Throw a Wicked Party

Need another reason to get in character? Oh, we’ve got about a million of em! With 4 fun filled Halloweekend days to look forward to, here’s some wicked cool ideas to help you make the very most of Halloween 2022 and beyond!

Dress for Dinner

Not your typical formal family dinner! Dress for Dinner is all about costumes and improv! Each dinner guest creates a character name, personality and backstory for the night. There’s just one rule… no one can break character for the entire meal!

As for dinner, play it loosely or go all out with a theme to match depending on what you plan out in advance. This is a hilarious change of pace that will ensure some real family bonding while your crew unplugs and finds some real connection.


Awards Party

This year’s Emmy nominee list is jam packed with options for amazing costume ideas! Pinterest has a ton of themed food and bev ideas (check out this Pop Sugar article)! Check out this example of an award ballot and recreate your own with the 2022 nominee’s so your guests can make their own predictions. Offer up prizes for accurate picks and be sure to award the best costume too!

Mom & Pop at the Bus Stop

Have you seen the epic Rubie’s dino bus stop video? Get ready to kick it up a notch with an awesome bus stop birthday bash or perhaps a bus stop block party celebrating the last day of school! Decorate your whole cul-de-sac, go all out and get a DJ! Plan costumes for the kids in advance, have them ready when they get off the bus so they can join in on the fun!

Get creative, it’s an experience your kids will cherish for a lifetime… plus, you’ll be the cool house on the block after this!

Movie Night

Whether heading off to the theater or hosting a backyard screening, the costume opportunities abound!

Float and Flick – Head out to the pool for a late night showing of Jaws paired with vintage summer costumes

Disney – How about a blast with a classic from The Vault? Start with some cool accessories like these dragon horns and set up a dragon design studio before a viewing of Pete’s Dragon!

Wizard of Oz – Don’t get us started on the iconic Wizard of Oz! Even your furry friends can get in on the action with a lion mane!

Murder Mystery

A Murder Mystery is the way to go when you want to pull out all the stops and inspire your guests to dress to impress! There are a ton of ideas, plots and resources online to help you design the ideal theme for your heart pounding whodunit!

Here are a few of our favorite themes:

Lethal Luau

Halloween Heist

The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year

Totally Rad 80’s Prom Gone Bad

Mad Hatter’s Ball – Murder Mystery

Murder Under the Big Top

The King is Dead (Elvis of course!)


Superheroes of Service

Throw a superhero shindig and do some good in the neighborhood! Designate a meet-up spot and get ready to save the day! Here’s a list of good deeds you can try on for size while in your super suit…

Serve at a homeless shelter

Run a 5k for a good cause

Hand out superhero masks on the street

Give drinks out to people on a hot day

Deliver homeless care packages


Wee Bit of Fun

This is a fun one to put in your back pocket for St. Paddy’s Day or heck, for any day you’re feelin’ the luck of the Irish! Get READY for an over-the-top, rainbow-clad, shamrock shakin’ soiree! We’ve assembled some ridiculously fun ways for you to celebrate!

‘Round these parts, we’re big fans of family fun and St. Patty’s Day is the perfect reason to get the fam together for a green-themed night at home. These fruit trays are sure to be a hit with your lil’ leprechauns and so are these Minute-To-Win-It games!

A “Lucky in Love” party is a great theme for a couple’s celebration! Check out this lady leprechaun and this Shamrock Suit! Lastly, don’t forget about your fluffy friend’s costume!

White Pumpkin Party

Chances are you’ve heard about the White Elephant Party, but few have yet to embrace the magic of the White Pumpkin Party! A simple Google search will reveal a ton of tips and tidbits on how to make the most out of this fantastically fun get-together. The month of October is the ideal time to celebrate but November is another popular option that seems to be taking the place of the Secret Santa stuff, (who has time for another party during December anyway?) Whatever you do, don’t forget to make costumes mandatory!