Last Minute Halloween Ideas

Need some last minute Halloween party ideas? Here are a few for the procrastinator in all of us. Have a safe and lovely Halloween tonight!

P.S. I almost wish my birthday was in October so I could have an excuse to buy this adorable hand-painted October box from Tiffany’s (above).  Yesterday was my half-birthday and that is close enough right?

Bat headband- Stack and fold two sheets of black paper in half. Enlarge template. Position template on fold, trace, and cut out, making two bats. With black craft wire, poke a hole in the center of one bat; hold the end of the wire. Glue second bat on top, sandwiching wire in between. Wrap opposite end of the wire around a thin headband (ours was 1/4-inch wide) to secure. Repeat, adding more bats.

Martha Stewart Cocktail labels are perfect for setting up a self-serve bar at your party. Simply click on the clip-art you want below and follow the directions here.

Carve a pumpkin into a festive cooler. Just choose a large, wide pumpkin, cut off the top third with a serrated knife or keyhole saw, and scrape out the pulp and seeds. Line the gourd with a glass or plastic bowl to prevent it from becoming waterlogged. If the pumpkin opening is a bit too small for the bowl, carefully shave the inside edge with a spoon. Finish by filling the bowl with ice and bottled drinks.

Draw simple features onto helium-inflated balloons with permanent marker. Choose an assortment of geometric shapes that are easy to create freehand.

Need some entertainment? Here is a link to famous ghost stories from around the world or you can refer to my post on Edgar Allan Poe where I show you how to find his complete works on iTunes for free! Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream has a fun Halloween website set up today with games, activities and fun stories to tell! My favorite part is the flavor graveyard where you can see the tombstones of flavors that did not make the cut!

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