7 Tips for Throwing a Halloween Party in 2021

The Halloween holiday has evolved a lot over the years, but we can safely say that we have always been fascinated by things that go bump in the night. 

Whether you love the costumes, the fun, the candy, or the horror, almost everyone can agree that October is one of the most exciting months of the year. And after the year we have all had one thing is for sure, we are all ready for some good ole’ fashioned Halloween fun in 2021!

If you want to get into the spirit this year by hosting the best Halloween party ever, here are some tips you need to know.

Establish a theme. 

Halloween has many faces, so the first thing you need to do is figure out your theme. Do you want your party to be a cute costume contest, a frat party, or a creepy adventure? The theme you envision should influence how you decorate the party space.

If you want to celebrate all the fun sides of Halloween, then it’s okay to mesh the cute with the scary. Some theme ideas can include: 

  • Murder Mystery 
  • Horror movie characters party
  • Murder mystery party
  • Skeleton scavenger hunt
  • Scary movie night
  • Glow party 
  • Haunted house
  • 80’s dance party
  • Vampire dinner party
  • Mad masquerade ball
  • Oktoberfest Halloween party
  • Pumpkin spice 
  • Camp Crystal Lake
  • Adult Trick or Treat

The key to fun is a satisfied stomach.

Now that the theme has been established, it’s time for everyone’s second favorite party item-the food! Halloween is the one day of the year where unappetizing food is exciting, so the possibilities for creating disturbing but delicious treats are endless!

The great news is that you can make food for any course. Appetizers, main dishes, and desserts can all be transformed into a festive surprise. 

Sip on some Halloween Punch.

Every Halloween party needs some delicious spirits. Kick your drinks up a notch by serving your Halloween punch in a big spooky cauldron.

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Compile the perfect playlist. 

No Halloween party is complete without some spooky party jams to set the mood. Classic hits like “Nightmare on My Street” by the Fresh Prince or “Thriller” by Michael Jackson are catchy enough to raise the dead.

This step is easy if you use streaming devices like Pandora or Spotify to play your tunes. Since they have curated Halloween playlists, all you have to do is hook your phone up to a speaker to get the party started.


The party may be indoors, but if you really want to go all out, it’s worth taking the time to decorate the front of your house.

Some easy outdoor decorations can include scarecrows, jack-o’-lanterns, cobwebs, or even a fog machine.

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Utilize that mood lighting.

When most people think about Halloween, they imagine all things that are dark, mysterious, and scary. Your party environment should be just as exciting.

Candles, strobe lights, and colored lights can provide just enough light to keep the party interesting. Do keep in mind that areas with food and drinks should be more illuminated so people can see what they’re getting.

Hold a costume contest. 

Make sure everyone knows about your costume contest in advance. Letting your guests know about it ahead of time will make them extra competitive and give them plenty of time to plan a fantastic costume.

Next, you’ll need to nominate a couple of unbiased judges and choose the categories that prizes will be awarded. You can have as many winners and prize categories as you like; here are a couple of suggestions to get you started. Good Halloween costume competition categories include:

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Now that you know how to throw the best adult Halloween party of the century, you can start planning. You can never start too soon!