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How to Throw a Halloween Party

By: The Editors of

With Halloween quickly approaching, many of us are looking for good Halloween party ideas. With costumes, jack-o-lanterns and candy galore, Halloween is the perfect time for a festive bash. In this article, learn how to throw a Halloween party with ideas for invitations, party favors, decorations and even Halloween party ideas for kids. Learn how to make Halloween party invitations and decorations for a unique and personalized party crafted by you. Thanks to, we also have a collection of Halloween recipes to complete your celebration.  

For homemade Halloween costumes for your party, see 19 Homemade Halloween Costumes.  

Table of Contents

Stamped Halloween Party InvitesHow to Make Halloween Party Invitations

Halloween Party Decorations Ideas

Halloween Party Favors

Halloween Party Ideas for Kids

School Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween Recipes



How to Make Halloween Party Invitations

Skeleton Stamped Halloween Cards- The different stamps make it easy to create your own custom Halloween party design.

Trick or Treat Halloween Card- Use this beautiful card misted with orange colors for Halloween party invitations.

Beaded Halloween Card- Invite people to a costume party with this sparkling Halloween card.

Frankenstein Halloween Card- Craft punches help you create this Frankenstein Halloween card quickly and easily.

Dracula Halloween Party Invitation- A fun cartoon Dracula invites people to your Halloween bash in this stamping project.

Ghost Window Card- This clever Halloween card, featuring a ghost peaking out form a window, is perfect for a Halloween party.


Halloween Party Decorations Ideas

Halloween Plate- A painted Halloween plate is the place to serve cookies and other Halloween party treats.

Bright and Bold Halloween Table Decorations- Create a whole set of colorful spider table decorations with this Halloween craft project.

Eyeball Centerpiece- Create a creepy eyeball centerpiece with orange and black balloons for your Halloween party.

Happy Halloween Ribbon Wreath- Create a festive Halloween wreath for your front door quickly and easily with orange and black ribbons.

Candy Corn Bowl- Arrange these bowls decorated with tissue paper and filled with candy corn around your home for a Halloween party.

Pretty Pumpkins- Made with fabric scraps, foam and quilt batting, these small Halloween pumpkins are great for decorating your home.

Halloween Crochet Bunting - Crochet some pumpkin bunting for your Halloween party.


Halloween Party Favors

Halloween Gift Bags- For a quick and easy party favor craft, use sponges to stamp these plain paper bags.

Halloween Party Favor Bags- For something a little snazzier, try these die-cut party favor bags at your Halloween party.  

Candy Corn Decoration Ornament- Give out these candy-corn filled ornaments as party favors. At the beginning of the party, hang from a brand tree as decoration.

Colorful Pumpkin Ornament- With this free sewing pattern, send your guests home with adorable and colorful pumpkin ornaments.

Halloween Candy Cauldrons- Create great candy “petal pots” to give out Halloween candy.

Ghostly Bottles- Create etched glass bottle featuring Halloween shapes for impressive party favors.

Eye-Full Purse- Send home a lucky party guest with this quirky Halloween box.


Halloween Party Ideas for Kids

Mummified Bottles- Turn water bottles or other cups into little mummies for the party with a small amount of gauze.

Foam Bat Puppet- Kids can play with several of these foam bat puppets at the party. The puppets are quick and easy to create with patterns.

Halloween Noise Makers- Make these Halloween noise-makers from concentrated juice cans at the party or ahead of time. Little ghouls love making noise.

Bouncing Ghost- Kids can help create these bouncing ghosts ahead of time and hang from a doorway for the party.


School Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween Pencil Toppers- Give out these pencils (or suckers) topped with Halloween shapes made from craft foam, such as ghosts and pumpkins.

Halloween Cheesecloth Bats- Have the kids create super-easy bats from cheesecloth and other household materials.

Halloween Yarn Crafts- Use yarn and empty oatmeal or coffee containers to make these easy and fun Halloween decorations with the kids.


Halloween Recipes from

Pumpkin-Shaped Cake- Create a pumpkin-shaped cake and decorate like a Jack-o-Lantern for Halloween with orange and black icing (add food coloring to white icing). This cake makes a great party centerpiece.

Halloween Magic Potion- Create a fizzy party punch for kids or adults with plenty of creepy-crawler gummy worms.

Popcorn Hands- Filling plastic gloves with popcorn is a great idea for Halloween party snacks or favors.  Add candy corn for a touch of Halloween color.


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