Halloween Party Ideas

The best ideas for games, decorations, invites and more--plus the design templates to help you make it happen.

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A great Halloween party comes down to setting a mood. And that starts well before your guests arrive. From invitations to decorations to games, we’ve compiled starting points to help you create a Halloween party your guests will never forget. Click into any of the templates to let Adobe Spark help you design invitations, menus, games. It’s fast, easy, fun & free!

Halloween Party Invitations

There’s no better way to celebrate the spooky season than with a graveyard smash of your own! Adobe Spark Halloween templates set the mood for a hauntingly good party. Choose from any of Spark’s Halloween templates and fill in the details yourself. Download your invite to email to friends or share on your social platforms, or print it out to stick in the mail. Your guests will be thrilled for a night of frighteningly good fun!

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Halloween Schedules

When it comes to organizing your Halloween party, don’t forget – the devil is in the details! Provide your guests with a schedule in your invitation suite so they know when to trick and when to treat. These schedule templates also work great in a classroom setting, printed poster-size to keep all your little monsters on track with activities throughout the day. Adobe Spark’s templates make it easy for you to customize your template and enter in all the details you need to make sure your Halloween gathering is the most fun-filled bash yet!

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Halloween Food & Drink Menus

Your guests are in for a real treat with Spark’s Halloween-themed food and drink menus. Have fun choosing a festive design, and get creative with naming your menacingly good menu options. If you’ve created an invitation suite with Adobe Spark, then pick a menu design to match! Print out a small menu to put on your guests’ place settings, or print it out large to hang as a poster for a buffet-style feast. Will your guests be served tricks, or treats? Only one way for them to find out...

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Halloween Name Tags

Avoid horrifying mistakes like mixing up which monster is which by using Halloween-themed name tags! Adobe Spark offers festive name tags so you can remember just who is hiding under that werewolf mask without cramping their style. Select a name tag theme that matches your party, and print out your chosen template for guests to fill out upon their arrival.

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Halloween Place Cards

Place cards are are subtle yet tasteful detail to elevate your party décor to the next level. Adobe Spark offers Halloween-themed templates that can be used as place cards, escort cards, or both. You can fill in your guest’s details using Adobe Spark, or print out blank cards if you’d rather handwrite in the names. Then, print out and place your cards accordingly, perhaps alongside your custom Halloween-themed menu design!

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Halloween Bingo Cards

Let the games begin! Raise the stakes with a round of Halloween-themed bingo. Choose from Spark’s selection of bewitched bingo cards, which feature both standard numbers or playful Halloween graphics. Your guests will have a howling good time with this party favorite, just make sure to provide a thrilling prize for the winner!

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Halloween Favorite Costume Cards

When your guests are dressed to impress, let them know who did the best! Adobe Spark offers spooky superlative cards for you to award to all your favorite costumes. Choose a template, and then write in which awards you’d like your guests to vote for. Print out your design and place out at your party so guests can fill them out throughout the night. Then at the end, hold a ceremony to honor the good, the bad, and the ugly, along with some fitting prizes for the champs.

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Halloween Raffle Ticket

Excite your guests with a raffle and Halloween-themed raffle tickets to go along with it! Adobe Spark’s creative ticket designs will have your guests casting spells to up their odds. Choose your design, print it out for your party, and be sure to keep track of all your ticket stubs for the winner. Whether you’re raffling off a fun Halloween treat or a cursed Annabelle doll is up to you, but with Spark’s designs you can do it in supernatural style.

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Halloween Gift Tags

Send your guests back to the grave with goodie bags full of tricks and treats! Adobe Spark’s Halloween suite offer gift tags that are easy to customize to match your party. Choose your template and print out at any size that fits best with your party favors or gifts. Feel free to customize by adding the names of your guests, or a personalized message that will send goosebumps down their spine.

Halloween Thank You Cards

Remember - even a monster can be both ghoulish and grateful. Top off your Halloween suite with one of Adobe Spark’s Thank You Cards. Pick a design to match your theme and print them out to pair with your party favors. Or, create custom thank you cards addressed to individual guests that you can send digitally after your party!

Tips for Preparing Your Halloween Party

  1. Pick a Theme

    Halloween is obviously the overarching theme, but what kind of tricks are you trying to treat your guests to? Are you going for more of a candy-corn-colored playful party, or a dark, haunted mansion vibe? Use Adobe Spark’s premade designs to help you fine tune your ideas and develop your venue into one otherworldly experience.

  2. Don’t Break the Bank

    You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make things look dreary and desolate, in fact, you can do quite the opposite! Use Adobe Spark for all your creative paper and display needs, free of charge. Then, think outside the box with some of your other décor ideas. Construction paper, old bed sheets, and candles are some household items that can transform any standard space into a sinister one. If you need to buy decorations, hold on to them for your future parties! If they collect dust overtime, they’ll look all the more perfect for the occasion.

  3. So Much Room for Activities!

    Halloween parties are some of the most fun of all because of all the opportunity for activities! Adobe Spark offers customizable designs for ideas like raffles, bingo, and costume contests. Other crowd favorites include bobbing for apples, carving pumpkins, toilet paper mummies, and donut eating contests. But any good party game can be transformed into a Halloween-themed one with the addition of some plastic spiders and blood-colored drinks!

  4. Eat, Drink, and Be Scary!

    Fueling up is important to keep the party all through the night. Since Halloween caters to a lot of sweet treats, don’t forget to offer your guests more filling foods that offer more sustenance. Spaghetti and eyeball meatballs are a classic, along with deviled eggs, chips and dips, and other sorts of finger foods. For beverages, fill your witch’s cauldron with a punch potion of sorts!

Spark the Candles, Dim the Lights, and Hit the Fog Machine – It’s Time for Your Party!

Whether you’re celebrating Halloween at school, at home, or out and about, Adobe Spark has all the fixings for a festive time. Use Spark’s designs to decorate your party, and get your ghoulish guests excited for the event by sharing your designs via your social platforms and emails. As a host, it’s your job to set the mood and prepare your guests as something wicked this way comes!

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