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How to Plan a Spooktacular Halloween Party

As pumpkins, broomsticks and ghostly ornaments begin to fill the shelves of our favourite retailers, now is the perfect time to kick off your preparations for the spookiest Halloween party of the season.

In this blog, we’ll unveil our expert advice on planning an unforgettable Halloween party, from selecting a captivating theme and crafting the ultimate witchy playlist to whipping up tasty Halloween-themed party food, certain to entice even the most convincing vampires on your guest list.

Choosing a Halloween Party Theme

Choosing the perfect theme for your spooky celebration can set the tone for an unforgettable evening of moonlit fun. In order to guarantee your chosen theme resonates with attendees, it’s important to consider the following factors:

  • Your Guests – Are they friends, family, colleagues or a mix? Understanding your audience’s preferences will help you narrow down your options.
  • Personal Interests – Whether it’s classic horror movies, pop culture references, dark fairytales, or traditional spooky symbols like pumpkins and witches’ hats, selecting a theme that excites you will make the entire planning process a whole lot more fun.
  • Practicality – Ensure that your chosen theme is manageable within your budget and time constraints.
  • Flexibility – Be prepared for unexpected twists and turns, allowing your theme to evolve as required to accommodate everyone in attendance.
A pumpkin shaped dessert on a white plate

Halloween Party Supplies

Securing the right Halloween party supplies is a crucial part of your planning process. Below, we’ve put together a simple checklist to make sure your cauldron is filled with all the necessary suppliers for a seamless event.

DIY Halloween Party Decorations

Adding a personal touch to your decorations not only enhances the atmosphere but also saves you money. If you’re not the craftiest witch in town, start with an easy project like creating Halloween bunting. Use black and orange paper and include spooky phrases like “enter if you dare” or “ghostly greetings”.

You’ll also need to get your hands on some spooky-themed tablecloths, centrepieces and candles for an added spooky ambience.


Send out invitations well in advance and keep track of RSPVs to estimate your ghostly guest count.

Use the invites to give party-goers a sneak peek of what’s in store, from the delectable treats on the menu to the looming question of whether costumes are essential.

Halloween Party Food

Plan a menu that aligns with your theme. Whether it’s spooky-themed finger food or your take on a ‘Corpse Revivor’ cocktail, ensure there are enough snacks and beverages for everyone.

At Piglet’s Pantry, we’re self-confessed Halloween fanatics. Whether you’re on the hunt for a captivating centrepiece for your eerie buffet table or a delectable treat, guaranteed to leave your guests wanting more, we’ve got you covered. Our Halloween Cupcake Selection Box features a tempting array of hand-decorated chocolate cupcakes, perfectly matching the spooky spirit of the season.

Two halloween cookie sandwiches surrounded by spooky decorations


Transform your gathering into a chilling spectacle by encouraging your guest to dress up in their most frightful attire.

We recommend having some extra wigs, masks and makeup on hand for those who may wish to enhance their looks as the night progresses.

Halloween Party Bag Fillers

Party bags serve as a wonderful gesture to show appreciation to your guests for taking part in the festivities.

You can enhance the experience by including small treats like mini pumpkin ornaments, Halloween-themed sweets, or even a classic spooky movie to keep the celebration going at home.

Halloween Party Songs

Craft a witchy playlist to keep the party atmosphere alive.

Whether you opt for classic eerie tunes like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” or Boris Pickett’s “Monster Mash”, or prefer the soundtrack of your favourite horror film, make sure your selected songs complement the ghostly atmosphere.

Halloween Party Game Ideas

Ensure your guests have a wickedly good time with spooktastic party games and activities like apple bobbing, a costume contest or a haunted scavenger hunt.

Offer prizes to the winners and tailor the games to suit the age group and preferences of the party-goers.


Amidst the whirlwind of planning a Halloween party, it’s easy to overlook a crucial detail – treats for those mischievous trick-or-treaters!

Be sure to fill a basket with popular sweets and place it by the front door, ready to hand out to any wandering goblins and witches that might come knocking.

Let Us Help!

Get ready to dive into the eerie world of Halloween with our team standing by, eager to help you plan an unforgettable spooky soiree! Whether you need help feeding your ghostly visitors, providing mouthwatering edible prizes, or offering scrumptious themed party favours, we’ve got you covered. Our lineup of Halloween-inspired sweet treats features something for everyone, from chocolate chip cookies with a hauntingly delightful orange ganache centre and creepy eyeball adornments, to ethereal ghost-shaped cupcakes.

For a peek at our bewitching selection, simply use the navigation on our site.