Halloween is arguably one of the most fun seasonal events of the entire year!

Whether you plan to go all out and create a truly terrifying scare maze experience, host a themed Halloween party or create a brand activation to launch in the Halloween season – we have a wide selection of event ideas to get you started when planning for Halloween 2022.

In this blog, we will discuss everything from Venue Finding to Halloween Catering, Halloween Entertainment and also the best Halloween Themes for 2022!

What To Think About When Planning Your Halloween Event

We all know that when it comes to Halloween, the bigger the event, the better! Larger Halloween Events have typically been associated with American celebrations, where the costumes, entertainment and immersive experiences are second to none.

However, hosting amazing large-scale Halloween events like you see in the US is easy when you have our Event Management Company tips, tricks and advice to help keep you organised.

There are many different elements to consider when planning for Halloween 2022, we’ve organised a list of some of the top things to consider when planning your Halloween Event – so you don’t have to!

What to think about when planning your Halloween Event:

  • Number of guests
  • Date/Time
  • Location
  • Indoor or Outdoor
  • Theme
  • Catering Options
  • Entertainment Options

From this list, we’ll be diving deeper into the most important aspects of planning your Halloween Event: Venue Finding, Venue Styling and Halloween Themed Catering.

Above all else, we want you to have a fun experience when creating your Halloween Event, so we hope that the tips and ideas provided in this blog get your creativity flowing and ready to plan your next Halloween Event!

Halloween Witch Character standing next to candles.

Venue Finding

Depending on whether you would like to host an indoor or outdoor event, create a family-friendly atmosphere or host a complete scare-fest then there are many options to choose from when deciding on a venue for your event.

The most important decision to make when deciding on a venue is the number of guests you’ll be hosting, you don’t want to cram a large number of guests into a tiny venue or, on the other hand, book a large venue for a small group of people.

Other decisions to make will be whether you need to provide on-site parking for your guests, will they be travelling from far away? Will you need to organise transport to take them to the venue?

If your guests are local, you might want to consider a venue that everyone knows and provides easy access – such as a nearby park or hotel.

Furthermore, if you decide on an outdoor venue will you be providing indoor alternative spaces in case the weather is bad?

With many elements to consider, you might want to make a pros and cons list for your chosen venue – you can then start to think of alternative solutions to help potentially minimise the cons.

If you decide that you would like some help with sourcing a venue, our Venue Finding Services will be on hand to help bring your creative vision to life! For example, if you would like to choose a venue that lends itself to a traditional Halloween atmosphere then we can source spooky castles, gothic-style houses and abandoned cabins etc to suit your theme.

As the venue will be the first impression that your guests will have, you want to set your event off on the right foot by choosing the perfect setting.

Gothic Style Halloween House decorated by Julia Charles Event Management.

Venue Styling

The history of Halloween can be traced all the way back to the Celtic Festival of Samhain. During this period, the Celts believed that the spirits of the dead could return and so they lit bonfires and wore costumes to ward off wayward spirits. This is where popular tropes of witches, goblins and ghosts come from and why they are notoriously used as Halloween decorations to this day.

If you decide to create a bespoke theme for your Halloween Event, we can supply everything you might possibly need to transform your venue space using our Event Production Services. Alternatively, we also provide pre-made Halloween Themes.

Our Venue Styling Services include:

While traditional pumpkins are commonplace at most Halloween Themed Events and are generally okay to have at Corporate Events, we want you to think more extravagant!

Instead of just having your standard pre-carved pumpkins, why not hire a Professional Pumpkin Carver to appear at your event? Producing bespoke designs that can be catered for a Brand Activation or Product Launch, our Pumpkin Carvers create stunning designs that will make standard pumpkins look downright boring!  

Pumpkin Carvings of Halloween Characters.

Halloween Themed Catering

As Halloween is the holiday of fun, it’s also a great time to experiment with Unique Catering Options.

We have numerous fun catering experiences on offer that will supply tasty treats for your guests to enjoy at your Halloween Event.

Some of our favourites include:

Other traditional Halloween Catering Options can include fun witches’ brew cocktails or food that looks like body parts!

Collage of Halloween Catering Ideas including edible molecules and more.

Top 5 Halloween 2022 Themes

Now we’re onto the best part of planning any Halloween Event – the theming!

Below we’ve listed some of the best theme ideas for your Halloween 2022 Event, covering both the theming option and matching entertainment ideas to create a truly immersive experience for your guests.

1. Abandonned Graveyard Theme

Starting off with a Halloween cult classic Themed Event, an Abandoned Graveyard Theme works great if you’re looking to host a Halloween Event in a large outdoor space.

Using our Prop Design Services, we can supply realistic tombstones and imposing mausoleum structures complete with eerie fog effects.

This option would work well for a Brand Activation or Product Launch event as we can include branded elements on the gravestones such as company logos or product names on the gravestone headers.

Our selection of Halloween Walkabout Performers would work well in this setting, supplying unsettling meet and greet opportunities with guests and lurking in dark shadows.

Our favourites include:

Vampires and Werewolf walkabout characters for Halloween theme

2. Stranger Things Theme

Definitely one of the fastest-growing TV Show cult classics of recent years – the return of Stranger Things has gotten us extremely hyped to create immersive Halloween Events that will replicate the spirit of the 80s, while also scaring the living daylights out of your guests!

Whether you would like to replicate the famous light-up alphabet wall to communicate with the Upside Down or host your event at an 80s-Themed Roller Rink, we can transform your venue fit to battle the Demogorgon, Mind Flayer or even Vecna himself.

Choosing this theme for Halloween 2022 will give you the opportunity to provide all the nostalgia from the 80s with a darker twist! We can create ‘surprise’ experiences for your guests using our Event Production Services that will lead them into thinking they’ve been invited to an ordinary Halloween Event, when in fact there might just be a suspicious gateway lurking in the corner of your venue…

Once your guests enter the gateway into the Upside Down, your venue will be completely transformed into a darker and more sinister experience using our Staging, Lighting and AV Equipment to create a bespoke set – complete with Creepy Walkabout Performers.

We can also supply Retro Arcade Games for a classic entertainment option that will supply your guests with hours of fun!

80s Themed Entertainment for Stranger Things Themed Events

3. Twisted Circus Theme

Roll up, roll up and join the circus! This theme is certainly a great choice if you’re looking for something quirky, with the option to delve into the more macabre side of the circus.

Our Twisted Circus Theme has been a popular choice over the years and for Halloween 2022, we want to create a Circus Theme that’s larger than life for your Halloween Event!

Transform your venue space into a big top tent or freakshow circus, using mood lighting and sound effects to replicate the sights and sounds of the circus.

This option would also work really well for a Scare Maze Attraction or a Parade for your Halloween Event. Using our Event Technology Services we can create a map for your scare maze – allowing guests to roam around the maze with a few jump scares along the way!

We have some weird and wonderful walkabout performers that would be suitable for this theme, take a look at the options below:

Collage of twisted circus themed events.

4. Creepy Garden Party

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise!

This theme is ideal for those looking to host a Halloween Party in their own garden or local park. We can provide bespoke theming details for your Halloween Event, by draping cobwebs on trees and adding some sinister mood lighting, the traditional garden party will be turned on its head to fit the Halloween Celebrations!

Moreover, our pre-made Twisted Alice in Wonderland Theme is also suitable for an outdoor Halloween Event, we can provide Outdoor Furniture and Lighting and Draping to transform your outdoor space into Wonderland – complete with toadstool seating, mysterious ‘drink me’ bottles hanging from the trees and a wacky group of Alice in Wonderland Themed Performers to entertain your guests.

Our delightfully quirky Halloween Forest Creatures can also make an appearance at your event. Led by the mischievous Toad and joined by his crazy sidekicks Ratty and Badger, these entertainers are sure to cause a stir at your event by providing lots of laughs and chaos!

Collage of creepy garden halloween themed events.

5. Bridgerton Theme

This one is definitely a glamour-fulled theming option – Bridgerton.

While season two of the show did air earlier this year, there have been many fabulous pop-up experiences available to visit including Secret Cinema’sBridgerton Immersive Experience‘.

We want you to be able to replicate this fabulously flamboyant experience at your own Halloween Event! Imagine decorating your space to look exactly like a Regency-era manor house, complete with gilded carpets, archways decorated with hanging wisteria and even replicas of Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers.

Your guests can enjoy being served drinks by elegant Aerial Champagne Pourers, interact with mysterious walkabout performers such as our Masquerade Flower Characters and lounge on the throne of Queen Charlotte.

Bridgerton Halloween Theme for corporate events

We hope you’ve managed to get some great Halloween Event planning inspiration from this blog!

As Event Managers, we can oversee the entire process of your event from start to finish. Or, alternatively, you can pick and choose from our individual services, providing exactly the elements you need to bring your 2022 Halloween event to life.

Whether you decide to create a bespoke theme for Halloween 2022 or choose one of our pre-made themes, your Halloween Event is guaranteed to look incredible.

You can always get in contact with us to discuss your Halloween Event. We will be more than happy to help get you started with the event planning process.

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