Halloween Party Essentials {Plus My Activities Guide!}

It’s Halloween time! That means school parties! My favorite haha. I am in charge this year of my daughter’s class halloween party and I have been busy planning all the different stations and activities I will have them do. While researching, I found some GREAT online deals and super affordable halloween decor that would make any party perfect! I thought I had to share with you guys all my findings because I want all of your halloween parties to be a hit!

So I have gathered together the top Halloween Party Essentials and put them all in one place so that your halloween party planning fun will be cheap and affordable! I will show you my top decor items as well as how I am going to set up my little girl’s halloween party at school! I have 5 different stations and listed below you’ll find all the material and info you need to plan your own halloween party! Be sure to comment below and fill us in if you have found some awesome halloween deals too!

Top Halloween Party Essentials

Giant Hanging Black Spider – $5.98

This will be perfect for my daughter’s classroom! Honestly, it could go anywhere! A bedroom, classroom, living room, or even the porch. Wherever you need it.

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  • 20 feet wide
  • Super easy to hang
  • Lightweight
  • Perfect for a classroom
  • Legs are adjustable so it can fit in any size room

Halloween Hanging Lanterns (4 Pack) – $7.99 (Originally $99.99!!!!)

Okay guys, these are 92% off and have GREAT reviews!! These would look cute anywhere at any halloween party!
  • Safe Paper Lanterns
  • Come with bulb (but not batteries)
  • Foldable and easy to store
  • Adorable designs

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200 ft Stretchy Spider Web – $11.95 

Halloween parties just need to have spider webs! It just is a necessity! Well, with this awesome deal you can get 200 FEET of web for just $11! Totally worth it! And if you are careful about setting it up, you can just bag it back up, and use it again next year!

  • Good for indoor and outdoor settings
  • 16 feet of material, but that stretches to cover 200 feet
  • Easy set up
  • Reusable

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Halloween Faces 50 Count Balloon Pack – $9.95 (Originally 24.95)

Balloons are so useful for halloween parties. They fill space, are super affordable, and just make the room more fun! These cute balloons are full of jack-o-lantern faces so you can add a little extra touch to your party.

  • 4 Designs
  • Super durable
  • Measure to be 12″ by 8″
  • Each pack comes with 50 balloons

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48 Count Halloween Cupcake Toppers – $7.99

These add the perfect touch to your yummy halloween cupcakes! The kids will adore these!

  • 8 different designs
  • 5. 5 inches tall
  • Made of felt and natural bamboo toothpicks
  • The perfect touch to cupcakes, cakes, or any party food

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My 5 Station Ideas!

Those were a few of my favorite decor items that I found, but I am also going to do 5 stations at the party and I wanted to share with you my ideas on what to do at each station so you could use them too! These are all super affordable, fun, and easy to set up! There is no need to spend hours and hours prepping for a party! All of these stations are almost instantly set up and ready to go!

Station #1: Mask Making

For this station I found two awesome resources that are super affordable!

First, I found the Reproducible Animal Masks for just $6.95!

It is a paperback book that is full of the patterns for animal masks for Big Horn Sheep, Buffalo, Bull, Cat, Chimpanzee, Cow, Crocodile, Deer, Dog, Duck, Elephant, Fox, Frog, Gazelle, Giraffe, Gorilla, Hen, Hippo, Horse, Lion, Pig, Rabbit, Raccoon, Rhino, Rooster, Sheep, Snake, Wolf, Zebra and more! This is an awesome resource to use for many other occasions!

Get this deal for just $6.95!

These would be perfect, especially for younger kids! I realize halloween is not Mardi gras, BUT, being able to make their own mask and add it to their costume will make their whole day!

  • Ready to decorate masks include 24 masks in 6 Different patterns
  • Die Cut Mardi Gras themed paper masks
  • Decorate with paint, markers, glitter, gems, feathers, and more
  • Attach a string, ribbon, stems or elastic to the pre-cut holes to wear
  • 24 total masks: 4 each of 6 different designs

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 Station #2: Halloween Themed Games

I love all of these games but I only want 2 of them.  I love the pin the nose on the pumpkin and the witch’s hat ring toss, but the pumpkin bean bag toss looks really sturdy.  Which ones do you like best?

Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin  $6.29

  • Includes 10 noses, paper pumpkin and blindfold
  • Instructions included
  • 18″ pumpkin

Witch Hat Ring Toss – $7.99


  • 20 Inches x 24 Inches.
  • Rings Measure 10 Inches.
  • 5 Piece Set.

Jack O Lantern Bean Bag Toss – $22.14

  • Includes 3 Candy Corn Bean Bags
  • Includes one 19″ x 15 3/4″ wooden board
  • Includes a 20″ pole for standing

Which one should I choose? I cannot make up my mind! They all seem so fun for the kids!

Station #3 Make Clay Halloween Decorations

These are 4th graders so I’m using modeling clay, but you can use Play Dough for younger kids.  The kids will choose a cookie cutter and cut out their decoration, then they can come back after it dries and paint it.   The Modeling Clay air dries so it can be painted and taken home

Wilton 4-Piece Grippy Cookie Cutter Set $12.99

  • Grippy Cookie Cutters have comfortable grip for safe, easy cutting
  • About 3 1/2 Inches
  • Made of plastic

Crayola Air Dry Clay 5 Lb Bucket – $8.14

  • Air Dry Clay can be painted with tempera, acrylic or watercolors when dry
  • Softens easily with water
  • Super kid friendly

 Station #4:  Decorate Your Pumpkin

The kids can bring in a small pumpkin to decorate and we will have some extras for those who forget.  The kids can use paint, markers, or these cute stickers to decorate their pumpkins.

Make A Pumpkin Stickers (1 DOZEN) – $4.59

Jack-o-lantern Sticker Sheets $4.14

Station #5: Face Painting

We have very artistic moms, but we will also have some stencils in case the kids want something specific. These are all super affordable and reusable! All you have to do is wash the stencils after use or store the face paint as directed and you can use it next year!

Snazaroo Face Paint Stencils $6.18

Rainbow Face Paint Set $6.96

There is a look inside of my planned Halloween Party!

As you can see, you can do it all for such a great price! No need to go out and spend a ton of money on things. Buy these essentials and then live without the super expensive stuff! To be honest, kids usually like the cheaper things anyway! I always hated when my kids would play more with the box of the toy I bought them rather than the toy, but this is the same concept!

So, go out and get all your halloween goods BUT make sure you are being frugal about it! Happy hallow hunting!

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