Beetlejuice Themed Halloween Party

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Anyone else a fan of the movie Beetlejuice? πŸ™‚ Totally me! I loved this movie growing up and still enjoy watching it. So last Halloween (back in October of 2014),  I hosted a Beetlejuice Themed Halloween Party! It did require a bit of work to get everything decorated, but it was totally worth it in the end and the kiddos had a blast helping with everything too. If you’re planning to host a Halloween Party this year and are lookin’ for some money-saving tips, you’ll definitely want to check out this post.

Beetlejuice Halloween Party

First, to get in the decorating spirit, we had the Beetlejuice movie playing in the background AND had it playing during the Halloween party! We then got our creative juices flowing to come up with inexpensive and FREE ways to decorate…

Beetlejuice Party

Beetlejuice Themed Photos: I literally just took the photo canvases and paintings (that were already hung on my walls) and carefully wrapped them with white and black wrapping paper to go with the Beetlejuice colors. I also had my kiddos create Beetlejuice themed artwork!

Beetlejuice Dollhouse – I borrowed an antique Dollhouse from a friend and used a strip of putting green purchased from Home Depot to make the “grass”.

Spooky Branches – I just took branches that had fallen off trees (didn’t cost me a dime!) and then sprayed them with black spray paint to give a spooky look.

Beetlejuice Snake

Beetlejuice Snake: All you need is a pool noodle, duct tape, a sharpie, and some newspaper! Basically you make stripes from black and white Duct tape, then crunch newspaper into a ball and wrap with white duct tape for the head. Take a red sharpie to make the eyes. Oh and that black chair – totally scored that baby at a thrift store for $14.99!

fun halloween party decor

Beetlejuice Themed Decor: Lots of the fun decorations were purchased at the Dollar Tree for just a buck! This includes the hanging skeleton, the wall decorations, and various other party supplies like plates, napkins etc.

Fun Light-Up Sign: Totally love browsing the aisles at TJMaxx HomeGoods. Last year when I was looking for inexpensive decor items, I came across this light-up EAT sign on clearance for less than $10! Totally thought that was a steal and it’s a great sign because you can use it throughout the year and not just during Halloween.

Halloween Treats

Halloween Treats: One tip, make it REALLY easy and purchase pre-packaged items. For example, I purchased Hostess Cupcakes and just took them out of the packaging, then displayed them on a plate. I added Ghost Peeps to some of the plates to give them a festive look. Easy and cheap!

Pretzel Hugs

I also made these 3-ingredient Candy Corn Pretzel Hugs. This was such a simple recipe (the kiddos helped with these)… BUT be warned, oh so addicting.

Halloween Soda & Cake

Halloween Themed Sodas – Just take 2-liter sodas that you’ve purchased cheap with sales and/or coupons and remove the label. The just purchase Halloween-themed sticker labels and put them on the sodas. These are usually inexpensive. I found mine at the Dollar Tree. You can even purchase on Amazon.

Beetlejuice Themed Cake – If someone offers to bring something to the party, be sure to give them a suggestion! πŸ™‚ This will definitely help save YOU time and money. A friend asked me what she could help with and because I knew that she liked to bake, I suggested a cake. Ummm… she totally surpassed my expectations! She not only made a cake that tasted great, but she also created such an awesome themed cake for the Beetlejuice party. I was so impressed!

Halloween Stairs

Decorating Stairs: I used the same wrapping paper that I had used to wrap the pictures to create Beetlejuice themed stair treads. I also purchased plastic pumpkins from Dollar Tree to decorate the steps.

Beetlejuice Shrunken Head Guy

Shrunken Head Safari Guy – My favorite decoration of all! πŸ™‚ This guy rocks! I took full advantage of the thrift stores in my area to create him. The safari outfit is all thrift store clothing and I just used sheets that I had on hand to stuff the clothing. I even found that little head at a thrift store – I couldn’t believe that a thrift store actually had the perfect shrunken head. I then glued hair to the top that I had cut off from an old doll.

Beetlejuice Themed Costumes

And of course, we couldn’t host the party without dressing up too! My hubby became Beetlejuice – so handsome! πŸ˜‰ And I became Mrs. Argentina (the dead receptionist).

Are you hosting a Halloween party this year? πŸ™‚

Join The Discussion

Comments 74

  1. eyez

    wowwww. how cool. you guys did a great job. luv it : )

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Thank you!

    • Yamile

      Awesome job !!!!

  2. Patty

    Great ideas! Super Cute!! Love that you get your hubby in on the fun!! Just So Fabulous! πŸ™‚ LOL

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh it’s actually the other way around… my hubby LOVES Halloween! It’s more that he gets me to join in the fun. πŸ™‚

  3. Bunny

    How creative Collin! You and the hubster are adorable πŸ™‚

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Awww… thanks!

  4. Shelen

    Awesome! So cute & I love the movie Beetlejuice too πŸ™‚

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)


  5. melissa

    OMG That is one of my all time favorite movies!!!!! YOU did a killer job!!! Great Job!!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Thanks! And I agree, one of my fav movies too!

  6. Daphne

    Awesome party! I love to throw parties and I love seeing other ideas on throwing a great party – cheap! πŸ™‚ Are you hosting another one this year?

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      I was going to… but honestly haven’t had much time this year to plan one. Plus, one of my friends is hosting a party, so I have that excuse as well. πŸ˜‰

  7. K

    The shrunken head guy is awesome, that is my favorite character from the show!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      I know, I was pretty stoked with how he turned out. πŸ™‚

  8. Janet

    You guys are amazing! Love it! πŸ™‚

  9. Melanie

    Oh my goddddd love this your so creative!!!

  10. Kellie

    I love that! So creative!

  11. Melissa

    I LOVE IT!! We are are having my girls a Halloween birthday party!! They are born on the same day, but 8 years apart. Since a big age gap….one is turning 16 and the other one 8….we picked a Halloween theme!! They both love this movie!! So excited to include this:)!! Thank you!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh how fun!

  12. serena

    That is seriously amazing! I love how you decorated!

  13. Lisa

    That looks like a rockin’ party! So creative. Fabulous!

  14. nell

    Wow,this looks so awesome!Very creative! I have to admit I absolutely love the tall vase,any suggestions where can I get one?Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh thanks! πŸ™‚ I purchased from TJMaxx HomeGoods last year – love that store.

      • nell

        Very nice,thank you πŸ™‚

  15. Tracy

    Whenever you and your husband put up your family photos everyone looks so happy. Good job collin. You’re doing everything right. Make your life enjoyable till the end no matter what life brings you

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Awww… thanks, Tracy, I appreciate your comment. πŸ™‚

  16. Louise

    Oh my gosh that is the BEST craft/decorating thing you have done in the many years I have been following you! And you have made some impressive things. Wow! So after I buy the house next door to you will you help me with ideas for my parties? πŸ˜‰

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Of course! πŸ˜‰

  17. Kathie White

    WOW!!!! We are total Beetlejuice (say it once-say it twice third times the charm!) fans too in fact, we’ve seen it about a hundred and sixty seven times and it keeps getting better every single time I see it! LOVE your party ideas! What fun!

  18. Jess

    Tracy what a beautiful comment πŸ™‚ This is amazing! Wow I am in amazement. I have some inspiration to decorate indoors now! Why have I never though of this?! We are doing a walking dead theme outside. Question how did you make them zombies outside (pic of you and hubby)? If you don’t mind sharing! Thank you so much.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      My hubby actually purchased those Zombie creatures. He waits until after Halloween to purchase decorations on clearance and then we just save them for the following year. We’ve collected quite a few cheap Zombies throughout the years. πŸ˜‰

      • Jess

        I am so jealous! πŸ™‚ good job hubby! Thanks!

  19. Vanessa

    Wow Collin, totally impressed with the decorations and of course of great you and your husband looked.

  20. smellyann

    WOW!!! Great job, Morgan family! (And I’m so jealous of your nice home, with three little kids in the mix? HOW?!! lol)

  21. Sara

    Awesome party, love all the decorations and costumes are amazing!

  22. Tera!! πŸ™‚ So creative.

  23. Kendall

    This is so awesome and fun! And such a coincidence because I’m going to be Beetlejuice for Halloween this year, of course with my improvised stripe attire πŸ™‚

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      WooHoo! That’s great! Email me a pic! πŸ™‚

  24. Elle

    Looks awesome!! Now I really want to watch the movie!! πŸ™‚ (never seen it before)

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh wow! You’ve totally got to watch it… one of my all time favorite movies. πŸ™‚

    • Jess

      Elle, that makes two of us! Never seen it πŸ™‚

  25. Deb

    Funny how each room either has HIP2SAVE painted on the wall or floor….

    … πŸ˜‰ I am totally kidding!

    Great job with the decorations and costumes. Way to go!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)


  26. Diana

    So awesome! Great job!

  27. Rachel

    Love it!

  28. Jess

    Oh my goodness Collin. You are too awesome!! =)

  29. Jennifer in Oregon

    Wow! Just wow! And your friends cake: another wow! πŸ™‚

  30. Linda

    Awesome! I love halloween. We make our house into a haunted house for trick or treaters. Fog machines , pop out props, strob lights, scary music etc. There’s so much fog you can hardly see our house from the road. I end up hiding in the trees and then jumping out. My neighbors kids play statues and come alive when people walk by. People can’t even tell that they are really kids. Every year we add new things. After halloween we go to the stores and stock pile on stuff for the next year. Last year we ended up getting $500 worth of stuff for about $150.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      That’s so awesome, Linda! You sound like us. πŸ™‚

  31. Angela V.

    Thanks for sharing your fabulous ideas! Halloween is my favorite holiday, so every year we throw an annual Halloween party! I’m so going to wrap our wall pictures, this year. And, I may have to use your pumpkins on the steps idea if I can find enough. So cute! πŸ™‚

  32. Mona

    Y’all should be managing Universal Studios — brilliant decorating.

  33. Vivian

    Omg! Amazing!!!!! Love everything!!!

  34. Jenn M

    You did a fabulous job with all the decorating. The best part was seeing you and Mr. Hip in your costumes.

  35. 78Brownie

    Whoa!!!! Collin this is awesome! Don’t forget the jumbo shrimp! LOL You’re so invited to decorate our house. This is fantastic. I’m jealous. The wreath I have just isn’t cutting it after seeing your house. πŸ˜’

  36. tracyr724

    Omg! One of my favorite movies!! I LOVE this idea and your costumes are so great!!

  37. Shabana

    Love it !!

  38. Tatyana

    Beautiful party, Collin. I just ordered this movie from Netflix, never saw it before πŸ™‚
    I like your tree in the nook, did you make it?
    Thank you

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Nope… it’s one of those inexpensive Halloween-Themed Window Covers. πŸ™‚

  39. sf

    awesome. your house looked great. you and your husband looked great as well. thanks for sharing with all of us.

  40. Dawn

    Collin………….your dΓ©cor looks amazing! My daughter wants to see this movie now…..
    Happy Halloween!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Happy Halloween!

  41. rut

    Wow this is awesome…wish I could see this in person…amazing πŸ™‚

  42. shop4mybabies

    you’re my hero! shake shake shake senora

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)


  43. Brianna

    I love the baby eating his foot on your porch step! My little guy is in the baby stage of putting his feet and everything else into his mouth right now…..I’ll be watching him in a whole new dimension and laughing on the inside in regards to your baby. I love it!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      LOL! πŸ˜‰

  44. afshan

    Such a super duper decoration!!! love it!!

  45. Barb

    Oh my gosh I love beetlejuice!! What a fun party you must have had!!! So creative, & just amazing, love the wall paper wrapped pictures, snake and well everything! So so fun, love it!!!!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Awww.. thanks, Barb! πŸ™‚

  46. Nl

    I loved this movie too! I don’t know what it was about it!

  47. kelly

    W-O-W Collin! Amazing decorations inside and out! Thanks so much for sharing! How inspiring!!

  48. John

    Great job on the house decorations!! Great with your costumes as well!! Happy Halloween!!!!

  49. Michelle N

    omg this is amazing! you totally rocked the beetlejuice theme!

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