Go Glam with These Amazing Halloween Party Ideas

October is here, and that means pumpkins, colorful leaves, and Halloween! With a few DIY tricks, you can turn something ordinary into glam. These Pinterest-worthy Halloween party ideas are perfect for a small gathering or even a huge costume party. Keep scrolling for some spooktacular inspiration!

Halloween Orange Cocktail | Kate Aspen

A Treats Table

Start by creating a focal point where all your treats and drinks are easily accessible. Place a black tablecloth on a small table and add some glitz with a sequined gold table runner. We kept it cute with a black, white, orange and gold color palette!

Party Tip: Find items you already own to add to your decor, like gold candlestick holders and bowls for your DIY marshmallow pop station.

Orange, Gold, Black and White Halloween Treat Table | Kate Aspen

DIY Marshmallow Pops

Easy-to-make treats are always fantastic. DIY marshmallow pops are a sweet and pretty addition to the treat table. Not only do they minimize the host’s time in the kitchen, but it also gives party guests something fun to do!

Halloween Marshmallow Pops | Kate Aspen

To create your own DIY marshmallow pop station, you’ll need the following:

  • 3 medium-sized bowls
  • White melting chocolate
  • Regular marshmallows
  • Paper straws (Striped black and white straws worked perfectly for this Halloween theme!)
  • Sprinkles


  1. Pour melted chocolate into one bowl, and display sprinkles and marshmallows in the other two bowls.
  2. To create your pops:
    • First dip one-fourth of a marshmallow in the chocolate. Let the chocolate set for about 30 seconds.
    • Then, dip in the sprinkles.
    • Leave marshmallows on a plate to set for about 3 minutes before gently attaching to straws.
  3. Enjoy!

Party Tip: Reheat the white chocolate occasionally throughout the party to prevent it from hardening.

DIY Halloween Marshmallow Pops GIF | Kate Aspen

Lots of Candy!

It’s not a Halloween party without candy! Find fun glass containers to fill with colored candy for a pretty presentation.

Orange, Black and White Gumballs in Clear Candy Jars | Halloween Treat Table | Kate Aspen

Easy Orange Creamsicle Cocktails

Serving specialty cocktails can be a lot of work, but this festive cocktail is so easy, your guests can mix their own the entire night!Orange Halloween Cocktails | Kate Aspen


  • Orange soda (Jarritos brand works great!)
  • Whipped cream-flavored vodka
  • White chocolate (from DIY Marshmallow Pop station; optional)
  • Sprinkles (from DIY Marshmallow Pop station; optional)


  1. First, lightly dip glasses in white chocolate from the marshmallow pop station.
  2. Next, dip glasses in sprinkles and let glasses set for 1 to 2 minutes to dry.
  3. Finally, fill the cocktail shaker halfway with ice, and add orange soda and vodka. Shake gently, strain, and serve into glasses.

Straw Flags | Happy Halloween | Kate Aspen

DIY Tip: Wrap a few customized stickers on straws for a cute touch. These pinstripe party straw flags matched perfectly!

Halloween Cocktails | Kate Aspen

DIY Halloween Cocktail | Kate Aspen

Glittery Boxes Filled With Macarons

Send guests home with glitzy packaged treats! Fill these gold glitter favor boxes with orange French macarons for a delightful snack.

Orange Macarons in Gold Glitter Favor Boxes for Halloween | Kate Aspen

Simple Halloween Cupcakes

Using store-bought cupcakes can be a time saver. Buy plain cupcakes, dust a few sprinkles on top, and add a few gold bats. Use edible gold spray paint to transform inexpensive black plastic bat rings into elegant cupcake toppers!

DIY Tip: Spray paint extra bat rings gold for a fun wearable favor!DIY Simple Halloween Cupcakes | Kate Aspen

Pin Halloween Inspiration

Where to Find It:

Customized glasses, straws, straw flags and gold glitter favor boxes: Kate Aspen | Orange Passionfruit French Macarons: Mac Lab Bakery & Cafe, Duluth, GA | Black and gold candlesticks, black glitter pumpkin: Michael’s | Mummy bowl, black spiderweb bowls, and white wire pumpkin: Target | Gold glass pumpkin: Home Goods

Happy Planning!