how to throw a halloween party

Whether you wait all year to show off your decorating and costume skills (like us!) or you want to throw something quick together for your friends last minute, we’re here to help. We’ve got everything you need to eat, drink, be merry, and throw a chic and spooky Halloween fete!

Cocktails: We love to throw a party with a theme, and a signature cocktail to serve throughout the night brings the whole thing together. So, if you’re going for a traditional spooky Halloween theme we recommend serving our Black Widow complete with dry ice, or if you’re thinking a more low-key fall theme, our Spiked Pumpkin Spiced Latte is perfect! These can both be made in large quantities, or without the booze depending on your crew! Check out more of our fave cocktails here and be sure to keep your eyes open for a couple new Halloween drinks coming soon!

spooky cocktails for your halloween party

Food: A good spread of appetizers always keeps guests happy and satisfied, especially if you’re serving alcohol, so we love setting out a large and eye-catching charcuterie board, for something a little elegant, or doing a make your own pizza station for a fun activity everyone can do together – did someone say jack-o-lantern pizza? Keep the snacks going throughout the night with fresh fruit, veggies, and some infused waters, and get creative by giving your snacks funny Halloween names or using cookie cutters to cut fruits and veggies into spooky shapes!

Candy: We’re big kids at heart, and of course Halloween is all about the candy! We love setting out candy in glass jars with varying sizes and shapes on the table and throughout the house for an elevated, chic look! This article from At the Picket Fence has a fun DIY using apothecary jars. You can even do your own homemade Halloween candy! Delish has some super easy and delicious recipes, that you can make ahead to really impress your guests, or do as a party activity with your girls!

spooky decor for a halloween party - how to decorate for a halloween party

Decor: Your Halloween party is all about you so it can be as chic and understated or campy and scary as you like! We like focusing on one area, such as the dining table, and going from there. This article from Hallstrom Home has some gorgeous ideas for classy-yet-spooky tablescapes. We also love painted and glitter dipped pumpkins for an elegant theme. Good Housekeeping has plenty of on-trend and easy to make ideas for this season, too. You can also pick a color scheme (we went with black, white, and grey with gold accents) and visit stores like Target, Michaels, or JOANN to curate the perfect party vibe with inexpensive decorations you can use year after year!

How are you partying this spooky season? Show us your Halloween party pics on Instagram @lulus using #lovelulus!