The fall is officially here and that means that the most fun night of the season isn’t far away; yes, it’s almost time for Halloween. And, if you are a big fan of the spooky day, you probably have your decorations, costume and party menu all planned out. It doesn’t matter if you’re not ready for Halloween either, because we have a list of ideas to throw the most fun Halloween party for kids and adults.
1. Design a Spooky Invitation
While e-cards provide an easy way out, especially if you have a long guest list, a personalized card can get your guests excited about coming to your party. Don’t forget to follow the same theme when filling out your goodie bags for the guests to take home.
2. Pick a Theme
Party planners recommend picking a theme, especially if your Halloween party is not actually on Halloween day. But make sure you mention the theme on your invite and send out the invite in advance so that your guests have enough time to get their costumes ready.
3. Get the Decor Right
Set the stage for your party with carved pumpkins, spooky animal cutouts, balloons and more. With numerous DIY ideas out there, decorating can be an inexpensive family affair where you can get the kids involved too. You could pick classic black and white plates and utensils to offset the orange from the pumpkins and other decorations.
4. Play Some Fun Music
The right music can create the perfect backdrop for your spooky decorations. So, create a fun playlist that has songs like “I Put a Spell on You,” “Monster Mash,” “This Is Halloween,” “Thriller” and the theme song from “The Addams Family.”
5. Halloween Games for the Kids
Kids love Halloween and they’ll love your party if you provide exciting games with a Halloween twist like pin the tail on a black cat instead of a donkey, a spooky piñata filled with Halloween treats, a treasure hunt through the house to find a stash of candy or even some simple crafts like pumpkin-spice scented playdough to make mini Jack-O-Lanterns, pumpkins and spooky animals.
6. You Can’t Do Without Photographs
Photographs make the best memories, regardless of whether they are digital or print copies. Get creative and design your own photo booth for the most fun Halloween photo sessions ever.
7. Feed Your Guests Well
Food is an integral part of any gathering, especially fall festivities like Halloween and Thanksgiving. Be creative in the kitchen to give a Halloween spin on your go-to recipes and cast a spell on your guests with your culinary skills.
If you are planning to serve finger foods and desserts, make sure you don’t go overboard with the sweets, or else you’ll have a bunch of kids running around on a sugar high.
8. They Can Get Thirsty Too
When there’s food, you need beverages too. Make plain fruit juices more fun by serving them in Halloween-themed cups. For adults, you can get creative with your cocktails and find unique ways to serve up your drinks. For instance, freeze a few raisins in each ice cube to give your drinks a slightly creepy look.
9. Halloween Movies to End the Night
If you’re planning a sleepover for your kid(s) and their friends, make sure you have a few movie options ready for them to pick from. Choose from classics like Nightmare Before Christmas, Casper, The Addams Family, Hocus Pocus and more.
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