Best 10 Halloween Party Decorations for Different-Themed Parties
Can you think of a better way to celebrate the scariest day of the year than by throwing an elaborate Halloween party? I bet you can’t! After all, Halloween offers a perfect chance for you and your loved ones to get together and enjoy that spooky fun. But with Halloween right around the corner, how to decorate for a spooktacular, unforgettable bash may already infuse you with horror. Take it easy though, we’ve rounded up the 10 best Halloween party decoration ideas for different themed Halloween parties (Relax, we’ve also got 10 fun party themes for you to try out). With these thrilling Halloween party ideas and a splash of creativity, your soirée is sure to be a killer!
But before we get into the following inspiring party decorations, you need to have a look at the following 6 factors you need to consider for choosing your party decor style.
1. First and foremost, the theme of your Halloween party
Once you make up your mind on the theme, everything else will be crystal clear based on the theme you’ve chosen.
2. Cost of Décor
Whether you want to celebrate Halloween with a budget-friendly party or go all-out to make your Halloween party stand out, we’ve got you covered by offering you low-key Halloween party decoration ideas as well as high-profile ones.
3. The number of guests
Have no idea how many people to invite to your Halloween party? Actually, it depends on whether you want the party to be adults-only, or for families and friends, kids included. Hashing this out will set the tone for every detail that comes afterward.
4. Size of your home
5. Intend to keep it indoors or outdoors
6. The difficulty of realizing the perfect décor you want
Wait no more! With the above 6 points you need to factor into your decision, let’s just dive into the 10 best Halloween house party decoration ideas for 10 different themed parties right away to get inspired!
Black-and-White Décor for “BOO Bash”
If you want to go all-out in the fear factor to give your guests “nightmares” at this year’s Halloween party, then don’t miss out on this classic black-and-white Halloween vibe. What to do? Just transform your home into a haunted house where you can decorate with foam tombstones and skeletons, black candelabras, and faux body parts. Then use creepy sounds and dark light to add to that eerie atmosphere. But do remember to make this party adult-only to avoid turning the party into the worst nightmare for innocent kids.
“Costume Party” Entryway Décor
There’s a reason why the classic costume party should be on your list: it’s sure to please both adults and kids alike with its endless possibilities of entertainment. You can suggest certain costumes for your guests or let them decide which character they want to dress up as. Start your party decorations in your entryway. A coat rack decorated with cobwebs with spiders or paper bats is sure to greet your guests with a creepy Halloween vibe as well as designated spots for their outside layers.
Outdoor Decorations for a “Pumpkin-Carving Party”
Don’t want the party to be too spooky so your little guests may get scared? Then decorating your yards (for easy cleanup) for a pumpkin-carving party is a perfect choice. You can set the scene with pumpkins of various sizes to mimic a pumpkin patch (skip this step if you have a real one), a Halloween-themed picnic blanket, kid-friendly tools, all sorts of candies, and pumpkin pies of course. The winner can take home your DIY Halloween gifts. Cozy up the outdoor space with comfortable chairs in case your guests need to sit and have a rest.
“Scary Movie Watch Party” Décor
Get into the Halloween spirit by hosting a horror movie watch party. This can be the easiest Halloween party to have as you can just play scary Halloween movies all night. But you can also add fake cobwebs with spiders to your TV and decorate your TV stand with black candles with dark candlesticks to make the atmosphere even more chilling when the movie turns to the scariest part.
Recommended Halloween movies? Maybe animated films like The Nightmare Before Christmas or It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
Decorate for a “Dog Costume Contest Party”
Don’t forget your four-legged friends! Pets, as part of our family members, can join us in the Halloween fun, right? Just invite the dogs on your block and their owners to dress them in their best Halloween costumes. This party is pet-centered, so you’d better keep it outdoors to avoid causing damage to your home. The décor doesn’t need to be too complicated to allow for enough space for all your guests to have fun outside. To make sure the party goes on smoothly, bowls of water and snacks for your furry guests are a must. But don’t forget to prepare some desserts and drinks for the human partygoers, too. The winner of the costume contest takes home a new super fluffy dog bed!
Dining Decorations for a “Spooky Dinner Party”
If you want to refrain from decorating the whole house, then just invite your bravest friends to attend the eerie, adults-only dinner party. For a spooktacular setting, just decorate your dining table with a black tablecloth, tableware adorned with ghosts or skulls, and black candelabra. Then to make things even eerier, serve scary dishes using a serving trolley that perches blood-like drinks, fake edible eyeballs, and creepy desserts. Just eat, drink and be scary! A scare-and-scream but unforgettable dinner night awaits.
Fall-Inspired Décor for a “Fall-Themed Party”
Your Halloween party doesn’t have to be all about ghouls and skeletons. Why not throw a fall-themed party to celebrate the fall harvest with your close family and friends? You can just decorate your home with some used Halloween party decorations and fall décor like gourds, pumpkins, and dried flowers. Serve your loved ones apple cider and pumpkin pies. Be sure to have a sofa set that’s cozy enough for all of you guys to curl up, chat, eat, and enjoy yourselves.
Hogwarts Décor for a “Harry Potter Halloween Party”
Throwing a Halloween bash for your kids? Invite your friends over to attend the Start-of-Term Feast of Hogwarts (yeah, it’s your home) with an invitation. Then ask your guests to dress up as a character from Harry Potter. The setting? You can include black candleholders with white candles, broomsticks, witches' hats, and sets of portraits with black picture frames as your Halloween party decor. Maybe an old drama hat as a sorting hat to sort your guests into witches, wizards, and muggles and let each one act out their parts. How magical it would be!
Set the Scene for a “Candy Making Party”
Calling all baking lovers, why not host a spooky treat-making party for Halloween? Spook up your kitchen to prepare for your candy-making celebration. Furnish your kitchen windows with window silhouettes like pumpkins, spider webs, and skeletons to add creepiness, change up your regular tableware, rugs, and hand towels with ones with some spooky flair, and set small pumpkins on rustic kitchen shelves—baking goodies in such a Halloween-themed kitchen could be a little scary yet exciting! The candies left can be handed out to trick-or-treaters.
“Dance Party” Decorations
Red lips, whiskies, men and women wearing Halloween costumes, flashing lights... a dance party would be too enticing to refuse! A disco ball will set the right atmosphere for your dance party. To make the party a little spookier, you can get dark-colored flashing lights, hang huge fake spiders, and ask your guests to dress up as ghosts or monsters.
Now that you have 10 wonderful party themes to try out and corresponding party decoration ideas as inspiration, now is the time to gear up for a spooktacular Halloween party. Don’t be a last-minute decorator, as Halloween is sneaking up on us faster than we can imagine. Happy Halloween in advance!