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Halloween is coming up and having a creepy Halloween party will be a must this year. If you want to keep your party out of the grave, while people are screaming for more, take a look at these creepy yet fun ideas.
The Halloween decor you use will make your party. Too often, people go very cheap on this, and the few decorations they have are sporadic, and appear out of place. There is a list of items you must have to ensure your party isn’t bland.
- Black & Orange Crepe Pap
- Black & Orange Balloons
- Realistic Body Parts
- Plenty of Skeletons
- Fog Machine
- Black Lights
Of course, you can add to this list, but these will be the essentials to get your party started. Decide which rooms that party will be taking place in. Usually, it is best to get a large central location and keep your décor there, while adding a little bit to the bathrooms and kitchen.
Cobwebs should be placed in the upper corners of the rooms, and perhaps have a single wall covered in web with a large spider placed in the middle. If you are really creative, make a “body” on the wall wrapping pillows inside of the fake web.
Scatter body parts along the floor and in areas where people won’t be walking. In the corners, place skeletons to give the room a full effect of horror. Just make sure you keep it in good taste, and don’t go too intense if you plan on small children attending the party.
Creepy Doctor Dolls
Freaky headless Bodies
Creepy Window Clings
These ideas are all really easy and have a really big creepy factor. You can hang them in certain rooms or just place them out front to let people wonder.
Halloween Party Food
This is the second most important part of the party. People will remember your decorations as well as your food. Don’t try to do too much with it, but have a little fun.
A creepy Halloween party is more than chips and soda- you will need to up your game a bit if you want to creep people out. But remember that not everyone will want the creepy foods you create. So while most people might like looking at them, they might not want to try them. This is the fun part however!
By creating something that looks creepy or gross, like these Halloween recipe crispy treats, but tastes amazing is definitely a trick on the mind. Keep a few modest backup options for the more sensitive eaters.
Let’s take a look at some basic ideas for creepy treats.
Bloody Punch –
We all know that punch is blood red, but you can take it to a creepy level. Many stores sell “body part” candy at Halloween time. Get a series of fingers and eye balls and mix them into the bowl and add creepy spiders for decoration. Just be sure to warn guests their might be a few floating objects in their beverage!
Make sure you do this once people start arriving, as they won’t last more than a few hours in the punch. You can also use froze fruit shaped like eyeballs or some other edible treat. Check out this fun recipe for Mummys Hand Punch that we love making for our Halloween parties.
Bloody Eye Balls –
This is really simple. Make a batch of popcorn balls and dye the popcorn red. Allow them to dry for a period of time, and then add a black dot of food dye to the center for this dramatic effect. For something a bit more elaborate try Demon Deviled Eyeballs, a tasty appetizer everyone seems to love.
We love the brain cake and and brain pate ideas! They are always so super gruesome yet such a big hit. You can use this brain mold for a number of different desserts and Halloween party food ideas.
We can’t get enough of it. To make the cake- just prepare cake anyway you like, homemade or box work fine (red velvet makes a great impression). Then using the brain mold, cut the cake into a shape that that fits just inside and take out to prep for next step.
Grease the plastic mold a bit and place a sheet of rolled fondant inside (white or grayish work best). Place some white frosting and then the cake in until the entire mold is full.
Trim any excess fondant or cake. Carefully place the mold upright on a platter and pull out.
Now to create the masterpiece! You can use a sugar water mixture with red dye or red cake gel to get into the groves of the brain making it super realistic. We have also used Hawaiian punch to help paint the brain. Once complete, its amazingly creepy and totally delicious!
Halloween Party Entertainment
Any good creepy Halloween party needs some basic monster music blasting on the stereo that people can dance too. While the guests arrive, haunted sounds are fine, but for the party to begin, kick off a few traditional favorites. Some of those include:
- Thriller – Michael Jackson
- Monster Mash – Bobby Boris Pickett
- Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley
- This is Halloween – Marilyn Manson
Halloween Party Activities
Depending on the ages of those attending, you will need to have some activities besides dancing and costume judging, especially if you have kids around. If you have an adult only party, then you might want to include some creepy games to get the night started off right.
Below are a few ideas we like to participate in.
Killer in the Dark
This is an old fashioned game. People will draw from a hat a piece of paper. Each piece will either be blank, have the letter V, or the letter K. Blank pieces of paper mean a person is not affected when the lights go out, V is a victim and K is for the killer.
When the pieces of paper are handed out, the lights go out for 30 seconds. The person with the V will lie down, and the killer will tap another person and they die. When the lights on, the group has one guess as to who the murderer is, and if caught the round ends, and a new batch is set. For each wrong guess, the group or person has to take a shot of alcohol.
Eerie Scavenger Hunt
You take the traditional scavenger hunt, and break it down in the house. Have people dig through bloody creations to get clues to find some hidden prize. Of course, for added fun….make them eat something really gross before they can win it.
Printable Halloween Games
If you are going to have kids of any age at your Halloween party, it might be a great idea to have some printable Halloween games they can play or color on.
You can turn these games into contest of sorts with prizes or you can just let them entertain themselves by playing along. These are really neat ways to let kids join in the fun without having to worry they may get scared.
Now you should be able to throw an awesome creepy Halloween party to delight your family and friends!