It can be difficult to strike the appropriate balance of spooky and celebratory when hosting a Halloween party for adults, especially without going too childish or corny. We’ve compiled a list of the greatest Halloween party themes, activities, foods, and beverages for adults. These ideas are the perfect mix of horror and fun to make your party a hit!
Adult Halloween Party Ideas
As children, we all enjoyed a good Halloween party – but now that you’re an adult, it’s time to take things to the next level. With our Halloween party ideas for adults, you can have a traditional spooky night with all of your friends to commemorate the most terrifying time of the year.
We’ve covered everything from themes and décor to food and drink, and there are plenty of suggestions to ensure an evening of thrills, chills, and hopefully not too many drink spills.
Forget about the normal grab-bag of last year’s Halloween costumes that you would see at a standard Halloween party idea – make sure your party is remembered for years to come with a suitable theme.
We’ve got some fantastic adult Halloween party ideas, as well as some themes that will inspire your guests to dress up in their most frightful attire.
Borrow from the dreaded Lost Generation with a terrifying 1920s theme for a fashionable but spooky look for your gathering. Inviting your pals to come dressed in 1920s finery with a macabre twist is a great idea. Whether they dress up as a ghostly Gatsby or a zombie flapper, it’s a surefire way to have a stylish but spooky party.
Make sure you have plenty of ‘bathtub gin,’ however you would be better off stocking your tub with ice and bottles of your favorite gin and tonic rather than trying your own moonshine.
Mysterious and Mythical
Halloween party ideas for adults don’t have to include blood and gore to be appropriate for grown-ups. Dim the lights, drape scarves over lamps, and light some incense.
Invite your guests to dress up as moons and stars, fortune tellers, or eerie representations of the zodiac signs for a mysterious, mystical themed party. Take turns reading each other’s tea leaves or Tarot card readings.
Classic Hollywood Horror
Make your Halloween party a little more old Hollywood glam by basing it on classic films with a frightening twist. Dress up as your favorite Universal monsters, from Frankenstein’s Monster and his Bride to Dracula and the Wolfman.
Try a ghoulish take on the Hollywood style with a zombie Elvis Presley or Marilyn Monroe! Here’s an idea for the makeup artists: paint your entire face in monochrome tones of black and white to resemble an old television show or film.
Foods & Drinks Ideas
Impress your guests with some delectable Halloween party food for grownups, suitable for any occasion. Make your adult-only party a hit with some of our favorite Halloween food ideas, which range from simple party snack food to delectable beverages.
Stuffed Orange Pepper
If guests can sit while eating, such as during a murder mystery party, these are best served. We couldn’t leave them out because they’re so eye-catching and creative!
You can use any stuffed pepper recipe you like, but try to find as many pumpkin-shaped orange bell peppers as possible. Make faces in your peppers with a sharp paring knife before stuffing them (as if you were carving pumpkins).
To make the display look like a pumpkin patch, set the peppers on a bed of imitation leaves. That small detail transforms your recipe into a Halloween treat fit for any occasion!
Use any jalapeno popper recipe you choose for these ingenious tiny finger snacks. Wrap a small strip of crescent roll dough around each pepper to turn it like a mummy. With the addition of edible eyeballs, you’ll have an appetizer that’s almost too cute to eat!
No concerns if any of your guests are lactose intolerant. Cheese and cheese blends made without dairy have come a long way. Stuff the poppers with a mixture of seasoned beans, corn, and rice instead.
These are both a little frightening and a lot of fun! They’re also quite simple to produce. These party appetizers can be made with packaged pizza dough and ingredients. Basically, you’re creating breadsticks in the shape of bones.
Add a variety of dipping sauces to kick things up a notch. Serve the dips in plastic pumpkins or cauldrons, then serve with little ladles to our hungry guests.
Halloween has always been linked to candy apples. All of the tastes of a candy apple cocktail are present without the sticky mess. Drinking one of these is also kinder to your teeth!
1.5 ounces apple schnapps + 1.5 ounces peach schnapps 2 oz cranberry juice. Easy! If you replace the peach with butterscotch schnapps, you’ll get a caramel apple on the rocks. You can’t go wrong in either case.
Nothing says an adult Halloween party like a spiked punch served with chili hands! Cranberry juice drink, pineapple juice, lemonade concentrate, ginger ale, and vodka are all options. Pouring water or juice into sterile plastic gloves creates the chilly hands that will keep it frozen. It’s quite a picture when you take the hands out of the gloves and place them in the bowl, coated in red punch!
Halloween Party Invitations
Begin with adult Halloween party invitations. Make your own using Halloween papers. Retro is another option. Use some glitter and some old construction paper. Make a bat, witch’s hat, or ghost out of paper. You can also make these templates as your Halloween invitations.
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We hope that these adult Halloween party ideas will assist you in planning your next spine-chilling get-together! Keep an eye out on our website for more indoor and outdoor holiday activities. Please let us know if you use any of the suggestions in this post, or add your own. We enjoy receiving feedback from our readers!
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