Happy Haunting: How to Host the Ultimate Halloween Party

Happy Haunting: How to Host the Ultimate Halloween Party

by Linda Ripoll
10.27.2011

Halloween is one of the most highly celebrated holidays in the US. It’s a time when children and adults live out their fantasies by dressing up in costume, trick or treating throughout their neighborhoods, and telling ghost stories by roaring fires. One of the best ways to celebrate this fantasy-filled holiday is with a rocking Halloween fiesta! From costume contests to creating pumpkin-inspired cocktails, here are some easy, quick, and fun tips on how to make your next Halloween fiesta a monstrously memorable one!

How to Throw a Halloween Party Tip: Pick Your Theme
Halloween is not just about gorging on sweet treats. There are a variety of themes that you could base your party around, which will give guests the opportunity to dress up as characters from popular flicks and TV shows. Why watch "True Blood" on Halloween night when you can make it come to life?

How to Throw a Halloween Party Tip: Set the Mood
Once you pick a theme, make sure you coordinate the décor to match the style, feel, and ambiance of your party. For example, if you went with a “Creatures of the Night” theme, go to your local party store and pick up plenty of fake cobwebs, foam tombstones, and black lights. For added detail, place buckets of dry ice in the corners of every room for a much-needed creepy factor.

How to Throw a Halloween Party Tip: Plan Your Party Menu
There’s nothing scarier than going to a Halloween party with lackluster eats. No matter the theme, you must provide delicious snacks and finger foods for your guests. Rather than purchasing store bought items, such as cupcakes and stale candy, how about making your own grub? Look up some fun, campy Halloween recipes and bake them yourself. It will give your party that extra touch and sense of fun! For a more grown up affair, prepare and serve some spooky spirits they’ll never forget.

How to Throw a Halloween Party Tip: Get Games, Games, and More Games
Getting dressed in costume and parading around a party should only be part of the fun. It’s all about engaging your guests with various interactive games that keeps everyone involved. From a costume contest to a Halloween trivia game which asks questions about the scariest films throughout history, any activity with lots of chills and thrills will keep everyone haunted and happy!

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