Grown-Up Halloween Inspiration

Grown Up Halloween Inspiration

Today I’m sharing a little grown-up Halloween inspiration to take your celebrations up a notch.

There are a billion kid-themed Halloween inspiration posts, which is great. Unfortunately, adult Halloween inspiration is lacking a little bit, especially once you get away from costume ideas. Having celebrated Halloween as an adult without kids for many years, I know that sometimes it’s nice to plan adult-appropriate Halloween events for family and friends.  The grown-up Halloween inspiration I’m sharing here is intended for this type of party.

Have a great Halloween!

Halloween Decorations Pier 1


I love these understated, tasteful Halloween decorations from Pier 1. Personally, I’m not into anything super spooky and prefer this type of home decor to a lot of traditional Halloween decorations.

Creepy Halloween Decorations

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With that being said, if you want to go full-on scary, then go all-in and do it right. You will blow away your party guests, and the set-up will make for some amazing photos.

Glow in the Dark Pumpkins Alisa Burke


You know how much I love Alisa Burke. She has a ton of fabulous pumpkin decorating ideas, including these glow-in-the-dark pumpkins.

Pumpkin Party Cooler Martha Stewart

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How adorable is this pumpkin drinks cooler from Martha Stewart? It’s so easy to make, too. The size creates a cooler ideal for smaller Halloween gatherings or as a showcase for a few drinks display alongside larger drink tubs or coolers.

Ombre Matte Halloween Nails

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I’m always a sucker for a good nail design. The combination of ombre and matte for the above Halloween nails is amazing.

Grown Up Halloween Inspiration - Halloween Party for Grown-Ups via Camille Styles |


Camille Styles has put together a truly stunning Halloween party, complete with gorgeous decorations and a full menu with drinks and desserts. I want someone to come make this event happen at my house ASAP.

Orange Dark Chocolate Halloween Macarons Steph in Thyme via Landeelu


A grown-up Halloween party is the perfect excuse to take on the challenge of making macarons. Orange dark chocolate macarons are to die for, and your adult friends and family will appreciate the effort.

Pumpkin Dirt Pudding Graveyard Parfaits Neighbor Food Blog


I had to include a second dessert idea for your grown-up Halloween inspiration because one dessert is never enough. Individual serving foods are always charming for parties, and Neighbor Food Blog’s pumpkin dirt pudding parfaits are no exception.

Best Women's Halloween Costumes Crafty Morning


Finally, when you’re planning a Halloween party, it’s easy to make yourself the last priority. Don’t forget about your Halloween costume! The above collage is just one of several Michelle at Crafty Morning shares in her awesome women’s Halloween costume ideas round-up.

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Halloween Inspiration for Grown-Up Parties

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Are you looking for additional fall decor ideas and other inspiration? Head to the fall section of my blog for recipes, DIY projects, home decor ideas, free printables, and more!




2 thoughts on “Grown-Up Halloween Inspiration”

  1. Love the fun ombre nails!
    And the pumpkin cooler. I also saw where they cut a hole in the side of a pumpkin and put a bag (out of a box) of wine in it, then put the spigot through the hole! That’s my kind of Halloween 🙂

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