Enter if You Dare! Simple & Spooky Halloween Party for Adults

When it comes to an adults-only Halloween party, you really just need a few things to make it a spooktacular success: a killer invitation, themed sips and clever treats. We've got plenty of inspiration for each of these Halloween party musts, all of which keep things simple for hosts and guests alike.

Like all great parties, this one starts with an invitation, and it's essential you send one out. The Halloween season is saturated with parties of all sorts, so getting an invitation in the mail at least five weeks out is important. Even more important, your invitation should convey any essential information for guests like whether or not this is a costume party or if kids are expected. There are all sorts of Halloween parties, so make sure your guests are clear on what kind you're hosting.

Our adult Halloween party called for costumes, but asked any parents to leave their kiddies home for the night. The Open Coffin Halloween Costume Party Invitations from Pear Tree Greetings we sent out made both of those important notes clear to our guests, while still also communicating the fun to be had at the soiree. Check out the rest of the party details in our slideshow and get inspired to host your own spooky Halloween celebration!


  • A great buffet filled with Halloween themed finger foods and cocktails was the focal point for our affair. Wanting to keep decorations to a minimum as this was a cocktail party, we decided to bring the holiday to the eyes of our guests with delicious bites and sips.

  • As guests arrived, they were offered a glass of our ruby red Bloody Cherry punch. Orange is such an expected color when it comes to Halloween we decided to turn to our invitations' eerie red border and use that to bring a touch of unexpected color to the mix.

  • Our layered Mexican dip is a hit throughout the year at so many parties that if we didn't include it in the mix our friends would have been disappointed. To give the usual dip a spooky twist, we simply piped a spider web design on top - simple, spooky and satisfying!

  • Jell-O shots are making a big comeback in the party world and there's no holiday that's more perfect to serve these fun sips at than Halloween. We're layering our shots to give them a candy corn look that's both festive and delicious!

  • Disguise that classic strawberry treat everyone loves so much to make them look like spooky ghosts! Just replace milk chocolate with white and follow our decorating how-to.

  • Candy and Halloween go hand-in-hand even when it comes to an adult only party. We've cooked up a few tasty take away sweets for guests so they could continue enjoying some delicious bites after the party was over.

  • This tablespread still evokes a bit of pretty in addition to the spooky look and feel the party is going for.

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