Halloween is one of those times of the year that you either love or hate. The fact that you are even reading this, suggests that you want to celebrate, which is great because we have a heap of Halloween party ideas that you are going to love.
A Halloween party can be a lot of fun for the kids but also for the adults too. Themes can be altered slightly according to who is present, but you can still have some scary fun with the kids.
What Do You Do At A Halloween Party?
There are SO many fun things to do at a Halloween party. The best part is that at a Halloween party pretty much anything goes!
But for some easy Halloween party ideas, you might like to consider the following:
- Have a dress up competition, or at the very least ask all guests to come dressed up.
- Set up some trick or treating for the kids. This can be set up with adults at the party having various candy to give away when the kids come around.
- Get the kids doing some crafting. They could make ghosts, masks or some Jack O'Lanterns.
- Have a themed scavenger hunt. The kids will love this.
- Make sure that you decorate, A LOT. The more decorations the better for a Halloween party. You want to turn that home into a Witches tavern, or your yard into a graveyard. It will be the decorations that will give the feel of the party, and a Halloween party is all about the feels.
- Try some apple bobbing. This is fun for the adults and the kids.
It's always a great idea to have some games at a party, especially if you have kids present. Check out these 7 fun things to do at a Halloween party for some awesome ideas.
How Do You Throw A Scary Halloween Party?
One of the best ways to throw a Halloween party is to pick a theme. Rather than having a mix mash of everything, pick one thing and stick to it. For instance you might pick one of the following themes:
- Zombie Party
- Witches Party
- Ghost and Ghoulies Party
- Frankenstein Party
- Murder Mystery Party
- Cocktail Potion Making Party
Once you have a theme, you can then arrange other things such as the decorations, food and costumes. The more stream lined you have the theme, the scarier it can be.
For example if you are having a zombie party, you would ask all guests to dress up as either zombies or survivors. Then you would have food that resemble body parts and don't forget the blood. Lots and lots of blood!
Create some mood lighting, eerie music and maybe a smoke machine for special effect. The whole vibe of the party would quickly take shape and soon you would have an apocalypse in your home.
When Should I Host A Halloween Party
Halloween is always on October 31st, but that means that the day of the party will always change. If it happens to be on the weekend then awesome, but what if it's not?
You might be keen enough to hold a Halloween party mid week, but depending on your circle of friends, this might not be a good idea with work and school commitments.
If the 31st doesn't occur on the weekend, it would be advisable to hold the Halloween party the weekend before this date. People are still excited about Halloween and still keen to get involved. Once November hits, you might find that people's interest has gone and the party might come across as a bit of an after thought. That's definitely not the aim you are going for!
Halloween Party Ideas
Now that you are armed with some ideas of what you are going to do for your party, it is time to get creative with those Halloween party ideas. Read on to find specific decoration, food, printable and theme ideas that you can easily incorporate into your party.
Halloween is a great time to let your hair down and have a bit of fun with friends and family.
You may decide to have a party or perhaps just some fun of the day with the kids trick or treating and fun Halloween food. Either way, I hope these Halloween party ideas have given you a lot of inspiration for some easy yet fun ways to get a little creative this Halloween.
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