7 Great Super Last-Moment Halloween Party Ideas for Your Apartment

Halloween is this Monday, and if you don’t have plans yet, you may want to consider throwing together a last-minute party for you and your friends. Planning a Halloween party with limited time can be intimidating, but here are seven perfect last-moment party ideas to try out in your apartment this year.

A scary movie

Watching a horror movie is always a solid fallback plan when you don’t have enough planned for a Halloween party, so pull out your favorite cheesy or scary Halloween movie for a simple party activity. Be sure to keep some great Halloween treats around in case your guests get hungry during the movie.

Frozen hands in the punch

For a cool spooky touch to your Halloween party food and drink, fill a few disposable (food-safe) gloves with water and put them in the freezer for a few hours. When you take these out and cut off the glove, you’ll be left with a frozen ice hand that’s perfect to chill your Halloween punch or soda.

Sharpie jack-o-lanterns

While carving jack-o-lanterns might take too long for your last-minute Halloween party plans, you can always use a permanent marker or black paint on a pumpkin for a quick jack-o-lantern. As a bonus, this means you can save the pumpkin to use its insides for pumpkin pie in November.

Caramel apple bar

To save yourself the hassle of putting together fancy party food while also letting your guests customize their own treat, set up a simple DIY caramel apple bar. Melt some caramel candies in a pot, then set out bowls of candy corn, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, chopped peanuts, or other toppings to let your guests put together their perfect caramel apple.

Last-minute costumes

If you’re hosting a last-minute Halloween costume party, it can be stressful trying to find a costume. Here are some last-minute costume ideas that you can put together in a pinch with a little bit of effort and creativity:


While this costume might not be the most unique idea in the world, it’s a solid costume that’s easy to pull off. Go thrift shopping or find some old clothes you don’t mind ripping up, and go to town on them with rips or a pair of scissors. For a simple zombie makeup job, use foundation a few shades lighter than your face color paired with some dark burgundy eyeshadow for that sunken look.

Superhero costumes

2022 has been a big year for superhero movies, and Marvel and DC superhero costumes will be popular this Halloween. If you’re not in a DIY mood but need a costume quickly, many retail stores and Halloween-specific shops will have costumes based on Batman, Black Panther, Thor, and more heroes who had movies this year. 


For a super simple skeleton costume if you’re really running short on time and/or money, simply cut strips of duct tape in the shape of bones and affix them to a black t-shirt and pants. For bonus points, paint your face white or apply some simple skeleton makeup with white and black face paint.

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