23 Family-Friendly Halloween Costume Party Ideas

23 Family-Friendly Halloween Costume Party Ideas

The leaves are beginning to change, the air is getting cooler, and that means it’s time to start looking at Halloween costume party ideas! We’ve found the best costume, food, and decoration ideas that will make your party absolutely boo-tiful!

COSTUMES: Happy Haunting!

It can be challenging to come up with a Halloween costume idea, so help guests out by establishing a theme for your costume party.

Have guests come dressed as their favorite movie characters!

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What about hosting a DIY costume party? Not only does this help your guests save on buying an expensive costume, but it’s fun to see how creative your friends and neighbors can get!

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Or just keep things flexible by hosting a spooky costume party where guests can come dressed in traditional scary Halloween costumes like witches, skeletons, and ghosts.

INVITATIONS: Join Us If You Dare! 

Once you’ve set your theme, send out invitations a few weeks in advance so guests will have time to prepare. They’ll especially appreciate the extra time if you’re hosting a DIY Costume Party!

Invite guests to “Join Us If You Dare” with unique Halloween party invitations.

Keep the invitations fun with these kid-friendly Halloween party invites, perfect for a spooktacular gathering with friends!

MENU: Want a Bite? 

When it comes to the menu, celebrate Halloween with these spooky dishes that are just as fun to look at as they will be to eat.

This Chicken Boo-dle Soup is just to die-for! It combines “bat” pasta with pumpkin-shaped carrots for an instant crowd pleaser.

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Picky-eaters will be pleased with this simple but supernatural Haunted Ham and Cheese slider sandwich.

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Test your culinary skills with these cute stuffed peppers that look like Jack-O-Lanterns. 

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Feast your eyes! Give guests a scare when they see these tasty Stuffed Mushroom Eyeballs staring back at them from the food table.

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Serve up sweet potato fries in fun Halloween shapes as a mouthwatering side dish.

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The kids will appreciate these Ghostly Hard-Boiled eggs for their fun factor!

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Spice up crescent rolls to create these bewitchingly delicious crescent roll witch hats.

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Have fun decorating Pretzel Candy Spiderwebs with different kinds of spooky candy and sprinkles.

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Or why not indulge in your guilty-pleasures with this Halloween sugar cookie cake?

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Have no fear and take a big bite out of these adorable chocolate chip spider cookies.

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Trick or treaters beware of this ghost candy bowl that adds a spooky fun touch to the party décor.

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Refresh guests in Halloween-style with fun Halloween party water bottle labels that feature unique designs to match any Halloween party!

DECORATIONS: Have a Boo-tiful Night!

A few fun details can go a long way at your Halloween bash, so don't be a scaredy cat! Cause a scare with some of these fear-inspiring decorations and games.

Welcome guests to your Halloween costume party with an un-welcoming DIY wreath featuring creepy crows. Enter at your own risk!

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Show your ghoulish spirit with a game of kid-friendly Halloween bingo.   

Entice guests to hang around for a spell with this inexpensive Halloween garland made of yarn. 

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Decorate walls and other surfaces with this easy washi tape spider web for a creepy-crawly good time! 

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Tell scary ghost stories in the candlelight of these spooky spider light centerpieces for a chilling experience guests won't forget. 

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For a hair-raising centerpiece that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, try creating this DIY flower vase with items bought at the dollar store! 

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Check out our blog 7 Easy Halloween Drink Ideas for more fun ways to get your scare on at your Halloween costume party!


We’d love to hear about your favorite Halloween costume party ideas! Leave us a comment below or share your photos with us on our Facebook Page or Instagram with #distinctivs!


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