Staying in is the new going out and that’s why this year, we’re all over the trend of throwing a wild and crazy Halloween party for 2017. We all know that Halloween is the best party night of the year, so you don’t want to mess around in throwing the ultimate Halloween fest that could give Coachella a run for its money.

In 2016, 64% of US citizens celebrated Halloween. Crazy right? That’s hundreds of millions of people all getting together in their scariest outfits and partying the night away. Would you believe that there were also 41.2million trick-or-treaters on Halloween 2016?

As if you needed any further confirmation, Halloween is BIG news and everyone loves getting involved. So how about you throw your friend’s a fun Halloween party where you can really go to town on the scary stuff?

Here at Crazy Lenses, we always know how to throw a scarily good Halloween party and over the years we’ve picked up some really show-stopping ideas on throwing the best Halloween party ever.

Decorations

Ok, so firstly decorating your pad is a top priority for Halloween. We’re talking spider webs, gravestones, pumpkins and spooky candles at the very least!

Creating a scary atmosphere doesn’t need to be expensive or loads of effort though - keeping the environment dark and ghoulish is definitely a must at Halloween and candlelight definitely does the trick at creating the ultimate creepy party.

If you want to be totally extra, why not hang some skeletons off the side of your house like this Pinterest user:

Amazing halloween skeleton decorations for party

Why not make your house look like a crime scene by using fake blood and plastic body parts to make your kitchen represent a cannibals. This would scare your guests for sure!

Halloween decorations of fake crime scene

Using spiders is also a fantastic way of adding a creepy Halloween worthy scare to your decorations. We love this Pinterest user’s Spider porch:

Halloween party spider decorations on the porch

If you’re going for a Theme - why not do Harry Potter! We love this simple idea of red lipstick on the mirror for the chamber of secrets.

Harry Potter's Creepy mirror

Food

Arguably the most important part of any party is obviously the food and at Halloween, you can really go to town with your culinary creativity!

Making some Halloween themed food will not only impress the trick or treaters, it’s also sure to go down a storm with your guests. The great thing is, there’s so much you can do with very simple ingredients! Here are some of our favourite Halloween food ideas:

Halloween Hot Dogs look creepy AF and are super simple to make. To make them look like dismembered fingers, all you need to do is peel a small square off one end and add lots of ketchup to look like blood! Here’s our inspo:

Halloween hotdog fingers

To really go to town on your party, why not make a Skeleton dessert table. Get a plate and fill it with cookies, marshmallows and jelly snakes. Then take a skeleton’s rib cage and skull and place over the sweets to decorate them.

Skeleton Desert table

We also love these stuffed halloween peppers - totally easy to make by simply carving out the triangle face features like you would on a pumpkin. Simple but effective!

Halloween style stuffed peppers

Drinks

A Party isn’t complete without some great drinks flowing. Make a Halloween punch and serve it in a witches cauldron for an extra spooky effect.

Music

A Halloween playlist is an ABSOLUTE must for any party this October 31st. So what are the best tunes to have on your party playlist? Our favourite spooky anthems include:

  • "I Put a Spell on You" - Nina Simone
  • "Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • "Thriller" - Michael Jackson
  • "Monster" - Kanye West, JAY Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj
  • "Superstition" - Stevie Wonder
  • "Monster Mash" - Bobby "Boris" Pickett
  • "Get Ur Freak On" - Missy Elliott
  • "Disturbia" - Rihanna
  • "Evil Woman" - Electric Light Orchestra
  • "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" - David Bowie
  • "The Boogie Monster" - Gnarls Barkley
  • "Somebody's Watching Me" - Rockwell
  • "Witches' Rave" - Jeff Buckley
  • "Psycho Killer" - Talking Heads
  • "Haunted" - Beyoncé

Costumes

Without a doubt, making sure you have an absolutely banging costumer is one of the most important aspects of hosting a Halloween party. So what will you dress up as this year? If you’re doing a theme party like Harry Potter, you should definitely have a main character like Dumbledore or Hermione.

Or maybe you want to channel something serpenty this year? We have some fabulous slit eye contact lenses in yellow and green that are perfect for a scary snake or lizard look.

If you are planning on rocking the zombie look this year, then you’ll DEFINITELY scare your guests with some blind eye white contacts. These are SO creepy and our best sellers for Halloween.

For more Halloween costume inspiration, visit our blog post here Now it’s down to you to sort the guest list and throw the most rockin’ Halloween party ever! Share your party with us by tagging us on Instagram with @crazylensesnow Halloween make up inspo