Halloween is a great time to throw a party. People especially love to dress up in costumes and become alter egos for a night. To make a party even more creative, consider giving it a theme. From invitations, to props, and decorations, a themed Halloween is a great way to celebrate a night associated with ghosts, vampires, witches, and things that go bump in the night.
Halloween Party Themes
There is quite a variety of themes that can be considered for a Halloween party. One idea is to have guests come as deceased celebrities. This kind of theme can be done in a couple of different ways. Guests can either dress to look like the celebrity did during their heyday or add a morbid twist to this idea. Instead, guests can dress as the corpse of their favorite dead celebrity.
Halloween Party Ideas
Another fun idea for a Halloween party theme idea is that of classic horror movies. Many of the most beloved movie monsters came out of the early days of Hollywood. These vintage movies made household names of actors such as Lon Chaney and Bela Lugosi. Guests can dress as characters from their favorite early horror films. Suggestions include:
- White Zombie
- Phantom of the Opera
- Bride of Frankenstein
- The Invisible Man
- The Invisible Woman
- The Wolf Man
- The Mummy
- Hunchback of Notre Dame
A variation to the above ideas is to throw a Steven King party. Just think of all the wonderful props and decorations that could be used that are associated with Steven King movies such as an axe for The Shining or blood for Carrie. Guests can dress up like their favorite Steven King character with movie memorabilia for decorations.
Halloween Theme Ideas
Consider a time era for a Halloween theme party. Some suggested themes are the Roaring Twenties, the Fabulous Fifties, the 70s Disco. Have music and decorations reflect the time era. This kind of theme party is particularly good if children are going to be in attendance.
Vampires are particularly popular these days and make for a great theme for a party. Another idea is to create a witches coven and have guests come costumed as witches and warlocks.
If wanting to go a real creepy route, try hosting a Halloween funeral. Set up a room in the home to resemble a mock funeral parlor. Fake caskets can be used as decorations with pretend corpses inside. People attending can be dressed as mourners or victims. Psychic medium costumes are also welcome as mediums can allegedly talk to the dead.
Yet another idea is to set up a haunted house for the party. Guests can first go through the haunted area before entering the house for party time.
Adding a theme to a Halloween party can make for extra fun. Whether scary, creepy, or just plain fun, a Halloween theme party can make for a very entertaining night. Start with creative invitations, continue with themed decorations, great costumes, and have the best Halloween party ever.