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Not So Scary Halloween Party Theme

Do you prefer spooky or not so spooky fun? Use these ideas for a fun Not So Spooky Halloween party.

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Come on over to our Not So Scary Halloween Party this year. We used a fun color scheme with whimsical patterns paired with cute and not frightful Halloween party food.

Isn’t that just the cutest Halloween Owl cut out on the front of the punch dispenser?

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Not So Scary Halloween Party Ideas

Don’t you just love those googly eyes peeping through the windows on the cupcake stand?

A few things to consider for a not too spooky Halloween party are:

  • fun colors for decorations
  • not spooky Halloween party food
  • a light-hearted fun color scheme

Halloween Party Color Scheme

If you love traditional orange and black colors for Halloween you will enjoy our Halloween party decorations ideas. There is plenty of orange and black but it is complemented with lime green and purple for a whimsical look that isn’t scary at all.

Color Scheme Ideas

  • Polka dots
  • Chevron pattern
  • Paisley decorations
  • Candy corn colors; yellow, orange and white
  • Lime green
  • Bright Purple

Almost everything came from Oriental Trading which is easily everyone’s Halloween Headquarters.

They have not so scary and spooky decor as well as great prices on candy and costumes.

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Halloween Party Food

My motto is Work Smarter, Not Harder so with that in mind so we provided good party food but not everything took a lot of time.

I picked up some chocolate-covered doughnuts with pretty colored plastic vampire teeth from the bakery. See how they match our color scheme! Those were the first to go!

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We even found these super fun edible Halloween Fortune Cookies at Oriental Trading.  They are individually wrapped so perfect for handing out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night or including in your Halloween party goodie bags as we did. 

The orange and white goodie cups are filled with Chex Mix. See my recipe for Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix which is perfect for Halloween party food.

Not too scary Halloween Party Food Ideas

Your party guests will love any of these Halloween party treats.

We had plenty of Happy Halloween cupcake picks so we used some in the sweet and salty buffet.

See these 7 Super Easy, not scary Halloween Party Foods. Ghostly bananas are always the first thing to go.

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Halloween Party Decorations

We set up our Not So Scary Halloween Party on our dining table which is a little wide. That works out great when we have a dinner party but for this party, we turned our table around and decorated the backside with fun Orange and Black Tissue Paper fans.

Not too scary Halloween Party decoration ideas

Make this easy cute Dollar store DIY Witches Hat Wreath to greet your guests at the front door.

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The center of our party table is layered with a spider web placemat, candy dishes filled with sweet treats, a couple of perfume bottles now called potion bottles, and a chalkboard sign which comes out at party time.

The mini Jack-o-lanterns are all filled with licorice sticks. You should be able to find those at the Dollar store.

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Our Not So Spooky Halloween Party buffet includes sweet and salty favorites.

The party table is layered with a purple metallic tablecloth which is topped with the lime green chevron runner, both from Oriental Trading. Our hanging chevron, polka dot, and striped Trick-Or-Treat banner and the green Chinese lanterns are also Oriental Trading finds. 

Everyone will have a good time at your not so spooky Halloween party this year when you plan to use these ideas.

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Author: Tiffany Todd

Welcome, contributor Tiffany Todd! Tiffany is a graduate of Georgia College & State University with a B.S. in Psychology. She and her husband Andy live outside of Atlanta and are the proud parents of two cats. Tiffany’s hobbies include bird watching, camping, and hiking. She is a talented DIYer, photographer, cook, and home decorator. We are very excited to have Tiffany joins us on our blogging journey and look forward to sharing more of her creative projects.

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  1. Thank you for sharing this Halloween party idea. I love everything about it and can’t wait to make it happen this year.

  2. What fun Halloween party decor! I prefer the not so spooky look. I haven’t had a look at Oriental Trading in years. I remember getting their catalog when I was a teacher and finding lots of fun items. I’ll need to have a look at their site. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle, Shirley. Pinned.

  3. I like spooky at Halloween, but this is a great alternative. I like the way the theme is still clearly Halloween, but is more toned down. The decorations look great!
    Thanks for linking up to #HalloweenHorros 🙂

  4. What a great Halloween party! We fall into the not-so-spooky category also and this is one party the grandkids would love to attend. I like your bright colors and the individually wrapped fortune cookies. The cupcake holder is adorable!

  5. This is incredible. My kids would request parties for every single occasion if I were to pull something like this off. It’s amazing and the colours are awesome. Well done!

  6. What an awesome setup! I LOVE holidays and Halloween is no different. Those Halloween Fortune Cookies are adorable. They’d definitely make a great addition to any Halloween party.

  7. oh my gosh, this is perfect. my son just discovered “fear” and is scared of everything. i have been worrying about this upcoming halloween. so many fun “not spooky” ideas here. thanks!

  8. We love Halloween! Halloween has always been a big family holiday so we have a good balance of spooky and not so spooky.

  9. Now this is right up my alley! I am not so good with Halloween because I get freaked out so easily. I can do a party like this. Those cupcakes look delightful.

  10. I love this idea. I love terrifying Halloween parties as much as the next girl, but when you have kids, you kind of have to dial back the terror a bit, you know? LOL

  11. We love celebrating Halloween! Sometimes it’s smart to make the get-together not too spooky especially with littles running around! I love the colors you chose and how that really makes it fun!

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