Halloween Ideas

We've got all the tricks for treating yo'self, family and friends to a magical Halloween

Costume Ideas

Video: Pump Up the Jams With Inflatable Costumes

Break up the fright this Halloween with some fun! This video will inspire you to grab your dancing shoes—err, an inflatable costume—and get down and boo-gie!

Party Ideas

7 Creative Halloween Cocktail Recipes to Brew up Tonight

It’s okay if you’re only into Halloween for the boos. Spook your friends with these cocktail recipes that are positively ghoulish. 

Video Feature

Video: This Pennywise Makeup Tutorial Creeps With Chic

You've got your creepy clown costume all figured out. Now make it unforgettable with this makeup tutorial for a glam spin on IT's Pennywise. 

In the Spotlight

5 Ways to Bring the Heidi Klum Boom to Your Halloween Party

Whether frighteningly fashionable or devilishly DIY, here are some tips on how to add some preternatural punch to your party, Heidi-style!

  • A ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Party That’s Simply Meant to Be

    By Lexy Ward for Disney Family | Throw a party with Jack, Sally, and the whole gang.

  • 10 Halloween Animatronics That Will Give You the Creeps

    Looking to make your yard a little more…animated? Experience the scariest things to go bump in the night as we present our new favorite scares of 2018.

  • 7 Creative Halloween Cocktail Recipes to Brew up Tonight

    It’s okay if you’re only into Halloween for the boos. Spook your friends with these cocktail recipes that are positively ghoulish.

  • Hosting a Kids' Halloween Party? These Ideas *Scream* Scary Cute

    Want the recipe for a bewitchin’ Halloween class party or a pre trick-or-treat bash at your home? Keep reading: spooky good times ahead!

  • This Spookified Slime Recipe Is a Must-Do Halloween Craft

    The obsession with slime isn't going away anytime soon. It's time to embrace slime's ooey gooey charm, and this hands-on Halloween activity idea makes it easy to do so.

  • This Nightmare Before Christmas Party Is Every Fan’s Dream

    From decorating to party hosting, we’ve got all you need for recreating your own version of Halloween Town.

  • Bring the Pumpkin Patch to Your Party With DIY Halloween Favors

    Turn simple balloons into jack-o'-lanterns with this easy craft! Will you make yours silly or scary?

  • Bewitching Spirits Will Love This Halloween Bar Cart

    Sip on these wicked-good Halloween bar cart drink ideas that are chic and eek.

  • 10 Must-Haves for a Totally Wicked Halloween Dinner Party

    Trick or treat! We have some serious eye candy for you to explore: inspo for a Halloween soiree that’ll leave your favorite witches totally spellbound.

  • Here's How to Host a Dinner Party That Spooks With Style

    With our tips, you’ll move beyond the usual trick-or-treats and throw a stylish soiree that’s something wicked to be remembered all year long.

  • 12 Trunk-or-Treat Ideas That Rev up Halloween Fun

    Our decorating ideas make it easy to trick out your car for trunk-or-treat, a popular Halloween activity that puts a spin on the traditional fun of trick-or-treating.

  • Scare up Appetites With This Halloween Family Dinner Idea

    Make trick-or-treating a night beyond the sweets with a gathering that’s scary cute!

  • 5 Ways to Bring the Heidi Klum Boom to Your Halloween Party

    Whether frighteningly fashionable or devilishly DIY, here are some tips on how to add some preternatural punch to your party, Heidi-style!

  • Video: Pump Up the Jams With Inflatable Costumes

    Break up the fright this Halloween with some fun! This video will inspire you to grab your dancing shoes—err, an inflatable costume—and get down and boo-gie!

  • Easy and Unique Costumes That POP With Color

    These colorful combos will give you the inspo you need to create a costume that lets you be you.

  • “Frightfully” Easy Costume Ideas Everyone in Your Family Will Love

    By Rosie Maxhimer for Babble | After 11 solid months of brainstorming your next family Halloween costume (just me?), it’s finally time to take the plunge.

  • Pun Intended: Costumes Too Clever to Pass Up

    Funny costumes are always a favorite for Halloween, and who doesn’t love a well-crafted pun? These easy costume ideas show that you don’t take yourself too seriously.

  • Dress to Impress Without Stress: Easy Group Costume Ideas

    Whether you and your friends are more into classic characters or all about trendy shows, slay your costume this year with these creative ideas for groups.

  • Dynamic Duos: Halloween Costumes for Couples and BFFs

    Costume parties are already one of the best parts of Halloween. So how do you make it twice as fun? Get spooky dressing up with the PB to your J, your partner in crime, your BFF.

  • Top Women's Halloween Costume Ideas

    Red Queen, Mad Hatter and Witch Doctor lead the must-have looks this Halloween! Wouldn't be caught dead in anything but the hottest costume? Be inspired by our trending mix-and-mat

  • Top Girls' Halloween Costume Ideas

    Top 10 girl's costume ideas for a unique look! Who are you gonna be?!

  • Top Boys' Halloween Costume Looks

    Sink your fangs in the 10 trending ideas for boys! Who are you gonna be?!

  • Video: This Galactic Makeup Tutorial is Out of This World

    Leave them starstruck this Halloween by rocking of one of the biggest costume trends: the galactic makeup look.

  • Video: This Pennywise Makeup Tutorial Creeps With Chic

    You've got your creepy clown costume all figured out. Now make it unforgettable with this makeup tutorial for a glam spin on IT's Pennywise.

  • Video: Easy Sally Makeup Tutorial

    Nothing says “this is Halloween” better than Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, so dressing up as Sally is the perfect way to spread holiday cheer and bring the movie to

  • Video: This Makeup Tutorial of Mera from Aquaman is Simply Stunning

    Makeup artist Alexys Fleming of @MadeYewLook shows how to create a simple-yet-stunning look for Mera, the love interest of Aquaman.

  • Video: The Nun Movie Makeup Tutorial

    If you’re looking to really freak out your friends this Halloween, check out this terrifying makeup tutorial of Valak from The Nun.

  • Cleopatra Makeup How To

    The eyes have it Captivate the crowd with a Halloween look fit for the Queen of the Nile. If you want to make a stylish statement this year, impress your royal subjects with clas

  • Wicked Witch Makeup How To

    Wicked-good witch makeup tutorial You can transform a simple witch costume into the Wicked Witch of the West with a little help from a warty nose and some makeup tips and tricks.

  • Mad Hatter Makeup How To

    Get Mad! Learn how Just for your unbirthday, we've created a step-by-step guide to the easiest Mad Hatter makeup this side of Wonderland! Step through the looking glass and keep

  • Unicorn Makeup How To

    Were you born to be a unicorn? Follow our guide to turn your go-to outfit for a night on the town into a magical Halloween costume! All you need are a few of our easy makeup tips a

  • Scary Clown Makeup How To

    Take a front row seat to a freaky makeup tutorial Cirque du Freaky! Be the maniacal clown nightmares are made of with our scary clown makeup how-to! You'll be the main attraction

  • Learn the Makeup Tricks to Creating This Gory Zipper Face

    Win Halloween with a gory zipper face Prepare to creep out your squeamish friends with this crazy makeup effect. Everything you need comes in the kit! Check out our how-to below t

  • This Makeup Tutorial Completes Your Day of the Dead Costume

    Bring your costume to life! Expect all eyes on you as you strut into the party as a Day of the Dead calavera. Scroll down for our makeup tutorial, and get inspired to create a sug

  • Raven Makeup How To

    Become a raven Make your Halloween night out totally magical by transforming into a mesmerizing raven. Check out our tutorial below to learn how we used simple makeup tricks to fi

  • 12 Trunk-or-Treat Ideas That Rev up Halloween Fun

    Our decorating ideas make it easy to trick out your car for trunk-or-treat, a popular Halloween activity that puts a spin on the traditional fun of trick-or-treating.

  • 13 Haunted House Illusions We're Obsessed With

    These clever haunted scenes are just the trick for going “above and beyond” average with your Halloween haunted house decorations.

  • EEK Balloon Arch How To

    Get all the details on making this boo-tiful wall decoration Get your guests to say “boo-tiful” when they see this stunning focal point at your party. A balloon garland is a go-t

  • Picture Perfect Halloween Mantel Idea

    Go batty for this Halloween mantel decorating idea When it comes to decorating a Halloween mantel, you can cast a bewitching spell all season long by curating simple decor in a me

  • Spook Up Your Bar Cart for Halloween With This Guide

    You love this Halloween take on the rustic trend. Brew up your own take on a “skull and bones” theme by selecting your favorite skulls, small skeletons and rustic decorations from

  • Spider Props Make It Easy to Be *That* House This Halloween

    Your house will be the talk of the block with giant eight-legged crawlers of every size, webs stretched from corner to corner, and a couple of victims wrapped up in the madness.

  • Flaunt Your Haunt With a Shriek-Worthy Pet Cemetery

    From skeletal rats to hungry hounds to giant spiders roaming the lawn, your yard will be a must-see stop in the neighborhood on Halloween.

  • 9 Creepy Carnival Decorating Ideas That Don't Clown Around

    Make it a night of terror under the Big Top with these scary circus Halloween decorating ideas.

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All Halloween Ideas

  • A ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Party That’s Simply Meant to Be

    By Lexy Ward for Disney Family | Throw a party with Jack, Sally, and the whole gang.

  • Video: This Galactic Makeup Tutorial is Out of This World

    Leave them starstruck this Halloween by rocking of one of the biggest costume trends: the galactic makeup look.

  • Video: This Makeup Tutorial of Mera from Aquaman is Simply Stunning

    Makeup artist Alexys Fleming of @MadeYewLook shows how to create a simple-yet-stunning look for Mera, the love interest of Aquaman.

  • Video: Pump Up the Jams With Inflatable Costumes

    Break up the fright this Halloween with some fun! This video will inspire you to grab your dancing shoes—err, an inflatable costume—and get down and boo-gie!

  • Video: This Pennywise Makeup Tutorial Creeps With Chic

    You've got your creepy clown costume all figured out. Now make it unforgettable with this makeup tutorial for a glam spin on IT's Pennywise.

  • From Screen to Halloween: An Insider's Look at Marvel Costumes

    Check out how the filmmakers created the suits of our favorite crime fighters, then gather your squad to take Halloween by storm.

  • Pun Intended: Costumes Too Clever to Pass Up

    Funny costumes are always a favorite for Halloween, and who doesn’t love a well-crafted pun? These easy costume ideas show that you don’t take yourself too seriously.

  • Video: Easy Sally Makeup Tutorial

    Nothing says “this is Halloween” better than Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, so dressing up as Sally is the perfect way to spread holiday cheer and bring the movie to

  • Easy and Unique Costumes That POP With Color

    These colorful combos will give you the inspo you need to create a costume that lets you be you.

  • 5 Ways to Bring the Heidi Klum Boom to Your Halloween Party

    Whether frighteningly fashionable or devilishly DIY, here are some tips on how to add some preternatural punch to your party, Heidi-style!

  • Video: The Nun Movie Makeup Tutorial

    If you’re looking to really freak out your friends this Halloween, check out this terrifying makeup tutorial of Valak from The Nun.

  • “Frightfully” Easy Costume Ideas Everyone in Your Family Will Love

    By Rosie Maxhimer for Babble | After 11 solid months of brainstorming your next family Halloween costume (just me?), it’s finally time to take the plunge.

  • 5 Scary-Easy Halloween Treats That Will Spook and Delight

    These recipes from our friends at Wilton are ready to add character to your Halloween party.

  • This Spookified Slime Recipe Is a Must-Do Halloween Craft

    The obsession with slime isn't going away anytime soon. It's time to embrace slime's ooey gooey charm, and this hands-on Halloween activity idea makes it easy to do so.

  • Dynamic Duos: Halloween Costumes for Couples and BFFs

    Costume parties are already one of the best parts of Halloween. So how do you make it twice as fun? Get spooky dressing up with the PB to your J, your partner in crime, your BFF.

  • This Nightmare Before Christmas Party Is Every Fan’s Dream

    From decorating to party hosting, we’ve got all you need for recreating your own version of Halloween Town.

  • Bring the Pumpkin Patch to Your Party With DIY Halloween Favors

    Turn simple balloons into jack-o'-lanterns with this easy craft! Will you make yours silly or scary?

  • 10 Halloween Animatronics That Will Give You the Creeps

    Looking to make your yard a little more…animated? Experience the scariest things to go bump in the night as we present our new favorite scares of 2018.

  • Confessions of an *EXTRA* Halloween Mom

    Are you waaayyy too into Halloween? You're in good company with this video from our friends at Disney's Babble.

  • Hosting a Kids' Halloween Party? These Ideas *Scream* Scary Cute

    Want the recipe for a bewitchin’ Halloween class party or a pre trick-or-treat bash at your home? Keep reading: spooky good times ahead!

  • 7 Creative Halloween Cocktail Recipes to Brew up Tonight

    It’s okay if you’re only into Halloween for the boos. Spook your friends with these cocktail recipes that are positively ghoulish.

  • 10 Must-Haves for a Totally Wicked Halloween Dinner Party

    Trick or treat! We have some serious eye candy for you to explore: inspo for a Halloween soiree that’ll leave your favorite witches totally spellbound.

  • Transform Into a Voodoo Queen With This Makeup Tutorial

    You'll make them think you had the help of voodoo magic Cast a spell with a tribal makeup look to raise the dead! Follow our step by step guide to create a witch doctor makeup loo

  • Scary Clown Makeup How To

    Take a front row seat to a freaky makeup tutorial Cirque du Freaky! Be the maniacal clown nightmares are made of with our scary clown makeup how-to! You'll be the main attraction

  • Heart Icon Makeup How To

    We heart fun icons! Express yourself with a fun makeup tutorial inspired by emojis! Your friends will be all heart eyes when they see your DIY costume this year. All you'll need i

  • Mad Hatter Makeup How To

    Get Mad! Learn how Just for your unbirthday, we've created a step-by-step guide to the easiest Mad Hatter makeup this side of Wonderland! Step through the looking glass and keep

  • Witch Doctor Makeup How To

    Call the spirits with a witch doctor disguise! Torment your enemies and call the spirits as a wicked witch doctor. Check out our makeup tutorial for step-by-step instructions on s

  • Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Makeup How To

    Give yourself a sugar-skull transformation Bring your Day of the Dead costume to life with shriek-tastic sugar-skull makeup! A face of pale white is the perfect starting base for

  • Cleopatra Makeup How To

    The eyes have it Captivate the crowd with a Halloween look fit for the Queen of the Nile. If you want to make a stylish statement this year, impress your royal subjects with clas

  • Witch Makeup How To

    Go green in wicked-cool witch makeup! Conjure up a spellbinding disguise this Halloween with a wicked witch makeup transformation! Read our step-by-step photo tutorial for the spe

  • Sexy Vampire Makeup How To

    Vamp it up as a bloodthirsty beauty! Get your blood pumping with these step-by-step photos to create a dramatic vampiress look with special-effects costume makeup. Your fellow gho

  • Unicorn Makeup How To

    Were you born to be a unicorn? Follow our guide to turn your go-to outfit for a night on the town into a magical Halloween costume! All you need are a few of our easy makeup tips a

  • Glamorous Vampire Makeup How To

    Create a dramatic vampiress look Want to be a vampiress this Halloween? Use Halloween makeup to take your vampire costume to a fang-tastic level! Note: some makeup products may ca

  • Cruella de Vil Makeup How To

    Channel your inner Cruella If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will! Cruella is one of Disney's most well-loved villains. As conniving as she is stylish, Cruella will stop at

  • This Makeup Tutorial Completes Your Day of the Dead Costume

    Bring your costume to life! Expect all eyes on you as you strut into the party as a Day of the Dead calavera. Scroll down for our makeup tutorial, and get inspired to create a sug

  • Bloody Nurse Makeup How To

    Become a bloody nurse! Get your gore on with our gruesome makeup how-to! Use our step-by-step guide to take a simple costume all the way to the winner's circle using fun and easy

  • Gory Zombie Makeup How To

    Create a creep-tastic zombie look with bite! Raise the scare factor of your undead zombie look with special-effects makeup! Transform into a gruesome member of the walking dead wi

  • Raven Makeup How To

    Become a raven Make your Halloween night out totally magical by transforming into a mesmerizing raven. Check out our tutorial below to learn how we used simple makeup tricks to fi

  • Give the Undead New Life With This Mossy Zombie Makeup Look

    Look undead this Halloween! Zombies are one of the hottest Halloween costume looks this year! Follow this makeup tutorial for instructions on how to put on zombie makeup that will

  • Learn the Makeup Tricks to Creating This Gory Zipper Face

    Win Halloween with a gory zipper face Prepare to creep out your squeamish friends with this crazy makeup effect. Everything you need comes in the kit! Check out our how-to below t

  • Wicked Witch Makeup How To

    Wicked-good witch makeup tutorial You can transform a simple witch costume into the Wicked Witch of the West with a little help from a warty nose and some makeup tips and tricks.

  • Black and Bone Makeup How To

    Haunt with a bare bones look Scare up your Halloween costume with our haunting how-to guide below. Get inspired to take your skeleton statement from spooky to positively ghoulish.

  • Get All the To-Die-For Details to Hosting This Zombie Party

    Zombie apocalypse party ideas you'll die for! Hold onto your brains! Check out more zombie wasteland decoration ideas to please the horde of zombie-loving friends!

  • Fang-tastic Halloween Games to Play at Your Kid's Class Party

    Check out all of our cute Halloween party ideas for the classroom that'll have kids saying "jeepers creepers!"

  • Top Boys' Halloween Costume Looks

    Sink your fangs in the 10 trending ideas for boys! Who are you gonna be?!

  • Top Girls' Halloween Costume Ideas

    Top 10 girl's costume ideas for a unique look! Who are you gonna be?!

  • Top Men's Halloween Costume Ideas

    Killer ideas for epic Halloween costumes!

  • Top Women's Halloween Costume Ideas

    Red Queen, Mad Hatter and Witch Doctor lead the must-have looks this Halloween! Wouldn't be caught dead in anything but the hottest costume? Be inspired by our trending mix-and-mat

  • Clever Halloween Buffet Food Ideas That You'll Eat Up

    No tricks, no treats – just something good to eat! Fly through our ideas for spider-web hummus, yummy mummy pizza bread and spooky spirits. Creepy enough for you?

  • Spider Props Make It Easy to Be *That* House This Halloween

    Your house will be the talk of the block with giant eight-legged crawlers of every size, webs stretched from corner to corner, and a couple of victims wrapped up in the madness.

  • Candy-Free Ideas That Are Sweet Treats to Trick-or-Treaters

    Ideas for trick-or-treating, candy-free Halloween handouts and more! Fly through our ideas for trick-or-treating ideas like candy-free favors and glow sticks!

  • Flaunt Your Haunt With a Shriek-Worthy Pet Cemetery

    From skeletal rats to hungry hounds to giant spiders roaming the lawn, your yard will be a must-see stop in the neighborhood on Halloween.

  • 8 Ways to Trick out Your Yard With Bone-Chilling Props

    Skeletons carting around lazy bones, shrouded skulls and creepy critters among your tombstones are the perfect way to set the scene for a freaky-fun front yard.

  • Treat Your Boo Crew to These Too-Cute Halloween Sweets

    Trick or treat, give them something good to eat! Treat your boo crew to a smorgasbord of yummy Halloween sweets! They'll go batty for these too-cute bites inspired by All Hallows E

  • Crazy for Halloween? Haunted Asylum Is the Theme for You

    Bloody body parts, unhinged inmates and twisted chains create a house of horrors— and no one escapes.

  • 6 Eerie-yet-Cheery Drinks to Make for Your Little Boo Crew

    If you're planning a boo bash, these kid-approved "potions" that match the colors of Halloween will do the trick! Enchant them with green swamp juice, an icky black brew and more!

  • 6 Ways to Use Balloons in Your Halloween Decorating

    Balloons for any Halloween bash! No bones about it! Friendly and frightening balloons set the scene for a spook-takular party! Give any space a cheery haunt with high-flying witche

  • 6 Easy Ways to Create a Bewitching Entryway

    Ghouls and boys will love this indoor pumpkin patch! Home is where the haunt is! Set the scene for a frightfully fun Halloween get-together with a playful collection of cute charac

  • Show Them Your Mad Party Skills With an Asylum-Theme Dinner

    Do you dare sample a treat from this insane table spread? From disgusting desserts to foul faux-food, remember: the more gruesome, the better!

  • 8 Creepy Cocktails Perfect for Your Spooky Soiree

    Creepy and classic drinks for a haunted Halloween party. A bewitching bar of shriek-worthy sippers! Brew up a table of boooos-y drinks your grown-up goblins will love! Here you'll

  • Simple-yet-Spooky Ideas That Will Make Your Yard Scary Cute

    Create a cheerful Halloween scene with smiling pumpkins, scarecrows and ghosts! We've got the pick of the patch with friendly props that point the way to tricks and treats.

  • 9 Creepy Carnival Decorating Ideas That Don't Clown Around

    Make it a night of terror under the Big Top with these scary circus Halloween decorating ideas.

  • Give Classic Orange and Black a Modern Halloween Makeover

    Get the spell for brewing up your own modern display that stylishly combines dreadful black elements with a pop of orange.

  • This Buffet Table Will Liven Up Your Day of the Dead Party

    Make a marvelously macabre offering to your party ghouls with a decadent Day of the Dead buffet table featuring a devilishly spirited sangria bar and more.

  • You’d Be Insane to Pass up This Scary Asylum Porch Decor Idea

    Freak everyone out this Halloween with a creepy insane asylum theme. Bloody body parts and twisted desserts create a bone-chilling setting for a night of macabre fun.

  • Get the Tricks That Will Make Your Home the Ultimate Haunt

    Set a macabre mood with terror-ific haunted mansion decorations! Get spooky inspiration for a ghoulish gathering! Enter a mansion of dreadful decorating ideas… Make it a nig

  • Colorful Decor Ideas for Your Day of the Dead Mantel

    Whether you have a large altar or a small ofrenda planned, or just love the beautiful designs of Day of the Dead, we have a variety of bright and skeletal ideas for your mantel.

  • Get the After(life) Party Started With These 6 Spooky Sippers

    We've got a drinks menu to quench the thirsts of the most bloodthirsty party monsters, including a body parts punch, martinis with eyeball garnishes and blood syringe shots.

  • Halloween Porch Decor Ideas That Are Too Cute To Spook

    Treat the littler members of your boo crew to a porch of spooky delights with witches, pumpkins and ghosts.

  • 7 Ghoulishly Delightful Food Ideas for a Kids' Halloween Party

    Conjure up a magical buffet for the little spooks! Every mummy will love our ideas for witch’s broom cinnamon cider, adora-boo cookies and more!

  • Halloween Porch Decorating Ideas With Haunting Curb Appeal

    Get creative with easy ideas for a Halloween haunted house they'll scream for with these simply spine-tingling haunted house decorating tips!

  • 13 Haunted House Illusions We're Obsessed With

    These clever haunted scenes are just the trick for going “above and beyond” average with your Halloween haunted house decorations.

  • Scare up Appetites With This Halloween Family Dinner Idea

    Make trick-or-treating a night beyond the sweets with a gathering that’s scary cute!

  • Dress to Impress Without Stress: Easy Group Costume Ideas

    Whether you and your friends are more into classic characters or all about trendy shows, slay your costume this year with these creative ideas for groups.

  • Bewitching Spirits Will Love This Halloween Bar Cart

    Sip on these wicked-good Halloween bar cart drink ideas that are chic and eek.

  • 12 Trunk-or-Treat Ideas That Rev up Halloween Fun

    Our decorating ideas make it easy to trick out your car for trunk-or-treat, a popular Halloween activity that puts a spin on the traditional fun of trick-or-treating.

  • Here's How to Host a Dinner Party That Spooks With Style

    With our tips, you’ll move beyond the usual trick-or-treats and throw a stylish soiree that’s something wicked to be remembered all year long.

  • You'll Love This Scary Easy Hack for Quick Halloween Desserts

    Check out our tips for bloodying up easy Halloween treats!