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31 Last-Minute Halloween Hacks

If you're pressed for time, these easy party tips are devilishly genius.

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1. Mummy Juice Boxes

Wrap 'em up with white electrical tape.
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Wrap 'em up with white electrical tape.

2. Jack O' Lantern Burgers

3. Circus Peanut Fingers

4. Ping Pong Ball and Googly-Eye Wreath

Cobble it together with a glue gun.

5. Wire Wall Sign

It's just wire, shaped and taped to the wall.
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It's just wire, shaped and taped to the wall.

6. Fang Napkin Holder

7. Witch Hats

They're just three ingredients: Hershey's Kisses, fudge striped cookies, and orange frosting.
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They're just three ingredients: Hershey's Kisses, fudge striped cookies, and orange frosting.

8. Thai-Spiced Deviled Eggs

Get the recipe here.
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Get the recipe here.

9. Demon Eyes for the Backyard

10. Spider Ice Cubes

11. Ghostly Spirit Cupcakes

Not scary in the least, but easy as HELL.
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Not scary in the least, but easy as HELL.

12. Surgical Glove Party Favors

13. Inflated Glove Lights

Check out the super cool and easy trick it takes to make this.
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Check out the super cool and easy trick it takes to make this.

14. Glowing Plastic Cup Lights

15. Grape Caterpillar Kabobs

16. Witches' Brooms

Pretzel rods and sliced cheese.

17. Carrot Finger Food

Directions here.
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Directions here.

18. Black Candles in a Bed of Candy Corns

19. Painted Rock-o-Lanterns

Add some glow-in-the-dark paint if you want the eyes to glow justly in the yard.
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Add some glow-in-the-dark paint if you want the eyes to glow justly in the yard.

20. Easy No-Bake Cat Cookies

You need: Oreos, green M&Ms, pumpkin sprinkles, edible marker, and chocolate chips.
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You need: Oreos, green M&Ms, pumpkin sprinkles, edible marker, and chocolate chips.

21. Mummy French Bread Pizzas

The olives are key.

22. Yarn-Wrapped Votives

They're just old baby food jars wrapped with yarn.

23. Pretzel Rods Covered in Green Chocolate

Food coloring required.

24. Blood-Stained Towel for the Bathroom

You just have to be willing to ruin one of your nice fluffy white towels, but the effect will be worth it.
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You just have to be willing to ruin one of your nice fluffy white towels, but the effect will be worth it.

25. Ghastly Popsicles

They're just drawn on with permanent marker.

26. Cheesecloth Ghost

Directions here.

27. Gross Bug Tights

Glue some realistic-looking bugs to a pair of nylons and you've got the easiest costume ever.
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Glue some realistic-looking bugs to a pair of nylons and you've got the easiest costume ever.

29. Glowing Cocktails

No need for fancy slime punch. Tonic water glows under a black light.

30. Graveyard 7-Layer Dip

Where crunchy chips go to DIE.
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Where crunchy chips go to DIE.

31. Glow in the Dark Bracelets Instead of Candy

Not only are they a non-candy alternative that's fun for trick or treaters, but the bracelets will keep kids safely visible while walking around in the dark.
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Not only are they a non-candy alternative that's fun for trick or treaters, but the bracelets will keep kids safely visible while walking around in the dark.