Spooky Adult Halloween Party

Host your friends for a spooky adult Halloween party complete with frightening decorations and a delicious Halloween-themed menu!

Spooky Adult Halloween Party & Halloween Menu

I’ve had a bit of a love affair with buffalo check lately (see the napkins in this backyard party) so when I spotted these orange and black buffalo check napkins, this adult halloween party idea was formed.

A lot of people ask me where I get the inspiration for my parties (and for party theme ideas), well there is an example. Sometimes it’s something as simple as a patterned napkin that I bring to life on a table!

Halloween Party & Halloween Dinner Menu

There are lots of kids party ideas for Halloween but not a ton of adult or grown-up ideas, so I wanted to give you a little inspiration to throw a Halloween dinner party!

Why not? Grab your friends over, make some spooky foods and drinks (my Halloween menu is below), and dress up while you’re at it!

Spooky Adult Halloween Party

Take a look at the party and more details, inspiration, and the Halloween Menu below!

Grown Up Adult Halloween Party

Recreate the Halloween Party

Halloween Table Coverings

Love the look? Start with a basic dining table (I used my brown farm table). Layer it with a black cloth covering similar to this one.

I added on a thin layer of stretchy spider web as well. It’s so cheap to buy and adds such a spooky feel to the tablescape. You can add it to nearby trees, potted plants, doorways, etc.

Halloween Dinner Party & Menu Ideas

Halloween Place Settings

Now that you have your base covering, it’s on to the place settings! I layered black plates with calligraphy word plates (from Grandin Road). They are my favorite. I’m keeping these out to use all season. They have different sayings.

  • Let’s Get Wicked
  • Sit for a Spell
  • I’m Here for the Boos (my personal favorite)
  • The Witch is In
Halloween Dinner Party & Menu Ideas

Underneath were the buffalo check napkins. If you have an option, order up and use extras to fill bowls for rolls or layer a tray for favors, etc. This helps tie in the pattern throughout your party.

Halloween Party Ideas and Menu

Next up, black wine glasses! There is something spooky yet chic about drinking from black wine glasses. They’re so fun! Everyone always compliments on them when I bring them out!

Host a Halloween Dinner Party, Halloween Menu Ideas

The black and gold flatware is a new find (from Amazon, thank you free shipping)! I also have this set in the white/gold as well. The price on it varies so just check this link to see what the current price is.

Halloween Dinner Party & Menu Ideas

I added in black, white, and orange taper candles to brass candle holders. The little skulls are actually styrofoam and found at Michael’s for $1.99 each. This is such an inexpensive little detail to add.

There you have it! I hope you’re inspired to throw your own adult Halloween Party!

You might also love this black and white Skeleton Halloween Party!

Adult Halloween Menu Ideas

Let’s chat food. By no means do you have to set a Halloween tablescape and serve all Halloween-themed foods. Gracious. Life is busy.

But you could pick one idea (or just serve regular food favorites). It’s okay!

I just want to provide you with a solid list to select from. Sound good?

Many of these recipes (minus the cocktails) are great for kids too, but I wanted to focus on adults for this party!

Halloween Cocktails

Halloween Appetizers

Halloween Entrees/Sides

Halloween Desserts

Any questions? Ideas? Are you ready to throw a Halloween party for you and your friends? Share pictures if you do! I’d love to see!


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  1. I love it! Here in France we don’t find most stuff about Halloween and it’s very sad because I love Halloween! Last year we traveled in Boston and we visited Salem for Halloween. My daughter was so happy because she loves spooky things like me. :-)

  2. Mary McGrain says:

    Love it! Where did you get the black plates and the napkins? Would love to know. Thanks !

    1. They’re from Grandin Road!

  3. I love the idea of using spider webs on the table! Definitely stealing that one :)

  4. These ideas looks perfect for a Halloween party. I’m sure it will help in making my party more spooky.

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