Throwing a Halloween party is a great way to celebrate the spirit of the season and make new memories with family members, friends, and even co-workers. Preparing to plan for your Halloween party can be done by reviewing some of the necessary essentials you need for your party of the year. Come prepared with your spookiest decorations and party plans.
Everything You Need for This Year’s Halloween Party
Streamers and Themes
Be sure to stock up on orange, black, and purple streamers for a traditional Halloween color scheme. Incorporate some classic spooky elements of the holiday into your party like spider web door hangings, lacy table runners, and plastic bats and spiders. If you want to choose a theme for a more tailored approach think about an Edgar Allen Poe raven theme, a turn of the century adorable witch party, or a dramatic Dracula’s castle for inspiration.
Decorative Serving Dishes and Drinking Cups
Using decorative serving dishes that appear worn or are black and rusted in color is a great way to add to the overall theme of a memorable Halloween party. You can even make your own spooky dining wear by attaching glow in the dark ghosts to plastic cups.
A fog machine is a great way to add dramatic effect, whether you are hosting a Halloween party in your basement, throughout your entire home, or even outdoors in the backyard cemetery. Use a Jamco Wood Products Ltd high backed chair for a vampire throne shrouded in mist, or even just a Missisauga solid wood furniture dining table to give the element of an old castle.
Spooky Mannequins and Headstones
Using fake headstones and spooky mannequins available from Halloween costume and prop shops is another way to add flare to any Halloween party you have in mind. Another idea is to serve your dishes with headstone spoons or out of a zombie head.
A Costume Contest
Hosting a costume contest can bring out some competitive spirit between your guests. Ask everyone to vote on different categories of costumes from scariest, to most creative, to best overall. Make sure you have some surprise prizes for all the winners.
Take Home Goody Bags
After the party, give your guests something to take home. Tie it in with the theme if you can, and include small candies, puzzles, or even fun pranks.
Knowing how to prepare for your upcoming Halloween party ahead of time is a way to reduce stress while budgeting before shopping and gathering the necessary supplies. Taking the time to prepare for your Halloween party is a surefire way to impress guests, and to keep them talking about your party for years to come.
Will you be throwing a Halloween party this year?
Guest Post written by Brooke Chaplan. Brooke is a freelance writer and recent graduate of the University of New Mexico. She enjoys hiking, biking, running and blogging about many different subjects including family, home and fitness. Contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan
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