Creative Ideas for Halloween Party Themes

Want to host a Halloween party but aren't sure where to start? Browse our party themes -- for both kids and adults -- to get inspired by decorating ideas and delicious menus and recipes.


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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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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, including "Boo-tinis."

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Tale of Horror Halloween Party

    Invite guests to share in a night of literary horrors at an Edgar Allen Poe-theme party. Although the party is on the sophisticated side -- in a creepy sort of way -- it's easy to pull together.

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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 makes 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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Hollywood Halloween Party

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

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Fall Harvest Party

    Gather friends and neighbors to celebrate the changing of the seasons with an outdoor Fall Harvest party.

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Haunting Halloween Party for Adults

    Add easy-to-make special effects to the buffet table when you host this spooktacular party for your grown-up friends.

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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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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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Kids' Retro Halloween Party

    Host a party for your kids and their friends reminiscent of ones you enjoyed as a child. This celebration features old-fashioned games, classic kid foods, and retro-inspired decorations.

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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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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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Count Dracula Party for Kids

    Catch kids counting all the Halloween symbols in sight at a playful Count Dracula Halloween party.

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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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