Dancing, drinking, talking with your friends late into the night, having loads of fun – who doesn’t like going to parties? Especially themed ones! Attending parties and throwing ones are two completely different things. It seems so simple, and sometimes it is if you have a lot of experience, but what should you do if it’s your first time? Here are a few tips you should pay attention to when throwing a Halloween party to make sure everyone enjoys every aspect of it.
Have fun designing your invitations
Invitations are an important part of every event. They should be alluring, theme-appropriate, but also simple and clear. You can always design your own invitations and let your imagination go wild for some more fun. First of all, you don’t have to stick with those basic, square invitations; now is the time to be a bit more original. Anything you think of will work: ghosts, coffins, witches’ hats, pumpkins, etc. Pick a darker color for some spookiness and you’re done! Don’t forget to add all the necessary information, like the time and place, if costumes should be theme-specific, if guests should bring drinks, or if you have any other requests.
Set a theme for the party
You don’t have to set a specific theme for the party, but you have to pay attention to some details if you do. First of all, decorations should fit perfectly, so check if you can get everything you want in that style. If not, you can opt for some DIY and still pull it off if you have enough time! Second, design your invitations in a similar manner. Also, think about the number of guests you’d like to invite, as their costume choices will be fairly limited if it’s a themed party.
Show off with food and drinks
Even though you want your guests to satisfy their sense of vision with all the appealing decoration, you want to make sure they satisfy their sense of taste as well. You should stock every room with candy bowls and drinks. Show everyone how good you are at decorating your Halloween sweets by making some bat doughnuts, candy kebabs, or marshmallow heads. An important part of the event is securing the best cocktails you can find. For example, you can find a professional mixologist in NYC who will cater to your guests’ drinking needs. You can always look for some local ones or learn some basics yourself!
Set the right atmosphere
Halloween parties are all about feeling the eariness of the place and getting chills down your spine. To have a successful party, you should pay a lot of attention to setting the perfect atmosphere. You can do this by playing some spooky music, and try placing smoke machines for an additional effect! Forget the lights you use every day and go with some original candles. Place them all around the place so that it wouldn’t be pitch dark, but so that they still contribute to the spooky feel. Hide some realistic spider or snake toys and make everyone fright.
Make sure your guests are enjoying the party
Everyone loves competing and showing off their talents and abilities, so try organizing a few smaller events during the night. Ever popular ones include giving an award for the best costume, or more awards for more categories, and a pumpkin carving contest. Consider doing a group costume show! You can also play Name the monster or Murder mystery if you think your guests will like that.
Parties are all about drinking, eating, socializing, and having fun. You don’t have to strain too much about other things. And the best thing you as a host can do is to engage in conversations with your guests and make sure you have some fun, too!