Halloween is not just fall’s ghoulish holiday filled with spooky decorations, jack-o’-lantern carving, and pumpkin-flavored everything. It’s also an especially spooktacular occasion to gather with friends and family! Get into the spirit of Halloween and put your expert party-planning skills into action with these hauntingly fun Halloween party ideas. FTD also has Halloween gifts and flowers to help you get into the spirit of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins.
Halloween Party Ideas for Kids
There’s an endless number of Halloween party ideas for the kiddos. Check out below if you are looking for some inspiration.
Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Get the kids excited with a haunted scavenger hunt! Hide Halloween-themed items like a set of fake teeth, a witch’s hat, a scary mask, a plastic mouse, and a giant spider around the house and backyard. Give the kids the list of things to find. Then, reward the winner and everyone else with some chocolate goodies and treats from FTD.
Make Your Own Pizza Party
Let the kids get creative with their own personal, ghoulish pizzas! Set out a variety of toppings and let them go to town designing their own pies. Don’t forget the Halloween-themed toppings like spider webs made from shredded cheese or mummy meatballs!
Mummy Wrap Relay
Divide the kids into teams and see who can wrap their mummy the fastest! Using toilet paper or white crepe paper, each team must wrap one member until they resemble a mummy. The first team to finish wins! When serving up sweet treats for the kids, chocolate gifts and candy baskets from FTD will make everyone happy!
More Halloween Activities for Kids
Haunted House : Paint a few large boxes midnight black and inside-out with chalkboard paint. Cut two flaps on one side to create doors for the cardboard haunted house. Kids can use colored chalk to decorate the haunted house with spooky ghosts and mischievous jack-o’-lanterns.
Ghosts on a Rope Game : Thread jumbo-sized marshmallows on kitchen twine with room in between each and hang the string in a doorway. Each child will eat a marshmallow as fast as they can with their hands held behind their back. The first one to make their “ghost” disappear wins.
Face Painting : Paint spider webs, spiders, jack-o’-lanterns, or ghosts on kids’ cheeks to get them in holiday spirits.
Guess the Gross : Place cold spaghetti, grapes, and candy corn into individual bowls and decorated paper bags. The bravest kids reach inside each bag to guess what’s inside. Kids will be grossed out when they realize they’re touching worms, eyeballs, and zombie teeth!
Spooky Snacks : Serve spider or crescent mummy dogs as festive Halloween fare. As a fruity side, take individually packaged mandarin orange cups and use a black sharpie marker to make a jack-o-lantern face on top. You can also fill a rubber glove with water and freeze it to make an iced hand. Then use the creepy iced hand to keep Halloween punch refreshingly cool.
Murder Mystery Dinner
What’s better than a Halloween party? A Halloween party with a murder mystery! This is the perfect way to get everyone in the spirit, and it’s sure to be a night they’ll never forget. It’s best to begin planning this well in advance. You’ll need to develop a plot for the story and ensure everyone has a motive. You can make this up, or many online sources offer great step-by-step information. The number of guests should match the number of rooms you have (including shared spaces like the kitchen and living areas) and the number of characters and weapons should be the same as well. Once you have your story, you’ll need to create some clues, develop your characters, and add costumes. Then, once the fun is over, serve up some deliciously decadent cookies and Halloween 2022 party gifts from FTD.
Boozy Bash for Adults
Few things say Halloween like boozy, delicious cocktails to start the night off right. The great thing about these delightful brews is that you can leave out the alcohol, so everyone can join in.
This boozy punch is perfect for a Halloween party. It’s made with vodka, orange juice, lemonade, and cranberry juice and is garnished with an orange slice and gummy worms.
This martini is as dark and mysterious as it sounds. It’s made with black vodka, coffee liqueur, and crème de cacao and served with a black sugar rim.
This cocktail is perfect for any vampire lovers out there. It’s made with blood orange juice, vodka, triple sec, and grenadine, topped with a slice of orange.
This fall-themed cocktail is made with apple cider, vodka, and cinnamon schnapps. It’s garnished with a cinnamon stick and an apple slice.
Candy Corn Martini:
This martini is as sweet as candy corn! It’s made with vanilla vodka, triple sec, and orange juice.
FTD Halloween Gifts and Flowers
Whether you’re looking for Halloween flowers and gifts for a haunted event or you’re just looking to send fall plants and fall flowers to loved ones, reach out to FTD for everything you need for Halloween or throughout the year!