At a venue or at home, Halloween Parties are Chilling!
Planning a Halloween party can be a very fun thing to do. Whether you will be hosting adults, children, or a mix of both, Halloween parties are awesome and exciting to have and to attend. We’re big fans of parties and that’s why we made it our lifelong career.
Eat, Drink, Dance & Be Scary!
To help plan your Halloween party, and have it be the event of the year, here are some ideas to get you started in your planning:
Halloween Party Idea #1 The first thing you need to do is to decide on a budget for your party and if you will be having adults, children, or both in attendance. Once you have made these decisions then it is time to start planning your event. Keep in mind you need to decide if you’re having it at home or at a venue.
Halloween Party Idea #2 Food and drinks are always a big part of any Halloween party. Here you can be very creative with items such as “scabs” other wise known as dried cranberries. Items such as bleeding cupcakes or things which look like eyeballs are generally a hit. Or you can go with a more traditional fare of cookies and candy.
Bobbing for apples can be safely done by hanging apples by a string off a truss or a tree. And Tower can supply any color furniture, accessories, and props for your event.
Halloween Party Idea #3 For beverages for your party you can make a great slimy punch out of lemonade, sugar, meringue powder, and seltzer water. To this add some green food coloring and stir. The mix will be slimy and frothy.
If you’re going all out and having it at a venue with a portable dance floor and props, your caterer should be able to work with you on coming up with some scary foods. We once built a Candy Bar on the spot for a party and people are still talking about it.
Halloween Party Idea #4 Always a fun idea at Halloween parties is the addition of dry ice to beverages. This will make them send off fog and is always a hit with both adults and children.
Halloween Party Idea #5 Decoration for Halloween is fun. You can make tombstones in the yard with simple Styrofoam cutouts and even hang lights and ghosts in your trees. Inside your home you can decorate with spider webs and other spooky items which you can purchase at any local store during the Halloween season.
Halloween Party Idea #6 For a Halloween party you want your home to be dimly lit but not too dark so that people are tripping over things. Also a fog machine or cauldrons with dry ice in them can give a great effect. Renting a fog machine is another option and it can be used on the dance floor or in the hallways to add that eerie look. They especially look great in the backyard near a bonfire. If you’re having it at a venue, professional lighting is definitely recommended.
Halloween Party Idea #7 Music is always nice for a Halloween party. However, rather than have it playing in the room your guests will be in, try setting your tunes in a near-by room so that people can still talk and enjoy themselves. If you have a adult party use scarier music than if you are hosting children.
Having a dance area or a portable dance floor is another great party pleaser. It gives a chance for people in costume to be goofy and not worry about how they are dancing. Halloween costumes tend to do that for people.
Halloween Party Idea #8 Playing games is always a hit at any party. A fun game for adults is charades using scary movies and themes. For children, bobbing for apples can be fun if the weather and space allow for it. Also, contests for the best costume always go over well. (Let your guests know this on your invitations.)
If it’s a big gala, then an Emcee will usually come with a trunk full of games and party pleasers for crowds.
Halloween Party Idea #9 If you want to amaze your friends, you can write secret messages on your drinking glasses. To do this, take a mixture of dish soap and water and write messages with it, using your finger, on the outside of some drinking glasses. Once you are finished place them in the freezer to frost over. As your guests drink, and the glasses warm, your messages will come into view. This is always something people will be amazed at and talk about for a long time to come.
Halloween Party Idea #10 One of the best things you can do while you are planning any party, especially one for Halloween, is to go online and search for creative ideas. You will find a wealth of creativity to help you make the most of your party experience.
Instead of a Halloween Theme, you can rename it Harvest Festival with costumes optional, or a Masquerade Party. This gives everyone a chance to opt out of the Halloween party but still attend the party. This works best for corporate events where you people of various beliefs gathered.
No matter what you call it, make sure you have Fun!