9 Incredibly Fun Halloween Party Themes

Glitter Skull & Halloween Decoration Wall Plaque
Any good Halloween party has an organized theme with plenty of cool decorations and accessories. Since there’s a variety of ways you can go with Halloween, it’s best to focus your attention and effort into one idea. I love Halloween, maybe a little too much, so let me be your party planning guide. I put together a few themes that I either have done or am going to do in the future. Your party will be the one everyone talks about and wants to attend again. Trust me on this one.

 

Halloween Party Theme Ideas

Harvest Halloween

For classier parties, or events with young children, you don’t have to go with an overly frightening theme. Add some harvest themed decorations, Jack-o’-Lanterns, and lots of candy corn! Make autumn themed treats and serve cider for the perfect refreshments.

Evil Carnival

If you want to scare the life out of your friends, especially those clown-haters, turn your home in to a creepy abandoned carnival. Use traditional carnival decorations, but add spider webs, skulls, fake insects, and of course, evil clowns!

Haunted House

Use old sheets to cover furniture, add fake cobwebs, and create a creepy, antique setting in your house. If you want to go all out, ask a friend to help you stage a haunting! This is one of my favorites and it’s really fun.

Monster Mash Bash

Ask guests to dress as their favorite monster for your party, and use décor to make your home look like a dungeon or monster castle. Make monster treats and serve green drinks! Also, make sure you have the perfect Halloween playlist that includes the “Monster Mash”.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Let your guests know of the theme so they can dress accordingly. It’s your party so you get to dress as Frank n Furter! Get a group of friends to perform the time warp in front of the guests!

Glitzy Glam Halloween

Make your event a classy one with glitter Halloween decor, glamorous accessories, and a glitzy costume with shiny jewelry. This party theme will not only be fun, but it will also be fancy and fun for all of your guests.

Dia de los Muertos

Celebrate both holidays with a Dia de los Muertos-themed Halloween Party. Decorate with sugar skulls, create an altar for honoring the deceased, and make traditional Dia de los Muertos food for the guests.

Raven Halloween

Use as many all-black decorations as you can, and place decorative ravens as centerpieces. Dress in a raven costume and quote the raven, “Nevermore”.

Vintage Halloween

Use vintage-style decorations to create an older Halloween look. Plan activities around old traditions and dress in an old-timey costume like a flapper.

 

Sherrie Carter

15 Fun & Creepy Recipes To Make This Halloween

Invited to a Halloween party this year? Take a delicious, yet spooky and funny dish with you! Halloween is such a fun even to cook for, because you can put an incredibly fun twist on your treat’s appearances. Have you ever seen ghost strawberries, or “feet loaf”? Check out some of these awesome food ideas we found on Pinterest and be sure to share any of your fun ideas in our comments section!

Monster Pasta
 

Witch Fingers
 

Skull Cheese Ball
 

Feet Loaf
 

Creepy Ribs & Guts
 

Bloody Cheesecake
 

Jack O’ Lantern Floats
 

Witch Hats & Brooms
 

Poison Apples
 

Screaming Pretzels
 

Jello Worms
 

Mummy Hot Dogs
 

Spooky Skeleton Platter
 

Vampire Floats
 

Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats
 
*Note: This photo is my second attempt at these, and they were much better with tootsie rolls as stems. Learn out to make them here!
 


 

Sherrie Carter

The Best Songs to Celebrate Fall

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Last night the autumn equinox began, commencing: sweater weather! The fall leaf scents and pumpkin flavors have already taken over, but today it’s official. Cooler, rainy days and the “back-to-school” feelings fill us with so many happy memories. Almost everyone can agree that autumn is a stunning and heartwarming season, despite the ubiquitous rain and foliage death. Perhaps this is because it reminds us of going back to school, Halloween, and other events that breed wonderful reminiscences for us.

Along with the sights and scents of autumn, music adds to the beauty and pleasant nostalgia of the season. Certain songs can take you back, some excite your heart as you hear them for the first time, and others will put you in a peaceful mood. Most of us love autumn because it represents the beginning of the end of the year, and a period of relaxation. Working on research papers, holiday projects, or tasks in a home office can be quite soothing… with the right tunes. Brew your favorite tea or warm up cider, start our playlist, and relax while you focus on your to-do list.

We’ve put together 25 songs that are just as beautiful as the season itself. Go ahead, give it a listen and give in to the happy comfort of fall 2015. Have suggestions for our playlist? Leave your favorite autumn songs in the comments below and we’ll add the best ones!

 

Not a Spotify User? Here’s a List of the Songs We Added!

Autumn Leaves – Ed Sheeran

November Rain – Guns N’ Roses

Dog Days are Over – Florence & The Machine

Wake Me up When September Ends – Green Day

Autumn Leaves – Chris Brown

These Days – The Black Keys

My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion – The Flaming Lips

Electric Feel – MGMT

Black & Gold – The Pitchforks

Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd

Your Song – Ellie Goulding

Autumn Shade – The Vines

Dead Sea – The Lumineers

Skeletons (Halloween Remix) – This Century

Love Vigilantes – Iron & Wine

Sweater Weather – The Neighbourhood

Round Here – Counting Crows

Cough Syrup – Young the Giant

Summer Skin – Death Cab for Cutie

Fast Car – Tracy Chapman

California Dreamin’ – The Mamas & The Papas

Autumn in New York – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Change – Blind Melon

High and Dry – Radiohead

Buckets of Rain – Bob Dylan

Sherrie Carter