10 Best Halloween Party Ideas

10 Best Halloween Party Ideas

Calling all our Basic Witches – it’s almost Halloween! After celebrating virtually with your people last year, we cannot wait to get back to the regular programming of our usual holiday festivities. Our team knows you’re excited to creep it real with your favorite ghouls and goblins, so we have gathered the perfect ideas for a glown-up Halloween celebration.

Ghostess with the Mostest

As adults, Halloween loses some of its whimsy. We’re here to help inject some magic back into the holiday, starting with your party celebrations.

Here are 10 simple Halloween party ideas that anyone can execute:

1. Send Invitations

We usually recommend our friends over at Paperless Post or Evite for a quick virtual invite. It’s a super easy and efficient way to get the word out for your event. Because your schedule is packed, we love this idea for you!

However… you spent the majority of the past year online. Why not send something in three-dimensional? Our Halloween gift selection this year feels reminiscent of a candy store – because adults deserve more than a king-sized candy bar. Head to our builder to get started on a Greetabl party invitation. Low on ideas?

A few of our favorite Halloween gift options:

Pair any of the above with our Hide and Shriek Print, and you’ll have your guests raving over your fa-boo-lous hosting skills.

2. Decorate

Our friend Amanda Wilens has you covered on decorations! Last year, she taught us how to prepare a small-batch recipe and set a tablescape for a virtual Halloween event. If you’re hosting a larger group, double the recipe, and voila! You have the perfect spooky-themed treat.

3. Host a Costume Contest

Perfect for the kids and kids at heart! Theme or no theme, your attendees will have a blast casting their vote on the winning costume.

4. Play a Game

With in-person events happening again, your options are more open this year than in 2020. However, if you still need help brainstorming, we have a few print-outs for your event.

First, check out our Halloween downloads:

Place these at a table near the entrance or by the refreshments – these downloadable games and guides are a great ice-breaker to have on hand.

If you’re looking for a more robust game to play, consider coordinating a Halloween-themed “Secret Santa” gift exchange. This game will work virtually or in person!

5. Make a Candy-couterie Board

The only thing that makes charcuterie boards better? Candy.

6. Host a Backyard Movie

Grab your projector screen and an old sheet, plus a few blankets for viewing. Your people will love the spooky vibes paired with your favorite Halloween movies. (If the weather does not allow, indoor scary movies are just as fun!)

7. Plan a Murder Mystery

Your dinner guests will love an interactive game – engaging and fun, a live-action Halloween party is sure to make your night memorable.

8. Carve Pumpkins

This idea is bound to make you feel like a kid in the candy store! Pumpkin carving is one of the most nostalgic Halloween traditions and will be a major hit with your people.

9. Curate a Playlist

No party is complete without music to fit the vibe. We’ve even done the hard work for you and created a Halloween playlist on Spotify.

10. Make Favors

If you opt for a virtual invitation, consider creating take-home favors. Easily create yours at greetabl.com/builder.