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Halloween Party Ideas

Updated on November 3, 2015

Unique Halloween party ideas that are sure to impress your guests

October is a month of cooling weather, pumpkin picking and carving, hayrides, and finishes up with the spookiest holiday. Halloween is a time of costumes, trick-or-treating and parties. Halloween offers a great platform to have a truly spectacular party that is different from the everyday event. A good Halloween party needs fun entertainment, great food, themed Halloween decorations, friends and fun. This guide provides Halloween party ideas to ensure its one people won't soon forget and that it will stand out from the rest.

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Halloween Party Themes

  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Witches
  • Candy or Candy Corn
  • Monster Bash
  • Skulls & Skeletons
  • Gothic
  • Ghosts
  • Walking Dead
  • A Wake or Funeral
  • Carnival
  • Fall Harvest
  • Spiders & Creepy Crawlies
  • Count Dracula

Halloween Party Ideas: Entertainment and Activities

A good idea when throwing a really special Halloween party is going to provide plenty of entertainment and excitement for the guests. There are plenty of traditional activities like bobbing for apples, haunted houses and making witches brew. These are all great but do add some fun twists that guests haven't seen done before.

Show Halloween Movies Outside on a Big Screen

What could be creepier than watching scary Halloween movies outside? The crisp night air combined with the sound of a snapping twig will make for an exhilarating evening. Cook s'mores (with Halloween themes marshmallows) by a fire pit and light up the evening with the glow from eerie jack-o-lanterns.

Have a Fortune Teller

A fun Halloween party idea is to hire a real Psychic to give short readings or have a friend dress up as a spooky fortune teller. As a gag they can tell very scary "fortunes" such as they are going to be hit by a car when they leave the party.

This is a fun activity for kids or adults alike. Let guests make and package their own. Storing it in a test tube can be extra fun but a plastic bag is fine too. This is a great party favor for guests to take home.

Ingredients

  • Non-toxic clear school glue
  • Borax (laundry booster)
  • Green or orange food coloring

Instructions

  1. 1. Mix 1 tsp borax in 1 cup water in a medium size bowl. Stir until borax is dissolved.
  2. 2. In a separate bowl mix 1/2 cup glue with 1/2 cup water. Add choice of food coloring.
  3. 3. Mix the two solutions together.
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Scare Guests with a Haunted House

A great haunted house is a must. Creating the "house" in a garage or backyard can be a good idea because it's a spacious area and you can use some messier components. Here are some ideas on how to create a scary yet fun haunted house.

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Eliminator Lighting Fog Machines EF-400 Fog Machine
Eliminator Lighting Fog Machines EF-400 Fog Machine

Set the mood with creepy fog billowing about

 
Hydrofarm 2 Mil Mylar - 25 Feet x 48 Inch x .002"
Hydrofarm 2 Mil Mylar - 25 Feet x 48 Inch x .002"

Give the walls the appearance of fun house mirrors by hanging this shiny mylar

 
Severed Arm
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Eat Drink and Be Scary!

As if drinking weren't fun enough...

This game is great for a spooky party. A blue rotating light determines who takes a shot. The game makes different screaming sounds just to liven things up. Serve mystery Halloween themed shots to keep things even more interesting. If your party-goers are kids instead of alcohol you can serve scary and gross looking drinks like green Cool-Aid or V-8 juice.

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups cranberry juice
  • 1.5 cups apple juice
  • 1.5 cups grape juice
  • 2 cups Pepsi or non-caffeinated Pepsi
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • Vodka (optional for adult parties)

Instructions

  1. Pour all the juice into a large punch bowl and refrigerate. When ready to serve add Pepsi, strawberries and the hand (pour water with green food coloring into a disposable rubber glove and tie tight). Enjoy!

Halloween Spider Oreo Truffles

Click here to get a recipe for a great Halloween party desert. These Oreo truffles made to look like spiders are sure to please at a party for adults or children. The best part is they're delicious and easy to make!

Halloween Spider Oreo Truffles

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Ingredients

  • 32 Little Smokies (Mini hot dogs)
  • 1 (8ounce) can crescent rolls
  • Mustard

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. 2. Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate into 4 rectangles. Press down along the perforations to seal together.
  3. 3. Cut each rectangle lengthwise into 8 strips for a total of 32 strips.
  4. 4. Wrap a piece of dough around each hot dog encircling it to make it look like a mummy bandage. Leave a space for the face.
  5. Place on an un-greased baking pan.
  6. 5. Bake 13 minutes or until golden brown in color. Draw a face on the spot you left with mustard. Serve and Enjoy!

What do you think of these ideas for a Halloween Extravaganza?

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      QualifiedExpert 4 years ago

      Great lens!! I will make sure to share this with some friends, spreading some love. Cheers, Mike

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      ArtbyMAR 4 years ago

      Great ideas, I so want to have a Halloween party this year!

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      I love your Halloween ideas ... I may try some of them with my grandkids!

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      roshanjagma 4 years ago

      Hello melissamio,,,Really Your blog and video is new content for Halloween ...Thnks to give me a Creative Halloween gift ideas .....

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      roshanjagma 4 years ago

      Hello melissamio,,,Really Your blog and video is new content for Halloween ...Thnks to give me a Creative Halloween gift ideas .....

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      mel-kav 4 years ago

      I love these ideas. The mummy dogs are great. And the Pick Your Poison Drinking Game looks like a lot of fun.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Lots of fun ideas here. I really like the idea of Smores and scary movies.

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      I love these ideas, especially the goo.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      I actually have hard time to remember my last official party and I am afraid it is not because it was so great, but because it was really log time ago... On the other side I am never bored even if I am at home:)

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      johnsja 5 years ago

      Loving the blood punch!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Stopping by to wish you a Happy Halloween. And, refreshed the blessing. :)

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      Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Fortune teller is great addition to any party. I have seen that and it works like a bomb!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great stuff!

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      angelatvs 5 years ago

      Fun stuff. Last year, I had a friend be the fortune teller and gave her insider info on all of the kids, so when she did their fortunes the kids were amazed because she knew which kid plays flute and which kid was a soccer star!

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      @angelatvs: Haha, that's a great idea!

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      Riesling 5 years ago

      Great ideas, thanks and great work :-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We love making mummy dogs. And mummy pizzas. The kids and I try a different recipe every year.

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      sailor_man 5 years ago

      great Hellowen

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Good thorough ideas here. Thank you, great lens!

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      dragonlildragon 5 years ago

      Very great ideas and suggestions for Halloween here. A++ Job.

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      Tara Wojtaszek 5 years ago

      Great ideas for a spooky Halloween party. I love the mummy dogs!

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      Merstarr 5 years ago

      Great ideas!! I miss parties in general... *sigh*..parenthood.. Will love taking my little ones out door to door though!!

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      Diva2Mom 5 years ago

      Fabulous Halloween party ideas indeed! I totally agree, a fun Halloween party should have a Haunted House set up, it may be in a garage or even inside the house. The mummy dogs are real fun and yummy. You know what my kids would do with that right? They'll be smilin and have fun biting them until they're gone, hahaha. I'll steal some of these fun ideas for sure; one month more to go, bebe, wohoo! I love the Halloween drinks as well...I'll tell ya what? Why don't I throw a Halloween party then? Melissa, you got me started on this, it's your fault for having such wonderful ideas, hahaha! Great job! Real creatively done! Very cool n' fun lens! God bless you dear! Muah!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love the Mummy Dogs, why didn't I think of that... They Are Awesome and So Cute and the Same Time!! ;D :)

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      AshleyCarew1 5 years ago

      those Mummy dogs are ace!

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      spencerharry80 lm 5 years ago

      These all party ideas are really cool... I liked the way you made your lens. Great work.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      It would be fun to have a fortune teller in the party.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It is too bad that Halloween isn't also a Slovenian holiday. It is getting more and more popular (we call it a witch night). This is sometnig that we imported from the States. Some people are aginst it since it has nothing to do with our holidays but my opinion is that there is no harm in adding another fun holiday to our list:).

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      You have some pretty cute Halloween party ideas :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Would love to have a fortune teller or a tarot reader, a great idea to celebrate Halloween.

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      flm_online 5 years ago

      I have never seen anything like the Mummy Dogs. Honestly, one of the coolest ideas I have ever seen

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      CoolFool83 5 years ago

      I love Halloween! What a fun lense!

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      Svirfneblin 5 years ago

      Mummy dogs... Hee-hee!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      How cute is this with lots of creative ideas.

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      Cecil Kenmill 5 years ago from Osaka, Japan

      I'm in Japan right now and they're not big on Halloween. They love their spooky stuff around summer time. Great lens. Keep up the good work!

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      Harriet 5 years ago from Indiana

      Definitely a great lens with great ideas.

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      Kristen 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      I really enjoyed reading your lens! I can't wait to try the blood punch and slime recipes!