Sweet and Spooktacular Halloween Party Ideas

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We can’t boolieve (yes, we went there) that Halloween is only one week away! We’re getting ready to throw our sweetest party yet, and we want YOU to join in on the fun. We’re pretty good (okay, we’re experts) at celebrating special occasions, so we’ve created a step-by-step guide for getting in the Halloween spirit and throwing a spooktacular party!

Step 1: Carve Pumpkins

One of our favorite traditions is carving jack-o-lanterns because it’s a great way to get into the spirit of Halloween AND you get to eat the seeds after! From scary faces to festive shapes, there are so many designs to choose from. If you’re looking for some out-of-the-box inspiration, show off your favorite fruit by carving jack-o-lanterns with our festive pumpkin carving stencils. And, if you want to take it up a notch, try carving ghoulish faces and shapes into pineapples! If you are really interested in pumpkin carving this year, then take some advice from the Pumpkin Lady and really enjoy the process!

“Halloween is my happy place. I don’t want you to hurry through this process because it’s meant to be enjoyed…every second of it! GO to a pumpkin patch, grab a cup of hot cider, take a hayride, get lost in a corn maze, and stare in wonder at a field of giant glowing orange globes. Feel the smooth shell of a pumpkin and pick the biggest one you can carry…then stack on a few tiny ones on your way out. Then go back for pots of mums in gold, fuchsia and burgundy. Take the deepest of breaths.”

pineapple jack-o-lanterns

Step 2: Deck the Haunted Halls

Whether you’re aiming for a spooky fright night or a wicked and wacky wonderland, decorating for Halloween is the perfect way to set the stage for a sweet celebration! Take your party setting to the next level by decorating the walls with fake spider webs and using silverware and dishes in festive colors like purple, orange, green, and black. For an extra spooky touch, turn off the lights and scatter black lights and fog machines throughout the room – the floor will look like it disappeared and everything around you will glow! For more decorating tips, Crazy Little Projects shares some amazing DIY activities.

“If you love decorating for Halloween, you’re going to LOVE these DIY Halloween decorations! Great ways to decorate your home for the holiday from cute pillows to spooky spiders, bunting and pumpkins and fun garland. This Halloween decor is fun and easy to make!” 

halloween decorations

Step 3: Show off Your Costume

Is your Halloween alter-ego a wicked witch, a ghoulish ghost, a superhero, or a banana? Whatever calls to you, don’t forget to show off your costume at your Halloween party! Dressing up in costume is the perfect way to get in the spirit of Halloween, so encourage your guests to dress up, too! Hold a costume contest to get everyone to go all out – if you offer a sweet prize, you’re practically guaranteed to see extra creative outfits! For some creative costumes, then Pop Sugar provides some DIY ideas that anyone can make!

“Mustering up creative Halloween costume ideas that are cheap, easy, and relevant to 2019 is not a simple task, especially when adult Halloween costumes sell for the price of a college textbook these days. Not everyone is crafty — some of us are less Martha Stewart and more “Pinterest fail waiting to happen.” However, even if you’re not a whiz with a glue gun, you can still put together a Halloween costume that involves more than a pair of cat ears. Here are 50 adorable, affordable, and clever costume ideas that require little to no prep (and that your friends will never believe you came up with on your own).”

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(Bonus points from us if they dress up in fruit suits!)

Step 4: Offer Treats without the Tricks!

Keep the party going with festive treats that’ll satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth (or fang)! With gourmet chocolate dipped pineapple bats, cats, and ghosts, our Bootastic treats would be a WOW-worthy centerpiece at your Halloween party dessert table! For example, check out our Spooky Sweet Platter to feed a group of ghosts or ghouls at your Halloween party!

Or if you’re gifting favors, offer each of your guests a box of chocolate dipped strawberries with festive orange and green Swizzle® – a treat they’ll enjoy long after your party. For Halloween celebrations in the classroom, hand out pineapple Edible® Pops to each student as a sweet and fresh way to enjoy the holiday!

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No matter what you do to celebrate, we hope this Halloween is your sweetest one yet! If you follow any of our steps while planning your party, don’t forget to tag us in photos of your spooktacular bash on Instagram @ediblearrangements or tweet us at @edible using #EdibleHalloween!