Monster Mash Halloween Party Ideas for Kids

by Liesel Kelly September 11, 2023 4 min read

Monster Mash Halloween Party Ideas for Kids | The Party Darling

Are you ready for a graveyard-smashing good time? If you're looking for the perfect Halloween theme for your ghouls and goblins, a Monster Mash Halloween party is a delightful fright!

This kid-friendly Halloween party is shrieking with spooky and fun elements. From Count Dracula to Frankenstein's Monster and friendly mummies, these monster mash party decorations will create an electrifying scene. Whether you're hosting a monster mash birthday, celebrating Halloween in the classroom, or just wanting to throw the ultimate monster mash Halloween bash, we're sharing the best monster mash party ideas to unleash your inner monster.

So get ready to summon all the classics for a chilling celebration bound to send shivers (and giggles) down your spine.


Monster Mash Halloween Balloon Garland | The Party Darling

We took our party to a new level with our Halloween backdrop featuring black and orange wooden arches and a colorful balloon garland. We selected orange, green, cream, and purple latex balloons to match our theme's color palette. 

Monster Mash Halloween Banner Set | The Party Darling

To make the display even more exciting, we incorporated these Monster Party Garlands. This garland set comes with a string of Frankenstein's monster and mummy faces and a banner that reads "spooky scary eek boo" in black letters. We separated the two banners and strung one across the center and the other across the base of our balloon garland. 

Party Tip: Banner sets can be used together or separately in different locations, spreading out the decor and adding a little extra flair to your home.

Spooky Monster Mash Party | The Party Darling

We also added Black Hanging Bat Cutouts to our backdrop and balloons for an eerie twist. 

Boo Halloween Pennant Flag

This "BOO" Pennant Flag is a fantastic focal point and can be a photo prop for guests in their Halloween costumes. The orange watercolor flag features "boo" in black letters. Ribbons and silver tinsel around the base of the flag give it extra pizazz for costume contest photos! 


Monster Mash Halloween Party | The Party Darling

Now, it's time to summon this monster friend group! We lined our table with an "EEK!" Table Runner to set the scene for a scary good time.

We like incorporating several plate designs with base plates to elevate our tablescape, and we've unearthed the most ghoulish tableware to make your gathering a scream! We used Friendly Mummy Plates on top of Orange and White Checked PlatesDracula Lunch Plates on top of Purple Checked Plates, and a Friendly Frankenstein Plate on its own. These friendly monsters will leave your guests howling for more. 

Monster Mash Mummy Plate | The Party Darling

Each seat has its own Black Reusable Cutlery for easy snacking and "EEK" Lunch Napkin screaming to keep the area clean. These Halloween napkins help keep messes minimal and allow guests to dine in style amidst all the haunting fun. 

Monster Mash Frankenstein Coffee Cups | The Party Darling

And for sipping potions and elixirs, these Frankenstein Coffee Cups are just what you need to stare down each guest at the table. These to-go cups come with black lids to prevent spills and make transporting drinks easy.

Party Tip: Seasonal to-go cups are perfect for enjoying your favorite hot or cold drinks on the go. You can even include them in your Halloween hot chocolate bar, teacher appreciation gifts for the holidays, or take them trick-or-treating on Halloween night.

We're using these Halloween cups for cold beverages, so we included a Black and White Striped Straw for easy sippin'.

Monster Mash Halloween Cupcakes | The Party Darling


We're all treats, no tricks for this Halloween theme, so we displayed a green cake stand with cupcakes as our centerpiece. We placed the cupcakes in these Boo Baking Cups, then added purple acrylic cupcake toppers we made using our GlowForge for an extra spooky embellishment.

Party Tip: Use baking cups for store-bought cupcakes, bake your own directly inside, or fill with any Halloween trail mix. 

Monster Munch Halloween Snack | The Party Darling

And for those with a sweet tooth, our Monster Munch trail mix is a savoring sinister snack. This Halloween trail mix is an easy recipe—bound to satisfy even the most monstrous cravings. All you need is candy and crackers that match your theme, and you have an easy-to-grab holiday snack.

Monster Munch Halloween Snack Mix Recipe:

  • Green Apple Gummy Rings
  • M&M's Mad Scientist Mix
  • Eyeball Sprinkles
  • Turtle Chex Mix

We put all our ingredients in Frankenstein Coffee Cups. You can display yours in snack cups for individual servings, a serving platter like this Boo Bamboo Serving Tray, or wrap them up in cellophane bags to send home in Halloween favor bags. 

Another simple treat to prepare is popcorn! We used Jack O'Lantern Cups to serve ours. Popcorn is a classic snack that can be enjoyed on its own or used to make traditional popcorn balls for trick-or-treaters. For a sweet AND salty combination, popcorn can also be added to a party mix along with M&M's, drizzled melted chocolate, and other flavored popcorn (caramel corn, anyone?).

Monster Mash Halloween Cookies

Objection Confections baked these Monster Mash Halloween sugar cookies to match our friendly monsters. She even included bat cookies and purple checkered patterns that read "Monster Mash." We love getting custom sugar cookies to complement table decor and provide an additional dessert for guests to munch during the party.


Why settle for ordinary when you can showcase your (party) tricks and treats in spine-chilling style? Invite your monstrous companions to refuel and recharge between dance-offs and ghostly tales with a self-serve snack bar. We used this coffin-shaped shelf as a serving station for our sinful sweets and ghoulish goodies. 

Our self-serve snack station boasts Monster Munch inside Frankenstein CupsGhost Treat Boxes filled with snack-sized Halloween candy, and Jack O'Lantern Cups loaded with popcorn. 

And to keep things tidy as your guests dig into the sinister spread, we've got a stack of "EEK!" Napkins on display. 

Party Tip: Use napkins, plates, and other tableware as decorations around the party! 

Monster Mash Party Coffin Shelf | The Party Darling

Then we have Count Dracula making a grand entrance in the form of a larger-than-life Standing Vampire Balloon! This Dracula balloon has a base that allows it to stand on its own when inflated. You can even use this Halloween decoration to decorate your porch or include it in a photo backdrop, ensuring you capture those immortal moments.

Monster Mash Halloween Party Decor | The Party Darling

Transform your home into Frankenstein's laboratory, and invite Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, and mummies to create a spooky atmosphere that will have your guests screaming with excitement! From haunted decorations to ghoulish delights, we hope these Monster Mash party ideas help you throw a Halloween celebration that's a graveyard smash.

So, gather your monsters, put on your costumes, and get ready for a hauntingly memorable Halloween. 

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