Who’s excited about Halloween falling on a Friday this year?! (Raises hand.) There’s no excuse to not throw a party for your family, friends, and neighbors this year, especially with the 10 Halloween party ideas we rounded up for you below! The big day is a little over a week away, so Pin your favorite ideas and get busy making this your most spooktacular Halloween yet!
1. Candy Corn Mason Jars
Use these DIY candy corn-painted mason jars to hold an arrangement of creepy black roses, or set a tea light candle inside for a cheery glow.
2. Pumpkin Lollipop Holder
This pumpkin lollipop holder would be great as a dessert table centerpiece, or you can set it on the front porch so trick-or-treaters can help themselves.
3. Pumpkin Spice Play Dough
Make up a batch of this delicious-smelling play dough to hand out to the kiddos for favors. (But don’t be surprised if you see the adults taking some, too!)
4. Halloween Marquee Letters
Make these DIY marquee letters to spell out your Halloween phrase of choice. Set them on the front porch to welcome guests, or on the mantle as part of your spooky decor.
5. Halloween Playlist
This playlist mixes old and new tunes to keep all guests moving.
6. Harry Potter Floating Candles
Use toilet paper tubes and LED lights to create a Hogwarts-inspired ceiling at your Halloween party. Dim the rest of the lights in the room for instant ambiance.
7. Toilet Paper Roll Bat
Make a bunch of these bats before the party and hang them from the front porch like a colony of bats. This could also be a simple craft project for little ones at your party.
8. The Ring Halloween Decoration
Want to actually give your guests a scare? This girl pulling herself out of the ground is inspired by The Ring and will send chills down spines.
9. Poison Bottles Decoration
This table vignette is inspired by The Raven. Fill empty bottles with various liquids and mark them as “poison” for a unique centerpiece.
10. Mummy Candle Holders
To make these mummy candles, simply wrap jars with white ribbon, glue on some googly eyes, and light a votive inside. Use them to line your driveway or sidewalk, or set them on tables as centerpieces.
Want more Halloween party ideas? Check back next week for a roundup of creative Halloween recipes!