Outdoor Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween is creeping up on us this year! Hosting a backyard Halloween party is a great way to soak up fall in KC. No matter what theme you’re going for, there are a few essentials you need to have to prepare your outdoor living space or deck. Here’s the York Companies team’s pro tips & outdoor Halloween party ideas:

Spooky movie night

A movie night is perfect to entertain guests of all ages; whether you’re going for Saw or Scooby Doo! Simply bring out a projector and sheet to your backyard, set up some chairs, couches, or floor pillows, and enjoy the film. Don’t forget to provide lots of blankets and offer a fire pit circle for guests to keep warm and cook up s’mores and other goodies. For the grown-ups, you can also set up a decorative bar with a wooden crate, spider webs, and old-fashioned lamps. Serve up some festive cocktails in fun cups and watch your guests melt. 

Kid-friendly activities

There are countless activity and decoration ideas for kids (and kids at heart!) to celebrate Halloween. A classic is to set up a pumpkin-carving competition—an outdoor kitchen is ideal for this ???? Most importantly don’t forget about putting out lots of candy trays and try out some halloween desserts like Halloween cupcakes or mummy cookies!

Classic themes

Looking for more classic outdoor Halloween party ideas? You can never go wrong with The Nightmare Before Christmas or an interactive murder mystery! Check out this guide on hosting the ultimate murder mystery event from Clued Upp.


Don’t neglect lighting! Try out old lamps, colorful lights, and string lights to set the mood and illuminate all of your hard work. 

Use one of these outdoor Halloween party ideas and create the ultimate outdoor living space this fall with York Companies

No matter which of these outdoor Halloween party ideas you decide to go with, remember to keep your guests warm! York Companies can install your custom fire pit and hot tub for you to enjoy year-round. For a more extravagant feel, try out our fire feature styles! Check out our portfolio, try our free quote tool, or contact us today to get started.