Party Themes


Zombie Themed

Images- (Pictured right) Brain Cupcakes/Rachel Bussel

Have guests wear their goriest attire, you can even make a contest out of it. Use plenty of bloody decor and zombie-themed recipes.

Slasher Flick Theme

Images- (Pictured right) Freddy Krueger/Fabio Téllez

Have your attendees dress as their favorite characters from classic slasher movies (Freddy, Jason, Michael, etc.). Play a fun game of movie trivia with your guests.

Silent Horror Theme/Black & White

Images- Altogether Ooky/Clinton Steed and Black and White../Elena Roussakis

This is a creative theme that makes everything appear old and surreal. Use a black and white for makeup and decorations to create an atmosphere right out of the silent era.

Vampire Theme

Images- Vampire Cupcakes/Stacy and Vampire Wine Glasses/Kendall

Use dark Gothic decor for the vampire look. Supply plenty of blood red drinks and foods to your guests.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Images- Zombie Meatloaf/Tony Alter and Brighton Zombie Walk/Dominic Alves

Display disturbing props and decorations to make your home look like "Leatherface" decorated. BBQ and cannibal themed recipes are a good idea for this theme.

Other ideas:

  • All-in-White Ghostly Theme
  • Traditional Orange & Black
  • Old Hollywood/Celebrity Theme
  • Comic Book Heroes Theme
  • American Horror Story Theme
  • Universal Horror Theme

  • Party Games & Activities


  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Makeup Tutorial/Face Painting
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest
  • Horror Movie Watching
  • Best Costume/Dance Contest
  • Set Up Your Own Haunted House
  • Murder Mystery Game
  • Horror Movie Trivia
  • Pass-it-on Scary Story Telling
  • Guess the Number of Candies

  • Party Foods

    Pumpkin Deviled Eggs

    Pumpkin Egg

    SHORT VERSION: Use your favorite deviled eggs recipe, but garnish with a chive or cut a small piece of celery for the pumpkin stem. Top with red pepper or paprika for a mild recipe.

    Will Need:

  • 6 Eggs
  • 3-4 Tbsp Mayo or Miracle Whip
  • Tsp Mustard
  • Chives or Celery
  • Red pepper or Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Yields 12

    Add eggs to a medium/large pot and cover with water. Set pot on medium heat, once boiling set timer for 20 minutes. Remove pot from heat and strain eggs into a colander, place under running cold water until cool enough to handle. Remove eggs from shells.

    Slice eggs length-wise, remove yolks and place them in a mixing bowl. Set the halves aside for filling later. With the yolks mix in: mayo, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir until the mixture has a smooth texture. You can add more or less of any of the ingredients to taste.

    Now you can begin either piping or spooning the mixture into each of the egg halves (about 1 Tbsp each), until the mixture is all used up. Cut a chive or celery stock into 12 small pieces for the pumpkin stems. Add the stems and sprinkle the yolk with either red pepper or paprika. Cover and chill until ready to eat.

    Mummy Dogs

    Mummy Dog

    Will need:

  • 1 Can of Pillsbury Crescent Roll
  • 2 1/2 Slices of American Cheese
  • Mustard or Ketchup
  • 10 Hot Dogs
  • Cooking Spray
  • Preheat oven to 375℉. Unroll dough and cut into 4 rectangles using kitchen shears. Take one section and cut into 10 strips. Continue with the remaining sections, making a total 40 strips of dough. With the cheese, cut the slices into 1/4 pieces.

    Placing a section of cheese on the back of a hot dog, begin wrapping the dough around it making the appearance of bandages (use 4 pieces). Make sure to leave a space uncovered where the eyes will be. Continue the process with the rest of your dogs.

    On an ungreased baking sheet, place your mummies cheese side down, leaving enough space between them to prevent from baking together. Cook for 13-17 minutes, until golden brown. Dot with mustard or ketchup for eyes.

    Strawberry Ghosts

    Strawberry Ghost

    Will Need:

  • 30 Fresh Strawberries (Whole)
  • 8 oz. White Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/4 Cup Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 Tsp Shortening
  • 1/8 Tsp Almond Extract
  • Rinse and dry strawberries, melt white chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl at half power. Stir in almond extract, mix until smooth.

    Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Dip strawberries in mixture and place on sheet, letting extra chocolate drip down to form the ghost tail. Freeze them for 5 minutes.

    Melt the chocolate chips, stir until smooth. Using a toothpick, draw a mouth and eyes on each ghost. Refrigerate until ready to eat.

    More recipes here.