5 Top Tips for Throwing the Perfect Halloween Party
Throwing a Halloween party can seem like a great idea at first, but then you start thinking about all the things you’ll need. There are decorations, food, costumes, and much more to sort out. Just how do you do it when you have to work and look after kids? How do you do it when you’re on a tight budget?
Well, the good news is you can do it all. Throwing the perfect Halloween party doesn’t need to be difficult. In fact, here are five simple tips to get organized and have fun.
Get Your Halloween Party Budget Sorted
This is the most important part of planning the perfect Halloween party. Start by sitting down with your calculator to work out the budget for the party. Don’t be tempted to overspend!
This budget needs to work out across the whole party. It will come into play at later stages of this blog post.
Choose Your Halloween Theme
This is the first step to take. Will you just throw a party or are you going to set a theme?
Some people love to set up a haunted house style party, where each room will have something jump out. Others want to have a ghost graveyard in the back or will just want to set a basic theme to make decorating easier.
Let others know about your planned theme for the party. This helps to make sure they will turn up to the party in the right costume for the theme. Your theme doesn’t have to be scary, by the way. Some people opt for fairytales and movie themes, while others just have a general costume party.
Sort Out Your Checklist
Start off with a checklist. Make sure you write down everything you’re going to need to buy and do before your Halloween party.
Think about a punch bowl, the Halloween decorations, fun food ideas, napkins and paper plates, music and more. You can split the list into sections and get as detailed as you want.
For example, make a list of decoration ideas. Have you got the cobwebs, the candles, the jack o’lanterns and everything else you’ll need? Do you have your costume accessories? And don’t forget about the scary and comedy Halloween movies.
This is where your budget comes in. Split your budget up across your checklist to make sure you can manage everything. If you can’t afford something, work out which bit is least important and can be cut out.
Get a Little Adventurous
It’s easy to fall into the trap of too many novelty Halloween treat ideas. You find all these different ideas online and then want to try them all.
Don’t get too bogged down with all your ideas. Sure, have some fun but don’t feel like it’s a chore instead of a party. Remember the snacks are going to be eaten anyway!
Look for a few fun and quick ideas. Consider monster mash bowls full of different types of sweets and think about a few store-bought ideas just to keep the stress to a minimum.
There are some quick Halloween treat ideas, and they don’t even have to be that bad for the waistline!
Get Everything Done in Advance
Some of the checklist you can do days in advance, while others can only be done the night before. Just make sure you get as much out of the way as soon as possible. It will mean less stress when it comes to the day of the party.
Try to get the decorations done the night before. You could even ask for some friends to come over and help. Doing it the day before will help to party-proof your place. You’ll be able to get rid of the valuable and breakable items and put them out of the way.
On the night of the party, have one room that will remain locked at all times. This is where all the valuables and breakable items are, just in case.
Now it’s time to enjoy the perfect Halloween party that you’re throwing. See, it doesn’t have to be a stress-fest. Get prepared and you’ll be thankful when it comes to the night of the best party of the year.