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Last-minute DIY Halloween party ideas for festive food and creepy props

AlexRaths/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Halloween calls for candy, costumes and lots o' celebration. “Good Morning America” teamed up with DIY guru Brit Morin, the founder and CEO of Brit + Co, to share her top tips and tricks to throw an Instagram-worthy party at the last minute.

Whether you’re kicking back with your hubby and kids for Halloween or inviting over a group of your besties, these ideas will enable you and your crew to reach your ultimate "squad ghouls," Morin told "GMA."

Read on for Morin’s tips and DIY ideas to impress and have a “spooktacular” Halloween.

Frankenstein avocado toast

Avocado toast has been all the rage this year so we decided to give it a Halloween spin by turning each slice into a mini Frankenstein. All you'll need to do is mash your avocado and spread onto a piece of toast.

Cut pieces of blue corn tortillas to give Frankenstein his spiky hair-do and neck bolts.

Next, cut up red peppers, dill pickles, olives, and radishes to make the rest of Frankenstein's face. Ghouly and delicious! See a video of this creation here.

Black widow venom punch

To create this creepy-crawly punch you'll want to mix cranberry juice, blood orange soda, lemon juice and a bit of sugar into a large punch bowl. The ice cubes are where things start to get creepy. Add plastic spiders into your ice tray and then set in the freezer for four hours. Once your guests are about to arrive, top off the punch with the spider ice cubes and get ready to cause a fright.

Take your punch to the next level by freezing water in a plastic glove -- once frozen, let the hand float in the punch bowl and stand back to watch your friends' petrified faces. Top the punch off with dry ice to give it that spooky phantom fog. Check out a video here.

Blood-splattered photo booth and creepy eyeball props

The first rule of throwing a party is to ensure you have a place to pose and snap some photos. For our last-minute Halloween party, we used a white tablecloth and red acrylic paint to create a gory, blood-dripping backdrop. And of course, a photo booth isn’t complete without props!

To create the eyeballs, you will want to use white round balloons. Next, cut a medium-size circle out of green tissue paper and then a smaller black circle out of construction paper. Use double-sided tape to attach these circles together and then to the balloon. Make these eyeballs even creepier by using a red marker to create veins around the eyeball. (Idea via Studio DIY)

Ice Ice Baby costume

This "Ice Ice Baby" family costume is not only silly, but super easy. All you need are clear trash bags and a blue Sharpie. Hand-letter on the word ICE and then cut a hole for your waist and two holes on the side for your arms. Slide the bag over your shirt and stuff with more clear trash bags to resemble ice. Dress your little boo up as the hottest rapper with a matching tracksuit and rad sunglasses. (Idea via The Thinking Closet)

Social butterfly costume

This next idea takes the term "social butterfly" to a whole new level. Simply print out the logo of a few social channels -- i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. -- and iron them onto a black shirt. Create butterfly wings out of black and colorful felt and attach the wings to the backside of the shirt. On the other edge of the wing, attach a hair tie to slip onto your wrist. This will allow you to spread your wings and show all of your social-loving colors.

Take the costume a step further and dress your dog as a smartphone. Use felt to create the smartphone design on the back of a black dog shirt. (Idea via Instagram @allisonwood)

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