Did you know that Halloween is the 2nd most decorated holiday of the year?
Christmas, of course, being the MOST decorated. I personally don’t do a whole bunch of Halloween decorations now that my kids are grown and prefer to spend my money and crafting time on Fall decor but lots of people are so excited for this spooky haunted time of year to arrive each October. Amazon has some great options for inexpensive Halloween decorations here if you aren’t in the DIY mood.
I have wandered the web looking for Halloween recipes and fun fall crafts for you to explore. There are quite a few healthy(ish) recipes listed below as well as some easy family-friendly craft and party ideas.
Make sure to have trick-or-treaters favorite candy on hand too Hershey’s Candy Assortment with Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, Whoppers, Kit Kat and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Skittles/Starburst Fun Size Mix. There are even Pumpkin Peeps now for Peep fans that don’t want to wait until Easter Halloween Peeps Sugar-Free Marshmallow Pumpkins. I can’t stand eating candy corn but I love to have it on hand for decorations (like filling up a jar with a votive candle in it) or to use for decorating Halloween cookies and crafts here are some Candy Corn or Jelly Belly Gourmet
Hellraiser Housewife has this yummy adult cocktail for your grownup party using this tri-color candy… Candy Corn Martinis! Yes, please!!
My friend Jen Goode at 100 Directions has some great free downloadable graphics for you to explore. I just loved this Subway art project that is super simple and inexpensive for a more “sophisticated” Adult Halloween party but she has many other fantastic spooky ideas on her website as well. All of the downloads and directions for this project are here.
If you have a lot of empty wine and liquor bottles (not that I do or anything) you might want to make your own potion bottles and candle holders like these.
If you are into something a little creepier, my friend Barb has teenagers who like to scare the snot out of their neighbors, so take a look at some of their ideas here!
Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies.. – As seen on Pinterest. The image doesn’t seem to link to any directions but this looks straightforward enough. Bake your favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and then while the chips are still hot, take a toothpick to drag out the “spider legs”.
- Marshmallow Popcorn Treats by 100 Directions
- Zomberoni Pizza Faces~The PPK | Isa Chandra
- Halloween Rice~Bittersweet Blog
- Bloody Falafel Fingers~Vegan Richa
- Shrunken Head Punch~Canadian Living Magazine
- Stuffed Mushroom Eyeballs~Vegan Yack Attack
- Jalapeno Popper Pepper Jacks~Spabettie
- Witches Broom Cupcakes – Cookies & Cups
- Gluten-Free & Vegan Corn Dog Mummies~Fork & Beans
- Oreo Cookie Eyeball Treats – DIY – 100 Directions
- Carrot Rice Jack O’ Lanterns~Apron Strings
- Witches Fingers~Novel Eats
- Pumpkin Seed Pesto~She Knows
- Eyeball Pasta~Maple Spice
- Spooky Black Bean Hummus~Fat Free Vegan
- Eyeball Ravioli~Olives for Dinner
- Halloween Meatless Monday Round Up~Healthy. Happy. Life.
- Spooky Sips! Vegan Halloween Drinks~The Vegan Woman
Frightfully Fun Halloween Treats
- Halloween Inspired Foods~Fork & Beans
- Cashew Joy Vegan Candy Bars~Go Dairy Free
- Halloween Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins~Gluten Free Canteen
- Homemade Kit Kat Bars~Oh She Glows
- Halloween Whoopie Pies~Ricki Heller
- Nightmare Before Christmas Cupcakes~Bakeaholic Mama
- Halloween Frankenstein Twinkies
- Twinkie Mummies
- Spider Web Pizza
- Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats for Halloween Season
- Orange Jack-O-Lantern Fruit Cups
- Heavenly Scarecrow Bars
- Green Marshmallow Rice Krispie Treat Monsters
- Happy, Healthy, Vegan Halloween Recipes~Love Your Transformation
- Gluten Free, Vegan Halloween Krispy Treats~The Healing Kitchen
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies~Sally’s Baking Addiction
- Homemade Vegan Candy Corn~The Urban Housewife
DIY Halloween Crafts
- Lighted Wine Bottles~Recycle Thyme
- Pumpkin Luminary – J Goode @ 100 Directions
- 700 FREE Pumpkin Templates
- FREE Disney Pumpkin Templates
- FREE Halloween Trick or Treat Sign
- Halloween Crafts and Treats Round-Up
- Free Avery Halloween Party Printables
- FREE Tic Tac Halloween Labels
- DIY Ghost in a Bottle
- More Halloween Crafts Round-Up
- Dollar Tree Halloween Decor
- Halloween Lantern Crafts including Pumpkin, Ghost, and Monster
- 75 Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids~Powerful Mothering
- Along Came a Spider~The Hidden List
- Halloween Crafts~Parents Magazine
- 30 Halloween Craft Ideas~A Daily Dose of Toni
- Mummy Buckets~Hungry Happenings
- Spooky Home Craft Ideas~Country Living
- Paint Chip Halloween Craft~LizzieJane Baby
- Tissue Box Monsters (Tattle Monster)~Giggles Galore
- 13 Halloween Crafts~Formula: Mom
- 55+ Amazing Halloween Crafts~I Heart Naptime
I hope you enjoyed this Halloween mega explosion of ideas for your eating and crafting pleasure.
Note: If you have a recipe or DIY idea that should be a part of my mega list, please let me know and I’ll get it added.