We love Halloween, and we love parties. Combine the two, and you have the best night of the whole year.
After you’re done shopping for the best decor there is to offer this season, it’s time to show it off by having friends over to eat, drink, and be scary. Below are some of the best snacks, drinks, favors, and games to really get your guests in the spirit.
Whether you like a simple night at home for some of your closest ghoulfriends or a rager that’ll wake the dead, keep reading to discover which supplies will have your party animals howling long past midnight this Halloween.
Set the scene for a wickedly fun evening by sending out these incredible invitations a couple weeks before the big day. Your friends will appreciate the extra effort you put into making sure they’re in for a scary good time.
What better way to dress up a whiskey neat than with one solid, scary human skull staring back at you from your rocks glass? These incredible ice cube molds are dishwasher safe and easy to use, plus they look great year-round so you won’t have to store them away once the party’s over.
If you haven’t muttered, “It’s frickin’ bats” to yourself at least once a year since this legendary Vine was new, are you even a Halloween fanatic? We sure are, so set your guests up to laugh all night with this incredible banner.
Charcuterie boards are more popular than ever thanks to social media stars on platforms like TikTok and Instagram showing off their artfully arranged trays and thus giving new life to the food trend that originally rose to prominence in 15th century France.
Get the party started with a spooky take on your own charcuterie–or should we say charspookery–with this coffin shaped board that’s handcrafted and a whopping 42 inches long and 14 inches wide so there’s more than enough room to keep all your ghoul friends fed for the eve.
Everyone loves those big tins of somewhat stale holiday popcorn that have a mix of sweet and savory varieties inside, but have you ever considered a gourmet version that comes individually packaged for the utmost freshness with innovative flavor profiles?
Eatable did, and it is delicious. We’ve been snacking on it this week and it hits all the marks: It’s crunchy, fluffy, fresh tasting, and even the packaging screams sophistication. Order several amazing flavors for a full popcorn bar at your party and let the compliments roll in as guests enjoy handfuls of the snack featuring the kick of tequila, the smooth taste of champagne, and the warm caramel goodness of our personal favorite, Whiskey On The Pops. You can even buy an eight bag bundle here and save 10%.
It’s not a party without some spooky beverages (we’ll suggest more of those below), and this skeleton hand bowl is the perfect place to stir up your favorite punch! Just add your favorite juice, lemon lime soda (Sprite is perfect), some green food coloring, sherbet, and fresh fruit or gummy worms and you’re good to go! A little vodka will liven it up if you’re serving adults only, especially when you spring for the Crystal Skull variety.
For folks who want to drink something delicious and beautiful without indulging in alcohol, Lali has created a line of alcohol-removed wines (no, not just grape juice–this is real wine!) that taste amazing thanks to the organic California grapes used to make it and a vacuum distillation final step that gently removes the alcohol. Bonus: One can has only 20 calories!
While we think the red is perfect for getting in the Dracula-inspired spirit, Lali also has rosé and white options available, too. Beyond Halloween, this is a great drink to keep on hand when you want to treat guests to a good time no matter their sobriety level.
Sure, you can bake regular little skull-shaped cakes in this high quality pan, but our pick for the best recipe? Pizza skulls.
The easiest way to create the oozing, gooey, cheesy treats is to press premade pizza dough into the pans, leaving extra so you can cover the back once filled, then spoon in a small amount of sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella, and any other toppings you typically like on your pies. Wrap it all up with that leftover dough you allowed for, and bake until golden brown.
Are you the type who needs a more detailed recipe? Try this one.
A photo booth is easy as pie to create now that we’re all carrying quality cameras around in our smartphones. Set up a great one with this all-in-one party pack filled with props–just make sure you also grab a cool backdrop like this one for maximum spooky vibes.
You don’t want to serve all those snacks without a cocktail napkin for protecting their costumes, and these adorable moon faces will charm the crowd. They’re perfect for a party or decor theme that leans into the rustic or vintage look.
Outside of snacking and schmoozing, your guests will probably want something to keep them busy at the party. Try this mummy bowling game for something easy, fun, and goofy that gets people engaged in a little friendly competition. You might even form teams to compete for a prize like a gift certificate to Spirit Halloween, or simply the glory of winning.
Make sure your guests are extra motivated to give it their all when it comes to an elaborate costume by providing them with the chance to take home the main prize with this fun Best Costume trophy. It might not be made of solid gold, but it’ll surely bring back wonderful memories year after year for the lucky winner.
Target really has Halloween down to a science with their Hyde & EEK! Boutique collection, especially when it comes to decor, party favors, and games like Pin The Skeleton. It’s great for kids and adults alike, so cover your eyes and get to pinning!
It’s fun to hand out something for your guests to take home, so why not treat them to a bit of childhood fun by filling one of these mini cauldrons with Halloween candy (here’s a good mix) so they can snack away on the way home? Simply fill a cellophane treat bag with your favorite sweets, tie it off, and plop into the mini cauldron.
Our final game suggestion is not for the faint of heart, but the Classic Ouija board is a fun way to test your grit and potentially commune with spirits on the other side by asking a series of questions and letting the energy of the dead guide the way. Halloween is when the veil is at its thinnest, after all, so you should be primed to receive messages beyond your wildest dreams.