Even though Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, it is usually the one I am doing the most amount of last minute scrambling for. There are so many details. Kids costumes, school parties, house decorations, trick or treating, family parties, etc. So for me, Halloween downloads are so handy. I probably have 20+ Halloween printable boards favorite'd on Pinterest.
Here are some of my favorites I've used, made or drool over for inspiration.
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Does your neighborhood, friends or co-workers play the Halloween Boo game? If you do, a few years back when I couldn't find a version that was modern or colorful enough for me, I made my own. It's free to download here. It has everything you need to get the ball rolling or continue (including an original Posh Little poem). You'll be the hippest boo'ers on the block.
What's the Boo game? It's kind of like chain mail but with treats! A neighbor drops off a plate of candy's or other goodies at your door then you do the same thing to two of your neighbors. It's a fun pre-trick or treating activity that my neighbors do each year. After you get Boo'd you put a note on your door so neighbors don't re-boo you. Of course you could be those neighbors who don't put a note up and just get treat plate after treat plate.
I don't crochet but dolls like this always make me wish I did. Our Halloween decor doesn't usually extend to the kids rooms but it would be fun to have little guys like this in their rooms around Halloween or special treats where candy just isn't enough. This printable is from Lalylala on Etsy and is a crochet PDF pattern (Frankenstein, Skull, Zombie). Get it here.
I can't get over Ghost Poop. It's so simple just being marshmallow's but makes me giggle. I love these little treat bag labels. This is a digital download from The Mud Pie Studio on Etsy for $5 that gives you 4 different treat bag labels. I do a lot of parties at my kids schools and these are the little things they are so excited bout. The treat bags I've seen for about $2.50 (for 50) at Walmart so you could put together a bunch of little treat bags very inexpensively but still so cute and well though out!
I'm obsessed with these creepy printable Halloween labels because you can turn anything into Halloween decor with them! Grab this free download from Funky Time.
If you haven't visited The Tomkat Studios, I would highly recommend you do! It's was one of the first places I found and swooned over printable party items. Everything is so well put together, stylish and tasteful. This Happy Halloween banner was from a party styled for HGTV. Read the post here for a plethora of free printables including the banner pictured above.
Much like the Funky Time labels from above, these Halloween apothecary jar labels can turn any old jar into something goolish. This free printable is a collaboration between Liagriffith.com & WorldLabel.com and are beautiful (in a creepy kind of way of course).
These Halloween book covers are a free printable from The Little House On The Corner. I love this printable for several reasons... 1) It's free! 2) Ink & additional materials are minimal and/or inexpensive. 3) It's easy to store & reuse again. Just because it's a printable doesn't mean you want to throw it away so #3 is a biggie for me. I love reusable DIY projects like this.
Ha ha, ghost poop! Here we go again. My inner child is giggling again. Tic Tacs are an easy find so these labels caught my eye. And of course the ghost poop! This is one of the several holiday themed Tic Tac label freebies available from Somewhat Simple. See her blog post here for this download and links to the others (Christmas, Valentines & Easter).
This Something Wicked This Way Comes printable is a $5 (instant download) from Blue Whimsy on Etsy. I'm an ink scrooge lately with all the school papers and projects we've had to print so a simple black ink on white paper printable (even if the download isn't free) is . With this one you get a 5x7 & 8x10!
This is one I've saved as a project to do as a re-usable school party game. I still have 2 kids in elementary school where I am often a party parent. Every year we bring in all the activities so I generally try to create games that I can re-use or pass on to another parent or teacher to save. This Pin The Spider On The Web game is great because it's a free download via Elle Claire Inspired and with a little effort and a few dollars, it can be an over-sized print to accommodate a few kids at a time. It's about $3.59 to print this at Staples (as an engineering print).