15 Killer Party Ideas to Blow They're Socks Off!!
With Halloween around the corner my mind goes to one thing: Halloween Parties!!!
After years of hosting my own Halloween party, I’ve learned a few things about what it takes to make them great – and an event your friends attend year after year. I’ll teach you everything I know but today I want to talk about where I always start.
With a killer Halloween party idea.
In the past, I’ve shared my thoughts on why themes are essential to party planning…and how they make the rest of the party a breeze. But sometimes coming up with a theme is the hardest part!
Today I’m sharing 15 current – and killer – Halloween party theme ideas you can swipe for this year’s spooky celebration, and heres a fun interesting part, you can find most of these items at Darn Cheap Discounts!!
1. STRANGER THINGS
Are you as obsessed with “Stranger Things” as me? I love the mystery surrounding Hawkins, Indiana and what the heck is going on there…but I also love the friendship of all the kids. It’s reminiscent of what I love about “Harry Potter”. Hosting a “Stranger Things”-themed party is high on my to do list for Halloween parties in the future, and I love this one.
I’ve been a little Beetlejuice-obsessed since seeing the Broadway musical. I hosted a Tim Burton-themed in 2016, but if I had to pick one movie to throw another party, I’d pick Beetlejuice in a heartbeat. I’m loving this party look, and it’d be a great excuse for a backyard movie screening.
3. PINK HALLOWEEN PARTY
Okay, okay, I know…I’m in the minority when it comes to loving pastel Halloween, but this would be perfect for a little girl’s birthday party in October or a girls’ night celebration.
4. WITCHES DINNER PARTY
To swing things in the completely opposite direction if you’re looking for a classy dinner party idea for Halloween, I also LOVE this witches dinner party. If you’ve outgrown your rowdy party days but still want to host a Halloween gathering, this dinner party idea is just the thing.
5. ZOMBIE PARTY
Love zombies? This is always a classic theme – and one that would be fun to put a twist on by inviting your guests to dress for the apocalypse or like their favorite characters from “The Walking Dead”.
6. NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
It’s a classic for a reason, and you can never go wrong with a party centered around Jack Skellington and co. While I’d be more likely to use this for a themed holiday party in December these days, I’m loving these for halloween as well.
7. GREAT PUMPKIN PARTY
“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is another classic for a Halloween party theme. This would be a great one for a pumpkin carving party or for kiddos who have yet to meet this Halloween gem.
8. FALLEN ANGELS AND DEVILS
One thing I love about a theme is that it gives your guests direction for a costume. (The hardest part of being an adult is coming up with a cool, creative costume, isn’t it?) I always find that by narrowing my theme, I open my party guests up to a world of creativity. This Fallen Angels and Devils party is just the thing to get your friends into creative, unexpected costumes.
9. CLASSIC HALLOWEEN PARTY
Sometimes the best option for a Halloween party is sticking with the classics! Use black and orange to decorate, make monster snacks for your guests to enjoy and welcome them into your ghoulish home.
10. GOTHIC HALLOWEEN PARTY
Looking for something a bit darker? I love this gothic take on a Halloween-themed birthday party because this is how I envision Halloween parties in my head. They need to be a little dark, have a little mystery and leave you wondering what just happened, right?
11. MYSTIC HALLOWEEN PARTY
Sorry, one more pink-and-black Halloween party because I can’t help it. I love them. Plus, I would transform my apartment into this look year-round in a heartbeat. This mystical look would be great for a ghouls night in for a little witches brew and tarot card reading.
12. HORROR MOVIE VIEWING PARTY
Love horror movies? Gather up your favorites, invite your friends over and hold a screening! Add popcorn, boxed candies and killer cocktails (or mocktails!) to make it a memorable evening.
13. PRETTY AND POISONOUS COCKTAIL PARTY
This idea is centered on Halloween decor, but I think you could take it and run with it for a killer Halloween cocktail party! It’s classy and deadly all at once.
14. MURDER MYSTERY PARTY
For my 30th birthday, I hosted a “Goodbye to the Roaring 20’s” themed-party and ever since then I’ve been dreaming of reusing that theme for a Halloween murder mystery party!
15. HOCUS POCUS PARTY
And finally, you can NEVER go wrong with everyone’s favorite Halloween flick, “Hocus Pocus”. Host a witch cackling contest to determine who will be the fourth Sanderson sister, screen the movie and have a bewitchingly good time with these party ideas.