Throw Your Kid a Howlin' Halloween Birthday Party with These Hauntingly Fun Ideas

Unlike a Christmas birthday, which can get easily overlooked during the holiday commotion, a Halloween birthday party is a special unicorn — much like your little princess, superhero or monster. And just like those peanut butter cups you're giving out to trick-or-treaters, Halloween and birthdays are "two great things that go great together!" No need to rack your brain for some far-out theme — costumes and candy are a given. But you can still flex your creativity and choose unique decorations, invitations and much more to make your kiddo's Halloween birthday party a howling success. Keep scrolling for some frightfully fun inspiration.

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Cat Halloween Birthday Party Invitations

Is your child an October birthday boy or girl? Minted's got you covered. The trendy and reliable online stationery store has a slew of hauntingly cute and unique Halloween birthday party invitations to choose from. But if you don't see exactly what you want, never fear — the card and invitation designs are fully customizable. ( $35 for 10; minted.com)

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Skull Garland Halloween LED Lights

Why should Christmas lights get all the attention? These skull garland LED lights by Bethany Lowe make perfect, spooky Halloween birthday party decorations. They're one-of-a-kind and your Coco-loving birthday party guests will especially love them. ($97; neimanmarcus.com)

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Large Plush Candy Corn Decorative Pillow

Make your home Halloween birthday party central with these adorable candy corn pillows. Both functional and festive, your little guests will be tricked and treated by the oversize plush kernels. Toss a few of these Halloween birthday party decorations on the couch or style them into a giant pile on the floor, but be warned: candy corn pillow fight! ($46; etsy.com)

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Halloween Birthday Party Balloons

Birthday parties and balloons: They just go together. We especially love the colorful mix -- orange, green, black and white -- of this 10-inch, 100-piece supply pack. If only all Halloween birthday party decorations were this inexpensive, easy and crowd-pleasing! ($8; amazon.com)

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Fully Assembled Halloween Birthday Party Decorations

If October 31 sneaks up on you, don't be afraid -- there's still time to order delightful, fully assembled decorations online. This package of Halloween birthday party decorations is customizable and includes a birthday banner, birthday kid hat, confetti, favor tags, age cake topper, 24 cupcake toppers, 24 straws, 24 party bags and 24 snack cups. Gasp! You're all set. ($167; etsy.com)

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Birthday Cookie Cake Kit

When the majority of your party planning time is taken up shopping for or making Halloween costumes, carving jack-o'-lanterns and choosing your home's favorite candy to give out, who has time to assemble all the various ingredients and accessories for a Halloween birthday party cake too? Not us. Luckily, every kid (and adult!) loves a cookie cake, and this kit makes baking easy — and the orange, purple and green confetti makes it festive. Keep things simple with an age birthday candle or get crafty with a printable Halloween birthday cake topper. ($19; foodstirs.com)


For parents who love to bake an old-fashioned cake — and kids who love a real-life haunted house — we recommend this creepy, crawly cake recipe.

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Wickedly Good 'Wicked Good' Cupcakes

Wicked witches and Harry Potter wizards alike will adore (and devour!) these scrumptious treats from Wicked Good Cupcakes. Parents especially will appreciate how these Halloween birthday party cupcakes-in-a-jar can double as a keepsake when you customize the label design. Just wash them out before the kids go home, fill with candy, and voilá! Party favors. The cupcake jars come in packs of 2 to 24 (or more), as well as unicorn cupcake jars for all the My Little Pony (and Brony) fans out there. As Halloween birthday party ideas go, trust us, this is a magical one. ($59 for 6; wickedgoodcupcakes.com)


Prefer to make Halloween treats yourself? From zombie hands to Dracula's bite and adorable "space cakes," here are a yummy handful of Halloween cupcake recipes.

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Halloween Temporary Tattoo Variety Set

This 113-piece variety set of spooky-chic, temporary tattoo designs is one of those Halloween birthday party ideas you'll keep coming back to year after year. There are endless creative ways to use the funky, sticky images: as a fun activity for guests, as a prize for party games, as costume accessories and as party favors. Imagine tat! ($6; amazon.com)

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