Five Below: The Place for Spooky Squeals & Deals, Starting at Just $1!

Halloween decor, costume accessories and more!

By Shay Brase, publisher of Macaroni KID Broomfield & Macaroni KID Longmont, Colo. October 6, 2023

Can you feel that eerie chill in the air? It's almost Halloween!

While us moms are dusting off our flannel and fall wreaths, the kids are planning costumes and neighborhood trick-or-treat strategies.

My family is no exception to this rule. Halloween costume ideas have been flowing for weeks, and the first cool morning recently had me feeling all sorts of fall festive. We'd recently had a great experience ordering school supplies at Five Below, so I decided to hop back on their website to see what they might offer in the way of Halloween fun.

The author received Five Below products and compensation for this article. All thoughts and opinions expressed are her own.

Forgive the cheesy pun, but oh. my. gourd. We had so much fun searching through Five Below's Ultimate Halloween Shop page! The kids scoured through graphic tee choices and costume accessories while I found some decor pieces that I hadn't known I'd needed to add to my collection.

If you aren't yet familiar with Five Below, they offer anything from tech to toys, beauty and style, to seasonal fun, with very low prices both in-store and online. 

Five Below allows you to stay on-trend without having to overspend. Plus, Five Below offers in-store pickup or home delivery. A timesaver for busy families like mine.

Halloween decor

Let's talk decor first. We found lots of your traditional spooky inflatables and indoor/outdoor pieces (think pumpkins, skeletons, ghosts...) along with a nice selection of The Nightmare Before Christmas options. Almost all items were within the range of $3-$15. My favorite finds were faux succulents in adorable pots ($3 each, pictures above). 

The kids also had lots of fun decorating a $5 Haunted Cookie House:

Costume fun

When it come to costumes, we have built up a nice inventory over the years, and my kids like to get creative by bringing their own ideas to life most years. That being said, my tween daughters were thrilled to find Five Below costume accessories like face jewels and costume eyelashes that "slay" and help their costume vision come to life. 

Their little sister paired a Five Below cute purple wig with Five Below wireless headphones and is halfway to being the pop star she wants to be on Halloween this year. Bonus: She needed new headphones anyway, and these have great sound quality!

Other Halloween favorites

Five Below's Ultimate Halloween Shop has a few other offerings definitely worth a mention:

  • Tees & More: Wanting spooky tees based on your favorite scary show or movie? I can almost guarantee you'll find it, for $5.55 and below.
  • Snack Attack: You might as well stock up on candy for your trick-or-treaters while you're here!
  • Pumpkin Carving Craft Supplies: From iridescent paint to carving tools, everything you need is at Five Below!
  • Pet CostumesIf you don't have a fur baby, you'll want one after checking out these costumes and sweaters.
  • Harry Potter shop: Everything from spell books to chocolate frogs, because The Nightmare Before Christmas can't have all of the fun.

Not just for Halloween

This isn't related to Halloween, but Five Below has become my favorite place for birthday gifts and stocking stuffers. You'll find trendy journals, water bottles, toys & games, and the largest assortment of Squishmallows I've ever seen, and at the best prices. 

Breaking news: A little birdie told me a BIG Squishamllows drop is coming to Five Below on Oct. 15, so keep watch!

Cheers to a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween!