The ultimate last-minute Halloween idea guide for parents: costumes, treats, pumpkins, printables and more.

We have featured so many helpful posts lately on Halloween treats, tricks, costumes and beyond, we wanted to put them all in one place. After all, we can’t be the only ones who still have plenty to do–or uh, haven’t gotten started?–when it comes to Halloween. Good luck out there!

Last-Minute Halloween Costume Help

Pumpkin onesie for Halloween | Cool Mom Picks

5 zero-effort Halloween costumes for babies

Easy geeky Halloween costumes

Halloween costume ideas for moms and new babies

Handmade Halloween costumes for kids who don’t really want to wear costumes

Easy DIY baby Halloween costumes that just require onesies

DIY cardboard Halloween costumes

The perfect pregnancy Halloween costume

Halloween Candy, Food and other Treats 

Frankenstein Halloween bento lunch box on Cool Mom Picks

6 spooktacular Halloween lunch box ideas

Creepy Halloween dinner ideas (before kids fill up on candy)

5 important tips for making Halloween safer for kids with peanut and tree nut allergies

Halloween cookie recipes: Easy ghost cookies

7 of the cutest Halloween cookie recipes

7 DIY recipes to copycat your favorite candy bars

5 amazing and creepy Halloween cookie recipes

Zombie cookies!

An outrageous Halloween bento

Halloween deviled eggs shaped like pumpkins on Cool Mom Picks

Six of the very coolest Halloween party snacks, no hard work required

3 non-food Halloween treat ideas for classrooms or Halloween parties

Great no-candy Halloween treat ideas

Personalized Halloween plates that kids will love using all year long

What to do with leftover Halloween candy – donations and other ideas

Halloween Crafts, Printables + Activities

Halloween paper doll printable | Cool Mom Tech

Halloween Paper Doll Printables

10 of the coolest, easy Halloween printables, no glue guns required.

Halloween clip art and templates from Martha Stewart

DIY spiderweb decorations

Printable Halloween Masks

DIY mask patterns on Etsy for Halloween

Easy animal mask crafts for kids

6 fun Halloween printable ideas

Paper & Cake's Trick or Treat Halloween

Downloadable Halloween decor

Halloween rock painting for kids

Easy last-minute Halloween crafts and decor for procrastinators.

Trick or Treating for UNICEF

Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

No-carve Halloween pumpkin ideas: Chalkboard pumpkins

9 of the coolest, easiest no-carve DIY pumpkin decorating ideas.

8 awesome geeky Halloween pumpkins that you can actually make

Easy Halloween pumpkin decorating ideas from top bloggers


Halloween Music, Videos + Entertainment

Halloween movies: It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

14 top family-friendly Halloween movies to watch on Amazon Instant Video

The Rocktober Halloween Party Playlist for kids

Free Halloween music from Tune-In

Trick or Freaks Halloween Kindle Book

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