How To Host a Halloween Piñata Party That’ll Lift Your Spirits

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COVID-19 has impacted our lives all year so far and will certainly leave its mark on how we celebrate Halloween in 2020. If you don’t feel comfortable having your kids trick-or-treat, your county is on the watch list for the coronavirus or you live in a rural community with few neighbors who give out candy, consider throwing a fun party for your family and friends at home!

There are plenty of fun and safe alternatives to roaming the streets, knocking on doors and asking strangers for candy. If you’re looking to throw a unique event, why don’t you host a Halloween piñata party this year? We’ve collected the coolest ideas and put together some inspirational mood boards so you can throw a Halloween party that everyone will still talk about at the Thanksgiving dinner table!

Host A Ghostly Get Together

Ready to host a boo-tiful Halloween party? Who says Halloween decor has to be scary, grimy and dark when you could throw a ghostly get together that will fit right into your gorgeous Instagram feed? Stick to a neutral color palette, add dried flowers here and there and decorate with a variety of white and orange pumpkins to add a splash of color.

Ensure Halloween fun for the whole family with some cute ghost piñatas or heck — who says only kids can enjoy whacking a paper mache ghost for treats? If you’re hosting an adult only party, you can add more than just candy to the piñata. Your friends may appreciate a few mini bottles of booze, a variety pack of tea or a cool key chain!

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Bone Appetit: Chips, Guac + Halloween

What goes well with piñatas and Halloween? Homemade guacamole and chips is the perfect answer to this question and can inspire a fun-filled event that kids and adults alike will enjoy. In true Day of the Dead fashion, don’t be afraid to add pops of color everywhere! By sticking to pale colors like mint green, light pink or pastel orange you’ll achieve a cohesive and sophisticated design your guests will find to die for!

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You can hand out funny masks to any guest who doesn’t show up in a costume and organize a monster piñata to bring this Mexican-inspired Halloween party full circle.

Celebrate With Harvest Hues

Chances are you live in the northern hemisphere and it’s getting cold outside toward the end of October. If you’d rather hang out by the campfire with your friends than party it up in a costume that might give you hypothermia, let these harvest hues inspire how you chase away evil spirits this year.

Ask your friends to come as they are and contribute their favorite Fall food for the buffet. Enjoy steaming hot pumpkin soup and sweet cherry pie while you tell ghost stories around the fire and end the night with bashing pumpkin piñatas!

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However you want to celebrate Halloween this year, stay safe and enjoy the quality time with your loved ones. Even scary times can be joyful! Make sure to thank the host for throwing a gorgeous Halloween piñata party with a beautiful bouquet of Fall flowers and don’t forget to help with the clean up after the piñata has busted open. Your host will appreciate it!