7 Halloween Party Ideas to Create a Halloween for Less

Throw Your Party for Less With These Halloween Freebies

Use these Halloween party ideas to save a ton of money throwing your Halloween party this year. You'll be able to get free Halloween party invitations, free Halloween music and sound effects, party games that involve no extra cost, and printable Halloween masks you can use as favors.

Saving money on these costly Halloween party items will let you spend more money on the important stuff like some creepy crawly foods and your Halloween costume.

I've got even more Halloween freebies as well so you can save even more money this Halloween.

Free Halloween Invitations to Invite Your Guests

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These Halloween invitations are all completely free and can be printed from your home computer. All can be customized with your Halloween party information and some can even be customized with your own photo. I love these Halloween party invitations and I think they look even better than ones you buy at the store.

There are also free online Halloween invitations if you'd like to make sure you don't even have to pay for a stamp. Besides looking great, some of these online Halloween invitations even give your guests the option of sending in their RSVP online.

Free Music for Your Halloween Party

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Once your guests get to your Halloween party then you're going to want to set the mood. An easy way to do that is with some spooky Halloween party music.

This music is all free and can be downloaded or streamed from your computer or mobile device during your Halloween party. There's a great selection of music to dance to and spooky mood music.

Spooky Halloween Sounds

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If you plan on having a party that's a little scary, look no further than these free Halloween sound effects. You'll scare your guests with screams, cackles, footsteps, and other spooky sounds.

Even if you don't play these during your party, you could play them on the porch when your guests arrive. This will set the scene for a fun night ahead. 

Halloween Party Games That Won't Cost You a Dime

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You'll want to have some party games for your guests and this is a list of almost 50 Halloween party games that use items you probably already have on hand. There are lots of ideas here that range from dance contests to trivia games.

I've divided this list into Halloween party games for adults and those for kids so you can easily view the options depending on who's coming to your party.

Free Halloween Masks for Guests

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There always seems to be someone who forgets their Halloween costume and puts a damper on the fun. You can make sure that doesn't happen by having a few simple masks ready for ​those guests.

These free Halloween masks can be printed from your computer and will provide an easy backup so everyone at the party has a mask. They also can make great party favors!

Free Pumpkin Carving Templates

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Have your guests help you with the decorations by incorporating a pumpkin carving contest into your party. Break the party into teams and let your guests use stencils or their own imaginations to create scary, funny, and unique jack o'lanterns. 

You can give away prizes for the winners, or simply let them having bragging rights for the rest of the party. 

Halloween Bingo

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Kids and adults alike all seem to love a good game of bingo. This is especially a great activity for parties that have both children and adults attending because everyone can have fun and participate.

These bingo cards are all Halloween themed and include printable cards and calling cards. There are sets that are perfect for both large and small gatherings. Your guests will love the fun images on each bingo space.