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
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.
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!
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.
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”.
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.