Everything You Need to Host a Halloween Party

Don't let the pressure of planning stop you from hosting a Halloween party. From an elegant pumpkin punch bowl to a skull cocktail shaker to a festive wine cooler, we've rounded up seven chic yet spooky must-haves for a frightfully fabulous celebration.

Wooden wine cooler engraved with Trick or Treat from Pier 1 Imports. photo

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Halloween Wooden Wine Trough

There's no better way to celebrate the spookiest time of the year than with chilled wine, a welcome toast, and scary stories. Thanks to a removable metal bucket to prevent ice from melting too quickly, you'll get to enjoy the festivities without running to the fridge to refill beverages. The festive trick or treat embroidery is the perfect touch for tasteful holiday entertaining. ($100; pier1.com)

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Lace spider web table runner in black from Wayfair photo

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Spider Web Runner

The food and drink table is usually the most popular spot to be, so skip the busy tablecloth accent with this lace spider web runner instead. Enhance the mood by adding festive table décor like these antique bronze taper candle holders and ceramic pumpkins. After the party's over, simply toss the runner into the wash and use a cool iron for touch-ups and place it on your mantel for the remainder of the Halloween season. ($25; wayfair.com)

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White pumpkin cast iron pot from Crate and Barrel photo

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Pumpkin Cocotte

From fall recipes to Halloween festivities to Thanksgiving gatherings, this fine cast iron pot will be the center of attention at every meal. You can almost smell the stews, pot roasts, and holiday casseroles that'll cook perfectly in it. Its exceptional design and functionality explain why this versatile, gourd-shaped cocotte has a five-star customer review rating. When it's not being used for cookware, place it on your dining table or kitchen counter for stylish autumnal décor. ($290; crateandbarrel.com)

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Gold snack serving dish with four bowls from Pottery Barn photo

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Snack Serving Bowl

After the main course has been served, garnish your table with treats for guests to snack on for the remainder of the night. It's not easy to top the seasonal serving statement above, but this Harry Potter-inspired snack bowl comes close. Made of stainless steel and complete with a gold finish, this magical serving essential will display your nuts, olives, and candy corn Hogwarts-style. ($47, usually $60; potterybarn.com)

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Silver skull cocktail shaker with a bar glass from Williams Sonoma photo

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Skull Cocktail Shaker

If you're looking for an eerie element to add into the mix, this skull cocktail shaker will do just that. Craft creepy cocktails to perfection with its built-strainer and ultra-tight seal and serve them in these skull etched glasses with skull-shaped ice molds to keep the theme going. Though this version is ideal for Halloween parties, a cocktail shaker is a must-have for gatherings year-round. ($35, usually $50; williams-sonoma.com)

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Glass beaded pumpkin coasters with colorful patterns from Neiman Marcus photo

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Pumpkin Party Coasters

Where there's drinks, there's coasters—and we can't think of a better fit than these handcrafted masterpieces. Made with vibrant glass beads and whimsical designs, you'll want to set these out all season long. Complete your chic yet festive look by adding their corresponding beaded placemats and table runner. ($30; neimanmarcus.com)

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Glass pumpkin punch serving bowl from Williams Sonoma photo

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Pumpkin Punch Bowl

Whether you're whipping up a homemade potion or serving store-bought sangria, you'll want to have a large punch bowl. Not only is this pumpkin serving bowl absolutely stunning with its gold detailing and glass design, it's dishwasher safe for easy, post-party cleanup. Pair it with matching pumpkin glasses and enjoy your concoction while guests compliment your spread. ($56, usually $70; williams-sonoma.com)

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