Halloween is one of the most festive and fun holidays of the year. With so many ways to celebrate and so many ideas to draw inspiration from, it can be hard to know where to start when you’re planning your Halloween party. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best Halloween party ideas to help you throw the best Halloween bash possible. Whether you want to plan an adults-only get together or throw a kid-friendly, spooktacular celebration, this list has everything you need! Use these 10 ideas for an epic Halloween party as inspiration for your own party planning adventures!
1) Spooky Halloween Party Decorations
Spooky decorations are a must for a Halloween party. You don’t have to go all out, but it’s always nice to add something little to give the party some personality. Here are some inexpensive spooky decorations that can be done in less than an hour.
1) White balloons can be blown up and taped to the ceiling for a spooky spider web look
2)You can wrap toilet paper around the entire room using tape or string for a mummy vibe.
2) Creepy Halloween Party Costumes
What’s a party without costumes? The best way to get into the spirit of the holiday is to dress up. Here are some top ideas for your next Halloween party:
-Witch: Use old clothes and put on a pointy witch hat and practice saying I’ll get you my pretty!
-Pirate: All you need for this costume is an eye patch, toy pirate sword, and striped shirt.
3) Haunted House
It’s the time of year for pumpkin patches, apple picking, and haunted houses. If you’re looking for ideas for the next Halloween party to host or attend, consider a spooky haunted house. The following are some tips to help you plan your own Halloween party:
1) Invite only those that can handle being frightened.
2) Make sure it’s dark out when they arrive.
3) Be careful not to make anyone walk down any stairs if they’re afraid of heights.
4) Pumpkin Carving Contest
Halloween is right around the corner, and if you’re hosting a party that night, then you’ll need to think of some fun activities for your guests. A pumpkin carving contest is a great way to get everyone in on the Halloween spirit while spicing up your festivities with a little competition.
5) Scary Movie Marathon
6) Trick or Treating
Consider hosting a Halloween Party for all your friends. You could have a trick or treating idea, where each guest is assigned a certain door to go to, and then they try to find the house with that door. Once they get there they ring the bell, say their name, and if they’re the first one to say it then they get the candy. If not, whoever’s already at the door gets it.
7) Halloween Party Scavenger Hunt
Hosting a Halloween Scavenger Hunt is a great way to get your party goers out of the house and exploring the neighborhood. You can either create your own list, or use one of the many online resources available for clues. You might also want to include a prize at the end for the winner!
8) Halloween Themed Foods and Drinks
Halloween parties are typically themed around pumpkins and witches, but don’t forget about some other Halloween traditions. If your party is a masquerade ball, people will be wearing masks and it’s easy to create a ghoulishly-themed atmosphere. Serve Halloween themed drinks and food to really set the mood for this spooky holiday!
9) Ghost Stories
Ghost stories are a Halloween tradition that can be used to add an eerie feeling to your party. Simply turn off the lights and have one person tell a scary story while the others gather around with flashlights.
10) Dance Party
One Halloween Party idea is to have a dance party. This will help keep spirits high and create a lot of fun memories for your guests. You can play any type of music you want, but some good suggestions are Monster Mash by Bobby Picket, Thriller by Michael Jackson, or Ghostbusters theme song. You can also have themes like 80’s, 90’s, or anything else that would be fun for people to dress up in!
At the end of the day we should thank our guests who have come and made our party special. The best way to thank is to give a thank you card or note.