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11 Best Halloween Party Ideas

Updated: Sep 19, 2023

Halloween Party Ideas! Impress your guests with a Halloween party to remember! We've gathered some of our favorite crafts, snacks, invites and party items to help you easily plan for these Spooktacular Halloween Party Themes! Whether you're looking for ideas for a cute Kid's Halloween Party or a Spooky Adult Halloween Party...We're sure you'll find some creative ideas here that you haven't thought of before!

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Costume Party – Halloween Party Ideas!

If you want a Halloween party with no particular theme, then go for a little bit of everything! Witches, ghosts, skeletons, bats, you name it! Pull out all the stops with fun decor, spooky snacks, creepy carving, and show off your awesome costumes with a costume contest! Best Homemade Costume, Spookiest Costume, Most Original Costume, and even Weirdest Costume make for a great costume contest! If you’re looking for a long party have a pumpkin carving contest! (Why not?) Just be sure to have some great pumpkin carving tools ready for everyone!

Get the party started off right with an enchanting video invite full of spooky surprises and music!

Cute Candy Corn character from our Candy Corn Halloween Party Invitation


CANDY PARTY – Halloween Party Ideas!

A candy party is perfect for kids and families to invite their friends Trick or Treating! Anyone who likes candy (aka everyone) will love this idea!

Having a family potluck or a neighborhood block party is a great way to bring everyone together for food and games before heading out to Trick-or-Treat together! Have a cute candy corn craft and then hand out glow sticks to all of your guests before going door-to-door and invite them all back afterwards for a candy trade! We all know everyone has their favorites, so being able to trade out the candy you hate for the candy you love will add extra fun to the night. Get ready for some laughs as you find out who loves candy corn and who doesn't...who loves smarties and tootsie rolls and who the candy snob is who will only eat full size Candy Bars! And if you happen to think candy corn is as cute as we are some adorable candy corn decoration ideas!

Get everyone excited for the big night with these fun candy corn video invitations, the latest trend in party invitations!

Witch's Cauldron with broom, black cat and potions, from our Halloween Witch Party Invitation

Witch Party – Halloween Party Ideas!

Have a party full of magic with a witch party! Have everyone dress in their best witch costume! Fill the room with Witchy Decor and magical potion bottles! Or even better...have a potion making craft at your party with just a few old spice bottles and some food coloring! Mix up some food coloring and water, pour it in a small (possibly ornate) glass bottle and you have yourself a witches' potion! If you can upcycle bottles or jars you already have that's awesome! But if you don't have any on hand....check out these fun bottles! You can even get out some paper and glitter for making labels, or buy these to easily add to your potions! Get everyone bubbling with excitement for your party with a magical witch video invite that's sure to impress with magical effects and potions! And don't forget the food...we love these broom snacks to tide everyone over until candy time!

Cute, colorful monster cartoons, from our Monster Halloween Party Invitation for kids

Monster Party – Halloween Party Ideas!

Welcome to monster mania, monster maniacs! Have a monster party that’s sure to impress your guests with monsters, Monsters, MONSTERS! This one is great for the kids (and you) with monster crafts, fun monster printables, monster games and food that will have everyone doing the monster mash! Your party will be the talk of the town when you invite your friends to your party with a monstrous video invite!

Haunted Mansion with lighting, from our haunted house Halloween Party Invitation for kids

Homemade Haunted House for Kids – Halloween Party Ideas!

Spook your friends this Halloween by having a fun, but spooky haunted house party! This one is all homemade for the kids! Older children and teens will have a fun time setting this up for the little and spooky, but not too scary! Set up a dark room or a long dark hallway with aluminum foil or crunchy paper on the floor, randomly placed balloons for them to bump into, and fake spiders hanging on strings from the ceiling. Have stations set up with ooey gooey jello, rubbery worms or wet noodles for them to put their hands in. Project your voice from a speaker to completely turn them around and keep them guessing. Play some spooky sound effects! Get creative...the possibilities are endless! To invite them to this haunted house you’ve created, get an equally spooky video invitation so good they’ll have to come to your spooktacular party! And don't forget some spooky party favors! We especially like the eye ball bouncy balls!

Purple People Eater character, from our Purple People Eater Halloween Party Invitation

Purple People Eater Party – Halloween Party Ideas!

If The Purple People Eater song is your favorite Halloween song then this is the Party for you! (And let this inform those who don’t know the Purple People Eater) First, decorate in all purple! Purple streamers, purple lights, purple pillows, purple tables with purple punch...just no purple people! Find out how your friends picture the Purple People Eater with a Purple People Eater drawing contest! Find out who thinks it’s the people who are purple or the eater! (It’s a good question!) Purple People Eater it up just a little more with a Purple People Eater video invite that has a Purple People Eater center stage! ...And that’s an over Purple People Eatered paragraph!

Boo! ghost from our Neon Glow Halloween Party Invitation

Neon GLOW Halloween – Halloween Party Ideas!

Go glow this Halloween with a NEON Halloween party! Start by inviting your friends with this Glowing Halloween video invite! Then create some awesome glow in the dark bottles to decorate your space, along with some glowing balloons and neon streamers! You might even like to add these super cool, reusable glow plates and matching party cups! Encourage your guests to add glowing features to their costumes, have a face painting station with this glowing face paint on hand, and be sure to have plenty of glow sticks to give out at the door!

PS. Don't forget the black light!

Moon and Stars on black background, with text "For a Magical Witches Tea Party", from our Witches Tea Party Halloween Party Invitation

Witches Tea Party – Halloween Party Ideas!

Host a Witches Tea Party! Make an array of different teas labeled as witchy elixirs. For a magical color changing tea, use butterfly pea flower to shock and amaze your guests! Fill the room with different shaped bottles filled with vibrant colored potions (colored water does the trick!). For teen or adult parties, fill the room with candles for a vintage evening of spells. Get a bunch of witch hats for everyone to wear, or add some craft supplies to a table for a creative and fun hat making craft (This one is fun for adults and kids alike!)

Be sure to enchant your guests with a spell binding are a couple of great options!

3d Skeleton with skulls border, from our Dancing Skeleton Halloween Party Invitation

Black & White Party – Halloween Party Ideas!

Make this Halloween party a black tie affair! Decorate with a black/white skeleton balloon arch, black tablecloths, black and white candles, spiders, spider webs, black garland, skeletons & skulls. Get people dancing with a white strobe light and get the party started! This video invite with a dancing skeleton will rattle your bones and get everyone excited to come to your party!

Wine Glass with Crescent Moon, from our Witches & Wine Halloween Party Invitation

Witches & Wine – Halloween Party Ideas!

Invite your friends for a Halloween wine tasting with this enchanting Witches & Wine video invite. Dim the lights and fill the room with candles, inviting everyone to attend in their best witches costume. Keep it light with hors d'oeuvres and chilling with your best friends or give everyone a chill by pulling out the oujia board for a night of spooky fun!

Mad Hatter with clock background, from our Mad Hatter Wonderland Halloween Party Invitation

Mad Hatter – Halloween Party Ideas!

Invite your friends for a night of crazy fun and madness with a Mad Hatter Party! The clock is ticking...hide wonderland themed items around the room and give everyone a scavenger hunt list. The first one with everything on the list wins! Decorate with these vintage signs pointing the way, giant playing cards, black-and-white checker board designs and everything Wonderland! Serve hors d'oeuvres labeled 'eat me' and 'drink me'...and be sure to have a selection of teas in crazy unmatched tea cups, ready for the mad hatter's tea party! Top it off with this mad video invite!

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Animation Invitations started as a fun project to do with my daughter. We spend months each year, planning a creative, epic party for her birthday. It's something we have a lot of fun with and have gotten pretty good at! So with my background as a graphic designer, we started sharing our ideas and creating video invitations for all kinds of themed parties! 

We like to think outside the box most of the time, and come up with ideas that are a little different than the norm. And since we work together, you'll get the adult perspective as well as a kid's perspective on what's fun and cool. This carries through in our Party Idea blog as well as our themed video invites!

So, whether you're a busy mom putting together an awesome party for your kids, a teen looking for some cool ideas to party with friends, or an adult looking for fresh, fun party ideas. We hope that you'll find something here that will spark new ideas and help you plan the best party you've ever had! 


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