Haunted House Party
A Haunted House Halloween Party is wicked fun, whether your planning one or attending one. Haunted House parties are about ghoulish scenes, frightful food and drinks, spooktacular party games and haunted music. Don't let the stress of planning a Haunted House Party turn you into a Zombie though. Creating a night of fright for family and friends isn't easy but it sure can be fun. Here you will find Haunted House Party ideas and tips for planning a spooktacular party that will leave your guests howling with delight.
The first step in planning a Haunted House Party is to send out the invitations. The invitations set the mood for the rest of your party, so you want an invitation that screams "fun party". If your invitation looks fantastic your invited guest will assume your party will be too.
Here is a selection of some of the best Haunted House Party invitations we could find. They are fully customizable on both sides of the invitation. You can add your details to these templates and even change some of the wording on the invitation to suit your own party needs. You can even add your own photo! Orders include free customization and envelopes! There is no minimum order or set fee. Discounts apply to orders of 25 or more invitations. These invitations are produced in just 24 hours, which is great for last minute party planning.
The invitation prices vary, depending on size and design. Click on any Haunted House Party invitation to view the back side and prices or to start customizing with your party details.
Ghouls, goblins and ghosts, Oh My! You'll want to create a "creepy" atmosphere for your Haunted House Party. Besides creepy decorations, you can use things like fog machines and haunted music or creepy sound effects. Spiders and webs also add a nice touch to the creepiness. Have scary movies playing on the TV.
The front yard is the first thing your guests will see when they arrive at your Haunted House Party, so be sure to set the tone right away in this area. You can decorate with lots of ghoulish decorations, use chalk to outline dead body shapes on the pavement and have someone jump out of the bushes to scare your guests as they arrive.
Create a haunted photo booth using a black curtain for a backdrop. Hang this Life Size Skeleton in the photo booth and invite your guests to step inside so you can take a picture of them with the spooky skeleton. Have someone stand behind the black curtain and jump out and scare people just as the picture is about to be taken. It's a great way to scare people and to capture some funny moments on film.
This hauntingly creepy couple has realistic rubbery foam hands and face, realistic hair, tattered formal attire, poseable wire arms and a loop for hanging.
Pumpkins make fantastic decorations. There are so many things you can create with them too. Here are a few ideas...
- Turn a pumpkin into a cooler by carving out the inside and filling it with ice. Great way to chill dips or drinks.
- Paint small pumpkins and place them around the house for decorations. Small pumpkins are nice for decorating tables and smaller rooms in the house, such as the bathroom.
- Carve out small pumpkins and use for candle holders.
- Create table place settings by writing the name of the guest on the pumpkin and setting it on the table where your want the guest to sit. You can make them more ghoulish by decorating with plastic spiders and webbing.
- Turn pumpkins into table centerpieces. Create a pumpkin vases by carving out the middle of them and filling with flowers.
- Use small pumpkins for party favors. You can decorate them or carve out the center and fill with goodies. Write or paint the name of the guest on them to add a personalized touch.
- Turn your pumpkins into games. Have a pumpkin painting contest, pumpkin carving contest or a pumpkin rolling relay race.
- Use pumpkins to create gift baskets or prizes. Simply carve out the center of a large pumpkin and fill with Halloween theme goodies and decorate with plastic spiders and webbing.
Costumes can make it a little tricky eating food, so you might want to keep your food menu simple and easy by just serving some ghoulish snacks and drinks. Amazon has a ton of molds to help you create some creepy looking treats. You can also turn just about any treat into a creepy treat by decorating it with things like crushed Oreo cookies, gummy worms, black and red food coloring, edible fake blood, and black licorice. Halloween theme food picks are also an easy way to dress up your food and desserts.
You may already have some foods on hand that you can use for frightful food decorations. You can use a boiled head of cauliflower for a brain, grapes or black olives for eyeballs, orange slices for ears, white rice for maggots and cooked spaghetti for worms.
Another cool thing you can do for foods that need to be kept on ice is to carve out the inside of a pumpkin and fill it with ice. Place your foods on top of the ice to keep them cold. Its a fun way to keep your dips chilled. You can also do this to make a pumpkin cooler for bottles of beer or sodas.
Food labels for your ghoulish treats
Photo: Brain Gelatin Mold
Perfect for Serving Witch's Brew!
Cauldrons are great for serving punch or candy out of. Decorate by surrounding the cauldron with dry ice or cobwebs. You can also add some creepiness to your punch by adding creepy crawler ice cubes. To make creepy crawler ice cubes simply place a gummy worm in each cube and then fill the tray with water or punch.
Sangria swap and Witch's Brew are a few spooky drinks you can serve out of a cauldron.
Unless you have a refrigerator that will store all your cold drinks, you will need something like this inflatable skeleton cooler. It's a spooktacular way to chill your drinks. It adds a nice touch to your Halloween decor too. Just inflate and add ice and your drinks.
These Jello syringes make taking shots fun!
How to make Jello Shots:
- 1 large package of red Jello
- 10 ounces of Vodka
- Jello Shot Injectors
- Make the Jello according to the directions on the package.
- Add the Vodka and stir the mixture.
- Fill the syringes with the mixture.
- Place the syringes in the refrigerate until the Jello sets.
Costume contests give people an incentive to be inventive. Give a prize for the most scariest costume or most original costume.
Halloween party games add excitement and entertainment to your party. Here are a few party game ideas...
- Spooky Scavenger Hunt
- Pumpkin Carving Contest
- Pumpkin Smashing Contest
- Halloween Limbo
- Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss
- Murder Mystery
- Halloween Bingo
- Rolling pumpkin relay race
- Monster Dance Freeze - When the music stops everybody freezes.
- Spider Hunt - Guest race to see who can find the most plastic spiders that are hidden around the party.
- Musical Chairs - Like classic musical chairs but played with Halloween music.
- Bobbing for Worms - Like bobbing for apples but you use gummy worms and whipped cream instead of apples and water.
- Mummy Wrap - Divide the guests into pairs. Give each pair a roll of toilet paper. One person will use the roll of toilet paper to wrap the other person up like a mummy as fast as they can. The team that uses the whole roll of toilet paper first is the winner.
For prizes you could turn a plastic cauldron into a gift basket by filling with Halloween treats and decorating it with spider webs and plastic spiders.
No Halloween party would be complete without Halloween music. There are a ton of Halloween CD's on the market...but if you're putting together your own CD of Halloween music you might want to include some of the following:
- Bad Moon Rising - CCR
- Bark at The Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
- Black Magic Woman - Santana
- Chainsaw - The Ramones
- Creature with the Atomic Brain - Roky Erickson
- Diary of a Madman - Ozzy Osbourne
- Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo
- Dracula - The Upsetters
- Graveyard Rock - Tarantula Goul
- I Ain't Superstitious - Howlin' Wolf
- I Drink Blood - Rocket From the Crypt
- Igor's Party - Tony's Monstrosities
- I'm Your Boogie Man - White Zombie
- It's Halloween - The Shaggs
- Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett
- Rockin in the Graveyard - Jackie Morningstar
- Rockin' Zombie - The Crewnecks
- Screamin Ball at Dracula Hall - Duponts
- She's My Witch - Kip Tyler and His Flips
- This is Halloween - Marilyn Manson
- The Devil Went Down To Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band
- The Monster Hop - Johnny Dee
- The Munsters Theme - Comateens
- The Witch Doctor - Dave Seville
- Theme from Halloween - MX-80 Sound
- There's a Ghost in My House - R. Dean Taylor
- Weird Science - Oingo Boingo
- Welcome to My Nightmare - Alice Cooper
- Werewolf - The Frantics