Are you hosting a Halloween party?
Use these amazing Halloween party decor ideas to make your home creepier and at the same time very festive.
You can find inspirations about the way to align and arrange the treats on the buffet table, ideas for the overall decor, ideas for a dedicated nook.
There are crafts to enhance the spooky atmosphere of a kids’ party or ideas to celebrate Halloween in a stylish way if there is an adult Halloween party.
We promise that each of the ideas here is unique and will let you, your home and your party stand out on this special day.
1. A Formal Dinner Fit for Dracula
The entire decor of this living room is focused on one topic- Dracula. Every piece of the setting is cleverly thought and designed to enhance the creepy atmosphere.
The white tablecloth is very important as it will let the black elements stand out. Pieces of cheesecloth dipped in black fabric paint add a scary layer to the table.
White dishes hold treats in the shape of favorite Halloween images-ghosts, spiders and pumpkins. Dark bare trees from black poster boards are placed in front of the windows to create an amazing background of the festive table and tie the entire decor as a reproduction of a haunted house.
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2. All About the Word
Make a special sign for the door of the room where the Halloween party will be. This hanger is easy to make and will clearly state the theme of the party.
Take some cardboard or get ready letters. Spray them black first and after the coat dries, cover them with a black glitter spray. Hang the “Boo” letters on an orange ribbon that will give an outstanding contrast.
This banner could be also used as autumn front porch decor.
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3. All In for Dinner
The party table can be both festive and frightening for Halloween. The bright orange color that predominates the decor adds cheer to the atmosphere.
When you sit at the table, you will have the opportunity to take a closer look at the creepy details that are not that visible from first sight.
The skull, the Jack-o lanterns and the decoration of the plates emphasize the symbols of Halloween. The glass bottles hold not only drinks. A plastic spider dangles in the glass once you stir with the straw.
The bones next to each plate differentiate the tableware of every seat. Creepy, isn’t it?
Older kids would be excited to sit at such a festive table.
4. An Eerie Good Spread
Create a Halloween nook by decorating every inch of it in the Haloween theme. Use the typical colors for this holiday- orange, black and white.
Stretch banners and garlands before and above the buffet table, use cardstock bats to fill the gaps on the wall. Additional spooky touches like spider webs on the cups and plastic spiders crawling on the table will enhance the creepy look of the party table.
This is a very easy idea for decorating the front door or the door of the room where the Halloween party will be held.
Numerous plastic spiders are crawling on the surface in a curved line going to the knob of the door. Yes, they are trying to get in and enjoy the party!
If you have friends suffering from arachnophobia, you may want to warn them first because these tiny spiders look quite realistic.
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6. Banners, Banners, Everywhere
This is one of the best and most affordable Halloween party decoration ideas. These garlands can be made by anyone, even the small kids so make sure to include them in this cute Halloween art.
The glittery printouts can be found at the Dollar store. If you prefer making them yourself, cut them from glittery paper.
Use a black ribbon for the basis of the banner and thread the images on the ribbon. Stretch the banner on the empty wall above the buffet table to give it more festivity.
These garlands can be hung in other places, for example the kitchen island, the mirror in the bathroom.
7. Banners of Pumpkins
This banner of pumpkins is very attractive with its dimension and farmhouse effect. Each pumpkin is cut from layered tissue papers glued to each other across the middle of the pumpkin image.
Then they are strung on a piece of twine stretched over the mantel. This idea for a Halloween party garland can be used in every room, simply by draping the garland from two ends of a surface.
8. Batty Balloons
Paper bats are a preferred decor piece when it comes to embellishing empty walls for a Halloween party. You can give them a three-dimensional look by adding a round black balloon in the center of the bat’s body.
This idea can be upgraded by filling the balloons with helium and letting the bats float in the room.
9. Batty Friends
This easy project for Halloween party decoration is a great family project. It upcycles toilet paper rolls into cute flying bats that can be hung anywhere.
For that craft, you would need cardstock, googly eyes and school or hot glue. Use clear fish cord to suspend the bats so that it remains invisible.
10. Cheering for Monster Cupcakes
These cute pom pom monsters will make the cupcake treats very festive! Each monster is made of yarn and then embellished with felt pieces that create interesting faces.
Glue the monsters on straws and insert them in the center of the cupcakes. These Halloween straws could be used as a piece of separate Halloween decor if grouped together in a jar.
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11. Child-Size Cornhole that’s Entertaining and Adorable
This Halloween craft is inspired by the favorite outdoor game cornhole. While the weather in October could not be welcoming games in the backyard, we have an idea for a corn hole game suitable for indoor playing.
It is a great activity for a Halloween party because of the design of the game parts. The blackboards with a hole are decorated with spider webs with glittery hot glue. The bags are also in this theme looking like cute fluffy spiders.
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12. Create a Pumpkin Cat
The plastic pumpkins provide numerous ways for alignment, plus they are very affordable. One of the ways to get out of the standard pumpkin decor is to stack them together and create a topiary.
To give a party an interesting visual interest, try forming them in the shape of a cat, a ghost, or a witch.
Use paints, ribbons and other materials you have got on hand to decorate the chosen figure. Add the pumpkin topiary to a corner of the party room or on both sides of the buffet table.
This idea is also perfect for front porch Halloween decor.
13. Creepy Skulls
If you want to elevate the Halloween party decor to a higher level, try these hanging skull balls. They are made with thick white string woven around a round inflated balloon.
Once the glue dries, the balloon is taken out and the decorating stage starts. Black felt is used for the pieces of the skull face.
These skulls can be hung from a chandelier, from the curtain rods. They can be included in a Halloween decoration as standing upright accents. With the thread for hanging, you can even attach them to a piece of rope to stretch as a banner. via Me Oh My
14. Easy Pumpkins for Lighthearted Events
These paper pumpkins could be your piece of cheerfulness your Halloween party decor misses. They are easy and fun to make which makes them suitable for a project to involve your kids in.
Make the pumpkins different sizes experiment with the textures and designs of the scrapbook papers. They can be placed standing upright or be suspended from the chandelier.
When used for the table centerpiece, prepare a wooden box with green shredded paper or faux grass to put the pumpkins in. Combine with orange and white candles, real small pumpkins, crystal candleholders.
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15. Elegance Fit for A Queen
This Halloween decor fits the concept of the decor of a party of a queen. The items included in the set are expensive and unique. The vintage silver, glass and crystal tableware speak for fine taste.
All these well-arranged accessories are set on a black dining table on which white runners create interest and let the black silk scarf stand out.
Added pumpkins on the silver candlesticks, the glass skull in the center and the black color delicately give this decor a Halloween festiveness.
16. Friendly Treat Bags
If you want to be prepared for the kids’ party in advance, prepare the treats for each of the guests in a dedicated bag. These burlap bags are very cute and fit into the Halloween theme because of the embellishments forming the faces of scarecrows.
Although the sweets are inside the bags, kids can still see what is inside because of the loose-knit of the burlap. Use cardstock or googly eyes, felt for the nose. The smiles can be made with felt or drawn with a black hot glue stick. Glue a ruffia ribbon to the bottom of the bag to finish this Halloween party idea.
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17. Fun and Frightening in One Clever Table
The treats on this table look very delicious and are very elegantly arranged. Their colors are bright and that could be easily noticed thanks to the black and white background.
The wall art presents a canvas with spider webs, while the tablecloth is simple black fabric.
The bright colors continue on the paper banner attached to the front of the table, asking the kids to make their Halloween choice.
18. Glamorous Looks with Brilliant Colors
If you want to escape from the traditional color combo of Halloween, you can do it with the backdrop of your party table.
Bright pink, glittery gold, fluorescent orange and deep black make the festive buffet table glamorous. The dishes served on the table are also non-traditional, especially the delightful candy apples.
They attract with their cheerful colors that stand out against the black tablecloth and glossy plastic pumpkins. This Halloween party decor is perfect for teenagers or adults that like a fancy atmosphere.
19. Goblin Juice to Go
Decorate the drinks and beverages of your guests in a suitable for the holiday way. Instead of glasses, use Mason jars with lids where straw can be inserted.
The straw and the lid are the best places to put a Halloween embellishment- a plastic spider, a bone, figures that will remind the ingredients of a witch’s brew.
20. Gold is Always in Style
If you are looking for a more luxurious representation of the typical Halloween decor, replace the orange with gold.
Black and gold look very stylish together even when that is down to a black glass decorated with a spider image.
You don’t have to use these colors in combination all the time. Use them separately and in combination only for the larger pieces of the decor, or the contrary.
21. Halloween Candy Trees
This is an amazing and artistic idea about the way you can display your favorite candies at the Halloween party. The topiaries will add a festive special vibe to the atmosphere with their elevated look and interesting patterns of arrangement.
The Halloween accents in this setting are not many, just enough to anchor the holiday with its creepy element. The tombstones at the back, the black crow and the crawling spiders create a neutral background where the bright topiaries can stand out.
22. It Starts with the Invitation
If you want a party to be special, then you know that this all starts with the proper invitation. For a Halloween party, that means a notification with a few creepy images and of course, in the black and white color combo.
In addition to letting the guests know when the party is happening, use the opportunity to give them special details like a requirement for wearing Halloween costumes.
23. It’s the Great Pumpkin Patch
This is an easy Halloween party decor you can take advantage of if you are missing a colorful piece for the center of the table.
The pumpkin patch is made from balloons. Once the orange balloons are inflated, a black pen is included in the craft to draw their faces. It would be interesting to mark the name of the children at the back of the Jack-o balloons and give each pumpkin patch a personal touch.
Arrange them together with some black cheesecloth, green tissue paper garlands and crow figures to tie up the craft as a spooky Halloween centerpiece.
24. Keep it Healthy yet Spooky
If you are expecting young kids to visit your home for Halloween, you must be wondering how to prepare healthy treats without ruining the spooky theme.
Here is a decor idea that will save you time and effort. Mandarines act as pumpkins, bananas are creepy ghosts peeking out of chocolate. Only because of their look, the treats are sure to be quickly eaten so make sure that you have enough banans and mandarines in the fridge. Add jars with candy corns to give the setting some bright colors.
25. Light the Way with Style
This lantern balances creep and elegance at the same time. The unique antique design of the lantern is enhanced by the luxurious brooch on top of the lid.
The white ribbon with black bats is of a Halloween design, however, it gives the holder another stylish touch. The LED candle inside is wrapped with cheesecloth mimicking spider webs. The plastic spiders glued on the glass side explain where the web comes from.
This lantern could be used as a centerpiece to add an elegant flair to the festive table. If you make more of it, place them on the mantel or in the corners to illuminate the room.
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26. Light Up the Room with Spiderwebs
Do you see the texture the light reflects on the wall? Spooky, isn’t it? This effect is created by a spiderweb fabric wrapped around a glass wine bottle.
The string of orange lights inserted in it illuminates through the glass and projects the webs on the near surfaces.
Add plastic spiders on the fabric with a hot glue gun and a black ribbon on the neck to give the bottle an artistic finish.
This type of light source for Halloween can be placed anywhere in your home, especially if the lights are battery-operated.
27. Lighting Up the Night
Accents that glow in the dark create furor at kids’ parties, so do these glowing pumpkins. They are tiny so you should create more of them to add to the party decor.
Using glow paints, you can create various designs- stripes, polka dots, curved lines, words, etc. Place the pumpkins on the table in a group or trace the windowsill with them.
Adding them to the mantel Halloween decor will also create a whimsy visual interest. Once the sun goes down and it is dark enough, ask your friends to turn the lights down.
The glow from the pumpkins could be incorporated also into the rules of a game.
28. Monster Buffet
This cute idea will be very intriguing for the kids at the Halloween party. Instead of a bowl full of sweets and candies, they will find small monsters.
Every kid should choose a monster and take it to the party. The image frame in front of the bowl welcomes that in a very nice way.
The best place for this alternative to the “trick or treat” ball is the entryway or the front of the buffet table.
29. Mummy Ball
This is a multifunctional Halloween party decor. The spooky Halloween set acts also as a bowling set that will create a lot of fun for the kids.
The pins are decorated as mummies and the balls are simply painted black to match the haunted vision. Arrange the set in front of the fireplace before the party and when the time comes, gather all kids to start the Halloween-themed game.
30. Mummy Candy Cans for Take-Home Treats
These candy jars will be the star of the night! Being made by recycling tin cans, they are an inexpensive craft for Halloween that could be turned into a fun family project.
Wrap cheesecloth around a preliminary painted in a black color tin can so that the gaps left for the eyes and the smile stand out and are easily recognized.
Group the mummies together on the mantel or on the table and fill them with treats. They can be also repurposed into welcoming pieces for the holiday when placed on a shelf in the entryway.
31. Orange Solo Cup “I Love You”
This Halloween party decoration idea is easy and it can be part of the game activities of the kids. For that, you need a pack of orange plastic cups, black pens and LED tea lights.
The skills and the creativeness of the kids will be practiced in the step where they have to draw the faces of the Jack-o lanterns.
When ready, place the cup over the LED light. This glowing Halloween party decor will have a great effect at night and if all of the cups are grouped together.
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32. Pumpkin Treats for Guests of All Ages
This idea is very cute and simple. Even your kids can get involved in the process of drawing faces of pumpkin lanterns on small mandarines.
The mandarines are of the perfect shape and color to mimic the Jack-o lanterns and will be a healthy bio addition to the treats table.
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33. Red’s the Color of This Season
If you want to escape the colors of Halloween without ruining the creepy atmosphere, try the red color. A simple red fabric placed over the lampshade will illuminate red in the entire room.
The eerie glow will enhance the scary feel in the room and will give the decor pieces a further creepy impact.
34. Sticky Spiders
Use materials on hand to add cute accents to the Halloween party decor. Black metal caps, pipe cleaners and googly eyes are all you need to make small spiders that can stick on or into most of the surfaces.
Press the legs of the spider gently down and the spider is already stuck into the pumpkin.
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35. The Abandoned House
This Halloween party decor aims to give a room the look of a haunted place. Contrasting colors, vintage furniture and antique pieces create an aged atmosphere.
The cheesecloth that has been draped from the ceiling enhances the abandoned look and feel. A few pumpkins add a realistic look to this spooky room and give it a festive touch.
The crystal and silver tableware decoration create style and make the serving table welcoming despite the spooky atmosphere.
36. The Best Fruit, Courtesy of a Witch
If you would like to include the motif of the poisonous apples in your Halloween party decor, make sure to do it properly. Placing the apples in a tray won’t be scary at all.
Placing them in a black galvanized pot with a large label warning what it contains will work great. Before that, give the apples a good polish with water and a paper towel.
37. The Better Candy Holder
Treats are exciting but it is even more exciting how they will be served. If you want to put them all together in one container instead of preparing dedicated packs for every kid, try this tin can craft.
Faux leather, cardstock and googly eyes turn the can into a spider with large mouth which welcomes kids for candy. This spider could be a holder for other items such as napkins, forks, straws.
So you can make more of it and place it on the party buffet.
38. The Cutest Pinata
The pinata is probably the most exciting part of a kids’ birthday party. It can be easily included in the Halloween celebration by choosing a design that coordinates with the symbols of this holiday. The Jack-o-lantern image is perfect for this DIY Halloween decor.
It is round, cheerful and easy to make. Another advantage of handmade pinatas is that it depends on you if they will easily break.
Prepare a balloon with a round shape, newspaper pieces, orange tissue paper for the lining, a green cupcake lining to mimic the stem and black construction paper for the face of the pumpkin.
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39. The Freaky Brew
You can give the drinks for the Halloween party a dual function as part of the festive decor. Kids know that witches prepare creepy brew cocktails from various ingredients.
Make your own recipe for a brew closed in a glass flask. Improve the craft by adding creepy labels on the flask marking the contents.
Set the collection in a holder and place it next to the cups and straws for the party. The creepy effect could be enhanced by warning your guests to be very careful when drinking their Halloween cocktail.
40. The Powerful Drink
This is another interesting idea of how to serve the drinks at the Halloween party in a more interesting and yet thematic way.
This glass container holds a green Halloween cocktail which looks like a witch’s brew thanks to the added dry ice on the top of the liquid.
The draped tattered lace acts as a spider web that has long stayed there. You can upgrade this idea by adding a tag with the ingredients of the brew or the name of the potion.
41. The Spiders are at Home
These spider sacks look so realistic! If your kids are older and prefer a spookier Halloween atmosphere, they will love them.
Each sack is made with yarn and school glue that hardens the thread into the desired shape. Once the sacks are ready, glue a plastic spider onto each and suspend them from the chandelier.
You can add these literally everywhere- let them drag from the curtain rod, from the bathroom mirror, from the rack in the foyer.
42. The Stylish Window
You wouldn’t dare to decorate your windows with sticky vinyl tags but you won’t be scared to do it on an additional window frame. This party decor idea recycles a window frame that is added before the actual window.
The spider web is the backdrop of this Halloween party decor which holds the motto of the party. The web can be made with twine or drawn with a hot glue stick. Add stickers and a few plastic spiders to enhance the creepy look.
43. The Surprise Mummy
This mummy is called the “surprise mummy” because it gets out of an unexpected place- the pumpkin pile. Its shape is made to be identical to the pumpkin one so that the surprise effect is greater.
The mummy is perfectly round with two black button eyes. It stands on two-wire legs which will let it be easily seen. This mummy ball could be added to your pumpkin decor inside or outside where you want to enhance the fun vibe of the party decor.
44. The Ultimate Recycling
Do you like creative and functional decor for parties? This pumpkin container is just that! The inside of a large pumpkin has been hollowed to become a container of apple cider. The look of this beverage container is outstanding, its taste as well.
Finish the special table piece by placing it on a wooden tray and surrounding it with matching accessories. Small gourds are the perfect finishing element for the nature-inspired cider holder.
45. The Witches’ Lair
If you have focused the Halloween party on the witch theme, you would love this Halloween party decor idea. A plain bottle and a tin box are turned into special containers for witches’ potions.
Chalk paint and hot glue help in this easy transformation. You can write whatever ingredients that are freaky- claws, wings, teeth, etc.
To give this craft a function as a game, you can fill the containers with treats. Glue on their lids pieces of bark and twigs so that you keep the mystery of the contained alive. Then ask your guests to try what is inside. Would they dare?
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46. The Working Monster
This is a unique idea you should definitely do for your kids’ Halloween party! The legs of a monster act as holders of the tabletop.
These are actually two wraps from faux fur inserted on the table legs. The claws are fabricated from cardstock in the same color.
This idea will add a lot of fun to your decor and will also turn the decor into a game asking the kids to find the monster.
47. Trick Out the Fireplace
Turn the fireplace into the spookiest part of your home by staking on the black color. Usually, the wall colors are bright so the black nook will surely stand out.
Set vintage candle holders, black spider webs, even a black skull on one of the holders. Add purple spiders and signs as accents on the black decor. That will add visual interest to the arrangement.
48. Welcome Halloween Revelers
This Halloween party set is very cheerful although all of Halloween’s creepy creatures are part of it. Thanks to the smiling faces of the skeletons, the black cat and the witch, kids would feel very invited from first sight.
The table is very colorful. Cupcakes in the shape of a pumpkin stand out against the striped linings. Bats from paper keep an eye over the dishes and spiders on a garland are trying to reach the delicious treats.
The silver “Boo” banner keeps the mood cheerful with its light color.
49. Witches Brooms for Every Room
Prepare dedicated sacks with treats for every kid at the party! This set of witches’ brooms will act as an impacting piece of the Halloween party decor and will also make the guests feel so special.
The supplies for this craft are very inexpensive, some of them even for free. Get a pack of paperbacks, sticks from your backyard, a festive ribbon and print tags out. The tags can be identical or each one personalized with a spooky saying and the name of its owner.