Hocus Pocus Party

Hocus Pocus Party

How to Throw a Hocus Pocus Party on a Budget

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One of our favorite Halloween movies is the Disney classic, Hocus Pocus. We used this theme to throw our own Halloween party, and it was quite the affair. One of the best parts? The whole party – including food, decor, and kids' activities – cost less than $200. Keep reading below to see how it all came together.


Ultimate Hocus Pocus Party How To
  • Decorations
  • Props
  • Tableware
  • Cups and straws
  • Cupcake stands
  • Games
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1) "Floating" witch hats
Our main inspiration was the classic witch hat. Hanging child- and adult-sized hats, along with paper lanterns, added a great focal point when our guests arrived.
Black color palette 2) Black color palette
Black is always a dominating color around Halloween, and gold and silver are great accent colors that keep the party feeling sophisticated and fun. Black plates, cups, and spiderweb lace table coverings were all great touches.
Skeleton inspiration 3) Skeleton inspiration
We all remember the famous song “I Put a Spell on You,” performed by a band of skeletons in the film. We used this scene as inspiration for all of the skeletons that adorned the table. From plates and napkins to the plastic skulls scattered around, skulls were everywhere.
Spooky kids' table 4) Spooky kids' table
We wanted a welcoming table for the kids that went with the theme, but wasn’t too scary. Along with the skulls, we added fun spider rings that doubled as decor and jewelry, and a skull candelabra centerpiece.
Little touches 5) Little touches
For the adults at the party, spice up some wine bottles with these labels.
Conjure up witches' brew 6) Conjure up witches' brew
We served a lime-flavored brew that looked perfect being sipped from a cute striped paper straw! You can find the full recipe at Babble.
Easy eats 7) Easy eats
While it may look elaborate, the food was super easy to create and didn’t take much time (or money) at all. Ghost bananas had little faces painted with icing, and the pumpkins are oranges with slices of celery pushed in! We served them on a skull cupcake stand. You can find some easy recipe ideas at Babble.
Kids' activities 8) Kids' activities
What’s a party without some fun? We loved playing the Pin the Smile on the Skeleton game.

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