The Best Ideas for Halloween

Halloween is a holiday that is celebrated with kids and adults alike. With it’s festive spirit and dressing up in costumes, it is a holiday that gets everyone together in a great mood with amazing festivities. From decorating your home with the best spooky Halloween decor to planning your enchanted Halloween party. Decorate your home and party with personalized Halloween home decor statement pieces that will be the highlight of your Halloween festivities.

The Happy Halloween holiday got its start with its ancient origins as the Celtic festival Samhain, where people would disguise themselves in costumes and light bonfires in an attempt to ward off the spirits of the dead who were believed to rise on November 1st. Today, Halloween is celebrated in the United States and other countries on October 31st, and it’s treated as a fun time of playing dress-up in Halloween costumes, eating lots of candy, and watching classic horror films. You likely have a lot of planning to do for trick-or-treaters and your own Halloween party this year, and Shutterfly is here to help with invitations, signs, and plenty of other Halloween decorations for your living space.

Halloween Cards

Sending out Halloween cards to family and friends is a great way to say “Happy Halloween” to everyone on your list. With Shutterfly, it’s easy to customize your own family Halloween card with your best photos of everyone in costume or autumn clothes and your choice of personal message on our finest cardstock. If you really want a costume you’re proud of to take center stage, take a look at our landscape photos with spooky designs, like spiderwebs in the corners. Whether your little one is dressing up as a scarecrow or you’re about to leave the house in your best Bill Nye costume, these photos are perfect for Halloween greetings.

Frightful festivity halloween invitation designer hello kelle

Halloween Invitations

If you’re throwing a big Halloween party this year, you’ll need to make sure that all the ghouls and witches get their invitations, and we make it as fun and easy as possible to say Happy Halloween at Shutterfly. Our Halloween invitations let you customize the text to include all your party details, the location, and any fun message you want to include. Choose from fun Halloween themes like spooky Jack-o-Lanterns and creepy cobwebs to capture the spirit of the season. Invitations are available on our new luxe double-thick cardstock, and you can choose from five different trims. You can even customize the envelopes during the personalization process.

Halloween Signs

Once the Happy Halloween invitations are sent, you’ll need a way for your friends and otherworld visitors to recognize the location. There’s a simple solution with Shutterfly Halloween garden and yard signs. Show off your own pumpkin patch with a classic pumpkin patch garden sign, or add a fun fright to your yard with a Boo! ghost yard sign. If you like to forgo vampires, ghouls, and Frankenstein, you can still celebrate the season with a Happy Fall yard sign as well. Halloween is about fun, first and foremost, and we have signs that are sure to bring a smile to any face.

Bunting Banners

If you still need more Halloween party decorations, try out some of our classic bunting banners. These will make fitting Halloween decorations for a Halloween party for kids or adults. Upload your own photos and text to our 16 swallowtail flags per banner made from our premium cardstock for superior photo quality. You can base your pictures around the best costumes worn by attendees the previous year(s), or choose new designs for every Halloween party. We have layouts that support one to six photos, and we even have a text-only layout in case you want to include a longer message to welcome everyone to this year’s annual Halloween party.

Halloween Props

If you’re looking for fun Halloween party ideas, go ahead and say Happy Halloween to all your guests with some fun props inside the house. For example, everyone can commemorate their time spent at your Halloween party with a Halloween selfie frame. You can personalize this life-size frame to make it unique to your party and location. Set frames up near the entrances and exits, so guests will have easy access to take pictures. Match it with some of our personalized removable stickers to pass out along with gift bags for when the guests depart, and you’ll have a great Halloween party that everyone will remember.

Monster party selfie frame gray perfect for Halloween party

Make Every Halloween a Blast With Creative Treats

Whether you’re looking for kids’ Halloween party ideas or adult Halloween party ideas, there are tons of ways to make sure you and your family and friends have a happy Halloween that stands out in everyone’s mind this year. Here are just a few great ways that Shutterfly can help.

Make a Photo Book of the Occasion

Whether you’re bobbing for apples in the living room or judging a costume contest at the end of a big happy Halloween night, there’s little doubt that there will be plenty of great moments worth preserving. Shutterfly helps you do this with style, thanks to our frightfully fun Halloween photo books. With book sizes ranging from 8×8 to 12×12, you can choose the perfect size for this Halloween treasure. The flush mount pages jump to life with pictures of black cats, Jack-o-Lanterns, and other Halloween images, along with your own photos. Choose from a variety of styles and layouts to make the perfect book for you, and make unique photo arrangements on up to 20 pages.

Keep Things Friendly for the Kids

It’s fun to be scared in a safe environment during the spooky season, but it’s a good idea to make sure all the kids have a happy Halloween by making sure the festivities and decorations don’t get too scary. That’s why we have so many friendly designs at Shutterfly, like kids’ Halloween cards and Halloween invitations that let the recipients know that you’re throwing a kids’ party and to keep the costume choices lighthearted. You can even use the customizable text to make friendly costume suggestions, such as spooky characters or classic monster masks appropriate for all ages.

hey boo halloween card with pictures in the front and orange layout

Get Scary With the Adults

If you need adult Halloween party ideas, saying Happy Halloween with a truly spooky haunted house is a great idea. Whether you’re turning your own house into a haunted location straight from a horror film, or you’re looking to have a good time at a professional haunted house, keep everyone on the same page with our haunted house theme invitations, or send everyone one of our creepy Halloween address labels to share the location of the haunted house event. Remember, one of the best things about customization is that you can get as scary as you want with your photos, so feel free to get creative for the adult parties.

Fun Halloween Games, Activities, and DIY Halloween Party Favors

Once you have the Halloween party decorations set up and are sure everyone can find your place, it’s time to start planning fun Halloween activities. We have plenty of fun ideas for a Halloween party for kids, as well as Halloween party favors for adults, so you can throw a successful Halloween party for practically anyone. Here are a few of our favorite suggestions for Halloween party games and fun activities.

Personalized Halloween Party Card Games

Card games are fun for all ages, and our custom playing cards are a great way to pass the time at the start of a Halloween party. We have personalizable playing cards for Crazy Eights and Go Fish if you’re hosting a Halloween party for kids. Personalize the cards with some cute monster designs that will have them talking even after the party. We also have traditional playing cards, and custom decks are awesome Halloween party favors for adults. Upload photos of classic monster movie posters, or select personal photos based on each recipient to make some truly unique decks for your Halloween party activities.

gallery of three playing cards with fall themed photos

Custom Halloween Party Puzzles

Whether you’re throwing a Halloween party for kids or adults, our personalizable photo puzzles with pieces ranging from 30 to 1,014 are fun activities for all age levels, and they can make great Halloween party keepsakes to boot. Customize them with some of the best Halloween party photos from last year, or if this is the first annual Halloween party for your tradition, you can have potential guests submit artwork to use. It’ll be a blast for kids to see their cool monster drawing come to life, and adults can show off their graphic design skills. Everyone loves free games and Halloween party favors, so let guests take one home at the end.

Halloween Party Favors for Adults

If you’ve been getting loud and pouring drinks at your Halloween party for adults, everyone is sure to appreciate some personalized Halloween barware essentials to take home. Customize ceramic beer steins with fun pumpkin and fall designs, a funny photo of each guest, or even a classic monogram. You can do the same with our neoprene wine totes for those who prefer wine, and for our liquor lovers, we have personalizable flasks.