5 Tips for a Spook-tacular Halloween Party
It’s the children’s second favourite holiday of the year – Halloween! This year the celebration falls on a Monday, which means there will be loads of hellish house parties at the weekend. While you may not love trick or treating or don’t care for dressing up, Halloween is a great time to bring family and friends together for a night of fun and games.
If you’re thinking of hosting your very own Halloween party, we have some top tips for you to make sure it is a spook-tacular success!
- Decorate, decorate, decorate
It’s simply not a Halloween party without pumpkins and ghosts hanging from the ceiling! You need to get really creative to make sure your party is remembered for being fantastically freakish. The great thing is that many Halloween decorations can be made at home, using old bedding, or try making simply bunting out of paper. Pumpkin carving takes a bit of practice, but it’s a fun activity to do with the kids.
At Halloween, there really is no going over the top! Decorate as many rooms as you can, including the front garden and front door to welcome guests into the haunted house. Different rooms can have different themes or feels, we love the idea of a candlelit conservatory as the games room.
- Choose a theme
To make your party memorable, why not choose a theme for the evening? Halloween can get a bit boring when everyone reuses the same old costumes and plays the same games. Make everyone dress up as somebody from Harry Potter, or choose a particular scary story to influence your décor and games.
- Freakish food
Don’t just serve up the regular sausage rolls, chocolate cake, wine and fizzy drinks – it’s Halloween! Every dish and drink can be made spooky with a little creativity. Why not make scary cakes dripping with blood, and serve up ghoulish green cocktails? You can also make some of the games centred around the freaky food, daring the children to eat “trolls toes” and other nasty delicacies.
- Plan your games
If you want the adults to get any peace at all at the party, then you might have to play the children’s entertainer role for an hour. While they’ll be more than happy to run around, high on a candy sugar rush, sometimes structured fun is best! There are traditional games you can all play, such as apple dunking, or you could take turns at telling the scariest ghost stories.
- Choose a playlist
This is no ordinary party, so it doesn’t deserve ordinary music. Take some time before the party to create a special Halloween playlist, filled with murderous melodies and scary sounds. It’ll make the night much more interesting!
Happy Halloween from everyone here at Prior.