If you plan to throw a Halloween Party this season, you need to spend a little time in the planning. After all, anyone can host a Halloween party – why not aim at a real event?
The day of Halloween is a time when everyone thinks of celebrating it with a big bash and with nice music, a great theme, scary costumes and decor and the best of foods. A Halloween party has to be planned beforehand for the best experience of the day and amazing enjoyment. Halloween parties require a good planning time and preparations which are made well ahead of time. For a Halloween party to materialize and be happening, various facets have to be taken care of.
Halloween Party Planning Guide for All
Let’s take a look at the Halloween Party Guide, where we have covered party planning checklist, guest list & invitations, party games, decorations, supplies, and theme ideas.
You’ll find plenty of sources for ready-made Halloween invitations for the various retailers or you can make your own. There are software programs specifically for invitations. You can also use generic invitations and customize them with your home computer.
Have an artistic flair? Use card stock as your base and draw or paint unique Halloween Party Invitations. If this is a kid’s party, gather magazines and pictures of Halloween-related items – bats, witches, cats and the like – and let them cut and glue to their heart’s content!
Don’t forget to include all the pertinent information, including the time, date and place of the party. Special instructions and even a map to the party location are helpful for those who plan to attend.
Halloween Party Games
There are a handful of traditional Halloween party games that will always be favorites. Bobbing for apples is arguably at the top of the list, but don’t overlook some others that may become new favorites of your party-goers.
For younger attendees, don’t overlook the potential as crafts for party games. Offer up construction paper, crayons and “happy trash” (empty tissue and paper towel rolls, bits of string, etc.), awarding a prize to the scariest, funniest and strangest creations. You can make as many categories as you have children so that everyone gets a prize.
You can also make some adjustments to old party favorites. Pin the Hat on the Witch (played like Pin the Tail on the Donkey) is one option. This Halloween Games site has more Halloween games to play.
Halloween Party Decorations
Your Halloween party decorations can range from the traditional to the unique, with only your budget and imagination as limits. Get the kids involved with making strings of paper ghosts and goblins to hand across your room. Simply cut ghosts, cats, witches or monsters from heavy construction paper, and then staple them to strings.
Your decorations can start from the outside with spooky lawn ornaments, hay bales, and pumpkins. Don’t overlook the usefulness of spider webs, but if you don’t have time to let large webs accumulate you’ll find artificial webs are very inexpensive. Remember to stretch them a lot to get the best effects.
Check out more decoration ideas at Scary Halloween Decorations for Outdoor & Indoor.
Halloween Party Supplies
The popularity of Halloween parties has made Halloween party supplies very available. You’ll find there are a variety of options, ranging from napkins to small gifts to hand out to guests and trick-or-treaters.
You can always get your party supplies at your local retailer, but finding online sources may very well set your party supplies apart from others in your neighborhood. Start at where you’ll find links to Halloween party suppliers. You can also check out About.com and Oriental Trading – where you’ll find gift bags and more.
Halloween Party Themes
So you think your Halloween party has to be all about scary monsters, witches and haunted houses? Those may be the classic Halloween party themes, but they’re not the only ideas that work. Instead, why not create a big top and put together an entire circus? Encourage guests to come as performers, complete with the acts! See who can juggle, do acrobatics or be the most ferocious lion!
It doesn’t matter if you’re planning the most traditional to the Halloween party of your wildest dreams. A little research and a little planning will go a long way toward making this the Halloween party your guests will talk about.