How to Throw a Halloween Party That Will Wow Your Guests

Oct 6th 2021

From lingering outdoors a little more to soak in gorgeous autumn evenings or walking through a pumpkin selection at your local farmer’s stand — October was made for celebrating. 

And what could be more fun than a spooky-themed Halloween bash for your friends and neighbors to enjoy? 

Black spider in Halloween Christmas Tree

The Right Elements for Your Halloween Party 

If you’re looking to host a Halloween party that focuses on all the hocus-pocus fun, you’ve come to the right place! From shocking green brews and mummy-poppers to googly-eyes peeking at every turn, we’ve paid attention to the details and have wicked good tricks to get your party started! 

First Impressions: The Halloween Door 

Get ready to create a lasting impression with the perfect Halloween door decor. Whether you plan on reviving a graveyard in the front yard or need a simple statement piece, your guests will love entering with some goofy eyeballs turned their way! 

Check out how to make your very own Halloween door swag and accent with a fun board for a simple way to bring in some spooky vibes. 

Impress your friends with this fun and simple Halloween swag!

Pumpkin Galvanized BasketsTrick or Treat Board

Trick or Treat Sign Decorator's Warehouse

Halloween Party Decoration Ideas

We love taking the Christmas tree out early and decking it to the max with all sorts of fun Halloween decorations!

Along with some bats on the walls or windows, a spooky centerpiece, creepy crawly spiders, pumpkins, and plate settings, you can bring together some ghoulish good times! To get this look, we’ve linked all the creative elements needed to pull off the Halloween of your best imaginations.

Happy Halloween RibbonEye Ball Pick with Glitter Curly Eye Ball PicksSpider RibbonPlaid Table Runner

Black and Orange Ribbon PicksSpider PicksWhite and Black Sprays | Black and Orange Curly PicksPolka Dot Striped Ornaments

Fun Halloween Party Food 

Bring out all the stops with a spread that makes them look twice! 

From a charcuterie board with eyes galore to white chocolate bark and bubbling brew, you can pull together a simple yet engaging snack selection to please even the pickiest of ghosts and goblins. 

Needed for Charcuterie Board: 

  • Chocolate and cream cookies
  • Pretzels
  • Cheese balls
  • Salami
  • Sliced Cheese
  • Candy Corn and other Halloween candies
  • Trail mix or muddy buddies mix
  • Containers
  • Cutting board

Ingredients for White Chocolate Bark:

  • Candy Corn
  • Halloween Sprinkles
  • Candy Eyes
  • Anything else you might like to throw in (think snacks, candy, or nuts!)

Simply melt the chocolate, throw your mix-ins on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and pour the chocolate over it. Embellish with sprinkles and candy eyes. Let cool in the refrigerator until solid!

Ingredients for Green Punch: 

  • 2 Liters of Lemon Lime Drink
  • I container of Lime Sherbert
  • Dry Ice

There are a few things to learn with handling dry ice, and we recommend researching it before use! (You cannot handle it with bare hands or drink it as ice.) But the ghastly effect it gives to your drink is worth the learning curve for this fun green punch!

Ingredients for Mummified Jalapeño Poppers:

  • Jalapeños
  • Cream Cheese
  • Shredded Cheddar
  • Crescent rolls
  • Candied eyeballs

To create this fun look, preheat the oven to 400 degrees and put your gloves on to slice the jalapeños lengthwise. Fill with a mixture of cream cheese and shredded cheddar.

Set out your crescent rolls and slice them wide enough to wrap them around the popper. Lay on a baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool before serving!

Fun Halloween Favors 

And last but not least, you can’t let the littles leave without some candy! You can dress up even the Jack-O-Lanterns with a cute and playful plaid orange bow

We hope you’ve gleaned some ideas for how to put together a smashing Halloween party. It doesn’t take much to bring together an intentionally fun and happy experience to share smiles and celebrate this fall season!