13 Genius Halloween Hacks

Blog | October 22nd, 2019

Just because Halloween is spooky fun doesn’t mean it should be scary for you to prepare for. Follow these 13 genius Halloween hacks to make sure you’re only having the fun kind of scares this holiday.

Spooky And Sew-Free Costumes

Halloween is a blast for kids, but arranging costumes for them can be a pain for adults. Costumes from party stores can be expensive and will only be used once. Save time and money by making a no-sew costume for your kid. You can even let them help to make it more fun!

Pumpkin Fun Without The Mess

Jack o’ lanterns are a Halloween staple, but they can get quite messy to make. If you’re looking for a quicker and cleaner craft activity to make jack o’ lanterns, then consider making these fun pumpkin balloons. All you need is a sharpie and some green party fringe. You can also light them up with glow sticks for an even spookier effect.

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Mummify Your Front Door

Here’s an easy Halloween hack for decorating the exterior of your house. Turn your front door into a mummy! All you need is some white streamer (or toilet paper) and makeshift eyes. It’s easy and a spooky way to greet your trick-or-treaters!

Switch Out The Treats

Not a candy person? Just because it’s the norm doesn’t mean that you have to give little trick-or-treaters candy when they ring your doorbell. There are a bunch of other awesome non-candy “treats” you can out to children that don’t have all that sugar.

Make Use of Christmas Decor

Christmas may not be a spooky holiday, but you can still use some of your Christmas decors to decorate for Halloween. This is especially true of your Christmas lights. Check out the awesome ways you can decorate for Halloween with your Christmas lights.

Add Games to Your Halloween Tradition

Before you go out trick-or-treating, give the kids something to do aside from salivating over candy. Check out this list of Halloween party games that are fun for everyone, no matter what age you are.

Stencil Your Way To a Perfect Jack O’Lantern

Always wonder how your neighbors all seem to be Picasso when it comes to carving jack o’ lanterns? Here’s the trick: use stencils. Use this list of 35 unique jack o’ lantern stencils to make sure you have the spookiest house on the block.

Ditch The Bowl, Make a Box To Leave Candy

Often times, when people are out of the house while trick-or-treaters come by they leave a bowl of candy out. The problem is that kids tend to grab as much candy as possible, leaving it empty for future visitors. This “self-feeding” box hack is a better solution, as it slowly dispenses candy as it’s taken, making it harder for kids to grab huge handfuls. It’s also much more festive!

Avoid Paying Premium For Candy

Halloween brings in the biggest sales for candy companies all year. As such, specialized Halloween candy can be more expensive during the beginning and middle of October. Make sure to check where you can buy the cheapest candy to avoid paying those premium prices.

Make Scary Good Oreos

You don’t have to spend hours baking to make some really cool Halloween treats. Follow these simple instructions to turn everyday Oreo cookies into spooky Oreo eyeballs.

Make Some Witchin’ Candy

Obviously, you’re going to serve wrapped candy to your trick-or-treating guests, but at home, you can have loads of fun with Halloween themed treats. These candy witch hats made with Hershey’s Kisses are super festive and a fun, easy activity to do with the kids.

Avoid The (Sugar) Rush

When the kids return home from trick-or-treating, they’ll inevitably want to dig right into their newfound stash of candy. That’s the last thing a parent wants late at night. Avoid the sugar rush by bribing the kids with non-candy Halloween things they can play with, like spooky Play-Doh and glow sticks.

Remove Face Paint Without Hassle

One of the most fun parts of Halloween is putting on face paint and makeup. Unfortunately for parents, getting the face paint off at the end of the night is less fun. Luckily, you can follow these great hacks to remove your Halloween makeup and face paint without a hassle and skin irritation.

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