How to Throw the Best Halloween Party, Ever

From eating tons of candy corn to rewatching “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” Halloween is a fun time to gather with friends, family, and neighbors. If you want to throw an epic monster mash, give ’em pumpkin to talk about with our favorite Halloween party favors, recipes, and special spooky details. 

How to Throw the Best Halloween Party, Ever

Put a Spell on Your Guests’ Taste Buds 
Bring the flavors of fall into your home with a tantalizing pumpkin chocolate chip ice cream sandwich bar. Start by cooking these ooey-gooey cookies with fresh pumpkin and spices, then bring out ice cream flavors like vanilla, chocolate, or coffee for a delicious middle layer. Go big by setting out different types of chocolate chips and sprinkles for your guests to decorate with! 

If You Got It, Haunt It
Your Halloween decorations don’t have to be only neon orange and black — consider sticking to a monochromatic scheme or using dark hues of orange and red for an elevated aesthetic. 

This lovely spider web tablecloth is the perfect balance of classy and kitschy for the food table. Make a statement with a drink station that’s 50% functional and 50% spooky. Psst: Use a letterboard to display your favorite scary movie quote!

Binging With Friends is #SquadGhouls 
No party is complete without a screening of “Hocus Pocus,” as the Sanderson sisters bring magic to every moment. However, if you want to extend your viewing party beyond 90 minutes, consider showing a classic black-and-white horror film and dubbing over the dialogue with your friends. It’ll be a howling good time! 

How to Throw the Best Halloween Party, Ever

Creep-In It Real 
Instead of shopping for new costumes every year, upcycle clothing and forgotten objects around the home for fun DIY getups. If your kiddos are joining the festivities, transform their summer pool tube into a delicious donut costume. Other fun ideas for your party include Stranger Things characters and — of course — scary skeletons. 

Hopefully these suggestions will put the boo in boo-yah for your ghoulish get-together. If you have the ultimate graveyard smash, please take pictures and tag @reunionco on Instagram!