Halloween Theme Parties for Adults

If you're like us, Halloween is on your mind 365 days a year. Even when it's not October, we're still drooling over all the amazing theme parties people throw for holidays, birthdays, and even just because!

It's no denying that a turning your party into a themed bash is a great way to take your party to the next level - from wow to WOAH. Here are some of our favorite Halloween theme party ideas for adults - from spooky to seductive to glamorous, your Halloween bash is going to be one for the history books.


  • A Halloween Massacre

    If your idea of Halloween is a mess of edible blood followed by an overload of gorey decorations that would make even Dexter squirm, you’ll love these bloody ideas from Elle Decor. Don’t forget the bloody welcome mat and crime scene cupcakes for that extra scary effect.

    If you really want to take this party above and beyond, why not plan a “whodunit” murder mystery around the theme? This may take some extensive planning on your part, but guarantees a night full of excitement and suspense.

  • Fright Fest Movie Marathon

    Pop your favorite Halloween horror flicks into the TV and plan for a laid back but suspensful scary movie marathon. Hostess with the Mostess has the spooky essentials for the ultimate October 31st fright fest.

  • Simple yet Spooky

    You don’t have to go over the top to have an amazing Halloween bash that will really impress guests. Rather than a dark and dreary room, we opted for a lighter color scheme while sticking to a festive orange and red theme. Who can resist getting into the Halloween mood while enjoying a juicy candy corn jello shot?!

  • Zombie Celebrity Party

    Invite guests to dress up like their favorite celebrity or Hollywood character in zombie form. You can have a regular old celebrity bash but it’s so much more fun when zombie Madonna enters the room. For this party, start with traditional Hollywood-inspired decorations. Now add stage blood – lots of it.

    Guests will schmooze and dine on glitzy foods covered in edible blood. Plan a costume competition and send guests home with Oscar-inspired trophies (covered in blood) for categories such as most creative, funniest, most accurate, etc.

    Image via Flickr

  • Zombies, blood, and brains, oh my!

    Zombie costumes aren’t going anywhere for the simple reason that they are so simple to make, making it the perfect last-minute costume for anyone. Zombies just can’t resist brain foods, so these bloody brain shooters from the food network are a must. As for the dessert, brain cake and eyeball pops are a must.

  • Vampire Halloween

    What’s more sexy, seductive, and scary than a vampire themed bash? Take a few decorating tips from your favorite Transylvanian vamp and fill the room with bloody, vampire inspired treats like fanged cupcakes and floating frozen hands for the punch bowl. As long as you keep garlic off the menu, you can keep the party going until sunrise.

    Image via All You

  • Black light/ Glow in the Dark Party

    Think back to the days of glow in the dark stars on your ceiling and neon shoelaces that would light up the night. Take it to the next level with these glow in the dark Halloween party ideas. Use our neon party sign guide to create your very own brightly lit sign to let guests know where the party’s at.

    Image via Passion for Parties

  • Sexy Séance

    Get your neighborhood witches together for a sexy séance! This gothic glam party idea is perfect for a ladies-only Halloween bash or for a creepy cocktail party with a glamorous twist.

  • A Ravenous Bash

    Take inspiration from one of Edgar Allen Poe’s most chilling poems, The Raven, for a creepy Halloween party for adults. Your guests won’t soon forget this dark dinner party.

    Image via BHG

  • Roaring 20s Bash

    Dress to the nines in your flapper best for a Jay Gatsby style shindig. Throw a night full of glitz, glamour, and gin with a 1920s inspired bash. Check out our amazing speakeasy inspired ideas with free printables for a party that’s sure to be the bees knees!

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