Halloween is just a few days away and you have probably already picked your spooky Halloween costume. Apart from the costumes, ghosts, tricks and treats this occasion is also known for the tradition of hosting special home parties. These Halloween events are fun to go to, but not that fun to organize. Halloween parties require a lot of early preparation. That is why we will try to help you out with the planning of your scary Halloween party!
There are 6 basic steps you should never forget to follow and we have used images from the online authority on Halloween to illustrate them:
Decide on a theme – Come up with a theme for your party to make it more interesting. For example, you can have a vampire vs. werewolves theme or you can pick some scary movie for a theme. Once you have picked a topic for your party, you will easily decorate and prepare for the event. However, be careful with the choice of theme if you expect children on your party. Take it easy on the fake blood and the skulls!
Send out invitations – Prepare a list of guests and choose nice and creepy invites for the Halloween party. Make sure you send them at least two weeks before the date of the event. You can send out cards or even e-cards and emails. Whichever one you choose, remember to show some imagination and creativity. Also, include details about the Halloween party in the invitations like address, theme, costumes, etc.Decorate – You have two choices with the decorations – to purchase them or do make them. If you decide that you are going to do them yourself, then start early. Don’t leave everything for the last minute! Prepare you Jack-O-Lanterns and put a few white sheets on the chairs or the coat hanger. Also, add some fake spider webs and why not a couple of black and orange balloons.
Provide food and drinks – Think how you want to organize your Halloween party in terms of food and drinks. However, remember that Halloween parties are not like Christmas Eve. You don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen to make some fancy dish. You can simply arrange a buffet table or even order some food for home delivery In order to decide what drinks to get for your party, think whether there are going to be any kids. If yes, you will need to buy or prepare juices, soda or fruit punch. Also, don’t forget to provide lots of candies and sweets.
Think of games for the party – Go through your guest list again. See who you have invited. Are most of them friends, family or colleagues? Then choose games that would be suitable for all of the guests. A good idea would be to give away small prizes for the people who did best.
Choose the right music – Music is an important part of the holiday atmosphere. Therefore, avoid putting on the radio or a hit CD. Instead create a special soundtrack for your home Halloween event. Search for inspirations from famous TV shows and films like Scooby Doo or The Adams Family. Michael Jackson’s Zombie is always a good choice for Halloween party.
Now it’s time to get ready. You don’t have much time left! Start organizing your creepy Halloween party!