It’s almost Halloween! And if you’ve recently moved into a new place, there’s no better time to throw a Halloween housewarming party.
Use these fun and creative Halloween housewarming party ideas to fill your new home with enough spooky edibles, haunting decor, and unique costumes to raise the dead.
Halloween Housewarming Party: Invitations
Your invitations should not only share the whens, wheres, and whats of your party with guests, but also convey your party’s unique Halloween theme.
To ensure your Halloween party invitations for your housewarming properly prepare guests, make sure to include important details like the date, time, and place of your celebration, along with fonts, designs, and embellishments that match your Halloween theme.
Since your housewarming party has such a unique theme, we recommend creating your own invitations from scratch or personalizing a Halloween party invitation template on PurpleTrail.
They have a fine collection of Halloween party invitations and amazing customization options, so you can make your Halloween housewarming party invitations match your personal style and party theme perfectly.
Halloween Housewarming Party: Decorations
Decorating for your Halloween housewarming party should be lots of fun. While decorating, keep in mind that this will be the first time your friends and family will be seeing your new home.
So make sure everything looks perfect. Try to keep your Halloween housewarming decorations more on the classy side and avoid tacky plastic decorations if at all possible.
Sometime DIY decorations are best, because you can coordinate them to your theme and palette — and design them in a way that suits your own personal style and taste.
Use fake cobwebs, festive garland, and orange and black strings of lights to add festive Halloween flavor to your new home.
Pumpkins are another classic Halloween decoration you can use for your housewarming party. Carve a bunch of pumpkins for the entrance of your home. Tuck candles inside so they light up your walkway or doorstep.
Glitter pumpkins are another DIY decoration idea that will add a lot of color and charm to your Halloween housewarming party. Find a step-by-step tutorial on how to make them on HGTV.com.
Miniature pumpkins are super cute and can easily be turned into candle holders. Simply remove the tops of the miniature pumpkins and remove enough material from the top so a small candle can fit inside.
These DIY candle holders can be used as table centerpieces or to decorate a mantel or bookshelf.
Halloween Housewarming Party: Costumes
Incorporating costumes into your Halloween housewarming party will be fun and it will add to your theme tremendously. You can have guests come as whatever they like or set a specific theme, such as vampire costumes, dead celebrity costumes, or day of the dead costumes, for guests to follow.
If you’re in need of some costume inspiration, here are a few simple ideas that are easy and affordable. Best of all, they can be put together fast at the last minute.
Sugar Skull Makeup: Check out the sugar skull makeup video tutorial on HalloweenPartyGuide.com’s Day of the Dead Halloween Party Guide post for step-by-step instructions on how to apply Day of the Dead makeup. All you’ll need is some face paint and basic makeup supplies. You can wear anything you like, your makeup will be the focal point of your costume.
Zombie Costume: Putting together a zombie costume is super easy. All you need are some old clothes, a basic Halloween makeup kit, and some fake blood. Rip up a t-shirt and tear holes into an old pair of jeans. Then splash some fake blood on them and your zombie outfit is ready to go. You can also apply makeup too. Find a zombie makeup tutorial online and follow it as a guide.
Haunted House Costumes: Since you’re holding a Halloween housewarming party, it might be fun to dress up as a character from your favorite haunted house movie. There are a ton of scary movies that take place inside of haunted houses, including The Amityville Horror, House on Haunted Hill, The Shining, Beetle Juice, and The Gudge. The list goes on and on.
Halloween Housewarming Party: Food
Your food should not only taste great, but also add to your housewarming party’s Halloween theme. Here are few fun and festive Halloween snacks and dishes you can add to your Halloween housewarming spread.
Strawberry Ghosts: Dip fresh strawberries in white chocolate. Use a small tube of black frosting or a food coloring pen to add a tiny set of eyes and a mouth to each dipped strawberry.
Monster Mouths: Cut apples up into medium sized slices. Add peanut butter to one side. Stick macadamia nuts onto the peanut butter and attach another peanut butter coated apple to the other side to create “Monster Mouths” like in the photo below.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: Roasted pumpkin seeds are a nutritious and flavorful treat. Save the seeds that are left over from carved pumpkins. Lay the seeds on a baking sheet. Add a dash of salt and let them cook in an oven at 300 F for about 45 minutes or until they are golden brown.
Savory Pumpkin Soup: Serve seasonal food and drinks, like cider beer, pumpkin pie, and dishes with squash, sweet potatoes, and pears. Learn how to prepare pumpkin soup served in individual pumpkins here: Fresh cooked pumpkin soup.
Halloween Housewarming Party: Entertainment
Prepare a spooky playlist ahead of time. Check out HalloweenPartyGuide.com’s Halloween Party Songs post for inspiration.
You can also prepare a murder mystery dinner, if you really want to keep guests entertained. Learn how to do that in our Halloween Murder Mystery Party post.
Board games are another simple option. Scary movies are always fun and they will add nicely to your theme. Check out our Halloween Party Games post for board game suggestions.
Hopefully you found these Halloween housewarming party ideas helpful! Have fun planning for your spooky soiree.