The Essentials to a Great Dorm Halloween Party

Fall leaves are changing and pumpkin spice lattes are a plenty, sounds like Halloween is finally here. You decide this Halloween will be different from last – when you and your roommate just marathon on Freddy Krueger movies. Yes, this year you’re throwing the spookiest, pin-worthy Halloween party that will make all your guests turn up!

Where to start? First, you need a fantastic costume that will knock the socks off of your classmates. Second, the decorations have to be creepy but classy. Third, guest always love a little treat on Halloween so make sure you have some tasty snacks. With these three elements you’re ready for a monster mash!

Here are some ideas from Brittany Watson Jepsen, blogger for The House That Lars Built, to get you started:


Costumes are a must when it comes to a fun Halloween party, and the guest has to look the best. Here are some clever costumes that will impress any party attendee.

  • Axe Head Costume

Make people believe that you have a splitting headache with this headband. (Instructions)



  • Animal Masks

Don’t be afraid to get wild! (Instructions)


  • Iconic Art

Show off your artistic side! (Instructions)

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A scary environment is key to a good Halloween party, but being on a student budget could pose some restrictions.Try using items you have around your dorm. Just black paper and string can become a fun banner. (Tutorial) If you want something more elegant, then check out these beautiful dinner arrangements for inspiration! (Tutorial)



After you have finished your elaborate costume and decorations for your party, there might not be enough time for food. Pull out a bowl of candy and wow your guests with these simple treats.


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Now get that hot glue gun ready and start impressing your college classmates with your party making skills. Have a frightful and safe Halloween from all of us here at StudyMode!

Make sure to visit more creative ideas from Brittany Watson Jepsen on!

Written by Jaryn Bunney

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