Halloween is creepingly close and party planning is in full effect. Throwing a Halloween-themed bash is an ideal way to celebrate the season and is a chance for everyone to show off their costumes while checking out some seriously spooky decor.
If you’re planning your very own Halloween party, it’s important to make it as creepy as possible! There are a ton of different ways to decorate your home to give your party guests a morbid atmosphere to celebrate in. Some decor ideas are so simple that they can even be made yourself. Check out these tips below and get started on planning your eerie evening!
Create a Checklist
Make your planning process a bit easier by making a check list full of everything you need for the night to be complete. This could include anything from your very own costume, to the food and drinks, to lighting and decor.
Send Out Invites
Go all out to celebrate the holiday by creating your very own invitations or purchasing Halloween-themed invites. Be sure to incorporate the theme of your party while choosing invitations, this will assure that your guests know right away what kind of bash it’ll be – a spooky one! Some fun ideas for invites include pumpkins/jack o’ lanterns, skeletons, witches, black cats, bats or ghosts – just to name a few!
Set the Scene
The atmosphere of your Halloween party is super important, especially since the holiday features so many ghoulish things to freak people out. Find some dark music that can be played during the evening, complete with lighting to create that spooky ambiance your guests will be expecting. Turn the lights down low and allow some candles to illuminate the room – the darker it is, the creepier it will be!
What better way to represent Halloween than with pumpkins? There are various ways to use pumpkins for your big bash! Head to a local pumpkin patch to pick up some pumpkins and then bring them home to carve them. Once you’ve transformed your pumpkins into jack o’ lanterns, stick some candles inside them to light up the night during your party. If you don’t feel comfortable using real candles, be extra safe by purchasing flame-less candle lights that look just as beautiful! Another fun way to use pumpkins as decor is to paint them! This doesn’t require any carving, which may help speed up the planning process a bit.
The Halloween industry produces an endless amount of props that are used by haunted houses, holiday enthusiasts and party stores, just to name a few. Go all out by finding terrifying props that you can use at your party, and beware, because some of these items can be truly gruesome! If you’re party planning on a budget – have no fear, there are a bunch of props that can easily be made, some with daily household items that you may already have handy!
Food that Doubles as Decor
Get creative with your Halloween party menu by putting recipes together that will not only taste delicious, but will look beautifully creepy and festive as well! Fill mason jars with candy corn and place them around your home for guests to snack on throughout the night or add some bloody-goodness to the food to freak everyone out.
With these scary-good ideas, we hope your Halloween bash will give your guests the creeps, in a good way, of course! Have any Halloween party tips you’d like to share with us? Comment below!
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