Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by Toby Sanders
Halloween is just around the corner which means: costumes, decorations, scary movies, fun food and of course the candy! Our Halloween party ideas are here to help everyone throw the spookiest party around. You will be the ultimate destination for all the ghosts and witches near and far.
Seeing as there are so many aspects to have the perfect Halloween, our favorite Halloween party ideas are here to help keep them all straight. This is the one time of year where we can all dress up in our favorite costume, scream and shout a little at our favorite movies, and eat buckets of candy because we can! This year don’t be the one to sit around and wait to be invited to someone else’s party, throw the spookiest bash with the help of our Halloween party ideas.
When throwing a party at your house, decorations make all the difference. These easy and creative decoration ideas will transform your house into the ultimate party destination. Start with the exterior by decorating the windows, front porch, lawn and the trees. Add some glowing eyes to a dark corner of the house, or stick them in the bushes and trees. By just adding some glow sticks to toilet paper rolls, someone’s eyes are always watching. Windows also need some scare to them. Decals are easy to stick on and take down, but if you are a little more crafty use black poster board or paint cardboard black and create your favorite or spookiest shapes, just use a little invisible tape to keep your haunted guests upright. Ghost are also a necessity on Halloween. With the help of white cloth and some art supplies, ghosts can add some scare anywhere. What’s Halloween without some bones? Plastic bones can be bought anywhere that sells Halloween decorations, and all you need to do is lay them out! How much easier can that be? Next is the inside, where all the fun takes place. Bloody handprints can stick to most smooth surfaces and this is something kids will love, glue and red food dye is all you need for this small touch of scare. To go along with bloody hand prints, try some blood stained table clothes or runners. Add some red paint to the cloth of the runner in a messy fashion and there you have it. Try adding some red handprints to other serving dishes, or the bloody cloth for more an effect. If you’re really looking for a project, try adding an aged effect to some re-printed family portraits and draping them in cob webs you can buy at the store. You can also stick some orange lights in the eyes for a scary sight. Last, if you are good at photo shop, or have a friend that is, heads in jars are always fun to make someone jump.
What’s a party without some food? These delicious and scary simple recipes are sure to fill even the hungriest of your house guests. Hot dogs can be turned into mummy dogs for with a little help of some dough and seeds, just add your favorite condiment for dipping. Mummy dogs can also be made vegetarian by using veggie dogs. Your guests will think they’re eating brains by making orange peppers look like little jack-o-lanterns and over stuffing them with spaghetti! It’s a fun idea, and it may even get your kids to eat their veggies. If cooking doesn’t scare you out of the kitchen, cook some ribs and form them into the shape of lungs. Add half a red pepper in the middle to take the place of the heart and your guests will think they’re eating the lungs from the guys’ bones who are laying out front. Seeing as dessert is always a favorite among most crowds, these recipes are sure to satisfy your friends’ sweet tooth. Make some worms with just jell-o and and bendy straws. These worms look so real, guest may think they are actually eating worms! Dirt cups are a Halloween classic for kids and adults. Who doesn’t love pudding, cookie crumbles and gummy worms? Decorating your favorite flavor of cupcake is a fun activity for kids to help with, or keep this as an activity to have at your party. Giving your cupcakes a mummy face is an easy decoration to do before hand, or save yourself some time and let the guests create the scariest and most delicious cupcakes they can. With all this scary food you’re preparing, guest will need some drinks to wash it down with. This fizz drink is sure to satisfy. This drink can also be made with alcohol if your guests are of age. For a more kid friendly drink, three different types of drinks can be poured to look like candy corn. Add an extra touch when serving food by serving them on Halloween themed dishes (which ban be-reused every year) or add some fun Halloween decor to the tops of dishes (plastic spiders, fake eyeballs and fingers). Serving dishes can also be made out of pumpkins. Cut the top of a larger pumpkin off and scoop out the inside and then just find a somewhat smaller bowl to place on the inside and you’re ready to eat!
Make sure you “WOW” all the houses you visit with your costume or win “best dressed” at your party. With the littlest ones, you can’t go wrong with a cute plush animal costume that will make anyone tell you how cute your little lion or lobster looks. Girls will look pretty as a princess when they dress up as their favorite princess characters Anna and Elsa. Boys (or girls) can compete with the best to hit a home run or catch a touchdown pass when they throw on their favorite team jersey. They can also save the city from danger when they turn into their favorite superhero.
For adults, why not have a different costume for your office party and one at night! Women can go from Pocahontas by day to a sexy super-woman by night. Guys can keep it classic at the work place their favorite pirate and have a little more fun at night while dressing as one of their favorite TV characters. Whether you are trick-or-treating with the family or having a spooky good time at a party, you can’t forget your favorite four legged friend! If your dog can handle wearing a costume, they can be a superhero of their own or rock a little shark fin to give everyone a little scare. Costumes are what you make them. It doesn’t matter if you are rocking a DIY costume, group costume, or going out as your favorite character, have fun with it and be creative!
Playing some of your favorite monster mash music is always a crowd pleaser, but why not add some real background noise to bring the party alive! Instead of playing your favorite soundtrack pop in your favorite Halloween movie! Watching the movie can be the entire activity at the party, or add some real noise. We’ve complied a few of our family friendly favorites as well as some hard core horror movies.
The CANDY! The one day a year that it’s acceptable to run around to different houses, collect as much candy as you can and then run home to sort it, trade it, and then eat it! Or I guess donate some if your parents were like mine. Just follow this list of the best candy to give out or leave out for the trick-or-treaters, and you too can be considered one of the good houses.
No one wants to visit the house that gives out apples, raisins or pencils… Take it from an expert, give out the good stuff. If you want to be super awesome, hand out the king size bars. You will be the house everyone wants to go to, and the one that other house envy.
We have come up with a guide full of Halloween party ideas for a spooky good time! Click on the links to buy candies, and the coolest costumes around. Everyone will be talking about your party all the way to next Halloween with these party ideas! Enjoy and have a good scare!