Halloween Party Ideas for Basic Witches and Your Little Sheets (kids)

I just love October.

I’ve learned over the years that people can either really love it or leave it when it comes to Halloween. Our neighborhood goes all out with decorating. We have a house down the street with an entire skeleton crew that moves every night like an Elf on the Shelf. From running a marathon, to picnicking, to dogs chasing a mailman… these neighbors are so creative in their nightly moves.

If you are a lover of fall, it’s likely you have a standard “October Bucket List”.

Ours is the same every year:

  • pumpkin patch
  • pick apples
  • decorate the house and porch
  • paint pumpkins
  • watch scary-ish movies (kid-friendly, of course)
  • take family fall photos
  • take evening walks
  • spend time around the bonfire
  • enjoy soups and fall cocktails + mocktails

If you’re in the mood to host a little get-together here are some tips for a simple spooky extravaganza:

  1. You can host a fun adult Halloween party for you and your besties even with a boatload of sheets around (kids)
  2. Prepare a dish the kids are sure to enjoy
  3. Make a delicious, seasonal soup for the grownups
  4. Create a fun holiday inspired cocktail for the adults and mocktail for the kids
  5. Pumpkin painting is easier than carving, in my opinion… the kids can be left to their own devices while you are able to chat with your friends.
  6. Pick a Halloween movie everyone can agree on
  7. Supply some Halloween candy or mummy brownies for dessert
  8. Keep it simple! Most of the decorations you need can be found at the Dollar Store


prep time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2
  • 4 ounces tequila
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 8 ounces sparkling water
  • Agave nectar or honey, to taste
  • Red, blue and green food coloring
  • sea salt, for garnish (if you can find black salt, it enhances the look!)
  1. Mix ingredients together in a shaker for 30 seconds
  2. Wet the rim of a margarita glass and dredge in salt
  3. Pour drinks in chilled margarita glasses


prep time: 2 minutes
mix time: 3 minutes
serves: 1
  • 2 ounces fresh squeezed or store bought lemonade
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • Soda or sparkling water to top
  • Ice
  1. Mix the first 4 ingredients together in a cocktail shaker or mason jar with lid.
  2. Pour over ice
  3. Top with soda water or sparkling water


  • Favorite Brownie Mix
  • White tube icing
  • Edible eyeballs
  1. Prepare brownies according to box
  2. Once brownies have cooled, cut them into rectangles
  3. Ice brownies in lines to look like mummy wrap
  4. Apply two edible eyeballs on each brownie rectangle

*Grilled cheese bats are traditional grilled cheese sandwiches cut into bat shapes

What are some of your favorite October traditions??


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