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Posted on Sep 16, 2014

Scary Tales Halloween Party Theme

Scary Tales Halloween Party Theme

We can show you a world of Halloween parties (shining, shimmering, splendid). All week long on the BuyCostumes blog, we’ve been talking about our Top 10 Halloween party themes and showing you how you can throw the best party around.

This party theme is all about taking your favorite fairy tales, and turning them into scary tales! Read on to see the details, or click here to learn more about the rest.

To start off, the requisite fake cobwebs and spider webs adorn the walls, which you can dress up even further with stone backdrops, if you prefer. Other than that, we also use a bunch of black shrouds and jelly blood wall clings to add some creep factor. (The blood decorations are actually pretty realistic in real life – not for the squeamish.)


We’ve used this spider web netting on tables before, but this time we used it to completely envelop this coffee table. Be sure to stretch the corners and weigh them down with something to get the right look. Scattering some faux fall leaves around can help hide any imperfections, and they look fabulous in their own right as well.

On top of the table, we brought out the faux straw once again to decorate and fill space. Creepy, blood-dripped candles and jars of bones are the perfect decoration to finish things off. After all, we were going for scary tales here!


For this party theme, guests should be encouraged to dress as their favorite storybook characters. Fairytale costumes can be worn as is, or you can take a more twisted turn (we were always a fan of these). Zombie Disney Princess costume mashup? A frostbitten take on Frozen? A more murderous Maleficent? The choice is yours!


Speaking of which, did you get a chance to see Maleficent this past summer? It was one of our favorite movies of the year by far – not just because of the film itself, but because of the amazing costumes, of course! Maleficent is simply one of the greatest villains of all-time, Disney or not, and the Maleficent costumes taken straight from the movie are some of our favorite villain costumes, too.


Not everyone prefers to embrace their evil side on Halloween though, and that’s okay too. The Princess Aurora costume from the film is a beautiful golden gown, fit for a coronation. A sharp contrast between the pink shades of the more classic version for sure, but we love both just the same. Either way, Maleficent and Aurora are definitely great fits for this Halloween party theme.


Maleficent and her fellow Disney villains made themselves at home. Disney Princess costumes and The Wizard of Oz are awesome themes for group costumes too. Get together your very own Dorothy, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow, and head off to see the Wizard!


Are you gearing up to be the ultimate Halloween party host this year? What was the best Halloween party theme you’ve ever seen? Who (or what) will you be dressing up like? Share your thoughts and party pics with us on Facebook and on Twitter @BuyCostumes! Be sure to check out all our boards on Pinterest too, where we’re always adding new sources of inspiration for Halloween costume ideas and party ideas.

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