How to host the perfect Halloween party

When it comes to your Halloween party, if you want to make it a memorable event, then you need to do a little more than hanging some black and orange crepe paper and balloons. You need to take some time to put together a plan.

If you are wondering how to host the perfect party, we've put together some Halloween party ideas to ensure your party is a spook-tacular fun time.

1. Choose a Theme

Halloween in and of itself can be a theme. But if you want to make your party one for the history books, then creating a theme is in your best interest. Some of the themes you might want to consider include the following:

  1. Superheroes
  2. Favorite TV shows or movies
  3. Anything from previous decades (1950s, '80, '90s, etc.)
  4. Play on words (things you might consider: breadwinner, social butterfly, head in the clouds, etc.)

The only limit to the theme you choose is your imagination!

2. A DIY Costume Table

You may make it apparent to your party guests that your party will have a theme, but there may be some who show up without a costume. People get busy. It's understandable that they may not have had time to go costume shopping.

To ensure that they get into the spirit of the holiday, consider setting up a DIY costume table including an mix of fun costume accessories. People will appreciate being able to dress up for the festivities, which will take your party to a whole new level.

3. Play Games

Halloween party games are a great way to keep your guests laughing and having fun. There are a variety of different games to choose from, but you can always go with the classics, including:

  1. Bobbing for apples
  2. Pin the Tail on the Monster
  3. Monster Mash freeze dance
  4. Bean Bag toss

The way to ensure everyone participates in these games is to award prizes. You might consider handing out goodie bags or Halloween themed novelties. You can even put together your own gift bags full of candy.

You might also consider handing out an award for the best costume of the night. You can even have the guests cast ballots and put them into a container. Near the end of the night, tally the votes and give the winner a prize.

4. Have the Right Supplies

Not only do you need decorations at your Halloween party, but you also need to make sure you have plates, cups, napkins and cutlery.

In addition, you want to make sure that you have enough food and beverages for your guests to fill their plates and cups. Knowing how many people will be at the party and planning accordingly is beneficial.

Of course, you'll also want to make sure you have plenty of candy - it's Halloween, after all. If you are planning a Halloween birthday party, you'll also want to have a cake or cupcakes. Although, these are good items to have at the best Halloween party as well.

The Best Parties Take Planning

To ensure you are throwing a Halloween party that people will remember, you need to put a plan in place. Once you know exactly how many people you want to invite and what type of food you want to serve, you can then get the rest of your party supplies from American Carnival Mart. Shop for your Halloween accessories today!