Holidays are fun and only come once a year so this year go all out and host an epic Halloween party! Hosting a party doesn’t have to be expensive and we’re going to share with you exactly how to decorate on a budget. The perfect solution is to purchase your party essentials from the dollar store. We’ve searched the web to find you awesome Halloween decorations from the dollar store as well as a few DIY (do it yourself) decorations too. Check out these 20 ideas that will help you throw the best Halloween party ever!
There is no better way to welcome your guests to your Halloween party than to greet them with a Halloween-themed wreath on the front door. This tutorial explains how styrofoam mini skulls and sturdy wire can come together to make a fun wreath for Halloween.
Keep in mind in addition to the wire, you’ll also need hot glue and a ribbon. Use any styrofoam skulls you can find, but if you’re able to find these fun glitter skulls with LED eyes, it’ll make an even bigger impact on your guests!
https://www.triedandtrueblog.com/halloween-skull-wreath/ PHOTOS AND TUTORIAL HERE: TRIED AND TRUE BLOG
Another great way to dress up the entrance of your house is to use these door and window covers found at the Dollar Tree. There are 3 window cover options as well as 2 door cover options to choose from.
Consider installing the spooky ghosts in your front window or the creepy skeletons! Your guests will surely love the spooky additions to the front of your house
https://www.dollartree.com/halloween-door-and-window-covers/202329 PHOTOS AND PRODUCT HERE: DOLLAR TREE
A few Halloween props can go a long way when transforming your space for Halloween. This tutorial shares how a few plastic baskets, faux chains, and zip ties found from the dollar store can turn into this neat hanging cage Halloween prop.
If you are unable to find black baskets at your dollar store, simply pick up a can of black spray paint and paint the baskets instead. Once the baskets are prepared you’ll be ready to fill them with whatever creepy Halloween props you would like.
https://www.thenavagepatch.com/hanging-cage-halloween-prop/ PHOTOS AND TUTORIAL HERE: THE NAVAGE PATCH
Transform your party punch into a spooky drink by adding in fun Halloween ice cube shapes. To do this you’ll merely need to use these Halloween rubber ice cube trays.
Skeleton, pumpkin, and vampire teeth ice cube trays can be found at your local Dollar Tree. Keep in mind these are silicone ice cube trays which means you’ll be able to make more than ice! Try making fun Halloween shaped chocolates or spooky gelatin shapes too.
https://www.dollartree.com/halloween-ice-cube-trays/952296 PHOTOS AND PRODUCTS HERE: DOLLAR TREE
Finally, a fun Halloween treat that doesn’t require any fancy baking skills! This recipe proves that you can transform a store-bought dessert into a fun Halloween-themed treat just by adding a few little details.
To turn plain glazed donuts into Halloween monsters, simply pick up plastic vampire teeth and a package of M&Ms at your local dollar store. Follow this tutorial for tips and tricks on how to create the monsters. For more exciting recipes check out these Halloween themed recipes for potlucks: spooky-fun ideas.
https://onelittleproject.com/halloween-monster-donuts/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: ONE LITTLE PROJECT
Revamp your space with this creepy cloth for your Halloween party! The cloth is stretchy and easy to drape over entryways, tables, bookshelves, or to simply hang on the wall.
The cloth measures 72 inches in width and 30 inches in height which means you’ll have plenty of product to work with. The best part is that this cloth can be found at your local Dollar Tree which once again, means you won’t have to spend a fortune to decorate your space.
https://www.dollartree.com/creepy-cloths-30×72-in/154008 PHOTOS AND PRODUCT HERE: DOLLAR TREE
Decorate your fridge or metal door with creepy-crawly magnetic spiders! This blogger shares a quick and easy tutorial that will help you decorate your space.
The secret is to use plastic spider rings and magnetic strips from the dollar store. These magnetic spiders come together quickly and will surely be a great addition to your party decorations.
https://www.deliacreates.com/magnetic-spiders/ PHOTOS AND TUTORIAL HERE: DELIA CREATES
Earlier we discussed how you can decorate the front of your house using window and door coverings and now we’re sharing yet another awesome idea! These door covers are a little more fancy than the previously discussed covers because these have LED lights built into the design.
You’ll have your choice of 4 different designs all of which can be found at the Dollar Tree. These would not only be a great addition to your front door but other doors throughout your house too.
https://www.dollartree.com/halloween-led-light-up-door-covers-30x60in/292676 PHOTOS AND PRODUCT HERE: DOLLAR TREE
Pumpkins are an essential part of Halloween. Instead of carving a pumpkin try making this creepy-crawly spider pumpkin.
Head to your local dollar store and pick up a foam pumpkin and little plastics spiders or bugs. Then, with a glue gun and this tutorial you’ll be well on your way to creating a fun and budget-friendly Halloween decoration.
https://www.thekimsixfix.com/2014/09/creepy-crawly-spider-pumpkin.html PHOTOS AND TUTORIAL HERE: THE KIM SIX FIX
Disposable cups are convenient, but these skeleton hand goblets are so spooky and fun that you need to use them for your party too! Your guests will love drinking their Halloween punch from these cups!
These cups can be found at the Dollar Tree and come in 3 different colors. Rest assured, they’re made of plastic so you won’t have to worry about them breaking. You could even use them as party favors and allow your guests to bring their spooky goblets home!
https://www.dollartree.com/spooky-skeleton-hand-plastic-goblets/275836 PHOTOS AND PRODUCT HERE: DOLLAR TREE
Here is another excellent idea that proves decorations don’t have to expensive! Get crafty and try making this fun skull vase and Halloween party decor.
You will need a foam skull and a couple of foam pumpkins as well as paint. All of these supplies can be found at your local dollar store. Once the decorations are painted you can display them as they are or transform the skull into a vase and use the pumpkins to display candy.
https://persialou.com/diy-skull-vase-and-halloween-party-decor/ PHOTOS AND TUTORIAL HERE: PERSIA LOU
Tableware is an essential part of every party, especially if you plan on serving food and drinks. If you want to avoid a hefty clean up after the party, be sure to use disposable tableware.
Thankfully the dollar store carries a large assortment of paper plates, paper cups, napkins, and utensils. Better yet, during Halloween season, they often carry Halloween-themed colored tableware such as these black plates and cups.
https://www.dollartree.com/search/go?w=halloween%20plates&view=grid PHOTOS AND PRODUCTS HERE: DOLLAR TREE
This tutorial shares how you can upcycle plastic containers such as milk jugs into fun party decorations for a Halloween party. In addition to the milk jugs, all you will need is a black permanent marker, craft knife, and string lights all of which can found at the dollar store.
Once you’ve gathered your materials, follow this tutorial to make this alluring party decoration. This DIY project is quite easy and would be a fun activity to do with the whole family.
https://eighteen25.com/todays-project-spirit-jugs/ PHOTO AND TUTORIAL HERE: EIGHTEEN25
Set the ambiance for your party with orange string lights. Each set contains 20 lights and is about 5 feet long. Keep in mind, this product is designed strictly for indoor use.
You could string the lights around a doorway, on the wall, and across the food table too. You could even incorporate the string lights into the spirit jugs we talked about previously or into any homemade centerpieces of your choice.
https://www.dollartree.com/mini-orange-halloween-lights-20ct-packs/182914 PHOTOS AND PRODUCT HERE: DOLLAR TREE
What better way to display Halloween candy than in this charming candy jar! This tutorial explains how a few materials found from the dollar store will help you create your own too.
Some of the materials you’ll need are a terra cotta pot, terra cotta saucer, a glass bowl, and black paint. This DIY project is fairly easy to make so encourage your kids to make them with you! Then fill the jars with your favorite Halloween candy to be served at the party.
https://apumpkinandaprincess.com/diy-halloween-candy-jar/ PHOTOS AND TUTORIAL HERE: A PUMPKIN & A PRINCESS
Decorative Halloween mesh is a quick and easy way to add pops of color to your space. These mesh rolls are available in black, orange, and purple. Further, they’re 5 yards in length and 6 inches wide.
You can use the mesh to make a Halloween wreath for your front door, use it in centerpieces, and even as a table runner too. Better yet, this mesh is reusable so you can buy it once and use it year after year.
https://www.dollartree.com/crafters-square-decorative-halloween-mesh/256881 PHOTOS AND PRODUCT HERE: DOLLAR TREE
These faux chains would be a great addition to your Halloween party decorations. This blogger shares how you can effortlessly make your own faux chains using pipe insulation, however, if you are unable to find pipe insulation, you can merely use a pool noodle from the dollar store.
If the noodles don’t come in grey or black, you can spray paint them! The chains do take a bit of time but that gives you all the more reason to turn it into a fun activity to make with your kids.
https://www.ribbonsandglue.com/spooky-halloween-family.html PHOTOS AND TUTORIAL HERE: RIBBONS & GLUE
Skulls are always a great addition, especially for Halloween. These glittery skulls will certainly stand out wherever you place them!
They’re bold in color and have LED glowing lights that provide a spooky presence.
https://www.dollartree.com/glitter-skulls-with-led-glowing-eyes-4375x3875x35-in/292697 PHOTOS AND PRODUCTS HERE: DOLLAR TREE
You’re certainly going to need serving bowls at your party. These web-shaped treat bowls would be an excellent addition to your Halloween party.
These treats bowls can be found at the Dollar Tree and are offered in 3 different colors. Consider using the bowls to hold candy, chips, or other Halloween treats.
https://www.dollartree.com/plastic-halloween-web-shaped-treat-bowls/202296 PHOTOS AND PRODUCT HERE: DOLLAR TREE
Is it really Halloween without candy? Be sure to share lots of candy at your Halloween party!
Thankfully the Dollar Tree has copious amounts of candy to choose from. You could serve your guests classics like chocolate and other popular candies such as skittles or you could pick up a few packs of spooky candies such as these gummy monsters or bubble gum eyeballs.
https://www.dollartree.com/search/go?w=HALLOWEEN%20CANDY PHOTOS AND PRODUCTS HERE: DOLLAR TREE