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10 Wicked Halloween Party Ideas

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Every great party starts with a great theme, and Halloween is definitely no exception! Throw a legendary bash this year with these unique Halloween party themes. From kid-friendly celebrations to adult get-together, these festive ideas will get the party started. Scan through our all-time best Halloween party theme ideas, then send out those invites, start decorating, stock up on candy, and get to partying!

      1. Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Who doesn't love a good murder mystery story? For a fun-filled and memorable party theme, serve up a little mystery along with dinner. It's a great way to keep guests engaged and entertained.

     2. Grown-Up Candy Party

Candy shouldn't just be for kids! Let your taste buds in on the fun with a grown-up candy party, along with stunning, and sugary displays.

     3. Halloween Movie Night

Who doesn’t love watching scary movies at Halloween? Host a Halloween movie extravaganza and let your guests scream their way through the night.

     4. Pumpkin Spice Party

If you wait all year for the return of pumpkin spice everything, then a pumpkin spice party is the one for you. (It's basically just a regular party but everything served is pumpkin flavored.) The theme works whether you're throwing a kid-friendly daytime event or an evening cocktail party.

     5. Zombie Prom

Ever wanted to redo your prom? Well now's a perfect time. This Halloween, host a dance of your own and encourage everyone to come dressed in their zombie-fied best (tip: play “Thriller” by Michael Jackson) and it'll be a night to remember!

    6. Halloween Brunch

You don't have to wait until the sun goes down to get the Halloween party started. Host a daytime brunch party and invite everyone to come in costume.

    7. Dia de Los Muertos Party

The holiday is traditionally all about honoring loved ones who have passed. Guests can sing and dance in this party theme. Select party décor that commemorates the dead, like traditional sugar skulls, bright floral displays, and candlelit lighting.

    8. Campfire Story Party

Scary stories are so much more frightening when told around a campfire. This Halloween, cook up some s'mores (maybe serve some hot chocolate) and ask everyone to come prepared to share their favorite spooky tale.

    9. Glow-in-the-Dark Party

This is great for both kids and adults alike. Simply add glow-in-the-dark details to everything at your party: cups, pumpkins, straws, and more. Your guests will be glowing with all the fun!

    10. Harry Potter Party

Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Slytherins, and Ravenclaws alike are invited to this magical themed party! Even Muggles can enjoy a night of Butter Beer, Golden Snitches, and a walk through Platform 9 3/4!