Creative Halloween Party Ideas
Dying to throw a spooky bash this October 31? Pull together a festive celebration with these Halloween party recipes, cocktails, cupcakes, and more.If costumes are required at your party, don't miss out on easy DIY Halloween costumes for kids and adults.
Googly Eye Invitation
Set the tone for this frightful fete with an unexpected invite. Start with black paper stock and embellish with googly eyes ($5 for 120-pack, amazon.com). For a vibrant punch, line plain orange envelopes with patterned paper (we can't resist the stripes), which you can purchase at your local craft store. For an extra surprise, tuck small confetti bats, pumpkins, or ghosts ($3, amazon.com) inside.
Black and White Table
When it comes to the table display, stick to a cohesive palette (black and white with shots of orange) so you can play with patterns. A spooky combination of polka dots and stripes will take the party supplies (cupcake liners, $4 for 50, bakeitpretty.com; striped paper straws,$2 for 24, amazon.com) to new whimsical heights.
See our easy Halloween cupcakes to make your own version of this ghoulish dessert.
Napkin Ring Fangs
No-fuss entertaining is how we like to roll. For a simple napkin treatment, slide a pair of plastic vampire fangs ($6 for 72, orientaltrading.com) around the linens.
Potions and Punches
For seasonal menu ideas, find 14 delicious pumpkin recipes.