There’s a chill in the air, a spring in your step, and crunchy leaves coating the ground. It’s officially Halloween season.
Now is the time to start figuring out when you’ll have your Halloween party and who you want to invite. There is so much to do!
In order to have the best party, however, you have to come up with the best theme first (no matter when you throw it). A Halloween event isn’t complete without some heavy planning and inspiration from the get-go.
Read more below about our top 7 Halloween party themes for all ages this year.
1. Murder Mystery Party
A lot of people love mysteries and incorporating this type of drama into your Halloween theme is going to make it a memorable affair. You can create an entire story with the help of other friends that are in on the mystery, or you can even hire actors if you want to take it the extra mile.
Don’t forget to incorporate some delicious dinner to go along with the story! You can work with a company that serves your catering needs or make a meal yourself that incorporates themes from the overarching mystery. Remember that all of the details need to serve a purpose to really keep your guests engaged in the story!
2. Classic Haunted House
When you’re going for gasps during your spooky Halloween party, a haunted house is a traditional route to take. You can break out all of the scariest decorations you have, get some friends to help you set up the route or act behind the scenes, and find your favorite music to really set the tone.
Once your guests have gone through the haunted house, perhaps it could spit them out in your backyard for a full-fledged party with games, drinks, food, and more! Don’t forget the fog machine.
3. Elegant Halloween Dinner
A simple thing to do if you aren’t a huge fan of Halloween, but you still want to get in the spirit, is a regular dinner party amplified with a little bit of Halloween pizazz.
You can add some classy decorations, such as dark red flowers, white table settings, statement pumpkins, or even Victorian-style candlesticks.
Whenever you’re planning holiday parties, you always want to make sure that the food is top-notch. This is why a classy dinner affair needs classy caterers for the finishing touch.
4. Zombies Only Party
For this Halloween theme, you just have to ask your guests to dress up like zombies! That’s it! They can be creepy, funny, stylish, or anything else they’d like, as long as they look like the undead.
Because this is something that anyone can do, it’s a great option for families, couples, or singles that you invite to your party. It’s also kid-friendly, especially since the adults can help make their costumes perfect!
Complete this theme with some zombie-themed food choices and a costume contest. You can create your own awards ahead of time for a personal touch, or buy some pre-made trophies or pins for your guests to take home.
5. Backyard Spooky Movie Night
If you want to create lasting family celebrations with your loved ones (young and old), a scary movie night during the Halloween season is a great way to do this.
Set up a white sheet in your backyard by setting it up with posts, over your fence, on a tree branch, or any other way that you can get it to stay flat. You’ll also need a portable projector that can hook up to your laptop or smartphone to play the content.
Get some Halloween-themed seating, such as hay bales, large pumpkin chairs, or regular chairs draped in black fabric to get the party going.
Keep in mind that if you’re inviting little ones, you may want to err more on the side of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown instead of The Conjuring.
6. Halloween-Themed Craft Party
When you’re planning events that will work for people of all ages, it can be hard to come up with a theme that will work no matter what. A craft party is one of those themes that everyone will enjoy because everyone can participate!
You can pick the Halloween project that people will work on and provide all of the things they’ll need, including a space to work, supplies, tools, and even a template to reference.
If you want to spice it up when you’re done, you can ask everyone to write their name on the back of their projects, and have a judging contest to win a prize! Are some of your guests going to be very young? If so, the contest may be fairer if you split it up into two options: an adults-only contest and a kids-only contest.
7. Pumped-Up Pumpkin Party
Are you crazy about pumpkins? If so, you may want to consider having a pumpkin party, complete with a pumpkin carving station, pumpkin pies, pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin-themed gifts, and more.
Go all out with the orange color here, and make sure that you have plenty of pumpkin-scented candles to set the tone.
During autumn, you can always find plenty of items that are pumpkin-related, so it shouldn’t be a chore to plan this type of party! Gather your supplies ahead of time and come up with some party games that you can gear toward the theme to make it a fun event for your guests of all ages.
Choose the Perfect Halloween Party Theme
Halloween is a wonderful time of year to explore your spooky side, but if you’re getting together with friends and family, you need to come up with an event that they will love.
Kids and adults alike will enjoy these party theme ideas, so you should decide which one is best for the type of shindig you want to throw this year!
Speaking of shindigs, we are also hosting our own spectacular Halloween bash this year with our latest event: Freak Show. This will be on Saturday, October 30th and we’ll be having a live DJ, Halloween-themed specials, and a spooktacular prize for best costume! Don’t miss out!
Whenever you’re ready to plan your Halloween bash, let us help you with your catering needs. Contact us to learn more about what we can offer you this spooky season and beyond.