With Halloween already on the horizon, it’s time to decide how you’ll be spending this year’s dress-up fest. If you don’t already have any attractive invites and you’re a huge fan of the holiday, there is still plenty of time to put together a fun-filled Halloween party at your apartment. As you prepare for the event, ensure its success with the following tips.
Iron Out the Basics
Since Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, it should be easy to plan a party on the actual holiday. Friday night is also sure to have plenty of revelry, and is a good alternative if it works better for you. As soon as possible, decide when you will have your Halloween party and who you’ll invite. Make and distribute invitations so guests can work the party into their schedules and have ample time to plan.
Decide on a Theme
A themed Halloween party might seem unnecessary at first, perhaps even restrictive. But if you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. Themed Halloween parties can be really fun and, in some ways, easier on hosts and guests alike. By narrowing down the field of costume options, you’ll save guests time and energy, and create a more uniform costumed environment in your apartment. Popular themes include Hollywood, Disney, sports, monsters, eighties, and zombies.
Spooky Snacks and Treats
Celebrity impersonators, witches, and ghouls need to eat too. One way to make your party festive without a lot of extra work is to serve snacks associated with Halloween. This can be as easy as picking up candy corn and toffee, using Halloween-themed cookie cutters, and setting out orange and black serving dishes.
The association between Halloween and sugar-laden candy is exceptionally strong. If you’re into eating well, defy convention by working some healthy treats into your spread. For inspiration for snack ideas that make use of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other nutritious ingredients, browse this Listotic post.
Decorate Your Apartment
Decorating your apartment for a Halloween party is one of those things that could take forever and turn out so-so or be done quickly and look great. It’s all about making decisions and running with them. If you throw a themed Halloween party, let your theme guide you in the decoration process.
If your party isn’t themed, choose a central decorative element or two to build your decor around. These could be spiders and spiderwebs, bats and skeletons, pumpkins and fall foliage…you get the idea. Keep things simple for yourself by using pre-made decorations or carrying out easy DIY decorating projects.
Games, Contests, and More
Entertainment is an important component of any Halloween party. There are plenty of traditional games and activities to pull from such as apple bobbing, pass the pumpkin, pumpkin carving, and squash bowling. If you’re so inclined, you can bust out the Twister mat and set up a board game corner. Costume contests are almost expected at Halloween parties, and may inspire some of your guests to put a little more thought into what they wear.
No matter what form your Halloween party takes, we hope these tips help make it a wild success. Keep your party planning simple, wear a show-stealing costume, and remember to have fun. That’s what Halloween is all about.
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