Are you in need of some ideas on how to throw the perfect halloween party that will be able to get the approval of your teenagers and their friends?
If you answered yes to that question, then rest assured that you have clicked on the right article.
Even though some of the younger kids might be spending their halloween trick or treating and tucking into some tasty treats – it’s safe to say that the older kids might want to celebrate their halloween holiday in a different way now that they’re growing up.
That being said, if you’ve been tasked with the responsibility of throwing a halloween party that needs to get the seal of approval of teenagers – you’ve come to the right place.
In this guide, we’re going to be providing you with everything you need to know to ensure your halloween party is a roaring success.
Just read on!
Throwing A Halloween Party For Teens: The Basics To Ensure Success!
When it comes to throwing a party that teens are sure to love – there’s some basic groundwork that you’re going to need to make sure that you get right in preparation for the big event.
For starters, when considering how you’re going to be able to throw a teen halloween party, you’re going to want to make sure that you have plenty of activities for your teenagers to enjoy!
As we’re sure you might very well agree, keeping teenagers engaged and interested in something can be hard at the best of times, so it’s only understandable that you might be apprehensive about throwing a party for a group of teens to enjoy!
However, despite some of the challenges that can come along with keeping teens entertained – if you are making sure that you have plenty of halloween-themed activities, halloween-themed food and plenty of spooky music to enjoy – we’re sure that you’ll find that the halloween party goes down without a hitch!
All that being said, here’s a quick breakdown of the best things that you can do to ensure that your halloween party goes down a roaring success prior to the big event:
Make Sure To Ask Your Teenager For Some Input
This is one of the best things that you can do when planning a halloween party! By taking the time to ask your teenager if they have any specific things that they want the party to have (such as a particular food or activity) then you are going to be able to ensure that your teenager and their friends are going to have a great time.
Check Out Trends On TikTok
If you haven’t caved and made a TikTok account yet – then you’re missing out as far as trends are concerned.
TikTok is full to the brim with awesome activity and party ideas during halloween time, so it can be a great source of inspiration for your upcoming halloween party!
Plus, given the fact that you’ll be using TikTok for your Halloween party inspiration, you’re sure to gain some brownie points from your teen!
Make Halloween-Themed Food
If you have some extra time to spare and you’re in the mood to go all out for your teen’s halloween party, why don’t you consider making a variety of halloween-themed foods for your teen to enjoy during their halloween party?
Of course, if you are going to be hosting a halloween party for a group of teens, then you should be sure to check if anyone happens to have any specific dietary requirements or allergies.
Compile A List Of Scary Movies To Play
As you’ll be throwing a party for the older kids to enjoy, it means that you’ll have the option of playing scary movies during the party if this is something that you think they will enjoy.
If you don’t want to play scary movies, then there are plenty of other halloween movies that you can play that won’t come along with any unwanted jumpscares, such as Hocus Pocus or Halloween Town.
Provide Games, Activities And A Photo Booth Area
This is the final thing that you’ll want to make sure that you prepare before the big event!
Games and activities will keep them entertained throughout the duration of the party, while a photo booth area will be perfect for marking the event on social media!
You can even provide your teens with silly and spooky props to make their selfies even more fun.
Now that we have covered all of the basics you’ll need to make sure that you have prepared to ensure success – we’re now going to be diving into some of the main questions that you might currently be asking yourself.
What Do Teenagers Like To Do At Halloween Sleepovers?
If you’re going to be throwing a halloween sleepover for your teen and their friends, you’re going to have to make sure that you’re prepared!
Sleepovers last longer than a traditional party, which is why you’re going to want to make sure that you have a clear picture of what it is that teenagers enjoy doing during sleepovers…especially as far the halloween holiday is concerned!
To provide you with all of the inspiration you’ll need, here’s a few awesome ideas that you can consider including:
Halloween TikTok Challenge/Videos
It’s no secret that teenagers love social media! One way that you can help to make sure that the halloween sleepover is a success is by allowing your teen and their friends to make halloween themed tik tok videos to help pass the time.
There are also plenty of halloween challenges that take place on TikTok during the halloween holiday period – which is another option that you can look into.
Have A Halloween Costume Competition
Given the fact that you’re going to be hosting a halloween sleepover – it means that you are going to have plenty of time to kill throughout the evening and late into the night!
We recommend that you encourage your teen and their friends to have a Halloween costume competition!
You can ask everyone prior to the party/sleepover to create their own DIY halloween costumes, and you can then be the judge and award prizes to the best outfits.
Make An Escape Room
Have you ever heard of escape rooms? They’re awesome, interactive and are perfect for groups of people to work together to help crack the puzzles and “escape” the room!
They’re very popular during halloween and there are plenty of halloween themed escape rooms for you to choose from such as haunted house and mystery manor!
Keep in mind, if you are thinking about throwing a halloween party escape room – you’re going to need to make sure that you’re prepared.
Visit A Haunted House In The Area
During the spooky season, visiting haunted houses is one of the most popular events that you can go to during halloween!
If you are going to be hosting a sleepover for your teen and their friends, you’re going to have plenty of time to kill, especially if the sleepover party is going to be starting earlier in the afternoon or evening.
By heading out to a haunted house, you will be able to make sure that everyone stays entertained for the duration of the sleepover event, while also ensuring that everyone will have a fun, spook-filled halloween night!
These are just some of the ways that you can help to ensure that the halloween sleepover is a roaring success.
Of course, we highly recommend that you also take the time to ask your teen and their friends if there is anything in particular that they would like to do during the sleepover, as their input is a certified guarantee to success.
What Are The Best Halloween Movies?
If you are planning on throwing a halloween movie night for your teen and their friends – then it only makes sense that you should currently be wondering what some of the best halloween movies are to play during the night.
If you are in need of some inspiration on which halloween movies to play during the halloween part, here are a few halloween movie examples you can consider playing:
- The Saw Series
- Edward Scissorhands
- Friday the 13th
- A Quiet Place
- The Ring
- Hocus Pocus 1 and 2
- The Purge Series
- The Scream Series
- The Harry Potter Series
- Jennifer’s Body
There are plenty of other awesome movie options that you can consider playing during the halloween party, but these are just a few options to get you started.
If you’re still unsure about which horror movies to play, you can always consider asking your teen what their favorite horror movies are!
Of course, as a side note, if there are going to be a group of teenagers attending the halloween party – it is highly recommended that you check with their parents whether or not it is okay for them to watch horror movies. Even though Halloween is a spooky event, it’s important to make sure that everyone is comfortable.
What Is The Best Halloween Playlist For Teenagers?
As we have already touched upon above, in order to make sure that your Halloween party goes smoothly without any complaints from your teen or their friends – you’re going to want to make sure that you have an awesome playlist for them to listen to and enjoy for the duration of the party.
If you’re in need of a little inspiration on what music to add to the playlist – here is a quick breakdown of some of the best song choices you can consider adding to your teenager’s halloween party playlist:
- Monster Mash
- Bury a Friend
- The Addams Family Theme Song
- Time Warp
- The Purple People Eater
- Werewolves of London
- Witch Doctor
- I Put a Spell on You (fans of the movie Hocus Pocus will love this song)
- Harry Potter Soundtrack
- Love Potion No.9
- Phantom of the Opera Soundtrack
- Men in Black
- Highway to Hell
- Witchy Woman
Any of these songs will make the perfect soundtrack to your teenager’s Halloween playlist!
But, if you find that you don’t have enough time to curate a playlist for your teen’s halloween party (or you’re simply in the mood to be a little bit lazy) then we recommend that you check out music streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music – they offer a variety of different halloween playlists for all sorts of different occasions, including teenager halloween parties!
Of course, if you don’t want to do any of the above – then you also have the option of just going ahead and asking your teen if they would like to create a playlist for the party.
As we’re sure you might agree, teenagers can be very picky when it comes to choosing what music to listen to, which is why asking them if they would like to make their own playlists for the party is a great option to consider.
The Best Teenager Halloween Activity Ideas
If you’re in need of a little inspiration on what activities to do during the halloween party, here a few great ideas that you can consider.
Now, while this might be on the trickier side given the fact that older kids don’t like to play games as much as they did when they were younger – the good news is that it’s super easy to find a happy medium.
Let’s take a look at some of the best options that you can consider below:
Play Halloween Charades
No matter how old you get, we think that it’s pretty safe to say that you’re never too old for a fun game of charades!
To keep with the holiday spirit of halloween, we recommend that you have every player act out some of their favorite scary movie names without uttering a single word.
Spooky Scavenger Hunt
The next option that we have to share with you is a spooky scavenger hunt! In order to play this scavenger hunt successfully, we recommend that you hide a variety of spooky items around the house as well as outside.
Then, to make the game extra scary – we recommend creating a backstory for the scavenger hunt to make the game extra thrilling.
You can also consider turning off all the lights and having each player walk around with just a flashlight to light their way!
Halloween Movie Marathon
Even though we have already briefly touched on this point, we still think that it’s worth highlighting in this list!
A halloween movie marathon is a fantastic way to help keep teenagers entertained throughout the party, and is an awesome option to consider if you are going to be throwing a halloween slumber party.
Mummy Wrap Game
If you want to provide a fun way to get pulses racing during the party – then we recommend that you put this mummy wrap game on your halloween party itinerary!
In order to play this game, all you’re going to need to do is grab some toilet paper and provide each player with their own roll.
Don’t be put off by this game, because kids of all ages (even adults) will find themselves laughing while playing this!
Make Halloween Cookies
Another fun activity that you teen and their friends will be able to do during their halloween party is make delicious cookies!
You can buy premade cookie mix at the store and provide each party guest with halloween cookie cutters to choose from.
Then, to add the perfect finishing touches – you can provide everyone with various icing colors to decorate their halloween cookies with!
Halloween Ice Cream And Drinks Bar
Even though you’re throwing a party for kids, as they’re a little on the older side – it’s only to be expected that they’re going to want the party to have a grown-up vibe to it, and an ice cream and drinks bar strikes a happy medium.
We recommend providing your party guests with an ice cream bar filled with various ice cream flavors and halloween-themed topping to boot. As well as this, we also recommend providing a drinks area filled with soda, juice and water.
The Bottom Line
There we have it! You’ve made it to the end of the article. Now that you have taken the time to read through everything that we have shared above, we are hoping that you now have a much better idea of how to throw a halloween party that your teen is sure to approve of.
Of course, while it’s certainly no denying that teenagers can be hard to impress – by making sure that you are following all of the steps and guidance that we have provided you with above, you will be able to ensure that your halloween party goes down a roaring success for your teenagers.
Thanks for reading, and goodbye for now!
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