Hosting a Halloween party? We’ve got everything you need to make it a ghoulishly good time. From Halloween decorations and festive snacks to frightfully fun games, these ideas are simple ways to get the party started. Scroll on, bookmark away, and party hard!

Fun Halloween Traditions to Start This Year

Trick-or-treating may be the Halloween activity, but a Halloween party is the perfect time to start a new tradition! Get inspired by this list of ideas, including a Coco screening, candy experiments, and more.

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21 No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas That Look Fancy (& Are Totally Doable)

If you're yearning for a Halloween party that's bursting with jack-o-lanterns, but can't stand the carving carpal tunnel, we've got the solution. These 21 no-carve pumpkin ideas are festive, creative, and mess-free! Grab your paint and your little assistants and get inspired here.

Frightfully Fun Halloween Games They’ll Talk About All Year

What's a Halloween party without some wickedly fun games? We searched the web for the most creative—and simple!—ideas out there and the list is everything you need to host a graveyard smash. From pin the bow on the skeleton to the classic TP mummy wrap, check out the lineup here.

Easy Halloween Decorations You Can Make for About $5

If you have black construction paper and scissors, then you have everything you need for a fun crow-covered door. That's just one of the ideas in our roundup of budget-friendly Halloween decorations. They all cost less than a pumpkin spice latte and are great ways to give your Halloween party a boost!

11 Pretend Potions Your Kids Can Mix Up Today

Halloween time definitely calls for a bit of double, double, toil and trouble. And what better way to make it happen then to whip up your own witch's brew? (Bonus: dry ice is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser at any Hallow's Eve party!) Get started with our list of 11 pretend potions.

Scary Sweet: Totally Boos-Free Halloween Crafts

Psst! This collection of Halloween crafts can liven up your party decorations or fill in as an activity that little guests will love! (Did somebody say footprint art?) Best of all, these cute ideas call for materials you likely have on hand. Click here to get inspired. 

Creepy-Cool Luminaries to Make This Halloween

Light up your Halloween fest with DIY luminaries! We've gathered up some crafty luminaries, from the classic brown paper bag variety to outta-the-box ideas, that add a little something extra to your spooky decorations. Want to find out how to make your own? Light this way... 

9 Wickedly Good Witch-y Snacks for Halloween

Make your Halloween party extra magical with witch-themed treats! From cookies that'll make you cackle to witchy guacamole, we've rounded up ideas that are a maximum impact, minimal fuss. Now the question is, which of these witch snacks will you whip up?

—Abigail Matsumoto

 

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