Harvest time and Halloween are right around the corner. It may not feel like it here in Texas, but the days are slowly becoming shorter, and nights are growing longer. Americans spent more than $10.1 billion on Halloween in 2021, setting a record. With the growing popularity of Halloween as more than just a time for kids to trick or treat, we are sharing some of our favorite Halloween party ideas that are spooky and stylish.
Find a Spooky Venue
A great way to set the tone of your Halloween event is with a venue that gives off dark magic vibes. For this, there are two directions you could take for optimal spooky vibes: upscale or industrial. A historical or Victorian-style venue, alla “Haunted Mansion,” or a raw space, like an old warehouse or industrial-style venue, alla “Chainsaw Massacre.” Either way, keep the lights low and add lots of candlelight to create the perfect atmosphere.
Add in pops of orange or pumpkins… tastefully!
Is it really a Halloween party without orange and black? Add in pops of orange without going overboard with a few pieces, like our Aperol lounge chairs—a perfect minimalist choice that will balance well with the other spooky elements of your party.
Opt for Autumn Harvest Vibes
If Halloween isn’t your vibe, but you are still looking for a cozy and inviting event, lean into warm, neutral shades. Don’t forget your Candlelight! Candlelight is always a beautiful and easy way to add warmth visually and literally to your event.
Incorporate Natural Elements
Try incorporating natural elements— like straw, wheat, and foliage— into your table setting for your Halloween party. It’s also fun to add seasonal foods such as figs, persimmons, squash and pears. If leaning into the Halloween theme vs. Autumn, opt for pumpkins in different varieties, colors and sizes.
Create a lounge fit for your ghoul friends.
Go all out with an all black lounge, like this dark and sexy Speakeasy lounge. Or add to your existing lounge seating with some black and white poufs to enhance your party’s friendly, cozy, conversational tone.
When in doubt, take a cue from Beetlejuice.
Halloween party ideas don’t have to be all about pumpkins. If you are looking to host a more elegant evening, a black and white theme with gold accents is tried and true. You probably even have a lot of pieces on hand, so this decor route is easy and classic.
Create a Spooky Cocktail
What’s a party without a signature cocktail?
Try a Witches Brew:
- 1 ½ ounces melon liqueur
- 1 ½ ounces Triple Sec
- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
- For the garnish: Cocktail cherry
Host a potluck with fall and pumpkin-themed food
Hosting an autumn-themed party can be a great way to embrace the season without focusing too much on Halloween. Encourage guests to dress in cozy fall attire (if weather permits). Host a potluck full of seasonal produce, pumpkin spice, and apple dishes.