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Halloween Theme Party Ideas We're Loving

Halloween is probably one of the most fun holidays around and it offers up the best excuse you to throw a theme party. For one thing, there are an endless array of themes to choose from, and for another, it's the best opportunity to actually get guests to dress up to fit a theme.

It's always so tough deciding on a Halloween party theme, so we decided to offer up some inspiration to make planning one a little easier for you! Check out these Halloween theme party ideas from around the web that have a unique theme, are simple to plan and set the scene for a good time. 

Instead of just calling all your friends and family to come over for another get-to-together, plan one of these Halloween party ideas to give your event that extra kick of fun. We’ve got plenty easy décor tips as well as food and drink ideas to help you get your Halloween bash started!

  • Gothic Can Be Glam With This Party Theme

    When you think of the term “gothic” you may picture dark eyeliner and being dressed in all black. Glamorous may not be something you associate with gothic, immediately, but we found a way to make it work with this dark and scary Halloween party idea.

  • A Family Friendly Party

    Some kids tend to be afraid of the spookier side of Halloween. Make it a bit friendlier by throwing a family Halloween party inspired by monsters. This Halloween party idea includes a costume contest to get the kids excited about their outfits and fun kid-friendly foods like these mummy mini pizzas that guests of all ages will love.

  • Bat Theme Halloween Party

    With the popularity of Batman this year, we bet plenty of family and friends will be dressing up as both the hero and the supporting cast. Use the bat theme to offer plenty of inspiration for your own spooky Halloween party.


  • Black and Silver Halloween Party

    Here's an elegant Halloween party idea that leaves orange behind and incorporates the hot metallic trend perfectly. Painted metallic pumpkins and the patterns on the printables give this pretty tablescape a Halloween vibe that's chic and simple to pull together.

    Image via Urban Comfort

  • Dexter Theme Party

    The popularity of scary television shows have inspired many Halloween parties. And a show about a crazy serial killer definitely fits the bill for a Halloween bash. This party idea shows you gross foods and decor you can DIY to make your Dexter theme party a killer event.

    Image via Shes a Betty

  • Halloween Cocktail Party for Adults

    Sometimes you just want to keep decor to a minimum! Let your party food and drinks do the work for your adult only Halloween costume party. Between the Halloween bites and sips laid out, and the costumes, you're party will have enough festive flair!

  • A Colorful Monster Party for Kids

    An ADORABLE and festive idea. this is a cute Halloween party theme for the younger ghouls in your life. Invite your child's school buddies over for a simple party filled with friendly monsters that make Halloween less frightening. Little guests will definitely be amazed, not spooked!

  • Girls Night Out Halloween Night

    We planned this Halloween theme party for girls and invited our favorites over for a pretty way to have a spooky time for Halloween. Follow our tips for turning something as creepy as spider webs into pretty inspiration for Halloween party food and decor.

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