Halloween is a time for ghosts, witches, goblins, black cats and parties. Decorate your house in a theme that reflects the eerie atmosphere that legend has filled our imaginations with. From a haunted house to a ghastly graveyard - there are a variety of themes guaranteed to get your pulses racing and blood boiling.
As Halloween grows more popular by the year, grownups are now doing much more than passing out candy at the door. From decorating their homes, to becoming crafty with their pumpkins, to hosting parties for adults as well as kids, everyone joins in the spirit of the season.
When decorating for Halloween make sure you plan ahead so you don’t forget any essential items. The key to a great Halloween party is the atmosphere, which incorporates decorations as well as some spooky music. Sometimes getting ready for a party can be half the fun as you get to shop for those essential items and choose what you want to host the perfect Halloween party.
By sending out invites long before the event you can make sure all your guests know the theme and dress code so they have time to choose the best outfit to suit the festive season. You might want to highlight the fact that there will be a prize for best dressed-encouraging your guests dress to impress.
Another well known Halloween party game is decorating a pumpkin - so ensure you have enough pumpkins to go round and let your guests get creative. You could also have a prize for the most creative pumpkin - but you should bear in mind that this activity can get messy so prepare ahead and set out a designated space for this game to ensure you aren’t clearing up days after your party.
Party food and refreshments are vital for creating that perfect Halloween theme, with special treats such as cakes, candy and other ghoulish delights. These can be hand-made if you want to cut the price down or just to add a more personal touch.
One thing to bear in mind is when it comes to a Halloween party you can’t overdo it - it’s all about the garish decorations and creepy music...the creepier the better.
When setting the stage for a party you can’t set it better than covering everything with cobwebs, dimming the lights- not too low though else you will be walking into everything, placing candles around the room- but remember to put them high up out or reach to prevent accidents. You could also strategically place an assortment of creepy creatures in places guaranteed to startle your guests.
Halloween is a holiday that deserves to be celebrated and what better way than to have a big bash. With so many themes and types of Halloween parties to choose from you won’t run out of ideas. Whether your Halloween party will be filled with Halloween treats for the kids and family or mixing up Halloween cocktails for the adults and friends there certainly is the choice out there to cater for parties for any age.
Have fun and make it a Halloween to remember with great decorations, ghoulish music, and Halloween treats - with a few tricks!