15 Spook-tacular Halloween Party Ideas! | Halloween Done Right

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Halloween is great fun for kids, but kids aren't the only ones to have a blast on Halloween. It can be super fun and exhilarating for adults. And has a fascinating history.

To throw a super Halloween party you need fun ideas to keep your guests attentive and occupied throughout the evening.

There are a host of ghostly ideas you can incorporate into your Halloween party so you can throw the Halloween bash of a lifetime your party-goers will never forget,

From decor to drinks to games and so much more, our party planning team brings you 15 hair-raising and spine-chilling Halloween party ideas to bewitch your guests all evening. And for years to come.

15 Spook-tacular Ideas for Your Next Halloween Bash

Here are the ultimate Halloween party ideas. There won't be a yawn in the house all night long. Try a couple or try them all for the most chilling, unforgettable Halloween celebration.

1. Wheel of Potions Shot Glass Game

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This Wheel of Potions Shot Glass game defines Halloween for witches. You can imagine those witches in a circle stirring ingredients into the pot while they concoct their potions for a magical brew.

Warning: don't be surprised if your guest wearing a prince costume turns into a frog (just kidding).

The Wheel of Potions game is really simple. You need some potions, virgin and with alcohol, a spinning wheel, and players, of course

Gather players around the game. Then have each spin the wheel, one at a time. Beforehand, mix up some of your favorite potions. Then just spin the wheel.

You can get creative by making your own spinner out of magic markers, cardboard or poster board or buy a spinner online.

How the game works: when the player spins the wheel, they'll land on a potion. Then they have to drink the potion. Down the hatch. (Potion ideas follow.) People will laugh and scream and watch each other land on potions and drink them.

2. Make A Candy Corn Cocktail

Candy corn is the appropriate cocktail for Halloween. You can get them in little bags or a large bag.

Chill 24 ounces of vodka per six guests. (That's 48 oz. for 12 guests and so on.) Mix 20 ounces of orange juice per 24 ounces of vodka at least a couple of hours before the party so it can chill. 

First, you'll add one ounce of grenadine to the bottom of every shot glass. That's the first layer. Then pour the vodka and orange juice mixture into a big pitcher and stir it with a large spoon.

Now you'll sprinkle in the drink's namesake: candy corn. Top off with whipped cream or Cool Whip as a garnish. Your guests will love the candy corn cocktail.

3. Serve Jello Shots from a Syringe

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I bet you've never had a jello shot from a syringe. It makes jello shots more daring. Does the idea of a mad scientist in a laboratory come to mind?

 It's a creepy, unique way to down the infamous jello shots. The great thing about the syringes is you can wash and reuse them which makes them eco-friendly.

For some extra fun, try adding some tequila instead of the traditional vodka or rum. Serve them in this spooky skull shot glass.

 4. Get a Smoke Machine

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Create a chilling and ominous atmosphere your guests will love. Smoke machines create a haunting mood that will last all night long.

It doesn't matter what game you play. With a smoke machine, the mood of Halloween will last until your last guest goes home.

5. Play Some Eerie Music

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What's a Halloween party without eerie music! It's a great pairing to a smoke machine.

Make sure to dim the lights to enhance the mood. Choose some Halloween music. Or a scary soundtrack from a horror flick like The Fog that you can buy online or in your favorite music store.

6. Serve Witches Brew

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Of course, you need witches brew for all your witches.

To make witches brew, you'll round up your beer and soda bottles from the house. then you'll print out a copy of a witch from the internet. Just do a Google search and make sure to click images. You'll have so many choices.

When you find one you want to use, print it out and glue the image to the bottle. You can choose several. You can also print them out on labels from your printer that will easily stick to your bottles. Or use tape if you don't have glue.

Want to add a witch's hat straw to your witch's brew? It's easy. Cut a three-inch circle using a scissor from a sheet of black paper. Next, take a hole puncher and punch a hole in the center of the circle where you'll stick the straws.

Make a half-circle. Then roll it up into a cone shape around the straw and glue it in place. You can also use tape. Stick the cone on to the paper circle and you've made a witch's hat for some toil and trouble.

7. Creepy Dinner Menu

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Your party-goers will certainly get a scare when they sit down in their seats at dinner with a skeleton hand grabbing at them.

Create a menu and a skeleton hand. Put the skeleton hand on top of the menu on your table. You can glue the hand to the menu or stick the menu between the skeleton's fingers. It gives reading the appetizers and main course new meaning.

Get some photos of a skeleton hand. The larger the better. It's traditional to use Halloween colors like black and orange to keep with the theme of Halloween. Or you can get creative. A little fake blood gives your menu a festive touch.

8. Cat Garland with Glowing Eyes

What's more authentic than a black cat on Halloween night? A fun decorative touch is to create garland filled with cat faces with glowing eyes. It's the perfect idea for your Halloween decor. 

How to make it: Trace a bunch of cat faces from black and colored paper. Twenty is a good number for your garland. Next, cut a hole for eye holes with a hole puncher.

Now you'll put the string lights into the eye holes. Place them carefully. Hang your cats with piercing eyes up and watch them glow! Spooky!

9. Spider Web Placemats for Your Table Setting

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You can make spider web placemats DIY from parchment paper. You'll need puff paint, parchment paper, a paintbrush, and a steady hand.

First, paint a spider web on the parchment paper using puff paint. After the paint dries in about 24 hours, peel off the paper from the back.  

Place your plates, napkins, and silverware on top of your spiderweb placemat. A great touch to your Halloween table setting.

10. Spider Ice Cubes

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It doesn't matter if your drink is soda or a titillating potion. Your glasses will be spine-tingling with a spider in them.

Drop a fake spider into your ice cube tray, pour in the water and freeze. Your guests will jump when they see a floating spider swimming in their glass. Skeleton lovers may opt for skeleton icecubes.

11. The Witch Is Dead Entryway

Spook your guests with a witch turned upside-down in a wooden crate of poison apples at your front door.

What a chilling sight to see her legs dangling in the air. Another spooky idea is to stick a pair of giant scary eyes on your front door.

12. Classy Pumpkin Vases

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Add a touch of glam with flowers in pumpkin vases. Who says Halloween can't be scary and pretty! Cut off the top of the pumpkin and place a small vase inside. For the best result, make sure your vase is hidden from sight.

13. Blood Orange Rum Punch

Toast the Halloween holiday off with some blood-curdling punch. For this recipe, you'll need blood orange slices, blackberry soda, and rum. Mix your ingredients. Then float your blood orange slices on top for the ideal Halloween cocktail.

14. Shrunken Head Cider

What's a Halloween party without apple cider? Spook your spicy cider up with shrunken heads. 

  • Peel and slice 6 red apples in half
  • Use a pairing knife to carve some creepy faces
  • Bake your apples at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for two hours until your apples shrink
  • Put some lemon juice, a liter of apple cider, some anise, rum into a pot. Simmer 45 minutes.

Place your shrunken heads in the pot. You're done!

15. Candy Corn Jello Shots

Want to opt for the traditional shot glass for your jello shots instead of putting them in a syringe? Go for it. Or do both. Put some candy corns into the jello mix and you're ready for some Halloween jello shot fun.

The Takeaway on 15 Spook-tacular Halloween Party Ideas

Now you have 15 spook-tacular ideas for a jaw-dropping, spine-tingling  Halloween party. These party ideas are fun to create and will wow your guests. Who said Halloween can't be just as fun for adults!

Trendlor is your go-to online store for creative party ideas. Check out our Halloween section for more Halloween party fun. 

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