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Fall is already in full swing, and that means the spookiest of seasons has already begun. Halloween will be here before you know it, are you ready?
We’re sharing tons of ideas and inspiration to help you put together the best Halloween party you’ve ever had. Keep reading to learn all about fun DIY projects, Halloween-themed games, and even festive recipes!
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First things first, a homerun Halloween party is a well-decorated one. While you can always spend the big bucks on department store decorations, there’s just something so fun and festive about taking the DIY route. We’ve recently covered fall DIYs to try this year, which is a great place to start, but now it’s time to get spooky!
Here are 5 Halloween DIY ideas to wow your guests and take your party to the next level!
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A fun and creative way to add to your Halloween party’s eerie ambiance, these creepy wine bottle candles are a super easy DIY project to try. All you need is some old (empty) wine bottles, some spray paint, and candles!
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It’s kind of hard to be scared when the ghosts that haunt your house are as adorable as these spooky cheesecloth ghosts! You can customize these ghosts however you’d like, too. They can hang from the ceiling with a fishing line or they can strike a frightening pose with the use of floral wire. Swap the foam balls that shape their heads for glow-in-the-dark ping pong balls to add an extra ghoulish flare to your Halloween festivities!
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Are you able to look at this picture without getting grossed out? Good, then this might be the perfect Halloween DIY decoration for you! Tap into your inner-arachnid and use yarn to weave a spooky web big enough to catch any partygoer that dares go near!
Line the mantelpiece or trail the staircase with this collection of friendly (depending on your artistic abilities) faces in the spirit of Halloween! It’s one of the easiest DIY projects to make your Halloween party feel festive, all you need is some balloons, paint or markers, and string!
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Have you ever wanted to recreate the magic of the wizarding world from the movies? Now you can! Start collecting leftover paper towel and toilet paper rolls because you’re going to love these DIY floating candles so much, you’ll want to hang them across the whole house!
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Decorating for the party is all fun and games, but what about the actual fun and games? Make your 2022 Halloween party one for the books with a selection of games and activities for everyone!
Take a look at these 3 family and kid-friendly Halloween party games:
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This Halloween game is the perfect way to unravel your guests and keep the little ones entertained. Traditionally it calls for lots of toilet paper rolls, but there are so many other ways to wrap a mummy, too, that are a lot more cost-effective. Grab a few yards of tulle or even a few spools of party streamers and you’ll be surrounded by mummies before you know it!
You can find tons of free printable Halloween Bingo cards online that make for the perfect kid-friendly October fun. And don’t forget to have prizes ready for the winners, otherwise, the little monsters may begin to mash!
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Remember the old Halloween parties that had specimens of mysterious origin that could give you chills just by touching them? Now, we know that they were nothing more than bowls of cold spaghetti and peeled grapes, but there are so many other weird textures and sensory activities for kids to enjoy, too!
And for all of the adults looking for a fun way to spend All Hallow’s Eve, here are 3 fun things to do at your Halloween party:
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It can be hard for guests to get into the Halloween spirit. Make it easier (and more fun) for them by hosting a murder mystery event! Send out your Halloween party invitations with instruction cards for a chilling and unresolved murder mystery. Encourage them to dress up and play their assigned characters at your Halloween party, and settle in for an evening of fun and suspense!
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You can host a movie marathon if you want, but getting everyone to agree on a movie is much easier said than done. Instead, host a Halloween film festival! Have guests write down some of their favorite scenes from iconic horror films, break into groups, and have each group pull a scene from a hat. Let each group rehearse and perform their scenes for the others, doing their best to channel as much Halloween horror as they can muster. You can even film them and save the videos in case your friends happen to get famous, or you just want to share a silly video of them, whichever comes first.
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It might be a little weird for a group of grown-ups to run around the neighborhood knocking on strangers’ doors and begging for candy. But, we deserve to have some Halloween fun, too! This Trick or Treat game is for 21+ and is a great way to get the party started! You can pre-mix drinks beforehand, but don’t forget to add some “tricks” into the mix. They might get a tasty cocktail treat or they might get something a little less nice, but either way, it’s a fun way to spend a Halloween with friends.
Get into the sinister spirit with these 5 must-try Halloween-themed party foods!
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Is it really a party without jalapeño poppers? Technically, yes, but it’s better to have them anyway. These mummy jalapeño poppers are an adorable way to showcase your baking talents and your Halloween party’s festive flare!
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It’s just like the sweet and classic fall treat, just much more convenient! These mini caramel apples have everything that makes for a great Halloween dessert, and you can even mix and match toppings!
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These simple little witch brooms are one of the best snacks for a Halloween party. They’re easy to make, easy to love, and you don’t have to worry about cleaning up (since they will be devoured almost immediately!)
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Don’t worry, these green and blue deviled eggs are quite fresh and taste delicious. With colors this vibrant, these eggs might just be the talk of the evening!
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Few things are as iconic as the slasher films of the 1980s. Pay homage to the greats that paved the way for horror to become the campy, cringe, and somehow still a scary genre that we know and love with a fruity, blood-red Halloween punch!
Even for seasoned entertainers, hosting an event can be an intimidating affair. But, having the right caterer can make planning any event feel like a walk in the park. Table & Thyme can help make your event visions a reality. Whether it’s a special occasion at a dreamy venue or a friendly gathering at home, we have what you need to make your event an unforgettable one.
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