Trendy Halloween party ideas for 2015

EZcosplay Halloween BannerHalloween is just around the corner (October 31st) and I  have been busy researching the trendiest Halloween Halloweenparty ideas ever. This is not an easy task as most ideas have been done to death (excuse the pun :). Very popular are Costume parties and you can’t have a great Halloween party without costumes so how can we keep the costumes but switch it up a little? Here are my top three trendy Halloween party ideas that keep the costumes …yay!

1. Murder Mystery with a Horror Film Twist
Murder mysteries generally involve period costumes and have a storyline where all the guests take on prescribed characters while they endeavor to solve a mysterious murder. How about having this party ‘Horror Movie’ style? Every classic horror film starts the same way; some rebellious teenagers enter a foreboding property. There is no electricity (it’s midnight) and there appears to be no one home. Did I mention the car they arrived in had a puncture and they were miles from the next house? And ………. it’s a full moon. You’ve seen the movie.

This Halloween party has that as the theme but with a paranormal edge and one by one the guests get picked off until someone solves the mystery of ‘who-done-it’. This could also have a Blair Witch Project feel, with someone filming the action (badly) to play back later when the party switches to music and dance mode.

To plan a party like this, research some Murder Mystery Party plotlines and use your own warped imagination to over-write the action so it has a Halloween Horror movie vibe.

If this sounds like too much hard work I have performed a search and found something that may take the effort out of the script writing and that is Murder At The Toadwart Inn (wizards and witches style).This game will be popular with Harry Potter fans! There are many more great ready-made Halloween murder mystery party packs online via Amazon.

To get the party started you will also need some amazing personalized Halloween party invitations. You can go the traditional route or you can be über trendy and send some ‘hip’ retro chalkboard style party invitations – see left. More great ideas below:

Another trendy theme is of course Zombie Apocalypse!! I’m loving these Zombie Halloween party invitations (page down). Which brings me to:

2. How about recreating your favorite cult Zombie movie in your yard! The theme of the party would be ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ and guests can arrive dressed as Zombies, Zombie defence squad members and of course victims for Zombies to chase around. Resurrect Day of the Dead (sorry, I can’t help myself, I am just so … punny!)

Get creative and devise some fun Zombie battle games. Think Cosplay, think RolePlay, think fun! You can really go to town with a theme like this. If you’re a die-hard (mwah ha harrrrrrrr) zombie fan, this will be a breeeeeeeze.

Halloween party favor, Creepy EYEBALL Cake PopsTrendy Halloween Party Food Ideas

I have an amazing CakePop idea for Halloween – I thought I was a genius when I came up with this  … disembodied eye balls!!

Let me know what you think of these because eye love ’em! 😉

Here are some more Halloween Food Favor ideas ………yummy!

3. It’s a BUGS life – my eleven year old son gave me this idea and this is one for the kids. Instead of dressing the kids in the usual witches and ghosts costumes, how about have them dress as their favorite ‘BUG’ characters. These would be fun costumes and not so scary even though most of us are terrified of little creepy crawly bugs!! You can devise a giant version of Snakes and Ladders replacing the Snakes with centipedes and the ladders with long grasses. The bugs can then hop about the board having great fun 🙂 Check out these Fun Bugs Life gifts below.

No trendy Halloween party is complete without Halloween themed party favors, decorations and games  – check out this handpicked selection of trendy party fun goodies.

  • Inflatable Coffin Party Cooler
  • Merchant:Stupid.com
  • Description:The time for creepy parties is among us again and nothing says creepy like a Coffin on a table full of snacks or gross stuff. Perhaps plan a haunted house, wherein this Coffin gets filled with gnarly, nasty things that get thrown onto the victims. Maybe
  • Price: $13.95
  • The Monster Mash Mega Bucket of Treats
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:This ghoulish plastic jack o'lantern is filled with full size candies and goodies that will sweeten the scariest monster on Halloween night! The adorable little teddy bear is dressed as a Halloween witch with a bewitching collection of treats.
  • Price: $39.99
  • Ghoul Halloween Care Package
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:A spooktacular Happy Halloween gift box is filled to the brim with Halloween's most popular sweet treats. Decorated with a festive Happy Halloween label this Halloween themed gift box will delight Ghoul's of all ages.
  • Price: $34.99
  • Halloween Care Package
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:Fill their wish this Halloween with our Potions & Hexes Gift Box. This Halloween Care Package is perfect for servicemen serving in the arm forces. Be sure to order early so your soldier will have his Halloween Treat for Halloween night!
  • Price: $32.99
  • Tricks or Treats Halloween Gift
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:Treat your favorite goblins to the Tricks or Treats Gift Basket! This Halloween Jack O Lantern arrives overflowing with miniature Halloween candies. This gift brings Halloween fun and Halloween candy of all kinds for all ages.
  • Price: $29.99
  • Halloween Paper Lantern
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:These Halloween paper lanterns will light up your ghoul-iday! Available in your choice of designs: jack-o-lantern, bats or witch.
  • Price: $23.88
  • Halloween Faces Balloon Kit
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Everyone will have so much fun creating these fun balloons! Create one of each character Jack-o-Lanterns, Witch, Skull, and Cat by following the included instructions and using the stickers, paper pieces, bows and more! Great fun a photo prop or just as d
  • Price: $16.95
  • Happy Halloween Glitter Garland
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Have fun stringing this Happy Halloween garland. Includes cord and 6 bats for decorating tables, walls and more! Assembly Required.
  • Price: $12.95
  • Halloween Hanging Bats
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:These bats are ready to fly! Fold the wings and use the included cord to hang individually or string a bunch together. Assembly Required.
  • Price: $12.95
  • Halloween Mini Spiderweb Garland
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Eek! Spiders! At least you can decide where these spiders show up! Hang the 30 glittered spiders (6 each of 5 designs) to add some shine to your Halloween event. Includes 28' of metallic thread so it's easy to hang a few or all of them.
  • Price: $12.95
  • Ghost Boo Cake Topper
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:The word "BOO" in orange glittered letters hangs between two ghost tassels for a fun addition to Halloween treats!
  • Price: $12.95
  • Halloween Ghost Tassels
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Hang these paper ghosts from the ceiling or stairs or garland to really envelop the space in Halloween! Includes 6 separate ghosts with orange cord for hanging.
  • Price: $12.95
  • Halloween Faces Party Picks
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Jazz up those eyeballs, fingers, and other spooky treats with smiling faces on party picks! Includes 6 each of Jack-o-Lantern, Witch, Skull, and Ghost faces.
  • Price: $12.95
  • Can't Fly With Big Girls Frost Flex Cups
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Orange Halloween party frost flex cup with black text reading "Can't fly with the big girls? Stay off the broom". Super fun for your party and you can pair it with the matching napkin.
  • Price: $12.95
  • Die Cut Black Cat Small Napkins
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:At least this black cat can help clean up the mess he leaves behind! Black cat Napkinss features fun die cut ears and with such a smiling face your guests will love to use these Napkinss.
  • Price: $6.95
  • Halloween Faces Paper Plates
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:No need to be scared on Halloween, these four Halloween faces are ready to have fun with the willies! Each pack contains 2 Jack-o-Lanterns, 2 witches, 2 Skulls and 2 Cats.
  • Price: $6.95
  • Can't Fly With Big Girls Beverage Napkins
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Halloween party beverage napkin with black text reading "Can't fly with the big girls? Stay off the broom" on an orange background. Back of napkin has a black and orange dot pattern on a white background.
  • Price: $6.95
  • Cheers Witches Foil Beverage Napkins
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Have some Halloween party fun with this beverage napkin that has black foil text reading "Cheers Witches" on an orange background.
  • Price: $6.95
  • Happy Halloween Beverage Napkins
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:This black paper napkin features orange text stating: "Happy Halloween." Don't forget to add the matching cups!
  • Price: $6.95
  • I'm a Witch Beverage Napkins
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Orange napkin with a large switch and the phrase: "I'm a witch! Yeah that's right! A witch! Grizelda comes out of the broom closet!"
  • Price: $5.95

If you have any great Halloween party ideas or party anecdotes to share let us know here in comments! Send pics to me at creativeblogger@aol.com, LeahG x

 

6 thoughts on “Trendy Halloween party ideas for 2015

  1. Love Halloween and your blog! My new Halloween party collection:

    Detail of my “Is I Scary?” painting – a little purple kitty in a carved pumpkin with the top on his head. The night sky, moon, and mist are in the background. Mix in some witchy images and stripes and you have a party! Paper Plates, napkins, invitations, cookie pops, favor bags, hanging air freshener, etc.

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