How To Plan a Kids Halloween Party On a Scary Tight Budget

When kids decide they desperately want a Halloween party and your budget is super tight, Halloween can easily become the scariest night of the year for real.

You need some really cheap Halloween Party Ideas for kids. Fast.

To start, plan on serving simple treats and snacks that you can make at home. Because really, that's all kids want. Easy yummy finger food they can easily grab and munch. So relax, and do not worry about having dinner for the little party-goers.

Second, make your own cheap Halloween party decorations and games using things around the house. If you do need to buy party supplies or decorations, buy supplies at the nearest Dollar store.


20 Non-Candy Halloween Treats For Kids

DIY Halloween Party Games For Kids

Pin The Boo! Halloween Game

DIY Halloween Pin the Boo Game For Kids

A Halloween style Pin The Tail game. All you need are paper, tape and you are pretty much ready to play! Thanks to Simple Play Ideas for this idea!

Halloween Pumpkin Golf

Easy Pumpkin Golf Game

For this game, all you need is a large pumpkin and a plastic toy golf set. If you don't want to buy a plastic golf set, get creative and use props from around your house like a broom and a small plastic ball.

Get the directions for Halloween Pumpkin Golf.

Pumpkin Ring Toss With Glow in The Dark Necklaces

Games to play at Halloween Kids Party

Set up a game of good old fashioned ring toss using a pumpkin. Definitely, a budget-friendly Halloween game idea.

Get directions from Melissa at Kid-Friendly Things To Do.

Classic 'Guess How Many' Halloween Party Game

Halloween Games For Kids
(Picture courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.)

Super simple Halloween guessing game for kids. Fill a bowl with candy corn and kids guess how many pieces are in there.  And you do not need to buy a separate prize for the winner. Just use that bowlful of candy as the prize.

Halloween Musical Chairs

Play musical chairs but use spooky Halloween music.

Spooky Eggs and Spoon Race

Have the kids decorate hard-boiled eggs using Halloween stickers, crayons, etc. Then set up a good old fashioned egg and spoon race with teams.

Easy DIY Halloween Decorations

Spooky Flying Egg Carton Bats

Use egg cartons to make these hanging bats. Then hang them everywhere and anywhere you like!
 Easy instructions at Crafts By Courtney.

Get creative and use things around the house to make this Halloween decoration. If you can't buy (or have on hand) Googly Eyes for the bats, for example, cut some out using construction paper. No black paint handy? Use a black crayon or marker to color the bat wings.

DIY Ghost Table

Halloween Party DIY Ghost Table Decoration

Decorate a small table with a white sheet. Add some black eyes made out of construction paper or felt. And instantly you have the cutest ever Ghost Party Table ever.

Spooky Eyeballs Halloween Decoration

spooky Halloween Eyeballs decoration

Make spooky eyeballs using ping pong balls. You can put the googly eyeballs in a bowl with cooked noodles and let the kids wear blindfolds as they explore the ingredients in the bowl.

Or just use spooky eyeballs as decorations all around the house.

Get the directions at

DIY Front Door Decoration For Halloween 

DIY Halloween Front Door Mummy
Photo Credit: Honey and

To make this fun cheap Front Door Halloween Mummy decoration you need a roll of white paper streamers and black and white construction paper for the eyes. Again, if you do not have white paper streamers, get creative and use a white sheet, white construction paper or even toilet paper could work.

Fun Halloween Party Finger Food To Serve Kids 

Halloween Witches Brooms 

Cheap Halloween Treats Witches Broom

This cute easy Halloween dessert or party snack for kids is chocolatey, salty and fun to eat.
Thanks to The Kitchen Magpie for this recipe and photo.

Halloween Chex Mix Party Snacks

cheap Halloween party snacks

This colorful Halloween Chex Mix Recipe is an easy quick and fun party snack for kids.

Grab the recipe at One Little Project.

Individual Mac and Cheese Party Cups

Halloween Party Ideas Mac and Cheese Cups

I know, I know.  I said not to worry about serving dinner at your budget-friendly Halloween party for kids. But these macaroni and cheese cups make an awesome cheap party food idea for little kids if you decide you want to serve something more than just snacks and candy.

Buy plastic cups at a dollar store, draw pumpkin faces on each cup. Make mac and cheese.

Easy Peasy!

Yummy Mummy Candy Holders

Halloween Mummy Candy Holders

These cute Halloween Mummy Candy Holders make perfect party favors for kids. You could also turn this into a Halloween craft activity for kids and have kids make their own. Fill them with popcorn or candy at the party, or as favors for kids to take home.

DIY Coffee Filter Ghost Halloween Lolli-Pops

coffee filter ghost pops

Use coffee filters to wrap lollipops instead of tissue paper! Just a twist on this popular easy kids' party treat. Either works great, but I think the wrapping part is easier using a coffee filter. Thanks to Happiness Is Homemade for this idea!

Mini Doughnut Spiders

Let the party guests make these easy Halloween treats themselves, or have them ready ahead of time and put them on that Ghost Table you set up.

Get directions at It's Always Autumn.

(Two more easy healthy Halloween food ideas for kids you might like.)

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