Classic Horror Movie Theme Halloween Party

Throw a Classic Horror Movie Themed Party. Tips for Adults Horror Party or Halloween Party for Children. Horror Costumes and Horror Party Decorations ideas.

I am award winning party event planner and lover of the classic horror movie genre. So I really enjoy opportunities to plan Halloween parties for Adults and children featuring popular vintage horror movie characters. I decorated my Horror Party as if my guests were attending a classic horror movie at the theater. The scary monsters, vampires and fiends of the old 1930’s black and white horror films include some of the best horror movie characters of all time. And that is a great place to start for planning and throwing a horror movie theme party!

Horror Party

Let’s Get Started Planning Your Horror Party!

In your Horror Party invitations, provide your guests with some costume ideas from the old classic horror movies.

Horror Movie Theme Party

Horror Party Costume Ideas

  • Svengoolie –As the party host it’s cool to dress up as Svengoolie, the Horror Movie TV Host character. Then you can greet your party guests in proper ghoulish style.
  • Dr. Frankenstein
  • Dr. Frankenstein’s Nurse or Laboratory Assistant
  • Igor
  • Bride of Frankenstein Costume
  • Frankenstein Monster
  • Vampire Dracula Costume

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  • Mummy
  • Invisible Man
  • Wolf Man – Werewolf
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Creature of the Black Lagoon
  • Frau Blucher –this horror movie character is from Young Frankenstein. For a Frau Blucher diy costume, dress in German style clothing as an old housemaid. Frau Blucher is not from the classic horror film era, but the character adds fun to the party. Every time someone speaks the name, “Frau Blucher” everyone should make a horse whinny sound.

 

Horror Movie Costumes

 

Movie Theater Horror Party Decorations and Party Props

  • Movie Marquee Add lettering: Now Playing – Title of Horror Film
  • Red tie-back curtains or movie theater red curtain backdrop for entrance to the “movie theater”
  • Movie theater ticket booth – make out of wood or cardboard
  • Movie theater tickets to hand out to guests/visitors
  • Popcorn –Popcorn can be store bought or you can pre-pop it. Then place the popcorn in red and white popcorn paper bags for your Halloween party guests.Theater tickets to hand out to guests/visitors

 

Halloween Party Props

Halloween Party Props Entrance

Place the following items just inside theater curtains as an entrance to your Halloween Horror Party scene:

  • Old Movie Camera/Projector – make out of cardboard and other materials
  • Add an audio recording with the sound of an old vintage movie projector
  • Strobe lights through-out room to mimic old B/W film
  • Movie theater tickets to hand out to guests/visitors
  • Popcorn –Popcorn can be store bought or you can pop it at home, then place the popcorn in red and white popcorn paper bags for your Halloween party guests.Theater tickets to hand out to guests/visitors

Halloween Decorations

Horror Party Decorations

 

 

 

 

 

Horror Party Decorations and Party Props

    • Graveyard Scene:
      • Grave Tombstones
      • Empty grave site, shovel, skeleton or fake Halloween body parts
    • Castle Scene Setter – castle stone wall backdrop to decorate walls
    • Castle Stairway, Window Scene Setter
    • Black Plastic Tablecloth Roll for walls – to help create the black and white horror film scene
    • Black and White Streamers – hang in front of the black plastic tablecloth on walls to add depth to the black and white horror movie scene
    • Closed Coffin with Candelabra on Top
    • Make an open Coffin with body or mummy inside
    • Operating Table for Frankenstein Monster
    • Fake Electrical Equipment Apparatus for Operating Table
    • Attach clear or white light set around fake electrical equipment
    • Place a Frankenstein Monster dummy on the operating table
      • For Frankenstein Monster dummy: use a realistic latex Boris Karloff Frankenstein mask for the head and stuff to hold it’s shape.
      • For the Frankenstein Monster body: stuff a Frankenstein Monster Costume or a black or dark green men’s jacket and a pair of men’s black pants. Add big black boots for the feet and large fake latex hands or large black gloves for the hands.
    • Why not let your party guests have some fun with this horror party theme? Make a Halloween Frankenstein life size party prop easy. Watch my YouTube video:

  • Affix two wide black belts to strap down the the Frankenstein monster to to the table
  • Use Dr. Frankenstein audio, “It’s Alive” audio (26 second audio can be found on Youtube
  • Use lots of Spider Web material through-out you horror movie party scene
  • Halloween Music Playlist for your party guests dancing and listening pleasure

These Halloween Horror Party Plan Ideas and Tips are suggestions for you to get started planning your own Horror Party for Adults or Halloween Party for teens, kids or children. The suggestions above should help get you on the right road to planning your own very special Horror Party according to your own preferences. Good Luck and Happy Party Planning! I hope you throw the best Halloween Horror Party ever!

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Animated Movie Theme Kids Birthday Party

Plan an easy children’s Disney Princess Party or Movie Theme Birthday Party. Fun party props and costumes for an Animated Movie Theme Party kids will love.

  • Whenever I am planning a birthday party for children, I put lot of thought into how to make it fun! If the kids aren’t able to take part in some really entertaining activities then they will just get bored. And that means the party is a flop! You should definitely consider activities that will allow the kids to move around and have fun.
Disney Castle
Disney Castle
  • I was asked by a friend to help plan a birthday party for her children, who just happen to be fraternal twins. I knew that both her son and daughter were super Disney movie fans. In fact, last Halloween they dressed up as Beauty and the Beast. And how cute they were!

animated movie theme birthday party

  • I really wanted the twins birthday party to be a big hit for them and for their friends too. I suggested we plan an animated movie theme birthday party. The party invitations requested the party guests to come in costume, dressed as their favorite animated or live action movie character.
Disney Movie Theme Party
Kids Disney Movie Theme Party

Party Props cardboard stand ups/standees/cutouts

  • Prior to the day of the birthday party, I ordered some colorful Disney character cardboard standups. And I was able to find cardboard standees of some of the boys children’s favorite movie characters like Captain America, Minions and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I was amazed at how many kids most loved movie characters are available in cardboard stand ups/standees/cutouts.
  • These party props are lots of fun for children’s birthday parties! Kids will absolutely love posing and taking selfies in their party costumes with their favorite Disney princess, the Little Mermaid, Jazmine, Elsa Frozen Snow Queen, Moana, Mulan, and many other characters.
  • I guarantee that having a few cardboard stand ups, standees and/or cardboard cutouts will make the birthday party so much more fun for the children.
Disney Princesses Dresses
Disney Princess Dresses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elsa Disney Movie
Elsa Disney Movie
  • I was also surprised to find a really cute Minion party prop decoration. It is a Minion Air Walker. It’s actually a weighted foil balloon. You just take it to a dollar store or party store and have them fill it with helium!
  • The kids at the birthday party had a great time playing with the minion balloon!
Minions Despicable Me
Minions Despicable Me

Karaoke Time and Sing Along Songs

  • On the day of the party, our little guests arrived dressed in costumes from Aladdin to Zarina, the Pirate Fairy.They looked awesome! The children snapped selfies and so did the adults!
Girls Karaoke Party
Girls Karaoke Party
  • After the great birthday celebration of cake eating, gift opening and party favor noise makers, we quickly moved on to karaoke time and sing-a-longs with karaoke music from the children’s favorite animated movies.
  • The boys and girls sang songs from Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid, Cars, Lion King, Moana, Frozen and more. Even the little toddlers in costumes tried to sing along. The videos we shot are a hoot!
  • When the party came to a close, the children went home happy and sleepy…now that party was a hit!
Check out my related Blog Post: 27 Popular Halloween Disney Costumes Ideas

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