Your search for fun college Halloween party ideas stops here! By the end of this post, you’ll know exactly how to throw one like a pro!
It’s finally Halloween! And you know how important the week is for college students.
If you are planning to throw a Halloween party this year, whether it’s just your group of friends or the campus, I have got some of the best ideas waiting for you to see!
Hosting a Halloween party in college is not as hard as it seems. In fact, you’ll have such a fun time throwing one with your friends! Here is everything you need; from the best party decorations, spooky games to creepy food ideas and more!
COLLEGE HALLOWEEN PARTY IDEAS
1. Halloween Party Invitations
First things first when hosting any party are the invitations. Now, since it is Halloween, you are allowed to get as creepy as you want with the cards!
If you are a bit of a DIY person you can make them yourself or else Etsy has got your back with some of the best ones out there! I love these because they are customizable and go with any theme!
2. Create A Spooky Entrance
To ensure a Halloween party is done right, creating a spooky entrance will surely set up the mood from the beginning!
This look can easily be recreated by cobwebs and fake spiders that you can get on Amazon for a fairly inexpensive price. You can even put on some horror sounds as background music!
3. Set Up A Snack Bar
The fun place 🤩. A snack bar at any party is always a hit, so you can’t go wrong with this option! A Halloween theme inspired will totally take it to the next level.
You can create a similar one like the picture above with all the creepy food options I have listed below! I’m sure your friends will be impressed with this idea.
4. Halloween Banners
Halloween banners are an absolute must for decoration purposes. They are a great way to decorate any table area or wall, and there are a TON of them on Amazon to match any theme you are going for!
5. Halloween Costume Contest
Let people take home a win for the hottest Halloween costume at the party! Set up a box with cards at the end of the table for everyone to come and choose their favorite Halloween costume idea for the year.
You can divide the choices into Halloween costumes for girls, guys, groups, and couples for a fair win!
6. Have A Photo Boo-th Area
How fun would a photo boo-th be at a Halloween party? I’m obsessed with this and think everyone will loveee to spend time here and take all sorts of pictures in their best Halloween costumes!
Plus, it’s a great way to look back at all the memories from the night for years to come!
7. Glow In The Dark Halloween Party Theme
Recreate this look:
There is really not much to say about this except for the fact that it’s one of the most popular college Halloween party ideas that literally never disappoints! I can 100% guarantee everyone will have a blast with this theme at your party!
There are so many fun ways to get this look, whether it is through glow sticks, photo booth props, or even fun costumes! 100/10 recommend!! 🙌
8. Decorate With Creepy Halloween Cloth
A creepy Halloween cloth is a perfect way to create a scary atmosphere. These are super long and can easily be draped over walls, windows, bathrooms, and other places to give a fun, spooky look to the place!
Also, it will act as a great backdrop for all the killer photoshoots that will happen at the party!!
9. Have LED Lights All Around
Recreate this look:
These flickering LED lights are so cute and spooky at the same time. I think they’ll look amazing as table decorations or even in mason jars!
And the best part is that these are batteries operated which reduces the chance of anything catching fire. One less thing to worry about at your party!
10. Plug In A Fun Halloween Game
How fun would a Halloween theme family feud be at a Halloween party?! You can plug it in a projector or TV and display it on the big screen for everyone to play!
I can already imagine how it will go with all the best Halloween-appropriate questions. Highly recommend this idea for good times and laughter!
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11. Get A Halloween Balloon Arch
Recreate this party idea:
Balloon Arches are so elegant and makeup as the perfect table decoration option! You can have these around the snack bar to give a lift to that area!
I also love those scary bat stickers on the wall. The whole table decor can’t get any better than this!
12. Hang Spooky Decor From The Ceiling
Can’t forget to decorate the ceiling! That’s the best place to hang all the spooky decor! Think anything from skeletons, fake hanging spiders, and all the Halloween lanterns.
I would highly recommend checking out Amazon and your nearest store for all the Halloween decorations. You will find so many of them that can be used for hanging purposes!
13. Create Low-Lying Fog On The Ground
Recreate this party decor:
Okay, you NEED to try this insane creative idea at your Halloween party! It’s so easy to get this spooky look with a fog machine that you can get for less than $40 on Amazon!
14. Fun Balloons As Props
Another one of the fun party decorations you can’t say no to! You can’t deny these will act as such a cute backdrop for all those stunning Insta shoots… which makes them a total essential at this point 😉.
15. Hang Halloween Inspired String Lights
If you want to have some sort of calm lighting to mix with the dark theme you are going for, string lights are the best way to do it!
I’m obsessed with these lights. I think they’re cute, and a super inexpensive way to decorate any Halloween party!
16. Go For A Gothic Theme
Looking for a different approach than the glow in the dark theme? This gothic-inspired theme is just the one for you!
Honestly, it’s the theme that actually screams Halloween. And the overall setup of any gothic-themed party is all about black, purple, and white. You can get as creative as you want with decor, but creepy skeletons and bats are a total must!
17. Halloween Centerpieces
If you have a few artistic skills up your sleeves, you can easily DIY a few Halloween centerpieces for the party!
They could be anything from DIY mason jars, wreaths, pumpkin carved decor, and a lot more!
18. Halloween Photo Booth Frame
Is it even a Halloween party if you don’t have the spookiest photo frames to take pictures with? These photo frames are so good, you would never believe they are less than $15!!
The photo booth area will 100% be occupied by everyone!
19. Use Dry Ice For Spooky Look
Pro tip: get dry ice. You are going to love using it at your college Halloween party for a variety of reasons!
And this is just one of the ideas that show how dry ice adds a spooky touch to drinks and decor in the simplest way possible!
COLLEGE HALLOWEEN PARTY FOOD IDEAS
20. Mummy Dogs
How fun and delish would these “mummy dogs” be at your Halloween party?! It’s one of those easiest snack options that only requires two ingredients: hotdogs and roll dough- that’s all!
The spooky eyes as decor are like cherry on top.. so cute!
21. Halloween “Black Death” Lemonade
If you are planning to serve lemonade at your Halloween party, this “black death” lemonade will surely be a major hit!
It’s pretty simple to make this because you probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen, except for the charcoal.
22. Dark Chocolate Halloween Cookies
No one can deny cookies, they’re truly the best! You will have so much fun making these fun Halloween cookies with your roommate or group of friends!
Plus, you can always add your own touch to them with creative whip cream ideas like spooky faces, pumpkins, etc. as toppings!
23. Witch Finger Pretzels
Okay, you HAVE to have these at your party! I mean who wouldn’t love witch finger pretzels?
I highly suggest going onto Pinterest and searching for Halloween pretzels recipes, you’ll find a TON of them that are so easy to make. Another one of the fun recipe options to prepare with your friends!
24. Oogie Boogie Pudding Cups
Okay, how creative is this? Halloween is the only time you can go as crazy as you want with food options which makes these spooky pudding cups a total hit!
PS. I’m a big fan of the “Night Before Christmas” movie so you know I would absolutely love to try this recipe!
25. Halloween Graveyard Chocolate Mousse
The details on this chocolate mousse are seriously so bomb!! If you are planning to have these at your party, all you need is gummy bears, candy ghosts, creepy zombie hands, and candy pumpkins for decorations!
And those stunning Graveyard signs are a DIY option which is so cool!
26. Candy Corn Halloween Punch
A Halloween party is not complete without the Halloween punch, so obviously this drink is a must! Layered drinks like these can be so fun for parties and this Candy Corn Punch is perfect for Halloween!
You can also add this in a huge bowl with some dry ice to give it a smoky look!
27. Spooky Black Light Lemonade
Another lemonade recipe, but this one goes perfectly with the glow in the dark theme! For this recipe, you’ll need tonic water, lemonade mix, and black light (which will help it glow).
It’s no doubt people wouldn’t be impressed with this drink option at your party!
28. Halloween Donuts
Halloween donuts are that one thing you can order from outside, but if you are looking for a little fun option to make with your roommate or friends, these spooky Halloween donuts are just the ones for you!
I honestly like the topping on these and you always switch them out and decorate however you want!
29. Snack Board
Pretty sure this snack board will be EMPTY by the end of the party. I mean, what does it not have?
Snack boards like these, that are also known as charcuterie boards, are super trendy this year, so you can’t go wrong with this food option!
These were all the best college Halloween party ideas for 2021.
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