If a plastic pumpkin filled with slightly stale candy corn is the main feature of your Halloween party, it’s probably time to step up your game. We get it: This is the one day you don’t have to dress up as an adult, but you’re still a grown-up beneath that witch costume.
We understand that #adulting can be hard, which is why we’ve picked out a few Halloween party essentials to help you refine your spook aesthetic. So step away from the plastic spider rings (you’re better than that!) and check out these Halloween party must-haves that are just as mature as they are macabre.
RIP, boring tableware. These Calavera skull plates are great for serving up any dish with a side of spook and style.($8.25; ohhappyday.com)
Here’s something you’ll never hear us say again: These eyeballs are so.worth.eating. Made by Tumbador Chocolates, the French raspberry pate and salty peanut praline filling almost makes you forget you’re eating something shaped like an eyeball. Almost.($6.25; mouth.com)
Whether we’re talking about Casper or Cuervo, it’s not a Halloween party until someone summons the spirits. This vintage glass decanter is a perfect way to add a little Addams Family glam to your basement bar.($30; leif.com)
Love eating brains? If you answered yes, you’re probably a zombie, in which case this probably isn’t the product you were looking for. If you answered no, this mold for teeny-tiny chocolate brains will definitely make you reconsider. Use it to make bite-size brain treats, super-cerebral Jell-O, or the perfect topper for Halloween-themed cupcakes. For some mad scientist inspo, we suggest wearing a lab coat while you experiment.($3.95; thecakegirls.com)
A great option for a gift, this tea towel reminds us that, even in the spookiest of seasons, love conquers all (including the ever-mighty PS).($16; anthropologie.com)
Trick-or-treat-yourself with this seasonal jam made by Sqirl. The fusion of sweet and tangy blood orange with hints of hibiscus is scary good.($16; marchsf.com)
If you’ve ever wondered what licking a small piece of art would feel like, these craft pops will give you the answer. Featuring festive sugar crystals in the middle, they’re perfect as party favors, trick-or-treat fare, or just something sweet to suck on when sh*t gets scary.($10; etsy.com)