Halloween Party Ideas

I hope you enjoy this collection Halloween party ideas ranging from Frankenstein theme to a Great Pumpkin theme to a Christian Fall Festival.

All party ideas complete with invitations, decorations, games, menu, and music.

Frankenstein Party Theme

The Frankenstein party theme idea was inspired by the following quote by Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein:

“If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!”
― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Imagine the fun you'll have as you great your guest in your Frankenstein costume complete with white lab coats as you invite them to enter your laboratory.


Halloween- Frankenstein Monster Bash Personalized Invitation

Your invitations should have a picture of Frankenstein, as he is the mascot for your Frankenstein themed party.

If you like the Frankenstein invitation, shown on the right, just click on the picture to customize your invitation, but you can browse for a wider selection of Frankenstein invitations to suit your tastes.


Haunted House Standee

Haunted House Standee

This cardboard haunted house standee measures 10 feet high x 9 feet 8 inches wide x 1 foot deep.

This is a great mood setter for a Frankenstein theme party!

Add some RIP tombstones and other scary props to send the hairs on the back of your guests neck on end.

Shindigz has a great selection of spooky decorations.


You can be very creative in your menu ideas for a Frankenstein themed Halloween party.

  • Bat wings (a.k.a. chicken wings)
  • Ribs with lots of red BBQ sauce
    (for a "bloody" effect)
  • Brains - BUY this Gory Brain mold and use watermelon jello create your own scary recipe
  • Shrunken Heads in Cider - Click here for the recipe
    See the demonstration below by Martha Stewart to learn how to make this easy novel drink.


Halloween Word Find

Enjoy this Word Find that even has your mascot - Frankenstein pominently displayed on the game.

Players have fun searching for Halloween related words in this printable party puzzle.

It might look easy, but don't count on it!

Answer key included.

Rockin' Around the Haunted House

Do you know who sang Thriller or The Devil Went Down to Georgia?

Find out who knows their Halloween songs with this challenging game where players match song titles to the artists who made them famous!

Pairing older and younger players together in teams is always an option to level the playing field. Answer key included.

Halloween Charades & Pictionary

Two favorite games combined – Charades and Pictionary - for 100% Halloween Party Fun! Over 150 cards covering everything from TV and Movie Costumes to Creepy Things!

Two different illustrations included; one for those who prefer a ghostly themed Halloween game and the other with a variety of background Halloween images.


Enjoy the classic movie Frankenstein with your guests at your party.

There is nothing like monster music, more spefically, "The Monster Mash" plus many more to set the mood.

Graveyard and Ghosts Party Theme

The graveyard and ghosts party theme is inspired by an old Scottish saying:

“From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties

And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!”
― Scottish Saying


Graveyard black, purple, turquoise Halloween Invitation

Invitations for your Graveyard and Ghosts themed party should feature either a graveyard or ghost or both like the invitation shown on the right.

Check out this great collection of spooky graveyard invitations!

Spooktacular Cemetery Arch Each

Spooktacular Cemetery Arch Each

Spooktacular Cemetery Items Cemetery Arch The cardboard arch measures 11 feet high x 21 feet wide and is framed by two plastic lampposts that light up!

Add some RIP tombstones and other scary props to send the hairs on the back of your guests neck on end. Shindigz has a great selection of spooky decorations.


It is so much fun to create gruelsome scary food that aligns with your party theme that tastes great.

Our menu for the Graveyard and Ghosts Theme party includes:


Who's Afraid of the Dark?

Embrace your dark side and conjure your inner smarts as you race to match clues to the correct dark word! Dark nebula, dark chocolate, dark wave ... to name a few!

Answer key included.

Zombie Mainia

Want spooky games for your Halloween party? Love zombies movies?

The perfect addition to your Halloween party games for adults, Zombie Mania! A fun movie trivia game centered on zombies movies.

Answer key included.

Finish the Spooky Phrase

Players compete to find out who is the best mind-reader as they try to finish your phrase!

You'll get lots of laughs as players try to out-wit and out-guess you when they're given a phrase such as "Moon _______" Was it Moon Beam, Moon Light, Moon Shine?

Suggested answers included.


Let Halloween Music set the mood for your Graveyard & Ghosts themed party.

Enjoy the some of the classic Tales from the Crypt TV series.

Or you can sit in a darkly lit room and tell ghost stories to see who cracks first from fright.

Halloween Pumpkin Party Theme

The pumpkin themed Halloween theme was inspired by the following quote out of the Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin cartoon:

“On Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin rises from his pumpkin patch and flies through the air with his bag of toys to all the children." ― Linus

Halloween Pumpkin Smiley Invitation


Look for an invitation with a pumpkin to reflect the pumpkin theme.

There are lots of pumpkin invitations to choose from.


Pumpkin & Red Barn Photo Background Illustration 72

If you live on a farm, you'll be all set with decorations for the pumpkin themed party, like a barn, silo, fences, and LOTS of PUMPKINS.

For the rest of us, you can garner a fall harvest farm affect through the use of a mural.


This is a must for any Pumpkin themed party.

You can have people bring their already carved pumpkins to the party for judging in various categories such as: Spookiest, Most Artistic, Most Unusual, etc.

Or you can make pumpkin carving or decorating part of the activities at the party.

Here are some good videos to get you started:

Bizarre Pumpkins - great to watch to get creative ideas for pumpkin carving

Are you Pumpkin Carving Challenged?

This is a great Pumpkin Carving 101 tutorial. Great for novices!

Easy No Carve Pumpkins – Great for Kids

Here are some easy NO carve pumpkin decorating ideas, to allow children in on the fun of decorating a pumpkins without the risk of using a knife.

Pumpkin Stencils

I think pumpkin stencils are just the greatest way to have the coolest pumpkin.

Twilight Pumpkin Stencils

Want the Coolest Pumpkin in the Neighborhood?

It's Easy with Pumpkin Stencils!

All stencils are rated by difficulty level.

Even the easiest stencils, looks like a master pumpkin carver created your masterpiece.

Great selection of stencils include:
• Disney characters
• Twilight cast
• Harry Potter
• Michael Jackson
• Monsters
• Ghosts ... and so much more!

Order your pumpkin stencils NOW!

Watch this cute video on why you need pumpkin stencils and how to use them. The tracing of the outline can be done by using any long sharp pointy object like an awl or thin nail. The carving can be done with an exacto knife or pumpkin carving tool kit.


As for the menu you can be sure if the recipe has pumpkin has an ingredient it will definitely be a fit for this party.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Pumpkin Seeds - check out this collection of pumpkin seed recipes. A great way to use the seeds from your pumpkin carving!

Pumpkin Soup - see lots of savory pumpkin soup recipes.

Desserts - There are so many good choices:

Feel free to add any of your favorite salad or main dish recipes to complete your menu. I just got you started on the pumpkin related recipes. Enjoy!


Halloween Bingo

Halloween Bingo

We've taken the Classic Game of Bingo and pre-filled the card with Halloween items.

Second and third versions included which allows you to customize the game and choose your own words or have blank squares! And with our Game Card Generator, you get a different Halloween Bingo Card for each guest - even if you have 200 players! Generator will scramble items for unique cards. Call card included.

Halloween Charades & Pictionary

Halloween Charades and Pictionary

Two favorite games combined – Charades and Pictionary - for 100% Halloween Party Fun! Over 150 cards covering everything from TV and Movie Costumes to Creepy Things!

Two different illustrations included; one for those who prefer a ghostly themed Halloween game and the other with a variety of background Halloween images.

Halloween Word Scramble – Pumpkin

Halloween Word Scramble

You can’t get any cuter than a Halloween Word Scramble game all dressed up for a pumpkin themed Halloween party! It’s a perfectly spooktacular Halloween game to play at a kids Halloween party, classroom party - and yes - an adult Halloween party as well! Halloween words are all mixed up and players race to unscramble them.

Answer key included.


As another family fun option you can watch the classic Charlie Brown "Great Pumpkin" classic.

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