9 Fun & Unique Halloween Party Decor Themes

As soon as Fall arrives, everyone shifts their attention toward Halloween. The peak of preparation is often during the first two weeks of October, but sometimes you’ll see the really dedicated neighbors starting to get ready even earlier. For children, Halloween is mostly about candy. But as they grow up, in addition to trick-or-treating it may be about the coolest costumes, hip Halloween parties, and spooky decor. To help you plan this year’s Halloween party decor, we’re sharing 9 awesome themes for Halloween parties.

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Halloween History
Halloween’s roots go back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, where the attendees would wear costumes and light bonfires, which they believed would keep off ghosts. Fast forward to the 8th century when Pope Gregory III fixed November 1 as the day to honor Saints and the day before it, October 31st, as All Hallows Eve, which was later labeled as Halloween.

Sweet Themes

For the kiddos, why not try something different this year and plan some cool Halloween party decor? Whether you choose a simple playdate or all-out party theme, they’re sure to have a blast!  

Kid-friendly Halloween Playdate 

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Since the kids spend most of their Halloween collecting candy, you can plan a little get-together for them and neighbors’ kids in your backyard. Grab some inspiration from Sprinkles & Confetti above, or use some of the ideas below to keep well-fed and occupied.

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READ MORE: The Fascinating History Of Halloween And Modern Day Halloween Parties

Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Party 

It would be a great idea to plan a movie-themed party, and this Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Party from Laura’s Little Party would be a great movie to choose. You can buy Jack Skellington costumes for kids, add movie-themed Halloween party decor, and watch the movie again year after year, creating a fun annual tradition. Here are a few more ideas inspired by this Tim Burton classic.

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READ MORE: 18 Enchanting Items For Halloween Sure To Cast A Spell

Spooky Themes

Scary Movie Party

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Since Halloween isn’t just for children, if you want to host an adult-only Halloween party, you can watch horror movies together, dress like your favorite horror movie characters, and set up similar Halloween party decor. Check out some creepy ideas from Michelle’s Party Plan-It, or explore the ones below.

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Walking Dead Party

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Fasten your seatbelts! If you can’t get enough of The Walking Dead, then this Walking Dead-lover party from Chic Party Ideas is for you. You can use cool props for Halloween party decor and also choose from various themed masks.

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READ MORE: 31 Scary Good And Super Easy Halloween Treats

Bold & Beautiful Color Themes

If you want to stick to colorful Halloween party decor ideas but give them a more coordinated look, we recommend checking out the fun color-themed decorations and ideas below.

Classic Orange & Black

Classic orange and black are the typical Halloween colors, and there are endless ideas to make your Halloween party decor and food stand out using these colors. Check out Domestikated Life’s take on the theme, or create your own classic combo.

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Orange and Hocus Pocus Purple 

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There is certainly nothing wrong with adding a kick of purple to those typical Halloween colors. Turn to Twinkle Twinkle Little Party for tips, or follow some of the suggestions below!  

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READ MORE: 11 Fun Kids Halloween Books To Help You Introduce The Holiday

Boo-tiful Blue 

Add a cool and modern touch to your Halloween party by hosting a boo-tiful blue-themed party. Since blue has a lot of shades ranging from icy blue to sky blue to royal blue, you can choose from any of them. We especially love this spooky, yet somehow soothing look from Joy In The Commonplace.

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Black and White 

The black and white party theme never gets old. Plan your black and white Halloween party, and enhance it by wearing black and white costumes and adding cool backdrops. Below is our take on Halloween party decor sporting these colors, but check out Michelle’s Party Plan-It for some sick skull-inspired decor, too!

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A Classic Ghastly DIY Gala

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Halloween wouldn’t feel right without spooky Halloween party decor – whether it be a bloody floor mat, scary backdrop, series of skulls, or Halloween candles. However, buying everything ready-made may cost you a lot. Instead, use your creativity and some of these DIY suggestions to make Halloween-inspired crafts on a budget. 

Halloween Party Decor Hacks

Below are some incredible Halloween party decor hacks you can use to amp up the atmosphere of any ghoulish gala. 

DIY Halloween Lights

Now that we are done with the Halloween party decor props, let’s move on to scary backdrops and spooky lighting to help create a perfectly-lit mood.


Deep down, we all know that there is no event like Halloween throughout the year. It comes with its spooky vibes, the feeling of fall, cold breezes, and a list of fun stuff to do. Make your party Instagram-worthy and memorable this year with these cool takes on Halloween party decor and scrumptious food, snacks, desserts, and themed drinks. BOO!

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While you’re searching for Halloween party decor, check out tons of other great Halloween ideas from Daily Mom, too!

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Michelle Knapp
Michelle is a native Floridian who loves the ocean, sunshine and nature. She enjoys cooking, gardening and boating with her husband and children. A full-time working mom, Michelle works in marketing and has been writing for her entire career. She de-stresses with snuggles from her kids, yoga or Pilates, essential oils, a good book or a smooth Cab. Her happy places are the beach, music festivals and UCF football games. (Go Knights!)

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