Spooky Fun Halloween Birthday Party Ideas

Who says Halloween excitement is all reserved for the trick-or-treaters? If you’re lucky enough to be planning a birthday fete in October, you’ve hit the theme-party jackpot. From strange décor to creative party foods to costumes galore, Halloween-theme birthday parties are frighteningly fun. And, especially with a little help from Shindigz, they’re easier to plan than you may think. Here are some spook-tacular ideas to get you started.

Pick a Mysterious Venue…

Even if your venue itself isn’t scary, Halloween-themed parties are ripe with Halloween décor opportunities, so make sure you have the space to plan out your vision. For kids, transforming a living room or common area is a great place to start – and to keep things contained. For adults, consider an outdoor space that can be made extra creepy after dark. Decide what type of experience you want to give your guests, and then get to planning your décor.

Start With Decor

First things first: pick your colors. Halloween comes with the instant visual recognition of the traditional orange-and-black color scheme, but the possibilities are really endless. Black and white can be equally on theme. Pick your colors, and layer in tableware, centerpieces and other design elements to create an appropriately spooky vibe.

Plan Spooky Activities

You don’t have to be elaborate, but having some Halloween activities and games on hand to bring out your theme can be plenty of fun. If you want to keep things casual, try no-equipment-necessary activities like a costume contest. Go beyond "best dressed" and try giving out prizes for the most creative, scariest and even laziest costume at the party. It’s up to you, and Shindigz has inexpensive prizes like personalized Halloween candy bars to make the activity more of an event.

Serve Up a Scary-Good Cake

A birthday isn’t a birthday without some cake, and a Halloween birthday is the perfect opportunity to get super creative with your confections. Why not go super spooky with a skull cake, or create a cascading mountain of themed cupcakes on our Styrofoam sweet station?


Author: Shindigz

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