The last time I hosted a Halloween party, I was 22 years old. I had just moved to Halifax (on the East Coast in Canada), far away from my family and I didn’t have very many friends. I wasn’t particularly outgoing and I definitely wasn’t popular. It was the first (and last) “big” party I hosted when I was in school.
I had a good friend who helped me put up posters on the bulletin board of our architecture school. It was just simple text with the date, time and location on regular letter-sized printer paper. As a student, I didn’t have much money, so I was wearing some bumble bee wings that I bought from the dollar store with a black t-shirt and antennae that I made myself from a hair band.
I bought some simple snacks and drinks and had a few inexpensive decorations. I was hoping everyone in our class would come to my humble little party. So, I sat at the tiny kitchen table and waited for people to show up.
Do you know how many people came to my big Halloween bash? Five people. Out of our entire school, only five people showed up to my party. I remember being completely embarrassed about how small it was, and even though I never said it out loud, and never even admitted it to myself, I think part of me silently vowed to never have a party again so I could avoid the let down of next to no one showing up.
Fast forward more than a decade later and times have definitely changed! Now that I’m older, I’ve realized life isn’t a popularity contest. And to be honest, if I had five people over for a party now, it would be the perfect amount!
This collection of Halloween party ideas for adults has me inspired. Some day, I will have a do-over Halloween party to make up for the one that I had back in university. Because let’s face it – I LOVE Halloween, and it’s so much fun to do things that are a little bit odd and out of the ordinary!
34 Inspiring Halloween Party Ideas for Adults
From spooky cocktails to elegant party decor, this list of Halloween party ideas for adults will help you plan the best party ever!
The Poisoned Apple via Julep
Halloween Home Decors via Pottery Barn
Vintage Halloween Party Inspiration Board via Wedding Paper Divas
Deviled Eggs via Tadka Pasta
Bloody Handprint Window Clings via Hub Pages
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting via Cooking Classy
A Halloween Party for Older Kids via Spaceships and Laser Beams
Halloween Cocktail Party Inspiration via The Cake Blog
Adult Halloween Party Ideas via Unexpected Elegance
Easy Drilled Pumpkins via One Little Project
Black Light Glowing Steps via The Krazy Coupon Lady
Halloween Love Songs via Popsugar
Bloody Shots via Cosmopolitan
Bat Chandelier via Jenika’s Lens
Fall Tablescape Idea with Mercury Glass Pumpkin via Our Best Bites
Halloween Party Ideas via Williams-Sonoma Taste
Pumpkin Patch Halloween Dessert Table via Kara’s Party Ideas
Halloween Party Games for Adults via Coupon Closet
DIY Witch Skirt via ChicGeekErin
Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffle Mummies (No Bake) via Creme de la Crumb
Halloween Table Decor Ideas via Loralee Lewis
Halloween Dry Ice Ideas via Home and Style
Easy Pumpkin Cakes via One Little Project
Mummy Wine Bottle via Will Work for Eskimo Kisses
Halloween Bundt Cake via Love Bakes Good Cakes
Black Bean and Pumpkin Soup via A Food Centric Life
Radish Eyeballs via Martha Stewart
Shrunken Apple Heads via Stagetecture
Elegant Halloween Decorations via Pottery Barn
Spooky Forest Halloween Party via Smash Cake Southern California
Spooky Spider Eggs via Sunset
Haunted Halloween Party Punch via Living The Country Life
Floating Candles for Halloween via Eating Bender
Candy Corn Jello Shots via A Beautiful Mess
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