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If you’ve read my previous blog on ‘Halloween – It’s the Costumes and Decor that make it So Much Fun!’, you’re well up to speed with the fact that I have a ‘small’ obsession with Halloween. What better way to share the experience than through a Halloween party! Having had and attended many a Halloween party, I thought I’d share my tips on planning an adult Halloween party.
1. Don’t assume everyone is in love with Halloween as much as you! Always invite more people than your house can hold as there are always a few that want nothing to do with the craziness.
2. Consider having an actual Themed Halloween Party to give people ideas of what to wear. Google what’s hot for the season in terms of T.V. shows for theme ideas and always remember the old standbys. i.e. Sexy Disney Characters, Favourite Famous Couples, Zombie Party, Provocative Witches & Warlocks, etc.
3. Decide on whether this is a dinner party or an ‘After 8’ soiree. Plan on having goulish foods on your menu whether main attraction or nibbles. The creepier the better. Jello molds shaped like a brain, chocolate pudding with gummy worms, mummy pillsbury rollups, puking pumpkin guacamole dip, bloody finger sugar cookies (dipped in raspberry jam) etc… Don’t be shy asking guests what you would find helpful for them to bring.
4. Decorate the area your guests will be partying in with skulls, bones, mice, spider webs, low lighting/black lighting, witch’s hats and brooms, scary skeletal pictures on your walls and signs leading them to the dungeon/asylum.
5. Create a music playlist of songs that are popular but interject some Halloween favourites like ‘Time Warp’, ‘Dragula – Rob Zombie’, ‘Monster Mash’, ‘Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon’, ‘Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.’, and of course ‘Thriller – Michael Jackson’.
6. Consider having a Mad Scientist bartender to make up your special concoctions/brews for the evening. A blood stained white lab coat, rubber gloves, stethoscope, wild hair, dark rimmed glasses and goofy teeth will keep your guests on edge. Plastic spiders frozen in ice cubes are an interesting touch to drinks along with an ice bin with plastic syringes filled with your favourite shooter!
7. Get your creative juices flowing with your video invite. Wear a costume to go with your theme. Set up an eerie, goulish backdrop with dim lighting, spiders, skulls and scary music. Pretend you are the character you’ve chosen to be with voice and mannerisms and make your video enticing, fun and inspiring for your guests. Remember to put all the key party information in the text of the invite.
8. Consider selling admission tickets to your Halloween party/event and donate all proceeds to a favourite charity. Eventastic is the perfect invite platform allowing guests to buy tickets online.
9. Check out Eventastic’s Halloween Pinterest Board for more cool party/decor/costume ideas.
Make your Halloween party Eventastic Spooktacular!