Wickedly Stylish Halloween Ideas for Under $20

Ghosts, goblins and goodie bags, oh my! Halloween is officially in full swing. If you are anything like me, wrapping your home in creepy cobwebs is not exactly up your alley. With my kids and clients, I’m always seeking to strike the delicate balance in going all out for the theme and going overboard. Sure, a fog machine and a headless horseman would be welcomed by my third grader, but there are plenty of mom-approved chic ideas to embrace the holidays–and keep your toddlers’ nightmares at bay. Hold onto your brooms! Here are three ways you can whip up some Halloween style for under $20 in under three hours! 


Part chic, part fun and part functional! This DIY pumpkin (that I first spotted on RachaelRay.com) is just one way to make an impact at your doorstep. Black chalkboard paint by Krylon and a chalk marker (which you can easily find at Michaels.com or a local craft store) is all you need to perfect this look! 

 Chalkboard Pumpkins 


TomKat Studio


Mocktails and cocktails instantly become Mad Scientist elixirs with these cool printables and recipes by The Tom Kat Studio. From ghostly shakes to spider venom smoothies, the little ones and their adult Halloween sidekicks can both enjoy refreshments with a twist. 












Friends invite themselves over for an impromptu Halloween playdate? No need to fret! Your secret decor weapon is something you can easily find in the kitchen drawer. GLAD Press ‘n Seal Wrap provides an instant frosting solution for just pennies. Plus, it comes off in a cinch (which means nightmare-free clean-up for mommy on November 1st). (Idea spotted at Thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com).

Saran Wrap Ghost


Looking for more stylish, spooky inspiration? Check out 200+ Halloween ideas on my Pinterest channel @ChandelierEvent