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Haunted Graveyard Halloween Party on a Budget

Want to throw a spooky Halloween party but on a budget? I’m sharing my tips and tricks for throwing a Haunted Graveyard Halloween Party on a $75 Budget with decorations, punch, and desserts. 

So, my main rule when putting together a party on a budget is that you need to PICK A THEME!

I went with a “Haunted Graveyard” theme after seeing the gummy body parts at the store.

I also made “Freshly Dug Grave Pudding Cups” for dessert and a Zombie Guts Punch to drink. And this entire party tablescape was put together for only $75 including the decorations, drink dispenser, and all the ingredients for the pudding cups and the Zombie Guts Punch.


The “Freshly Dug Grave Pudding Cup” is super easy to make and you can make 10 for about $8. The base is chocolate pudding which is topped with crushed chocolate cookies that is then topped with crushed chocolate wafers. The two different brown colors of the cookies and the wafers really give it that “freshly dug” look.

I used a food safe pen to write RIP on some intact chocolate wafers to use as gravestones and then made jello worms to give it that ick factor! You can find my tutorial on how to make jello worms here.

And then I mixed up a batch of Zombie Guts punch. It contains two 2-liter bottles of Mountain Dew, a half liter of ginger ale, and a few scoops of lime sherbet which makes it look like it’s bubbling up.  

Again, my entire party tablescape was put together for just $75 which include the following:

  • 4 creepy fabric hangings
  • 3 packages of spider webs
  • 2 packages of gummy body parts and gummy eyes
  • 2 packages of pudding (made 10 cups)
  • 1 carton of milk to make the pudding
  • 1 package of cherry jello to make the worms
  • 1 package of straws to make the worms
  • 1 package of chocolate cookies
  • 1 package of chocolate wafers
  • 1 package of orange-colored wafers
  • 5 gummy candy kabobs
  • 2 liters of Mountain Dew
  • 1 liter of ginger ale
  • lime sherbet
  • black cups
  • black plates
  • black napkins
  • clear cups
  • drink dispenser (similar) and base
  • food safe writing pen

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Sunday 9th of September 2018

Wow! this looks cool! I would like to mention this in my post DIY Halloween decorations. May I? Thanks!

Elise Laney

Thursday 6th of September 2018

Now that is some bargain shopping, my friend! - I like your style #babiesareexpensivebutpartiesdon'thavetobe :)


Thursday 20th of September 2018

Thanks, Elise! Yes to keeping those party budgets down!


Wednesday 5th of September 2018

This is such a freaking cute party idea! I bet this would be great for classroom moms trying to put something together!


Thursday 20th of September 2018

Thanks, Kait! And yes, this could be such a great classroom party!