Halloween Party Ideas 2019 – Halloween Parties are fun no matter how young or old you are! Who doesn’t want to adopt an alter ego for the day and wear a scary, sexy or silly costume? There are great Halloween Party ideas in 2019 for both adults and children that will keep your guests entertained and inspire wonderfully creative costumes.
Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honour all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating sweet treats.
Halloween Party Ideas for 2019
1. Super Heroes and Villains
Have your party guests come as their favourite superhero or villain! Choose decorations that will set the mood so your guests are feeling epic and action-packed. For a children’s party have games that will allow the bad guys to compete against the good guys like capture the flag or laser tag. For an adult, parties pit the heroes against the villains in a tournament of drinking games. Keep some props around the party space like shields, swords and handcuffs to keep the action rolling. At the end of the night who will come out on top, the superheroes or villains?
2. Pirate Booty
Get ready to man the deck and fire the cannons at your Pirate themed Halloween party, another classic from our Halloween party ideas vault. Have your guests come dressed as a swashbuckling pirate or mate and of course there’s room for only one ship Captain, the host! For decorations you will definitely need the Pirate Inflatable Treasure Chest to keep your beverages chilled. Gather some gold coins and hide them around the party, split up into teams and see which pirate gang collects the most booty! The prizes can be chocolate golden coins, candy and eye patches. Don’t forget to bring along a few words and to talk like a true pirate.
3. Zombie Apocalypse Party
It’s the end of the world as we know it and we’re having a great time! Zombies always seem to make into our top Halloween Party ideas because you dress as one in so many ways. Have your guests attend as either a survivor, full-fledged zombie or soon to be zombified victim. For décor, you can hang gruesome body parts around and use a smoke machine to create an eerie space. Activities can be survivors versus zombies in games like manhunt, candy hunts and more. Keep wound make-up and fake blood around; as the survivors lose more zombies will emerge!
4. Disney Party
Everyone has a childhood Disney favourite, whether it’s a Princess, a villain or hero! The Disney theme is one of our favourite Halloween Party ideas because there are so many costumes and décor to choose from. This is a wonderful Halloween party idea for children and classrooms! Kids can come as their favourite Princess, which, Prince, hero, animal or villain! If there are enough guests, design activities around good guys versus bad guys and give out candy as prizes. Keep the decorations whimsical and colourful just like the world of Disney, streamers and balloons are a must.
5. Gag Party
A humorous themed party is best for adults so the ideas can be a little risqué. A gag party is where all the guests choose a funny costume and let loose with lots of laughs. Give out awards for the most creative costume, the costume that got the most laughs and best sexual innuendo costume. It has a spot on our top Halloween party ideas for 2019 because it’s easy to pull off and everyone has fun laughing and comparing costumes. Activities like Twister, pin the tail on the boyfriend, Who Am I and a mock fashion show will be great fun.
6. Movie Character Party
Bring Hollywood to life in your living room by throwing a movie party, one of our timeless Halloween party ideas! Each guest must come dressed as their favorite film character: they can be a childhood favorite, Hollywood bombshell, action hero, funny guy, villain and so much more. Once all of the guests have arrived have a guessing game to see how accurately each costume represents the character! The décor can be lavish and Hollywood inspired, so serve h’orderves and cocktails. For the music, make a playlist of classic movie theme songs and if your character’s song comes on to make them perform, sing or dance!
7. Rock Star Party
Break out your leather pants and guitars for a night of rock ‘n roll and fun! Making it onto our top Halloween party ideas for 2019 for its sheer fun and a massive selection of costumes is the Rock Star party. Guests will dress as their favourite rock star or create a persona of their own. This is a great opportunity for guests to arrive in group costumes to form their favourite band. Keep a lively playlist going at all times and if a song by your artist comes on, get ready to put on a performance! Another fun way to keep the party going is to allow guests to take turns choosing music so you get a bit of everything.