How To Host The Funnest Halloween Party In 2019: Get Ideas For Decorations, DIY Treats, Sweet Drinks & More!

How To Host The Funnest Halloween Party In 2019: Get Ideas For Decorations, DIY Treats, Sweet Drinks & More!

​Calling all ghosts and goblins! They all come out for Halloween don't they? Some consider Halloween a holiday, some call it a celebration. No matter what name you slap on it, kids and adults love and totally get into this event.

Did you know each participating American spends around $90 on costumes, treats, and decorations? This is a $9 billion dollar industry folks!

​And since we never miss an opportunity for a rocking good ​party here at Simple Suit Life, it's an absolute must that we have the best Halloween party possible this year!

Check out these great ideas and options on how to host a fun Halloween party this year!


How To Host The Funnest Halloween Party In 2019: Get Ideas For Decorations, DIY Treats, Sweet Drinks & More!

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​The Best Halloween Decoration Ideas For A Party

​So you've decided to throw a Halloween party and need to decorate the joint? Awesome, this is going to be fun! You are in luck because there are tons and tons of options for Halloween decor out there to pick from. 

Which brings me to an important question. Will this be a party for adults or will there be kids also in attendance?

Why does this matter? Well, you might not want to get too crazy with blood, guts, and over-the-top scary decor with small kids around. They'll see this stuff soon enough but it doesn't have to be at your party.

​Here are some popular Halloween decor ideas that would be appropriate for all ages:

  • Spider Webs
  • Witch Decor
  • Ghosts
  • Skulls
  • Pumpkins
  • Skeletons
  • Tombstones
  • ​Lanterns/Candlesticks With a Haunted House Look

Thankfully these decorations don't have to cost a fortune. You can make a lot of them yourself or pick them up at the local dollar store. Trust me, they will have tons of supplies in the weeks leading up to Halloween! Let's take a look at some options.

​Easy Halloween Decorations You Can Do Yourself!

​​Making your own Halloween decorations is a great way to save money and impress your friends with your creativity. Heck, you might even find a new hobby or side business making party decor! 

Here are some really cool DIY Halloween decoration ideas.

Floating Witch Hat Luminaries                                 Source- Polkadot Chair

Spiders and Bats Oh My!                                           Source- One Good Thing

Painted Candy Corn Bottles                                      Source- Practically Functional

Googly Eyes Halloween Wreath                                Source- Number 2 Pencil

DIY Skull & Bones                                                        Source- DIY Projects

​​Awesome Dollar Store Decoration Ideas For Your Halloween Party

​​​If time is short or you have no interest in making your own Halloween party decorations, buying your decor from the local dollar store is a great way to go. Plus you can absolutely use dollar store items with your own crafts to make fun combinations! 

​Let's look at some really neat ideas from dollar store supplies.

Skeleton Dish                                                               Source- Four Front Doors

Printed Halloween Candles                                       Source- Gina Michele

Halloween Candy Jar                                                  Source- A Pumpkin and a Princess

Halloween Village                                                        Source- The 36th Avenue

Zombie Planted Hands                                               Source- Sew Woodsy

​Halloween Food And Drink Ideas To Serve Your Guests

​Now that the Halloween decor has been picked out and settled, it's time to get the food and drink menu planned. Honestly if you want to know the secret on how to host a fun Halloween party, a huge part is this menu. The fun part is you can add a spooky twist on most anything you decide to do here. 

If you are planning to have families with kids over, make sure to keep them in mind for both food and drink. Youngsters are often very picky and will take a hotdog or a cheeseburger over most anything.

Here are some ideas for your Halloween party menu.

Beverages: Punch, Kool-Aid, Apple Cider, Soda, Bottles of Water, Beer, Long Island Iced Tea (for adults) etc. If there are small children attending the party, juice boxes go over well!

Appetizers: Pasta and Lettuce Salads, Assorted Fruit, Tortilla Pinwheels, Chicken Wings, Chips with Salsa or Guacamole, Taco Dip.

Main Course: Pulled Pork, ​Pizza, Sub Sandwiches, Taco Bar, ​Cheeseburger Sliders, BBQ Chicken, Sloppy Joe's, Burger and Hot Dog Bar. Deli meats, cheeses and buns are also a great option for a build-your-own sandwich station.

Desserts: ​Spooky Cupcakes, ​Brownies, ​Halloween Themed Decorated Cookies, Caramel Apples, ​Halloween Themed Cake (Spiderweb, ​Dead Velvet), Spider Trifle, Pumpkin Pie

​Best Finger Foods To Serve At A Halloween Party

​Halloween themed finger foods are always a big deal at a party. These will not only taste ​amazing but will also provide fun conversation and laughs between guests. Isn't that what it's all about?

Hot Pepper Mummies                                                            Source- Woman's Day

Jack-o'-Lantern Sandwich Bites                                            Source- River Bender

Halloween Veggie Tray                                                           Source- Cooking With Janica

Graveyard Taco Dip                                                                 Source- Chickabug

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip                                                Source- A Night Owl Blog

Pumpkin Cheese Ball                                                              Source- Baking Beauty

Witch's Broomstick Snacks                                                    Source- Mom Foodie

​DIY Halloween Treats For Your Party!

​It certainly wouldn't be a Halloween party without some sweet treats! Instead of getting into the stash for the trick-or-treaters, why not try out some of these tasty recipes???

Trust me, your guests would rather have something from this list instead of a handful of rock hard Tootsie Rolls!

Dead Velvet Cake                                                                    Source- Delish

Witch Hat Cookies                                                                  Source- Princess Pinky Girl

Spider Web Cake                                                                     Source- Preppy Kitchen

Dracula Dentures Cookies                                                     Source- Girl Who Ate Everything

Chocolate Spider Trifle                                                           Source- Lil Luna

Halloween Cake Pops                                                             Source- Love In My Oven

Candy Corn Poke Cake                                                            Source- Wine and Glue

​Sweet Drinks For Satisfying Halloween Party Guests

​Wow those desserts were fun right? Not to be outdone, these Halloween party drinks can take your celebration to the next level!

Halloween Pumpkin Punch- Check out this adult punch recipe from Honestly Yum. I love the spooky fog effect that you get from the dry ice! What a great idea.

Best Black Magic Margarita- The coloring of these margaritas are incredible! So creative, try these at your party to wow your guests! From Delish

Black Magic Jello Shots- Ok so this isn't exactly a drink. But it will get your party started! For that reason, it makes the list. And they just look really cool! From Bread Booze Bacon

Salted Caramel Apple Martini- For those martini lovers in the crowd, check out this salty sweet recipe with the perfect Halloween theme. Recipe from Freutcake

Candy Corn Oreo Milkshake- We can't forget about drinks for the kiddos! They will love these milkshakes especially if you add the festive Halloween glass mugs! Source- My Baking Addiction

​How To Entertain Kids & Adults At A Halloween Party

A tip on how to host a fun Halloween party- Keep the guests entertained!

​No matter how good the food and drink is at a party, you will still need some entertainment options for your guests. Especially if you have kids attending. They need activities to keep them busy or else you will start hearing the dreaded "can we go home yet?"

​Awesome Halloween Craft Ideas To Make At A Party

​The kids won't be bored with ​these fun filled craft ideas they can make at your party. Make sure to have some cleaning supplies on hand for any accidental messes!

Hand Print Spiders & Golf Ball Painted Webs- A super cute and easy craft to keep those kiddos busy. Source- Mama Papa Bubba

Cupcake Liner Bats- The kids will love making their little bats. Cheap supplies and easy to make. Perfect for your party! Source- I Heart Crafty Things

Silly Stone Spiders- This one might get a little messy but the kids will love it! Be sure to put some newspaper or mats down to make cleanup easier! Source- Simple As That Blog

​The Best Halloween Party Games To Play

​Games provide lots of laughs and keep both kids and adults entertained. Even if only some of the adults play, the others who watch will have a blast! 

Candy Corn Relay Race- 'Tis the season for candy corn! It's really the only time of the year that people eat it so why not have a race with candy corn? Source- The Inspired Treehouse

Pin the Stem on the Pumpkin- A new take on the old game, no donkey required! Source- Woman's Day

Halloween Bean Bag Toss- Bean bag toss games are super popular right now. This Halloween version takes it next level though! From A Kailo Chic Life

Halloween Eyeball Slime- Young kids love slime. Speaking from experience, they can be entertained for hours! Check out this creepy version! Source- The Tiptoe Fairy

​How To Host A Fun Halloween Party In 2019!

​1. Pick out a date and location that works for you and your friends to get together. 

2. Plan the party menu. Will others in attendance be bringing food to the party?

3. Plan your theme and pick up supplies for Halloween decorations.

4. Choose games and activities that will keep the kids and adults entertained and active.

​Bonus: 10 DIY Halloween Decoration Ideas

​Want even more awesome ideas for DIY Halloween decorations and how to host a fun Halloween party? Check out this video which has not only great options, but the tutorials on how to make them. 

The best part is most of the supplies can be purchased very cheaply from a local dollar store! Heck, you might even have some of them on hand already!

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​What Are Your Favorite Halloween Treats, Drinks, Games, and Memories?

​​We love to collaborate! ​Have a great idea and ​want ​it featured on our site? Drop us an email and let us know! We love trying new things and of course, are always looking for new ideas for​ holidays and events with friends and family!

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Hi! I'm An. My husband J & I love family and friend get-togethers filled with food and fun, while saving money! We want to inspire folks to make simple lifestyle choices when it comes to holidays and events, while not missing out!


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