If you love Halloween, you probably find any reason to celebrate the whole month of October. Throwing a Halloween party is a great way to get in the spirit! Considering Halloween party themes? We’ve got a few ideas for you! From a small get-together with friends to your kiddo’s classroom, or even a huge spooky shindig, we’ve got you covered with our favorite Halloween finds to spice up your Halloween celebration!
Halloween Theme Party Ideas
How to Throw a Great Halloween Party!
As party hosts, there can be a lot to think about. No need to stress over too much party planning or even a shopping list (as parents, we’re busy enough!). Here’s our guide to throwing the ultimate Halloween-themed party.
You’ll want to pick your place, date, and time. Once that’s settled, curate your menu and start thinking about decorations, outfits, costumes, and maybe even party favors for your guests. This will all come together once you decide on the theme you want. There’s so much more to Halloween than pumpkins and candy. You could throw a costume party, a pumpkin carving party, or choose a specific theme like one from our list below! Here is our list of a few theme ideas and everything you’ll need for your party. You can even mix and match your favorite products and Halloween party ideas from our lists to throw a great Halloween party unique to you!
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Family Halloween Party
Get the whole family together for some Halloween fun! Encourage kiddos to wear a costume for perhaps a costume contest, play some games, and have a blast decorating your home with the cutest Halloween-themed decor for the celebration.
Great for easy clean-up, and super festive!
For serving dessert, candy, etc. with little mess, and they match the pumpkin plates to tie it all together.
Another cute, disposable option for your Halloween family party. These cups have silly little Halloween images that can fit with pretty much any Halloween decorations you have.
A fun garland to hang in your entryway, dining room, or any prominent spot for a cute photo-op.
Ok, we know that balloon arches and garlands made of balloons are all the rage right now! Add this fun Halloween balloon garland to your decor for a fun and trendy photo-op.
Sometimes, the simplest decorations are the cutest. This ghost garland will look great on any mantle or hanging up anywhere in your home.
These are such a cute and fun decoration for Halloween and for your next Halloween party. They’re also trending, so make sure you snag them now!
These are a SITS community favorite! They’re great to hang for the whole month, not just a party.
These bats are great to throw on your buffet table or dining table to tie in your kid-friendly Halloween theme!
These wooden platters are perfect for throwing together a charcuterie board or dessert board– both would be a crown pleaser for sure!
Pairs perfectly with your ghost or pumpkin charcuterie board so your guests can easily grab their Halloween snacks.
A fun game for the whole family– a Halloween spin on Pin the Tail on the Donkey!
Another fun Halloween-themed, kid-friendly game that will surely be a good time.
Classroom Halloween Party
Calling all teachers and class parents! If you are planning a Halloween bash for your classroom, check out these awesome classroom finds (which don’t HAVE to be for just a party, you can spice up any lesson during the month of October!)
These classic cutouts are great for fall decorating in your classroom! Use them as part of a bulletin board or other decor for October into November.
This design is so simple and so cute for any classroom for fall. It’s another one of the decorations that can stay up all fall long.
Who doesn’t love cute ghosts? Surprise your students with this fab-BOO-lous Halloween poster greeting them as they walk into class.
This super cute headband is great for teachers who can’t (or don’t want to) wear a costume on Halloween. Pop this on and you’ll be festive and looking cute for your Halloween happenings.
These squeeze toys are great for a treasure box prize or as a goodie to put in a Halloween gift bag for your students! With so many options, each student can get a unique toy.
Another treasure chest or goodie bag favorite! Your kiddos will love these Halloween-themed slap bracelets– and there are a ton of designs so your students will have many to choose from!
Break these out for a fun recess activity or add them to your Halloween party goodie bags or treasure chest. What kiddo doesn’t love bubbles? You could also give these out for trick-or-treating to break up all of the candy!
Bingo is always a fun activity with students when you’re able to play! This Halloween Bingo set is perfect for your classroom Halloween party or for a Fun Friday activity during the month of October.
Mom’s Night Out
“Ghoul’s Night” if you will (hahahaha). I’m sure you don’t need an excuse to have your friends over for a night of wine, food, and fun. But, Halloween time is a great excuse for a mom’s night out before the trick-or-treat madness!
A fun and spooky way to serve small treats during your Halloween party, or use it as just a decoration by plopping a couple of tea lights in it and putting it on your coffee table. It’ll get a lot of attention at your party for sure.
This 3-piece tray is perfect for showing off your charcuterie board-building skills to all of your friends. It includes a ghost board, a bat board, and a pumpkin board, which are all perfect for your hors d’oeuvres or dessert platters.
If you’re going to be putting out a few bottles of wine for you and your guests, these wine labels are a fun and creative way to pull in the Halloween spirit to every inch of the party! These are a super easy DIY.
Another fun way to bring the Halloween theming to your food and drink. These cooler sleeves are perfect for your cold drink in a can, and they keep your drink cold and hands warm on those cooler October nights!
These fun cups are perfect for your Halloween cocktails or soft drinks. Plus everything is more fun when it glows, right?
If you’re planning on serving dinner to show off your newest fall recipe, these napkin rings are the perfect touch to your Halloween table setup. They would look great with a dark napkin like these black ones, and they’re sure to be a hit with your guests.
This is a cute and fun adult banner for your mom’s night out! Hang it up next to your signature spooky cocktail setup.
To complete your party decorations, this 52-piece set offers many possibilities for fun Halloween hangings in each room.
Death Charades puts a funny and creative twist on your average charades game. If you and your girlfriends love game night, this one will surely be a hit during your Halloween get-together. You’ll share a lot of laughs!
Fall Harvest Party
If you’re looking to throw a party in October that isn’t so much about Halloween, you could throw a harvest party! Your party can be complete with fall decor, apples and pumpkins, and beautiful shades of orange, yellow, and beige.
This gorgeous wooden board made of Acacia wood is perfect for putting out meats, cheeses, vegetables, etc. at your harvest party.
This party supply kit has everything you need for your harvest party. Dinner plates, small plates, napkins, and even disposable forks are all included in a single package. Make clean-up easy with these disposable (and cute!) party supplies.
These plastic cups will perfectly patch the above party supplies. They have beautiful, subtle fall designs which are perfect for your harvest party.
If you’re serving small appetizers, fruit pieces, or vegetables, you know you’ll need toothpicks for your guests to pick them up and enjoy. These autumn leaves will bring your harvest and fall theming to even the minor details.
When you think of a harvest party, I’m sure you picture shades of orange and yellow. These pennants are perfect to tie in these colors with the vibes of a fall fair/carnival.
These are the perfect centerpieces for your harvest party dinner table. Pop in a real votive candle or a batter-operated one for a warm ambiance. You can even keep these out until Thanksgiving!
Hollywood Halloween Party
If you love movies (especially scary movies), this is the theme for you. Take inspiration from Halloween horror flicks to family fun films to throw the ultimate Hollywood Halloween party.
If you love Harry Potter, you know the floating candles are iconic. Make any party magical by including these LED flameless candles. My favorite part? The remote control is a wand!
Another iconic prop from Harry Potter is the floating acceptance letters that Harry receives from Hogwarts. Hang these in your entryway for your guests to experience a moment of movie magic!
Finish off your Harry Potter theming with a wizard broom (although not the Nimbus 2000) by your fireplace or entryway. It’s not specifically branded, so this broom can double as any witch broom for any spooky shindig.
These shadowy Sanderson Sister wooden centerpieces are perfect for Hocus Pocus lovers! These would be great on your buffet table, dining table, or coffee table.
If you love Hocus Pocus, then you know that you need a black flame candle decoration for your Halloween party. You know who to keep away from lighting it!
Another popular movie at Halloween is obviously The Nightmare Before Christmas. These mini lanterns with Jack’s face are a great way to bring this classic spooky movie to your Halloween party.
These Nightmare Before Christmas centerpiece decorations are another great way to bring the theming to your buffet table, dining table, or around your home.
If you love horror movies and you want to pull in the classics for your Halloween party, these table pieces are a great way to do that!
If you want to keep with the horror theme for your Halloween party, add these signs to your front yard to send a chill down your guests’ spines! Every classic horror movie begins with somebody ignoring the signs and heading into the haunted house anyway.
Mix and match these theme ideas and products to throw the ultimate Halloween party this year, and be sure to have fun! Throw on your Halloween costumes, blast the Monster Mash, and dance the night away. Share this blog with your friends who love Halloween as much as we do so that they can also get some Halloween party theme ideas, and also check out our Amazon Store Front for more Halloween fun.
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