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Halloween party ideas and games for a great teen Halloween Party they’ll never forget!

Find all the ideas you need to throw an amazing party with ideas for party invitations, activities, creepy food suggestions and many Halloween Party crafts ideas and projects to turn your house into a haunted house and to entertain your guest on that spooky night.

Have you noticed that Halloween isn’t just for kids anymore? It can be a great night for the whole family and particularly if you want an alternative to trick-or-treating.

Throwing a Halloween Party is a sure fire way to get both adults and kids excited about Halloween.

So, let's check out the best ideas and games and get the party started!

Halloween Party Invitations

Halloween party invitations are very important. They are the best way to get your guests excited about the party.

Send out some great hand made Halloween party invitations, it will get the kids involved, and you can be sure your party will stick in people’s minds.

Two weeks in advance is the best time to send them. Let them know there will be prizes for the best teen Halloween costumes or scariest pumpkin (more about this later *)

Create a cute ghost card using your kid’s footprint. Use some black construction paper and fold it in half. Have your teenager dip his/her foot into white paint and stamp the card with the footprint. Let your cards dry and then with a black marker add a face to your ghost. Write a message with a gold pen inside your card.

Use some of our printable Halloween invitations and write your message with a shaky hand, then wrap it in a little cob webbing and enclose little black plastic spiders for extra creepiness.

Create a Spooky Ambiance

Create the spooky ambiance Halloween is famous for. Hairy spiders in webs on ceilings and in corners is the classic but here are some other decorating tips:

  • Hang Halloween Swirl Decorations from the ceiling.
  • Cover tables with black table cloths and decorate with pumpkin cutouts and pumpkin garlands (you can get a pattern to make it yourself) Cover sofas and chairs with white sheets.
  • Light essential passageways to the toilets or the bar with inexpensive rope lights but try to keep general lighting to a minimum, substituting black or red light bulbs.
  • Have a pumpkin contest (announcing it in your invitation). * Ask your guests to bring their carved pumpkins to the party and you will have some of the best decorations delivered to your door. Make a pumpkin patch. Put some boxes on a table to get different heights for display, draping dark fabric over them. Add some real vines of leaves or green ribbons for contrast and of course use tea lights to illuminate. This could also be a good place for your snacks.
  • Roll up orange napkins with black cutlery inside placing it inside a bat napkin holder.
  • Place rows of tombstones with the names of your guests leading up to your door. Use decorated cardboard or cereal boxes.
  • You can also hang Halloween lights around your front door and use a fog machine to welcome your guests (available at party rental stores)

You can find all your Halloween Decor and Party Supplies at Celebrate Express. Great prices, and so much to choose from!

Games and Activities

Halloween party ideas and games and all the fun activities can really make all the difference and they encourage people to mix. Don’t forget to have lots of prizes on hand.

  • Have a scavenger hunt.
  • Create a Halloween photo backdrop for everyone to get a picture taken.
  • Have an area where kids can create their own frame for their photo.
  • Have a dance contest.
  • Have a Halloween Lotto giving out prizes of miniature candy bars or party favors.
  • Don't forget the Halloween party music.
  • Rent scary movies for later in the evening.

These Halloween party ideas and games will make any event a festive one so choose the ones you will enjoy and have fun!

Food and Refreshments

When it comes to party food ideas, it’s hard to know where to start. Serving chips and dips in black plastic cauldrons or floating a rubber hand in the punch bowl are just the beginning. There are many sites with great Halloween resources.

Halloween isn't just ghosts, witches and monsters or about candy or costumes. Halloween is a perfect time for spending time with family and friends. Having a Halloween party offers plenty of easy and interesting decorating projects and activities for kids as well as for adults.

Now, we all know you can't have a Halloween party without music right? But what kind of music should you have? How about creepy Halloween music?

Check out some great Halloween party food ideas! and don't forget the most important part of any Halloween party... Halloween decorations! Oh, and don't forget the scary movies!

We hope you found some great Halloween party ideas and games to make your next party amazing!


Jolanda Garcia is a former teacher and educational content designer and runs several websites. Her goal is to provide parents and teachers with great resources to increase their children's development and creativity through crafts and activities.

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