No doubt, Halloween is a holiday steeped in magic, mystery, and tons of fun. From spooky decorations to unique costumes, and trick-or-treating, it’s understandable why so many anticipate the 31st of October every year. But Halloween is a holiday that isn’t just for kids, either. Adults can – and certainly do – embrace this festive and fun holiday as well. This year, what better way to celebrate Halloween than by throwing a wicked Halloween party at home? Here are creative ideas that will certainly set the tone for your party.
Set the tone right by placing scary and entertaining decorations around your home. Add a spooky touch to your front yard with fake tombstones with skulls and bones, coffins covered in cobwebs, skeletons hanging from the roof, and black lanterns placed along your walkway. For the inside, place stretchable spider web against doors and walls, hang bats from the ceiling, place life size stand up witches, vampires, zombies, and/or mummies throughout your home. Wrap garland and orange or green twinkle lights around stair railings and windows.
Halloween Dance Music
For music, there are tons of great songs you can find on Spotify. You can balance spooky Halloween music with upbeat and rocking songs. If you have a dance floor, even better since guests can really let loose. Songs that are a must-play include “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr, and “Monster Mash” by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers.
Party Games and Entertainment
In addition to dancing, other activities for entertainment and to encourage guests to interact include a foosball table, ping pong table, billiard table, or custom arcade machine. Make sure they’re set up and any extension cords are secure to prevent a trip-and-fall.
Creepy and Delicious Food & Drinks
To cut down on time and money in preparing food, stick with easy and tasty finger foods and customize them to make them spooky. Some easy foods include mini sandwiches, pigs in a blanket, chicken fingers, pizza bites, veggies and dip, and deviled eggs.
Designate an area for setting up a small party bar that offers a variety of adult beverages where guests can help themselves. A must-have is a signature drink that’s Halloween themed. It’s hard to please everyone’s taste buds, so pick something that’s lively and give it a unique name, such as Witch’s Brew or Vampire Blood. Also, it never hurts to let guests know they are welcome to bring their own drinks. Use glow-in-the-dark cups to make it more fun.
Costume Attire a Must
Of course, costumes are a must. Make it fun by giving out a prize for the best dressed. Give each guest a number and have everyone vote on their favorite costume.
Take the Party Outdoors
Fire pits are a summer and fall tradition. Let guests make their way to your backyard where they can stay warm by the fire and make s’mores.