10 Tips For Throwing A Classy Halloween Party

I am so excited to finally share a Halloween Party collaboration that I have been planning with a few other bloggers for months now! I’ll be splitting the party up into a couple of posts, but for this one I wanted to share 10 tips for throwing a classy Halloween party, in case you are in the process of planning one now!

1. Decide on a theme/color scheme.
10 Tips For Throwing A Classy Halloween Party
10 Tips For Throwing A Classy Halloween Party
10 Tips For Throwing A Classy Halloween Party

For this party, the theme was for it to be a classy girl’s night out ghoul’s night out party. Our colors were essentially black, white and gold, with pops of color wherever needed. But sticking to the neutral colors as a base really keeps things classy.

2. Create an invitation.
10 Tips For Throwing A Classy Halloween Party

This invitation fit right with our color theme and is the perfect mix of spooky and classy. That skull with the flowers design is amazing and it was created by the ever talented Confetti Sunshine.

3. Decorate your entryway for a spooky first impression.
10 Tips For Throwing A Classy Halloween Party
10 Tips For Throwing A Classy Halloween Party

That picture wall might be my favorite. It’s the perfect touch to really decorating your space in an impressive way. That entryway table filled with a mix of Halloween items really tops it off. You can see more details over on Housewife 2 Hostess.

4. Use a spiderweb as a tablecloth overlay.
10 Tips For Throwing A Classy Halloween Party

This spiderweb overlay really adds some layers and textures to the main food table.

5.  Serve candy in clear jars.

10 Tips For Throwing A Classy Halloween Party

10 Tips For Throwing A Classy Halloween Party

Serving anything in clear jars is a great way to show off more color. I love that tall “boo” jar from Tai Pan Trading. It really gives some height to the table and we even sneaked a few skulls amongst the candy corn.

6. Prepare yummy desserts/appetizers/treats.
10 Tips For Throwing A Classy Halloween Party
10 Tips For Throwing A Classy Halloween Party

It helps if you have friends that are food bloggers or just love to cook. Armelle Blog made some Pumpkin Soup with Parmesan Crisps and Festive Pumpkin Cream Puffs that were both so tasty!

7. Provide an assortment of drink options.

10 Tips For Throwing A Classy Halloween Party
10 Tips For Throwing A Classy Halloween Party

From a hot cocoa bar to juices to cocktails… drink ideas are endless but make sure there’s a lot of options!

8. Include a runner on your dinner table.
10 Tips For Throwing A Classy Halloween Party

Adding a runner to your dinner table is simple thing to forget, but if you remember to add it, it really gives a center stage for adding little Halloween decor pieces to the table. Also having cute chargers, plates, napkins and goldware that coordinate with the theme is a must.

9. Tell your friends to dress up in costumes according to your color scheme.
10 Tips For Throwing A Classy Halloween Party
10 Tips For Throwing A Classy Halloween Party

This one may seem like overkill, but if you truly want your party to stay classy, then you’d ask your friends to dress according to your theme or color scheme. I mean, imagine if we all wore costumes in like brown, purple, orange, yellow and green. We would all clash and it just wouldn’t have stayed classy.

10. Invite your skeleton friends over too.
10 Tips For Throwing A Classy Halloween Party
10 Tips For Throwing A Classy Halloween Party

A Halloween party ain’t a real party unless Mr. Skeleton is invited.

Don’t forget to visit the other ladies that are part of this collaboration to see more of their costumes and crafts/DIYs that they prepared for the party! We will all be posting throughout the next few weeks!

Housewife 2 Hostess
Armelle Blog
Gentri Lee
Confetti Sunshine

All photography by Diana Putnam Photography. If you are in the Salt Lake City area, don’t forget to check out Tai Pan Trading for an abundance of Halloween, Thanskgiving, Christmas decor for your parties. Or you can shop online too.

27 Comments

  1. October 7, 2015 / 1:44 am

    You make me feel so excited for Halloween Sandy! The photos are so pretty and inspiring.

    xo, Alina
    STYLE BY ALINA

  2. October 7, 2015 / 6:22 am

    These decorations are AMAZING! I love it all!

  3. October 7, 2015 / 7:17 am

    SO CUTE!! This looked like an AMAZING party!!

  4. October 7, 2015 / 7:20 am

    I love the touches of gold mixed in with traditional Halloween colors. So chic!

  5. October 7, 2015 / 7:39 am

    I am so obsessed with this party!! How fun! I love the decorations!

  6. October 7, 2015 / 8:24 am

    The photos look great, it looks like such a fun party! 🙂 xx

  7. October 7, 2015 / 8:52 am

    What a great night! It really came together perfectly!!!

  8. Lynzy
    October 7, 2015 / 12:04 pm

    OMG this is adorable! I wish our house was in order so that we could throw our own!

  9. October 7, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    Great tips! Halloween is my favorite holiday!

  10. October 7, 2015 / 4:43 pm

    OMG, this party looks amazing!!! I want your house, haha!

  11. October 7, 2015 / 8:38 pm

    Your party looks like so much fun!

  12. Carly
    October 7, 2015 / 10:21 pm

    I love the decor!!!! So pretty!

  13. October 7, 2015 / 10:50 pm

    This is seriously the cutest thing I have ever seen!

  14. October 8, 2015 / 7:56 am

    The decor is AWESOME! I love how you skewed the frames. It’s the perfect touch!

  15. October 8, 2015 / 1:38 pm

    This Halloween Decor turned out awesome! So many items I’d love to snag! Thanks so much for sharing!

  16. October 8, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    This looks so fun! But also, your kitchen has me swooning!

  17. October 12, 2015 / 12:43 pm

    I am just BLOWN away by all of these decorations, oh my goodness what a fun Halloween party! Your home is gorgeous!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  18. October 17, 2015 / 10:30 am

    So lovely! Now you’re making me wish I were hosting a Halloween party 🙂 These are fantastic photographs and the theme is so thoughtfully carried out with the food and decor – looks like tons of fun!

  19. October 17, 2015 / 2:45 pm

    I LOVE everything about this decor, but especially love the girls taking their picture with the skeleton, what a hoot!

  20. October 22, 2015 / 10:21 am

    Thanks for sharing with us at #Throwback Thursday link party. Hope you join us again tonight..

  21. October 25, 2015 / 11:31 am

    Wow!!! Stunning! I could see how this easily could be transformed into an elegant Evil Queen party too. I love your creativity…and I love that you chose to bring some class into a holiday that normally isn’t very classy. <3

  22. September 13, 2016 / 6:29 am

    sandy this is so adorable!!! you’re so creative!!!

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