Before you know it, Halloween parties will be blowing up your feed (if they’re not already). And if you’re throwing a Halloween party this year, we’ve got all the best tips and creative ideas! In this spooktacular Halloween party guide, we’ve compiled some of the most unique and exciting Halloween party ideas and decorating ideas from some of our best-loved DIY blogs!
Whether you’re looking for fun Halloween game ideas or fun ways to make your Halloween party theme look even more Instagrammable, this big list is full of frightfully brilliant ideas (from painting pumpkins to a witch hat game!).
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Follow along to see how these 50 spooky Halloween party ideas—from Halloween recipes to Halloween DIY decorations and everything in between—can turn even your basic Halloween bash into a spectacular fright fest.
50 Halloween Party Ideas
Need an outdoor activity for guests at your ghostly gathering? Check out Crafts Unleashed on how to create a spider-themed cornhole game!
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Are you hosting a costume contest at your monster ball? Head over to Make It & Love It for a fun and creepy prize idea!
With the orange and vanilla flavor loved by adults and kids alike, these ice cream floats from Belle of the Kitchen will be just what the witch doctor ordered!
This ring toss game by Sometimes Creative is so easy to put together. All you need is a colorful foam board for a base, poster board, glue and rings!
If you’re looking to give your cocktail tables a little bit more of an eerie vibe, check out this easy and spooky centerpiece from The Sweetest Occasion!
Aren’t these pom pom poppers boo-tiful? Head over to The Craft Train to find out how you can make your own for your spooky shindig!
If you want a chilling way to remind guests to keep the toilet seat down, check out Parties for Pennies for a quick and easy tutorial that will literally take you seconds.
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If you’re looking for a Halloween party idea that you can get the kids to help with, check out these no-carve pumpkin ideas from Brit + Co!
Looking for a chilling beverage that everyone can enjoy at your monster bash? Check out Wheel n’ Deal Mama for their terrifyingly tasty punch recipe!
If you’re looking for a quick and fun game to put together for the kids, head over to Ella Claire & Co for this spooktacular take on Pin the Tail on the Donkey.
Can’t come up with any party favor ideas? See Oh Happy Day’s tutorial on how you can create your own!
You can use any sort of wreath when you follow this tutorial by In Between Laundry!
These little felt creatures from The Craft Blog are quick to create and make great party favors for the little ones!
Nothing says “I see you” more than this cute and fast snack recipe from Sugar and Cloth!
Let guests know what they’re in for before they even open the front door with this spooky topiary idea from See Vanessa Craft.
Even though this drink is based on a controversial candy, these candy corn jello shots can definitely get the party started off with a hair-raising good time! Find the whole recipe at A Beautiful Mess.
Need to keep the Halloween decor to a budget? See how The Frugal Ginger creates this ghoulish bouquet with supplies all from a dollar store!
Are regular candy wrappers simply not going with the rest of your party decor? Head over to Studio DIY to get some scary printable ones!
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Celebrate Halloween with your guests and a great big bottle of boos! See how you can get the look for your favorite bottle of Pinot Noir over at Muslin & Merlot.
With all the moving parts of a party, it’s easy to forget to decorate your fireplace mantel. See how you can do it quick and easy over at It All Started With Paint!
After you create this stunning piece of art from A Beautiful Mess, you’re going to want to keep it up all year long!
If your Halloween gathering is more of a formal masquerade, check out The Faux Martha’s cocktail that’s filled with aromatic bitters and beets!
Perhaps one of the easiest ways to spook up your house, you’ll only need a couple of supplies to complete this tutorial from East Coast Creative!
If your little ones would rather live in a virtual world than an undead one, why not make this terrifyingly cute garland by Mini Eco? They even give you a free template, making cutting out the patterns stress-free!
If you’re constantly looking for ways to expand your creepy baking skills, head over to Handmade Charlotte to see how you can put a hair-crawling twist on your basic vanilla cupcakes!
For this Halloween party idea, you don’t even have to leave the house for supplies! See how you create this quick decoration over at How About Orange.
If you’re looking to keep your sugar high a little bit more on the natural side, head over to Heather Cristo to see how to make this spine-tingling rum punch filled with blood oranges and blackberries!
Even though they’re delicious, caramel apples can be a pain in the neck to make, especially for a party. However, My Name is Snickerdoodle eliminates stress and makes it fun to put together! Guests will love coming up with their own custom creations.
Who says that purple potion is just for the purple people eater? Take a peek at Joanna Meyer to see how you can make this alcohol-free beverage!
Looking to bring a little pumpkin spice love to the party? Check out The House That Lars Built on how to bring this terrifyingly cute backdrop to life!
Hold on to your sweet tooth! This boozy drink from The Sweetest Occasion is sure to taste like Halloween in a glass and have your guests coming back for more.
Want to make your treat box party favors a little bit more festive? Head over to Oh Happy Day to find out how.
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Even if you’re the fairest of them all, there’s no reason to be afraid of these spine-chilling treats! Check out Simply Delicious for their sinisterly good poison apple recipe.
If you’re looking for a yummy dessert while keeping with the rest of your eerie decor, follow The Recipe Rebel’s take on cheesecake trifles that guests will savor every spoonful.
If you’re looking for a way to incorporate pumpkins without making a whole pie, check out Make Bake Celebrate for a quick and easy snack inspired by the orange and green gourd!
If you’re looking to bring a little bit more of a ghoulish delight to your dessert table, take a peek at La Pêche Fraîche on how to create this boo-tiful and edible cake topper.
Check out Sugar and Charm for their free spooky printables that will raise your store-bought cake back from the dead!
Liven up your snack table with this yummy parfait recipe from Neighbor Food! Who would have thought Milano cookies make such great tombstones?
Even though it’s made to look like a melting witch, this dip by I Wash You Dry is always a party hit and you won’t have to worry about spilling water all over it.
Longing for a pop of bright color amongst the orange and black? Follow Studio DIY’s tutorial on how to make neon monster party hats for all the little boys and ghouls.
Need a healthy snack to prevent the kids from devouring too much sugar? Check out Fork and Beans to see how you can create an all-natural treat while keeping with the terrifying Halloween theme.
Serve a round of sugary nostalgic memories with this adult Jolly Rancher-inspired drink from Sugar and Charm! If booze isn’t your thing, don’t worry! This drink can easily be made alcohol-free.
This fun game by Project Denneler is the perfect not-so-scary way to celebrate Halloween! Fill plastic cups with Halloween knick-knacks like spider rings or candy pumpkins, then cover with orange tissue paper and glue to poster board in the shape of a pumpkin. Your guests can poke a hole through the tissue paper and see what’s inside.
Keep your little monsters entertained at the kids’ table with this fun paper bowl craft I Heart Crafty Things! When they’re done, fill the bowl with candy so they can munch on their new creations.
If you’re planning on serving food at your party, chili is an easy way to feed a lot of people for not a lot of money. Take a peek at Bird Party to see how you can spook it up!
No Halloween party is complete without a spooktacular photo booth! Follow No Biggie’s tips on how to get the perfect props.
If you have any leftover cans lying around, peek over at Keeping It Simple to see how you can upcycle them for a fun Halloween bowling match.
You can’t go wrong with a classic game! Check out List Plan It for their take on this favorite Halloween contest.
If you need a game that will delight both kids and adults take a peek at Spaceships and Laser Beams on how to assemble a terrifying take on the classic game Would You Rather.
If you want to add a spooky vibe to your Halloween cocktails, dry ice will do the trick. Find out how to add it safely and get the whole recipe over at HoliCoffee.
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