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13 Ideas For Throwing The Creepiest Clown Themed Halloween Party

With the new It movie breaking box office records week after week, it seems like everyone wants to party with Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Here’s a few tips for throwing a creepy, clown-filled carnival party this Halloween that’ll haunt your friend’s dreams and definitely scare the bejesus out of trick-or-treaters.

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1. Shop around for some scary clown decorations.

You can buy this one here, or go to any Halloween store across the country and find ones just as terrifying.
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You can buy this one here, or go to any Halloween store across the country and find ones just as terrifying.

2. Or, get creative and make some creepy clowns of your own.

Got a box of your old childhood dolls in the basement? Dig one out and give her a makeover!
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Got a box of your old childhood dolls in the basement? Dig one out and give her a makeover!

3. Have a clown peeking out somewhere guests wouldn’t expect...

Just attach a clown mask to a stick or broom, place it in the opening of an attic or air vent, and use something heavy to hold down the other end.
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Just attach a clown mask to a stick or broom, place it in the opening of an attic or air vent, and use something heavy to hold down the other end.

4. ...and definitely at least one red balloon floating around the party.

You could also tie it to your mailbox or nearest drain. Find cheap balloons here.
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You could also tie it to your mailbox or nearest drain. Find cheap balloons here.

5. Welcome guests and ward off trick-or-treaters with a clown jack-o-lantern.

You can find a bunch of free pumpkin carving patterns here.

You can find a bunch of free pumpkin carving patterns here.

6. Drape red and white streamers from the ceiling to create a tent over your party space.

Find cheap crepe paper streamers in every color here.
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Find cheap crepe paper streamers in every color here.

7. You could also simply hang them on a wall to create a DIY photo backdrop.

Find step-by-step instructions on how to make this exact tent here.
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Find step-by-step instructions on how to make this exact tent here.

8. Set out a few bloody Halloween photo props for guests to pose with.

You can find all of these inflatable Halloween decorations on Walmart.com

You can find all of these inflatable Halloween decorations on Walmart.com

9. Every carnival has to have some games, right?

Take any classic carnival game (you can find a long list here), add some fake blood, maybe some fake limbs, and any other gross element you can think of, and voilà!
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Take any classic carnival game (you can find a long list here), add some fake blood, maybe some fake limbs, and any other gross element you can think of, and voilà!

10. Serve classic concession snacks with clever labels...

Who can resist some warm “Pig Man” Peanuts?
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Who can resist some warm “Pig Man” Peanuts?

11. ...and throw in a few eerie surprises for decoration.

You can find these popcorn boxes for super cheap here, hot dog containers here, and roll of raffle tickets here.

You can find these popcorn boxes for super cheap here, hot dog containers here, and roll of raffle tickets here.

12. Obviously, these cupcakes are a must.

You can find the full recipe and directions here.
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You can find the full recipe and directions here.

13. Finally, be sure to dress the part.

Channel your inner clown, preferably a demonic one.
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Channel your inner clown, preferably a demonic one.

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