How to Throw a Costume Party This Halloween

There are a number of activities that come to mind when fall approaches. If you’re a fan of Halloween, you might already have your sights set on a spooky gathering. With a few tips and tricks, you can throw a costume party with memories so good they will haunt you until next fall.


You can spend a lot of money on Halloween decorations like fancy lights and scary skeletons that jump out at you when you walk by. But it’s possible to do decorations on a budget, too. Consider buying some candles and colored light bulbs to set a dark mood. Cut out bats and spiders from black construction paper to decorate walls and ceilings, and look for inexpensive tablecloths, dishes, and utensils in black.

Costume Contest

The more elaborate the costumes, the more fun the costume party. Encourage your guests to go all out by organizing a costume contest with prizes like scary movies or bags of Halloween candy.


You can’t have a Halloween party without some creepy tunes. You’ll find plenty of premade playlists on music streaming services, or you can craft your own collection of classics like “Monster Mash” and soundtracks from horror movies.


You can’t go wrong with most foods, but it’s always good to include some fall favorites guests like caramel apples and pumpkin-centric items. If you’re throwing you party on a budget, provide a main course and asks guests to bring sides, drinks, and treats.

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