We have featured so many fun Halloween posts this year–and years past, too–featuring our favorite Halloween ideas of all kinds. Including the last minute ones. We’re talking dozens of recipes for treats both healthy and uh….well, you know. Plus costume ideas, printables, decor, pumpkin carving ideas, crafts, music and apps for kids, even cocktails just for you.

Can you tell we like Halloween?

Since we tend to be among those parents out there who always need last minute Halloween help–let’s call us busy, not procrastinators–we’ve put together the kind of list we’d like to find ourselves, featuring more than 50 helpful Halloween posts (whoa!) to help you with any last-minute Halloween ideas you might need.


Ultimate guide to last minute Halloween ideas: More than 50 helpful posts

Happy scrambling! We mean, uh…trick or treating. -Liz + Kristen + Team CMP


Last Minute Halloween Treats, Recipes, and Fun Food Ideas

Last Minute Halloween ideas: Monster party treats at One Charming Party

The coolest, not-so-scary monster party ideas for Halloween

12 easy, semi-homemade Halloween snacks for last-minute party treats

Mad scientist party treats for little ones. No scary-creepy allowed

6 of the very coolest, easy Halloween party snacks


Last minute Halloween cookie recipes: Easy Ghost Cookies

7 of the cutest Halloween cookie recipes

5 candy corn themed treat recipes

6 delightfully easy, deliciously snackable pumpkin spice recipes

5 amazing and creepy Halloween cookie recipes

Jack-o-lantern tortilla chips idea and other last minute Halloween lunch treats

7 easy festive recipes to make use of your Halloween cookie cutters

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


Tangerine Jack-o-lanterns on Cool Mom Picks

6 spooktacular Halloween lunch box ideas

8 healthier Halloween candies for trick-or-treaters (no, not carrot sticks)

Amazingly easy Halloween party recipes that make you look like a super chef


La Llorona: The Weeping Woman Halloween Cocktail and other cool Halloween drink ideas

8 Halloween cocktail recipes to die for

Halloween jello shots how-to

6 incredibly easy, last-minute Halloween treats


Halloween bento box from Another Lunch. Whoa.

An outrageous Halloween bento

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



Last Minute Halloween Costume Help

Last minute Halloween costumes for baby: Aerobics instructor by Homemade by Jill

25 adorably creative DIY baby costumes for Halloween that you can actually make

5 zero-effort Halloween costumes for babies

10 easy DIY babywearing costume ideas for moms and new babies

Last minute Halloween costumes from cardboard boxes: Airmail costume from studio diy

DIY cardboard Halloween costumes


Monopoly group costume idea from Costume Works

11 creative group Halloween costume ideas (for kids who don’t want to be Elsa and Olaf)

Baby carrier covers that make instant Halloween costumes

Halloween costume ideas for moms and new babies


Last minute Halloween costume ideas: Onesie costume templates at Project Nursery

Easy DIY baby Halloween costumes that just require onesies

3 good options for temporary hair color for Halloween

Temporary tattoo jewelry: Brilliant costume shortcut



Last Minute Halloween Crafts, Printables + Activities

Printable skeleton Halloween coloring page at Vice Vega

9 fun free printable Halloween coloring pages

10 of the coolest, easy Halloween printables

Halloween clip art and templates from Martha Stewart

DIY Halloween pumpkin light necklace

A DIY light up Halloween bucket


Free printable Halloween classroom cards for kids

Halloween coloring pages and printable classroom cards

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

Smiling (not scary!) printable skull masks to celebrate the Day of the Dead

DIY spiderweb decorations


Last minute Halloween decoration printables from Love the Day

Cool printable Halloween party decorations, from the cute to the creepy

The most dapper printable DIY Halloween masks

6 fun Halloween printables

Halloween rock painting craft for kids

Easy last-minute Halloween crafts and decor for procrastinators.

Downloadable Halloween projections that make your house totally spooky


Last Minute Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Chalkboard painted pumpkin and other DIY no-carve pumpkin ideas

Creative no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas that go beyond Sharpies and glitter glue.

Cool pumpkin decorating idea using candy

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

Minecraft Creeper Pumpkins DIY via Alpha Mom

Minecraft Creeper Green Jack O’ Lanterns! (From Alpha Mom, included in our 8 awesome geeky DIY Halloween pumpkin ideas round-up)

Easy Halloween pumpkin decorating ideas from top bloggers

How To Decoupage Halloween Pumpkins


Halloween Music, Videos + Entertainment for Kids

Toca Boca’s Halloween app Toca Boo

The new Toca Boca’s Toca Boo Halloween app for kids

7 helpful tips for taking Halloween photos of your kids

Using PicMonkey to Halloween-ify your photos from spooky to silly

8 Halloween apps for kids for spooky, creative, or silly fun


The best streaming Halloween movies you can watch on Amazon

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

The Rocktober Halloween Party Playlist for kids

Fun music: Halloween Every Night by Mista Cookie Jar

Fun, free  Halloween playlists on the web


Need more last-minute Halloween ideas? (Like this isn’t enough.) Visit our pinterest boards for plenty of Halloween Coolness and Halloween Printables + DIY