8 Spooky Halloween Party Ideas

The scariest day of the year is just around the corner (no, not April 15th), but Halloween! With both kids and adults enjoying the fun of this holiday, why not create a perfect Halloween party that will be remembered for years to come? Here are 8 creative party ideas for your next spooky soiree.

  1. Hire a Fortune Teller

Hiring a professional entertainer takes an otherwise ordinary party to another level. Keep your party guests amused by hiring a real-life fortune teller for personalized readings. It doesn’t stop there because there’s countless other professionals just waiting to be hired for your next gig. Think scary clowns, hypnotists, psychics, and even sword swallowers!

  1. Escape Room

Who says you need to host a party home? Why not have it at an ever-trendy Escape Room? Gather your guests, dress up (if you wish), pay the entrance fee and get ready for a mind-blowing experience. Basically, your group will be locked in a room and you must solve puzzles and riddles to escape. You must succeed before the time runs out or you’ll be trapped forever…foreveeeer. Kidding, but it is a unique party idea that will be a hit for ages 8 and up.

  1. Sinful Sips

No party is complete without a signature cocktail, and for Halloween time there are countless drink recipes (both boozy and non-alcoholic) out there that will add a little fun to the party menu. Like this Blackberry Margarita, or even this whimsical Witch’s Heart Martini. Take the drink prep off your shoulders on the big day by hiring a bartender for your event, some may even dress up in the theme of your choice!

  1. Creepy Private Venues

If Halloween is THE holiday for you, why not rent an entire venue for your event and invite all the ghouls and monsters you know? This is a cost-effective way to host corporate events, large family gatherings and school functions with minimal cleanup and an all-included price. This isn’t limited to hotel banquet halls, but laser tag centers, bowling alleys, or (gasp!) graveyards. Deck out your space in fun, eerie decorations and leave the rest to the professionals.

  1. Photo Booth (With Plenty of Scary Props!)

We’ve all heard of photo booths at weddings and birthdays, but Halloween seems like a fantastic opportunity too. Stock up the prop section with plenty of masks, vampire teeth and cat ears or go an easier route with these free printables.

  1. Eerie Treats

With bakers at the ready this holiday season, it’s as easy as a phone call to get some one-of-a-kind desserts for your next Halloween party. Simply show them photos of your idea and leave it to the professionals. The sky’s the limit with ghost cupcakes, vampire cookies, or these ever-so-creepy monster truffles.

  1. Haunted House at Home

Haunted houses and Halloween go hand-in-hand, and this party idea is made easy with professional prop rentals. Did you know there’s no need to buy that pricey fog machine you’ve been eyeing? Instead you can rent it, along with lighting, skeletons, and a graveyard. Haunted house made easy!

  1. Fright Night Games

Planning games is a way for kids and adults alike to get in on the Halloween fun. Think simple like pin the bowtie on the skeleton, pumpkin decorating contest or the classic bobbing for apples. Make it even more memorable by getting professional carnival games brought to you!

Photo by: Michael Whitbank