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.
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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Table of Contents
- Not So Scary Halloween Party Ideas
- Halloween Party Color Scheme
- Halloween Party Food
- Halloween Party Decorations
- More Halloween party ideas
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.
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!
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.
- pretzel sticks
- mixed nuts
- Cow Tails candy
- Caramel cream candy
- Orange Slice candy
- Candy corn
- Gummie worms
- Lime Poke Cake with Halloween candy sprinkles
- Easy No-Bake Sweet and Salty Halloween Dessert Bars recipe
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.
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
- Use lime green and purple paired with orange and black
- Bright color polka dots
- Bright color chevron patterns
- Not spooky but whimsical spider decorations
- Do Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party theme
- Charlie Brown, Great Pumpkin Halloween Party Ideas
Make this easy cute Dollar store DIY Witches Hat Wreath to greet your guests at the front door.
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.
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.
More Halloween party ideas
Easy Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin Trunk or Treat
Seven Super Easy Halloween Party Foods
33 Family-Friendly Halloween Movies–includes a free printable checklist
Black and White Skeleton Party for Halloween
Cute Creatures Printable Halloween Bingo Game
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.
Thank you for sharing this Halloween party idea. I love everything about it and can’t wait to make it happen this year.
I love the orange and black theme. It’s one of my favorite things about Halloween. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Halloween 2016 blog hop.
What a lovely feast to enjoy. I prefer not having the spooky stuff. Nice job.
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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.
This is a feast for the eyes for sure. #HalloweenHorrors
What a cute and fun Halloween party! Perfect for family friendly fun!
Oh wow, I love the orange and black everything and absolutely adore that spiderweb place mat! x #halloweenhorrors
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 🙂
I love your not so spooky halloween party ideas. I will definitely be using these tips!
Oh my gosh, this looks so awesome! I would love to set up a party like this. Great job!
this is my kind of Halloween full of tasty looking treats! #HalloweenHorrors
So many great ideas! This would be perfect for young children so they don’t get too scared!
I love all of your spooky halloween party ideas. Your tablescape looks awesome!
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!
These are really brilliant and creative ideas for Halloween. It really matches the Halloween theme that is less spooky for kids.
I’m doing a Halloween party this year and will definitely be using these tips!
What a great way to decorate for a Halloween party. I love how they are fun without being scary.
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!
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.
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!
We love Halloween! Halloween has always been a big family holiday so we have a good balance of spooky and not so spooky.
This is the cutest Halloween party ever! I love all of the bright colors!
I love these ideas! My kids love Halloween and I would love to throw a Halloween party for them.
I love Halloween as well and the not so spooky side of it. The cookies I made today on the blog would be perfect for this party. Oriental trading has it all.
What a super fun idea. I would love to have a not so spooky Halloween party with my friends this year.
Oriental Trading has the best stuff for parties! I use them all the time!
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.
What a cute party! I absolutely love the cupcake holder! I am sure my kids would have loved this when they were little! I love all of the details in this party too.
What a fun party. I am a huge fan of Oriental trading they have awesome stuff. I can find so much there.
Oriental Trading is my favorite place to shop for holiday and birthday decor. I love the pieces you chose, looks like the perfect Halloween party to me!
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
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!
Your tablescape and not so spooky party looks so bright and cheery. Definitely not spooky like mine…lol.
Wow what a party, Shirley. You went all out! Anything colorful and shiny means great party to me. A fabulous job!