11 Tips for Throwing a Fun Halloween Party

Halloween is one of the most fun holidays that you can celebrate. Wearing costumes, eating candy and having parties is what it’s all about. Halloween parties can be fun for people of any age. If you are looking for ways that you can help your guests have a great time at your Halloween party, we have created a list of tips that you can use to create a Halloween party that they are never going to forget.

So, let’s look at the ways that you can make a great Halloween party for your friends and family, shall we?

Make Your Invitations Spooky

You may not think that invitations are important, but they are. They will set your party’s mood way before the party begins.

The kind of invitation that you select will tell people if it’s going to be a spooky or lighthearted party. There are many free templates for Halloween invitations that you can find and use online. Create Spooky Invitations

Invitations are a lot more important than you may think. They set the mood for the party long before it even starts.

The type of invitation you choose can let people know if the party will be lighthearted or spooky. These free Halloween invitations templates will help you choose what kind of Halloween theme you want for your party.


Make Sure that You Have Great Food

There are plenty of fun and tasty food ideas that you can have for your Halloween party. The first thing that you have to figure out is if you are going to have a meal or if you are just going to have snacks. If you just want to have finger foods, you can make ghost cookies, disguise hotdogs and other items to look like severed fingers, make an innocent dish such as spaghetti look like brains and a lot more. There are plenty of recipes that you can find online on websites such as Food Network and All Recipes that help you with creating the right food for your party.

Don’t Forget the Drinks

One of the things that you will want to have is drinks. Whether you are going to have mostly kids or adults at your party, or a combination of the two, you want to make sure the drinks are fun and yummy. Of course, your adult guests would probably be disappointed if you don’t have Bloody Mary on the menu. But if you want something that’s kid friendly, you can always make a green punch that looks like poison. You can even get trick ice cubes that really work with bugs in them to create a gross touch.

Create A Great Playlist

If you are planning to have a party where people dance, or you just want something for background music, you want to create a playlist for your party. Michael Jackson’s song ‘Thriller’ is a good place to start. There’s also Monster Mash.

Looking for some others? Here are some other suggestions to use for your party:

  • A Nightmare on My Street - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
  • Dead Man’s Party – Dingo Boingo
  • Highway to Hell – AC/DC
  • Witchy Woman – The Beagles


These are just a few of the options out there. Check sites like YouTube for even more.

Create a Theme for the Party

There are a lot of faces for Halloween. Do you want to have a cute and fun costume contest? Or would you rather make it a creepy adventure. Your theme should be what influences your party space’s decorations. Friendly ghosts and jack-o’-lanterns are ideal for lighthearted parties. Witches, vampires and zombies are a lot darker. If you want to have a combination of everything, you can even combine the two.

Have Some Fun Halloween Activities

One of the things that make a party a lot of fun is the activities that happen during it. below are a few things that you can do with your guests.

  • Scavenger hunt – Put Halloween themed items around the house specifically for your scavenger hunt and give everyone a list.
  • Movie Trivia – Of course, we’re talking about horror movies here.
  • Bingo – Make up some bingo cards with Halloween themed items on it and call out the different things.

We’re sure that you can come up with some more or that you can find other options online.

Decorate Your Home’s Entryway

Chances are that you are having your party inside, but if you are really looking for a way that you can really impress people, you can decorate your home’s entryway. You can do things like putting cobwebs, scarecrows and ghosts around. Or, if you really want to do something different, you can rent fog machines.

Create Some Goodie Bags

Even adults love gifts, and kids are going to be over the moon. The good thing is that it’s not important to spend a lot of money on them. Masquerade masks, vampire teeth, fake blood and silly string are all fun items. And, don’t forget the candy!

Have Mood Lighting

When the majority of people think of Halloween, they think of the things that are mysterious, scary and dark. So that’s something you should consider when it comes to your party’s environment.

Strobe lights, colored lights and candles can give you the right amount for keeping your party interesting. Remember that the areas with drinks and food should have more light since people want to see what you have.

Look in Thrift Stores for Your Party Décor

It can get pretty expensive if you aren’t sure where to go shopping for the decorations. However, one place that you probably don’t think of going is a thrift store. Look for antique items that you can dress up for your party. And since you aren’t using something brand new or one of your items that you already have, you don’t mind making it spooky.

Don’t Forget Trick-or-Treat

One thing that you know about Halloween is that it’s full of candy. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a lot of treats that your guests can enjoy is essential. But you don’t have to just set up candy stations so that they can trick-or-treat, although that could be fun.

One of the things that you might want to do is hide one of the candies in a snack like a cupcake. Something else that you can do is to provide blank cookies in Halloween shapes, along with icing and different types of small candy such as red hots, M&Ms, and other small ones so that they can create their own treat.

We hope that you have found our article to be helpful and you already have some ideas for throwing a great Halloween party. Take a look around our store and see if there’s anything here that can help you with your party.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and let us know how we can help you. We are always glad to answer your questions and help you in any way we can. Please keep coming back to our site, since we are always adding new items and articles.


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