few of us finished decorating in September, but if you’re a normal person (haha) and haven’t started yet, you’ll find plenty of fun decoration DIY’s in this roundup. And if you’re planning a party, we have some spooky recipes to add to your menu.

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!

Turn a plaster skull into a shiny gold candle holder. Or, you can keep it simple and add faux succulents to its eyes. 👀

Here’s four garlands that are super easy to make. A few are autumn themed, so you can keep them up until Thanksgiving.

Decorate pumpkins without the mess this year with these no-carve ideas.

You might remember these lace ghosts from several years ago. They’re equal parts scary and pretty.

One of our most popular Halloween DIY’s (ever) is Elsie’s skull string wall art. Isn’t it cool?

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!

Let’s talk about treats. We layered sweet fillings like pumpkin pie frosting and jam between Ritz crackers to make these. Perfect for a party.

How fun is this evil eye cocktail? Wait until you read what the ingredients are!

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. These are a reallllly good, too.

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.)

A savory snack you won’t want to miss out on! 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. 😭

Love this rag doll costume so much—the wigs are perfect!

The ultimate flapper costume. 

So classic and cute! Learn how to make your own Peter Pan and The Lost Boys family costume.

We’ll never forget Britney and Justin’s denim outfits. Why would we want to? 🙂

Here’s another couples costume you might recognize from an old movie.

Keep it cute and simple with an animal headband. We won’t blame you if you want to wear one post-Halloween.

The infamous Bjork swan costume! This one is definitely worth the effort.

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.

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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