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29 Ghostly Theme Party Ideas

Ghostly Theme Party

Updated on: Feb 18, 2024

The right décor can turn your ghostly theme party into a night of frightening fun! Check out these spooky theme party ideas that are great for kid's parties!

Ghostly Theme Party Decorations

1. Spooky Ghost Wreath

Purchase a haunted wreath made of twigs and spray paint it white. Create ghostly shapes out of clay that has been rolled thin, bake them, and glue them to the wreath.

2. Cheesecloth Ghosts

Build a mold for your supernatural ghosts with a paper towel tube. Thread the wire through the sides of the tube near the top and bend them until they resemble outstretched arms. Place a rolled-up aluminum foil ball on top of the tube for a head. Soak strips of cheesecloth in liquid starch and hang them over your ghostly mold until they are dried. Then, lift your ghosts off their mold and place them around your party area.

3. Ghostly Gathering

Paint several gourds white and add painted black faces- hang them from the ceiling or from trees!

4. Paper Lanterns

Bring the supernatural to light! Purchase several white paper lanterns and paint on scary ghost faces with black paint. Hang them around your party area as decorations.

5. Floating Ghosts

These are fun & haunted event supplies! Papier-mâché white tissue paper around blown-up balloons, pasting the tissue paper around the top half of the balloons and then letting the rest of the paper drape down freely. Once the tissue paper has dried, pop the balloons and remove them.

Then, carve ghostly eyes and mouths out of the paper-mâché and cover the inside of the ghosts with more white tissue paper. Create a couple of holes in the tops of your ghosts to thread wire through. Attach a battery-powered light to one end of the wire and use the other to hang your ghost decorations.

Ghostly Theme Party Favors

6. Candles

Make or purchase ghost-shaped candles. Wrap in a bit of clear cellophane to showcase this paranormal pal!

7. Magnets

Give your party guests magnets with a ghost design on them!

8. Pencil Toppers

This ghastly pencil topper is an easy and fun favor that will leave your guests shrieking with delight!

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9. Ornaments

Craft or buy ghost-themed ghost-themed ornaments for your guests so every holiday is haunted by fun memories of your event.


Purchase or make ghastly bookmarks to give to your guests as favors. who doesn't want a ghostly companion to haunt them while they read thrillers!

Ghostly Theme Food Ideas

11. Candies

There are many ghost-shaped candies available for purchase. Give a variety of shapes to your guests in ghost-theme goody bags!

12. Ghost Shaped Baking Molds

Ghost-shaped baking molds are perfect for shaping any homemade treat- gelatin, chocolate, cakes, brownies, biscuits, and more! Even use them as ice trays for scary drinks!

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13. Ghost Cupcake Toppers

Ghost-themed cupcake toppers are a quick and easy way to add new life- or death- to your dessert! If you prefer to DIY, create ghost cupcakes with a tall swirl of piped white frosting on the yellow cake or by draping white fondant on the top. Use chocolate icing to paint on some different expressions!

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14. Ghost Poppers

Gather several toilet paper rolls, wrap them in white or ghost-themed wrapping paper, twist one end of the paper, and tie it closed. Fill the roll with haunted goodies and twist and tie the other end.

15. Wrapped Ghost Lollipops

Cover lollipops with pieces of white tissue paper or cheesecloth and at the base with yarn. Use a sharpie to draw on a ghost face. Tie several together and give your party guests a bouquet of ghostly lollipops! This simple touch ensures your guests will have a boo-rific time!

Ghostly Theme Party Games and Activities

16. Guess the Ghost

Who doesn’t love guessing games? All you will need for this theme activity is a large white sheet. Choose someone to be the Ghostbuster and have them leave the room. Then, choose someone to be the ghost and have them hide under the sheet. Have everyone else change positions and have the Ghostbuster come back inside.

The Ghostbuster must try to guess who the ghost is. To make it more difficult, once a ghost has been chosen, send three other players out of the room. Now when the Ghostbuster comes back in they have four people to choose from. If they cannot guess, they are allowed to ask one question about the ghost.

17. Ghost Stories

Gather several ghost stories appropriate to the age group you're entertaining and place everyone in a circle. Turn off the lights and begin! You can also ask all of your guests to bring a story to share.

18. Ghost Bingo

Create BINGO cards with the letters GHOST. Use candy corn to mark the spaces and have the players yell out “Boo!” when they get BINGO!

19. Piñata

Fill a ghost-shaped piñata with candy, keychains, magnets, and more! Hang it, blindfold your guests and give them each a crack at it.

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20. Ghost Waiter

For this activity, set up a relay race obstacle course. Divide the players into teams and give each team a blown-up balloon and a paper plate. Have the first player in each team balance the balloon on the paper plate in one hand while they complete the course and return to their team. The first team to have all of its players complete the course wins!

Ghostly Theme Party Supplies

21. Ghostly Goody Bags

Purchase several long, white goody bags and fill them with candy or party favors! Draw on scary ghost faces with a black sharpie and tie your ghostly goody bags closed with black string–these are both fun and haunting! Or, for quick and easy supplies, order premade ghost-themed goodie bags!

Halloween Ghost Treat Boxes with Handle - 12 Pc.

Hand out some boo-tiful Halloween treat boxes with these adorable ghosts. Each treat box has a smiling, shrugging ghost and the message "Booooooooo" along the handle, making these perfect as Halloween giveaways. Fill the boxes with small treats (sold separately on this website) and hand them out to trick-or-treaters or as Halloween party favors for kids. Cardstock. 4 1/4" x 6 1/2" Simple assembly required. © OTC

22. Ghost Bowls

Flip large bowls upside down and cover them with a plastic grocery bag. Then, paper-mâché strips of paper grocery bags over the plastic bag supplies. Let them dry, then cover them with glue and white tissue paper. Paint ghost faces onto your bowls so they look haunted and fill them with delicious ghostly candies! Or, for those with less time on their hands, you can purchase ghost bowls.

23. Ghost Chair Covers

Ghoulicious chair covers are the perfect finishing touch to your ghost theme party. If you'd like to DIY, create your own unique chair covers out of white felt, then cut ghost eyes and mouths out of black felt. Use fabric glue to attach the black felt ghost features to make a face. Slip the finished ghostly covers over the backs of chairs and now you have fun, themed seating for your event!

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24. Ghost Cups

Have your guests sip out of phantom cups for a delightfully frightful event!

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25. Haunted Tablecloths

No party is complete without on-theme tablecloths! To have your guests dining with the spirits, be sure to grab ghostly tablecloths!

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Ghost Theme Party Invitations

26. Boo Invitations

For those celebrating another year older, this customizable "boo" birthday invitation on Etsy is both spooky AND adorable. Download, edit, and print or send electronically today with no shipping!

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27. Black Watercolor Invitations

These sleek black watercolor invitations add a sense of mystery to any event. Its' open-ended prompts offer complete creative agency for your ghastly RSVP, no matter what party you're throwing.

28. Let's Get Spooky Invitations

Greenvelope offers thousands of customizable designs that make RSVPing easy. All the information your guests need is right on their site. These adorable "Let's Get Spooky" invitations highlight the platform's flexibility and attention to detail.

29. Simple Happy Ghost Invitation

Nothing beats a classic! This simple happy ghost is the perfect friendly invite that will leave any guest in high spirits. The puny tagline just adds to the fun! When you purchase today you receive immediate access to edit, print and download!

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Ghostly Theme Party: Conclusion

Enjoy these Halloween-ready party ideas–it’ll be adored by both horror fanatics and scaredy-cats! Whether you opt to incorporate ghost elements in your party or go all-out with this unique ghostly theme party, we hope that you will have a great time! If you liked these ideas for a ghostly theme party then you will love our other tips and guides at

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