Kara's Party Ideas Haunted Forest Owl Outdoor Budget Halloween Party Planning Ideas

Oh my goodness, I am in love with this HAUNTED FOREST CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN PARTY submitted by Lyndsey Taylor of LuLu’s! Everything is so darling. So many fabulous ideas here if you are planning a halloween party…young or old!

The best part, LuLu’s is offering 10% off + free custom address labels for this complete Haunted Forest Collection! Use discount code HAUNTFRST12 at checkout here!

Lyndsey said- “Halloween is one of my most favorite party seasons. From the delicious autumn flavors and creative spooky dishes to the cute kids’ costumes, the cool weather and exciting atmosphere makes for a perfect celebration time. But since we just rounded a party corner at our house (3 summer birthdays and a gender reveal for our baby on the way!), we had to really think “budget” this year for Halloween. We wanted to feature our new Haunted Forest Collection and have a spooky but kid-friendly feel. By hunting down DIY tutorials online and borrowing/reusing props, we managed to set up a VERY low budget but spooky party that had the kids screaming with delight!

Food: All of our food was cheap and store bought (excluding the cookies). Our local grocer’s bakery had chocolate cupcakes for just pennies, to which we added cupcake toppers. The Sticky Apples were prepackaged from the grocery store and dressed up with ribbon and straw tags. And The Paula Deen Cinnamon Bundt Cake was an easy cake solution. (And let me be the first to say, just because it wasn’t homemade, doesn’t mean it wasn’t moist and delicious. It was MIA by the time we got home!) The owl cookies were from my sweet friend Kim of Kimmies Custom Cookies that she made to correspond with The Haunted Forest Invitation.

Costumes: When you have three children and multiple parties, you sometimes have to get creative with costumes! I searched the internet and found a super easy DIY tutorial for owl costumes by Alpha Mom (And I mean super easy! No sewing required!) All of the fabrics were on clearance at our local craft store. And for just a touch of whimsy, I ordered the cute owl masks from Opposite of Far on Etsy. The bat mask was an old recycled costume piece we dug up.”

Vendors and Credits:
Event Paperie, Design and Styling- LuLu’s
Photography- Kendy Schimmel Photography, Inc.
Owl Cookies- Kimmies Custom Cookies
Owl Costume Tutorial- Alpha Mom
Owl Masks- Opposite of Far

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:
Striped Paper Straws
Ribbon, Fabric
Cupcake Liners




Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:
Striped Paper Straws
Ribbon, Fabric
Cupcake Liners

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  1. Kelly says:

    This is freaking adorable!!!

  2. Lynne Cone says:

    I love all these ideas!

  3. Lyndsey Taylor--LuLu's says:

    Thanks so much for featuring our party Kara! It’s always an honor :)

  4. catherine says:

    This party is just gorgeous. I love the setting, it adds mystique but is also beautiful. The kids look like they had a great time too ;0) I have to say – those sticky apples look pretty tempting!!

  5. Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams says:

    So cute and different! I love it!

  6. Aneta says:

    Simply stunning party , costumes are so adorable, and photos are true art pieces, they can be used as a Halloween decor by itself !

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  8. Jennifer @ Double the Fun Parties says:

    Just love it! The cream is such a refreshing choice for Halloween.