Halloween is always a great time to throw a party. It’s when you get to channel your inner child, dress up, and enjoy time with your families and friends. And of course, one of the best parts about throwing a Halloween party is that you adjust the theme to be either appropriate for adults or children, depending entirely on your guest list. Here’s how you can create a spooktacular Halloween party your guests won’t soon forget.
Pick Your Theme
You may think of the holiday itself as providing the theme. But even within that, it’s important to understand the exact look you are going for.
For example, if you going for more of a gruesome theme, you can integrate lots of skeletons into your design, such as this gruesome food table. Or you might want to cross themes between Halloween and Fall, in which case you can use pumpkins in creative ways to decorate for your party. Or you could go for:
An Elegant Party
If you want to do something different than anyone around you, why not throw a sophisticated Halloween party? Do it right, and you can have fun while remaining elegant. Creatively using candles is a great way to create ambiance, while also giving you that little spooky feeling anyone craves for a Halloween party. These candles in bottles are a great example of that exact feeling. You can also use black table linens and napkins, while having orange pumpkins or mums on your tables in order to make sure no one forgets it’s Halloween.
Another way of creating a sense of elegance for your Halloween party without losing the fun and whimsical feeling is to creatively display your bar. Tea lights adorned with black lace, or glowing glass pumpkins, are all going to add a great look to your elegant Halloween party, providing the ambiance for you and your friends to have plenty of fun.
A Playful Party
Speaking of fun: sometimes, you have to go all out. Especially if you want to throw a party for adults only, how about one that focuses on the menu and drinks? This invitation is a great way to invite your guests to an evening full of fun and magic. Make sure that you feature fun and creative drinks and food. From a blood red drink to a yummy caramel apple bar, you can channel your inner child and have a spooktacular evening.
To create the appropriate atmosphere, play a soundtrack of spooky noises, and be sure to have great lighting. From burning candles to special green lights, every bit of lighting can add to (or take away from) your theme. And of course, playing games like scary movie trivia is a great way to add to the fun of your guests.
A Masquerade Party
It might be a classic Halloween party theme for adults, but that’s because it keeps working. To make a masquerade party a success, be sure to create an elegant feel. Royal purples, gold, black, and orange are all fantastic colors to use. You’ll want your party feel opulent, and be sure to have masks ready for your guests. Of course, you need to make sure that your invitation specifically informs your guests that they’re coming to a masquerade party, so that they know what to expect and how to dress. Lighting plays a key role in any party, but the creative use of lighting in your centerpieces, candles and even candelabras are a great idea.
Halloween is a great time to be clever, and because costumes become the norm you can truly get creative in your party planning. The above are only a few themes to consider, so don’t be shy and create a party that you and your guests will never forget.