How to Throw an Epic Halloween Party

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Halloween is one of the most fun holidays to decorate for but as we’ve experienced it can also be the most time consuming with DIYing decorations, food, drinks, and desserts.  Who has time to do all of that anyways? Sure, you will have to take some time to prep the food, and make the cocktails, but we’re giving you a few ideas on how to throw a fun and easy Halloween Party that will help save you time.  

  1. Set the Scene

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Decorations get everyone in the spirit for a spook-tacular party.  Focus on specific areas to decorate like the entryway and one statement area in your house.  We like to focus on the food or dessert table. Our Halloween Party box is sent to your front door with everything you need to setup an amazing statement wall including the DIY Balloon Garland Kit.  They are super easy to make and we even created a video tutorial so you can see exactly how it’s done.

Take Time to Toast

This party kit comes with over 28 bat decals that you can use to stick on your walls to decorate throughout the house and even stick on pumpkins for even easier decorating.  We love how Danielle Gibson Events used them on her mantel.

2.  Set the Mood

Music is a key factor in setting the mood.  Create your own playlist or check out our Halloween Party Playlist on Spotify.  

3.  Spookilious Food

Halloween Mummy Food Ideas

Spooky + delicious together, get it?  But on a serious note, Halloween food is so fun to make.  Here are just a few simple Halloween appetizer ideas to make with food you might already have. Turn a round of delicious brie into a mummy with a few simple strips puff pastry wrapped around the cheese. Delish has an easy recipe for this snack. And if brie isn’t for you, we’ve seen people turn lots of things into mummies: jalapeno poppers, meatballs, and pizza rolls!

4.  BOO-zy Cocktails

Halloween cocktail ideas

A little dry ice and food color can go a long way in creating a simply spooky Halloween cocktail like this one from Brit + Co.   Lemonade, Chambord, and vodka - YES please.


— 1 ounce vodka

— red and green food coloring

— lemon soda

— 1/2 ounce Chambord

— blackberries (optional)


1. In a shaker, add two ounces of vodka.

2. Mix in 10 drops of green and red food coloring.

3. Pour in half an ounce of Chambord.

4. Stir all the ingredients with a spoon until everything is completely mixed together.

5. Pour the mixture into a martini glass and top it off with an ounce of lemonade fizz.

6. Drop in a few pieces of dry ice into the glass and watch the smoke appear.

7. Add a blackberry as a garnish

Check out more Halloween cocktail recipes from Brit + Co. here

5.  But of course, dessert.  


What would a Halloween Party be without desserts, candy, and more desserts? Summon the spirits by dipping strawberries into white chocolate and creating eyes and a mouth out of melted milk or dark chocolate. You can even make a ghostly tail for them by quickly spreading white chocolate onto the serving platter before you place the ghosts on it.

Hol_Fox Halloween Cookies

Some of the cutest ghost cookies we’ve seen are by @hol_fox. Their Etsy store sells cookie cutters and how cute are these ghosts? Make a batch of In Katrina’s Kitchen’s Sugar Cookies and frost them with this frosting from Julie’s Eats and Treats!

Halloween Birthday Cake

Or if you don’t have time, we highly recommend outsourcing sweet treats to a local bakery.  We just love this Halloween cake from Cakes by Kramp. Perfect for a Halloween Birthday Party.

Which recipe was your favorite? We’d love to hear.  If you plan on throwing a party check out our full Halloween Party Box collection here and if you don’t need the entire collection build your own Halloween Party Box here. For more halloween party ideas, check us out on Pinterest.