Inside: Halloween Party Ideas for Teens (Fun Activities + Food)

Teenagers are notoriously difficult to entertain, so coming up with original Halloween party ideas for them can be challenging. Finding party ideas that will please both the teens and their parents can be challenging because teens are neither children nor adults.

If the thought of throwing a Halloween bash for teenagers gives you the willies, rest assured that there are plenty of exciting party themes to choose from.

The vast majority of teenagers prefer to be dealt with as though they were adults. To make your party more interesting to teenagers, you can give it a more mature vibe. You can set the mood with some simple decorations and provide a ton of activities to keep the teenagers occupied and out of mischief with this strategy.

Be present and make sure the event is properly supervised at all times.

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Cool Teenage Halloween Party Ideas

Cool Teenage Halloween Party Ideas

Themed Halloween Party Ideas for Teens

As you might expect, you can choose from a plethora of Halloween-related topics when planning a bash. Get in the Halloween spirit by watching old scary movies, reading about your favorite monsters or aliens, or watching an animated version of The Nightmare Before Christmas. The following are some other ideas for spooky party themes:

  • Shaun of the Dead party
  • Day of the Dead party
  • Nightmare on Elm Street party
  • Friday the 13th party
  • It themed party
  • Hocus Pocus Themed (it’s not scary, but fun!)
  • Arachnophobia party (spiders, spiders, spiders)
  • Insane asylum party
  • The Birds party
  • Scream party
  • Body parts party
  • Ghostbusters party
  • Zombie party
  • Pumpkin carving contest party


Teen Halloween Party Decorations

Put up some spooky Halloween decorations that your teen guests will absolutely love. When it comes to throwing a Halloween bash for teenagers, these are some of our favorite ideas.

  • Icky Sticky Cobwebs:  Get yourself some high-quality string in a neutral white or gray color and snip it into pieces that are four feet long. Hang the string from the ceiling using tape, and do so in a low-light area for maximum effect. Now, right before your guests arrive, wet the ends of the string. Your visitors will be in for a revolting shock when they enter!
  • Glow in the Dark Ghosts:  You’ll need black crepe paper, balloons, and glow-in-the-dark paints. Create a balloon face by painting on crepe paper and wrapping it around a helium-filled balloon. It will look like a swarm of eyes is following you around the room when it’s dark.
  • Fog:  Put some dry ice in a large container and fill it with hot water for instant fog. Put the container in an out-of-the-way spot on the floor next to a wall.
  • Scary Monster Footprints:  Make a footprint using an old, large kitchen sponge. Now, meticulously remove this form. To make the footprints, simply dip your guests’ feet into washable paint and have them walk up your sidewalk to your front door or wherever you want them to go.
  • Green Pumpkins:  Use bell peppers and carve a face into them for a green “pumpkin.” There’s also the option of trying the red and yellow peppers.
  • Haunted Room: Covering windows with dark materials like blankets, bags, or foil can create a spooky atmosphere. Then, drape black fabric over your furniture. Any valuables should be taken out of the room to prevent loss.

How To Host A Teen Halloween Party

Halloween Party Activities for Teens

Costume Contest:  Halloween parties wouldn’t be the same without the obligatory costume contest. Make it a popularity contest by having the kids vote on their favorite costume, or split the contest up into categories to award multiple prizes. The best Halloween costumes deserve to be recognized, so be sure to stock up on prizes.

Scary Movie Night:  Teenagers often just want to chill with their friends and watch a movie. Make movie night more of an event by setting up a makeshift “theater” in your living room complete with plush seating, popcorn, and other movie night essentials. Be prepared with a number of scary films, both recent and old favorites alike.

Be Creative:  As a general rule, teenagers enjoy demonstrating their originality. Why not give them a pumpkin to carve? Make it a group activity and supply the teenagers with a number of pumpkins to carve. They can put the pumpkins on display for everyone to see and decide who has the best entry.

Haunted House:  Teens enjoy haunted houses, so if you or other parents in the area are up for the challenge, it can be a lot of fun. Do a little Halloween decorating and turn your house into a haunted house. All you need is some low lights, some scary music, and some brave teens who are willing to dress up and get scared.

Fun Halloween Games for Teens

Everyone, no matter their age, can benefit from playing games. Stock up on a variety to help the time go by and ensure that the kids have something to do. Teens are most likely to be frightened while playing spooky games, so those are the best option for Halloween.

  • Liver Toss:  An empty large bowl suitable for use as a caldron and some clean, thawed beef livers are all that is required. Guests can try their hand at throwing livers into the bucket.
  • Halloween Word Game:  Younger children shouldn’t play this game because it might be a little difficult for them. Have your group spend five minutes brainstorming as many words as they can that include Halloween, Scarecrow, or Jack-o-Lantern.
  • Halloween Bingo:  In this variant on the classic game of bingo, things are done a little differently. Use pictures instead of pointing out digits and letters. Make your own Halloween-themed bingo cards with images of spirits, witches, pumpkins, bones, etc.
  • Bobbing for Apples:  This game has stood the test of time because it is both timeless and easy to set up. Gather a lot of apples and a big bucket of water, and you’ll be set. Participants try to eat an apple from a bucket without touching it with their hands.
  • Scary Objects: The game is a variation on the classic memory game, with a creepy Halloween theme. Approximately 20–25 Halloween-themed items should be placed on the tray. Allow your guests 60 seconds to view the things on the tray. Whoever can recall the most items is the winner.

Halloween Party Activities for Teens

Halloween Party Ideas for 16-Year-Olds

Murder Mystery Game: With some preparation, you can come up with a fun activity that will keep your teenagers busy for at least an hour. Make a list of characters equal to the number of teenagers expected at the party. Have everyone take part in a story in which you introduce the setting, the characters, and your guests’ roles. The only person who will know who did it, how they did it, and why is you. Each player needs at least one weapon, one character, one reason, and one body location clue for there to be a lot of room for creativity. The teens can solve the murder by finding clues hidden around the house.

Halloween Fear Factor: Pack three or four bowls full of icky foods: grapes with the skins removed (for use as “eyeballs”), cooked pasta (for use as “guts”), a steamed head of cauliflower (for use as “brain”), tomato with the skins removed (for use as “heart”), canned peaches (for use as “liver”), and a pudding mix with raisins (for use (vomit). Put a blindfold on each teen and explain what they will be touching. The next step is to have them identify the actual dish.

Fun Food Halloween Ideas for Teens

Spooky Themed Food Ideas

More Fun Ideas Teens Will Love

Here are a few more exciting concepts that young people will enjoy.

  • Cool Nail Trends – The nail art on these fingers is vibrant, unique, and entertaining. Of course, there are still obstacles to consider when it comes to this fad and teenagers, such as the price, the upkeep, and the question of whether or not one should let one’s 13-year-old child wear acrylics. All legitimate worries. See how we deal with our young teenagers’ desire for long, wild nails and check out some of our favorite nail design ideas.
  • Hairstyles for TeensThe modern young woman has it made. Nowadays, kids and teens have a lot more options than we did when we were young when it comes to attractive, adorable, and on-trend hairstyles. The hairstyle options for adolescent women are practically endless. To help you figure out what to do about your favorite girl’s hair this year, here are some of the season’s loveliest styles.
  • Self Care for TeensIt can be draining to deal with the stresses of being a teen on top of everything else we’ve had to deal with during the past several years. It’s not only a drain on energy, but it can also have an effect on your day-to-day disposition and feelings. The best course of action, then, is to practice some additional self-care. It’s important to take time for yourself on a regular basis to revitalize your energy, outlook, and attitude.

Halloween Party Ideas for Teens