Cheap and easy ways to have an Instagram-worthy Halloween this year

Halloween is fun time of year; it has all the festivities of Christmas and none of the frantic present-buying. Plus, the food generally hones in on sweet treats  – and ohhh boy, do we love sweet treats.

If you're planning on having any ghoulish guests round this All Hallows, here are some really easy ways to create a scene of whimsical imagination and spooky divilment. And don't worry if you're tight on time or supplies, we've picked out only the easiest and most straight-forward options of all. So whether you like your decorations as sweet as your sugary treats, or as scary as a low-grade horror movie, you're sure to find something to work with below.

Happy Halloween, folks!

Food

Ghost S'mores Dip

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Spooky and fun, just toast the marshmallows gently and serve with digestive biscuits.

Lilly Higgins' Pumpkin Pie

Because nothing says "Happy Holidays!" like a slice 'a pumpkin pie.

Pecan & maple syrup cookies in a pan

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A quick and easy recipe that will satisfy the sweetest of teeth.

Pink Hummus

This delicious, all-natural dip gets its colour from the beetroot, and for the purpose of Halloween, you can call it liquified brain dip!

Frozen banana ghosts

I mean, HOW dotey are these frozen banana popsicles?

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Decoration

Covering furniture in white sheets

Simple, but oh-so-effective.

Black and red candles

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Never underestimate the eery, scéence-esque effect that some black or red candles can have in a home. The darker the room gets, the spookier things seem to become...

"Boo" bottles and jars

All you need here are a few glass bottles and jars, some white and black paint (or a pack of googly stick-on eyes), and you're good to go.

Ghost napkins

Again, all you need here is a packet of googly eyes, and voila!

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Pastel painted pumpkins

If you find Halloween a bit too spooky, then this is one DIY idea you'll love.

Halloween Ghosts wall decals

The simplest way to spook-ify any room.

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