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Halloween-Themed Events for Grown Ups

Organizing a kids’ Halloween party is easy, but what do you do if your guests aren’t interested in trick-or-treating or bobbing for apples?

We share tips on creating a classy, fun Halloween event for grown-ups.

Set the Scene

Paper skeletons and plastic lanterns aren’t going to impress the guests at your Halloween event. Think about what says Halloween to you: real pumpkins in a variety of sizes and colors (you might even want to carve some intricate designs), leaves of all sizes and colors, twigs, berries… Pro tip: if you’re stuck for inspiration, heading over to Pinterest is always a good use of time!

Try to incorporate a nice shade of orange where you can. Sourcing orange plates and seat covers will go down a treat with your guests. There’s no need to use spooky accessories; you’re aiming to create a classy, sophisticated scene.

A beautiful garland decorated with twigs and berries and accessorized with spider webs and spiders will go down a storm with your guests!

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins

Whether you’re having an intimate dinner party or a big Halloween event, use pumpkins wherever you can. Why not serve dips in mini hollowed-out pumpkins? There’s a huge variety of delicious pumpkin soup recipes available online. Dessert should, of course, be pumpkin pie.

If you’re using fresh flowers to decorate the venue—always a lovely touch—why not forget the vase and use a hollowed-out pumpkin instead? (You can use floral foam to hold the flowers and foliage in place.)

When it Comes to Costumes, Think About What Your Guests Will Want

Although Halloween is typically associated with dressing up, this should not be at the expense of your guests’ comfort. Finding or creating a suitable Halloween costume can be stressful and expensive. The best kind of event is one where guests don’t have to do much other than show up, relax, and enjoy themselves!

If you’re undecided about making it a costumed occasion, consider the type of event you are planning. If you’re hosting a big Halloween bash, complete with themed cocktails and dancing, your guests will probably be happy to dress up.

But, if it’s a more formal occasion, such as a relatively small dinner party, your guests will more than likely not feel comfortable wearing a costume. Whatever you decide, make sure your guests are clear about the dress code!

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Blaise Perse

Blaise Perse

Blaise Perse is an accomplished content creator and strategist known for her captivating work at, a premier online platform for event organization and engagement. With a degree in Communications and a minor in Creative Writing from Boston University, Blaise has spent the past six years carving out a niche for herself within the events industry, focusing on creating immersive and engaging content that not only draws attendees in but keeps them talking long after the event has ended.

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