Halloween is just around the corner, which means there will be an abundance of candy trick-or-treaters, and you guessed it Halloween parties! Everyone has been to a typical Halloween costume party. Even though these parties are fun there is nothing unique about them. So instead of throwing a stereotypical costume party, here are some unique party themes that are sure to be frighteningly fun!
1. Black and White Theme
If you’d rather have a dinner party with your friends and neighbors than throw a full on bash, consider a black and white theme. Achieve this look by making all of your decor black and white. Think stark white plates on a black tablecloth with a spider web design, black candles in white holders, or even white and black pumpkins. Whatever you decide to do make sure to really stick with the theme and only use black and white. When it all comes together it will be an extremely chic look.
2. Monster Mash
Nothing screams Halloween like a monster mash! Use the popular Halloween song to your advantage and throw your own monster mash, which is the perfect theme for adults and kids. Get creative and adorn your house with monster like decorations and ask your guests to come dressed up as classic “monsters.”
3. Haunted House
Turning your home into a haunted house is a classic. Make every room a different haunted theme and go all out. If your running low on decoration ideas check out Pinterest, there are always an abundance of ideas to help you decorate.
4. Autumn Harvest Party
If you want to avoid a costume party you can always throw an autumn harvest party instead. This theme focuses more on fall decorations rather than Halloween. So get crafty with pumpkins and hay and stay true to the fall season by serving drinks and deserts that remind you of the season.
5. Murder Mystery
This theme is considered a classic, but murder mystery parties are hardly thrown nowadays. This idea takes a lot of creativity and imagination, but once you create the story and pinpoint your murderer your party will come together. If you decide to throw a murder mystery party make sure to tailor the invitations for each guest and make specific costume requests. Once your guests arrive announce the general plot and drop some clues throughout the party to help them solve the mystery! The interactivity throughout the night will be a big hit with your guests, making your party one to remember.
6. Frightening Flicks
Classic horror films are a staple of Halloween. Throw a party inspired by your favorite flicks and have your guests dress up as their favorite horror figure. Also, if you aren’t keen on throwing a big party this theme is perfect for you. Invite a close group of friends to create the ultimate list of horror films to watch throughout the night.
7. Heroes vs. Villains
Superheroes have been on the rise for quite some time. They have become some of the most popular costumes for kids and adults alike. So why not throw a superhero themed party? This theme is easy to create and also kid friendly! However, don’t forget about the villains! Every superhero is only as good as their villain; so don’t exclude your guests from dressing up as their favorite baddie!
Take a twist on the classic costume party and throw a masquerade party instead. In classic masquerade fashion, everyone should dress up and wear masks.
9. Harry Potter, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Alice in Wonderland
If you’re having a Halloween party that is strictly for kids think about having a Harry Potter, The Nightmare Before Christmas, or Alice in Wonderland theme. The whimsical stories are kid friendly and have endless possibilities for decorating!