Use these apps to plan and throw a great Halloween party this year. There you will find recipes, invitations, activities and more.
Are you looking for ways to make your Halloween celebrations more memorable than ever? There are many iPhone apps that can help you.
From scary stories to ghost hunts, there are plenty of iPhone apps to help you improve your Halloween party this year. Here are the best choices.
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Halloween iPhone apps for spooky fun
When planning ahead for Halloween, it’s best to consider your target audience. While your adult friends might be happy to get spooky video calls from killer clowns, your ten-year-old will probably have a hard time sleeping after seeing something like this.
So we’ve broken down our list of apps for Halloween fun with clear age classifications, for your convenience.
1. Creepypasta (12+)
Creepypasta is a free iPhone app that is full of free short stories. As the name suggests, these are all disturbing stories. The iPhone version is free to download and gives you access to a selection of stories. Alternatively, you can pay a few dollars to access the full catalog for a month.
The app allows you to search by categories alphabetically, or through the search bar if you have a specific topic in mind. Searching for “school,” for example, brings up three Free Stories and 39 Locked Stories. The database clearly shows you the length of each story, so you can find one that matches the time available at the moment.
You can also sort by playing time, by tapping the menu icon at the top right of the screen. You can also add stories to your favorites or mark them as read so you don’t forget what you’ve already seen.
To download : Creepypasta (free and premium version available)
2. Ghost Radar: Legacy (4+)
If you’re looking for an app that will get your guests (or kids) moving, why not plan a ghost hunt?
We walked around a local spooky house using it, and the app showed several echoes on the radar. According to Ghost Radar, this indicates that there is a ghostly presence. The app also spoke several words during our ghost hunt. These included: “sale”, “hand”, “buried”, “letter”, “adult”, “creature”, “easily” and “adult”.
It should be noted that the Ghost Radar App Store listing states that “since the results of this app cannot be scientifically verified, the app should be used for entertainment purposes”.
While we cannot guarantee that the results of the app are “real”, they certainly made us scream and laugh a lot. So this is a great app to use when you take a spooky walk this Halloween. The app is free, but it has built-in ads. You can take advantage of in-app purchases to remove ads, get more storage of spoken words, and access Vox settings.
To download : Ghost Radar: Legacy (Free in-app purchases available)
IPhone Apps to Help Create a Great Halloween Party
When planning a Halloween party, there is so much to consider. Fortunately, the App Store has plenty of apps that help you create an awesome party. From designing party invitations to creating spooky cocktails, there’s something for everyone!
3. Invitation card creation studio (4+)
Invitation Card Maker Studio has many Halloween invitation templates for you to choose from in the free version. These range from cute designs for the whole family to quirky styles that are perfect for a more mature recipient. If you need more models, you can choose to subscribe for full access.
Once you’ve chosen your invitation, personalizing it is easy. You tap each editable part of the invitation, edit the details, and then save it. It is possible to save as PDF, save the image to your photos or share it. You can also print it directly from the app, if your printer is connected to your iPhone.
With the free version, your final invitation will have a watermark of the Island of Wishes. The app also gives you the option to sign up for the free trial at this point, so all is not lost if you haven’t achieved it before creating your masterpiece.
The great thing is that you only need to create one invitation for all recipients. Whether you print your invitations to distribute in person or choose to send them via email, social media or text, this app offers a complete package of Halloween invitations.
Download: Invitation Card Maker Studio (Free, subscription available)
4. To-do lists (4+)
Any type of party planning requires a lot of planning. The To Do Lists app will help you solve what looks like a gigantic task by breaking it down into smaller pieces. This free app takes to-do lists to another level.
You can create multiple lists for all aspects of your event, as well as categorize your to-do lists. So you can have a list for party food, one for decorations, and another for invitations, for example.
As shown in the image above, you can add a nice graphic next to each to-do list, helping you quickly find the list you need. (We must have picked the pumpkin for Halloween!) When you tap on a list, you can clearly see the tasks you need to complete. Once you’ve completed a task, just check it off. It’s really easy to add or remove items, so you can keep the lists up to date.
Alternatively, you can leave the checked items in place, so you can see how much you’ve accomplished. You can also share a list with contacts, print it, or save it to Pinterest, your files, or Dropbox. So even if you prefer a paper list, this app can still be a great tool.
Download: task lists (free in-app purchases available)
5. Tasty (4+)
Tasty is a free video recipe app that allows registered users to post their own recipes. You don’t need to register to use it, however. Once downloaded, you can browse or search for a specific recipe or keyword. When you search for “Halloween,” hundreds of recipes appear, covering food and drink.
All of the recipes have videos to follow, so it’s great for those who don’t have a lot of cooking experience. Each recipe also contains the ingredients, portions, special equipment required, nutritional information, and written method. There are also tips from other registered users who have tried the recipe themselves. When you find a recipe you like, you can save it to easily find it later.
Whether you are looking for spooky snacks or spooky cocktails, there are many more kitchen iPhone apps to help you sort your Halloween menu.
To download: Tasty (Free)
Improve your Halloween with these iPhone apps
Whether you want to make some spooky Halloween memories or need to plan the perfect party, there are plenty of iPhone apps to help you out.
Most of the apps listed offer in-app purchases, but the paid versions aren’t necessarily necessary to help you have an amazing Halloween. And these apps are just one way that technology can improve the Halloween experience.