Last Minute Halloween Ideas

The following post is by editor Kara Fleck.

I don’t know about you, but things for me this past week have not gone exactly according to plan.  Instead of spending the last few days working on Halloween details, I’ve found myself in bed unable to do much of anything except hope to feel better.

Not only has this meant that life hasn’t been a whole lot of fun, it means that our Halloween this year is going to look a little different than in years’ past.  And, you know what?  That is perfectly okay.

My Mom came by for a few hours one day to help with the kids and my husband, Christopher, has been a good sport and dove right in to help me finish up things like the treat bags and the kids’ costumes. Thanks to the two of them, things are in pretty good shape around here (and we’ll call all the spider webs, dust, and my messy house Halloween decorations, okay?)

Still, I don’t want to let one of our favorite holidays go by without at least a little celebration, so I spent some time last night rounding up a few very simple ideas that won’t require much effort or resources, yet will still add some magic to the day.

In case anyone else is finding themselves in the same boat this Halloween, here is my list of simple, last minute ideas:

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From Around the Web

I’m still not sure exactly how this day is going to end up, but now at least I have a few ideas to choose from that aren’t overwhelming and are sure to be fun!

Happy Halloween!

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. I would like to recommend (highly!) the Halloween woodland log and other woodland activities at We had so much fun — and it’s a really wonderful alternative to the traditonal US take on the holiday.
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  2. We’re definitely last-minute when it comes to Halloween. I’d rather emphasize Thanksgiving and Christmas anyway. But trick-or treat we will tonight!
    Julia´s latest post: This Week’s Menu Plan (Plus Halloween Tips & Treats)

  3. Just stumbled on your site. I’ll be back.
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  4. Wow, tonight will be Halloween party in our village. It will be fun looking at those zombies walking around the streets and kids with eyes wide opened for the trick or treat candies . Such a marvelous day for the kids and teens.

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