Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Ideas!

With Halloween just a few days away, you may be wondering how you're going to spend the holiday weekend. If you're like me and prefer to avoid all things scary, throw a Not-So-Scary Halloween Party to die for! Like any event, your Halloween party essentials include decorations, food, drinks and favors. Here are just a few ideas for a fabulous Halloween party your friends will love!

These glittered pumpkins make a great centerpiece for a Halloween party or even a fall engagement party! For under ten dollars I was able to purchase the mini pumpkins, glue and glitter to make them sparkle. To create these glamorous gourds simply coat each pumpkin with a thin layer of glue (I used a spray adhesive but you can also use Elmer's Glue or Mod Podge) then immediately cover with you glitter of choice and let dry! Since they last longer than carved pumpkins, you can keep them on display until Thanksgiving!

glitter pumpkins

Food bars are one of the hottest wedding trends this year. From French fries and tacos to doughnuts and pies guests love being able to customize their food. So when I was thinking about Halloween foods that didn’t give me the heebie-jeebies, I thought a caramel apple bar would be the perfect addition to any fall party. Simply place apple slices on skewers and let your guests dip their caramel loving hearts out! Sprinkles, chocolate chips, peanuts, and more! The topping possibilities are endless!

Of course no Halloween party is complete without some chilling cocktails. Brew up a few of your favorite concoctions with a spooky twist. Poisoned Appletinis and a cauldron of Red Sangria are just couple ideas for slightly scary drinks to get the party going.

At the end of the night don't let your guests leave empty handed! Wow them with your own homemade candy to take home. Chocolaty treats such as fudge, peanut butter cups and chocolate turtles are super easy to make and much tastier than anything that comes in a wrapper.

So whether you’re a Halloween fanatic or just love an excuse to throw a party, try a couple or all of these not-so-scary ideas this Halloween!