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21 Chilling Horror Novels To Read This Spooky Season

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Fall is here, and with it comes the urge to slow down, relax, grab a pumpkin-spiced beverage , and fill your life with…terror. Yes, spooky season is upon us, and while you could pop some popcorn and curl up with a horror flick for an evening, we love the slow burn of spine-chilling novel. From thrilling mysteries to edge-of-your-seat paranormal adventures to a book that even Stephen King calls, “Deeply, deeply disturbing”, all of these horror stories make for must-read, hair-raising fun.

Horror Novels With Creepy Characters

My best friend’s exorcism by grady hendrix .

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Growing pains are hard enough — but demon possession makes being a teen even harder for Gretchen in Grady Hendrix’s My Best Friend’s Exorcism . Her best friend, Abby, notices that Gretchen is not acting like herself as they transition into high school. Is it just a phase, or is something wicked taking over? 

What would it be like to literally see through someone else’s eyes? Molly finds just that out when she begins to see through the eyes of a girl from a century ago. In Kathryn Reiss’ thrilling novel, the reader follows along as Molly’s nightmares turn into reality, altering her perspective forever. 

A Touch of Jen by Beth Morgan 

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Obsession and opportunity meet in this creepy and calamitous novel by Beth Morgan. A Touch of Jen follows Remy and Alicia, who bond over a fixation on a woman named Jen. The duo gets a chance to spend time with Jen — but things take an unexpected turn. Fantasy and reality come together in this gripping novel that takes readers on a wild ride into unforeseen terror and unbelievable circumstances.

Hide by Kiersten White

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Would you spend a week hiding in a haunted amusement park for a huge cash prize? In Hide , Mack does just that. A contestant with an unsettling past, Mack is an expert at hiding, but she soon discovers the terrifying truth behind the contest. As other competitors disappear, Mack isn’t sure if she’s playing to win or playing to survive. 

The chilling park is enough to set your hair on edge while the fast-paced story keeps you on your toes. New York Times bestselling young adult author Kiersten White, takes readers on a frightening trip into a haunted park and offers a spectacular spooky season ride.

Horror Novels From Authors at the Top of Their Craft

Lakewood by megan giddings.

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Megan Giddings’ Lakewood has found a spot on New York Magazine ’s “Ten Best Books of 2020” list and deserves a spot on your horror novels reading list, too. Lena, a Black millennial, is searching for a way to support her family when she agrees to participate in a secret program in Lakewood. She soon stumbles across eerie truths that lead her to make devastating decisions. But how far will she go — and what’s she willing to give up?

The Hunger by Alma Katsu 

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Have you heard of the Donner Party ? Well, these unfortunate West Coast-bound travelers and their infamous fate are at the center of this incredible novel. Award-winning author Alma Katsu delivers a fascinating spin on the horrifying Donner Party story. The Hunger centers on Tamsen Donner as her wagon undergoes seemingly endless struggles; does the group have bad luck? Or maybe Tamsen is a witch? Or, perhaps even worse, is something dangerous lurking in the shadows?

My Dearest Darkest by Kayla Cottingham

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Kayla Cottingham captures readers in her yarn as she weaves a story about a seductive evil in My Dearest Darkest . After almost drowning in a terrible accident, Finch Chamberlain arrives as a transfer student at Ulalume Academy. She is drawn to fellow student Selena St.Clair, and is simultaneously connecting with a dangerous and powerful entity as she tries to adjust to her new life.The pair is tempted by an evil that promises to fulfill their desires, but the creature’s insatiable thirst for flesh forces them to join together to stop it before it’s too late. 

Such a Pretty Smile by Kristi Demeester

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Young Lila and her mother Caroline are both haunted by a darkness that is both dangerous and seductive in Kristi Demeester’s Such a Pretty Smile . Lila feels a destructive force growing stronger inside her without any support while her mother navigates being a caretaker, an artist, and the delusions that are taking over her life. 

Such a Pretty Smile uncovers the secrets buried in Caroline’s mind while exploring the complexities of shifting family dynamics. This spooky tale is frightening enough to send a tingle down your spine.

Cherish Farrah by Bethany C. Morrow

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Award-winning author Bethany C. Morrow explores the relationship between two Black teenage girls in a home marked by a horrifying force in Cherish Farrah . As her family faces foreclosure, Farrah draws closer to her best friend Cherish and tries to insert herself into her family. 

But things are not uncomplicated in Cherish’s house either. As strange things begin to unfold in Cherish’s home, Farrah’s family warns her that something is just not right. But is she in too deep? This thriller has so many twists and turns, it’s guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. 

The Haunting of Orchard Hill: A Hopeful Horror Novel by Sara Crocoll Smith

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When Nina is taken in by a mysterious elderly woman after escaping from her abusive husband with her son, she is relieved. But that relief runs cold as she discovers that there may be secrets hiding beneath the surface of this new safe haven, Orchard Hill. Sara Crocoll Smith brilliantly showcases horror in broad daylight and highlights how sometimes the greatest dangers aren’t lurking in the shadows but in the bright heat of the day.

Horror Novels Set in Disturbing Worlds

The salt line by holly goddard jones .

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The Salt Line propels readers into a future where disease-carrying ticks threaten humanity. A salt line that’s been placed around the United States’ borders protects those within it, but when a group of thrill-seekers decides to take a trip outside the protective boundary, they learn that there’s more to fear than they could have ever imagined. 

Tender Is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica 

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Tender is the Flesh is a frightening novel by Argentinian writer Agustina Bazterrica that explores the meaning of humanity and connection — all with a chilling twist. In Bazterrica’s second novel, a man struggles to survive in a world where eating animal flesh is forbidden but eating human flesh — or “special meat” — is legal. When Marco gets an unexpected gift, he forms a relationship that threatens his survival, forcing him to choose between his life as-is — and what could be. 

Quantum of Nightmares by Charles Stross

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British author Charles Stross is known for crafting elaborate worlds in the science fiction and horror genres. In Quantum of Nightmares , the critically acclaimed author lives up to his incredible reputation. 

Fissures emerge in the foundation of alternate reality Britain, ruled by a ruthless leader,  as some citizens gain unusual and largely unregulated powers. The struggles for control and sinister plans that follow are woven together in Quantum of Nightmares , with results that will leave you speechless.

Your Mind Is A Terrible Thing by Hailey Piper

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Your Mind is a Terrible Thing by Hailey Piper follows anxious communications specialist Alito aboard a starship that has been compromised by a chilling intruder. After discovering that members of the crew have vanished, Alito begins to learn more about the monster who may be responsible for the disappearances. 

When Alito learns that the creature is capable of hacking into his psyche and controlling his mind, he enters fight against mind-control and time for a chance at survival. Will he survive or will the violent intruder prevail?

Horror Novels With a History Twist

Asylum by madeleine roux.

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Asylum from Madeleine Roux’s series of the same name is a magnificently hair-raising addition to your fall reading list. Dan Crawford is eager to turn over a new leaf at New Hampshire Prep, but when he discovers that his dorm used to be an asylum, he and his friends uncover secrets that rock them to the core. Can this misfit and his buddies survive the aftermath of their discoveries? 

Dreadful Sorry by Kathryn Reiss 

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When Abby begins to suspect that something supernatural may be responsible for her friend’s strange behavior, she decides it may be time for a good old-fashioned exorcism. But will her efforts be enough — or will both young women succumb to the dark force inside Gretchen?

Horror Novels For Fans of Crime Fiction and Murder Mysteries

Hidden pictures by jason rekulak.

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What’s once thought of as a child’s adorable artwork turns into something more alarming. How? Well, when young Teddy’s babysitter, Mallory, notices the similarities between the dark drawings and an old unsolved murder, she teams up with an unlikely group to discover the truth in Jason Rekulak’s gripping, spine-chilling novel Hidden Pictures .

The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James

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Beth Greer was charged in the gruesome Lady Killer murders in 1977, but was soon after acquited. Forty years later Shea Collins’ interest in true crime brings her closer to the eccentric murder suspect. Shea becomes both more entranced by Beth and more unnerved as she interviews her for her true crime website. Is she truly innocent?  Is there something wicked behind Greer’s charm? Or is Shea noticing darker, supernatural forces at play? 

As the truth unfolds and nothing is quite as it seems. The Book Of Cold Cases is a chilling tale from award-winning Simone St.James and a perfect addition to your fall book list! 

We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin

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Julia Heaberlin’s We Are All the Same in the Dark delves into a town that’s haunted by unsolved crimes: A missing girl’s brother is a social pariah living in isolation; a local cop is haunted by her memory; and a town is reeling from the loss of a member of the community. When local cop Odette Tucker commits herself to solving a missing persons case, she not only confronts her traumatic past, but unearths secrets that will change everything. 

Superstitious by R.L. Stine

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Famed children’s author R.L. Stine switches gears from Goosebumps and delivers something disturbing for adults. In Stine’s Superstitious , Liam is a college professor whose superstitions become reality. As a series of mysterious murders happen around him, Liam must race to expose the evil at the heart of it all begins, despite the potentially deadly consequences.

Need a Quick Read? Forget Novels — and Try Short Stories Instead

Occultation and other stories by laird barron .

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Shirley Jackson award-winning author Laird Barron is delivering all the thrills and chills in Occultation and Other Stories . These shorts are bone-chilling fantasies from the mind of an author who’s known for his dark fantasy writing. Here, Barron doesn’t hold back — at all. If you’re already a fan, these otherworldly stories will delight you.

Beach Bodies: A Beach Vacation Horror Anthology edited by Ben Long and Andrew Robert

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Ben Long and Andrew Robert join forces as the editors of this electrifying anthology of vacation-themed horror. Each story finds a unique way to put the terror in terrible beach vacations. Everything from dead bodies in the surf, to ancient curse, and so much more can be found in this anthology, featuring an array of talented horror writers. 

This anthology offers 16 different sinister stories. It’s great for readers looking for an opportunity to dip their toes into a plethora of chilling options.


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It’s always interesting and well-directed, even when we’re fed horror cliches galore, from spooky dollhouses to things lurking in the basement.

Thanks to campfire tales and multimillion-dollar horror flicks, spooky notions can infiltrate our subconscious even without any real-life supernatural encounters.

In fact, “investors may be convinced that Halloween was purposely placed in October because the market’s actions can be so spooky ,” CFRA’s Sam Stovall wrote in a recent note.

So much so that CFRA’s Stovall quips, “Investors may be convinced that Halloween was purposely placed in October because the market’s actions can be so spooky .”

For example, key to the quantum internet is entanglement — that “ spooky action at a distance” in which particles are linked across time and space, and measuring the properties of one particle instantly reveals the other’s properties.

Warne looked—in the words of the Daily Mail—“like a spooky waxwork.”

spooky Tooth had reformed quite a while before I received the call and were touring quite often.

When we all saw this, both my brothers turned to look at me in the car and pulled ‘ spooky ’ faces at me.

“As much as I love sunny meadows and bunnies, I also love spooky forests with owls,” she says.

Formerly a playground for Sunday school kids, it has a spooky , cloistered feel to it.

I don't believe there is anything spooky about that building.

"I hate to go through the grove, it's so spooky ," she said, as they hurried along.

And again the ghostly hoot of the owl made the little patch of woods seem more spooky and lonesome.

A lonely owl answered with a dismal shriek from a distant tree, making the night seem still more spooky .

Those were gnomes—the real spooky , spinky kind that give you the shivers up and down your back when they're out gnoming.

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13 Wicked Words For A Fun (And Fright) Filled Halloween

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Halloween is one of the most beloved (and bedeviling ) occasions of the year. Halloween is that one special night of the year when all of the spooky spectres and menacing monsters come out to give everybody a severe case of the heebie-jeebies —and eat a ton of candy! Halloween isn’t just a great night for scares and sweets, though, as it also plays host to a ton of awesome words. We gathered up a dozen of our favorite Halloween-related words that help to make October 31 such an eerie and spectacular day of the year.

Allhallows Eve

Allhallows Eve is another name for Halloween. Although Halloween is not a religious holiday, it occurs the night before the Christian holiday of All Saint’s Day , also known as Allhallows , held on November 1. In fact, the name Halloween is a shortening of All hallow ’s even . (The word even was at one time used to mean “evening” or “eve.”)

Both the names Allhallows Eve and Halloween are recorded back to the 1550s. The name of Allhallows uses an older meaning of hallow in the sense of a “holy person” or “saint,” and Allhallows is a day to honor all of the Christian saints.

trick or treat

Trick or treat ! This thinly-veiled threat is said by children in the hopes of getting candy (a treat ) with the implication that they will play a prank (a trick ) on a candyless homeowner. Of course, costumed children say this phrase even if they don’t plan to prank anyone. And this phrase also refers to the act of wearing a Halloween costume while going door to door to ask for candy, which is called trick-or-treating .

Trick-or-treating has an interesting history, which we explore in this article about its origins . There’s some speculation the activity itself can be traced back to ancient Celtic traditions. But the term may date back to the 1920s, when it made its way to North America and puzzled some on the receiving end of the begging.

Traditionally, the meanest, cruelest tricks are reserved for the unfortunate souls who give out candy corn , an often controversial candy. It’s not corn, it’s debatably candy—so what is it? (And what’s your take on the other great food debates ?)

Like most candy, candy corn is mostly made out of sugar and corn syrup. Other ingredients usually include vanilla flavoring or marshmallow creme. Candy corn is actually pretty old, being invented in the 1880s. Because it was often marketed toward farmers, candy corn had tasty names such as “Chicken Corn” and “Chicken Feed.” To the many candy corn haters out there, these names would still accurately describe the taste of candy corn .

Sink your teeth into the origins of the names your favorite candies.


You probably know that a jack-o’-lantern is a hollowed out pumpkin that has a face carved into it with a candle inside. But just who is the Jack in jack-o’-lantern ?

According to one particular Irish legend, jack-o’-lanterns are named after a character named Stingy Jack. Long story short, Stingy Jack liked to play tricks on the Devil, who got his revenge once Jack died. Jack was cursed to wander the dark night with only a candle to light his way, which he carried in a lantern carved out of vegetables. This ghostly wanderer was called “Jack of the Lantern” and then “Jack-o’Lantern.” Spooky!

Find out more about the history of the term jack-o’-lantern here .

Did we scare you? The word boo is commonly used to scare people or is said to be the sound that ghosts make. And this isn’t anything new.

As far back as the early 1700s, the word boo was defined in print as a word used “to frighten children.” Later, it would become the common sound supposedly made by ghosts or other creepy bogeymen . But why? It could be that boo became a scary word simply because it sounds like it should be. Boo has a perfect combination of a consonant and vowel sound that come together to create a starling, loud sound. Boo !


Hopefully, that noise you heard was just your friend shouting Boo ! and not some snarling monstrosity . Monstrosity is a neat alternative to the word monster . It can also refer to the act of being monstrous . The word monstrosity shares a history with monstrous , as they both come from the Latin mōnstrōsus . When it gets dark on Halloween night, you’ll need to be careful of the vampires, ghouls, zombies, and other monstrosities that lurk in the shadows .

Awoooooo ! Speaking of monstrosities, I think I heard a werewolf ! A werewolf is a human being that has turned into a wolf (or wolf monster) and is usually capable of frequently transforming between man and beast.

The word werewolf comes from the Old English werwulf , which is a combination of the word wer , meaning “man,” and wulf , meaning “wolf.” So, when we say “werewolf,” we are essentially saying “manwolf.” This means that it would be correct to refer to other half-man beasts by names such as “werecat,” “werepig,” or “werebear.”

Next, we have a pair of delightfully devilish words. The word fiend can refer to an evil spirit, a demon, or any wicked creature or person. Sometimes, fiend is specifically used to refer to Satan , the Devil himself. Yikes!

Sometimes, though, fiend is used informally to mean someone is addicted to something or is really interested in it. For example, someone might be called a coffee fiend or a poker fiend .

The word bedevil means “to torment diabolically,” or “to cause confusion.” You know, like a devil might do. The word bedevil can also mean to possess someone with a devil or evil spirit. Like a devil might also do. The word bedevil is recorded back to 1760s and combines the word devil with the prefix be- that is used to form other verbs, such as befriend or become .

Jeepers creepers

Jeepers ! If you see something scary, you can shout Jeepers ! or Jeepers creepers ! to express your shock or terror. Jeepers is an Americanism that goes back to the late 1920s. This exclamation is actually an altering of the name Jesus. Yes, that Jesus . The longer jeepers creepers , then, would be an alteration of Jesus Christ.

Don’t let these additional words for a Halloween night sneak up on you. Learn them now.


Watch out that a witch doesn’t put a spell on you. Hocus-pocus is a phrase that is chanted when casting spells or hexes, similar to words like abracadabra or alakazam . Hocus-pocus can also refer to trickery, deception, or parlor tricks. This makes sense when you consider that  hocus-pocus is thought to have come from a rhyming phrase meant to sound like Latin and used by jugglers and magicians as far back as the 1600s.

It is time to get in costume and go to the masquerade . Masquerade is another word for “costume party,” especially one that features elaborate masks and costumes. It can also refer to the costumes worn at such a soiree . Masquerade is also used as a noun to refer to a deceptive farce or an act done with false pretenses. As a verb, masquerade can mean to disguise oneself or to falsely pretend to be something you’re not.


We’ll end the festivities with a very fancy word. Phantasmagoric is an adjective that means something has a deceptive appearance or resembles an illusion or a dream. The noun form of this word, phantasmagoria , is equally fun to say and refers to a scene that resembles an optical illusion or a dream. Both of these words are based on the word phantasm , a spooky word that can be used as a synonym for ghost . And that word phantasm ? It’s ultimately from Greek—and is the source of the word fantasy and, well, fancy .

Not scared yet? Or were you hiding under the covers the whole time? You can test your courage by  reviewing our haunting word list and then taking our quiz about the bone-chilling batch of words you just read. And don’t worry, there aren’t any monsters hiding in the quiz. They are all out trick or treating !

Ready for some quick thrills? Learn where the iconic phrase “It was a dark and stormy night” came from . Perfect reading for a dark and stormy night, indeed.

Can you guess the definition?

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50 Best Halloween Party Names for Your Spooky Invitations

Monster mash? Please. We're throwing a ghostly gala! 👻

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We've got plenty of options, themes, and ideas that you can use for Halloween invitations or simply to set the tone. Your friends will absolutely love some of the clever names on this list! Forget the typical "Monster Mash" and try something creative like "Let the Ghoul Times Roll!" If you plan to have some pumpkin carving at your shin dig, you can name it "Jack-o'-lantern Jamboree" or "A Carvin’ Good Time!" And if this is a girls night-in or witch-themed party , try "From Rags to Witches" or "Zom-baes and Chardonay!"

There are plenty of names on this list, so get to scrolling, and pick the one that's right for you!

Clever Halloween Party Names

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  • Ghostly Affair
  • Frightfully Fun Night
  • Festival of Fears
  • Oh My Gourd! It’s a Halloween Party
  • Carnival of Terrors
  • Haunted Mansion of Horrors
  • Beastly Bash
  • Beyond the Grave Rave
  • Let the Ghoul Times Roll
  • We’ve Been Dying to See You
  • Ghoulish Gathering
  • Werewolf Wonderland
  • Spooky Soiree
  • Hungry Ghosts Festival
  • Fang-tastic Feast
  • Zombies on the Loose
  • Let's Get Batty
  • Let's Have Skele-fun
  • Scary Skele-bration
  • The After (Life) Party
  • Horror Movie Madness
  • Jack-o'-lantern Jamboree
  • Boogeyman BBQ
  • Phantom Festival
  • A Carvin’ Good Time!
  • Mischievous Masquerade
  • Welcome to the Upside Down
  • Cackles and Pumpkin Carving
  • Monsterrific Night of Terror
  • Welcome to Your Nightmare

Girls Night Halloween Party Names

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  • Zom-baes and Chardonay
  • Halloween Boo Bash
  • Graveyard’s Next Top Model
  • Spooky Siesta
  • Black Cats and Caviar
  • Ghostly Gala
  • From Rags to Witches
  • Spirits with Spirits
  • Monsters and Martinis
  • Horror Happy Hour
  • Hallo-Wine and Cheese Tasting

Halloween Party Names for Kids

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  • A Silly, Spooky Night
  • Boo Bash for Kids
  • Cute Little Monsters Mash
  • Friendly Ghost Gathering
  • Haunting for Candy
  • Jack-o'-lantern Jubilee
  • Little Pumpkins Jamboree
  • No Tricks, Just Treats!
  • Trick-Free Halloween Celebration

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If you're throwing a ghostly party this All Hallows' Eve, you'll have to compete with at least a few other events on the same night. What can set your celebration apart from the others? A creative Halloween party name, of course. Whether you're planning an all-ages gathering, ghoul's night out, or a boo-zy cocktail party, these bewitching Halloween event names will make your invitees so batty with excitement, it might even scare you.

Spooktacular Halloween Party Names

Spice up your annual Halloween gathering with a party name that sends chills down your guests' spines. Use these attention-grabbing sayings on your party invitations , flyers, signage, or as the theme of your Halloween event .

  • All Hallows' Eve Hoedown
  • Awesome, Gruesome Fun
  • Bad to the Bone Shindig
  • Beastly Bash
  • Beyond the Grave Rave
  • Bone to Be Wild
  • Boogeyman BBQ
  • Cackles and Pumpkin Carving
  • Carnival of Terrors
  • Deadly Disco Bash
  • Deathly Hallows' Eve
  • Devilish Dance Party
  • Dinner with the Devil
  • Dreadful Darkness Dance
  • Eat, Drink, and Be Scary
  • Fang-tastic Feast
  • Festival of Fears
  • Fright Night
  • Frightfully Fun Night
  • Gathering of the Ghosts
  • Ghostly Affair
  • Ghostly Gala
  • Ghoulish Gathering
  • Haunted Mansion of Horrors
  • Horror Movie Madness
  • Hungry Ghosts Festival
  • Jack-o'-lantern Jamboree
  • Join Our Coven
  • Let the Ghoul Times Roll
  • Let's Get Batty
  • Let's Have Skele-fun
  • Monster Mash Bash
  • Monsterrific Night of Terror
  • Muggles and Magic Masquerade
  • Phantom Festival
  • Scary Skele-bration
  • Something Sinister This Way Comes
  • Soulless Celebration
  • Spooky Soiree
  • Time Warp Wingding
  • Welcome to the Upside Down
  • Welcome to Your Nightmare
  • Wicked Good Time
  • Witch Upon a Star
  • Zombies on the Loose
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Halloween Cocktail Party Name Ideas

Why not throw an adult-only Halloween cocktail party while the kids are out trick-or-treating ? Let attendees know the punch will be spiked with potion by giving your event a name that incorporates both spirits and spirits.

  • Black Cats and Caviar
  • Boos and Brews
  • Come for the Boos, Stay for the Booze
  • Costumes and Cocktails Social
  • Creepy Cocktail Soiree
  • Hallo- Wine and Cheese Tasting
  • Horror Happy Hour
  • "I See Drunk People"
  • Monsters and Martinis
  • Night of the Living Drinks
  • Pick Your Poison
  • Shots and Shivers
  • Spirits with Spirits
  • Spooktacular Evening of Boos and Booze
  • Spooky Siesta
  • Voodoo and Vodka
  • Walking Dead's Drunkyard
  • While the Kids are Away, the Adults Will Play
  • Wizards and Whiskey
  • Zom-baes and Booze

Names for Halloween "Girl's Night" Events

If you're rounding up the ladies for a spooky girl's night , you need the perfect party name. Get inspired by these Halloween event name ideas with witchy women in mind.

  • Cauldrons and Cosmopolitans
  • Deja-Boo Throwback Night
  • Dementors and Divas
  • Demons are a Ghoul's Best Friend
  • Double, Double, Toil, and Lots of Trouble
  • Gathering of the Witchy Women
  • Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun
  • Ghoul's Night In
  • Ghoul's Night Out
  • Hot Ghoul Halloween
  • Lives of the Witch and Famous
  • Mummies and Mimosas
  • Shake Your Boo-tay Halloween Bash
  • Trick or Treat Yo'self Night
  • "Yas Hallo-queen"

Not-Too-Scary Names for Children's Halloween Parties

Some little ones may not be keen on scary parties. However, you can still get in the Halloween spirit with a tame event and an equally cheerful name. Think about using one of these party names for young children's parties or for those who frighten easily.

  • A Silly, Spooky Night
  • Boo Bash for Kids
  • Cute Little Monsters Mash
  • Freaky Funtime
  • Friendly Ghost Gathering
  • Haunting for Candy
  • Jack-o'-lantern Jubilee
  • Little Pumpkins Jamboree
  • No Tricks, Just Treats!
  • Trick-Free Halloween Celebration

Put a Spell on Guests With a Scary Party Name

Choosing a creative name for your Halloween party is just the beginning. You'll also need to set the mood with décor and spooky music , prepare Halloween-themed snacks , and arrange for spooktacular Halloween activities . With the right combination, your Halloween party will be a ghoulish success.

What is another word for costume party ?


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Synonyms for Costume party:

Other synonyms:.

  • all-nighter
  • baby shower
  • bachelor party
  • bachelorette party
  • block party

Other relevant words:

  • baseball game
  • celebration
  • december 31
  • exhibitioner
  • fancy dress
  • fancy-dress ball
  • gala affair
  • masquerade costume
  • musket ball
  • political party
  • rain shower
  • shower bath
  • shower down
  • smoking car
  • smoking carriage
  • smoking compartment
  • social function
  • social occasion
  • tobacco user
  • ballo in maschera
  • cocktail party
  • coffee klatch
  • dinner party
  • entertainment
  • garden party
  • house party
  • house-raising
  • housewarming
  • kaffeeklatsch
  • masked ball
  • masquerade ball
  • masquerade party
  • surprise party

How to use "Costume party" in context?

People love costume parties because they are so creative and fun. There are always so many different things to see and do. People can dress up as anything they want, and it is always a lot of fun to see who can come up with the best costume.

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