25 Creepy and Kooky Wednesday Party Theme Ideas

Your mysterious, spooky, and altogether ooky Wednesday Addams theme party guide.

Lauren Miolene


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For those who crave the darker side of life, these Wednesday party theme ideas are the perfect excuse to bring one of Tim Burton’s works to reality. As the iconic daughter of The Addams Family, Wednesday's signature black outfits, deadpan expressions, and dark humor have made her an iconic character leading to her own hit Netflix series.

We’re gearing up for another season of Wednesday, so a themed party is most definitely in order. Channel all things creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky for a Wednesday themed birthday party, bachelorette, or premiere showing of the latest season. Between entertainers, food, drinks, and decor, you’ll want to plan your Wednesday themed party that is altogether ooky.

Keep reading for mysterious and spooky Wednesday party theme ideas…

Murder Mystery Game

Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: Murder mystery gamePhoto: Fer Gregory/shutterstock.com

Since the very first episode, Wednesday has been on the hunt for monsters and other potential murderers in the town of Jericho, so a murder mystery game just makes sense. Assign Wednesday or The Addams Family inspired character roles or create your own backstory. If you want to take this party activity to the next level, you could even book murder mystery entertainers that will facilitate the game during your get-together.


Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: ChellistPhoto: Alenavlad/shutterstock.com

No one plays the cello like Wednesday Addams, but our talented cellists on The Bash can! Browse local cello players to perform as a Wednesday party theme idea, including songs from the show. Wednesday played an amazing cover of “Paint it Black” that you can request as well as other classical songs.

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Hand Burgers

Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: hand burgersPhoto: Hungry Happenings

If you’re planning a Wednesday inspired menu, we’ve got the perfect Thing for you. All you’ll need for this creepy meal is your choice of ground meat and a little patience. Just shape the hamburger meat into hands before cooking and serve how you normally would. Don’t forget rolls, condiments, and all the fixins.

Wednesday Dance

Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: tiktok dancePhoto: Radio Times

If you were on any social media platform when Wednesday first premiered in 2022, you couldn’t scroll through your feed without seeing Jenna Ortega’s character dance to Lady Gaga’s song “Bloody Mary.”

Break down a tutorial of the dance so everyone at the party can learn these viral moves.

@rifinegirl_ 🧟‍♀️ Wednesday dance 💃🏼 tutorial 👻 #wednesday #wednesdayaddams #wednesdaydancetutorial #rifinegirl #wednesdaydance ♬ original sound - heyy

Black Piñata

Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: black piñata

Piñatas are an exciting addition to any sort of occasion, especially for a Wednesday themed party. Fill a black piñata with all sorts of sweets, treats, and plastic spiders for a spooky twist on a party classic.

Espresso Martini

Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: espresso martiniPhoto: Maksym Fesenko/shutterstock.com

We like to think that if Wednesday were 21, an espresso martini would be her drink of choice. Combine freshly brewed espresso, vodka, and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with three coffee beans.

Dead Flowers

Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: dead flowersPhoto: Sergii Sobolevskyi/shutterstock.com

We know what you’re thinking, but hear us out! Repurpose your old flowers by turning it into a bouquet Wednesday would like. Simply let the flowers dry out overtime until they turn brown. Next, spray paint them black to fit the party aesthetic even more. You could always visit your local craft store to pick up dead looking flowers if you don’t feel like a DIY craft.

Black and Purple Color Scheme

Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: black and purple color schemePhoto: LightField Studios/shutterstock.com

Keep decor in line with the aesthetic of the show by incorporating purple and black details throughout the event space. Use drapery, balloons, and other backdrops that will help bring the world of Wednesday to life.


Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: psychicPhoto: n_defender/shutterstock.com

Wednesday’s visions were both a blessing and a curse, but we’ll take our chances for this theme party. Book a psychic, fortune teller, or tarot card reader to predict the futures of each guest in attendance. Partygoers will be blown away by the information they learn, both good and bad!

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Sirens vs. Werewolves vs. Vampires vs. Gorgons

Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: sirens vs. werewolves vs. vampires vs. gorgonsPhoto: Teen Vogue

The student body at Nevermore Academy is made up of sirens, werewolves, gorgons, vampires, psychics, and many more, so choose your character! If you don’t want to copy Wednesday’s gothic style, dress the part of a Nevermore student in their purple uniform with added supernatural details like vampire teeth or werewolf ears.

Bloody Marys

Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: bloody marysPhoto: lwesteen/shutterstock.com

You either love them or hate them, but Bloody Marys certainly fit the mood for a Wednesday party theme idea. Start by rimming a glass with seasoned salt and filling it with ice. Next, add a shot of vodka, tangy tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, a dash of Tabasco, and a squeeze of fresh lime. Finish it off with a celery stalk, a pickle spear, and a bacon-wrapped shrimp for a savory masterpiece.


Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: archeryPhoto: S.Myshkovsky/shutterstock.com

Doing archery at a Wednesday Addams theme party would be a fitting activity given Wednesday's affinity for darkness and weaponry. Guests could channel their inner Wednesday as they take aim at their targets with bows and arrows, creating a thrilling and memorable experience.

Black Pasta

Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: black pastaPhoto: Julia Mikhaylova/shutterstock.com

If you’re not familiar with squid ink pasta, it's dark in color but can still be made with your favorite sauce. Serve this spooky yet delicious food with pesto, marinara, or a cream sauce for dinner at your Wednesday themed party.


Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: magicianPhoto: Sophie Leona Green/shutterstock.com

Nothing was ordinary in the town of Jericho, and neither is a magician! Bring a level of mystery and excitement to the Wednesday party festivities by booking a magician to play tricks on you before your very eyes. Afterall, “believe nothing you hear and half of what you see…”

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Matcha Latte

Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: matcha lattePhoto: inthason99/shutterstock.com

Christina Ricci’s character claimed to visit Weathervane’s for a daily matcha latte, or so we thought…Whether she actually enjoyed this green caffeinated beverage or not, it still makes a delicious drink to serve at your party. Get creative with flavored syrups including raspberry, lavender, or vanilla.


Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: gargoylesPhoto: Pchelintseva Natalya/shutterstock.com

Gargoyles add a touch of eerie ambiance to any setting, so incorporating these into the Wednesday inspired party is a no brainer. These grotesque and often winged statues are typically placed on rooftops to scare off evil spirits, making them the perfect decoration for a spooky celebration. 

Whether you choose to use them as table centerpieces or outdoor props, gargoyles are sure to give your guests a frightful delight—just make sure they don’t fall on you.

Coffee Drinks

Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: coffee drinksPhoto: Ivan Kurmyshov/shutterstock.com

Weathervane’s was the must stop for any coffee drink in Jericho, so coffee most definitely needs to be served to channel all the vibes from the show. If you don’t have a coffee machine on hand, book a coffee cart on The Bash to serve everyone’s favorite drinks. Whether it’s Wednesday’s order of a quad over ice or a sweet latte, a coffee cart and its team will be able to make it all.

Bloody Candles

Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: bloody candlesPhoto: Africa Studio/shutterstock.com

Lighting sets the mood for parties, so you’ll want ambient accent lighting for this theme. In a gothic candelabra, use bloody candles that drip red wax when melt. This detail will add a touch of creepiness to the event while also being functional. 

Caricature Artist

Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: caricature artistPhoto: StefanoVenturi75/shutterstock.com

A caricature artist will channel Xavier’s artistic abilities while also doubling as a party favor for guests to take home. These talented artists can turn guests into Wednesday characters with magical touches right before your eyes.

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Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: djPhoto: hurricanehank/shutterstock.com

Recreate the Nevermore Rave’N dance during the Wednesday themed party by booking a DJ to play songs from the soundtrack and classic Addams Family tunes. They’ll also be able to include today’s top hits, so there will be something for everyone.

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Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: DJPhoto: Brent Hofacker/shutterstock.com

Pilgrim World in Jericho was known for the delicious homemade fudge at Ye Old Fudgery, plus, who doesn’t like a sweet piece of fudge for dessert? Easily whip up different flavors or visit your local fudge shop for a Wednesday party theme idea. Some flavors we think Wednesday would enjoy are cookies and cream, rocky road, or dark chocolate with sea salt.

Spider Webs

Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: spider websPhoto: All for you friend/shutterstock.com

The key in making your decor different from any other theme is by incorporating spider webs on things you’ll already be using. For example, you can easily add spider webs on balloon arrangements, centerpieces, and backdrops that will create a creepy vibe Wednesday would totally love.

Charcoal Lemonade

Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: charcoal lemonadePhoto: zarzamora/shutterstock.com

Bright and colorful is not Wednesday’s vibe, so we probably wouldn’t catch her sipping on a glass of yellow lemonade, but add a spoonful of charcoal powder to turn it black and she might. Charcoal is full of health benefits including digestive health, so not only will it help create the creepy aesthetic, but it’s good for you too! 

Face Painter

Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: face painterPhoto: Nataliya Turpitko/shutterstock.com

No matter what mythical creature guests are choosing to be for the celebration, they can get their makeup done at the party by a talented face painter. These artists can easily transform guests into werewolves, sirens, or any other creature found at Nevermore Academy.

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Photo Booth

Wednesday Party Theme Ideas: photo boothPhoto: Med Photo Studio/shutterstock.com

Wednesday finds social media to be a soul-sucking void of meaningless affirmation, but we think she might enjoy posting pictures from a photo booth with creepy and kooky props. Browse photo booths in your area to provide all things mysterious and spooky so guests will remember this Wednesday themed party for years to come.

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Find more party themes here on The Bash.