40 Unique Teen Halloween Party Ideas

Need teen halloween party ideas? Use our fun ideas to throw a creepy or fun Halloween party sleepover or gathering for teenagers that they’ll never forget! The best teenage party ideas at home and Halloween ideas for high schoolers that you’ve probably never thought of!

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Teen Halloween Party Ideas for a Spooky Sleepover Experience

Thinking of having a Halloween party for teenagers for the scariest night of the year? While adults and younger kids may have their own parties and activities on October 31, teens might enjoy having a teen-only Halloween sleepover party instead to celebrate this spooky season. If your kids are asking what to do on Halloween as a teenager, this is it!

How do you throw a teen Halloween party?

When throwing a teen Halloween party, be sure to have plenty of activities! Teens get bored easily so having games, Halloween themes activities, and Halloween theme food planned out beforehand is important to keeping them entertained.

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  • Ask your teen for input (Do they want a Halloween party theme like zombies, or the It movie, or just a general festive party for the holiday?)
  • Look at current trends (for example, TikTok based activities are a thumbs up and other popular social media ideas are fun, but bobbing for apples probably not so much)
  • Plan Halloween themed food (orange, black and white and gross food items)
  • Create a great Halloween playlist
  • Research Halloween scary movies to stream during the party
  • Provide teen Halloween party games and activities
  • Have a photo booth and plenty of teen Halloween photo props for pics and TikToks (especially if you’re looking for Halloween party ideas for teenage girl s sleepover!)
  • Set the ground rules ahead of time to help keep teens safe at your Halloween party or Halloween sleepover

Keep scrolling for full list of Halloween party ideas for teens — Halloween party ideas for 13 year olds and up! (These are even great for Halloween party ideas for young adults like college students and for teenage Halloween birthday party ideas!)

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What do teens do at a sleepover for Halloween?

  • Create a Halloween TikTok challenge (great for teenager Halloween party!)
  • Make DIY teen halloween costumes or funny teen halloween costumes based on a theme (zombies, influencers, favorite movie or TV characters, video games, etc.) and give prizes for different categories
  • Have a costume contest and let TikTok or Instagram followers vote on categories during the the Halloween teen party (best dressed, creepiest, funniest, etc.)
  • Try to escape an escape room (one of the best Halloween teenage party ideas!) for a fun Halloween party game
  • Play video games (and other fun halloween games for teens)
  • Have food contests (think: whipped cream pie eating contest) or gross foods contest
  • Tell ghost stories around a campfire
  • Go to haunted mazes or haunted houses (search: haunted houses near me)
  • Visit a cemetery at night (make this a supervised Halloween event so that high school teenage halloween parties don’t get out of hand)
  • Have an outdoor trampoline sleepover
  • Play (safe) pranks on friends (GET SLEEPOVER PRANK IDEAS – great for Halloween party ideas for teens & tweens)
  • Have a Halloween dance party rave with glow face paint under a black light (and super fun teenage Halloween party decoration ideas)
  • Go trick-or-treating and trade Halloween candy when you get back home
  • Have a backyard scary movie night (everything is scarier outside and this is one of those awesome teenage Halloween party activities!) — great for teenager fall party ideas, too!
  • Play the Halloween gross food mystery box challenge (super funny Halloween party ideas teenage gore!)

See the ideas for games to play at Halloween party, fright night fun, and Halloween activites for teens below!

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Best Teen Halloween Movies

Add watching Halloween films to your Halloween ideas for teenage party:

  • Halloween series
  • The Purge
  • Hocus Pocus
  • A Quiet Place
  • The Ring
  • Friday the 13th
  • IT
  • Beetlejuice
  • Poltergeist
  • Saw series
  • The Craft
  • Scary Movie
  • Blair Witch Project
  • The Exorcist
  • Scream series
  • Carrie

CHECK THIS OUT AFTER HALLOWEEN TEEN PARTY IDEAS: What teens should watch on Halloween?

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If you need Halloween sleepover ideas for teens or tweens (middle school or junior high Halloween party ideas), spooky movies are a must!

The full list of teenage halloween activities and teenage halloween games is below!

Best Halloween Playlist for Teens

Of course you have to have Halloween music as part of your ideas for teenage Halloween party!

Create a fun, spooky, and scary Halloween playlist of music!

Halloween Party For Teens Music Ideas:

  • Monster Mash
  • Stranger Things Theme Song
  • Thriller
  • Bury a Friend (Billie Eilish)
  • The Addams Family Theme Song
  • Friday the 13th movie music
  • Haunted (Beyonce)
  • Time Warp
  • The Purple People Eater
  • Werewolves of London
  • Witch Doctor
  • Halloween movie music
  • I Put a Spell On You
  • Harry Potter Prologue
  • Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
  • Ghostbusters
  • Witchy Woman (Eagles)
  • Love Potion No 9
  • Psycho Killer (Talking Heads)
  • Highway To Hell
  • Phantom of the Opera Overture
  • Men In Black
  • Abracadabra (Steve Miller)

PRO PARTY TIP: Fog machines and spooky music are a must for teens Halloween parties!

OK! Let’s get to our cool teenage Halloween party ideas, including Halloween games for teens, and what to do for a teenage Halloween party!

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15 Best Teen Halloween Party Ideas or Halloween Activities For High School Students (How To Throw A Halloween Party For Teens That ROCKS)

Here’s how to throw a teenage Halloween party and the best ideas for teen Halloween party…

Play Teenager Halloween Games

Teen halloween games are tricky because you want to include fun games for groups, but you want to keep the teen eye rolling to a minimum.

Here are fun things to do at a teenage Halloween party (many are great for tween Halloween parties, too)!

List of Halloween Games and Party Activities for High School Students:

Halloween Charades: Have each teen player act out scary movie titles (Dracula, Frankenstein, The Blair Witch Project) or TV Halloween special episodes (Treehouse of Horror, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown) without saying a word.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt Mystery: Divide into teams.

Hide scary “horror” items and fun props in the house and outside (all around the party area) and create clues to find them. For example, place a severed (gummy) finger near the knives.

Create a backstory to have them read first.

Turn off all the lights and have them only use flashlights (or give everyone their own headlamp) to find the clues and solve the mystery. Give prizes to the first team to solve the mystery or find all the clues.

So much fun for older kids!

Party Planning Tip: Bonus points if you decorate hallways and doorways with spider webs and plastic spiders that they have to break through in the dark!

Halloween Pictionary: Pictionary is great fun for teen halloween parties!

Divide into teams.

Provide a list scary objects or Halloween themed items on pieces of paper in a jar.

The “drawers” (one each team member) both look at the same piece of paper from the jar.

Each drawer draws the object (or movie, etc) while their team tries to guess.

Give prizes for things like overall winning team, worst drawing, best drawing, etc.

(These oversized sticky pads are perfect for this!)

Be sure to add eerie music to play as background noise while your teens are playing games!

Halloween Flashlight Tag: Create an area in your house (like the basement) or backyard that is dark and play flashlight tag.

The objective of this game is for one player to chase after everyone else, trying to “tag” each teen with their flashlights or laser pointers while everyone tries not get tagged by the “monster.”

TP Mummy Wrap Game: Use toilet paper to have a mummy relay race!

(See full mummy game directions here. YES! It’s fun for Halloween party activities teenager ideas! Don’t think this is too young for a Halloween party for teenager. This group game gets everyone laughing with a roll of toilet paper!)

If you need group Halloween party games for teens, definitely add the wrap mummy game. (Fun for Halloween sleepover ideas for tweens, too!)

Halloween Saran Wrap Ball

Have you played this Christmas wrap ball game? Well, this is a Halloween themed ball and is a super fun teen game!

Definitely add this to your Halloween party teens games.

Learn how to play the Halloween themed unwrap ball game here for more Halloween party teen fun!

This is my vote for one of the best Halloween games for teenagers and such a fun game for all ages!

Let us know your favorite Halloween games for teenage parties and we’ll add them to our list!

Do Fun Creepy Halloween Activities

Need creative teen halloween party activities? Check these out…

Film Your Own Blair Witch Project: Watch The Blair Witch Project and then head out to a cemetery or woods (supervised only!) and let teens film their own Blair Witch Project!

Give them a time limit (like 30 minutes).

Back at home, use a software or app to create their own movie and watch it on your big screen.

SUPER COOL Halloween party ideas teens party or if you want group high school Halloween party ideas for a party guest / goers that loves scary stuff.

Create a Pumpkin Slingshot: Have a little land at your house or a nice backyard?

If you need teenage Halloween party ideas at home, create a pumpkin slingshot game with a massive slingshot and some mini pumpkins and targets or fun things to “hit” like zombie cutouts.

Give prizes or trophies for targets that are hit. (Perfect if you need backyard teenage birthday party ideas for Halloween!)

This is one of those Halloween activities for teens that they will love, especially if you’re looking for Halloween party ideas for teenage guys!

Make Black Light Splatter Shirts: Make Halloween costumes by using black tshirts with white paint or neon black light paint splattered on them.

Draw ghostly faces or other Halloween theme art or spooky things.

Make it even more fun by creating them in the light and then having everyone put them on under a black light to see how they turned out.

(Check out this black light face paint, too! SUPER COOL that teens will love!)

This is another good one for a tween Halloween party (or if you’re looking for tween Halloween party ideas or 13th birthday Halloween party ideas), too.

Make a DIY Halloween Haunted House: Get creative with your DIY Halloween parties for teen ages!

Make your own Haunted House using sheets, cardboard and whatever scary decorations you can find around the house!

Create pop out “walls” that can be pushed against by the players as they go through a haunted house to create an extra eerie effect.

Get the other parents to dress up and “pop out” to scare the kids.

Or, better yet, hire a teen horror movie Halloween clown to come to your house and entertain the teens at your sleepover or walk around the haunted house. If you’re wondering what to do at a teenage Halloween party that are scary, this is a good one!

Host a Murder Mystery: Host a Murder Mystery party where everyone dresses up and takes on a character persona to solve a mystery. You can grab murder mystery game here. You can even vote for best Halloween costumes and give prizes after the mystery is solved!

Have a Halloween Pinata: You may think this is activity is too young for a halloween party teenagers. However, they’ll soon be laughing hysterically at these fun teenage Halloween party ideas!

Make a scary Halloween ghost piñata by covering a balloon with tissue paper to look like a ghost, then stuffing it with candy for teens to pop open once it is broken!

PRO PARTY TIP: Put teen gifts in the pinata that teens will love – cash, candy, gift cards, headphones, etc!

(Not the DIY project type? Grab a zombie premade pinata!)

Create a Spooky Halloween Obstacle Course: Challenge your teens to an obstacle course in the dark.

Outline the course with just glow sticks and have them do something funny at each station like eat “eyeballs” (grapes) or pin the eyes on the ghost, etc.

ALSO CHECK OUT: HOW TO HAVE A HALLOWEEN GLOW PARTY (one of the best Halloween ideas for teenagers parties!)

Dare to Eat Spooky Halloween Treats: Need gross food Halloween party ideas teenagers? Try a Fear Factor food challenge.

Cook up some scary Halloween treats for your teens by making hot dogs into ghost shapes or cutting them up with ketchup (for bloody “fingers”), draw scary faces on white bread, make a bowl of floating eyes with grapes (or grab some eyeball candies), make a zombie brain cake, use spaghetti in a bowl as “guts” and more!

You can even have some gross things for them to try like flavored edible insects.

Perfect for teen Halloween activities that are disgusting and funny Halloween party teenage game ideas!

Eat Halloween Theme Foods Teens Will Love

Need food Halloween activities for teenage parties and Halloween party ideas for high schoolers at school or home?

Halloween Ice Cream Bar: Have an ice cream sundae bar where teens can scoop out their favorite flavors of ice cream into a bowl or cone.

Don’t forget to add whipped topping, some gummy worms, candy eyeballs, bloody bones sprinkles, and candy corn.

Another one of my favorite fun things to do at a teenage Halloween party with ice cream is to play the gross roll a sundae game! (It’s another disgusting Halloween activities for young adults, but they seem to love it!)

Halloween Drinks: Create Halloween-themed drinks such as orange and black colored punch, red blood lemonade, or even layer drinks in black, orange, and white. (Learn how to layer drinks here.)

Serve red drinks in red blood bags like this for drinks teenager’s love!

PRO PARTY TIP: Bonus points for putting your Halloween drinks on dry ice so they fog!

Halloween Popcorn Balls: Go old-fashioned with some popcorn balls for Halloween. (Try these monster popcorn ball bites!) Great for favor bags for fun ideas for Halloween parties teenage gift bags!

Pumpkin Cake Pops: Forget about a Halloween cake and do cakepops instead! Try these fun Halloween cake pops!


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We hoped this helped answer what to do at a halloween party for teens and help with youth Halloween party ideas and fun Halloween activities!

What are your favorite Halloween party activities for teens?

We hope you have a ton of fun with these teen Halloween party ideas!

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1 thought on “40 Unique Teen Halloween Party Ideas”

  1. Love these creative Halloween party ideas for teens! The DIY graveyard and pumpkin spice bar are must-tries for my teenagers. Can’t wait to try them out this Halloween season! 🎃👻🎃


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