The witching hour is close at hand! So whether you’re throwing a zombie-themed Halloween Party for adults, a Pirates and Princess’ Party for the kids or just a casual All Hallows Eve get together it’s never too early to start planning. Check out these Halloween Party tips to help put the spooktacular into your Monster Mash:
Set the tone of your party with decorations that add a touch of spookiness and mystery. Online stores like Spirit Halloween have everything you need to put the fright into your fest such as fog machines, animatronics and skeletons galore. While Oriental Trading Company has dozens of great gifts for party favors, LED light displays and enough props to make Alfred Hitchcock smile.
Whether you’re hosting a dozen preschoolers or throwing a party for 20 co-workers, finger foods are the way to go. They’re easy to make, leave little mess and guests will love being able to mingle while noshing on ghostly goodies. Halloween inspired dishes like Mummy Dogs, Ghost Cookies and Dirt Cupcakes go over well with kids of all ages; while more refined pallets may enjoy Ghost Mini Pizzas or even Spider Cannoli Cups.
Tiny superheroes and beautiful ballerinas will enjoy gulping down tasty Boo Nilla Shakes and Ghoulish Punch after walking the neighborhood in search of Halloween candy. If you need something that delivers a bit more punch, there’s no need to fear the living dead when serving up a classic Zombie or if your guests prefer something they can sink their teeth into, try Blood Orange Margaritas.
No Halloween Party is complete without fun activities. Whether its a Pumpkin Carve-Off, Horror Movie Trivia, Bobbing for Apples or maybe a Mummy Wrap – adding games to your party will be a graveyard smash. Even the youngest of party-goers can get in on the fun with games like Candy Corn Bingo and Pin the Tail on the Werewolf.
Last, but not least – every Halloween Party needs a Jack ‘O Lantern! Whether yours is carved, shaved, painted or decorated, don’t forget to enter your pumpkin in our Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest! The Top 3 pumpkins with the most votes will win their designers a Visa® Gift Card!
Have a safe and fun Halloween! Have other tips for throwing a spooktacular Halloween Party? We’d love to see them, please share below: