Halloween is a fun and exciting event for all ages. You get to dress up as your favorite characters, carve pumpkins, watch spooky movies, and indulge in sweets. But when it comes to actual Halloween night, you pretty much have two options: trick-or-treating or going to a Halloween party. And the older you get, the more appealing the latter seems, even though it might not be as much fun as getting free candy all night long. But going to a Halloween party can still be a blast- as long as it is done right. If you are thinking of taking on the responsibility of throwing the party this year, here is how to host a Halloween party that will impress your friends and family for years to come:
1. First Impressions Matter
If you really want to throw the best Halloween party of the season, you need to start with a good first impression, meaning the invitations. Spooky, Halloween-themed invites will not only convince your friends to choose your party over other options, they will get everyone excited and set the tone for a guaranteed fun night. Whether you send the invites via email or regular snail mail, a spooky invite will definitely make a good first impression.
2. Make Sure Everyone Dresses Up
A Halloween party is not a complete success unless every person who walks through the door is in costume. Make sure you include that costumes are mandatory on the invite! If you or your guests are struggling to think of something to be, some ideas for easy Halloween costumes for women are skeletons, witches, and mermaids. Some easy costume ideas for men are superheroes, villains, or characters from TV shows. To make dressing up even more fun, plan a group costume with some of your friends. Get creative and think of a fun and unique costume, it will make the night way more fun.
3. Decorations Are Everything
No Halloween party is complete without going above and beyond on the decorations. It is just a fact! You want to impress your guests with spooky decorations throughout the entire house, starting with the outdoors. But first, you need to decide which Halloween theme you want. You can go for a more lighthearted theme, with lots of pumpkins and more fall touches. Or, you can go for a scary theme with vampires, blood, and scary music. The choice is yours—just make sure you do it right!
4. Have Halloween-Themed Food
If you are having a hard time coming up with Halloween-themed food for your party, think candy apples, witch finger cookies, pumpkin deviled eggs, and eyeball fruit punch. The options are endless, you just need to binge-watch some scary movies and let your imagination take control. Having Halloween-themed food will bring your party to the next level and leave all of your guests impressed (and probably a little bit scared, too).
5. Plan Out Activities
Having a ton of decorations and yummy food is not enough to have an iconic Halloween party, you need activities to keep your guests busy, too! Plan out some activities to do beforehand so that once everyone gets settled in, you have things for people to do. Some fun Halloween activities are playing a murder mystery game, having a classic costume contest, or carving pumpkins. The right activities will keep your guests entertained all night long and guarantee your party is one to remember.
When it comes to hosting a Halloween party, you can never really do too much. Halloween only comes once a year, so you want to make it worth it! To host the best Halloween party of the season, you need to have yummy, festive food, decorations galore, and fun activities for your guests to partake in. Who said Halloween stopped being fun when you get older? Follow these tips and you will throw the best Halloween party for years to come- I can feel it in my bones!