Halloween party ideas to spook the kids (and adults)

With Halloween just around the corner, take a look at these fun party ideas to set the mood for a super scary party

Looking for Halloween party ideas to create a spooktacular soiree?

Give your party guests something to scream about with a Halloween party and decorate the house with all sorts of creepy crawlies for a super spooky feel. Use cotton batting to make authentic looking cobwebs around the house and hang from doors and staircases. Or, why not make some Halloween themed bunting by cutting out orange and black paper in the shape of bats and pumpkins and tying together with string.

Want more Halloween ideas? READ: Halloween decorating ideas that won’t scare away the neighbours!

For more inspiration take a look at our ideas below and go all out this Halloween.

1. Hand out spooky party bags

plain brown paper bags with scary makeover

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Give plain brown paper bags a scary makeover. Cut out Halloween motifs out of black paper (think bats, spiders, cobwebs etc) and stick on to brown paper bags for fun party bags.

2. Découpage a pumpkin

découpage pumpkin in white and black design

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We've all carved a pumpkin and it's not the tidiest of jobs! Try this funky découpage idea. Buy a paper mache pumpkin and cover with strips of paper and stick down with glue. We went for a black and white theme but you could use be traditional and stick to orange or go for a modern vibe with a vibrant fluoro colour.

3. Stick on creepy wall stickers

bird mouse bat stickers on white wall

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Pop few creepy wall stickers around the house. Rats and mice look great on skirting boards! Make your own by cutting out creepy shapes from black sticky back plastic (just be careful which surfaces you use them on as they may strip paint from walls).

4. Hang up Halloween prints

black and white halloween prints frame on white wall

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For a really simple idea print off black and white Halloween prints like the ones above and frame to give a sideboard or table the party treatment.

5. Rustle up some scary bakes

scary bakes cookies for kids party

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No party is complete without party food! Be creative with some ghoulish treats. Get the kids to decorate their own cookies and give a prize for the best one.

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Will you be giving these Halloween party ideas a go?

Deputy Editor

Jennifer is the Deputy Editor (Digital) for Homes & Gardens online. Prior to her current position, she completed various short courses a KLC Design School, and wrote across sister brands Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes, Country Homes & Interiors, and Style at Home.