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How to Host a Halloween Party for Adults

Halloween Party Themes for Adults

Yes, we realize that the "theme" category seems like a no-brainer -- it's Halloween. Just carve some pumpkins, head to the dollar store for generic decorations, throw "Monster Mash" on the stereo and call it a day. But the sky's really the limit if you want to kick it up a notch. Here are some of our favorite Halloween theme party ideas:

  • Dead celebrities: Have your undead guests walk a red carpet (and maybe over some police tape) to enter the festivities.
  • Murder mystery: Buy a murder mystery game, assign characters to your guests and have them come in costume.
  • Toga party: Old-school, but classic -- and easy. Be careful, though, that things don't dissolve into "Animal House"-type debauchery.

So, even if you're not having a specifically themed party, does everyone still have to wear a costume? One word answer: Yes. Turn the page for more on costumes.