For a lot of people, Halloween is the best time of the year. It’s a great opportunity to have some fun and celebrate all things spooky.
It’s also a good way to mark the changing of the seasons and prepare for the cold winter days ahead, and while you may be too old to go trick-or-treater these days, that doesn’t mean you can’t still get excited for All Hallows Eve.
If you want to do something special for Halloween this year, why not throw a party for all of your friends? Here are some top tips to help you throw the best Monster’s ball of the season!
Turn Your Home into a Haunted House
OK, so you might not be able to conjure up phantoms to roam your property on the big night, but if you want your guests to get into the Halloween spirit, you do need to create the right atmosphere.
Do invest in some great Halloween decorations to transform your living space into a creepy, haunted house for the night.
Search online to find great deals on Halloween décor, and think about buying in advance to give yourself plenty of time to decorate the way you want to.
Best Costume Prizes
If it’s a Halloween party, then it goes without saying that your guests are expected to turn up in costume, but if you want to encourage people to commit to fancy dress, then consider offering a prize for the best costume.
It can be a fun way to introduce a bit of healthy competition, and you might inspire people to go all out for their costumes this year. The prize could be a bottle of sparkling wine, a goodie bag to take home, or anything else you think your friends would want.
Food and Refreshments
If you are having a lot of people attending your party, then you’re unlikely to plan a sit-down meal for the occasion. Nonetheless, it’s still a good idea to provide some food and refreshments for your guests so that their appetites are satisfied.
Buffet-style food will work well for a large party, and you can prepare some Halloween-themed snacks and dress up the table to make it appear spookier.
You could also make some cute cupcakes for those with a sweet tooth to enjoy as a dessert, and use these Halloween cake decorating stencils to make them stand out.
You could also make up some devilish cocktails for your guests to enjoy.
A big boozy punch bowl full of fake eyeballs and other body parts would work well.
Or you could make up some other refreshing drinks that could still be made to look ghoulish.
Tell People in Advance
There are always a lot of things going on to celebrate Halloween, so if you do want to make sure your friends can make it to your party, you do need to let them know in advance.
Send out invitations around the end of September to give everyone enough time to plan for it and to send your RSVPs so you know how many people to expect.
If you want to throw a Halloween party this year, use these tips to help you prepare for it and be a great host.