08 Jul Planning Halloween Parties to Die For
Halloween and all the parties associated with it is probably one the most anticipated holidays of the year. People come out of their homes in the most outrageous and exceptionally scary Halloween costumes either to attend parties or to trick-or-treat with their neighbors. If you want to make your own Halloween celebration a blast this year, one way you can actually do so is by hosting a party yourself.
Organizing a party will require a lot of planning, but more so if it’s a Halloween party. This is probably the only type of party where being over-the-top is encouraged; if your intention is to scare people, you really have to go all out in your Halloween party decorations. Unless there are gross eyeballs floating in your punch bowl or bloodcurdling moans and screams playing the background, you won’t have much of a Halloween party to encourage people to stay. The success of your party is highly dependent on the type of Halloween decorations you put up and the level of participation of your guests.
It would be ideal for all your guests to come in full Halloween regalia, and one way of helping them prepare for it is by sending out your midnight dreary Halloween skull invitations several weeks in advance. They will need time to think about their costumes in order to come up with the best. If you set up a Best in Costume contest and the winning prize is something that most people like, you will surely encourage more people to take this costume search more seriously. Wouldn’t it be a joy to see one of your guests dressed up in a gothic manor ghost bride costume?
With the invitations out and the prize of your competition sorted, all that’s left to get are your Halloween party supplies. Thankfully, other people are just as enthusiastic as you are when it comes to Halloween celebrations, so even from the start of September, most shop owners will already be anticipating this increased interest in horror-themed supplies by bringing them out of storage and onto their front shelves.
Visiting these shops early is one way of making sure that there are still a lot of supplies to choose from. Being in such shops can be quite overwhelming, as you will find yourself staring at thousands of possibilities, so make sure you stick to your list that should be based on your original Halloween party ideas. By keeping your eyes on your vision of a great party, all will happen as you imagine it. Check out these simple but amazing tips:
- Place bloody foot window gel cling and bloody hands 3D window gel on your windows or glass doors to spook the wits out of your guests even before they enter your house. Continue all the way inside with a bloody footprints floor runner.
- Place Halloween sidewalk signs that read, “Beware”, “Go back”, “Danger”, “Enter at your risk”, “Condemned”, and “Keep out” on the sidewalk leading up to your house.
- Make sure to decorate your front yard with the sound activated Halloween tombstone – Blaine raising from the grave and other spooky yard signs and decorations.
- Decorate the inside of your house with various decorations – bats, black cats, skulls, etc. – but use the animated Axel the ripper with sonic sound, movement, and lights as the pièce de résistance.
To have a great Halloween this year, you may want to host your own Halloween party at home. Make sure to get the ball rolling early by sending out early invitations and buying your scary supplies as soon as the shops bring them out.