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Hosting a Memorable Halloween Party

by Kelly Hughes on September 20, 2023


As the leaves begin to fall and the air takes on a crisp, autumn chill, it can mean only one thing: Halloween is just around the corner! It's the time of year when ghouls, ghosts, and goblins come out to play, and what better way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year than by throwing an unforgettable Halloween party for the kiddos? With cobwebs, jack-o'-lanterns, and eerie music in the air, the possibilities are endless. So, grab your cauldron, dust off your broomstick, and prepare to host a spooktacular party!

Here are Eight Tips to help you create a memorable Halloween Party:

  1. Creative Invitations: Send out spooky or themed invitations to set the tone for your party. You can use paper invitations or e-vites, but of course, our preference is paper!
  2. Decorations: Transform your space with eerie decorations like cobwebs, fake spiders, skeletons, pumpkins, and eerie lighting. Consider using black lights and a fog machine for an extra spooky atmosphere.
  3. Costume Contest: Encourage guests to come in costume and host a costume contest with categories like scariest, funniest, or most creative.
  4. A Themed Table: Set a fun table with Halloween plates, orange and black napkins and a jack-o-lantern centerpiece. Serve Halloween-themed snacks and beverages, such as "witches' brew" punch, "mummy” hotdogs and "eyeball" appetizers. Don't forget about themed desserts like spider cupcakes or pumpkin-shaped cookies.
  5. Spooky Music: Create a Halloween playlist with eerie tunes, movie soundtracks, and dance-worthy songs. Music can set the mood and keep the energy up throughout the night.
  6. Festive Movies or Games: Set up an area for watching Halloween-themed movies or playing fun games like Pin the Tail on the Werewolf. You can also have a ghost story-telling session.
  7. Haunted House: If space allows, design a mini haunted house or maze in your backyard. It's a thrilling activity that can add excitement to your party.
  8. DIY Photo Booth: Create a photo booth with Halloween props and backdrops, allowing guests to take pictures in their costumes. Share these photos online or print them as keepsakes.

Remember to consider the preferences and comfort levels of your guests, as some may not enjoy very scary elements. The goal is to create an enjoyable and memorable Halloween party for everyone attending! 


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