15 Fun Halloween Party Themes Your Friends and Family Will Love

Pick a theme and get decorating!

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Throw a legendary Halloween bash this year with these unique themes, all of which feature fun decorating ideas, dangerously delicious treats, and seasonal-inspired activities. From kid-friendly gatherings to grownup get-togethers, these festive ideas are sure to get the party started.

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Googly Eye Halloween Party

This colorful, monster-inspired "Googly Eye" theme is more silly than scary, so youngsters can get in on the celebrations, too.

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What you'll need: googly eye crafting kit ($7, )

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Halloween Horror Movie Party

Invite friends and family over for a scary movie marathon this October. Wondering what you should watch? Check out our favorite Halloween films of all time and the best kid-friendly options you can stream at home.

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What you'll need: popcorn boxes ($15 for 100-pack, )

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Pink-o-Ween Dinner Party

Did you know that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month? Call attention to the cause and celebrate the most spooktacular time of year with an evening of Halloween treats and cocktails with your girlfriends.

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What you'll need: pink cotton napkins ($16 for 12-pack, )

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Nancy Drew Mystery Party

Let tenacious teen detective Nancy Drew help you uncover the secrets to a magnificent mystery-themed meetup, with magnifying glass cookies, magazine-letter cutout invites, and campy detective decor.

Get our ideas for a Nancy Drew-themed Halloween party.

What you'll need: "Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock" ($7, )

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Into the Shadows Party

If you want to host a party that's chilling but not too scary, just throw some shade! This shadow-themed get-together has spooky silhouette cutouts of everything, from birds and bats to witches and candelabras.

Get our ideas for planning a shadow-themed Halloween party.

What you'll need: black candelabra ($20, )

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Elegant Harvest Party

This is the perfect way to celebrate fall and Halloween all at once.

Get our ideas for planning an elegant Halloween dinner.

What you'll need: straw bale ($22, )

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Harry Potter Party

Even Muggles can enjoy a night of Butter Beer, Golden Snitches, and a walk through Platform 9 3/4!

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What you'll need: flameless candles ($14 for 12-pack, )

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Famous Last Words

Inspired by familiar turns of phrase, these chatty Halloween projects dare you to watch your language.

Get our ideas for a Halloween decorations based on "Famous Last Words."

What you'll need: black ornate mirror ($40, )

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

Bring everyone's to life at your holiday shindig.

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What you'll need: "Nightmare Before Christmas" balloons ($12, )

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Pumpkin Carving Party

Lay out a big sheet of kraft paper, then let everyone get busy carving up a storm. (And save all those pumpkin seeds to roast later!)

What you'll need: pumpkin carving kit ($20, )

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Haunted House Halloween Party

Turn you home into a house of horrors with surprises that will make guests jump around every bend.

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Vampire Halloween Party

Fangs, fake blood, and creepy cocktails will make your spooky soiree one to remember.

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Freak Show Halloween Party

Step right up to the freakiest Halloween bash in town. This theme is guaranteed to leave even the bravest of folks with a few chills.

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Pick Your Poison Halloween Party

Turn your home into a spooky vintage apothecary with "poisonous" treats and "dangerous" libations.

Get our pretty and poisonous Halloween decorating ideas.

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Murder Mystery Halloween Party

A classic case of "whodunit" is the best way to shake up your Halloween party.

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