Throwing a Halloween Party: Tips and Ideas

October 22, 2019 Tommy Lindquist

Happy Halloween! Looking for last-minute ideas for a unique hallows eve party? We’ve gathered some top ideas for a successful Halloween celebration:


Start with the decorations. Depending on how late you wait to decorate your home for Halloween, you may be able to find some discounted decorations. However, you also run into the risk of having fewer options or even Halloween décor being sold out the longer you wait. While a big box store is a good source for cheap paper Halloween decorations, those aren’t your only options. If you’re crafty, try making your own Halloween decorations.

If DIY or simply time isn’t on your side, you have more local options before heading online. If you’re searching for outdoor décor to really wow your neighbors and trick-or-treaters, visit your local patio store. They often have décor in-season to complement your exterior design and add that perfectly spooky vibe. If you’re searching for indoor Halloween décor, the hearth/indoor fireplace store near you may have some good options. Plus, the decorations will be of higher quality and more fitting for your interior design than inexpensive paper options.


Chilly fall weather makes for a perfect Halloween bonfire. Start the gas fire table and enjoy some marshmallow roasting. Have fun Halloween-themed mix-ins such as candy corn, ghost-shaped marshmallows, and other Halloween candy treats. Take advantage of the end of grilling season with some grilled Halloween snacks. There’s nothing like the smoky, charred taste of grilled food to add an extra layer of spookiness to your Halloween bash. Check out Pinterest for more ghoulish food inspiration.


With little kids, trick-or-treating is always a go-to option. Many find fun in dressing up and handing out candy too. Look up some “Minute to Win It” games for some extra giggles. For a more eerie evening, enjoy a scary movie outdoors in your backyard. There’s nothing like watching your favorite horror movie in the darkness of the evening. Light up your fire pit table for a perfectly spooky glow. This checklist is the perfect aid to make sure you have everything you need for your scary outdoor movie night.

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