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Have a Scary Doll Party This Halloween!

Updated on September 4, 2014
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Jeannie is a huge fan of Halloween and loves everything that is ghoulish. You can often find her reading or writing horror stories.

Me with Jigsaw Doll
Me with Jigsaw Doll

Creepy Dolls = Scary Party

Let's have a moment of truth here: we are all scared of creepy dolls. No matter who you are, your age, your beliefs, no matter what, you are totally freaked out when someone sneaks up on you with a scary doll. Dolls are scary. Yes, I said it. Some dolls are just scarier than others. Some dolls are pretty harmless looking like Barbie and her friends. Some dolls are just outright terrifying looking like Chuckie, or the My Buddy Doll (that honestly looked like Chuckie), or even worse... the dreaded clown doll! While we are on the subject, let's not forget a ventriloquist's dummy. Dummies are super scary!

If a doll is just sitting somewhere and all of a sudden, it blinks its eyes on its own, that is it... I am gone! I will run so fast you will just feel a breeze as I go by you faster than you can say, "Blinking eyes." I am just not a fan of dolls, especially the creepy dolls that sell at every Halloween store around this time of year. So why don't more people have Scary Doll Halloween Parties?

Halloween parties are supposed to be scary. Dolls pretty much terrify most people. So why not combine the two? Much like peanut butter and jelly, the two just naturally go together. So let's take some time to plan the perfect Scary Doll Halloween Party. Your guests may need therapy to recover from this one!

This mutant baby wanted to come home with me, but I decided I would have nightmares.
This mutant baby wanted to come home with me, but I decided I would have nightmares.

Scary Doll Decorations

The first and most important aspect of this party is going to be acquiring a scary amount of scary dolls. Where are you going to find such ugly, horrific dolls? For some of you, this might be pretty easy. Go into your own attic and poke through some old toys or your children's old toys. Many people have been given some fairly ugly dolls in their lives. These dolls often find a way of going into the basement, attic, or garage. They are usually tucked away somewhere far away to keep them away from friends and loved ones. Now is the time to dig them out.

If you can't find any by digging through your own stuff, then you will want to take a trip to the flea market or thrift store. They are bound to have some old, unloved dolls. If the dolls do not look creepy enough, don't worry. You can make them creepy. Popping the head off is a sure way to make a somewhat innocent looking doll look hideous. Once you've got that under control, dangle some doll heads from chandeliers or other lights in the ceiling. If you want to add fake blood, even better. Make sure to hide a couple of small dolls or doll heads in between couch cushions to scare guests as the night continues.

If you are willing to really invest in your ugly doll collection, there are many horrifying dolls available for sale at Halloween stores and online. You can really pick up some nasty, disgusting looking dolls if you are willing to pay the price.

Dress Like a Creepy Doll

What could be scarier than a demented Halloween party host dressing like a possessed, demonic doll? Honestly, I can't think of too many costumes more horrifying than that. So if you want to get into the whole doll theme, I would recommend dressing up like one for Halloween. If you can encourage all your guests to dress like scary dolls for the party, it would be even better. There are a number of mutant baby doll outfits and masks just waiting for you.

Even if you do not want to spend money on a doll costume, you can still find a way to come up with your own look. Put on a baby doll dress and paint yourself up like Bette Davis in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and you've got the look down without much effort. You can even add a little blood if you want to pretend you're a killer doll.

Evil Doll Movies

If you'd like to finish the night out with a bang, you might want to show some horror movies about scary dolls. There are plenty to choose from, so everyone at your party can have nightmares later about evil dolls. Here are some movies you should think about viewing at the Scary Doll Halloween Party:

  • Child's Play
  • Dead Silence
  • Poltergeist
  • Dolly Dearest
  • Trilogy of Terror (the last story)
  • Puppet Master
  • Dolls

After watching these movies and scaring everyone with your terrifying Halloween costume and creepy dolls, your Scary Dolls Halloween Party is one party no one will ever forget.

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You can be a creepy doll girl with just a little make-up.
You can be a creepy doll girl with just a little make-up. | Source

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  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Hahaha... that is so not right, yet so funny. :-)

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    Linda Bilyeu 

    7 years ago from Orlando, FL

    My daughter had The Buddy doll! I use to tease her with it...it was mean, yet funny. She recovered. Eventually. Haha!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I rather like Chucky, too. I remember seeing those movies when I was younger and they looked just like My Buddy dolls. My cousin was so scared of his doll! Thanks for checking out my hub!

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    Linda Bilyeu 

    7 years ago from Orlando, FL

    I would pick Chucky from Child's Play! I LOVE those movies. The Bride of Chucky not so much. I suggested to watch the movie with my granddaughter, but my daughter said NO!! Ok, fine. :)

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much! I like people to walk away with nightmares seeking therapy after a Halloween party at my place.

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    Kitty Fields 

    8 years ago from Summerland

    Awesome idea for a halloween party! Great hub.

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    9 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    Sure is, but I think the ones who 'buy' are even crazier!!!LOL!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    9 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Hahaha... I think she has it locked away in a glass case, but sometimes she will find that it has moved. I think it likes to face the corner. Creepy!!!

    I have to agree with you on the creepy dolls. SO much worse than ghosts. I did not know anyone was selling haunted dolls on Ebay. I did see someone selling a box of ghosts one time. He later changed the ad because he also caught his neighbor's ghost and put it in the box as an added bonus. There are some really crazy people out there!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    9 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    OMG! - If that episode with the doll and your Mum's friend had happened to me I would have been scared stiff! I think I would have taken it miles away and dumped it or else moved house leaving the doll behind!

    Ghosts and spirits I can cope with no problem - creepy dolls? No way! Do you know that on E-bay some folks even sell haunted dolls? No kidding! I don't know whose more crazy, the one's doing the selling or the folks buying!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    9 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I am glad you enjoyed the hub. I realized recently that just about everyone is scared of dolls. I thought it was only me, but most people are scared of some type of doll. My mother's friend has these creepy dolls (she thinks they're cute) and one disappeared for months. One day, she came home and the doll was just sitting on her couch! I would have fainted if that happened to me. She lives by herself, by the way.

    I've never been quite the same since that story. Even though I was never a big fan of dolls, that really did it for me. At any rate, I think since everyone is scared of dolls in some way, what better idea for a Halloween party than a Scary Doll Party?

    Thanks for the comment and the votes!

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    Helen Murphy Howell 

    9 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    This is awesome! What a great idea for Halloween!

    I have to say that it wouldn't need a 'Halloween' doll to scare the crap out of me. I think those china faced Victorian dolls are some of the creepiest. But you definitely hit the nail on the head with ventriloqist dummies and clowns - OMG!! Nightmares!

    At the pier in Blackpool a town in England, they used to have a clown's head in a glass case that would roll its head and laugh as you passed. As a kid I would deliberately go round abouts with my eyes shut when passing it. To me it looked really evil. Years later I went back to Blackpool with a group of friends and this hideous head thing was still there! But to my surprise, my other three friends felt totally creeped out as well. And altough it still made me feel scared I didn't feel so dumb knowing that they disliked this clown's head as well.

    This was a really fascinating hub. Voted up + awesome!

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