You can join in on the festivities by hosting your very own Halloween party either in your home or in the office.


The first step you need to do in planning your party is to select a theme. It will be your basis for everything from the menu, decorations, costumes, and invitations. Halloween is the only time of the year when you can be forgiven for being a bit over-the-top, so just be as creative as you want to be.


Here are a few themes you can explore for Halloween:


Creepy Carnival


We have to thank the movie “It” for reminding us how scary clowns really are. Explore this motif further by adopting a creepy carnival as your party’s theme. Guests will surely have fun playing carnival games like ring toss and balloon darts. Just don’t forget to give yummy treats to the winner.


Vampire Social Club


Start your own coven with a vampire-inspired sit down dinner party. Coffin-shaped cakes, steaks, and a bloody red cocktail will surely impress your guests. Always remember to keep it classy and sophisticated like a true vampire would.


80s Horror Movie


Aside from shoulder pads and new wave music, the 80s also produced some of the most iconic horror movies of the century like A Nightmare in Elm Street, Poltergeist, Children of the Corn, and Friday the 13th. Holding an ‘80s horror movie marathon at your place is a simple but highly enjoyable way of celebrating Halloween night. Keep your guests full with a steady supply of popcorn, soda, and taco. For extra fun, you can ask movie trivia questions Jeopardy-style or play Pictionary.


Zombie Disco Apocalypse


Get into the bandwagon and hold a zombie-themed party at your place but make it more exciting by adding a bit of disco to it. Rock out to the tune of Bee Gees’ “Staying Alive” while impersonating zombies. Jello brain shots and gummy candy body parts are a great addition to your menu.


Witch in the Kitchen


For this party theme, get your girl friends to come over as witches and whip up some magic in the kitchen. Let them wear a pointy witch hat instead of toques while cooking. Prepare Halloween-inspired meals like Pumpkin Pies, Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Eyeball Spaghetti. You can let the kids participate too by letting them judge which recipe was the most delicious.


Case File: Murder Mystery


This one is a little harder to pull off because you’ll need the full cooperation of your friends. The rule of the game is that one of your partygoers is secretly a “murderer” and your guests have to guess who it is before the end of the night. Make sure to create a really good background story to get them curious and excited about the game. Add in a bit of “surprises” in unsuspecting corners or rooms to add a bit of thrill to their detective work.