34 Spooky Ideas for Your Halloween Engagement Party

Have a ghoulishly fun gathering with these party essentials.
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Updated Sep 29, 2023
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Whether you and your sweetie love scary movies, or you proposed in the fall, a Halloween engagement party is a unique way to celebrate with family and friends. Instead of the typical fall elements like leaves, apples and pumpkins, this engagement party theme lets you tap into your spooky side. Think engagement party decorations with skeletons, bats, ghosts and creepy jack-o-lanterns. From games and signs to table decorations and cake toppers, we found the elements you need to complete your engagement party checklist.

What You Need for a Halloween Engagement Party: Games | Table Decorations | Backdrops | Balloons | Signs | Cake & Cupcake Decorations | Editor's Picks

Halloween Engagement Party Games

Kick off your celebration with exciting Halloween engagement party games. This could include Halloween-themed cornhole, Halloween charades or playing an assortment of printable games.

Printable Halloween Engagement Party Game Pack

Halloween engagement party game ideas
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Play games including "fortune teller," "emoji challenge" and "this or that" to help guests break the ice and share a laugh. Each printable game features a delightful pumpkin design.

Spooky Halloween Corn Hole

Halloween themed corn hole boards
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Get your guests outside for a few rounds of cornhole on these adorably themed boards. Featuring Frankenstein and a mummy, customize these boards with your own wording and bag colors to match your theme.

Gothic Engagement Party Games

Halloween themed engagement party games
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Which partner said, "I love you" first, where did the groom propose and which partner has a bigger closet? Have your guests answer these questions and more with Halloween game cards decorated with a black pumpkin, bats, and pink and black flowers.

Halloween Party Games for All Ages

Halloween party games for all ages
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For kids or the young at heart, include a set of Halloween games that are fun for everyone in your family. Games include Halloween emoji, phobia match and Halloween word scramble.

Halloween Engagement Party Table Decorations

Tie together your theme with Halloween engagement party decorations. Decorate your tables with festive engagement party centerpieces to dark velvet tablecloths.

Spiderweb Table Runner

Halloween themed spider web table runner
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Drape your table with a black lace table runner that looks just like a spiderweb. Layer it over a light tablecloth and place a few faux spiders throughout to get the full effect.

Black and Red Floral Centerpiece

Black and red floral centerpiece
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Silk flowers in red and black bring a gothic edge to your Halloween tablescape. Surround your centerpiece with tea light or votive candles to enhance the spooky vibe.

Spooky Tree Halloween Table Decoration

Halloween themed tree decoration
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Illuminate your guest tables with a mini Halloween tree. LED bulbs in orange or purple light up the tree as eight jack-o-lanterns hang from the branches.

Textured Black Velvet Tablecloth

Black velvet tablecloth
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Embrace the dark colors of the season with a black or dark tablecloth. We love the rich texture of velvet, which lends itself to the feeling of fall and Halloween.

Halloween Picks Table Decor

Halloween themed table top decorations
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This set of Halloween picks includes bats, dark branches and berries in black, green and orange. Place them in a vase for a simple centerpiece or inside a small pumpkin.

Halloween Engagement Party Backdrops

Whether you're using them for photos or an extra detail behind your dessert table, these backdrops are a must-have for your Halloween engagement party.

"'Til Death Do Us Part" Engagement Party Backdrop

'Till death do us part party sign
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Express your desire to be together forever, with a little Halloween twist. We love this take on the phrase "Til Death Do Us Part" with a skeleton couple and a detailed floral border.

Skull and Keys Engagement Party Backdrop

Halloween themed backdrop
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Host a scary good engagement party with this skeleton Halloween engagement party decoration. Customize the banner with your names and the date of your engagement.

Halloween Fringe Party Backdrop

Halloween fringe party backdrop
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Add a festive pop of Halloween colors to your engagement party. Guests will love posing in front of this fun fringe in orange, purple and black accented by bats and spiders.

Dancing Skeletons Engagement Party Backdrop

Skeleton engagement party backdrop
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We love these adorable dancing skeletons for a Halloween engagement party. The backdrop features the words "Til Death Do Us Part" with space for your names and engagement year.

Spider Web Mesh Backdrop

Spider web mesh backdrop
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Use black mesh cloth as a creepy addition to your backdrop or all on its own. The fabric mimics a spider web and is a great option for your Halloween engagement party decorations.

Halloween Engagement Party Balloons

From grand arches to yard décor, wow your guests with Halloween-themed balloons.

"Boos Before 'I Dos'" Balloon Set

Halloween Balloon Set
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Have your boos before your "I dos" at your Halloween engagement party. This fun balloon set includes gold letters and matching skulls.

Witchy Pumpkin Yard Balloons

Witchy pumpkin halloween yard balloons
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Greet guests with these cute yard balloons as they walk to your engagement party venue. Jack-o-lanterns wearing witch hats sit on a base of balloons with a streamer tail.

Spider Halloween Balloon Arch

Halloween Balloon Arch
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Position a grand Halloween balloon arch over your front door or as an entryway for guests to set the stage for the rest of your decorations. This elaborate set includes a giant spider balloon and bat accents.

Jack and Sally Balloon Decor

Jack and Sally halloween balloon decor
Photo: Party City

Give a nod to the most romantic couple in Halloween Town by decorating your dessert or gift table with these sweet Jack and Sally balloons.

Halloween Engagement Party Signs

Welcome your guests with Halloween-themed engagement party signs featuring adorable ghouls and eerie skulls.

"Forever My Boo" Party Sign

forever my boo halloween sign
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These adorable little ghosts let everyone know your partner is forever your boo. Customize with your names under each ghost and change the title, if you wish.

Gothic Engagement Party Welcome Sign

gothic party welcome sign
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Greet guests with a customizable, printable welcome sign featuring a crow, jack-o-lantern and gothic details. This is a great option if you're hosting a Halloween masquerade engagement party.

Skull and Rose Engagement Party Sign

Skull and rose engagement party sign
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Invite guests to enter your Halloween engagement party (if they dare) with this vintage skull and rose sign.

"'Til Death Do Us Party" Banner

"'Til Death Do Us Party" Banner
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String up Halloween engagement party decorations that'll have your guests ready to celebrate. This creative "Til Death Do Us Party" banner comes in white or black to stand out against any background.

"Desserts to Die For" Engagement Party Sign

Desserts to die for sign
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Dress up your dessert table with this fun "Desserts to Die For" engagement party sign. It features two skeleton hands in the shape of a heart and space for personalization.

Halloween Engagement Party Cake & Cupcake Decorations

Top your engagement cake or cupcakes with festive Halloween decorations. Ghoulishly adorable couples, skeletons and black glitter designs are just a few options that stand out on any dessert table.

Ghost Couple Cake Topper

Ghost couple cake topper
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Top your cake with these loveable and customizable ghosts. Choose your ghost's attire colors and if you want a bride and groom, bride and bride, or groom and groom.

Halloween Engagement Party Cupcake Toppers

halloween cupcake toppers
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From love potions and spells to jack-o-lanterns and ghouls, this fun assortment of Halloween cupcake toppers is a fun addition to your dessert table.

Jack and Sally Halloween Cake Topper

jack and sally cake toper
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Channel your inner Jack and Sally with this romantic Halloween engagement party cake topper. The design features the cartoon couple with the words "Simply Meant to Be."

"'Til Death Do Us Part" Skeleton Cake Topper

'Till death do us part cake topper
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Top your cake with "Til Death Do Us Part" and a spooky skeleton couple. Made of premium cardstock, the topper has a black glitter finish.

Black Halloween Cupcake Toppers

black halloween cupcake toppers
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This creepy cupcake topper set includes glittery black skulls with heart eyes, dripping hearts and engagement rings. Complement your toppers with matching black cupcake liners.

Editor's Picks: Halloween Engagement Party Decorations

Enhance your event with these fun Halloween engagement party elements. Here are just a few of our favorite must-haves for your ghostly gathering. Don't forget to pick out an on-theme engagement party invitation to tie everything together.

Black Witch's Cauldron

black witch's cauldron
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Add a versatile black cauldron to your engagement party décor. Fill with flowers or treats. Or place dry ice inside to make guests think there's a magic potion brewing inside.

Coffin Serving Trays

black coffin serving trays
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Serve your snacks or hors d'oeuvres in a set of black Halloween coffins. This set also works in a decorative display with candles or faux spider webs.

Gothic Halloween Engagement Party Invitations

gothic engagement party invites
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Let guests know right away that you're hosting a Halloween bash to celebrate your engagement. These Halloween engagement party invitations have an edgy, gothic twist.

Skeleton Hand Drinking Glasses

skull hand champagne flutes
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Serve your drinks in these creepy skeleton hand glasses. They're perfect for your signature cocktail, wine or other Halloween brew.

Witch's Hat Party Decoration

witch's hat party decoration
Photo: The Party Darling

Dress up your dessert table or create a centerpiece with a black witch's hat. This piece also doubles as a photo prop to get guests in the Halloween spirit.

Halloween Engagement Party Favors

Halloween themed engagement party favor
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Send guests home with these cute Halloween engagement party favors. They feature two happily engaged skeletons with room for your names underneath.

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