Spooky season is upon us, and that means it's time to gather all your Halloween party supplies and prepare to throw a witchin’ Halloween party! The theme? Vintage Halloween.
Think traditional orange and black, skeletons and spider webs galore, and all the ghostly retro decor. So read on, and trick-or-treat yourself to the best Halloween party ideas and decorations.
In case we haven't made it clear enough yet, the key to throwing a Vintage Halloween party is sticking with the classic Halloween color palette. Orange and black is where it’s at! We decorated with a few Halloween balloon garlands, and draped this fringe banner for an added spooky statement.
But don’t get too overwhelmed with the decorations. Anything that looks crafty and retro is ideal for this party theme. And if you have the guts to try, you can even incorporate a little Halloween craft into your party prep and DIY a few garlands yourself. Just grab some tissue paper and string, and get those creative juices flowing!
Speaking of easy DIY Halloween decor, this fabulous witch hat decoration is a must-try! We grabbed a few inexpensive witch hats and styled them up with ribbon and pom poms. Then, we hung them to the ceiling with some fishing line, and layered them at different heights for extra dimension.
It makes a super unique indoor Halloween decoration, but it would also look stunning hanging outside with some string lights. But seriously, add this little bewitching set-up to your front porch, and you’re guaranteed to have the best Halloween house on the block!
Nothing says “Best Halloween Party Ever!” like spooky scary skeletons on the wall! These guys are ideal vintage Halloween decorations because they’re cute, classic, and most importantly, inexpensive and easy! They can also be incorporated into a fun Halloween party game– pin the bone on the skeleton, anyone?
Hello, gourd-geous! Another must-have Halloween decoration is this pack of of honeycomb pumpkins! They're easy to open and prop up, and add the cutest touch to your party space. You can even place them on your porch alongside your jack-o-lanterns to step up your spooky stoop game!
Honeycomb decorations like this are also very lightweight, so they can easily be incorporated into a balloon garland, or hung on a wall or mantle.
We aim to keep our parties classic and fun while still being elevated. Our favorite way to do this is by incorporating a boo-tiful flower arrangement in our color scheme, and adding thematic details.
In this case, we picked up a lovely bouquet in shades of orange and embellished with a Halloween boo flag. These little flags make the best decorations, and they can easily double as party favors to give your party guests.
If you want to take a spookier approach, add a few plastic spiders to your arrangement! We love how there are so many ways to get creative with this theme, whether you’re wanting to go with a scary “Haunted House Party” or a “Not-So-Spooky Soiree.”
Now let's talk about tableware! When we think about vintage Halloween, we think of those classic Halloween icons like witches, jack-o-lanterns, skeletons, and black cats. Fortunately, these plates incorporate those characters, and bring all the retro vibes!
Pair them with other coordinating partyware, and you’ll have yourself the perfect set-up to serve candied apples and Halloween candy!
Another must-have to make your Halloween party the talk of the town: vintage halloween character crackers! Your guests will love the thrill of cracking them open and seeing the fun treats (or tricks) inside. These are essential for any ghostly gathering, but they're perfect for a kid’s Halloween party as well!
We love Halloween party decorations that can stay up all month long! That’s why we’re particularly fond of these adorable ghost candlesticks. And if you’re throwing an elegant “costumes and cocktails” or “monsters and martinis” party, these are ideal! Light some witchy black candles and add them to your Halloween party table to set the mood.
Every Halloween party should be a costume party, and it’s especially important for this theme! We love the classic witch look and think it ties into the vintage aesthetic wonderfully. So, if you’re the party ghost-ess, consider donning a pointy hat and a broomstick.
So, are you prepared to throw the best vintage Halloween boo bash? You can't go wrong with these classic decorations and spook-tacular ideas, so we hope you have a Happy Halloween and party-on all month long!