Halloween is literally just a month away, so if you’re thinking of hosting a Halloween party for your friends and family, it’s time to get planning.
While the idea of throwing a party might sound stressful, it’s a great alternative to trick or treating. I mean, you get to stay in the warm, have yummy food (make sure to save the nice Thorntons chocolate from grubby little trick or treaters) and dance and laugh at the same time. And with a little help and these tips, your Halloween party will be a scarily fun event for your yearly calendar.
Halloween party tips
Halloween party food
I don’t know about you but I think the right food takes a party from good to outstanding. Obviously, that rule doesn’t only apply to birthdays and weddings but also to your ghoulish get-together. Don’t fear though, I’ve got you covered. Because I have clever friends with super cute Halloween party food ideas.
I’m a big fan of buffet and finger food for parties as it allows you to roam and try lots of different things, so why not check out some of these party food ideas this Halloween?
- Scary cauldron cake with sweets and popcorn
- Tombstone cupcakes or any of these Halloween cupcakes
- Dragon’s Blood Punch
- Pumpkin Pinata Cake filled with sweets
- Spider Cookies, Graveyards and more scary party food
- Sweet & salty roasted pumpkin seeds
- Curried pumpkin and parsnip soup
- a selection of delicious Halloween treats from Thorntons Chocolate and sweets for little trick or treaters
Halloween party decorations
The absolute centrepiece of every Halloween has to be a carved pumpkin or Jack O’Lantern. They’re so much fun to make and give off a really warm light while creating the mysterious atmosphere you really want for your party. There are thousands of fun pumpkin templates on Pinterest, so make sure to check them out if you are after some inspiration.
Other cool decorations for your Halloween party are cobwebs, fake spiders and tombstones, skeletons, brains and everything that is scary. Posters of your favourite horror movies would make a cool addition, too, if you’re celebrating an adult-only party whereas cute little bats, pumpkins and cartoon monsters are more suitable for kids.
Halloween party games
As with decorations, there are a lot of party games that are probably better played with adults only. However, there are heaps of Halloween games that can be enjoyed by all age groups.
How about letting your guests guess what’s hiding in that scary looking Feel Box or sending them on a Halloween-themed Scavenger Hunt? Wrap the Mummy or Pumpkin Bowling are also super popular Halloween party games for kids and, of course, they all love apple bobbing and the traditional trick or treating.
Fun Halloween games for teens or adults are murder mysteries, movie trivia quizzes or board games like Betrayal at House on the Hill, Mysterious or Mansions of Madness. You can be as creative as you like, though, and come up with your own ideas. Just make sure to share them with me and don’t forget these Halloween safety tips in between all the fun!
Face painting ideas for your Halloween party
If you’re throwing a Halloween party for your family and friends, it’s quite likely that everyone will come dressed up but there are dozens of face painting ideas for Halloween (think skeleton, vampire etc.) that will really take their costume to the next level. Especially little ones love face painting, so make sure to check out the blog post I linked to above.
Are planning on throwing a Halloween party this year?
This is a collaborative post.