Hey bloom girls! It’s October, and you know what that means! That’s right, Halloween! Who doesn’t love a month of bonfires, ghost stories, scary movies, candy, and pumpkin spice everything!? The absolute best way to ring in this year’s season of spooky fun is with a Halloween party! So get your planners out ladies, it’s time to mark your calendar and get planning! Here are 6 tips for planning a Halloween party that people will be dying to go to.
You have the whole year to dress normal. This is the one time of year where you can be anything, and I mean ANYTHING you want! Whether they’re silly, sexy, sporty, or just plain scary, costumes are the best part about Halloween. If you think your guests will need some incentive, make it a contest! The winner can receive a prize of your choosing. Here are some fun ideas from our team below!
Unlike some other holidays, your Halloween décor doesn’t need to be aesthetically pleasing. In fact, the weirder the better! Go to any dollar store, Walmart, Target, K-Mart, Amazon, etc… and you can find everything you need. Throw around cobwebs, sprinkle candy on the tables, and go nuts with the pumpkins! Strobe lights are also a spooky touch. You can find them pretty much anywhere that sells Halloween decorations. Plastic critters are also cool to spread around the party. A lot of times you can buy them in packs, so they’re easy to load up on. Also, if there’s an area in your house that you don’t want people going into, simply find an old sheet and spray paint some red on it to look like blood. Hang it up covering the entrance to that part of the house, and add a spooky sign that says “Beware! Do not enter!” It stays with the theme and your guests will definitely get the hint.
Who’s ready to boogie!? Every party needs some fun music to liven things up…or deaden things up? Regardless, it’s important to make sure your music fits the theme. No one wants to be at a Halloween party listening to Katy Perry singing California Girls. Make a playlist with all of the Halloween classics or, if you’re on a time crunch, you can use our pre-made Spotify playlist! Check out it out, here.
The worst thing about growing up is not being able to participate in trick or treating. Who says the kids get all the goodies? Have some sweet and salty munchies for your guests to keep their monster of an appetite at bay! Get creative by making Halloween themed desserts.
Use green, purple, black, orange, and red icing on cupcakes. Check out Chelsea’s Messy Apron for some easy recipes to follow to make super fun Halloween snacks. To make witch fingers, dip pretzel sticks in white chocolate dyed green, let them dry a bit, carve in some knuckles, and add slivered almonds on the end for nails. For a cookie spider, place a peanut butter cup upside down on a cookie and use brown icing to draw on the legs. For a ghost, dip a nutter butter in white chocolate and use black icing to draw on the eyes and mouth. Make sure to check out our Pinterest page as well for some fall-inspired treats! The possibilities are endless!
What really sets apart one Halloween party from the rest is what kind of fun things you’ve conjured up for them to do to get in the Halloween spirit! Have a bobbing for apples contest, or a pumpkin pie eating contest! If you’re not afraid to make a mess, carve pumpkins. Another fun idea is to put mystery items in boxes with a whole on the top, and have your guests put their hands in and guess what they’re touching. If you have a backyard, maybe put together a haunted trail. As long as your guests are having fun and entertained, your party will be a hoot.
- The Guest List
Don’t forget about the most important part of any party, the people! For planning purposes, it’s always a good idea to have an idea of how many people in your goon squad are going to show up. Create a Facebook invite for easy tracking of who is coming and who can’t make it. It’s also a great way to remind your guests so that they don’t forget about your party. It’s also an easy way to keep them updated if any details should change. Unless you’re having an open invite party, also make sure to tell your excited party guests to let you know if they’re bringing along a plus one…or ten!
I think an enchanting Halloween party is in your future. Don’t forget, you bring the magic to any party, so have fun with it. After all, Halloween only comes once a year, so don’t let your fall season turn into a nightmare by stressing about it.
the bloom team