How to Throw a Sophisticated Halloween Party for Adults


While the kids are out trick or treating, throw a Halloween party for the adults! Chic Halloween parties can be hard to find inspiration and ideas for since it’s a holiday that brings out the kid in all of us. We love a good challenge, so here are 6 party ideas to keep your Halloween party stylish and sophisticated!


The easiest way to make your Halloween party chic: ditch the pumpkin orange. We’re drawn towards moody charcoal tones, soft creams and subtle greys. Add in an accent color of choice! Our favorites are deep amethyst, teal blue or blush pink.


Nothing says grown-up like florals at a soirée. Add in touches of black with feathers or silk flowers, plenty of branches to keep the spooky feel and lots of dimension.  We love this arrangement by Ashley Renuart.


It’s Halloween after all! When sending out invites, note that guests must dress to a specific theme! Our favorite ideas for Halloween party themes for adults: Harry Potter, Hollywood or anything dead! Host a competition for “Best Costume” to make sure guests go all out!


All parties need some ambience, especially at Halloween. Put candles where ever they can fit and mix it up! Add in votives, hurricanes, lanterns, and even some scented candles to appeal to all the senses! Adding in strings of lights can quickly transform a space. Keep it a simple white or even try purple to keep it spooky.


Don’t overlook the details! Buy a few decor pieces from your neighborhood craft store and place in random and unexpected spots around the house. Add in touches of florals and candles so they look finished. Choose simple pieces like white pumpkins or grey gourds for chic Halloween party décor.


There’s no need to have ghost shaped cookies and pumpkin shaped treats. Keep it chic with an all out charcuterie tray. Add in touches of autumn with cinnamon sticks and spiced nuts! Or keep it super sophisticated with a sit down dinner. We have plenty of tables and chairs for rent to transform your backyard into a Hallow’s Eve escape. Our favorite pieces: Black Bentwood Chairs and Solana Tables.


You bet we’ll be throwing an enchanted Halloween party in the office! So, be sure to follow us on @archiverentals for all the fun! And don’t forget to tag us showing off how you put our chic Halloween party tips to use! We love seeing what you come up with.