Halloween Party COSTUME CONTEST - DIY Awards & Prizes - IDEAS - Free downloadable - FUNNY least effort award

If you've visited my blog before you probably know I LOVE HALLOWEEN! From the DIY zombie yard decor and making my house come alive tutorial to the kids parties HERE & HERE and dessert theme food and the ADULT parties and our yearly family ZOMBIE photos! See!!! It's my absolute favorite holiday!

Every year we have a costume contest and I just love this year's theme. Here are the awards, prizes, and how I wrapped them.


I found glitter skeletons at Wal-Mart but the arm and legs were movable. This was not ideal for a trophy but I loved they were glittered already. I used hot glue to fix the legs and arms in place.

Best Couple
Funniest Costume
Scariest Costume
Best Costume
Most Creative
Least Effort

The LEAST EFFORT award was the funniest by far. I almost didn't even finish the wording on the skeleton sash. Lol! I was going to put Least Effo....

I found the bases from Micheal's for $.99 and used a 20% off coupon.

Spray painted black and "blood" splattered with red spray paint.

To attach the skeletons I used nails that were long enough to hold but wouldn't go through the bottom of the base. Nailed feet to base.

Next were the category sashes.
I used a blood font and printed text. Trimmed excess and ready to attach.

I attached the text with hot glue to sheer black ribbon and looped it through the skeleton collar bone. Then attached the sash with a dot of hot glue at the end of the ribbon.

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Saved as a 4x6 photo. 

I searched online for silly, funny, zombie themed, adult board games, etc.
I found so many great prizes but some were too expensive. I wanted an all zombie or bloody theme but I ended up mixing it up. These are the prizes we gave out this year:

Unicorn Meat
Unicorn Farts
Zombie-Opoly Board Game
Weener Kleener
Bacon Bandages

I had a bloody/zombie theme going on so the wrapping HAD to match.

This was super easy and inexpensive and turned out awesome!

$.89 bags from the grocery store
$1 store silver wrapping paper
Red spray paint
Red ribbon (one wrapped gift)
Red tissue paper
Paint brush or stick (lol)

Spray a little paint on the paint brush or stick and splatter. Let dry and done! Easy peasy.

Yes, I used a stick to "blood" splatter. This way I didn't waste a paint brush that I knew I would never clean. :) I'm also lucky to have an empty lot next door or what I call my spray painting crafting area. Plenty of ventilation.

I used red spray paint so it would be vibrant and dry super fast!

 I have one gift to wrap. I wrapped first and once dried I tied a red ribbon on the wrapped gift to match.

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  1. this is amazing! i'm defiantly stealing these ideas for my Halloween party this year!