Spooky English: Funny Halloween Sayings, Greetings, and Card Messages

Anna Naumovychreviewed bySana Liashuk / more about Editorial Process13 min
Created: Oct 12, 2023Last updated: Mar 1, 2024
Funny Halloween Sayings

Halloween, celebrated in many English-speaking countries, is a holiday known for its spooky fun and creative expressions. Whether it's dressing up in costumes, carving pumpkins, or trick-or-treating, it is a time to unleash your inner creativity. 

However, beyond the costumes and decorations, finding the right words is key to truly embracing the Halloween spirit. Whether you seek something cute or spine-tingling, humorous or heartfelt to inscribe on your festive banner, congratulatory card, or greeting message, you're in the right place. Get ready to dive into the language of Halloween with Promova.

Crafting the Perfect Halloween Party Invitations

Invitations are the gateway to a memorable Halloween party, setting the tone and building anticipation. A well-crafted Halloween invitation should not only convey the essential details but also send a shiver of excitement down the recipient's spine. When it comes to this eerie event, your invitation is your canvas to paint the spookiest picture. Consider these tips for a perfect Halloween party invitation:

  • Ghoulish Greeting: Start with a spine-tingling greeting like, "Join us if you dare."
  • The Essentials: Include the basics - date, time, location, and dress code if any.
  • Cryptic Clues: Add cryptic hints to the theme, such as "Prepare to meet the monsters in the mist."
  • Wicked Warnings: Use phrases like "Beware!" or "Enter at your own risk."
  • Frightening Fun: Mention the fun activities planned, such as "Haunted house tours and a costume contest."
  • Devilish Details: Include a map or directions for the party venue, complete with eerie landmarks.
  • Sinister Sign-Off: Conclude with a mysterious sign-off like, “See you in the shadows.”

Now, let's breathe life into these guidelines with some sample invitations:

  • Prepare to be spellbound at our Halloween soiree!
  • Creep, float, or crawl – just make it to our party!
  • Witchful thinking – you'll join us for a bewitching night!
  • Calling all creatures of the night – you're invited to our Halloween bash!
  • Unmask your darkest desires at our masquerade of the macabre.
  • Shadows will dance, spirits will play - come join the frightful fray!
  • Fright this way to the haunted revelry you won't forget.
  • Trick or treat, come take a seat at our ghoulish feast!
  • You're invited to an evening of terror, laughter, and treats.
  • It's time to be a little wicked - join us for a Halloween trick-or-treat!

Halloween Sayings for Signs and Banners

When decorating for Halloween, signs and banners play a crucial role in setting the eerie mood. Whether you're greeting guests or creating a spooky ambiance, Halloween sayings are the secret ingredient. Consider catchy Halloween phrases like "Boo!", "Witchful Welcome", "Spells & Chills Inside", "Caution: Haunted Zone", or "Enter if you dare" to add that chilling touch to your decor.

Here are some more Halloween sayings to fuel your imagination:

  • Fright this way to the haunted hallway.
  • Don't be a scaredy cat, come on in!
  • Trick or treat yourself to some fun inside!
  • Witch way to the candy?
  • Beware: Witches Crossing.
  • Keep calm and scare on.
  • Enter if you dare, leave if you can!
  • Caution: Ghosts at play.
  • Goblins and ghouls welcome here.
  • No mere mortals beyond this point.

SMS and Social Media Messages for Halloween Greetings

In today's digital age, sending Halloween wishes via SMS and social networks like Facebook or WhatsApp is a common practice. You can use phrases like "Happy Halloween!" or "Wishing you a spooktacular day!" to share your excitement. 

Here are creative Halloween message ideas to engage in English communication and stay connected with friends and family:

  • Wishing you a fang-tastic Halloween!
  • Have a hauntingly good time tonight!
  • May your Halloween be as sweet as candy corn!
  • Don't ghost me, let's meet up for some Halloween fun!
  • Getting my costume ready... can't wait to see yours!
  • Pumpkin spice and everything nice. Happy Halloween!
  • It's the witching hour, time to cast some spells of fun!
  • Wishing you a boo-tiful Halloween filled with laughter and treats!
Halloween Pumpkins

Emojing Halloween Greetings

Emojis have become an integral part of modern communication, adding an extra layer of expressiveness to our messages. When sending Halloween greetings in SMS or on social networks like Facebook and WhatsApp, the right emojis can amplify the festive spirit. Here are some popular Halloween emojis and why they make the perfect addition to your Halloween messages:

🦇 Bat: This emoji adds a mysterious and spooky touch to your Halloween messages. Bats are often associated with the supernatural and make for a great choice when you want to convey the eerie side of the holiday.

🎃 Pumpkin: The pumpkin emoji is a Halloween classic. It represents jack-o'-lanterns and the tradition of carving pumpkins, making it an ideal choice to evoke the spirit of Halloween.

👻 Ghost: A friendly ghost emoji is a playful way to reference the supernatural elements of Halloween. It's not too scary, making it suitable for a wide range of recipients.

🍬 Candy: Candy emojis, like 🍬, 🍭, and 🍫, are perfect for referencing the sweet treats associated with Halloween. They add a delightful and mouthwatering element to your messages.

🎭 Theater Mask: The theater mask emoji can represent costumes and dressing up for Halloween. It's a great choice for inviting friends to join in the fun of costume parties.

☕ Coffee Cup: For those who enjoy the cozy side of Halloween, the coffee cup emoji can convey the warmth of sipping hot beverages during the season.

🧙‍♀️ Witch: The witch emoji is ideal for invoking the magical and mysterious aspects of Halloween. It's a symbol of enchantment and spellbinding fun.

🌙 Moon: The moon emoji can be used to create an eerie nighttime atmosphere, perfect for messages related to Halloween festivities after dark.

🍂 Fallen Leaf: As Halloween falls in the autumn season, the fallen leaf emoji represents the changing colors of the season and the crisp, cool air associated with this time of year.

👹 Devil: The devil emoji, while a bit mischievous, can add an element of fun and playfulness to your Halloween messages, especially when inviting friends to parties and gatherings.

🧟‍♀️🧟 Zombie: The zombie emojis are perfect for embracing the undead and monstrous theme of Halloween. They add a chilling touch to your messages and convey the spooky nature of the holiday.

💀☠️ Skull and Crossbones: These emojis are quintessential for Halloween, symbolizing danger, fright, and an air of mystery. They're essential for adding a touch of macabre to your messages.

🤡 Clown: The clown emoji can evoke both fun and fear. It's an ideal choice for referencing classic Halloween costumes that play on the fear of clowns, famously portrayed by Pennywise in Stephen King's “It.”

🧛 Vampire: The vampire emoji embodies the legendary bloodsuckers of the night, making it a must-have for messages related to Halloween. Think of iconic vampires like Dracula from Bram Stoker's "Dracula," Lestat from Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles," Edward Cullen from Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series, and the brooding Angel from the TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

🕷️🕸️ Spider and Web: Spiders and their webs are a staple of Halloween decor, adding a spooky atmosphere. These emojis are perfect for conveying that eerie feeling.

🕯️ Candle: Candles often feature in Halloween decor, especially for creating a haunting ambiance. Use the candle emoji for a touch of mystery.

🪦 Gravestone: The gravestone emoji represents the resting place of the departed and is an essential addition when creating a spooky Halloween message.

⚰️ Coffin: The coffin emoji is a powerful symbol of death and the macabre, making it a fitting choice for Halloween messages.

🏰 Castle: Imagine a dark, looming castle atop a desolate hill, its spires silhouetted against the full moon. The eerie howl of the wind echoes through the ancient stones as you approach, and a chilling fog obscures the path to the grand entrance. This is the setting for your Halloween adventure, with the castle emoji setting the scene for a mysterious and spooky celebration.

🏚️ Abandoned House: Abandoned houses evoke feelings of dread and the unknown. Use this emoji to hint at the mysteries lurking within your Halloween event.

🔮 Crystal Ball: The crystal ball emoji is perfect for invoking visions of the supernatural and mystical aspects of Halloween. It's often associated with fortune-telling, seances, and gazing into the future. You can use it to add an element of mystery and anticipation to your Halloween messages, as if you're peering into the unknown to forecast what the night holds.

Including these emojis in your messages not only enhances the visual appeal but also conveys the specific themes, moods, and emotions associated with Halloween, making your greetings more engaging and memorable. 

Halloween Sayings for Cards

Exchanging Halloween cards is a heartfelt tradition. Whether you're sending greetings to friends or family, crafting a personalized message is essential. Use Halloween card messages like "Wishing you a wickedly good time" or "You're a treat!" to convey your best regards. Writing thoughtful card messages is not only a kind gesture but also a fantastic opportunity to enhance your English writing skills.

Here are some Halloween card sayings to inspire your creativity:

  • Wishing you a wickedly good time.
  • Hope your Halloween is filled with magical moments and eerie delight.
  • May your day be as fun and bright as a jack-o'-lantern's grin.
  • Wishing you spook-tacular adventures and a bag full of treats.
  • Pumpkins are carved, ghosts are seen, the hour is here, happy Halloween!
  • Hope your Halloween is a total scream.

Cute Halloween Greetings

Halloween isn't all about spookiness; it's also an opportunity to be lovely and charming. When greeting children or loved ones, opt for cute Halloween sayings like "You're bootiful" or "Have a fang-tastic day." These phrases are perfect for sharing affection and practicing the use of adjectives and expressions for cuteness in English.

Here are some cute Halloween sayings that will make your girlfriend smile:

  • You're bootiful, inside and out!
  • Have a fang-tastic day, my little vampire!
  • You're just my (blood) type.
  • Trick or treat, give me something sweet, just like you!
  • You're my favorite treat, no costume required. Happy Halloween, my love!
  • No costume can hide how much you light up my life. Have a glowing Halloween!
  • Hop on your broomstick and soar into a day of fun!
  • I'm bewitched by your love. Let's make this Halloween enchanting together.
  • With you, every day is a treat, but today, let's indulge in some extra sweetness. Happy Halloween, my love!
  • In a world full of witches, you're the one who enchanted me. Happy Halloween, my love!

For your boyfriend, a mix of sweetness and charm will set the tone for a delightful Halloween message:

  • You're sweeter than any candy. Happy Halloween!
  • Love and Halloween wishes to the one who makes my heart race.
  • Sending a cauldron of love your way this Halloween.
  • "May the magic of this night bring warmth to your heart.
  • Like a jack-o'-lantern's glow, your love brightens my life.
  • Trick or treat, you're the best treat I've ever received.
  • You're the pumpkin spice in my life, making every season sweet. Happy Halloween, darling!
  • No tricks, just treats – that's our Halloween motto! Happy Halloween, my love!
  • Halloween is scary for some, but with you, I only feel love and warmth.
  • Every day with you is like Halloween – magical and filled with surprises.


Funny Halloween Greetings

Laughter is a key ingredient of Halloween celebrations, and humor in your greetings can spread smiles. Try these funny Halloween greetings:

  • If you see a ghost at our party, it's probably just me without my makeup. Boo!
  • Why did the vampire get a job? Because he was great at biting the competition!
  • Halloween is the one day a year when you can eat all the candy you want. Just like every other day!
  • Halloween is just a spooky way of making your dentist rich!
  • Witch better have my candy!
  • I'm not a Halloween decoration – I just look like one in the morning!
  • Funny seeing you here. I thought witches only lived in Salem!
  • A candy a day keeps the monsters away.
  • Remember, the scariest thing about Halloween is running out of candy.
  • I'm dressing up as an adult this Halloween. Scary, right?

What to Say as Cheers

Halloween parties often involve toasting and cheers. Use these funny phrases to raise your glass and share festive spirit:

  • Cheers to a bewitching night!
  • To spooktacular adventures and good company!
  • Raise your glass to a night filled with laughter and fright.
  • Here's to a Halloween party that's to die for!
  • May our drinks be as enchanting as our costumes.
  • A toast to the spirits, both in our glasses and around us!
  • Let's make this night a howling success!
  • To friends, fun, and lots of candy – cheers!
  • Wishing you a Halloween that's as sweet as our treats!
  • May the spirits of fun and merriment be with us tonight!

What to Say as a Joke During Halloween Party

Lighten the atmosphere at your Halloween party with jokes: 

  • Why did the skeleton go to the party alone? Because he had no body to go with him!
  • What kind of music do mummies listen to? Wrap music!
  • Where do ghosts buy their food? At the ghost-ery store!
  • Why was the math book sad on Halloween? Because it had too many problems!
  • What do you call a ghost's true love? His ghoul-friend!
  • Why do ghosts make good cheerleaders? They have lots of spirit!
  • Why don't mummies take vacations? Because they're afraid they'll relax and unwind!
  • Why are ghosts bad at lying? Because they are too transparent!
  • What did the ghost teacher say to her class? Look at the board and I'll go through it again.
  • What position does the ghost play in soccer? Ghoul-keeper.
  • What's a ghost's favorite dessert? I-Scream!
  • I'm so glad I'm not dressed as a piñata this year.
  • But first, let me check my horror-scope.

Using Promova to Get Ready for Halloween

If you're looking to enhance your English skills and get ready for the spookiest time of the year, Promova has you covered. With a range of learning options, you can immerse yourself in the language and culture of Halloween. Here's how we can help you prepare:

  • English 1-on-1 with Native Tutors: Perfect your English conversation skills with English tutors. Learn Halloween-specific vocabulary, expressions, and cultural insights.
  • English Group Lessons: Join group lessons led by experienced tutors and interact with fellow learners. Engage in discussions about Halloween customs and traditions.
  • Free English Speaking Club: Participate in our English Speaking Club, where you can discuss Halloween, share experiences, and practice speaking with other learners.
  • English for Travel Course: If you're planning to celebrate Halloween in an English-speaking country, our English for Travel course will equip you with essential language skills for a memorable trip.

Whether you prefer to study English on our website platform or through our Android and iOS language learning apps, Promova offers a flexible and engaging learning experience.

At Promova, we're here to help you excel in every aspect of the English language. Whether you want to enhance your English grammarwritingspeakinglisteningreadingvocabulary, or pronunciation, we've got you covered.

We cater to learners at every level, from complete beginners (A0 English Beginner) to advanced speakers (C2 English Proficient). Whatever your starting point, we're here to guide you. If you're unsure about your current proficiency level, you can also take our placement test to determine the most suitable starting point for your language learning adventure.

So, no matter where you are in your English learning path, Promova is your partner in building the language skills you need to enjoy Halloween and all the conversations that come with it.

And it's not just English! If you're interested in learning other languages like Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, and more, you can do that on our platform as well.


Halloween is a time for embracing the spooky, the mysterious, and the fun. And what better way to do so than by perfecting your English language skills? From crafting chilling party invitations to setting the eerie mood with banners and signs, sending festive greetings, and sharing heartfelt card messages, you have a multitude of ways to enhance your English proficiency while celebrating this enchanting holiday.


What are some common Halloween traditions in English-speaking countries?

Halloween traditions include making and dressing up in costumes, trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, decorating homes with spooky themes, haunted house tours, party games, and watching horror movies.

What are the origins of popular Halloween sayings?

Many popular Halloween sayings have intriguing origins, drawing inspiration from old poems, ancient folklore, movies, TV shows, and classic literature. These sayings often reference iconic Halloween elements like monsters, magic, and the supernatural. For instance, renowned authors like Edgar Allen Poe have significantly influenced the creation of spooky phrases, adding a touch of literary mystique to the language of Halloween. Over the years, these sayings have evolved and adapted to reflect contemporary themes and pop culture references, keeping Halloween traditions fresh and relevant.

What's the difference between Halloween greetings and sayings?

Greetings are messages wishing someone a Happy Halloween. Sayings are phrases used decoratively on banners, cards, etc. Both set the mood!

How can I come up with my own funny Halloween sayings?

To create your own Halloween sayings, draw inspiration from spooky themes such as witches, black cats, spiders, jack-o-lanterns and more. Employ wordplay techniques like puns, rhymes, and alliteration to craft fun and memorable phrases that suit the Halloween spirit. Tailor your sayings to evoke the desired atmosphere, whether it's spine-tingling, humorous, cute, or charming.

What are good Halloween cheers or toasts?

"To ghoulish nights!" "To fang-tastic friends!" "To candy for breakfast, lunch and dinner!" "Here's to a hauntingly good time!" "To a bewitching night filled with laughter and fright!" Get creative with spooky twists.

What are popular Halloween-themed emojis and how can I use them?

Popular Halloween emojis include 🎃, 🦇, 👻, 🧙‍♀️, 🧟‍♀️, 🧛, 🕷️🕸️, and more. Use 🎃 to express Halloween excitement, 🦇 for a mysterious touch, 👻 for supernatural references, 🧟‍♀️ for zombies, 🧛 for vampires, 🕷️🕸️ for spooky spiders, and more to add a fun and spooky element to your Halloween messages. Candy emojis, like 🍬, 🍭, and 🍫, are perfect for referencing the sweet treats associated with Halloween.


Sophia bellNov 7th, 2023
Boo-tiful article!!!