Planning a Halloween party can be fun for the whole family. There are many ways to ensure that a party is a great success without costing a fortune. Simple but effective decorations and efficient party planning are the easiest ways to help anyone have a great and spooky Halloween party. Planning a theme party for a Halloween celebration can be a lot of fun.
Choose a Theme for a Halloween Party
Themed Halloween parties are easier to plan; picking out a single theme for a Halloween party allows the hosts to choose snacks, décor, party activities and other items based on that theme. Purchasing themed party packs can save money and time, while making the decorating process easier.
Matching, themed host costumes can also add an extra touch to a theme party, as well as instantly identifying the hosts. Halloween costumes for couples can be as much fun to plan as a themed party. Having guests come costumed for the theme of the party can also be a great way to throw a more organized Halloween party for adults.
Some great theme ideas for Halloween parties include
- Pirate parties
- Classic movies
- Ghosts and monsters
- Roaring ‘20s
Food for Halloween Parties
A simple party platter is hardly sufficient for most Halloween parties. Spooky treats are more in order for a truly special party. Peeling grapes for “eyeballs” and serving spaghetti “intestines” are two classic Halloween treats that are especially fun for kids. Dyeing apple cider red as a blood-colored punch for adults can also be fun.
Ghost-shaped cookies and other desserts can also be served. Themed Halloween cookies can be made at home or found in some stores. Provide paper bags decorated with Halloween stamps or drawings based on the theme so guests can take home leftover desserts and treats in lieu of providing party favors.
Halloween Party Supplies
Choose Halloween decorations that complement the theme of the party. Roaring ‘20s parties should feature silent movies, jazz music and art deco. Having decorations that match the theme of the party will make all guests feel more welcome and involved in the party.
Parties without a theme should go for the spooky decorations, such as ghosts on motion-sensors that swoop down on unsuspecting guests and recordings of Halloween noises. Playing scary movies in the background can complete the decorations for a Halloween party.
Planning a Halloween party can be a treat for adults and kids alike. Whether there is a theme for the decorations and costumes or the house is simply turned into a haunted play area, making sure the decorations and food are spooky and well-planned will make any party a success.