Throwing an amazing Halloween party is easy with a little imagination and the ability to create DIY games, party favors, snacks and decorations. Halloween is a highly anticipated event and there are plenty of things that can be done for the most enjoyable occasion. Here are a few practical Halloween party ideas:
Set the scene
Decorating the home with a haunted house theme is a great way to get ready for the party. Use the decorations to create the right atmosphere for any indoor or outdoor areas that guests are likely to gather. Also, make sure the theme matches the age groups and adjust the scare-factor accordingly. For the child friendly gatherings, try to keep the blood and gore to a minimum, while the theme is easily spooked up for the adult events.
Also, the party games and activities should be planned to match the guests of all ages. This will ensure everyone is kept happy. For events with small kids and babies it is a good idea to avoid the super-scary surprises.
Serve fun foods
Party guests are certain to appreciate fun foods that are cooked at home. This can include creating the creepy, yet tasty snacks. Simply combining mini cheeses with olives and food coloring can create savory treats that are a lot more appealing than standard crackers and cheese. Also, you want to prepare the easy-to-eat small bites for the parties with a lot of small children.
However, it can also benefit to prepare a few healthy snacks. Mountains of candy may look appealing at first, but it is also necessary to prepare something a little more substantial to keep the guests going.
Gather the ghouls for the party by sending out the theme inspired invites. It is best to send invites two or three weeks before the occasion to make sure everyone is aware and you are able to prepare accordingly.
Welcome trick-or-treaters to the event with an outdoor table or station that is filled with a mixture of kids favorite treats. The trick-or-treat station is weather permitting and works best when there are adults about to help with handing out the treats.
Involve your four-legged friends
Pets are part of the family and should be considered in the Halloween plans. For instance, the lively and outgoing dogs can easily be dressed up in a fun costume, while the more timid dogs afraid of loud noises and a lot of strangers can benefit from a quiet, safe place that is away from the activity.