100+ Family Friendly Halloween Party Names (Plus Free Printable Invitations)

Having a Halloween party can be so much fun! You can really help get people excited about attending your party or event by picking a great Halloween party name. Having a family-friendly party name helps to let your guests know that even their littlest family members are welcome at your haunted house. If you are trying to decide on the best name for a Halloween Party you’ve come to the right place. From bats and cats to ghouls and goblins and even some more general Fall and candy themed names we’ve got it all!

All these Halloween party names are family friendly, meaning you won’t find any curse words or alcoholic beverage names here. At the end of the article, I’ve even included a couple Free Halloween Party Invitations you can simply download as a PDF and fill out!

How to pick a Halloween party name:

  • Decide on party games you want to play 
  • Is there a ‘main event’ like pumpkin carving or trick or treating?
  • Do you have a theme idea like: ghosts, spiders, apples?
  • Are there any movies you want to watch or play in the background?
  • Do you have a playlist of spooky songs you love?

Use some of these factors to help guide your name choice. For example, if your ‘main event’ is pumpkin carving you might want to use that as part of your party name to let guests know what to expect. If your guests are going to come over and be wowed by your spiderweb decor then you might want to include something with those words to create a catchy name.

Alternatively you can go with something general or short, sweet and attention grabbing like these first party names on our list:

Simple Halloween Party Names

Sometimes the perfect name is the most simple one! A simple Halloween party name is short and to the point but can still be howlin’ good fun. Here are some good halloween party names for a special event or house party that will let your party guests know they’re in for a frightfully good time!

  • Halloween Howler
  • Spooktacular
  • Halloween Bash
  • Fright Night 
  • Monster Mash
  • Halloween Hootenanny 
  • Costumes Cook Out 
  • Costume Contest

Witch and Wizard Halloween Party Names

Another great name idea is to focus your halloween theme around witches and wizards. At this time of year, you’re bound to see lots of pointy hats and cauldrons all over social media and decorating your neighbourhood lawns. It’s the perfect time for a wickedly fun party. This is also a great party theme if you don’t have a crazy costume idea as the host. It’s super easy to wear some black and find a witches hat. Think about these as possible ideas:

  • Brooms and Bonfires 
  • Cackling Cookout
  • Pointy hat party
  • Cauldron carnival
  • Potions party 
  • Witchy Gathering
  • Wicked good party
  • Wicked good time
  • Hallow’s Gala
  • Witches and Wizards Wacky Weenie-Roast
  • Moonlight Masquerade 
  • Bewitching Ball

Pumpkin Themed Halloween Party Names

Having a pumpkin decorating activity or pumpkin carving contest is a fun idea for a family friendly halloween event. Many people would agree that carving pumpkins or making (and eating, of course) pumpkin pie is the best thing about halloween. The first activity you may want to do at your halloween party is invite your guests to create teams, design and carve a pumpkin together. Then for the rest of the evening you can have them vote on the winning design. These might be the right name for your event if it’s all about pumpkins.

  • Pumpkin Party
  • Pumpkin Picnic
  • L‘il Pumpkin Party
  • Pumpkin Patch Party
  • Oh my gourd, it’s Halloween!
  • Gourdgeous Gathering
  • Squashfest 
  • Pumpkinfest
  • Jack o’lantern Jive

Fall Themed Halloween Party Names

Another way to celebrate the season is to have a more general fall party. This leaves things more open ended if you’re avoiding a specific theme but still want to use a creative name. A Fall themed party name is also a great idea for folks who don’t love Halloween but still want to get together to celebrate the season. Serve some warm apple cider and hot coco and have a horse drawn wagon ride! Bust out your hay bales, it’s Fall, Y’all!

  • Apple Harvest
  • Candy Apple Carnival
  • Carmel Apple Carnival
  • Fall Fest
  • First Frost Festival 
  • Fall Festival
  • An Autumnal Affair
  • Foggy Festival
  • It’s Fall, Y’all!

Candy Themed Halloween Party Names

A delightful name for a really sweet annual halloween party could include candy! What does everyone want to do on Halloween night? Trick or treat! Get as much candy as you can.  A candy theme party has nothing to do with scary clowns or other spooky things that might be too much for the littlest party guests to handle. The good news is you’ve come to the right place for some candy themed halloween party ideas.

  • Candy Carnival 
  • Candy Cookout
  • Sweets Soirée 
  • All Treats, No Tricks
  • Lollipop Land
  • Pop Rock Party
  • Pop Rock Picnic
  • Gobstopper Gathering
  • Candy Corn Bash
  • Pinata Party
  • Candy Feast
  • Trick or Treat Howler
  • Trick or Treat Shindig
  • Ice-scream Feast

Beast or Creature Themed Halloween Party Names: 

Some more innovative ideas for your halloween theme may include using an animal, beast or creature as part of your memorable name. This is the perfect opportunity to get your family pet in on the fun. Dress up your sweet pup as a howling werewolf or invite your kitten to the black cat ball. There are so many different options to make your party a really great time.

  • Halloween Howler 
  • Howlin’ Harvest
  • Howling Good Harvest
  • Fang Feast
  • Monster Ball 
  • Monster Madness 
  • Beast Feast
  • Beastly Feast
  • Goblin Gathering
  • Owl Howler
  • Transylvania Trick or Treat 
  • Beauties and Beasts Feast
  • Bogey Boogie
  • Creeper Carnival
  • Creepy Cook Out
  • Mummy Madness
  • Mummy’s Halloween Party
  • Snarling Celebration
  • Boogie Monster BBQ

Spider Themed Halloween Party Names: 

Having a spider themed party doesn’t have to be a scary theme. If you’re having a lot of children at your event why not go with an itsy-bitsy themed halloween night? Your party décor can include a lot of nice webs and fuzzy fake spiders to make your theme shine through without too much hard work.

  • Web Weenie Roast
  • Spider Shindig
  • Spider Social
  • Spider Web Spooktacular
  • Itsy-Bitsy’s Ball
  • Itsy-Bitsy’s Feast
  • Itsy-Bitsy’s Banquet
  • Itsy bitsy’s putting on the ritzy
  • Black Widow Ball
  • Black Widow Bash

Ghost Themed Halloween Party Names

Nothing screams Halloween like a good round of ghost stories. What better way to celebrate the season than by having a ghost themed party? Ghosts, ghouls and ghastly spirits will gather for your Halloween delights. 

  • Spooktacular
  • Boo Ball
  • Boo Boo Que (bbq)
  • Ghoul Gathering 
  • Ghoulish Gathering 
  • Ghoul and Goblin Gathering
  • Ghostly Gala
  • Ghastly Gala
  • Fright Festival 
  • Festival of Frights
  • Haunted Harvest
  • Haunted Howler
  • Spirit Shindig
  • Spooky Celebration 
  • Spooky Shindig 
  • Ghost Gathering
  • Ghostly Gathering 
  • Ghastly Gathering

Cat or Bat Themed Halloween Party Names

Black cats are another great symbol for Halloween. They’re loved by witches and us humans too! The old saying goes that a black cat crossing your path is bad luck but I think you’re bound to have good luck at your party if you choose a black cat name. You could also try a black bat theme for your Halloween party! Bats are another classic Halloween symbol that make for a great party name. Have a fruit bat buffet and decorate with some super easy DIY black construction paper bats. 

  • Black Cat Boogie
  • Black Cat Banquet
  • Black Cat Ball
  • Black Bat Boogie 
  • Black Bat Ball
  • Black Bat Banquet

How to Phrase your Halloween Invitations

So now that you have your party name, are you wondering: what do I write on my halloween invitation? If you want to go beyond the title of your event, you can add some over the top phrases to really drive home your spooky theme when you invite your guests. Consider adding some of these sentences to your halloween invitation.

  • Eat, drink, be scary 
  • Join us… if you dare 
  • Calling all monsters….
  • It would be a grave mistake to miss this party
  • No tricks. Just treats
  • Little ghouls and goblins welcome 
  • Come and stay a spell

If you’re looking for some more ideas on what to write in your Halloween invitations to go with these Halloween party name ideas, check out this other article I wrote about Halloween invitation phrases.

Family Friendly Halloween Movies

There are usually some new Halloween movies that come out at the movie theatres each year around Halloween but if you’re having a party at home you can choose from a huge variety of family friendly Halloween movies to watch. Kid friendly Halloween movies can be fun for adults too. Some of these classic Halloween movies adults might remember fondly from their own childhoods. As the evening gets later it’s a nice idea to have one on in the background as entertainment. Or it could simply be part of a subtle background or merely as mood enrichment. Here are a few great movie ideas for your next Halloween party. 

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Coraline
  • Hotel Transylvania 
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Halloween Town
  • Casper
  • Monsters inc
  • Harry Potter
  • Wallace and Grommet  – Curse of Were Rabbit 
  • Scoobydoo Zombie Island
  • Frankenweenie
  • Goosebumps
  • Adams Family 
  • Muppets Haunted Mansion 

Free Halloween Party Invitation Download

If you like some of the party names and phrases in this article maybe you’ll like some of my free Halloween invitations too. There are four different styles available with catchy party names and fun invitation phrasing that you can choose from. 

You’re welcome to use any of these free invitations for your next Halloween Party! I’ve made them just for you! All you have to do is download your favorite invitation and then you can have it printed on card stock and fill it out. 

Or if you’d prefer not to write them out by hand you could use a pdf writing program on your computer. You might even be able to add text to it on your phone if you have an app that can do so. 

I hope you enjoy the freebies!

Thanks for reading through my huge list of the best Halloween party theme names. From bats and cats to ghosts and goblins, there really is something for everyone on this huge list of family friendly Halloween party names. Finding the right name for your party is the first step towards having a wonderful time. I hope you’ve found the right one to make your next Halloween event a Spooktacular success.

Make sure you check out this other article on Halloween Invitation Wording to help you out with the rest of your party planning.

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