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Creative Ideas for Halloween Party Themes

Want to host a Halloween party but aren't sure where to start? Browse our creative Halloween party themes -- for both kids and adults - -to get inspired by decorating ideas and delicious menus and recipes. Bonus: We have free downloads to make everything extra easy!


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    • Kid's Halloween Pet Party

      Pick a theme with wide appeal and go for a puppies and kitties party. Gather black and orange decor to set the room for Halloween, and use our free downloads to add fun games, posters, and printables. Each guest goes home with a coloring book and treat-filled doggy bag!

    • In the Spirit Halloween Party

      Here's a Halloween theme that's fun for all ages! Bright orange pops against black-and-white decor. Black-and-white striped pumpkins are a fun and graphic accent, while classic silhouettes painted on orange pumpkins give a vintage feel. A DIY man in the moon lantern watches over the food buffet filled with crowd-pleasing eats. 

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    • Kids Monster Party

      Nothing scary about these friendly monsters! This Halloween party is all about fun -- bright colors, lively games, and super cute treats. Our downloads include a coloring-book mural, monster bingo, and a monster eyeball toss.

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    • 4 Incredibly Cool Halloween Ideas

      These quick tips can help pull your party theme together. Spruce up your buffet table treats, design spooky place settings, and send everyone home with an adorable Halloween party favor. 

    • Glittering Gala Party

      Amp up the glam at your next Halloween party for adults. Spray-paint pumpkins metallic gold, light gold taper candles, and use accents of black lace and feathers. Sophisticated appetizers like charcuterie boards and crostini will please the crowd.

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    • Kid's Spooky Forest Halloween Party

      Try our cute nature-inspired Halloween-theme party and create a playful forest in your living room. Spray-paint branches and hang paper bats for a look that's slightly spooky without being scary. Pops of bright green in both decor and food liven things up. We have the downloads to make this forest party a breeze!

    • Candy Halloween Party

      For many, candy is the most anticipated part of Halloween. Why not celebrate these once-a-year treats with a party theme? Stock up on candy corn, caramel apples, and black and orange goodies to use as edible treats and as decorations. Our free party downloads help you pull the theme together with favor bags, invites, and labels.

    • Raven Halloween Party

      Go for classically eerie with an Edgar Allan Poe Halloween dinner party. Decorative birds, feather decor, and a themed menu make for an impressive evening. We have the recipes, invites, and menu cards to help.  

    • Halloween Disguise Bar

      Enhance your Halloween costume party by giving guests an easy way to dress up. This disguise bar is a fast and enjoyable way to make sure everyone gets a spooky ensemble. 

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      Kids Circus Halloween Party

      Bring all the fun of the big-top to your child's Halloween party this year. Our printable downloads make it simple to set the scene with colorful cake toppers, animal-adorned invites, kitty cat croquet, and banners galore. Delicious carnival-theme treats are the finishing touch.

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      Vintage Halloween Party

      Let playful vintage decor be the basis for a nostalgic Halloween get-together. Old-timey cutouts of black cats and jack-o'-lanterns transport guests back in time, while fresh pops of white, black, and orange make the scheme timeless. 

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      Bewitching Adult Halloween Party

      Grown-up activities and a focus on Halloween's mischevious (not menacing) side make for a fun adults-only party. We have dozens of free downloadable patterns to make it easy: party signs, candy labels, and theme tags.

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      Outdoor Buffet Halloween Party

      Set the scene for a spooky soiree in your own backyard. Paper decorations (including paper fans and a banner spelling "potions"), grab-and-go food, and painted pumpkins propped against thrifty tables is all you need for a wonderful welcome.

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      Crime Lab Halloween Party

      Inquiring minds want to know: How are you celebrating this Halloween? Bring together the scientists of the bunch for a crime-scene investigator evening. Cocktails are included!

    • Outdoor Halloween Decor: Witch Decorations
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      Witch-Theme Halloween Party

      Turn your home into a witch's den with these simple tricks for transforming a porch into potion-central.

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      Alice in Wonderland Halloween Party

      Host an eccentric Halloween party modeled after the teatime soiree from Lewis Carroll's classic childhood tale. The festivities include dramatic decor, funky food, and eccentric entertainment.

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      Gothic Halloween Party

      Invite friends to celebrate in full Gothic regalia. Usher in the spooky theme with haunted house-worthy decor and a Halloween-inspired buffet.

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      Kids Carnival Halloween Party

      Step right up for a good time at this carnival-theme Halloween party. Traditional carnival games get a Halloween twist, as do favorite treats from the midway.

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      Hollywood Halloween Party

      Invite guests to dress like movie stars and host an Oscars-style gala in their honor.

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      Family-Friendly Halloween Party

      Invite both adults and kids to celebrate Halloween together at a party with fun decorations and a buffet comprised of easy-to-make yet delicious foods.

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      Eerie Halloween Wedding Party

      Poke fun at tradition by putting an ominous spin on wedding customs with a creepy Halloween wedding-reception party.

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      Spirited Gathering Halloween Wake Party

      Don your best black mourning attire and get ready for a wake-theme party guaranteed to wake the dead. Follow our step-by-step instructions to make a coffin buffet table, an assortment of ghastly yet delicious foods, and frightening Halloween decorations.

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      Harvest Halloween Party

      Celebrate Halloween and the fall season with a backyard get-together for all ages. Cozy details, such as pumpkin centerpieces and delicious autumnal dishes, make this party easy to plan and even easier to enjoy.

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      Colorful Halloween Party

      A unique color palette and harvest-theme accents make this party a standout Halloween soiree. Green, white, and brown mix with the traditional orange for a cheerful party setting. Plenty of sweets and fun decorations are sure to enchant and delight guests.

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      Monster Bash Halloween Party

      The monsters at this Halloween party are definitely more friendly than frightening. Fun treats, cute decorations, and simple activities make it the perfect party theme for younger kids.

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      Spooky Halloween Buffet

      Cast a magical spell for your guests with this combination of Halloween treats -- all twists on easy-to-make party food favorites. Try the "Devilish Eggs" or "Alien Apples."

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      Kids Pumpkin Patch Party

      Host a fun pumpkin-theme party for the kids that is quick and easy to put together.

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      Spooky Forest Halloween Party for Kids

      A black, white, and neon green color scheme stars in this no-fuss woodland-theme Halloween party for kids. We bring the forest to you (and make this party super easy to throw) with our fun ideas for food, games, and decorations, including more than a dozen free printables from our partner, Anders Ruff Custom Designs.
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