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How to Plan a Spooktacular Halloween Bash

Halloween bash

Photo credit: Julia Dennebaum

Halloween is only a few days away, which means it is time to embrace your inner child and prepare to celebrate the spookiest holiday of them all. Whether this means having friends over to carve pumpkins, hosting a neighborhood block party, having family over to hand out candy, or boosting office morale with a post-work costume extravaganza, here are some fun ideas for hosting your very own spooktacular Halloween bash.

Serve Guests Savory and Sweet Halloween Treats

Hosting a Halloween party gives you the chance to get playful with your menu by incorporating all things creepy. Instead of serving a traditional cheese plate, why not opt for these cheesy eyeballs or a platter of goat cheese fingers? Looking for dessert ideas that go beyond candy corn and the candy you purchased for your trick-or-treaters? Delight your guests with these adorable white chocolate ghosts or these easy-to-make mummy cake pops.

Add a Touch of Haunted House Style to your Home with DIY Decor

One thing we love about decorating for Halloween is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Some fun and easy DIY ideas to set the mood for your Halloween bash include making these no-carve fanged pumpkins, creating a haunted front porch with this easy guide from HGTV, turning egg cartons into hangable bats decorations, or crafting these creepy drip candles.

Plan Halloween Party Games

No party is complete without entertainment, and Halloween-themed games are certain to delight both children and adults! Some options that are sure to keep your guests entertained include a fun twist on a classic “pin the tail on the donkey,” with pin the spider on the web, an old-fashioned pumpkin toss, or adorable Halloween-themed piñatas including a candy corn piñata or a ghost piñata.

Mix up Specialty Beverages with a Spooky Twist

Serving up spooky cocktails is an easy way to get guests in the Halloween spirit, and thanks to the internet, there are tons of creative and easy ideas to try out this year. Can’t get enough of margaritas? Spice up the classic party drink with these oh-so-frightening black magic margaritas. Meanwhile, these glamorous and creepy witch’s heart cocktails look delicious and will add a magical touch to your event. Don’t want to get stuck mixing up drinks all night? Keep it simple with this four-ingredient punch or place bottled beverages into a pumpkin cooler!

Set the Mood with Lighting

When it comes to hosting a Halloween bash ‒ lighting is everything. The eerie glow of tea lights from jack-o-lanterns or orange twinkle lights sets the tone for a spooktacular affair. Some other unique lighting ideas to keep your evening party aglow include creating milk carton ghost lanterns, hanging these creepy witch hat luminaries, or making reusable mason jar jack-o-lantern lights to place throughout your home. For an extra memorable Halloween extravaganza, you can even illuminate the sky at the end of the evening with sparklers.

If you are looking for sparklers to incorporate into your Halloween bash this year, be sure to check out our inventory of 36 inch and 20 inch sparklers. Here’s to a spooky and fun Halloween party you will not soon forget!